The Left’s latest efforts to cancel anything that the social justice mob deems offensive has now moved from destroying monuments to banning books. It is a modern-day version of the Nazis’ book-burning campaign. This effort has been going on for years, but in light of the social unrest of today, the movement has reached a fever pitch. Currently on the chopping block are some of history’s most iconic pieces of literature, and the Left wants them all erased.

In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses the N-word over 200 times.

Burn it!

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee similarly uses the N-word, and the book depicts an African American man going to jail for false charges.

Burn it!

Herman Melville’s Moby Dick features an African character speaking in a stereotypical black dialect.

Burn it!

All these stories —and many other great works of literature— feature characters who fit racist stereotypes and are subjected to racially-motivated attacks. However, the characters in these stories are abused, called by hateful names, and generally oppressed to make a point—and it’s a point many in the mob of angsty former teachers’ pets seem to have missed.

What The Mob Is Missing

The point of these stories is to highlight the evils of racism and bigotry. These books are meant to teach a moral lesson about how racism is WRONG, and it’s the racist characters who end up being the bad guys.

Huckleberry Finn contains racist characters who use racist language, but the entire story follows the titular character helping a slave escape to freedom.

In To Kill a Mockingbird, an innocent black man is put on trial for a crime he didn’t commit, and the process teaches the book’s young characters about the injustices of a segregated society. Atticus Finch, father of the main character and the lawyer assigned to the man’s defense, has long been seen as a literary symbol against racism…but all that has changed.

Despite the books’ actual contents, the social justice mob hates that the language used makes them uncomfortable—which, by the way, was the authors’ entire point. Therefore, the mob is calling for all such books to be banned.

As I said, it’s very much like the Nazis’ campaign against literature in the 1930s and 40s.

An Anti-Literature Campaign

According to the United States Holocaust Museum, “On May 10, 1933, university students burned upwards of 25,000 ‘un-German’ books in Berlin’s Opera Square. Some 40,000 people gathered to hear Joseph Goebbels deliver a fiery address: ‘No to decadence and moral corruption!’

As part of an effort to align German arts and culture with Nazi ideas (Gleichschaltung), university students in college towns across Germany burned thousands of books they considered to be ‘un-German,’ heralding an era of state censorship and cultural control. Students threw books pillaged mostly from public and university libraries onto bonfires with great ceremony, band-playing, and so-called ‘fire oaths.’ The students sought to purify German literature of “foreign,” especially Jewish, and other immoral influences.”

In 2018, The Washington Post reported that “A Minnesota school district is dropping two classic novels, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from its required reading list because of the books’ liberal use of a racial slur.

Officials at Duluth Public Schools say the move, which follows similar ones taken by other school districts in Virginia, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania in recent years, was a response to complaints they had received in the past…

Free-speech organizations also have strongly criticized decisions to ban the books from classrooms and libraries. In a statement Wednesday, the National Coalition Against Censorship urged Duluth Public Schools to reconsider.

‘While it is understandable that a novel that repeatedly uses a highly offensive racial slur would generate discomfort among some parents and students, the problems of living in a society where racial tensions persist will not be resolved by banishing literary classics from the classroom,” the group said. “On the contrary, the classroom is where the history, use, and destructiveness of this language should be examined and discussed.’”

Dr. Seuss’ Racism?

Even Dr. Seuss isn’t immune from the social purification mob. For generations, Dr. Seuss’ books have taught kids to read and instilled the love of reading in them, opening their eyes to the wide world around them and increasing their likelihood for career success later in life.

Surely, no one could possibly have an issue with celebrating the works of Dr. Seuss, right?

Wrong…because everything is stupid in America now.

Anything Americans enjoy must be destroyed by the Left.

The Left is a large coalition of teachers’ pets that tells on the students who are being naughty…only nowadays, they define what is naughty.

Dr. Seuss is guilty of not being diverse enough.

Not diverse enough?

One could argue Seuss was one of the most diverse writers ever to put pen to paper.

Think about it.

Dr. Seuss was very diverse. His characters included green people (the Grinch), red people (Thing 1 and Thing 2), yellow people (Sam I Am), brown people (Mr. Brown), and a black-and-white cat (The Cat in the Hat).

That’s not diverse enough for the teachers’ pets.

In a study published in 2019 in “Research on Diversity in Youth Literature” — seriously, this is an actual academic journal— researchers Katie Ishizula and Ramon Stephens found that only 2% of human characters in Seuss’ books were people of color. And all of these characters, they say, were depicted through racist caricatures.

Burn the books!

The teacher’s pet mob has deemed these books as not up to their standards of purity. Anyone who doesn’t burn these books must be sent to detention, aka “canceled.”

And to think this all started with the murder of George Floyd. The mob is using his death to eradicate American culture and Western Civilization from the face of the earth. I am sure they will burn this article after they read it.

Go ahead, but we here at FreedomWire will never bend the knee to the mob!

And given that most of us are fans of classic literature, we’re not going to stop reading books either.