As a librarian, I think the librarian who burned books about Trump needs to read a book titled, The Book Thief. For the book describes book burning and censorship in Hitler’s Germany. When we do the same thing Hitler did, we stoop to that low level of barbarism.
With this being said, it also applies to the same barbarism of Ron Desantis of Florida.
This also applies to the Bible thumping fundies in Florida who wanted books removed from library shelves in Florida because they were about sex, homosexuality and other topics in opposition to fundie supposed Christian ideas.
To deal with this issue, a Florida library colleague provides us with a good example. When a group of fundies from a Southern Baptist group visited the librarian’s public library, they insisted that any books discussing sex be removed. The librarian did no burning. Instead, she picked up a number of Bibles and threw them in a trash can. “There. I have complied with your wishes.” They were flabbergasted and walked out.
Book burning and censorship are stooping to very low levels of the fascists and Nazis. It is only a last resort.
Recommend reading about this topic. The Book Thief is a good start.
Leave a Reply