(Tea Party 247) – You know who bans books? Communists. Banning books is the equivalent to government sanctioned thought. If you are prohibited from ideas, you can’t think anything except what the tyrannical government imposes on you. That’s the idea behind it, at any rate, since authoritarian regimes tend to view their citizens as easily manipulated, mindless subjects.
Looks like communist progress is happening right here in America on the campus of Georgetown University. The school just announced this week that they plan to ban a number of books that students have deemed “offensive.”
These “students” are liberals, no doubt.
According to a report by The College Fix, officials at Georgetown University have removed hundreds of books from campus libraries on the grounds that they were apparently riddled with “bigotry” as determined by students.
The student who kicked off the book purge is Alexandra Bowman. She noticed that one book in one of the campus libraries “prominently featured a Native American on its cover,” as Breitbart reports. Naturally, Bowman took great offense to this. How dare a book feature a Native American on its cover!
Shortly after Bowman made her initial complaint against the obviously racist and bigoted book featuring the Native American on its cover, Georgetown’s Reynolds and McCarthy libraries were all but cleared out.
You can’t stop progress.
“While some were simply raucous crime noir murder mysteries representative of the literary and cultural time in which they were written, other books included extremely problematic and damaging elements, including the glamorization of rape, including that of underage girls,” Bowman said in a short comment. “Completely naked women of all races were frequently featured on these books’ covers. Further, many books fetishized young nonwhite women.”
“Upon looking further at the collection of books in the library, we noticed other serialized books, most published in the mid-20th century, with similar pornographic, racially derogatory themes,” Bowman wrote to Georgetown student newspaper. “Ultimately, the removal of the books was what we expected to come as a result of our inquiry.”
Thank goodness the students of Georgetown University are now safe from being forced to read this “offensive” pieces of literature.
Breitbart goes on to report:
The Georgetown Review, an independent student newspaper associated with Georgetown University, also contributed to the university’s decision to remove the books from the library. After hearing of Bowman’s complaint, the newspaper published a report detailing the most offensive books in the two campus libraries. Some of the books featured sexually provocative cover pictures. The seemingly innocuous book included in the report was Legion, William Peter Blatty’s sequel to The Exorcist was included in the list.
A Georgetown spokesperson told a student reporter that the decision to remove the books from the libraries was made out of concern for the sensitivity of the university’s students and staff.
Administrators “led an investigation into the content of both libraries’ collections” following outreach from the crack research team at the Hilltop and Review. The Residential Life team removed books whose “titles, topics, and images … raised concerns for students and staff,” the spokesperson said.
Good thing Bowman was looking out for the “sensitivities” of the Georgetown University students and staff. Who knows what kind of emotional and psychological toll these kinds of offensive books could have caused these grown adults!