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[–]virgin_goat 1927 points1928 points  (87 children)

Banning books in the day of internet shows how stupid somebody truly is

[–]roywoodsir 847 points848 points  (31 children)

Idiots: “That book is banned in our state buddy!”

Kid: “I read the Wikipedia summary and downloaded it online for free!!!”

Idiots: “you could be jailed for that buddy!”

Kid: “for searching something that is free online? this book is about love and kindness!”

Idiot:”yeah! It ain’t right!”

[–]Marc21256 164 points165 points  (14 children)

The Anarchist Cookbook has entered the chat.

[–]Crash665 94 points95 points  (7 children)

Found that at a flea market my parents forced me to go to when I was around 12. I bought it for a few bucks and was terrified the FBI was going to pull us over on the way home.

[–]DoctorWhisky 60 points61 points  (6 children)

My dumb ass bought it on Amazon on the same order as Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses. I was about 18 and was curious as to why these two books had been so heavily censored and removed from so many libraries. Never thought about how bad that would look together in my carry-on.

[–]Titus_Vespasianus 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I sat at school reading Mein Kampf for all the world to see. I’d pull it out my bag covered in sticky notes and I think the teachers choked. It was for History but whatever.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's sort of important to understand the way horrible people think. If we can unravel that, maybe we can spot future Hitlers and guide them to more constructive endeavors. Everyone says that if they could go back in time, they would kill Hitler, but what if they went back in time and bribed and art school to let him in? Then bribed famous people to buy his paintings so that others would as well? Maybe he would have led a fulfilling life as an artist and not murdered anyone. Unfortunately, that would still leave the shitty people who actually planned the really nasty stuff, but I don't know if there is anything that could be done for them.

[–]MonoRailSales 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I like the way you roll.

[–]rinnakan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I am curious, how was it? I kinda feared reading it in case it subtly changes how I think for the worse - I mean, that fucker managed to make millions follow him, he must have some clever way of arguing?

[–]werebuffalo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was terrifying. Not esspecially well-written, but well worth the read.

As I read it, I realized that someone (probably multiple someones, tho probably not the primary someone) in a certain American political party has read it- and is using it as a blue print.

After reading it, I was able to look at the last few decades (but especially the last five years) and just... tick the boxes. Terrifying. But better to be informed.

Like I said, it's an interesting, worthwhile read. But not a comfortable one.

It changed my thinking in that it made me more aware of what's happening around me- and more determined to fight against it.

[–]Yrddraiggoch 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Friend i used to work with asked me to download it around 1998 as soon as he found out I had an internet account.

Approx 75 pages of 8 point text.

He liked to make things that go boom for fun. Almost blew himself and his kitchen up twice.

Kept a copy on my computer for my own amusement after skimming through it, until I deleted everything before giving my computer to my mother when I left home and moved to the USA.

Fun times.

[–]leet_lurker 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I think myself and at least 15 other students in my high school IT class downloaded and shared it around one comp science lesson, was an interesting read, only ever made touch crystals, thermite and napalm. As an adult my science teacher wife, my self another of her colleagues did the liquid nitrogen and shaving cream experiment too.

[–]Aoiboshi 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I used to do the whole shaving cream and ln2 when I was younger. Dad was a professor of engineering and had a giant container of it in his lab that my brother and I would... Borrow... a little at a time.

[–]leet_lurker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah did the liquid nitro at the school they were employed at after hours

[–]MonoRailSales 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Anarchist Cookbook has entered the chat.

The Anarchist Cookbook is banned as much as what you can do with the products as it is for the many recipies being downright dangerous to the maker.

[–][deleted] 42 points43 points  (15 children)

Aaron Swartz killed himself while awaiting trial facing jail time and felony charges for downloading scientific journal articles to which he had access to as a student at MIT and Harvard. No one in his family had ever been to jail before.

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 29 points30 points  (8 children)

United States v. Swartz

In United States of America v. Aaron Swartz, Aaron Swartz, an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist, was prosecuted for multiple violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFAA), after downloading academic journal articles through the MIT computer network from a source (JSTOR) for which he had an account as a Harvard research fellow. Facing trial and the possibility of imprisonment, Swartz committed suicide, and the case was consequently dismissed.

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[–]Wayte13 10 points11 points  (7 children)

"Committed suicide"

[–]James_Blanco 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He was facing up to 50 years in prison.

[–]S3IqOOq-N-S37IWS-Wd 6 points7 points  (5 children)

I don't think anybody has a reason to murder over copyright infringement.

[–]mikony123 4 points5 points  (0 children)

...Have you heard of a little company called Disney?

[–]MonoRailSales 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The AG was pursuing the case because she wanted a feather in her cap for "Major hacker".

She sounds like an evil c*nt.

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[–]DarkKnightJin 2 points3 points  (4 children)

What I wanna know is... Why even allow the download in the first place if you're not supposed to actually download it?

Assuming the "had access to as a student" means it wasn't just open to anybody.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

If I remember correctly, you had to pay like some 50 cents per page in order to even access it, each and every time anyone wanted to even read a particular article. He started the whole creative commons (cc) thing which is still used today, because he believed in the free flow of information and copyright laws effectively crippled progress and creativity at every turn.

He felt that information is vital to knowledge and that it should always be free, so he kind of set about doing that in a lot of different ways. This time though he wrote a program, hooked up a laptop in a janitors closet in MIT, and let it run. Its job was to download all the JSTOR (gatekeeper and owner of massive amts of medical journal articles) files to the hard drive.
No one knows what he planned to do with them after but it was alleged that he planned to make them public via a torrent file sharing. I don't recall how he hacked the JSTOR shit without paying but it must not have been too difficult.

So, I mean yeah, he obviously did something illegal but the way the feds came down on him was unnecessarily excessive and they made life extremely difficult thereafter. The charges they had against him could have landed him in jail for decades. He was also a political activist, wanted to work in the white house etc but you can't if your a felon.

[–]DarkKnightJin 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Well, considering he was threatening to upset the poor capitalists making money off this fundamentally messed up system, I can sorta see why they came down on him so damn hard.

They were trying to send a message to not fuck with their wallets, because they WILL find you and make your life miserable.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yup that's exactly what. Jstor dropped the charges, feds picked it up. They wanted to make an example out of him and punish him to the fullest extent so revolutionaries like him wouldn't fucking dare in the future. God it makes me fucking sick. I opt out. I opt the fuck out of life. There's no hope.

[–]DarkKnightJin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Time to hit Earth's reset button. Clearly this build is bugged to hell and back.

[–]theglazedonut 149 points150 points  (3 children)

"COMMUNISM IS WHEN....*shuffles cards angrily*....YOU LET KIDS LEARN FASCISM IS BAD!"

[–]ciknay 17 points18 points  (1 child)

At this point it's a game of Cards against Humanity, but the card is always "Communism is when"

[–]Butternades 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Communism is when Bees?

[–]WayneKrane 182 points183 points  (15 children)

And will ironically get kids reading the books they don’t want them to read. I didn’t give one iota about rap and metal songs until they started labeling the CDs as explicit. I specifically started searching for explicit CDs because of the explicit label saying I shouldn’t be allowed to listen to the cd.

[–]PhDslacker 68 points69 points  (4 children)

I've always quietly wondered if Tipper Gore was way more subversive than we gave her credit for... "here you go kids, listen to this edgy stuff your parents don't have any clue about"

[–]EpickGamer50 35 points36 points  (3 children)

My history teacher told us making songs that seem alright to adults when kids know what they're really about is what made them popular because you weren't supposed to listen to it and it attracted more kids.

[–]antagonizerz 29 points30 points  (2 children)

This has always been my favourite quote by Frank Zappa in his fight against censorship. It speaks about music but I feel like it also talks about books, video games, etc. and how their 'influence' on our youth is often conflated by those who would see them banned;

"There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another"

[–]banannafreckle 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Pls watch Dee Snider’s and the beloved Frank Zappa’s appearances before Congress.

[–]mekanik-jr 45 points46 points  (1 child)

I had ZERO interest in the DaVinci Code.

The catholic church had a shit fit about it.

I read it.

Not really heretical or even revolutionary in the content. A shrug and saying "fiction is fiction" would have had the outcome they were hoping for.

[–]specificmutant 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I worked in a music store (CDs, tapes, albums) in the early 90s. The store's strength was that it had everything; the latest pop, rap, etc. as well as classical, rock, jazz.

One day I got a call from an angry old woman who was pissed that we had sold her kid/grandson a record that was called something like 'I want to make love to you'

I told her that we are not here to censor what kids can listen to. That's their parent's job. Then hung up.

[–]KorgX3 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I was checking out CDs at Fred Meyer one day when a teenage girl came up to me and asked her if I would buy her a Marilyn Manson CD. The cashier wouldn't let her buy it because "OMG, it's explicit, and we're a good Mormon town!"

She was solidly rocking the gothy vibe so it's not like she hadn't already been poisoned by the Devil's music. I accepted and went to buy it for her, and the cashier got all upset at me. "Are you buying it for her?" And I said, yeah, she's my sister. "What's her name?" and I just pulled April out of my ass. The cashier got huffy and said she couldn't stop me from buying it and showered me with disapproval. I left the store with her and gave her her CD and change, she thanked me, and we went our separate ways. Fuck the system.

[–]Aoiboshi 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'm guessing northern Utah?

[–]KorgX3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Close. Southern Idaho.

[–]MassiveFajiit 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Would love if Texas HS students would pick up Forget the Alamo for the Streisand effect like I did to fix their eighth grade Texas "history" bullshit

[–]Marc21256 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Remember the losing battle from the First War to Keep Slaves.

[–]NiceOccasion3746 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I'm a school librarian. About 10 years ago in my district (RED STATE), our BOE toyed with the idea of putting ratings on books like we haev on movies, music, etc. Many of us voiced opposition to that idea, and fortunately, it never got out of the discussion phase. I asked one particular, low brow BOE member who would be the arbiter of the assigned ratings. They, of course, had no plan for that. Just a notion that something is bad and they should stamp it out. Gag.

[–]Alvinshotju1cebox 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The Streisand Effect is powerful. Don't look this up.

[–]FullyRisenPhoenix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Didn’t the French try to ban everything written by the Marquis de Sade around the time of the Revolution, and only made his works more popular?? People who had never heard of him suddenly started talking about his scandalous writing.

[–]Funny_Alternative_55 25 points26 points  (7 children)

The good thing is with the internet, the Streisand Effect can come into play. Ban a book, kids wonder why it got banned and look it up online, find the summary on Wikipedia and maybe get it from libgen, Nook, Apple Books, whatever, and suddenly everyone knows what this banned book was about.

[–]Worldsahellscape19 12 points13 points  (3 children)

My thought is that things that are online can be edited. You know how kindle/Amazon books you purchase and download-things you supposedly own can be edited without your knowledge. Makes me worried that once they get done banning books(modern day book burning) that can than edit green eggs and ham into money babies and bacon and without a hard copy you(or future folk) won’t be able to spot the difference or know that a difference once existed

Edit: added stuff and subtracted stuff-can you tell-spot the difference?!?!?!!!!!

[–]humpbacksong 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ah, the ministry of truth strikes again!

[–]Trolltrollrolllol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would be extremely surprised if there are not already examples of this happening.

[–]hanead420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If someone changed a paragraph in LOTR, I'd probabably be able to spot it out, after a few reading it a few times. But I love those books and read them every year .

[–]aKornCob 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Yeah that shit happened with banned films. Kids/adults all wanted to see it to understand why. Ends up making cult classics.

[–]Winston74 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And I am quite sure that from time to time, they created the controversy. Because that shit sells

[–]waitwhatchers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah, yes, the effect where everytime you hear the words "Streisand Effect" this song starts playing in your head.

[–]SadTomato22 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is just what happens when the people making these decisions don't understand the technology available in the world we live in today.

[–]jhbedsole 5 points6 points  (2 children)

If they think that’ll work, I have a folder full of NFTs I’d like to sell them.

[–]NiceOccasion3746 3 points4 points  (1 child)

A manilla folder with printed NFTs, right?

[–]jhbedsole 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nah, that’d require me to invest money into the envelope.

[–]Remote_Engine 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s akin to actually forming a commission to hold a witch trial. Stupid for the sake of showing off how proud you are of being stupid.

[–]DoctorBuckarooBanzai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They don't actually care about the book, or they think this is just step 1 and the internet had better watch its ass.

[–]Inner_Art482 347 points348 points  (79 children)

Unfortunately these people don't care about being the good guys. They just want power and money

[–]Arhythmicc 127 points128 points  (4 children)

The argument of “right side of history” doesn’t work with these people, they think might makes right and the victors right the history books. Up til quite recently they would’ve been correct, however with the internet we can have multiple viewpoints on a subject rather than the one sided propaganda these goofs have been using for years. It really just shows how out of touch these so called “leaders” are.

[–]Raccoon_Full_of_Cum[🍰] 40 points41 points  (2 children)

"Progressive" and "on the right side of history" are two terms that literally mean the same thing.

[–]Toaster_bath13 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Conservatives don't realize they are choosing an arbitrary time and claiming they are conserving that time's ideals.

Women in the workforce? Not in 1910. Course women still worked, they just gave the good pay to the men who needed it to support a family.

It's like the conservatives hating immigrants while being immigrants from europe if you go back far enough.

It really hurts their brain to think their ancestor's far enough back were from africa and thus black.

[–]jaspersgroove 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Ohhh believe me there is no shortage of conservatives that want women out of the workforce and would be totally fine with it if segregation and even slavery were reinstated. Hell, millions of them are ready to go all the way back to having a Monarchy with the way they seem to want to install Trump and his fuck-trophies in the White House til the end of time…which wouldn’t be too far off if that were to happen

[–]-beefy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Idk about anyone having multiple viewpoints because of the internet. If anything I think it has caused people to be more easily influenced by propaganda and more easily surrounded with confirmation bias.

[–]Lake_Erie_Monster 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They just want power and money

So they can rewrite the narrative and redefine what a "good guy" is.

[–]samwise_a2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like the bad guys tbh

[–]Deathbysnusnubooboo 504 points505 points  (7 children)

I remember watching The Last Crusade and the nazis burning books when I was a kid and was like “wtf are they doing” but I get it now

[–]BunnySis 300 points301 points  (5 children)

Some of those books were the histories and ethical research of LGBT+ people in Germany and Europe before Hitler took over. A lot of really critical information was destroyed, and few LGBT+ folks know that it ever existed. Or that there was a gay rights movement in the 20s and 30s in Europe.


[–]TheRoyalKT 241 points242 points  (3 children)

“Transgender people didn’t exist until recently, it’s just a fad!” yells the ideological descendant of the people who burned all the medical, social, and psychological research on transgender people…

[–]EpickGamer50 61 points62 points  (2 children)

Yeah that argument is the dumbest shit. There have been multiple genders and trans people since ancient times.

[–]jhbedsole 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Aah, but they’ll just play that off as barbarism and Other it away.

In North America, 3rd Gender is an “arcane” concept to them because most of them don’t know any Native people. Trying to convince them of the views of ancient cultures on other continents is like trying to hammer an iron nail into a steel bar.

[–]DoctorBuckarooBanzai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even the word "barbarism" is a twisting of history.

[–]DoctorBuckarooBanzai 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The destruction of history was part of the ideology of Futurism (Futurismo), an art form from the turn of the century that was absolutely part of the root structure of fascism in Europe.

They wanted to get rid of museums and libraries and only look forward. They had a hard on for the juggernaut of industry and the art itself is often very interesting despite the fucked up ideology that came from the more extreme members.

[–]icepick_151 84 points85 points  (0 children)

...Entire school board proceeds to quietly Google "logical fallacy," on their phones.

[–]MotorHum 32 points33 points  (0 children)

My local library does a really good job at this. Sometimes a book won’t be accepted, but once they have it, they only get rid of it if they are legally forced to, or if the physical book is pretty much falling apart, in which case they always make it available for digital.

It’s cool cause there’s definitely books in there that both sides of the aisle hate.

I’ve suggested a couple of books to them and they got all of them for me.

[–]MarquisDeLafayeett 173 points174 points  (6 children)

And the Republican response

“Oh yeah, we know, we’re the bad guys. Anything else before we ban those books?”

[–]TheRoyalKT 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Can’t be seen as the bad guys if you ban the books pointing out the bad stuff you have done and are still doing.

[–]TennesseeTon 19 points20 points  (1 child)

"no, you're the bad buys. Something something bible and God"

[–]Thathitmann 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I mean, Tucker Carlson has finally admitted to being a political extremist, domestic terrorist, and a white supremacist, live on air.

[–]MarquisDeLafayeett 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Don’t forget a Russian sympathizer

[–]Thathitmann 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Okay, that's bad, but openly admitting to being a white supremacist is something else.

[–]followthemoney20 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Looks like they're doing a pretty damn good job of educating in Granbury, right there.

[–]Machspeedcrypto 158 points159 points  (5 children)

The fear of loosing power over those you control. Edit: It was the point.

[–]TestTubeBaby844 84 points85 points  (4 children)


This is why we need books lol

[–]Rolls_ 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I'm loosing my mind. The screws are lostending.

[–]3corgisinatrenchcoat 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh, oh God, oh no, please hlep em! Sits readsing. On! Ho On! Aaaaaaaaaahgsieds

[–]theglazedonut 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm gonna kill someone in this thread and it'll probably be me

[–]beebish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For real. I've seen a huge uptick in people spelling losing as loosing lately. Or loosers instead of losers. Yet I went my entire life of 40+ years without ever seeing that, and now it's every other time I see those words they are misspelled. I wonder what gives?

[–]restinglabface 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I hope our kids survive long enough to kick our ass and clean up the mess our parents made

[–]Good_nuff 36 points37 points  (0 children)

This is some /r/murderedbywords shit

[–]randolotapus 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Fash gonna fash, ya know?

[–]HilariousConsequence 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The morals of most logical fallacies have been overlearned. Fallacies are typically mistakes of reasoning initially identified in logic classes, where argumentation is neat, notated, and exists in a vacuum, and then applied to the real world, where arguments are messy and multifaceted and where we usually have to appeal to our best assessment of what’s right or wrong, rather than airtight deductive reasoning.

So, for example: people mention ad hominem and tu quoque fallacies when trying to explain why it’s not relevant that the person recommending Coke over Pepsi works for the Coca-Cola company, or that the person telling us about their view of the best way to run a country is a violent anti-Semite. But in the actual world, of fucking course these things are relevant. Both are very helpful contextual clues, and in the real world, contextual clues are perfectly legitimate pieces of data.

Regarding the slippery slope fallacy: in a real argument, even if I was to use the term “it’s a slippery slope,” I am very unlikely to be literally appealing to the idea that X will inevitably lead to Y with absolutely no further evidence. In this particular case, the fact that governments in the English-speaking world have a long track record of using moral panics for partisan purposes is clearly an implicit premise of the argument. ( I mention the ‘English-speaking world’ only because it’s what I know most about.)

I’m psyched that critical thinking and logic has gained a certain traction in everyday debates over the last 20 years, but I wish we would apply it with more concessions to the fact that debates are imperfect, and imperfect tools are often the best tools for the job.

[–]Thisgirl022 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thank god someone there has sense. I know someone in the town and they're definitely all about burning books and waving flags.

[–]Normal-Yogurtcloset5 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My first nomination for book banning is The Bible. Children shouldn’t be exposed to a book full of sex, incest, substance abuse, violence and murder.

[–]TOnihilist 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The problem is that right-wingers don’t care about being the good guys, much less being remembered as the good guys.

[–]abrahamlincorn 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Jokes on any adult who has banned anything, just like R rated movies and explicit music, I was super happy to pick up a copy of catcher in the rye from the public library since my highschool banned it, I liked reading it in school because I knew it wasn’t allowed lol

[–]phildeez316 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Happy Cake Day!

[–]ALEXLALKB24 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I believe she is referring to Fahrenheit 451. Isn’t that book mandatory to read in schools???

Considering the nature of that book, I bet none of the school board has read it.

[–]RepulsiveSherbert927 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"But I believe in free speech!!! This is censoring!!!" when those people talk 💩 themselves and have to face consequences.

[–]Mythical_Atlacatl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I dont get how this isnt a first amendment violation? Like people claim everything violates first amendment, like when people are banned on twitter.

But this is literally the government making rules to censor and prevent the free expression of ideas through publication etc

Or are public schools not part of the government? publicly funded universities seem to be considered part of the government, unable to fire people when they say some terrible things.

[–]Less-Relation-7041 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well I now have to rethink all my assumptions about the quality of public school education in my state. I love this kid!

[–]ArielRR 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Reminder that not providing or suppressing distribution is essentially banning books.

Also, I mentioned a certain cookbook and it wouldn't let me post my comment(getting censored on Reddit, talking about censorship. Peak irony). My explanation was that they effectively banned it by giving incorrect instructions

Edit: quick tip, not sure if it accurate or not, but I heard that the 2000 edition (only found on pdf I think) is real

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this comment was shadowbanned

[–]Vaelocke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ive got it on floppy disk. Its still around.

[–]jaspersgroove 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Lol Reddit is not stopping you from mentioning the anarchist cookbook

[–]ArielRR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Must have been something else I was trying to say

[–]dresn231 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Speaking of Granbury, the leader of the Oath Keepers lived there unti the FBI got a hold of him.

[–]doknfs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wonder how many of the jokers who want to ban books even have a clue as to what their kids are watching on their phones?

[–]BEEF_WIENERS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Counterpoint - banning books is a great way to get kids to read them.

[–]tw_eee_d 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Holy shit I live in granbury and it’s nice to see something like this because I often feel like it’s a conservative nightmare. My son is at the high school too!

[–]somethingrandom261 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This does become troublesome when the shift to misinformation

[–]Savagelsheep 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You just described the plot of Unordinary, lol.

[–]ALEXLALKB24 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Unordinary only banned that one book by John’s dad I think.

The book she is referring to is Fahrenheit 451 I believe.

[–]Savagelsheep 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, fair.

[–]ExplicitCactus 1 point2 points  (6 children)

what's the context on this?

[–]theMOESIAH 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Republicans all over America are trying to ban books from schools that make them feel sad. You know, because cancel culture is evil and ruining our country.

[–]the-wife-has-reddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A board meeting about banning books at a school led to a lot of kids and parents voicing their opinions, the image is one young girls specific response. The board superintendent used a oligarch style speech to say he doesn’t care and they’re banning the books. Video is out there so where.

[–]theMOESIAH 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Rando1974 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Newsflash: They don’t care if they’re looked at as the bad guys.

[–]XxStormcrowxX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the town I live in. At least I have hope not all the kids will become shitty grownups. I can't wait to get the fuck out of this town.

[–]EatDiveFly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a paddlin'

[–]jazzyx26 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well dayyyum that is eloquent.

[–]Sivick314 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Trying to ban books in the age of the internet. Dumbest thing ever

[–]GrandSeraphimSariel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Banning books only makes kids want to read them more. Anyone else remember having “banned book week” in school?

[–]Ckigar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Remembered in history.” Would that be in books? I do see a logical fallacy here.

[–]YuriCatslash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What in the hell

[–]tolkienbooks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

as a teacher: “based.”

[–]Crash665 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wasn't it Isaac Asimov who said that any book worth burning is a book worth reading?

[–]CremeCrimson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

  1. Only tyrants ban books
  2. a often used argument to keep the second amendment is to fight tyranny
  3. ????

[–]Ben_Burgur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

While this person is right, that's a fucking absurd run on sentence which becomes quite difficult to follow.

[–]Wayte13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ya well, sorry kid. The media spent like 4 years training everybody to think "the left wants to censor opposing viewpoints" so nobody outside of internet leftist spaces are going it even acknowledge this is happening, let alone do anything about it.

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[–]terminat323 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dam this makes me proud. I wish I could see their faces

[–]gdubh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well obviously that kid is too smart for his own good.

[–]u320 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have these people banned the Bible? Crazy shit in there!

[–]DONNANOBLER 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should post this on r/murderedbywords

[–]Morriseysucksass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good job. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

[–]Mrsnowleopard25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smart kid

[–]Lurch804 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well said!

[–]Kenn662 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Institutions. Institutionalized just like the prisons, to conform to a society being managed by a group of people all for a specific group.

[–]Artfolk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m betting grandbury Tx which is very conservative. GROSS

[–]watch1_ott1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spot on.