Banned Books Week and The U.L.S.

My go-to for everything that’s happening these days: Handmaid’s Tale. Cue the scene where the Commander’s wife, Serena, has a finger cut off for suggesting that women should be allowed to read. Not trying to make this about the woman stuff. Just the fanatical, tunnel-visioned, fear-driven, despotic, small-minded, unaccepting, tyrannical, dim-witted, exclusionary, anti-creative, anti-thought, anti-love, anti-possibility ethos many have had to live with and that we will have to live with too, more than we already are, if things keep inching forward the way they are………

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Banned Books Week — 9/22/19–9/28/19

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The ULS: The Underground Library Society

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In honor of Banned Books Week, I wanted to revisit this information. As the creator of the ULS, The Underground Library Society, and at the request of several followers, I have decided to put up lists of books that have been banned or challenged. If a book is challenged, that usually means there were people who wanted it removed from a school or library.  Both are forms of book censorship. It is important to note that I am not focusing only on books banned or challenged in the United States of America; unfortunately, censorship is a world wide action.

Here is my initial list of banned and challenged books:

The entire Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling;

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee;

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain;

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13 thoughts on “Banned Books Week and The U.L.S.

    • Interesting thought about the IQs. I do feel that amongst almost everybody I come into contact with. Journalists tend to be dumbing themselves down at a frightening pace.
      But….I reckon reality TV might have been lapped up at anytime in history (given the available technology) by disempowered, miserable humans.

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  1. That’s a scary thought that journalists are doing it too. They should be among the last folks doing it–am I right?!
    There’s a writer out here who’s been on interviews and revealed that he feels responsible, at least in part, about the reality TV boom, because he was part of the writer’s strike that was going on in 2007-2009 or so. So while the writers were striking, people discovered they could keep making “TV” with low overhead and no writers whatsoever with reality TV, and that’s when it really took off.

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  2. The same people that probably look at other cultures and balk at the burqa and women seemingly being marginalized and oppressed wouldn’t give it a second thought to ban Catcher in the Rye or Beloved and oppress freedom of thought and creativity and speech without blinking an eye!

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