Gomes and his intrepid colleagues at the Brooklyn Public Library have
taken up (figurative) arms to fight what Gomes claims is a War on Books. Theirs
is a movement, he avers. One he hopes will continue to grow.
Gomes was stirred to
action by the recent accounts of parents’ and conservative lawmakers’ attempts
to get certain extremely graphic—and shall we say “sexually diverse”-- books
removed from school libraries.
"When I work with kids, it worries me that they
don’t have access to freedom to read books," Gomes said. So, he and
several other librarians leapt to action and started their own book club called
"Books Unbanned” to make certain that our youngsters continue to have
access to books filled with gay porn and transgender propaganda. (This so
impressed the folks at Library Journal that it has already named them
librarians of the year.)
"Books Unbanned" offers young readers the precious
chance to read books that have been banned
in libraries and classrooms in parts of the US. (Translation: “red states.”) The
plucky librarians issue kids an electronic library card that gives online
access to the banned titles…screw parents and their elected representatives! More
than 6,000 teenagers have requested the cards since the program launched last
aside, Gomes’ assertion that kids “don’t have
access to freedom to read books” is patently absurd. They have both the freedom
and the access to read books appropriate for their age level. Fiction,
nonfiction, books about sports, biographies, history, reference books. They can
even read, gasp, the classics if they so desire and possess the reading
competency to do so.
are not obligated to give kids access to gay porn
or other shockingly explicit books. To argue otherwise is to say kids should
have the freedom to access R or XXX-rated movies. Why not just leave Hustler
and Penthouse magazines around the school? And why stop there? If librarians
and “educators” like Gomes don’t believe in the concept of age appropriateness,
why not remove age restrictions on cigarettes and alcohol? And you know they’d
be virulently against that.
is it these people want kids to have access to porn and
mutilation/chemical castration “gender-affirming care?” After all, these
are often the same people who are all-in for banning “hate speech” and
preventing conservatives from speaking. They welcome and foster cancel culture.
You can be sure they aren’t featuring conservative books in their libraries. But
the request to remove a handful of wildly inappropriate books is worth going to
the hell are they so gung-ho to sexualize our children?