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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2011, 01:22:23 PM »

One thing i don't get about the whole banning thing. They go and ban Wrinkle in Time for promoting Christianity and then they ban Harry Potter for promoting witchcraft. Either one is promoting anything except proper English. And can they prove that they promote anything?

different groups, schools, etc ban different books for different reasons.  'huckleberry finn' is a good example of a book that was banned simply because the racial realities freaked someone out.

But that teaches kids about history! In order for people to learn from mistakes, they must learn about those mistakes made! Isn't that what people are suppose to in school? Last time i checked kids were suppose to learn!

no, clearly it is far more important to teach kids that if anything is scary or threatening they can just make it go away by denying that it ever happened.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2011, 04:19:03 AM »

oh indeed..during the late 80s and 90s alot of fairytales were rewritten in the UK to be politically correct and everything had to be positive, with no violence or death....lots of screwed up parenting ensued
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2011, 02:00:57 PM »

One thing i don't get about the whole banning thing. They go and ban Wrinkle in Time for promoting Christianity and then they ban Harry Potter for promoting witchcraft. Either one is promoting anything except proper English. And can they prove that they promote anything?

different groups, schools, etc ban different books for different reasons.  'huckleberry finn' is a good example of a book that was banned simply because the racial realities freaked someone out.

But that teaches kids about history! In order for people to learn from mistakes, they must learn about those mistakes made! Isn't that what people are suppose to in school? Last time i checked kids were suppose to learn!

no, clearly it is far more important to teach kids that if anything is scary or threatening they can just make it go away by denying that it ever happened.

Don't you just love the school system?
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2011, 04:28:39 PM »

oh indeed..during the late 80s and 90s alot of fairytales were rewritten in the UK to be politically correct and everything had to be positive, with no violence or death....lots of screwed up parenting ensued
I have a copy of this:

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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2011, 05:50:01 PM »

oh indeed..during the late 80s and 90s alot of fairytales were rewritten in the UK to be politically correct and everything had to be positive, with no violence or death....lots of screwed up parenting ensued
They almost ruined Enid Blyton for me. Luckily I have a contraband stash of 1950's Enid Blyton books. They will have to wrestle them from my cold, dead hands.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2011, 04:53:00 AM »

speaking of Enid Blyton did you get to see the wonderful drama about her?
it starred helena Bonkham Carter as Enid....
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2011, 06:19:37 AM »

speaking of Enid Blyton did you get to see the wonderful drama about her?
it starred helena Bonkham Carter as Enid....

I keep meaning to see it. It looks interesting.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2011, 12:52:19 PM »

oh indeed..during the late 80s and 90s alot of fairytales were rewritten in the UK to be politically correct and everything had to be positive, with no violence or death....lots of screwed up parenting ensued
I have a copy of this:

around here somewhere.....
Looks interesting.

When I get a book published, I'm going to see how many time it gets banned.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2011, 07:36:24 AM »

I had an idea for a scifi novel where, in the future, to stop overpopulation, everyone is conditioned to only get sexual desire from specific artificial abstract structures.....the plot involves alot of odd porn and the renegade biosexual acts of a small group and their hunting down by the authorities
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2011, 07:53:56 AM »

I had an idea for a scifi novel where, in the future, to stop overpopulation, everyone is conditioned to only get sexual desire from specific artificial abstract structures.....the plot involves alot of odd porn and the renegade biosexual acts of a small group and their hunting down by the authorities

been done.

several times.

but i suspect your's would be an excellent
addition to the genre
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2011, 02:27:41 PM »

Quick question: have the Twilight books been banned?

I'm wondering because I would think it be hypocritical of the school system to ban Harry Potter and then allow the badly written, smut fest that is Twilight.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2011, 03:00:18 PM »

oh, im sure somebody's banned it.  isn't r.l. stine banned too?  i'm sure no children's book exists that hasnt been banned at one time or another.


not that twilight's a children's book.  but i'm pretty sure paul zindel's on the list, too.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2011, 10:11:03 AM »

Either way, I still don't get it. Children love to be entertained and books can be entertaining and educational but the schools refuse to let kids know about the bad stuff in life because they want everything to be rainbows and sunshine. New flash teachers, that's not how the world works and kids need to learn this sooner or later.
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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2011, 11:05:56 AM »

umm, yeah...it's not the teachers who drive this kind of nonsense.

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Re: adventures in book banning
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2011, 01:10:50 PM »

umm, yeah...it's not the teachers who drive this kind of nonsense.

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yeah, it's mainly school boards under pressure from a few rabid parents.
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