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Missouri's New Book Banning Bill Would Imprison Librarians And Defund Libraries

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Skwim, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Father Heathen

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    It is worrisome that there are yokels attempting to slowly gnaw away at our freedoms while we have people in power setting precedents that are wearing away the failsafes.
     
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  3. Revoltingest

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    There are always people who would gnaw away at liberty.
    They dwell in cities, on farms, in the north, in the south, &
    even in halls of government. They surface all the time,
    so panties needn't bunch up every time it happens.

    Branding them "yokels" smacks of bigotry with hints of racism.
    Keep your message pure...the point would be better made.
     
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    If you think the stories of guns amd America and guns are bad, you should look into their abuses of searches and seizures. It is so bad and out of hand, if you ever come here do not carry cash, because the thief to steal might be the popo.
     
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    For some of, depending on who you ask, technically it's not bigotry or prejudiced but rational responses targeting a repressor. So, for wanting to ban books and censor information, they are a bunch of fart sniffers.
     
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  8. Shadow Wolf

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    Too many problems then and still, but once somethings are taken care of I plan on seriously making up some lost hoing around time. :D
    But, as for marriage, anyone my mom hates and wouldn't be good for me, and to really torque my dad's jaw all of have to do is marry a black guy or atheist.
     
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    Luckily it was just one charter school doing it under their own policies rather than creating a state law like they're trying to do in Missouri.
     
  10. Father Heathen

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    How would it be bigoted or racist? Yokel is defined as a person who is naive, ignorant, and uneducated due to rural isolation. Is that inaccurate?
    I'm from small town Indiana, and many members of my own family are yokels (that's why I stay off FB.)
     
  11. Revoltingest

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    Technically, his post was bigoted against rural folk.

    Northerners....so many despise southerners, farmers,
    & people who live in rural areas. We see threads like
    this attacking them....all of them for every proposed law
    like this. But they don't bristle at northern or urban people
    with the same broadly aimed venom when liberty threats
    originate there, eg, Bloomberg's stop-&-frisk or his once
    advocating compulsory military service.
     
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    I think it's an uneven comparison since that was one incident with one charter school, compared to the OP about a Missouri state law for all state supported libraries.
     
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    Religious schools get away with bigotry and censorship all of the time due to being private, so it's funny to see them squeal when the shoe is on the other foot.
     
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    Yeah. I wonder if all the Catholic and Christian private school in our area carry atheist literature or even books about evolution. Highly doubt it.
     
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    I dont disagree with that. And though my post more of a joke, rural Hoosier yokels are a thing. At least a few members on RF have moved out of that state, and living much happier being away from them. "Small town, small mind" does have a ring of truth their. It's not much different than me saying things like "they free Jesus so much they hate him and treat him like garbage." It's not any single word, but the combination and word order that intents it to be harsh and scathing. But, in the end, I haven't heard anyone telling me to leave since I left that craphole.
     
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    They are the primary demographic that places those with an evangelical agenda in positions of power, are they not?
     
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    It is bigotry towards rural folk.
    And since it's typically applied to rural whites
    (like "redneck), it also smacks of racism.
     
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    Detente enuf for me.
     
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    Are they?
    I look forward to your evidence.
    But nonetheless, would problems originating in predominantly
    black areas justify using insulting epithets for them? Nah.
     
  20. Father Heathen

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    Race and culture are two different things. I was a "rural white" most of my life, but I wasn't a willfully ignorant, insular fundie.
     
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