Ed Driscoll

Ray Bradbury Was Wrong

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Just as political correctness has transformed the west more into the scientific nanny state of Huxley’s A Brave New World than the martial brute force of George Orwell’s 1984, so to political correctness resembles not the flamethrower destroying books containing doubleplusungood crimethink* in Fahrenheit 451, but the soft touch of the airbrush, gently updating the past to conform to the present.

Or as Dennis Prager once wrote, “As a famous Soviet dissident joke put it: ‘In the Soviet Union, the future is known; it’s the past which is always changing.’”

And of course, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 0f 2009 will help in its own way to nicely speed things along.

Related: “NYT columnist: If censoring ‘Huckleberry Finn’ gets more people to read it, why not do it?”

Walter Duranty would approve that message.

Related: Now is the time when Kate of Small Dead Animals juxtaposes.

* Sorry to mix dystopian metaphors.