You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #63: Who cares WHY they read them? Just get the little bastards reading!!! [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-05-06 01:20 PM
Response to Reply #55
63. Who cares WHY they read them? Just get the little bastards reading!!!
...Good grief, why does it matter WHY they are reading them, if the net result is they wind up reading the books? Jeez, what might happen next? The kids might start discussing the books with each other to find out why they think they were banned, or whether they liked them or not? OH NO!!! We can't have that.....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -High School Removes *Display* of Banned Books! (For Banned Book week) villager  Oct-04-06 12:55 PM   #0 
  - yep wouldn't want those kids reading  proud2Blib   Oct-04-06 12:57 PM   #1 
  - One way to get kids to read  LiberalFighter   Oct-04-06 04:25 PM   #29 
  - And I'm glad you ended your post where you did  lastliberalintexas   Oct-05-06 10:38 AM   #57 
  - That's real smart....tell a teen not to do something......they will  MadMaddie   Oct-04-06 12:58 PM   #2 
  - Yep, virtually guaranteeing  supernova   Oct-04-06 01:00 PM   #3 
  - So now it's not just what books you read but  YankeyMCC   Oct-04-06 01:06 PM   #4 
  - you're asking for a "rendition," buster!  villager   Oct-04-06 06:24 PM   #35 
  - Hey, why stop there? Why not burn the damned things?!  no_hypocrisy   Oct-04-06 01:06 PM   #5 
  - Start with Fahrenheit 411  mongo   Oct-04-06 01:42 PM   #15 
  - I have yet to understand why they want Mark Twain's books banned  noonwitch   Oct-04-06 01:11 PM   #6 
  - Black groups have often demanded Twains books be banned.  patcox2   Oct-04-06 01:13 PM   #7 
  - Essay: Is Huck Finn a Racist Book?  OKIsItJustMe   Oct-04-06 01:33 PM   #13 
     - Huck decides he'd rather go to hell than turn Jim in.  patcox2   Oct-05-06 08:44 AM   #49 
  - Why ban Mark Twain?  OKIsItJustMe   Oct-04-06 01:17 PM   #9 
  - N-word usage, usually.  Hand   Oct-04-06 01:19 PM   #10 
  - I thought it was the homo erotic themes in Finn  sakabatou   Oct-04-06 02:46 PM   #21 
     - "Come back to de raf', Huck honey!"  Hand   Oct-04-06 03:41 PM   #23 
  - My kids hated "Catcher in the Rye"  hedgehog   Oct-04-06 03:48 PM   #24 
     - I didn't like Catcher in the Rye either  tammywammy   Oct-04-06 05:10 PM   #33 
        - I read it at 17 and loved it  Ishoutandscream2   Oct-05-06 10:05 AM   #54 
  - Very Sickening... The Dumbing Down of America continues...  Stand and Fight   Oct-04-06 01:15 PM   #8 
  - You are probably right.  conscious evolution   Oct-04-06 08:32 PM   #38 
  - You mean "Liberty Camps", don't you comrade?  Shipwack   Oct-05-06 08:02 AM   #45 
     - Ah No, Comrade....  Stand and Fight   Oct-05-06 08:17 PM   #70 
  - Better dump DARE and other anti-drug programs as well!  Ezlivin   Oct-04-06 01:24 PM   #11 
  - Actually, I did recently read that a higher proportion of DARE  NCevilDUer   Oct-04-06 01:56 PM   #16 
     - I'm curious to know who performed that study  Neurotica   Oct-04-06 04:05 PM   #27 
        - Nope  ProfessorGAC   Oct-05-06 08:06 AM   #46 
           - well, to be fair  northzax   Oct-05-06 02:52 PM   #65 
  - A librarian encourages students to read books and makes the news.  baldguy   Oct-04-06 01:28 PM   #12 
  - These people want to control access to ideas  Neurotica   Oct-04-06 01:39 PM   #14 
  - The ability to write complete sentences seems to be a skill  achtung_circus   Oct-04-06 06:49 PM   #36 
  - the irony overwhelms me  dwickham   Oct-04-06 02:02 PM   #17 
  - Good grief.  skypilot   Oct-04-06 02:11 PM   #18 
  - I think people are missing the point...  sutz12   Oct-04-06 02:31 PM   #19 
  - The People Must Not Know What Has Been Banned  JPZenger   Oct-04-06 02:44 PM   #20 
  - If they ban a book, then why not let everyone know why it's banned?  Canuckistanian   Oct-04-06 11:40 PM   #41 
     - If I recall correctly, "Diary..." was banned because...  Shipwack   Oct-05-06 07:59 AM   #44 
  - My irony meter just fucking exploded...Can I borrow someone's?  NOLADEM   Oct-04-06 03:27 PM   #22 
  - We have an irony meter rebuilding shop but we're a year behind  karlrschneider   Oct-04-06 03:57 PM   #25 
  - Good business to be in  NOLADEM   Oct-04-06 04:50 PM   #31 
  - Sorry, but they've banned the irony meter repair manual. n/t  Shakespeare   Oct-04-06 04:54 PM   #32 
  - Harrisonburg, VA -- what George Allen calls his "base"  theHandpuppet   Oct-04-06 04:02 PM   #26 
  - Great...  CGrantt57   Oct-04-06 04:22 PM   #28 
  - The perfect response to this would be for some enterprising student to  kgfnally   Oct-04-06 04:38 PM   #30 
  - more of the mentality of "if we can't control ourselves. nobody else  leQ   Oct-04-06 05:19 PM   #34 
  - So the Superintendent banned the banned books?  KansDem   Oct-04-06 08:24 PM   #37 
  - "Banned Books That Were Re-Banned Due To The Controversy ...  Lisa   Oct-04-06 08:58 PM   #39 
  - We used to do massive displays for Banned Book Week.  davsand   Oct-04-06 09:36 PM   #40 
  - I have read every book on that list  hobbit709   Oct-05-06 07:22 AM   #42 
  - Waiter to restaurant patron:  Kierkegaard   Oct-05-06 07:51 AM   #43 
  - Another motivation might be to keep authority from looking stupid...  Shipwack   Oct-05-06 08:09 AM   #47 
  - 100 most banned books of 1990-2001  AllegroRondo   Oct-05-06 08:18 AM   #48 
  - Certain versions of the Bible have been challenged.  davsand   Oct-05-06 10:01 AM   #53 
     - That doesnt surprize me  AllegroRondo   Oct-05-06 10:37 AM   #56 
  - My mom remembers reading Grapes of Wrath  Kber   Oct-05-06 09:27 AM   #50 
  - Ironically,  mahatmakanejeeves   Oct-05-06 09:31 AM   #51 
  - To carry on the analogy, MLK birthday - shoot a Black civil rights leader  TheBaldyMan   Oct-05-06 10:00 AM   #52 
  - You guys are always quick to jump - why not try reading the article first  mconvente   Oct-05-06 10:30 AM   #55 
  - I believe it's a convenient excuse...  Neurotica   Oct-05-06 10:50 AM   #58 
  - Apologies, but that's bullshit reasoning.  StrongbadTehAwesome   Oct-05-06 11:05 AM   #59 
  - Plus the entire point of "Banned Book week" is to get you interested  villager   Oct-05-06 11:37 AM   #61 
     - Exactly. This is an issue of power, and the savvy kids know it.  CLW   Oct-05-06 02:44 PM   #64 
  - I think reading a book and knowing it's been banned  XemaSab   Oct-05-06 11:06 AM   #60 
  - Who cares WHY they read them? Just get the little bastards reading!!!  truebrit71   Oct-05-06 01:20 PM   #63 
  - If they weren't important, they wouldn't be controversial  sandnsea   Oct-05-06 05:23 PM   #68 
  - What Did He Say?  Demeter   Oct-05-06 01:15 PM   #62 
  - Some years ago;  greiner3   Oct-05-06 04:14 PM   #66 
  - Smart open minded people are tougher to brain wash.  sarcasmo   Oct-05-06 05:12 PM   #67 
     - and it's time to mop up the last islands of resistance to the Big Lie(s)..  villager   Oct-05-06 05:39 PM   #69 

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC