The takeover of the Democrat Party by the radical element is nearly complete.
Censorship and checks on free speech are shockingly back on the table.
Now Democrats are banning books for an unbelievable reason.
Leftists who believe that speech is violence are gaining a foothold within the mainstream of the Democrat Party.
The “speech is violence” mantra has been used as justification by the radical Left to deplatform speakers from college campuses, push for online censorship, and even destroy public property.
Now books are being banned from middle school and high school curricula.
The Burbank Unified School District in Los Angeles recently barred To Kill A Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and others.
Until further notice, teachers in the area will not be able to include on their curriculum Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” Theodore Taylor’s “The Cay” and Mildred D. Taylor’s “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.”
Four parents alleged that these books could cause harm to their children, and, in turn, BUSD decided to exclude these novels from its curriculum.
All it took was four leftist parents to complain, and the entire school district buckled.
The Left has learned that people will often bend the knee under the slightest bit of pressure.
Worse yet, the books in question highlight the ills of racial intolerance.
Students and free speech groups are pushing back, but it’s yet to be seen if common sense will win out.
The National Coalition Against Censorship wrote a letter to the school district that said, “[W]e believe that the books . . . have a great pedagogical value and should be retained in the curriculum.”
The Burbank ban comes off the heels of Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage being assailed by radical transgender activists including one who works for the ACLU.
Shrier’s book was initially banned from Target, but was ultimately put back on the shelves after conservative media highlighted the censorship.
Her book was also blocked from advertising on Amazon.
The Left has become unbelievably censorious over the past four years.
During the summer, films like Gone with the Wind and Blazing Saddles were pulled from HBO Max so they could be slapped with a disclaimer at the beginning.
Political correctness has run amok and common sense and free speech are paying the price.
People have to put their foot down so the radical mob can’t bully the rest of society.