Leftists are tyrants who pretend to be victims, oppressors who play at being oppressed, and their abuses come accompanied by pretending to be the abused.
Nowhere is that more ridiculously obvious than in the farce of ‘banned books’.
The only books actually banned are conservative books, which frequently can’t even be published by a heavily monopolized publishing industry controlled by a handful of huge players, mostly European-owned. Lately, the incestuous publishing-academic industries have taken to pretending that schools removing graphically pornographic or racist books aimed at teens from reading lists or libraries means that those books are now ‘banned’.
(If that were the case, then every book that isn’t on the list or in a library is also banned.)
Lefties and plain grifters like Charlie Crist put on a show of promoting “banned books” that are being shoved into every school. Now The Hill awkwardly observes that the “banned books” are actually bestsellers.
For instance, the most challenged book last year — “Gender Queer” by Maia Kolbabe — saw a 130 percent increase in U.S. print sales in May, according to a report by NPD BookScan. The publishing tracker noted this came after dozens of schools pulled the book from their libraries and the media covered the controversy around it.
“Gender Queer” follows Kolbabe’s exploration of sexuality and identity outside the gender binary.
Notably, Republicans in North and South Carolina, Texas and Virginia have called the book “pornographic” and “likely illegal.”
Why would they say that? Maybe it’s the pages of “explicit illustrations depicting oral sex.”
Banned Book Week, happening now until Sept. 24, also hopes to bring more attention to banned books and the impacts of book censorship and intellectual freedom.
Right, those banned bestselling books.