Closing Thought–02Nov21

Since 1980 there has been a rash of book banning by idiots in local government….and now Texas has pushed that lunacy to the limit……

On October 25, 2021, Texas State Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) sent a letter to school districts across the state, asking them to review a 16-page list of books that may contain some “objectionable content.” “Pursuant to Government Code Section 301.020(a)(4),” he wrote, “the Texas House Committee on General Investigating may initiate inquiries concerning any ‘matter the committee considers necessary for the information of the legislature or for the welfare and protection of state citizens.'”

In addition to his compiled list, Rep. Krause alsoasks the districts to identity any other books or content that may “address or contain” certain topics including:

human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), sexually explicit images, graphic presentations of sexual behavior that is in violation of the law, or contain material that might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress because of their race or sex or convey that a student, by virtue of their race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.

In other words, government authorities are coming after books with positive portrayals of racial, sexual, and gender diversity and/or disability. Same as it ever was. In this case, the attack is being framed with the vocabulary of the “anti-CRT” hysteria, feigning concern about students feeling “guilty” about the fact that other people throughout history may have unfairly suffered because of their race, gender, or ability.

here’s the full list.

Texas lawmakers considering a ban on 850 books. Here’s the full list.

This is a worthless endeavor.

Idiots on the Right just keeps finding ways to out stupid each other…..and Krause is doing his best to keep up.

My thought is…my mother never told me what I could read or not….som the government can kiss my ass….I will read what I damn well like.

Any thoughts?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–02Nov21

  1. First they ban the books, then they arrest the intellectuals and thinkers. After that, they begin rounding up ‘undesirables’ and putting them into camps. We all know what happens next.
    Don’t forget the guy who recently asked, “When do we get to use the guns?”
    It’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ coming to real life.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. You don’t need books anymore. Just download a full bookshelf pic and use it as your background for Zoom calls. It makes you appear intellectual and I assume suggests whatever you might be saying is credible.
    Funny how no one ever displays their guns on a wall or in a gun rack in the background.

    I got my girl one of those fabric green screens to use on her Zoom church services, which she could hang behind her…. and I downloaded a pic of the inside of the Vatican and the sitting Pope… and I told her to attend her Zoom service sitting in the Vatican with the Pope watching her. She thought that was a bit much so we did the bridge of the Enterprise. Somehow that wasn’t the same to me.

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