Hold on to your hats, folks. The woke censors have set their sights on P.G. Wodehouse, the comedic genius of the last century. His publisher is now editing some of his books, including the beloved “Jeeves and Wooster” series, to remove content that might offend modern readers.
It’s a sad day when even the likes of Jeeves can’t save Bertie from the censors. I had hoped that the humor in Wodehouse’s writing would be enough to deter these miserable scolds, but alas, they have infiltrated the publishing industry and are determined to sanitize the past.
But fear not, dear readers. I have already secured the complete collection of Wodehouse’s works. They can’t rewrite what’s on my shelves. However, I worry that this is just the beginning. The woke censors have a tendency to go too far, as we’ve seen with their clumsy rewrites of Roald Dahl’s books. They always find new sources of offense to erase, and there’s no telling where they’ll stop.
Why Wodehouse’s Works Should Remain Untouched
Wodehouse’s books should be left as they are, not only because of their comedic value, but also because they provide an opportunity for an honest discussion about the history of racism. Wodehouse’s use of the n-word, for example, illustrates how the word’s meaning has evolved over time. In his books, the word was used casually and without malice, reflecting the norms of the time. This is an important point to consider when discussing the history of racism.
Wodehouse’s treatment of race is nuanced and much more complex than the woke censors give him credit for. His characters may use racial stereotypes and tropes, but there is little animus in them. In fact, Wodehouse’s works could be used as a starting point for a thoughtful discussion about the history of racism, if only the censors were willing to engage in such a discussion.
But alas, the woke scolds would rather denounce and erase the past than try to understand it. They claim to want to learn from the past, but their actions suggest otherwise. They are more interested in lecturing others than in engaging in a meaningful dialogue.
Let’s hope that we can hold on to the unedited works of Wodehouse and other great authors, and that future generations will be able to appreciate them in their original form.