The American Library Association is a foremost bastion of Useful Idiots who talk a good game about censorship and the dangers of book banning, but are led by their political biases into inconsistency in their understanding of what constitutes a “Banned Book.” What they really mean by “Banned Books Week” is “Books Disliked by Conservatives and Freedom Fighters Week.” Books that are disliked by their favored groups — as mine are by Islamic supremacist groups such as Hamas-linked CAIR — are never considered to be books that are “banned or challenged,” no matter now often they are actually banned. Books that are genuinely controversial but go against their cherished Leftist multiculturalist assumptions are kept out of libraries and never given a fair shake.
The American Library Association, champion of banned books, has itself banned me, for daring to enunciate truths that they would prefer not be known. So do you want to read a real Banned Book for banned books week? Try The Truth About Muhammad, incinerated in the video above for telling truths the book-burner didn’t like being aired (and yet in stark contrast to the aftermath of the threat of the burning of the Qur’an, nary a riot will ensue, and nary an innocent person will be harmed).
To be sure, my book is not “holy,” and exhorts no one to kill, enslave or subjugate anyone for any reason. Maybe if it did, it would get on the ALA’s list for Banned Books Week.
“Banned Books Week: Read ‘The Hunger Games’ or the ‘Koran,'” by Liz Kelly Nelson for Zap2It, September 27:
Thanks to the vigilance of the American Library Association (ALA), the list of books banned or challenged in 2010-2011 isn’t as long as it could be, but it’s long enough to keep a person out of books for at least a year. Every year during Banned Book Week the ALA works to keep books considered controversial, obscene or profane on library shelves and in schools.…
Except those that are controversial because they outrage the ALA’s Leftist pieties.
The ALA asks that from Sept. 24 – Oct. 1, lovers of literature read a banned book. Below, some titles from the 2010-2011 list to get you started:
“The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins
“The Diary of Anne Frank,” Anne Frank
“Water for Elephants,” Sarah Gruen
“Brave New World,” Alduous Huxley
“The Catcher in the Rye,” J.D. Salinger
“Slaughter-house 5,” Kurt Vonnegut
“Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India,” Joseph Lelveld
“My Mom’s Having a Baby,” Dori Hillested Butler