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John Deering for October 16, 2021

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    RAGs  3 months ago

    If they could get away with it, they would only offer opposing views.

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    Daeder  3 months ago

    That’s right on the money, John. (Sadly)

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    OMG. It’s actually real!

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/15/us/texas-schools-books-holocaust-state-law/index.html

    Attempting to be somewhat less jaw dropped, I skimmed the article. Seems like the usual law of unintended consequences… and possibly a sly dig from the administrator. But still…

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    PraiseofFolly  3 months ago

    Uh oh. Talk about unintended consequences! What if some kid asks for a Bible. Would the librarian insist the kid also take a copy of the Necronomicon? (—

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 3 months ago

    This is all too correct. It’s also ugly.

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    Patjade Premium Member 3 months ago

    Why is the RW so enamored with Nazis?

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    FrankErnesto  3 months ago

    Texas libraries carry neither of those books. Harry Potter? Banned. They got lots of bibles, though. Babtist bibles.

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    Meg, Apropos of Nothing  3 months ago

    I can’t even imagine what an opposing view would be.

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    suzalee  3 months ago

    This is due to a law passed by our GOP legislature and signed by our GOP governor.

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    The Nodding Head  3 months ago

    Republicans look longingly at Hitler Jugend and think, “Warum nicht?”

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    The Love of Money is . . .  3 months ago

    When the power fails again this winter in Texas the libraries can burned banned books to keep warm. . . . /S

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    piper_gilbert  3 months ago

    Texas has incredible influence on textbook publishers and how they construct their teaching materials. I saw it firsthand. Textbooks that other states have no choice in buying. Talk about indoctrination!

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    chmsam  3 months ago

    Want to know one of the best and most potentially powerful organizations for freedom in America? It the American Library Association. They fight for libraries but also for freedom from censorship and the reigning in of freedom to learn and to think for yourself.

    The Turd Reich hates the ALA. It also fears the ALA.

    Librarians can be very strong and powerful people.

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    thelordthygod666  3 months ago

    My daughter is a Texas schoolteacher. Yes, it’s that bad. She’s quitting teaching.

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    ChristopherBurns  3 months ago

    When I first heard this I was sure it was an exaggeration. But then again, one should never count Texas out when comes to doubling down on extreme positions. I teach math. I suppose if I taught in Texas I would have to present the opposing position to 7 times 8 equals 56. (Some say it’s 54, others say it’s 78. Gov. Abbot says it’s the Devil’s Arithmetic.

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    Monchoxyz Premium Member 3 months ago

    That was really funny.

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    schaefer jim  3 months ago

    Some truth to this toon,especially in Texas!

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    ferddo  3 months ago

    Surprised that the Anne Frank books are in that library… or that people are allowed to check them out…

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    apfelzra Premium Member 3 months ago

    Fortunately, from the various news reports of this incident, absolutely no one (on the record, anyway) has voiced support for teaching “alternatives” to the history of the Holocaust, though Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” would be the perfect choice. “Now, offering a supporting view of mass genocide, is . . .”

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    bakana  3 months ago

    Next week, there will be a Test on those “Opposing Views” to prove you read them.

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