Book Burning? WTF!!

Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.– Ray Douglas Bradbury

Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people. –Heinrich Heine

I would say that I can’t believe that books were ever burned or banned ‘back in the day’ – but unfortunately that still happens today…. Completely unbelievable! – just don’t get it! I don’t mean this happens only in places like China and North Korea! This is still happening in the U.S.

My cousin is a lawyer and took a school district to court, because they had banned the Harry Potter books from the library…  He won of course… and as far as i know there weren’t any books burned – but still…

I could probably go on a diatribe about how burning books or suppressing thoughts, ideas, or words is ludicrous… But I won’t – will just sum up this thought with:

Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book… Eisenhower


One Response to “Book Burning? WTF!!”

  1. Steve Carter Says:

    I had to burn some boxes of books recently, because they had been in storage for a few years and had gone mouldy. I felt bad, images of “Farenheit 451” racing through my mind.
    I still have about 2500 books in my small flat (apartment)and they are safe, so I’m happy enough.

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