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Chilling.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

That this is even being contemplated is beyond reason:

Bringing the War Back Home. “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland”: Getting the military to start preparing for the violent repression of its own citizenry. US Army “deep thinker” creates an “enemy” out of the Tea Parties & “extremist militias.” “Red Teaming” from an Ignorance-Inspired Faulty Premise.

This is not nutball tinfoil-hat speculation.  This is an article written by a retired colonel on staff at Ft. Leavenworth and a University of Kansas professor with her Ph.D. from Princeton.  The original article appears in the peer-reviewed and influential Small Wars Journal.

Read it.  All of it.

There are approximately 1.5 million active members of the military and about the same number of reserves.  It is estimated that less than 10% of those numbers are actual combat troops, with the remaining attributed to all support functions (cooks, administrative personnel, etc.).   Most of the combat-capable soldiers are currently deployed overseas around the world.  The authors have likely overestimated the numbers of soldiers who would willingly violate their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution in order to fire on their fellow citizens.

How many would have to be brought home to do the dirty work (while denuding our forces overseas in areas like Afghanistan)? How many would take up arms against their neighbors?

The number of privately-owned firearms in the U.S. is estimated at more than 270,000,000. Where do the authors think this is going to go and how do they think this would turn out?

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Nigger Jim and Injun Joe get the boot.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

Proving that no American institution is safe from the grubby paws of the politically correct Bowdlerization crowd, a new edition of Twain’s classic novel Huckleberry Finn will be published with all references to “Nigger” Jim replaced with the word “slave.”

It doesn’t stop there.

The new book will also remove usage of the word Injun. The effort is spearheaded by Twain expert Alan Gribben, who says his PC-ified version is not an attempt to neuter the classic but rather to update it.

“Race matters in these books,” Gribben told PW. “It’s a matter of how you express that in the 21st century.”

The enormity of this stupidity is beyond my capacity to absorb.  Did this so-called expert pass Freshman English in college?  If so, how did he do it without reaching an understanding of the concept of irony?   As Pulitzer-prize-winning writer and commentator Russell Wayne Baker has noted:

The people whom Huck and Jim encounter on the Mississippi are drunkards, murderers, bullies, swindlers, lynchers, thieves, liars, mows, frauds, child abusers, numbskulls, hypocrites, windbags and traders in human flesh. All are white. The one man of honor in this phantasmagoria is ‘Nigger Jim,’ as Twain called him to emphasize the irony of a society in which the only true gentleman was held beneath contempt. (emphasis added)

That’s right, Mr. Gribben, irony.  As Steve Martin so marvelously stated in the film “Roxanne”: “Oh, ho, ho, irony! Oh, no, no, we don’t get that here. See, uh, people ski topless here while smoking dope, so irony’s not really a, a high priority. We haven’t had any irony here since about, uh, ’83, when I was the only practitioner of it. And I stopped because I was tired of being stared at.”

In related news, other classics are set to be updated by NewSouth Books:

In “Moby Dick,” Captain Ahab is set to chase the pigmentally-challenged cetacean, and in a new edition of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” Shylock the Jewish moneylender will be recast as Bob the Semitic-Appearing Investment Banker.

When Mr. Gribben was asked whether he would be reworking the lyrics to rapper Method Man’s “Motherfuckin’ Nigger,”  he replied: “Fuck no, dat shit is dope.”

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Oh Hell Yes.

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

“This Is Not The Land Of Guarantees, But It’s The Land Of Opportunity.”

I am so going to see this.  You will too; I said so.

(h/t Ace)

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