just when i find just the right chemical balance for my brain . . . i start reading the news again . . .
” . . . if you go to the Brooklyn Public Library seeking a copy of “Tintin au Congo,” Hergé’s second book in a series, prepare to make an appointment and wait days to see the book.
“It’s not for the public,” a librarian in the children’s room said this month when a patron asked to see it. The book, published 79 years ago, was moved in 2007 from the public area of the library to a back room where it is held under lock and key. The move came after a patron objected, as others have, to the way Africans are depicted in the book. “The content is racially offensive to black people,’’ a librarian wrote on Form 286, also known as a Request for Reconsideration of Library Material [pdf].”
In essence the library locks up these dangerous books, lest they escape , ” the ones that’ll infect your soul, curve your spine and keep the country from winning the war. . .” Damn I miss George Carlin . . . hell I miss Hunter Thompson . . . we are alone children. . . with the monkeys running the asylum . . .where books are locked up and people think public health care can kill them. I gotta find a new hobby, my head can’t take much more of this nonsense.