Core Curriculum's 'The Bluest Eye': Pornographic Hatred

Ever since the U.S. Department of Education adopted Common Core curriculum for use nationwide in both public and private schools it has sparked controversy.  The Common Core website lists “exemplar texts” which they recommend for reading, and one, “The Bluest Eye,” by Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison has some parents taking action.  Morrison’s book painstakingly details pornographic accounts of incest, rape and pedophilia which she perversely presents as “friendly”, “innocent” and “tender” in order draw the unwary reader into becoming a co-conspirator with the sexual abuser.    With full malice aforethought, Morrison deliberately does not portray the pedophile’s actions as evil in order to draw the reader into sympathizing with and seeing himself or herself as an evil-doer.

Politichicks writer Macey France describes “The Bluest Eye” as the story of Pecola Breedlove,

“….a young black girl, who prays every day for beauty: for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to fit in. As her life begins to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife, such as being raped by her father and beaten by her mother, she finally appeals to Soaphead Church, a pedophile, to help her attain blue eyes. After being impregnated by her father, she loses her baby and ultimately loses her mind.” (Common Core Approved Pornography, Macey France, Aug. 20, 2013,

Morrison’s main objective is far more than just shocking unwary minds with pornographic images.  No, what she desires above all is to inject into unsuspecting minds the pornographic poisons that have blackened her own heart and stunted and befouled her own conscience.  Being vindictive, she wants them to accept guilt that is not their own guilt.  Morrison wants them to suffer, to see themselves as she in her twisted mind needs to see them….as evil-doers.   If they accept the guilt then Morrison can feel justified in crucifying them.

That self-centeredness, envy, covetousness, hate, and love of misery twists Morrison’s heart is revealed through her character Pecola.  Pecola is a female version of Cain.  Where the ungrateful Cain compared himself to Abel and found ‘self’ unfairly lacking, Pecola compares herself to the possessors of blond hair and blue eyes and finds she unfairly lacks their ‘beauty.’   Being enormously self-centered and covetous Cain cannot bear that Abel is who he is and Cain is not while the covetous Pecola cannot bear that some people are blond-haired and blue-eyed and she is not.  Like Cain, Pecola has her rights, and how unfair it is for ‘others’ to possess what Pecola has been denied!

The ungrateful Cain blamed God for his self-induced misery and murdered Abel, the object of his burning gaze.  Hiding behind Pecola’s ‘prayer’ is blame and resentment.   Like Cain she blames God and desires nothing less than the spiritual murder of the blond-haired, blue-eyed objects of her own seething resentment.

Whether male or female, the loveless, narcissistic Cain’s of this world love misery and demand that others share their misery.   Their pride requires that since they are miserable then everyone else must be miserable. And because Cain’s are so skillful at shifting their own guilt onto the objects of their hatred, the Abel’s of this world often feel so guilty they come to believe that their joys and blessings should be constrained, denigrated and even hidden from the burning gaze of the envious Cain’s.  Some ‘guilty’ Abel’s go so far as to believe they ought to share the miseries of the envious lest they be accused of racism, homophobia, hate, narrow-minded intolerance, selfishness, and bigotry.

Underlying the demands of the Cain’s, and this includes Toni Morrison, is hatred of the good.   The ultimate demand of the loveless and self-imprisoned is that they should be allowed to blackmail God and Abel until they consent to be happy on their own terms.  This means that as the loveless are subjectivists they hold that any direction, but particularly their own direction is just fine.  They have their own ever-changing versions of truth, their own ever-unfolding menu of privileges which they call 'rights,' their own ever-changing version of the Golden Rule and of what constitutes good, such as their choice to deny life to the resented, inconvenient, the unwanted and other useless eaters, to celebrate 'self', to practice pansexual 'love,' and to live parasitic lives at the expense of the Abel’s that are allowed to live, but only as slaves.  

As they are morally-perfect in their own eyes and under no authority but their own, they travel their own sovereign roads and expect the God of Revelation and everyone else to accept and tolerate them — to put up and shut up since like Pecola they resent the living God and blame Him for creating Abel, for not accepting them just as they are, for not jumping through hoops for them, and for not seeing things their way.   As for Abel, he must accept the guilt transferred onto him by Cain. He must submit to Cain and accept that it is right for him to be crucified because he is the cause of Cain’s misery.   If not for Abel, Cain and his female counterpart Pecola, would not suffer the gnawing teeth of envy, covetousness and hate.

As they are haters of good people, if the Cain's and Morrisons have their way, all Abel's will finally become as bent, twisted, unnatural, unholy and perverse as they are and then they will rejoice, as will the devil who animates them.

In his "Journey to the Celestial City," Wayne Martindale describes loveless Cain’s as haters of good people. Self-centeredness, hate, and envy twist their hearts, thus they prefer evil thoughts, evil words, evil companions and evil acts, though it makes them wretched and miserable. Thus when they encounter good people they,

"...condemn them, perverting their reason by rationalizing evil and finding ways to blame the good or God or religion for their problems and the problems of the world. They already hate goodness because it implicitly condemns the evil they have chosen. They wouldn't like heaven if they could have it. They are, in a sense, already in hell, preferring darkness to light." (Eternal Perspectives, Randy Alcorn, p 76)

@Linda Kimball