posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 02:58 AM
It is an example of how the PC crowd want to take offense at everything, take something way out of context and / or the time it was written.
Tom Sawyer was written in a time when certain words were used by society. Trying to ban the books is the same as trying to re-write history to clean
Hollywood does a great deal of this. The last Robin Hood movie I watched had an almost 30 year old Maid Marion and that was just silly. In the era
the story is set in, a 'Maiden' was around 12 to 16 years old. At 30, she would have been a Spinster. But to put the truth into the movie would give
the PC crowd a collective heart attack. This would be a good thing BTW.
Not accepting the past and looking for offense is all too common. Yes, in the 50s and 60s we had larger families and yes, children did sometimes
sleep together, 3 or 4 to a double bed all head to toe. It was just a very common and sensible practice. As children we never thought the thoughts
that today's idiots seem to think.
There are just some people out there that deliberately look for something that they can declare smutty while standing up as upstanding (insert
Even today, at my house, I have had mixed sleepovers with teens all sleeping on the same surface. What difference does it make if it is a bed or a
floor. They do not see it as a sexual situation so why should I and of course, what bloody business is it of yours.
The people that complain loudly are often those with intense mental sexual dysfunction that have no room for the fact that children are not about to
engage in wild orgies.
As a counselor I have dealt with some real whacky individuals. "My neighbor lets a boy dog sleep on her daughters bed. I think I should report her.
You never know what the dog and child may get up to!"
It is thinking like this that is at the core of some of societies general dysfunction and some of our societies are dysfunctional.
It is all a down hill slide from here.