of book banning and burning


Some school districts in Florida, Uneducated States of A, I have read have banned maths textbooks because of CRT.

Which banned books are you planning on reading this year? Or this month?

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

32 thoughts on “of book banning and burning

  1. Maus is a superb book. Highly recommend it.

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  2. renudepride says:

    As usual, I read whatever I like, regardless of whether it is “banned” or not. As for book burning, throw the idiots who burn books into the flames instead of the books! 🙂 Naked hugs my Kenyan brother!

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    • makagutu says:

      Most times, I look for a banned book to see why it was banned but I have discovered to my dismay that i do not suffer from the same delicate sensibilities as the censors.
      Most times when a movie has been banned here, if I should watch it, I find mostly i was better off watching paint dry.

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  3. Nan says:

    Based on the actions of the Repukes, the kids in this country are going to grow up to be about as educated as the Neanderthals.

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    • maryplumbago says:

      Carl Sagan warned of this in Demon Haunted World..great book by the way, so it’s probably banned.

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      • makagutu says:

        I just finished reading this book. UFOs seems to be a big thing in the US of A

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        • maryplumbago says:

          It’s an excellent and forewarning book..it’s worse than he thought.

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          • makagutu says:

            Use them or lose them. That is what happens to freedoms.
            That science education, in fact, education in general is suffering in most places is something that ought to be a concern to all of us.

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            • maryplumbago says:

              Yes if you don’t teach science, a country will fall behind and if uou don’t teach history there is no hope to prevent bad things from happening again. And to me this most important things to teach are critical thinking and ethics and this is only occasionally taught in some colleges.

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          • makagutu says:

            Now that I am reading Volney, his warning is even more relevant and for something written in 1789, it is almost prophetic. He writes in one place

            New revolutions will agitate nations and empires; powerful thrones will again be overturned, and terrible catastrophes will again teach mankind that the laws of nature and the precepts of wisdom and truth cannot be infringed with impunity

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          • basenjibrian2 says:

            Just saw a poster warning that masks are the Mark of the Beast. I find them annoying but had no idea I was damning my soul🤪

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    • makagutu says:

      or maybe worse

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  4. Ron says:

    C’mon, man. CRT is old school. LCD and plasma screens are where it’s at now.

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    • makagutu says:

      Tell this to those guys in Florida. I hope they get to know what you mean

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      • Ron says:

        I suppose I could, but it seems imprudent to meddle in their affairs given that “We, the people of the State of Florida” voluntarily selected their current ruler via democratic means and grant him higher approval ratings than his rivals.

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        • makagutu says:

          hahahaha, you are washing your hands from this affair

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          • Ron says:

            You are correct. All I can tell the people of Florida is that “I am innocent of this man’s actions. It is your responsibility!” (And all the people answered, “His dictates be upon us and on our children!”)

            As Mr. Menken opined, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” 🙂

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            • makagutu says:

              This reminds me of the court case in Pirates of the Carribean, At the world’s ends where Jack Sparrow has a stooge for a judge who proclaims him guilty of not being Jack Sparrow.
              Let the people get what they asked for.

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        • maryplumbago says:

          Tell me about it. I live in Florida. Same people who love trump, love DeathSantis and there are many of them..but then I look at Texas and Oklahoma and see that they are everywhere like flies

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  5. It is surprising that a nation claiming to be the most liberal in the world operates in similar ways as most dictatorships when it comes to the right of publishing.

    There can be no doubt fascism is on the rise!
    Banned books
    Another interesting thing to look at is how many books out of the top 100 classic volumes have been challenged or banned. Here is a list.
    The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger
    The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
    To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
    The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
    Ulysses, by James Joyce
    Beloved, by Toni Morrison
    The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
    1984, by George Orwell
    Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
    Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
    Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
    Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
    Animal Farm, by George Orwell
    The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
    As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
    A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
    Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
    Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
    Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
    Native Son, by Richard Wright
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
    Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
    For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
    The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
    Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
    All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren
    The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
    Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence
    A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burges
    The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
    In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
    Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie
    Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron
    Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence
    Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
    A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
    Naked Lunch, by William S. Burrough
    Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
    Women in Love, by DH Lawrence
    The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer
    Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller
    An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser
    Rabbit, Run, by John Updike

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    • maryplumbago says:

      Wow that is impressive. You have to really wonder why. This can’t be all CRT. Something else afoot.

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    • makagutu says:

      Why would Slaughterhouse Five be on the list? Is it because it talks of war, America’s past time?
      Banning books is really a crazy thing to do.
      We had a morality police here who would ban videos and songs he considered injurious to public morality as determined by himself.

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