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Democrats Ramshield Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-12 07:51 PM
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They want to take the last truly socialized good in America away from you which is your libraries
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by Democrats Ramshield

(This diary is written by an American expat living in the European Union who is a male business librarian who holds a graduate library degree (MLS) and a Master's degree in business administration in marketing).

Libraries throughout history have survived censorship, book burnings, natural disasters and even the fires of the great libraries of Alexandria couldn't destroy the library which is a collection of anyone who has ever thought and written. It is a collective memory of humanity, human history and development. The conservatives fund cutting acts want to take it from you because they've decided that the library is the last truly socialized institution in America. Therefore the libraries have to be starved of funding because socialism in America is a bad thing.

American libraries are among the last truly socialized goods in America. In fact that's the reason I become a librarian is because basically everyone who walks in the door of a library can be treated equally. It doesn't matter whether you're the mayor or unemployed, your library card gives you access to the same materials and services. It's a place where there is social justice and fairness and equal treatment for all and they're in the process of taking it away from you a bit more every day.

(Please click on the link below to read the rest of my Daily Kos diary.)
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