Sunday, April 3, 2016

Commercial revisionism

Reader’s Digest, a number of years ago, produced a book of fairy tales and fables. Inhaling excessive amounts of secular air, the publisher indulged in the questionable business of revisionism. Every reference to a church or religious place was censored and replaced by a castle or other large building.

A report in The Washington Post tells of recent revisionist activity. The website of the intelligence-challenged National Rifle Association offers gun-slinging versions of Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood.  Happy to relate, the weapons produce happy endings.  Have the perpetrators of this literary mischief inhaled excessive amounts of gun smoke?

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