In an Esquire article, titled The 10 Most-Banned Books in America, Adrienne Westenfeld provides a perfect example of how the Left, specifically the “Woke Left,” turns reality on its head, and then presents it as truth to the gullible masses. The article was featured in Digg:
The 10 Most-Banned Books in America
The culture war has found a new frontline—and it’s coming to a school library near you.
In 2021, attempts to ban books in the United States surged to their highest level since the American Library Association began tracking book challenges over two decades ago. We owe it all to right-wing agitators who’ve taken up book banning as the latest cudgel in their war to suppress inclusive conversations about race, gender, and sexuality. From Senator Ted Cruz crying about racist babies in a congressional hearing to the more insidious efforts of grassroots groups challenging books in their school libraries, the frenzy highlights a long history of conservative censorship in the United States, with some troubling new tricks. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott instructed state agencies to block books with “overtly sexual” content (many saw this as coded language for targeting books containing LGBTQ material); meanwhile, in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a law requiring elementary schools to post searchable library databases, clearing the way for books to be targeted and removed. In an alarming dispatch from Wyoming, a prosecutor considered criminal charges against public librarians who stocked books with LGBTQ themes.
“The 729 challenges tracked by ALA represent the highest number of attempted book bans since we began compiling these lists 20 years ago,” ALA president Patty Wong wrote in a statement. “We support individual parents’ choices concerning their child’s reading and believe that parents should not have those choices dictated by others. Young people need to have access to a variety of books from which they can learn about different perspectives. So, despite this organized effort to ban books, libraries remain ready to do what we always have: make knowledge and ideas available so people are free to choose what to read.”
If you’re among the 87% of Americans who reject banning books, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of the ten most-challenged books of 2021, along with the supposed rationale behind the controversies they’ve sparked. Share these books with the young people in your life, or enjoy them on your own—each one is a moving paean to self-knowledge, inclusivity, and the strength we find in embracing difference, both in ourselves and others. So go ahead and get reading. It’ll make Ted Cruz’s day.
The article goes on to list ten books that focus on either sexual perversions or non-white ethnicities. Most of the books were excluded from school libraries due to sexual content, but one was excluded for anti-police sentiment.
Each heading includes a link where one can buy the book on Amazon. It never seems to occur to the author that books that are truly banned cannot be purchased on Amazon; they’ve been BANNED from Amazon.
The books of Jared Taylor are, in reality, among the “most banned” books, because no school would even consider including them in its library in the first place. Additionally, they CANNOT be purchased at Amazon.
By any definition, White Identity is more banned than Gender Queer. White Identity is not only banned by Amazon, and cannot be found in any school library, but even Google has cleansed it from its search results. Hence, the article is a lie from beginning to end.
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