Wednesday, December 01, 2010

And now they are after our books

Because who doesn't want to protect their children from those bad nasty thoughts out there?
Good news, educators: the book-banners are more organized than ever! Instead of lone nuts calling for books to be banned, now it's national groups of nuts, like the Parents Against Bad Books in Schools. And what makes a book "bad?"

Here's PABBIS' explanation of its philosophical beliefs: "Bad is not for us to determine. Bad is what you determine is bad. Bad is what you think is bad for your child. What each parent considers bad varies and depends on their unique situation, family and values. The main purpose of this webpage is to identify some books that might be considered bad and why someone might consider them bad."

2 comments:

Suzan said...

First wedge of school Fascism, anyone?

Immediately in place and advertised boldly with all the requisite fake Heritage committees accompanying it since the acceptance of the TSA by the general populace.

Can you wait for the BecKKK storm troopers to strike next?

Thanks for keeping up alert to this!

S

ellroon said...

It's fascinating that some books never leave the parent censorship wishlist, like Catcher in the Rye for example.

My favorite was an outraged parent demanding removal of a Where's Waldo because a beach scene had a woman sunbathing while a dog runs off with her top. Waldo. Where the cartoon people are really small....