The thought police are busy.

The following words Mr. Kurt Vonnegut give us a good defense against the thought police who have been busy of late with “climate change,” “terrorism” and “gay rights”:

“And on the subject of burning books:  I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House (24 Sussex Drive) or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives (Parliament) or the media. The America (Canada) I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.”

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Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country (London: Bloomsbury, 2005)


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