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Dec 18 2020

Why Helen Keller May Get Canceled

Only those at the top of the victimhood totem pole are safe from cancelation. Disability is sacred to liberals, but less so than black skin, so even Helen Keller could be canceled. In a story honoring the International Day of Persons With Disabilities, Time intones,

[T]o some Black disability rights activists, like Anita Cameron, Helen Keller is not radical [i.e., a heroine] at all, “just another, despite disabilities, privileged white person,” and yet another example of history telling the story of privileged white Americans. Critics of Helen Keller cite her writings that reflected the popularity of now-dated eugenics theories and her friendship with one of the movement’s supporters Alexander Graham Bell.

Helen Keller (1) was white, (2) lived at a time when politically incorrect thoughts were prevalent, and (3) consorted with the inventor of the telephone. Case closed. Such sins overcome even being a member of the Socialist Party and helping to found the ACLU.

Gasps Catherine Mortensen of Americans for Limited Government,

We’re talking about Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing and as an infant and in childhood was written off by her parents as incapable of learning. Through grit and perseverance, the same Hellen Keller learned to read and write and eventually graduated from Radcliffe College (now Harvard University). Keller is an icon for all Americans because she is a testament to the fact that every human being has value and should be judged based on what they can do, not on what they cannot do.

All the more reason to cancel her. You are not supposed to overcome adversity through individual courage and effort. You are supposed to wallow in it by belligerently whining about how helpless you are and allowing leftists to exploit you to seize more power.

On tips from R F and Brian Brandt.


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