The irony is so thick, I’m suffocating

October 2, 2006

Parent criticizes book ‘Fahrenheit 451’

So, this guy’s trying to ban a book (which he hasn’t read), which is about banning and burning books, during “Banned Books Week”.

“He looked through the book and found the following things wrong with the book: discussion of being drunk, smoking cigarettes, violence, “dirty talk,” references to the Bible and using God’s name in vain. He said the book’s material goes against their religions beliefs.” (sic)

What, no separation of church and state? No piddly first amendment is going to get in this guy’s way! I hope the committee who looks at this comes to their senses, or these kids are going to miss out on an important (and damn good) book.

Also, I noticed this same district banned a book by Eric Carle. Isn’t he the guy that did that caterpillar book and the one about the spiderweb? What, did he write one about the little stripper who could, or is it more overreaction and needless censorship? I’ll have to look for that one next time I hit a bookstore.


One Response to “The irony is so thick, I’m suffocating”

  1. ToliverChap Says:

    There are always going to be people like “that guy” Bill there are a few kinds but we just hope that as the society “evolves” they are taken less seriously and given less clout. There might be a resurgence of religion or whatever in the country but the content of the media has not gotten tamer by any means . . . I mean they can say “shit” on FX now!

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