Wednesday, 18 August 2004

Alderaan or Dagobah...

Librarians For Terror
This article title really drew me in. I subscribe to the Library Link of the Day listserv and saw this in my inbox and knew I had to read this. And of course, I was instantly sorry I did. First of all, despite the fact that every word in this article is written in a blatantly biased [if not moronic] tone, as a good friend of mine said, they're claiming this of librarians?!?!? Are there not more important, more blameworthy [even if these foolish ideas are true], more dangerous culprits? Don't you have anything better to do, Lee Kaplan? Obviously not. It's like he [or she... Lee could be a girl's name I guess] has spent years picking tiny grains of events over several decades to piece together a case against the evil ALA empire. Lee seems to have a hard time both citing examples of his alegations and coming up with examples that have any convincing force. Ames Public Library?!?!? And don't get me started about the blatant lies [re: CIPA... "an ALA victory would have allowed pornography for children in public libraries"] and almost solely linking to self-serving articles and sites. Whew! Ok. I'm done.

1 comment:

tursachan said...

I wish I'd known you would eventually become card-carrying spawn of Satan before I married you. I would have never supported your attending library school...

My brain blew up when I read that article. To think, I could be living (and raising children) with such a force of evil! We need to talk A.S.A.P., because suddenly I am VERY afraid of you...

- A concerned wife (a.k.a. Mella)