Friday, April 14, 2006

California Censorship

Manga Censored

Bill Postmus, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of suburban San Bernadino County, California, has ordered the county's libraries to remove the scholarly text Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics from circulation. He proudly announced the move, calling the book "obscene comics," on the county's Website, saying, "That book is absolutely inappropriate for a public library and as soon as I was made aware of it yesterday, I ordered it to be removed immediately."

Now, don't get me wrong, I certainly think that this book shouldn't be in the kids section, but if libraries are only going to carry books that
1) are appropriate for all age groups
2) offend no one
then the shelves will be filled with copies of various Babar books and works by Robert Fulghum


1 comment:

NeverMoon said...

Actually, Robewrt Fulghum is a minister and his works have a distinctly christian overtone. As a pagan, I am offended by works which support a religion which burned and otherwise opressed practitioners of my religion.

Just Babar.