It’s a good joke but it should be recognised as one

Amanda Bullock / August 18,2022

Pity to see folks not getting it:

The Bible and an adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary are among books withdrawn from Texan schools in the past year after parental complaints.
In the latest example of the battle playing out across America over what material children should see, officials in Keller independent school district, near Fort Worth, said books previously cleared as suitable for pupils would have to be assessed again.
At least one person objected to the Bible due to its “sexual content, violence including rape, murder, human sacrifice, misogyny, homophobia, discrimination, and other inappropriate content,” the Dallas Morning News reported. Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation was questioned on the grounds that it should be viewed with an adult, the newspaper reported.

So, the story is that the school district has a list of books that folk have objected to – objected to their being in classroom and school libraries. That list went to appeal, there were more complaints, they’ve pulled all those objected to until they can sort themselves out over what should remain on the shelves and what should not.
OK, so perhaps we can all laugh at the rubes getting this fussed over mere books etc. But they’ve not been banned – not as yet – it’s all in the consideration process.
That inclusion of the Bible there, of course it’s a very good and disruptive joke from someone who is against the idea of banning rather more woke-type books. If you’re going to ban this book on the grounds of violence – say – then what about Exodus on the subject of first borns?
A very good joke to spanner in the works.
But that’s what it is.

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