Is it ever okay to transgress the boundaries of political correctness?
After years of ethical humming and ha wing, the World Fantasy Awards have finally decided to remove the likeness of HP Lovecraft from their leading trophy. Although an impressively international sounding title, the World Fantasy Award is reserved for fantasy fiction published in England, self-appointed mother- land of books. No official reason was specified for the statuette transformation but the likely cause was Love craft’ s( right) vicious and undisputable racism. He also has an eerily asymmetrical face that lends itself to the suggestion of fantasy creatures.
Pioneering horror fiction in the 1920 sallowed Love craft’ s crippling fear of the world translate into straight-up Anglo-Saxon xenophobia. The tales do not stand up in the modern world.
Counter Currents Publishing group disagree entirely. They fore saw the reluctance to use Love craft’ s image and have reinstated it for their own award– which acknowledges writers who transgress the boundaries of political correctness.
Counter Currents describe their endeavor as an “honour to carry forward the greatness of European man ”. The world should be thankful for such institutions, bravely upholding the values of white supremacy in the face of equality.
Backlash in political correct- ness is the hot new trend for this season. Last month, Yale professor Nicholas Christ ak is refused to issue guidelines on how to dress at Halloween and was hounded and harassed by angry students for saying so .“Talk to each other. Free speech and the ability to tolerate offence are the hallmark sofa free and open society ,” Christakis said tothe students.
“You should not sleep at night. You are disgusting,” they answered, adding that they “couldn’t bear” tocontinue living in some of the world’ s finest student residences, because their classmates weren’t forbidden from wearing potentially racist costumes.
It is good to know that there are still some left fighting the good fight.