Imax: Part IV

One of my most treasured possesions is a small button that says “I read banned books!”. I received this button from my wife, who is the daughter of an english professor. She gave me the button years ago when we were first dating and I have carried it around through many moves. I mention this because on my way to work this morning I was listening to the radio (to a local NPR affiliate) and heard a story about vandalism at the St. Louis Science Center. It seems a small anti-war group has committed vandalism at the Science Center because the Science Center is showing a movie called “Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag”. I have not seen the movie and consequently do not know anything about it. I do know, however, that I do not like censorship. I do not like censorship coming from the right or the, in this case, left. I should also point out that I do not have a problem with anti-war groups but two wrongs do not make a right.

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One Response

  1. Yes,
    I’m skeptical too. I think they are scapegoating the antiwar activists. Tom Sawyer, among others, has been banned from numerous school libraries.I don’t get it myself, because Tom forms a pretty solid, and for the time, subversive, friendship with Jim. Red State Rabble has been following some book censorship issues in Kansas.

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