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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

'Banned' Books

If you’ve been to a mainstream bookstore or library in the past few months, you’ve probably encountered a “Banned Books” display. These high-visibility collections serve as totems of progressives’ defiance in their latest imagined controversy: the belief that conservatives are banning books related to LGBT issues from public school libraries. “Banned Books” displays usually feature some traditional texts that may have been pulled from schools at some point in their publication history (e.g. To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, Huckleberry Finn, etc.). But the recent wave of sexually-explicit LGBT titles are always positioned so prominently that a person can only assume that the displays are in reaction to right-wing prudes trying to force their retrograde views on an increasingly progressive populace.

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  1. The last paragraph of the article was probably the most important one. After all, if nontraditional sexual identifying adolescents need instruction on how to have gay sex, then traditional heterosexually identifying adolescents should also have books included in the same libraries explaining how to have straight sex.
    I know that when I was a teen, having to rely on my older brother's Playboy magazines for instruction was a terrible hardship. Especially knowing that he bought them only for the articles.

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    1. Dear Playboy,
      Wow, I never thought I would be writing to your letters column, or that this would happen to me, but last week, Miss Miller, the school librarian asked me to help her after school to re-label some old books. Well, it was really close quarters, and . . . .

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  2. I am not a banner, but school libraries are not the place for this.

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    1. Exactly, Mark. There's a difference between age-appropriate books in a school library and censorship.

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  3. I figure write what to hell you want. It's suppose to be a free country. If I don't like it I won't buy or read it. The Nazi's, as we all know, did this shit. That's because Germany was not a free country.

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  4. Last I knew, the Bible, comic books, and Playboy were banned from SCHOOL, not your home. All about mind control.

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    1. The best part of MAD Magazine was Serio Aragones.

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    2. Sergio Aragones is supposed to be working on a movie based on his character Groo The Wanderer...I hope he finishes it I understand he's not in the best health...

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    3. Fester Bestertester and Karbunkle (Dahk!!) starring FJB as Karbunkle. Ya!

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  5. America is becoming a Nazi Nation. Freak jobs, low life’s, queer folk, destroying this country. Why aren’t we standing up to this. China is. Why aren’t we?

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    1. Nazis fought against all the things you mentioned...

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  6. I don't know who said it first, however they were absolutely correct - I don't want to read the books written by people who hate the West and America, I want to read the books written by those who built the West and America.

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  7. There were a couple of "**BANNED BOOKS**" displays in the local library not long ago. I looked through all the titles and pointed out to the staff that while several of the titles had been removed from school libraries or were available there only to older students, precisely NONE of the books on display had been banned. They weren't happy with me. At all.

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  8. we're creating our own Streisand Effect. kids don't go to libraries, and they didn't know these books existed in those libraries because they didn't go there. now, they're going specifically to read these books.

    it's all moot anyways. there isn't anything in these books that every single kid with a smartphone can't see, or worse, in about 5 clicks. if you think your nanny programs are stopping them, you're fooling yourself.

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  9. The only good thing I can see about this is: When I was growing up, my parents told me how evil the world was and to be careful - I didn't see any evil so I scoffed at them. Now its everywhere. Today, a child can not help but see how close they are to pure wickedness.

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  10. Banned books....for you Clif High fans....
    during a Tibetan monastery renovation a wall was knocked down....
    and they think they’ve found some banned ancient manuscripts....
    pertaining to Earth’s true history according to Clif....

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/OaEBRIcfcGd2/

    Enjoy.....about 15:00 mark....
    Ed357

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