Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Weaponizing Children!

The right-wing does not care who they use.

Oh how horrible!

The boy read from the book: 'We kiss for a long time, like it's two years ago and we're on Nick's lounge sofa trying to watch a film. Impossible.

'I can't think about anything else when he's running his hands so gently through my hair, across my back, over my hips.

'Suddenly he's pulling my T-shirt off and laughing when I can't undo his shirt buttons, I'm asking if he wants to and he's saying yes before I've even finished my sentence, he's undoing my belt, I'm reaching into his bedside drawer for a condom, we're kissing again, we're rolling over, obviously you can see where this is going.'

The corruption of youth!

So what exactly is so bad with this? I tell you what is so bad about this… nothing! If it wasn’t for the fact that it was about two boys it would be like hundreds of other books on the school library selves.

If it was so bad why did his father who was with him at the library at the time allow him to pick it up? Did his father put him up to pick up the book? Could his motive have been political?

  • An 11-year-old boy read a passage describing a sex scene to a school board
  • He told those attending the meeting that he got the book from the school library
  • The book, Nick and Charlie, is for those '13 and up' and about a teen relationship
The Daily Mail
By Neirin Gray Desai
28 February 2023

The book featured in the Maine meeting was Nick and Charlie by bestselling 28-year-old British author Alice Oseman, which tells the story of a high school relationship.

Her popular book, Heartstopper, which was recently turned into a Netflix series, tells the story of the same pair beginning their relationship aged 15 and 16.


Oseman has published a number of teen books and graphic novels that explore LGBTQ+ themes.

Oh! The humanity!  ...I can’t talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest, this is so horrible! Everybody can hardly breathe and talk… Honest, I can hardly breathe. I’m going to step inside where I cannot see it…”

They feign that this is so horrible because it is two boys, but is okay if it is a heterosexual relationship.

A reader to my blog posted a comment on it that pointed out a court case that…

March 2, 1982

Facts of the case

The Island Trees Union Free School District's Board of Education (the "Board"), acting contrary to the recommendations of a committee of parents and school staff, ordered that certain books be removed from its district's junior high and high school libraries. In support of its actions, the Board said such books were: "anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, and just plain filthy." Acting through his friend Francis Pico, and on behalf of several other students, Steven Pico brought suit in federal district court challenging the Board's decision to remove the books. The Board won; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed. The Board petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted certiorari.


Did the Board of Education's decision to ban certain books from its junior high and high school libraries, based on their content, violate the First Amendment's freedom of speech protections?


5–4 Decision 

Yes. Although school boards have a vested interest in promoting respect for social, moral, and political community values, their discretionary power is secondary to the transcendent imperatives of the First Amendment. The Court, in a 5-to-4 decision, held that as centers for voluntary inquiry and the dissemination of information and ideas, school libraries enjoy a special affinity with the rights of free speech and press. Therefore, the Board could not restrict the availability of books in its libraries simply because its members disagreed with their idea content.

And the Republicans want to bring it again to the Trump/McConnell conservative Supreme Court and are hoping for a different outcome.

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