Hey there, bookworms and deep thinkers! Lately, I stumbled upon some wild memes floating around the internet, and let me tell you, they got me thinking. People seem to be more ready to ban books than to seriously address gun violence. Now, I don't know about you, but that strikes me as some mighty peculiar stuff. So, let's dive into this topsy-turvy world and unpack the crazy comments and reactions that come with it. Buckle up!
Okay, folks, here's the deal. These memes got everyone all riled up, and the discussion takes a bizarre turn. Suddenly, defending book bans becomes a thing, and people start accusing libraries of giving "gay porn" to little kids. Wait, what?! We're talking about book censorship and somehow end up discussing graphic material? It's like going from A to Z without stopping at any of the other twenty-four letters in between.
I couldn't resist poking the bear, so I asked someone defending book bans a simple question: Are books about black history, icons like Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Michelle Obama, suddenly "gay porn" because they've been removed? You'd think it'd make 'em stop and think, right? Nah. Instead, they challenged me to bring proof. So, I whipped out articles mentioning specific states, counties, and school districts, along with the banned titles. But nope, they still insisted I was peddling fake news.
Now, this is where things get even wilder. When confronted with actual facts that don't align with their beliefs, these folks play the "credibility card." They demand sources from right-wing media outlets because, apparently, that's the only legit stuff in town. If the truth comes from a left-wing, right-wing, or even a chicken-wing source, it's still the truth, my friends.
Hold on to your hats, because we're about to witness a grade-A meltdown. When faced with calm and factual arguments, these folks run out of logic quicker than I can finish a bag of popcorn. Suddenly, I'm labeled an "SJW" (social justice warrior) or "woke" like it's an insult. Newsflash, people: fighting for human rights and staying aware of the real world isn't a bad thing! But hey, rather than engaging in a meaningful conversation, they'd rather block me or dish out insults like it's a high school cafeteria feud.
Now, here's the silver lining in this whole mess. I had this one person block and unblock me more times than I can count. First, she claimed we were discussing porn, not guns, but I called out the fact that the original meme was all about defending book bans (which she was doing) while avoiding the topic of gun violence (which she conveniently skipped). And guess what? She kept unblocking me to throw more names my way, then blocked me again. It's like I was living in her mind rent-free, while I went about my merry day. Good times!
I hope you’re doing well today.
A 2022 Oklahoma law says school employees and public library staffers can be fined up to $20,000 or serve up to 10 years in prison for facilitating “indecent exposure to obscene material.
10 years! that's worse than first degree manslaughter!!
I was think about this earlier today. The U.S. has always had a violent puritanical attitude.
I can remember television in the Seventies when it was easier to show Deer Hunter uncut in prime-time than it was to show Benny Hill uncut after 11pm - gun violence Good, Naked Tits bad.
Maybe it's just me, but when have naked tits killed somebody?
I think Grace Slick said it best :
"When the men on the chessboard get up and tell you where to go
... When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
... Remember what the Dormouse said
Feed your head, feed your head"