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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Back in the game...

This makes me sick...

Personally, I reject the notion that any book is 'dangerous'. Whether the book is offensive or contains ideas that could adopted by dangerous people, a book can never be dangerous--with the possible exception of the Anarchist's Cookbook. I mean, if just saying the phrase "10 Most Harmful Books" doesn't send you into a fit of rebellion against censorship and limited discussion, you are beyond help.
Having said that, taking a look at the list, just purely going on themes, it seems a couple of books are missing...the Bible, the Torah and the Koran. But then again, I guess they weren't from the 19th and 20th centuries so no big deal.

As if the top 10 list weren't disgusting enough (including titles like The Feminine Mystique and Democracy and Education, the list of honorable mention (garnering just a few votes) was even worse: Silent Spring, Origin of the Species and of course Unsafe at any Speed.
It seems ideas such as rampant destruction of wildlife and vegetation by pesticides (Silent Spring), evolution (of course!), and the safety of motor vehicles (Unsafe at any Speed by Ralph Nader) are harmful.
The theme of this list appears to be don't read books which could make you 1) think for yourself; 2) possibly think about or adopt another political or philosophical belief; or 3) distrust men, corporations or your government.

Hah, let freedom ring right?

2 Comments:

Blogger z said...

I don't trust men either, so I won't read any of those stinky books. I say we should just burn them all, tune our radio's to Rush and our TV's to Ann Coulter, every chance we get.
As far as corps and govts go...I thought they were the same thing...aren't they?
You're lying Katinula.
You liberals are just...(stammer, pause, scratch head, screw up face in concentration, stamp feet, say "uh," caress balls, pick at ass, smile and make face shine like dawn from idea and say)....poopie.

2:12 PM  
Blogger dilemma said...

you gotta be kidding me!! that is such horseshit! it makes me so sick!! what is wrong with these people?!?! anyway, screw them!

9:56 AM  

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