Stories abound on so-called “book bans.” The right is pulling books from school libraries because they instruct children on how to perform sex acts upon other children or on adults. It’s a disingenuous argument. Librarians are acting all offended because a school is choosing not to carry books that are inappropriate for children. The books can still be purchased by those who choose to do so. They can still be read, are still being published. They haven’t been banned at all.

Not so with other books. It was just five years ago that the left cheered as Amazon pulled a book from its store. That book, published by Defense Distributed, was the text version of the step files required to 3D print the Liberator pistol. That book was subsequently banned by a US judge. It is no longer published. It can’t be bought. No one can read it, unless they find a bootleg copy from a site like Pirate Bay.


Jonathan · May 24, 2023 at 11:10 am

Don’t forget it was Democrats who banned major works like Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the Bible… I find it interesting how modern book ban discussions never mention history or context.
Interesting, but not surprising…

Nothing Is As it Seems · May 24, 2023 at 1:54 pm

The Yahtzee party burned all the pedo groomer books and rainbow rump ranger manuals but they were the bad guys.

anonymous coward · May 24, 2023 at 3:42 pm

The aren’t a ban. You can still own them, you just can’t get them from THE SCHOOL LIBRARY. People choose to not carry books all the time. You can’t purchase the Turner Diaries from Amazon anymore. In fact I don’t think they show up in searches there. Where is the outrage?

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