Art and Culture 38: Throw Boston Globe off the Bus!

18 Apr

For the Uncensored!

It seems to be the next best thing to make fun of people while they are dead, because there forbearers can’t come back from the grave and sue them into the next life. But it makes sense why publications are against Shakespeare. Shakespeare is the father of all English language. William Shakespeare is the founder of modern speech that we know it, and while I do realize that the earth was in a Pangea before, and we all could walk across each other’s land, it broke off for a reason. If the earth had stayed where it was, there would be no mystery to life. Which is why the Boston Globe is the next publication that has joined in the hatred against William Shakespeare. I’m all for debating the merits and logic of Shakespeare’s work, but at the cost of throwing Shakespeare out of being taught in schools, or being called “racist” is a sign that society can’t deal with the past.             

When the opinion writer, Anne Bernays said in her Boston Globe opinion piece, which was updated on April 16th, 2021, “Styron should not have written this book, not because of a lack of talent but because he “couldn’t know” what it was like to be a Black man who was enslaved by another person.” (https://archive.vn/wS0Zx)

This is when the writer should have pulled back. William Styron knew what he was doing when he wrote the Confessions of Nat Turner, and the idiotic reminder of why Anne Bernays has no imagination to write a book from another person’s point of view.

            She does bring up something true: “Follow the specious reasoning employed by such culture warriors: Children’s stories can only be written by children. The only person allowed to write a cookbook is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. If you haven’t lived it, don’t go near it or we’ll come and get you. Throw Shakespeare from the train: What did he know about how a jealous Black husband feels?” (https://archive.vn/wS0Zx)

            This is what we call in the fiction world, imagination, depth, putting yourself in other people’s shoes.

            I mean, since millennials (not this writer here) can’t process the idea of a genius like Shakespeare because they need to complain about every little detail that they hate, and this boomer article writer, Anne Bernays, thinks it’s cool to pretend the animosity people feel toward a writer who writes from a black character is bad, just like Shakespeare’s Othello. It’s like your high school English teacher being there to remind you of how bad a job you’re doing. It’s why academia and journalism are the most mocked courses in all of human history. Btw, you don’t need a course in journalism to tell people what’s going on.            

 But to remain on topic, Shakespeare would have laughed at these comments, because if you destroy history you are putting yourself in the guillotine, and cut your own head off by choice. Millennials and there boomer counterparts who write articles like “Throw Shakespeare off the Train” is why I have little patience for there antics. But she does save herself at the end by saying, “One of the most harrowing of all war novels, “The Red Badge of Courage,” about a young Civil War deserter, was written by Stephen Crane, a man who had never taken part in any war. It is still deservedly in print after 136 years. He must have done something right.”

This article isn’t entirely about throwing Shakespeare off the train, but it does remind you that the Culture War of 2021 wants to take away every book that we love off the shelf. If people can’t find Shakespeare in a library or bookstore, it’s about censorship. Taking away books doesn’t mean people are safe. It only makes William Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, Salman Rushdie, and every banned book a hot topic and people want to know what it is. 

            The left are gaining no traction, and the world we know is being threatened by communists who don’t like to read books. I think it’s time to read more books, and unsubscribe from Disney +, Netflix, and insert your favorite streaming service model here. But Shudder gets a break. 

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parlerhttps://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly, and where he will post one article a day (the bulk of his work will appear on substack officially). Also he can be found on Our Freedom Book https://www.ourfreedombook.com/thereallouistbruno17 His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available sometime this year.

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