When the people alleging totalitarianism engage in totalitarianism, Episode #4,712
While not a direct cause-and-effect, the fact that stories of this nature crop up in the press and are covered with a particular tone is itself revelatory what we can expect should we be subjected to a Joe Biden presidency. In California it comes as hardly a surprise to learn that in the school district of Burbank it has been announced certain books will be banned from school curriculums, done in the name of sensitivity.
In the California Burbank Unified School District they have announced that a list of classic novels will no longer be permitted to be taught to middle school and high school students. The move has been in reaction to a handful of parents who have come forward with complaints of racism directed at a collection of books. Just four complaints were lodged alleging that racist behavior between students had been inspired by the content found in the literature, so the district leaders listed those books which would be banned.
- The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
- To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
- Of Mice And Men – John Steinbeck
- Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Mildred D. Taylor
- The Cay – Theodore Taylor
One of the examples held up as a cause for the book ban was a mother who cited an incident in which her child was confronted by a white student with racial slurs that had been learned from Roll Of Thunder… That a few isolated incidents can lead to this is not shocking, though it is asinine. We do of course get delivered the catch phrase, ‘’These books are problematic,’’ as a justification for the organized censorship.