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PostPosted: Sat 04 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

I know most of my points have already been stated in some form (banning is bad, OMG I can't believe what's on the list, etc.), but I feel compelled to write simply because this is such a huge moral issue.

All books are banned because of some form of ignorance. Maybe the person arguing for the book's banning has never read it. Maybe those who would ban Harry Potter can't step out of the 17th century. It could be that parents don't want their kids to be exposed to the sort of violence that they're going to hear about anyway. Whatever the reason, there is an element of ignorance involved.
Maybe reading a bit more can fix that.



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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

The Scientist wrote:
All books are banned because of some form of ignorance. Maybe the person arguing for the book's banning has never read it. Maybe those who would ban Harry Potter can't step out of the 17th century. It could be that parents don't want their kids to be exposed to the sort of violence that they're going to hear about anyway. Whatever the reason, there is an element of ignorance involved.
Maybe reading a bit more can fix that.


Well said. I agree with you 100%. It makes me sad that people don't want to read or think books are bad.

My school doesn't ban books; in fact, it encourages reading things like Animal Farm. It was required reading for sophmores in some High Level classes.



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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

mattias wrote:
Yves wrote:
ideas like maybe everyone should be equal
omg, that would suck! whatsthat No offence to anyone here, but I honestly can't understand americans are still so paranoid about comunism... I don't understand banning any books at all in what is called a "democracy".

Not that I really understand any of them, but the Lord of the Rings remains a total mystery.....

And again, where is this? smile

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Knowledge is dangerous. Burn the books!


Exactly! One step away from Fahrenheit 451
OMG that book is on the list too.


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

Woah, What the? My school actually makes us read "Of mice and men" and "To kill a mockingbird" for english 2.

Kinda weird, I don't see much wrong with the novels.


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

Ill try to find the list, I cant remmber what I saw it in I think it was USA Weekend, or something. The catagories of why these books are being banned are...
socialy offensive
too much sex
irreligious
too polotical

Heres a list... http://www.cadl.org/books-movies/booklists/banned-boo ks.html
Ha, how ironic is it that Farrenhite 451 is banned. Who the hell decides this crap? This one is so hillarious... http://www.cadl.org/books-movies/recrev/in-the-night- kitchen-by-maurice-sen dak


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

That is absolutely disgusting. They banned "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss because it "criminalizes the forest industry." No wonder most Americans just accept the BS that the US government pitches them. It's my opinion that banning books like this is designed to make sure kids don't ask questions and just become obedient members of society.


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

Little house on the Prarie was banned? That's just cruel.

This is disgusting. I pity those who banned the books and sincerely hope that the children in these schools will be smart enough to go out on their own and see what they are missing.



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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

Ninja wrote:
... The diary of Anne Frank is a diary of a girl who survived the holocaust. ...
I'm sorry hun, but Anne Frank did not survive the holocaust. neutral

Reading should be encouraged more. This whole topic motivates me to volunteer at the library to teach kids to read! read


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

They banned The Diary of Anne Frank because it contains some sex, I believe.

I haven't read it, personally.



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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

the version of anne frank i read didnt have any sex in it, at the most it only had kissing.
but of course there's been about 5 re-drafts of it in different areas of america, so idk.
as for mein kampf, i can understand from their view and where america is going nowadays, considering the fact that it was written by the same man who used the jews as scapegoats of hate and put them along with blacks, homosexuals, and anyone who was even called a jew inside a camp where they put you in giant room with a bunch of naked people just so they could kill you with cyanide and then burn you hmm.
as for things like the lord of the rings and harry potter, i dont see much point in it other then the fact that there are some children with highly unstable minds (which is becoming more rampant for some reason) which this can only contribute to in some insane way.(i didnt read the whole article on it, it was about children with unstable minds vs. books of complete fantasy.)
but then they should just ban the catcher and the rye.(if it isnt already)
animal farm, while i was reading it i saw some direct interpretations of marxisism and communism, such as the flag of the bulls horn and the hoof in the same shape as the hammer and the sickle, and the changing of COMMANDMENTS into simple laws or sayings that are contradictions of eachother.
as for the lorax, they dont want to be teaching children that its bad to cut down trees, because the wood industry is raking in so much cash that they dont want it opposed, and Dr. seuss directly affliates its books with any and all children under the age of 7-8.
also, those 3 catagories arent even the beggining.
the U.S. government is a power that continues to grow, it controls its population with mainstream information, and even ideals.
its gotton so bad that people dont know common information that they should know from common sense.
literally, it has gotton so horrible that nobody these days would even survive something simple, like being "stranded" after a hurricane.
the water is only 3-4 feet deep, and they wont have any water moccasins unless theres a freshwater creek nearby, even then most snakes would choose land because freshwater snakes cant survive in saltwater, sure your stuffs got water damage, but they choose to sit on their lazy asses while getting dehydrated, and sunburnt while they slowly starve to death all because their "waiting for help".
and trust me, i live 3 miles to the gulf of mexico, Ike hit my house like a freight train, and i walked those extra miles to the next city while at least 10 people that i could count were sitting on their roofs just looking at the water.
but back onto the topic, every government wants you to know as little as possible, and when it comes to things like history, they dont want it to happen again, but this is only the tip of the iceberg.
they dont want free thinkers, those who know where to find information on how corrupt our government is, what they've been hiding behind those white walls for years upon years.
element 115
the tsar bomb (resently released)
secret government testing on unwilling subjects
new chemically altered drugs
bio-chemical warfare
the first beta testic of self-replicating nanobots
whats behind the walls of area 51 (3 people have tried getting in, the farthest so far was 2.8/5 miles in, he caught footage of a never-before seen antenna structure, presumably 5 ft. tall, looked like an upside down hersheys kiss with a long base on it with a black visor, right after that military came out of nowhere with shotguns and escorted him out after he hid the camera.)
its those with either the knowledge to want to know whats going on, or those with common sense to actually realize whats happening that the government dont want here.
im not saying its a conspiracy, but it is happening, just ask any person you know what they know about all of this, and i'll bet you 50 bucks that they dont.


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

Kava wrote:
Ill try to find the list, I cant remmber what I saw it in I think it was USA Weekend, or something. The catagories of why these books are being banned are...
socialy offensive
too much sex
irreligious
too polotical

That's possibly the most retarded thing I've ever read in my entire life. To kill a mockingbird encourages empathy and morals, anti-racism, so on and so forth, if anything this book should be encouraged to be read. Like in my school, we had to read that book, and grade 11 english class read animal farm (Which is only socially offensive i you're retarded.) But really, the whole sex thing? wtf. I go to a catholic school, and I read a book filled with sex, and others with racial slurs, and obviously, there have been no problems. I honestly can't even believe people are BANNING books in schools... It's very sad indeed.


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

Ninja wrote:
animal farm was one of the creepyist books (and movie) of all time, and it indirectly talked about communism and socialism. The diary of Anne Frank is a diary of a girl who survived the holocaust. To kill a mocking bird is all about morals and ethics and racial discrimination.
And learning about the holocaust is wrong?



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PostPosted: Thu 09 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

I really dont understnad the "Too political" catagorie. That makes absolutley no sence. There banning "Animal farm" why?, because its politcal on a rebelous level? There treating it as if Hittler wrote it. Polotics is something that needs to be learned. I mean it just makes no sence period. It is really getting scary. They might as well flush freespeach down the drain, because by banning these books that is what they are teaching the upcoming generation. There being trained to live in the upcoming police state, and beleive me it is coming fast, and hard. The America we read about in History books(which is probley filtred, and untrue) is no more so just get use to. We have too many ... Ill shut up, because I will offend someone. Im just so pissed right now. I just hope people are paying attention to what is going on. They say knowledge is power. Hell knowledge is now a privlage. Kids will learn only what will be allowed to learn, and people wonder why kids hate schools, and dont respect the ecucation system. Its a sad, sad joke now. Im just so glad I dont have kids, because I would be so tempted to home school them which wouldnt be fair to them, because they would be deprived of social skills which is just as importent as anything else taught in school. Its just not fair, and feels me with so much frustration, but what the *** can you do just except it, and move on. Protest.. What???? Damnit now Im pissed!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

Id like to dedicate this to American schools.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bvT-DGcWw


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PostPosted: Thu 09 Sep, 2010  Reply with quote

Kava wrote:
Id like to dedicate this to American schools.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bvT-DGcWw


A little cliché, but good song.

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