Banning Fahrenheit 451 – Really?

Gee, when I was in school, Fahrenheit 451 was REQUIRED reading.

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In an editorial in The Charlotte Observer yesterday called “NC is vulnerable to a new wave of book banning,” by Sara Pequeno, she clearly and correctly notes “Restricting books is a trademark of fascism.” Pequeno is referring to North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson who received a lot of flak a few months ago about his homophobic comments. It should be Mr. Robinson is proud of his comments and did not deny them offering they relate to specific books he wants banned from public schools. While several of the books are about sexual preferences, one was even more telling in its irony – “Fahrenheit 451.”

As more than a few folks may know, “Fahrenheit 451” is about an autocratic regime cracking down on people reading books. In fact, the title represents the temperature needed for a book to burn. The folks burning the books were called “firemen.” So, it…

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7 Replies to “Banning Fahrenheit 451 – Really?”

    1. Of course, I was called Kevin for my older brother through much of school when I had the same teachers and coaches he had. So, next time I mess up, please feel free to call me Kevin or anything else. Keith

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