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Banned Book week
« on: September 23, 2022, 11:19:11 AM »
I try to mix up my classes a little bit by dropping the occasional current event/national day/national month ect lesson.  Banned Book Week is interesting to me because I fully support freedom of speech and information, but maturity and logic are creeping in as far as how the idea of banning books is being handled. 

Looking around for updated information, we find that most of the focus of BBW has been on LGBTQXYZWTF literature in recent years.  Devil always being in the details, most of those cases are less about completely removing everyone's access to these books, but more about age appropriate access, especially in schools, but often in public libraries as well.  Same with violence, philosophies, cuss words, cultural depictions, and the like.  I don't have issues with the stuff being available, but there needs to be responsibility applied to keeping kids out of stuff they really don't understand that can effect their development in various negative ways.  As usual, though, our society isn't good at finding that middle ground, and most organizations are just pushing to keep everything open to everyone.

Another interesting development is modern capitalism and technology.  Banning a book, at least in the US, is virtually impossible.  If a book is removed from the school library, it is likely available at the public library.  If the public library removes it, there are likely (depending on where you are) books stores that carry it.  If there are no book stores, the interwebs will deliver the book to your door, sometimes the same day.  If for some reason, internet stores don't have a book, it is likely somewhere to be read/downloaded, legitimately or otherwise.  Information is available.  The proggies have done a better job creating a populous that is not interested in reading period, eliminating their need to ban anything. 

Just a little rant as I watch my glasseyed students work on coloring sheets while ignoring the information being presented.
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Re: Banned Book week
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2022, 11:38:24 AM »
I too haven't agreed with this new usage of the term "Banned Books". It simply is a liberal tactic to give the population the impression that something is occurring that isn't actually occurring. Lying basically. Books and other sources of information are being age-restricted based on the content, much like Playboy and other pornographic magazines. The books and information sources are still available to individuals that are deemed mature enough to process the data.
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Re: Banned Book week
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2022, 11:40:29 AM »
I admire you guys who can actually stand up in a classroom and teach. No way in hell could I do that. H5 to both.
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Re: Banned Book week
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2022, 12:30:46 PM »
I too haven't agreed with this new usage of the term "Banned Books". It simply is a liberal tactic to give the population the impression that something is occurring that isn't actually occurring. Lying basically. Books and other sources of information are being age-restricted based on the content, much like Playboy and other pornographic magazines. The books and information sources are still available to individuals that are deemed mature enough to process the data.

Didn't research recently this but recall seeing that several leftist states were "banning" Mark Twain books and "To Kill A Mockingbird", amongst others. Because they use the "N" word and it could trigger young skulls full of mush. (trademark, Rush Limbaugh)
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Re: Banned Book week
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2022, 02:19:14 PM »
Didn't research recently this but recall seeing that several leftist states were "banning" Mark Twain books and "To Kill A Mockingbird", amongst others. Because they use the "N" word and it could trigger young skulls full of mush. (trademark, Rush Limbaugh)

Yup, many of the "traditionally" banned books like Twain and Mockingbird get leftists complaining about poor representation of non-whites and uplifting of whites (just saw one complaint that said Mockingbird shouldn't be available because Finch is shown as a "white savior").  Over zealous Christians are guilty of complaining about everything from Harry Potter to Charlotte's Web too.  The recent trends are very heavy on explicit alphabet soup propaganda, which need to be looked at especially in terms of age appropriateness and agenda pushing.   

I admire you guys who can actually stand up in a classroom and teach. No way in hell could I do that. H5 to both.


Thanks.  I'm not at a traditional campus which helps a lot.  We got farmed out as subs during our recent teacher shortages, and those experiences cement my thought that I would not last in a regular school, dealing with 25-30 kids each class, 7 periods a day, all year long.  My wife is a sped teacher, she does pre-K now, we trade stories at the end of the day and we both tell each other "glad you can do that"  :rotf:
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