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Saturday, 26 September 2009

BANNED BOOK WEEK IS HERE

If you or your children or grandchildren have read any of the books pictured, you have read a banned book. Your mid has been corrupted, or at least is has according to the political correct brigade.

Today begins National Banned

Book Week. It is a celebration of going into a library and picking up books off the shelves and reading them. Books that bland uninteresting middle class wankers think are too much for your sensibilities.

These people would rather you and other people in the world didn’t have the opportunity to read some of these books.

These people who seek to ban books from libraries are the PC brigade. They usually challenge books or ask the library to ban them with the best intentions in mind: to protect others, especially children, from difficult ideas and information. I'd much rather they piss off and protect us from their puerile nonsense. The world has gone PC crazy - recently I was served Spotted Richard because a European Directive says we can't call it, "spotted dick anymore" -The effort to remove books from libraries — public and school libraries — is wrong.

No person or group of people who have personal problems with a set of ideas should tell other people what they can or cannot read. Or eat or watch or anything else these dangerous lunatics who have seized control of political power feel is unsuitable.

As the linguist Noam Chomsky has said, “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”



7 comments:

Drake said...

I get the feeling the people who want to ban books, never read any books at all.
They're afraid of ideas and people having and learning other points of view.

Spotted Richard that sounds worse than Spotted Dick! LOL

Charles Gramlich said...

I always like finding new books I should read! Hurray for banned books lists

G said...

Interesting that Shel Silverstien is on the list.

Then again, I've always found the UK to be a bit bassackwards to begin with.

Glad there is a few sane people valiantly swimming against the tide of rampant stupidity.

Shauna Roberts said...

At least these idiots are banning, not burning.

Usually.

Here in the States, the banned book list includes great classics such as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird.

ARCHAVIST said...

what is the reason for huck finn being banned?

Shauna Roberts said...

Gary, I believe it's because of the 19th century language, specifically, the N-word.

ARCHAVIST said...

Shauna - guessed as much. These people are rewriting history.