Yeah, this is 2007. You wouldn’t know it by the Commission for Racial Equality’s drive to outlaw a bloody Tintin book.
The fact is, Tintin is racist. So what? It is a very good illustration of the attitudes of the era in which these stories were written (Tintin in the Congo was published in 1930), which was during the Indian summer of colonialism (with apologies to the people of Tibet still under Chinese colonial occupation circa 2007).
I personally find books glorifying socialism hideous as history has proven again and again that socialism is repression and its end state is mass murder and horror. Maybe I should demand Borders stop selling those. Better yet, maybe books shops should not sell anything that offends anyone, which should limit them to selling phone books in all likelihood.
Actually, I find phone books quite objectionable, so no dice on that score.
Speaking of equality, I’ve got something in the works on that, which should increase my hatemail for this week. I’m chomping at the bit to post it, but must dash, so it will have to wait till tomorrow. If I’m lucky, someone will report me to the CRE…
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