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Who here is for banning and burning books?

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posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 02:14 AM
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originally posted by: Byrd

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Who here is for banning and burning books?

Not all books. Just offensive books. Books with dangerous words in them. Assault books.



There are some books that I would not allow in a library or a bookstore (and would possibly report on the Internet) ... something like a guide for pedophiles on how to have sex with babies. Or a book on how to torture and maim a small child or animals.

While I am a liberal and like to think I'm fairly tolerant, I do draw the line at some things.
Damn, man...I thought i have read some out there stuff.
I have never had the misfortune of stumbling across this level of garbage.
Nothing a solid hickory stick can't fix.




posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 02:24 AM
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a reply to: skunkape23

I'd love to say that is pure hypothetical... then again I've scoured the Interwebs / history / etc for all the most bizarre / obscure / intense cinema stuff from across the ages, and yet I've never happened to encounter let alone download stuff along those kind of lines (snuff, child porn, [I hate to think there's anything even beyond those extremes, but there very well might be now that its a thought experiment]).
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posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 02:31 AM
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Bizar how this thread is evolving. Yet, it also goes to show how contentious this subject is.

What stands out is the fact that it is judgement or perhaps better said: regional zeitgeist that is so apparent.

Take the word: offensive. I feel like totally offended. Or my favorite I heard a few weeks back from a woman responding to a simple question of a Trainer of Syrian decent to a woman of Nicaragua: are you Asian? Your eyes are somewhat like that. Her response was a genuine smile and said: it might look like that but I hail from Middle America.
The other woman said: his question is bordering offensive.

My goodness. This relentlessly busybodying on what should be considered offensive or even bordering offensive, is simply amazing.
I asked her: have you checked if the Nicaraguan woman is offended? She looked at me bewildered as if that was needed at all. I imparted some words to the wise: perhaps you should first ask before mounting your high horse of moral ineptitude, and asked the Nicaraguan woman if indeed she felt offended. She looked at me surprised and said: no not at all, he was simply inquiring and learning.

I let out a little sigh of relief. Fortunately, there are still people around who are ( not yet?) infected with this insidious virus that destroys any meaningful inquiry.

Taking offense is a personal choice, yet, it seems to me, is very useful to those people who are more than averagely self absorbed, as if the world turns because they can formulate a string of words.

Interestingly, this woman, exclaiming bordering offensive, hates my guts for calling her out on her own stupidity.

So to me, I do not mind books of all kinds to exist. Some, indeed, may contain material that can be considered offensive, dangerous to national security, undesired. Note the container quality.

And truth be told, we as an society, once had a period in time where not only books were burned, but the people who entrusted those ideas for posterity, we're put on trial by the holy inquisition and threatened to recant.

Those threats usually amounted to autodafe.

After enlightenment period, are we to revert back to those days, by instituting the same type of behaviour?

Since the written word speeds around the world in parts of a second, lightning speed when compared to the middle ages, where ink was an expensive luxury and only the rich could afford having a book, what reason could there be to restrict the written word by instituting book burning?

Individual responsibility for what to read and write seems to be exchanged for group think and compliance, where tribal obeisance is pursued with a religious zeal.

What a mess.

Burning a book is as symbolic as is burning a flag and can exert a powerful influence. Yet, in my view, replacing group think with individual choice for whatever reason is crossing the Rubicon, that should never happen.

But it sure sounds democratic.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 02:34 AM
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The moment we start destroying knowledge and art - no matter how offensive it might be to anyone - is the moment we condemn our most valuable capability: To question and to see differently than others. The beauty of humanity is in its uniqueness. It's sometimes cruel,a trocious uniqueness - but it's there. Lose it and we might as well fortfeit everything else and become mindless automatons.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 02:39 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Someone in history once said that where they burn books they later burn people.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 03:24 AM
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originally posted by: Azureblue
a reply to: DBCowboy

Someone in history once said that where they burn books they later burn people.




They will burn anyone and anything.

Friggin Orcs.

Just look around today and see who they are.


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posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 03:35 AM
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burning marvel comics now ... cant take that sjw shiiite anymore...



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 04:28 AM
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A quote from a person living in Nazi Germany " those who burn books will also burn people" that was said just before the start of WW 2, cannot remember the guys name.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: frenchfries




posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 04:52 AM
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originally posted by: pikestaff
A quote from a person living in Nazi Germany " those who burn books will also burn people" that was said just before the start of WW 2, cannot remember the guys name.


It was Heinrich Heine who wrote "Where books are burned, in the end, people will also be burned", in 1823.

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posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:04 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

This guy at burning man a few years back was burning bibles in a fire barrel. Some artsy, edgey, demonstration. I asked him where the Korans were? He looked offended, and some other wannabe hippies gave me angry looks. He then said he wouldn't burn a koran. Idiot. I don't get some people.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:08 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
The only people who claim to want to burn books are probably the politicians paid to say such things in order to get people outraged over it. Take the bait if you want.


He already took the bait, else this ridiculous thread wouldn't exist.

I'd be willing to bet there are no book burners on ATS, maybe 1 or 2 but that would be it...



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:10 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: frenchfries



No, that's why Rescue came about, to fill the niche...



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:13 AM
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originally posted by: pikestaff
A quote from a person living in Nazi Germany " those who burn books will also burn people" that was said just before the start of WW 2, cannot remember the guys name.


There are some common traits amongst those who like a burning book. Specific beliefs don't matter much compared to the zealotry or fundamentalism of the burners. 21st Century Europe has seen far-Right groups burning anything Jewish and 21st Century USA has had fundamentalist Christians burning anything from gay-themed books to Harry Potter. Yep. Harry Potter was somehow Satanic. There was some Baptist dude who made national news for burning Korans too.

Out towards India, books were burned for criticising Hinduism and who can forget some Pakistani Muslims burning the Satanic Verses?

Your quote is eerily portentous is history is any guide. All the above groups have burned books and bodies in the past 100 years and some in the past decade. Common factors? Fundamentalism and stupidity imo.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:17 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

In America Harry Potter's first novel was called Philosophers Stone not Sorcerers Stone like it was in Europe and UK. due to religious reasons.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:27 AM
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a reply to: JugHead

It's crazy, eh? Grown ups being intimidated by children's fiction.



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:30 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Yeah it really is kinda nuts. lol



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:37 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv



Books are for everyone, therefore guns are for everyone.






Throughout history, which of these has killed the most people?



posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:43 AM
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Read some B.F. Skinner.




posted on Mar, 27 2018 @ 05:46 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Too bad you'll never see it pinned like that on CNN or FOX. Good point though.




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