Monday, June 25, 2018

Vox Popoli: Rejecting history, transforming America - (Another sign of impending national suicide?)

Lest you are under the illusion there will be anything substantive left of America once the replacement population is sufficiently in control, consider this rejection of an important American children's writer by a literary award:

Laura Ingalls Wilder's name is set to be removed from a major children's book award after concerns were raised about the "Little House on the Prairie" author's depiction of certain races in the early-to-mid 20th century.

The Association of Library Service to Children's (ALSC) board voted unanimously on Saturday to rename the "Laura Ingalls Wilder Award" as the "Children’s Literature Legacy Award."

The association, which took the vote at its board meeting in New Orleans, said the vote "was greeted by a standing ovation by the audience in attendance."

Wilder is best known for her "Little House on the Prairie" novels, which the ALSC has stated "includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC's core values" based on Wilder's portrayal of black people and Native Americans.

This sort of gesture is an intentional public insult to American history and heritage. As a Native American, I am not offended by Wilder's portrayal of the Indian tribes that lived where she and her family settled, but I am greatly offended by this gratuitous insult to a woman whose literary contribution to American history will likely survive the country itself.