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About adults controlling what children read.: I am watching the growing insanity

of whackdoodles. . .errrrrr, "concerned parents" and other "concerned" adults, .like the mayor in MS, and I want to add my observations and perspective.

When I was in elementary school, my reading levels were years ahead of whatever grade I was in. As I used to tell the banned books crowd, in the second grade I was reading books that they, as presumed adults, still could neither read nor comprehend.

In high school, I had the run both of our school library, and the public library. I read widely, outside of school subjects, anything that interested me. Neither my parents nor my teachers bothered me.

The idea that some stranger, or group of strangers, likely not up to my interests or reading levels, whose worldview was nowhere near mine,, could dictate what I could or could not read, or have access to, would have had me screaming at the school board even more than I already had been.

The arrogance, the hatred for intelligence and learning, the absolute fear in these small-minded, authoritarian, mind-controlled simps, is frightening. They were not fit to tell me what I could read or study way back when, and they most certainly are not qualified to do so now.

May they receive everything they deserve.
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