Not a rant, kiddies, an observation and opinion.
With all the genuine ills of the world it would be swell if a bit of sanity1 plagued us briefly.
This morning in my news feed an NYT twit, C M Blow, reportedly declared Pepe Le Pew a rapist, to be banned from cartoons post haste. Blow, this sniveling ******2 has gone too far. So far that his arguments are ludicrous. Like many, many others.
This Amelia Bedelia ding-dong, not Pepe, but this NYT writer, is in my opinion a cartoon piece himself. Why did he not also declare Bugs an unfair characterization of rabbits, and toss-in Daffy at the same time? Perhaps E Fudd too, as an unfair and demeaning portrayal of ****3 persons at the same time the violence of hunting is suggested. Children exposed to these stereotypes will doubtless be scarred for life, unable to function correctly in society for their trauma and the evil ideas placed in their heads, right? (That for those who will not see, is sarcasm.)
Soon, very soon, one will not be able to sit to an electronic piece of *****4 paper to noodle thoughts and ideas. Every other word will be stigmatized and forbidden, criminalized. If the likes of Blow and other twits have their way. Seuss? Well, perhaps. He did after all, write of *****5 eggs and such, and villainize Grinches. ******6 help us! Even children understand hyperbole. Blow, does not. There is a difference between hyperbole and ludicrousness. It’s in context.
Yes. I’m all for a bit of sanity. We’ve had enough *******7 moaning about the evils of the world. Evils that are not in fact evils. Real evils are not in words (or images) with multiple meanings but in the minds of twits who cannot understand that the evil of any word8 is what lurks in the mind of their readers or listeners, and the worst offenders, the ones most apt to think an improper word-value, are these sniveling twits themselves.
Words, cartoons, phrases, images: let me decide. Let me teach my children to analyze, understand, and judge for themselves. Gonna tell you most children I know understand more than a certain NYT writer.
1 Far be it from me to suggest insanity evil or undesirable.
8 or concept or image or facial expression or ethnicity or gender or…