Normally, I’m not big on censorship but it’s hard not to agree that, sometimes, you may have to restrict access to certain books.
Not ban them outright but, you know, make sure they can’t do too much harm, both to the adult addle-brained and the young.
Almost no-one, for instance, would object to stocking porn on shelves where children won’t be able to see it…
… and to stick with porn, most people would agree that school libraries should not stack hard core porn either.
It’s depressing enough that, on the internet, you have whole sites dedicated to having sex with doped up and/or drunk comatose ‘partners’, without schools getting in on the act and promoting books in which some girls get their father drunk in order to have sex with him.
Which kind of brings us to the following news story:
‘A Schofield Middle School teacher has been placed on administrative leave while officials investigate whether the teacher breached school policy or the law when he read to his class from a science fiction book described by one parent as pornographic.’
What was that?
No. The book in question, Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card, is not about sex-crazed daughters having hot sex with drunk fathers.
It’s just an SF book; a dystopian tale that won the Hugo and Nebula Award for best novel and also was selected by the American Library Association as one of the ‘100 Best Books for Teens.’
In other words, the only people who would like to see Ender’s Game banned are the kind of sad fuckwads whose tiny, dicky minds have been brainwashed by the evil drip drip drivel of the kind of book that sells pornography as a holy writ…
… and that does have daughters lay with their dead drunk fathers:
30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.
31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
So, if the good people of Schofield, South Carolina, are really serious about protecting the minds of innocent children against pornographic material they should sick the cops on all churches, faith schools and televangelists and immediately ban and burn all Bibles.
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