Libraries: The Target Of Hate Crimes
Oh, you can call them alt-right. You can call them white nationalists. You can call them Trumpers. Whatever you call them, what they are is quite simple. They are Nazis who in modern parlance have decided to re-brand themselves to slip by the scrutiny they might otherwise receive. Even the Nazi Party is on to this. They recently decided to stop using the Swastika publicly because of the negative publicity it gave them when trying to recruit new members. But swastika or not, they are still Nazis.
And it seems the Nazis have a new target: libraries. The above picture published in the New York Times is a snapshot from inside a library book. Apparently, there has been a major spike in hate related incidents at libraries. Books being defaced. Minorities harassed or threatened. Graffiti like swastikas painted on buildings. This has never been a problem before but now libraries have started tracking the number of incidents because of the rising frequency. By the way, in reference to the picture above, if you use a swastika as a calling card, you really have no room to talk about hate. The irony of that is pretty stark.
Does this ring a little familiar? It should. These are the same tactics Nazis used when they rose to power in Germany backin the 1930s. The Washington Post recently ran an article titled, Party Like It's 1933. It does seem that against the majority's will, we are going to be forced to live through that nightmare scenario one more time.
It is no surprise that Nazis want to tell you what to read, watch, wear, or even how to have sex. (If you look at the Nazi Party platform, it gets quite specific about the domestic role women should play and what it thinks of non-hetrosexual relationships though they tend to overlook there was a large contingent of homosexuals in the early days of the Nazi Party back in Germany. Hitler had them executed). Nazis want to control you thought process because if you start thinking for yourself, it doesn't take long for your common sense to warn you what a bunch of nutcases the Nazis are. And that is before you start talking about them being thugs, bullies, crooks, and liars.
A great society has always had great libraries. Most genius' have made use of them. They provide learning to those who might not otherwise have access to it. How long they can withstand the brunt of a Nazi regime is anyone's guess. But be careful because as libraries go so go you. The books you buy today may be tomorrow's subversive material to the State. My advice is buy as many as you can now, hide them well, and make sure to read them.