Be Nice to Your Librarian

Published August 1, 2022 by Nan Mykel








Image:  Not Quite


Should I  have titled this “Shame Shame Shame” or the title I finally used?  My empathy overcame my anger, I guess.

As Claire Moses reports in yesterday’s nytimes,  librarians are being given  grief by those who want to prevent others from reading certain books.  The Proud Boys, ushered in by police, ceremoniously prevented a children’s library story hour earlier, and Moses reported that a librarian in Texas quit after 18 years because she was harassed online. She moved out of state and took a job in tech.  I thought it was the other, non-democratic countries like Russia that put restraints on information.  I reckon it’s the result hof the saboteurs of our previous way of life. Moses doesn’t bring abortion into her discussion, but I do:

Not only is it not enough to make women bear unwanted foetuses, but to control what those foetuses can put into their heads via the written word when/if  the world as we know it still exists and when and if they learn to read (if there are any public schools left).  The future looks grim if our country continues in lock step with our extremist fellow  citizens.  With the burgeoning glut of anticipated babies on the horizon and limited jobs largely due to increasing automation in a tight-fisted  economy,  it ain’t pretty unless there’s a turnaround, and soon.  Can we just pause and look around the bend a minute?

According to the May 2022 Nation, via the PBS News Hour,  81 percent of Mississippi’s abortions,  74 percent of Texas’s abortions, and 72 percent of Louisiana’s abortions were by persons of color.  The new state anti-abortion laws will significantly increase the non-white population of those and other states.   It’s okay by me. Personally, I enjoy an interesting blend of colors in both people and in the new autos.  We could all  survive what may be a  post-covid infection about to end, with a little help from our friends and neighbos.  Please?

Those who pray with nefarious motives reap their just desserts?  Who said that?

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