Oh, And By The Way: Fuck You

If anything can bring on a RCOB Moment, bullshit like this would be in the Top 3:

NPR Advises Readers to ’Decolonize” Their Bookshelves by Removing White Authors

If I did that, all I’d be left with are books by Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams.  Just so we’re clear on what’s being discussed here:

Since that pic was taken, quite a few have since been passed out to the Ungrateful Wretched Children (e.g. the Great Books collection on the right, snatched up by the Son&Heir, and on the top right, the Classic Novels, appropriated by Daughter).

If those motherfucking Commies at NPR think I’m going to “decolonize” my book collection to rid myself of “the colonialist ideas of narrative, storytelling, and literature”, I have news for them.  What they call “colonialist”, I call “classical” — they can’t just change the language to fit their little politically-correct narrative.

Well actually, they can — I just don’t have to go along with it.  And I won’t.

Here’s a thought.  If we’re going to get all purge-y and such, let’s not fuck around with bookcases.  Let’s get serious:


  1. Funny how the same mindset that (justifiably so) criticized the Nazis for burning books now says that the same sort of actions are praiseworthy.

  2. My first reaction was…. OK, great…. the next library book sale will be drowning in lightly used books. Then I realized these will all be books from the library’s of NPR listeners and probably not of interest to me to be added to my collection of $1 apiece books. Besides, I already have a complete collection of hardback books by Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, Clive Cussler, and David Baldacci. and that doesn’t include the 6 shelves worth various Automotive Books and an additional 4 shelves of my fathers collection of Naval warfare and Pirate books.

  3. Over the last few years, I slowly got rid of most of my personal library – I had over 4000 books at one point, and now I’m just under a thousand physical books.

    Of course, my e-book collection is growing fairly well – I’ve got about 600 of those now, and generally pick up a couple of new ones per week. (Not counting various free ones from places like Project Gutenberg).

    One thing the bookburning left will run into is that it’s trivially easy to work around censorship now, and more people are learning how to circumvent the latest batch of barbarians.

  4. Well, at least we can keep our copies of /Boris Godunov/ and /Mozart and Salieri./

  5. So, NPR thinks “the colonialist ideas of narrative, storytelling, and literature” need to be purged?

    I’m guessing they wouldn’t approve of my Kipling collection, then??

    You have it right – fuck that, and fuck them.

    1. The NPR would do well to read The Gods of the Copybook Headings but I fear it’s beyond their comprehension.

  6. My collection of Kipling, Haggard, & Wodehouse will be a “cold dead hands” moment. Too bad I don’t have a Martini-Henry or SMLE to properly defend such works. Does anyone have a Vickers they can loan me?

  7. So just to be clear, they’re talking about approved non-white authors. Having Sowell and Williams on your shelf is just as bad, as would books by Candace Owens and others who don’t toe the party line.

  8. Many years ago I created a meme from a pic of Walter, Donny, and The Dude at the bowling alley bar (from the Coens’ magnum opus “The Big Lebowski”), with the caption “Say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least they had the intellectual honesty to burn the books they didn’t like.” It’s surprising and disheartening how often I’ve gotten to use it since then.

    (for context: https://youtu.be/b_29yvYpf4w )

  9. The thing to remember is that as soon as you no longer have any white authors to read, they will tell you that reading non-white authors is cultural appropriation.

  10. I would only have “The Art of War” remaining on my shelf, strangely appropriate.

  11. Sorry, I can’t agree with hanging all the socialists. That is clearly too quick. What we need to do is find a way to keep them alive indefinitely while on fire.

    1. Getting useful work out of such people requires more effort on the part of the “supervisor” than just doing the job himself. Torturing them demeans the torturer. So it’s hanging or shooting.

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