Huckleberry Finn, a book about racism, uses the N-word more than 200 times. The use of the word has sparked various debates about whether the books should be amended to reflect the fact the N-word is considered offensive or whether the language should be preserved.
He said that while he once considered PC-language “quite humorous”, he soon realised it “was a deadly serious game”.
“That political correctness had in fact started to seep into our universities, our schools, our media – not all the media, thank God. But also generally in terms of corporations, virtue-signalling, and it just goes on and on. Whether the church or family, political correctness was no longer about being humorous or funny, it was in fact what I called ‘the cultural left’s long march through the institutions’,” Donnelly said.
The author said the book – A Politically Correct Dictionary and Guide, illustrated by The Australian cartoonist Johannes Leak, son of the controversial late cartoonist Bill Leak – is an attempt to “reassert the values of western culture, western civilisation, Judeo-Christianity”.
“As Peta said, if you criticise multiculturalism you’re xenophobic or racist; if you argue that marriage is between a man and a woman – generally, for the purpose of procreation – you’re heteronormative; if you argue against gender transitioning, you’re guilty of transgenderism… This has gone too far, we need to fight against it,” Donnelly said.
The book’s launch – held at Sydney’s City Tattersalls Club, and handled by celebrity publicist Max Markson – was attended by approximately 70 or so people.