Check Your Privilege, Charlie Brown

Not content with ruining holiday dinners, American leftists are now ruining holiday specials. In this case, they are targeting the racist bastards from… A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving?

After a little help from Linus, who convinces Charlie they can have two Thanksgivings, as well as Woodstock and Snoopy who do the cooking, a friends’ Thanksgiving is on.

The meal – buttered toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn, jelly beans, and an ice cream sundae – is served at a table in the backyard, and while all’s well that ends well with everyone ending up invited to Charlie and Sally’s grandmother’s meal, it’s the seating arrangements at this unusual dinner that has some fans on social media heated. Franklin, the one and only black friend in the group, is seated by himself on one side of the table while the other is crowded with the rest of the friends. On top of that, he’s sitting in a lawn chair as opposed to everyone else’s proper furniture.

American leftists, by design, are joyless assholes. Had they bothered to spend thirty seconds on teh innerwebz before spouting off on Twitter, they would have found this interview of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

I finally put Franklin in, and there was one strip where Charlie Brown and Franklin had been playing on the beach, and Franklin said, “Well, it’s been nice being with you, come on over to my house some time.” Again, they didn’t like that. Another editor protested once when Franklin was sitting in the same row of school desks with Peppermint Patty, and said, “We have enough trouble here in the South without you showing the kids together in school.” But I never paid any attention to those things, and I remember telling Larry at the time about Franklin — he wanted me to change it, and we talked about it for a long while on the phone, and I finally sighed and said, “Well, Larry, let’s put it this way: Either you print it just the way I draw it or I quit. How’s that?” So that’s the way that ended.

Charles M. Schulz risked his career for Franklin; a character who made his appearance in 1968; not exactly a stellar time for race relations. But yes, leftists, please tell me how Charles Schulz was a racist, and how his comic strip characters are the personification of white supremacy.

Dennis Prager is correct: whatever the left touches, it ruins.