RSS

Tintin And The Massive Tit

25 Sep

Occasionally an article in a newspaper makes me so mad I just … just want to … dammit.

And here it is. And here tooAnd here in English. (Warning – it’s from The Local.)

This enormous cockwallop is the “artistic leader” at Stockholm’s culture centre (big building, middle of town, can’t miss it). And he has decided, in his beardy wisom, to remove all books that have “racist or homophobic” bits. Starting with Tintin.

Image

Well, regardless of your view of Tintin and colonial literature, here’s some news for the sideways-cap wearing wonder. Which, as a “culture leader”, he damn well ought to know. You can’t ban books. I repeat. YOU CAN’T FUCKING BAN BOOKS. This is the one golden rule that we may never forget. You ban books, you’re a fucking dictator, or a fanatic.

However, this dopey-eyed git thinks he can, because it’s all in a “good cause”. He’s doing “the right thing”. Yeah right, like nobody has ever thought that before. And now he’s got his staff running around like his little minions and scouring the shelves for books that don’t fit his fucking defintion of “okay”.

ImageSure there are racist bits in old books. But surely they have to be written with racist intent in mind to be really racist? And perhaps instead of banning them, we could use these books to start a discussion? Explain to kids: “here’s how things were back then but now we see it like this. What do YOU think?”

But God forbid that people would be asked to decide for themselves. Instead this little hispster emperor will fix it so that no children or parents without money can make up their minds for themselves. Nice one, your majesty.

I have a serious plan to get a bunch of people together, buy all these “forbidden books” and sneak them back onto the shelves, one by one. Because we DON’T FUCKING BAN BOOKS to protect the poor innocent woman and children from their evil ideas. We just fucking don’t. Not now, and not ever.

And, let me add, none of this has anything at all to do with this cock getting exposure for his “music career”. He is a “rap artist” apparently. And I bet he’s just excellent. Really, I do.

/ paddy

 
3 Comments

Posted by on September 25, 2012 in Culture, Ranting

 

Tags: , , , ,

3 responses to “Tintin And The Massive Tit

  1. paddyK

    September 25, 2012 at 10:25 am

    And pretty much right away the idiot in question is prodded towards a microphone and told to recant. So the books are safe. For now.

    http://www.svd.se/kultur/kulturhuset-backar-om-tintin_7527476.svd

     
  2. Dann

    October 1, 2012 at 3:11 am

    How timely. I flipped the page on my Tintin desk calendar today to find a picture of him wearing a red bandana. I was trying to find the source of the original image, and came across your article. Banning literature seems like an odd step for a rapping librarian, but I think your idea of sneaking books into the library is a good one. I might even start right away. I’m sure unpopular writers do it all the time.

     
    • paddyK

      October 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      I totally love your idea. Sneak one’s book into a library to get readers. I’m on it!

       

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 82 other followers

%d bloggers like this: