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Re: Octavia E. Butler against Lovecraft (World Fantasy Award).

I apologize for showing my ignorance but I didn't know anyone read Lovecraft for his racist content. I thought that everyone was like me. When I reach an overtly racist passage in Lovecraft's writing I just look up at the ceiling and say to myself, "Oh Howard! There you go again. (I have to admit I'm not a good judge of these things. I remember once a friend of mine told me that k. d. lang had come out of the closet. I have to confess that I never knew that she had ever been IN the closet.)
Seriously, there a lot of people out there who are trying to censor what we read in an effort to change our thinking to patterns that respond better to their political agenda. History is an obvious target. I guess all of Mark Twain is out the window as well as American History before the internet. No slave holders, etc. That will make it easier to substitute their own version of history for the factual, true history of this country. I think that this trend would worry both Octavia Butler as well as H P Lovecraft.

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