It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Hogwash
Yes, it’s that time of the year again – Banned Books Week. I am seriously rolling my eyes right now. This year, Banned Books Week runs from September 18 to the 24th.
We’re subjected to the usual hysteria surrounding this week of propaganda. According to USA Today and the American Library Association, these books were the most “challenged” last year:
- “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe
- “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison
- “All Boys Aren’t Blue” by George M. Johnson
- “Out of Darkness” by Ashley Hope Perez
- “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
- “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie
- “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” by Jesse Andrews
- “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
- “This Book is Gay” by Juno Dawson
- “Beyond Magenta” by Susan Kuklin
Remember, these are the most challenged – in other words, people complained the most about these books. That doesn’t mean they were removed from the library shelves. Most of these books are leftist nonsense, and I recognize three of these titles. I will say with confidence that these books aren’t even the best in their genre, and certainly shouldn’t be assigned reading for any given class. There are two books in this list that are absolutely, categorically NOT fit for any kid to read, and that would be the first and last on the list, which I will get to in a moment.
USA Today and the Associated Press have reported that whole groups of people are now “challenging” books, and that this is very problematic because the books being challenged are gay propaganda, so they must remain on all library shelves or else transgender kids will kill themselves:
The wave of book bannings around the country has reached a level not seen for decades Activism grows nationwide in response to school book bansBy HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and HILLEL ITALIEAssociated PressThe Associated PressNEW YORK NEW YORK (AP) – Until a year ago, Stephana Ferrell’s political activism was limited to the occasional letter to elected officials.
Leftist activist groups have stepped in to ensure that their precious propaganda remain accessible to impressionable ten year olds.
Before I continue, let me remind you of what this “banning” actually entails – it does not mean that possessing or reading the book in question suddenly becomes illegal. You can still buy the book at a bookstore or online, or you can borrow it from a library that does carry it, or you can borrow it from a friend. You can read my original post about the matter here. This whole thing is nothing more than gaslighting. It generates publicity for the authors of the disgusting crap they keep promoting and it keeps activists on the left all ginned up and agitated.
Now I want to talk about the book at the top of the aforementioned list, Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. The author is a woman who calls herself non-binary or whatever, and the book is a graphic novel that tells the story of her life. This includes graphic illustrations of her sex life – there is one image of her essentially sucking some dude’s dick, and it’s from the dude’s point of view. This isn’t some artful depiction of nudity, this is straight up pornography. Showing pornography to minors is illegal. It’s one thing to publish some YA book about two boys falling in love, with only a couple of kissing scenes in it – this is something else entirely.
Oh, and take a look at the Amazon blurb for Kobabe’s creepy “memoir”:
“Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears.”
Maia, you’re a mentally ill woman. And what the hell is this nonsense about Pap smears being traumatic, fundamental violations? Are you serious? No, Pap smears are not pleasant but it’s hardly rape you utter moron. It’s important to get Pap smears for your health, unless you’re cool with dying of cervical cancer. The Mayo Clinic has a good article about how important Pap smears are. The last one I got was painful and all, but I’d rather have had one to ensure that I didn’t have cervical cancer. I can’t even with these people.
Banned Books Week exists to promote and distribute what is obviously pornography to children. Gender Queer is too graphic and inappropriate for a school board meeting but yeah, your kids can read it in the privacy of their bedrooms or, worse, in class:
Here’s what the nut job author has to say about her book:
“The author of “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” a book which has triggered harsh criticism at school boards for keeping it in school libraries, told NBC News in January that what NBC News called its “graphic illustrations of LGBTQ sexual experiences” were “integral” and that “we need to reduce the shame” regarding sex among teenagers.
“It’s very hard to hear people say ‘This book is not appropriate to young people’ when it’s like, I was a young person for whom this book would have been not only appropriate, but so, so necessary….There are a lot of people who are questioning their gender, questioning their sexuality and having a real hard time finding honest accounts of somebody else on the same journey. There are people for whom this is vital and for whom this could maybe even be lifesaving,” Kobabe told NBC News.”
First of all, teenagers have no business having sex. That’s my opinion and I’m not going to try to get teen sex banned by law or anything like that, but no, teenagers shouldn’t have sex and I disagree with promoting sex amongst teenagers. I am not going to judge you if you’re a teenager having sex and I don’t think you’re bad or whatever – it’s probably insanely hard to remain a virgin in our disgusting, degenerate society anyway. Just use contraception and protection if you’re going to do it.
Second, the notion that this work of pornography will save any lives is laughable at best. There they go again, claiming that if kids and teenagers aren’t exposed to this obvious pornography, they’ll die or something.
I haven’t read her gross “memoir” but I bet that she was probably molested as a kid, and that her “non-binary” nonsense is a result of that, and that said molestation isn’t even included in her “memoir”
Notice how books the left doesn’t like are never promoted as being one of the “banned” books you should absolutely read to fight censorship – like the Bible, for instance:
The Keller Independent School District is under fire after pulling dozens of books from shelves for review, including the Bible. Several books were pulled from shelves for review, per a directive from Jennifer Price, executive director of Keller ISD’s curriculum and instruction.
Nah, nobody’s complaining about how horrible it is that impressionable kids can’t read the Bible since it’s no longer available at the libraries in this Texas school district. Leftists will bray about muh separation of church and state, even though a religious text sitting on a public school library shelf hardly constitutes the establishment of a state religion or even the promotion of that religion, but leftists are too stupid to understand that.
Banned Books Week also exists to promote leftism. Take a look at the books being promoted by Bookshop.org for Banned Books Week – absolutely none of these books are right-wing, centrist or even apolitical, save for one title about Anne Frank.
The left is absolutely full of shit, and let me make a little list of the books the left has had banned from libraries, or even banned from being published (since we’re redefining words and all):
- “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
- “When Harry Became Sally” by Ryan T Anderson
- The Bible
- “A Place For Wolves” by Kosoko Jackson
- “Ember Days” by Alexandra Duncan
- “Irreversible Damage” by Abigail Shrier
- “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
- “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell
- “The Camp of the Saints” by Jean Raspail
- “The Turner Diaries” by Andrew Macdonald (aka William Luther Pierce)
Most of these haven’t been “banned” but have been “challenged” by leftists for having themes they don’t like. Some books, like The Turner Diaries have long since had a reputation for being blatantly racist, but I am skeptical of those claims now. I don’t trust the mainstream media at all, and I definitely don’t trust anything the Southern Poverty Law Center has to say about anything, so who knows. As for The Camp of the Saints just by reading the summary alone shows that its author, Jean Raspail, was practically a prophet. The whole of Western Europe literally is the Europe envisioned by Raspail in the novel. His book has, quite literally, come true. Leftists have branded it racist because it tells the truth.
We have to ban these hateful books because some “marginalized” random might have their precious fee-fees hurt, but books that outright call for the slaughter of right-wingers, Christians, and other people the left doesn’t like? Oh, that’s okay. And, of course, we must include books that teach kids how to fist each other and other disgusting sex acts, because if we don’t, some gay kid might kill himself over not knowing how to give the perfect blow job to some creepy old man.
It’s hilarious how the left insists that there’s more to a gay person than sex, yet these creepy, perverted books that are about nothing but sex just have to be available to kids!
Banned Books Week is a total crock of shit – always has been, always will be. This stupid stunt, first founded in 1982 (the year I was born), has always existed to promote leftist propaganda. Absolutely nothing has changed.
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