This article was written by Joshua Krause and originally published at The Daily Sheeple.
Most people like to believe that the West is some grand refuge of freedom and liberal democracy, and that any of the terrible things we’ve done, are all in the past. This belief especially applies to issues like censorship. The public tends to think that restricting free speech is something that prudish or narrow-minded conservatives did during the McCarthy era, or perhaps they’re reminded of the book burnings of Nazi Germany. However, censorship is still alive and well today, it just goes by a different name: Political Correctness.
Kurt Nimmo of Infowars.com recently reported on a translated German article, which suggests that at German library in culling insensitive books.
More than 3,000 books from a municipal library in the German town of Bad Durrheim were destroyed after they were judged to be politically incorrect.
According to Roland Tichy, chairman of the Ludwig-Erhard-Foundation and the former editor of the business news magazine Wirtschaftswoche, the purge focused on author Erich Kästner and others who used “incorrect” words such as “Negro” and “Gypsy.”
Kästner is the author of a number of popular books, including “The Flying Classroom,” “Pünktchen und Anton,” and ”Lottie and Lisa.”
He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1960 for his autobiography “Als ich ein kleiner Junge war.” He was also elected President of the PEN Center of West Germany.
According to Tichy, Kästner’s “books have landed on the funeral pyre of the infamous book burnings of the Nazis, who plundered the intellectual writings Germany to prevent any form of one’s own thinking.”
So not only were Kästner’s works burned by the Nazi’s, they were burned again because of words that were written in a time period that wasn’t as sensitive as ours. They’re basically punishing dead authors for unwittingly offending future readers.
But don’t think that this sort of thing won’t happen in America. Political correctness is already worming its way into our literature. Just a few years ago, a professor tried to publish a new edition of Huckleberry Finn, with all of the colorful language removed. More recently, horror author Anne Rice made light of the PC trends in the book world today.
“I think we are facing a new era of censorship, in the name of political correctness. There are forces at work in the book world that want to control fiction writing in terms of who “has a right” to write about what. Some even advocate the out and out censorship of older works using words we now deem wholly unacceptable. Some are critical of novels involving rape. Some argue that white novelists have no right to write about people of color; and Christians should not write novels involving Jews or topics involving Jews. I think all this is dangerous.”
Of course, censorship may not come in the form of burning books at all, since political correctness has already taken its toll on public discourse in America. Between the privilege checking and the trigger warnings, we’re raising an entire generation of adults who can’t handle any idea that challenges their world view.
So America’s future won’t be teaming with book pyres for as far as the eye can see. Instead, books that are worth burning won’t be written in the first place, because nobody will even know what it means to be controversial.
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Contributed by Joshua Krause of The Daily Sheeple.
Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger .
Get the matches ready. I saw this coming to Amerika quite awhile ago as a part of Hope and Change.
If common core continues, book burning own’t be necessary as the next generation won’t be able to read.
The germans were sheeple before the people here in the USA were as evidenced by hitler’s kill fest. USA will target Christians. They will announce one day gun ownership is illegal. Only this go round here, many Christians will blow the brown shirts brains out when they come callin and refuse to turn in the weapons. I will probably die, but so be it. Dying like a man beats dying like a coward. Self defense is not murder!
Two choices: 1) Die on your knees licking boots, or 2) die fighting on your feet and leave a legacy
There is absolutely no choice, you would die in a death camp so might as well have a chance.
Zero, hear hear! I’m the same way. They’ll have to kill me to take anything I have.
Yep, I’m fed up with this shit.
Shhhhh! Hide the truth! They can’t handle it. Facts are “antisemitic.” Don;t say a word…. BUT… the Germans are just following the lead of the other Master Race.
May 20, 2008 Orthodox Jewish youths burn New Testaments http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/985362.html
July 17, 2012 Israeli Lawmaker Destroys “Abominable” New Testament as “Christians” United for “Israel” Meet in Washington
Zero. You must be single with no wife, kids or close family? I’m sure many Christians will refuse to hand over there weapons and start defending their rights with rounds down range. But when they’ve been taken out … What happens to the Wife and kids? Round in the back of the head? Off to prison for life? Or rolled into a mass grave still breathing to suck on dirt?
Yes. All the more reason to fight hard.
Wrong Cede. Wife is not a coward either. Anyone that even questions not resisting this shit with force, I question their patriotism and whether they are on the fed’s payroll.
Book burning is already here. Religious militants are forcing schools to get rid of books that “offend” them.
Yes, some of them are so militant they are burning down Churches, even this month:
August 6, 2015 Another rabbi advocates burning Christian churches for “idolatry”
Did they LEARN NOTHING from WW2? This is 100% proof history DOES repeat itself. The time is near, I feel it in my stomach…
They learned that banning books is still approved. The Allies banned all Nazi literature after WW2, and that ban is still enshrined in German civil law.
Nice Article Joshua Krause, every Far Lefted Liberal, and the Hard Core Religious Fanatic should read what you have provided.
Censorship and Political Correctness is widely used in today’s world, even so and highly noticeable on the SHTF FORUMS.
Coming soon to the vile disgusting evil fascist Orwellian Police State shithole of collapsing Murica.
Ron, you left out boot-likin. Damnit man you are slipping.
Busy day, I will make up for it with my next reply
Book burning has already been done here in the past few years. Our government is so afraid that they will lose control of the voters. I got news for them. They already have because we are so fed up with the career politicians in DC who completely ignore their constituents demands and what they were sent to DC to do. I for one have one rep that I did not vote for who has been there forever (John Cornyn,R-TX) who is not really working for us but for obama and his “transformation” of America. We don’t like or want obama’s “transformation” because it will make us just another third world communist country with a dictator. Our Constitution was set up to protect us from people like obama but Congress did not do their job to stop them so we need to go “outside the box” and Trump fits that bill. We desperately need him as he can handle the immigration problem and help get our economy back on track to employ legal Americans instead of illegal immigrants that obama has flooded our country with.
Mary Kaiserman, welcome, and I agree. These modern Germans are no different from their Nazi ancestors. If the PC crowd ever saw MY library, they would be chomping at the bit to burn it. Only problem is that I’m armed and I will shoot to protect my library and everything else I have. again welcome. No PC crap for me, EVER!
If anyone tries to take Anonymous’s books, I’ll feed the hot lead through my ventilation team
Be brave hearted. Chiefy no like PC forked tongue. Chiefy says “feed em lead vitamins”
While I may agree with many of Trumps positions, I am not sure if we will get a person of the people that follows founding principles or another dictator that is just more moderate than the current resident in chief.
Don’t have to burn books. Change what is written in them.
Or we could just let people write whatever they want. Freedom of speech and freedom of press.
Hey Sling, it’s…..
Twenty days and counting.
About 100 days ago I gave a warning to preppers here, that we may only have about ninety days to prepare for a big economic change.
I didn’t predict the apocalypse or the return of Christ as some infer. I did not make the prediction based on a dream or vision, or by some voices in my head.
I made the prediction based on years of study from many sources, and also chains of events. The prediction was not meant to cause panic, but to issue a possible warning that prep items may become scarce and/or expensive.
Since the early warning, it has become almost impossible to find whole egg powder, and if one does it is two to three times what it used to cost a year ago. At the grocer, I was buying a dozen and a half very large eggs for $2.95. This week they were $4.59, and were about the size of medium eggs.
Such basic items will continually become more expensive, and more scarce. Especially, the items with a longer shelf life.
Dry pintos are still a pretty good value at the large wholesale distributors, as well as white rice. It will not always be that way. Canned tomatoes, sauce or diced, is still a good value when bought in #10 cans or cases of smaller cans. Don’t forget the pasta noodles because the tomatoes with some pasta and meat added can turn into some tasty chili-mac. Even when venison/elk, is used.
Keep an eye out for last season frozen turkeys. Many grocers are clearing out stock in getting ready for this fall season restock of the turkey bird harvest.
We found huge, whole frozen turkey breast, that had been priced around $25.00 each, and reduced to less than $10.00 each. Many others had found them also, since there were only two left. We had a big Thanksgiving style meal two days ago, complete with stuffing, biscuits and turkey gravy. Sliced meat for sandwiches for two weeks and smaller pieces in the freezer for two batches of turkey pot pie.
OK, now here we are at 20 days and counting till the possible first domino falls on the anniversary of 9-11. The stock market is drawing down as of this writing. Since the Shemitah falls on Sunday, the 13th, something big could happen prior to the weekend that sets up the markets for a big change the following week, or even just on Monday the 14th. There are too many variables to say with complete surety, but as the Asian markets open on our Sunday, it could be something there.
We have done almost everything possible to be prepared for events to begin and escalate through the Fall months.
We hear all the usual responses from the Ostrich crowd. Even on this site, many just come to rant and criticize others, adding nothing to help others. Why? I guess misery loves company, but many, especially the non-believing crowd, have a sinking feeling that we Christian preppers may be right. They are too busy blaming a God they don’t believe in or accusing us Christians of being Holier than thou, and wishing bad things for them. Wake up idiots, it is called “warnings”, not wishings. I wish no harm to atheists, fakes, and secularists, but I do issue warnings from what experience has shown me.
If a person is truly evil, as some I know of, then I do wish harm to them before they bring harm to others.
The reckoning is about to begin. I will close this commentary with some recently discovered scripture.
The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.
( This, is now a picture of America. Gay pride parades and pro abortion marches. The heathen have become the majority.)
Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
This is straight from the Master. We should prepare for the worst, and set ourselves up to be able to receive the blessings of the righteous, even though most of us fall short.
Great post + 1000
I am not a very religious man but believe in God. I cry out for Righteous Justice “not” Crooked Justice. God should be shared but not forced on anyone. I don’t blame God. In fact if He come down tomorrow and planted his feet on the earth, then started dishing out justice, “Come on down”.
At this time there are subjects we need to talk about. Religion is not on the front burner for me.
I see the prices rise. Eggs $3.47 doz. large.
Thanks for responding with your true feelings.
I know you well enough by all your prior posts that you are not someone that cares about being involved in biblical discussions.
I apologize for causing you to think that is what I was doing.
No way, would I ever do that; although contrary to some on this site that is my main objective. They are wrong.
I knew you got a kick out of the “90 day” thing some time back and I got a kick out of your “90 days Jerry”, comment.
I hope we are still friends and I am like you about all the years of prepping and being ready…Bring it on!
We need the separations to take place so we can see where everyone stands. I would stand with you anytime, because you have not attacked me nor offended my by stating how you feel about Christianity.
As far as “religion” goes, I could care less about religions.
For me, christianity is just a way of life and we don’t follow any church or Preacher.
People who read shtf.com,
If you really want to know what this poster passin thinks of himself, read his comment # 3433467. He’s officially proclaimed himself as one of Gods ” chosen” prophets. He’s even thought of a few threats for people who dare to not agree to let him shove his religion down their throats. One guy lost ten thousand bucks by making fun of ole passin’s sermons. He’s also threatened everybody that ” God” will visit his wrath down upon them lest they make fun of Gods true ” chosen” prophet passin. Sure, I recall reading a passage in Revelations to confirm it, it was from the Book of Appalachian Preachers to The Toothless Masses, Chapter one.
And God said ” Lo, in the early part of the twenty first century, on a website called shtf.com, I will have my own chosen prophet, and he will be known as passin. Let it be known that all who dare question anything he says will suffer eternal damnation in the molten lake of fire, or be forced to watch endless reruns of Gomer Pyle, USMC. I haven’t decided yet which punishment is more fitting yet. Let it also be known that of all the people on Earth, I have chosen a snaggletooth retired truck driver as my chosen prophet. I guess this is what happens when you choose by playing ‘ eeny, meeny, miney, moe” instead of really thinking about it. Anywho, he’s my main man and don’t incur his wrath or he’ll send ME down to ‘ gitcha!’. And thus was the word of ” God”.
Now, if that sounds sane to you, then I’m officially declaring myself to be Winston Churchill, and I will reign down the full weight of the Royal Air Force upon all who dare to question my sanity. Like I said, read his comment and then tell me it’s not the voice of a frightened child who’s desperate to scare people into thinking he’s somehow Gods ” voice” on Earth. Once it gets to the point where you have to use fear and intimidation to convince reasonable, sane people of your argument, you’ve already lost. The only thing left is the mindless ramblings of the truly disturbed.
Momma always said to keep your mouth shut, if you don’t know what you are talking about, and be assumed a fool….
or open it and remove all doubt.
You have just removed all doubt, and the little possey of atheists you are trying to gather to come against me… well it ain’t workin’ too good. You need to go get your mommy to get you a sandwich and relax a little cause you are starting to stink the place up, with all that anger and bitterness sweating out of your pores.
The Lord gave me the power to “tread on serpents”, so i guess that works for little piss ants as well. Think about it.
Like you wrote in your comment, God will strike down all who “dare” to question you. So the ” Lord” gave you this power, eh? What you need to do is get your nurse to change your poopy diaper granpa, or learn to make stinky on the toilet instead of your pants. You see, common sense gave me the power to ” call bullshit on religious psychos” and I guess that works for deranged old hillbilly truck drivers who shit themselves and need to be wiped by others. Think about it.
Jason, do you have a problem with his freedom of speech?
Just who set you up as a voice on earth, since you mention it?
Smokey, he can say whatever he wants to, I’m not stopping him, am I? No, of course not. What I have a problem with is jerkoffs who tell everybody they’re all going to some kind of hell to burn forever if they don’t do what ” I” say like this preacher does on damn near every post. He’s entitled to say whatever he likes, but not entitled to spew his own ” facts”. THAT’S when people will get up and in your face about it, and anybody who can’t handle that reality has no damned business opening their mouth.
Great idea! We too should charge a toll for foreigners entering the U.S. at our southern border.
Mexico orders foreigners (Americans) pay a toll to enter at a busy crossing
“Starting late Wednesday, pedestrians going to Tijuana from San Diego at the San Ysidro crossing must choose between a line for Mexicans who get waved through, and a line for foreigners who must show a passport, fill out a form and — if staying more than a week — pay 322 pesos, or roughly $20, for a six-month permit.”
-Yahoo dot com
Foreigners crossing the southern border INTO the U.S. are signed up for food stamps, free housing, Obamacare, etc.
400,000 children are born to illegals each year and given automatic citizenship.
Charge the Mexican government. Taxx remittances to Mexico and Central America. Most of all, NO ADMITTANCE to non-Christians, which will halt the Islamization of America.
Funny you say that OC, my bro was border patrol and he said if we made Mexico pay to return the illegals the Mex army would be on the border shooting border jumpers and there would be no immigration problem.
Did you ever wonder why the Lamestream media, and the current group of traitors in office (and running for Office) keep using the number 11 million illegals.? This number has been used now for nearly 15 years. Almost as if its politically incorrect to use any other number.? If they’ve (illegals) have been pouring into this country by the millions over the last 12 years, then how could it remain 11 million. They are ALL liars and traitors. The real number is more in the 25-30 million range. And the second big doublespeak lie is “we can’t deport 11 million illegals”. And why is that? If can import 10 times that many, then you can certainly export 11 million. We all need to takes Obummers nigger slogan to the streets and say “YES WE CAN”.
J, I’ve noticed their fraudulent numbers of “estimated” illegals as well. Same fraudulent number they keep throwing around with the unemployment.
They keep saying the economy is improving and throwing out this bogus 5.3% …. hell, they have been saying that exact number easily now for a year and counting!
Don’t the Sheep in this country recognize bullshit when they see it? Short Term Memory Loss = 95% of Dumbed Downed Americans. Major Compulsive Fk’n Drool~~~~~~~~~~
I have always said the Politically Correct B.S. is going to bring down the nation. (along other things)
People have the right to be stupid. Just don’t make me pay for it. The past couple of months the news in my area has been deadly. Driving to and from local stores you better be doing a 100mph. Never before have I heard so many screaming children and running amuck. The amount of noise is tremendous as people run straight pipes or turn the thumper music up it vibrates windows. The crazies are the one’s who try to cross major roads holding their hands up. About twelve people have been hit on one road and the news investigates. “The News Investigates”. That is a fucking laugh.
When it hits the fan, Political Correctness will die. To spot a PC person, just tell an off color joke.
Slingshot, I have similar conditions in my area. Here’s a good one for you. 2 days before I left for the BOL, a thug in an early 90s Caprice had the stupid rap music up so loud that his rear window vibrated right out of the opening, fell out to the ground, and shattered. I never laughed so hard in my whole life. he didn’t even have anything in the opening to keep that window from coming out. His kind won’t last more than a few days in post-SHTF.
This is no lie. People walk around like they have no purpose. A dreamlike state. Facial expressions are dull as if there is no life in the body. Some stand still and stare off into space. No eye movement or body movement. Oblivious as to what is going on around them.
Slingshot, there’s people exactly the same way in my area. I know all too well where you’re coming from.
THE PC CROWD CAN KISS MY ASS.
The News reported yesterday that the Germans are going to accept 750,000 black and Arab migrants this year alone. That is on top of the hordes they have already taken in during previous years. That doesn’t include the millions of Turks living and working in Germany. The West has been murdered by the Socialist traitors from within. Get a rope.
Prophet, that sounds like the population of Detroit.
With Dearbornistan (capital of Islam) and the ruins of Dark Matters running amok. Is this how Detroit is going to “cleanse” itself?
If so, how does one like myself sign up for volunteer work?
The so called “Modern Germans” are nothing but a bunch of brain washed souls that were conditioned for many decades to become the slaves of their tribal masters. They are burning down the wrong objects.
Agreed, and I love the “innuendo” you added to the ending of your post. LMFAO!!!!!
Gonna be way more than books burning pretty soon.
Oh yes, the culling is going to be world wide and massive. I have a feeling Russia will probably fare the best.
02…I heard Priest Lake might be evacuating due to the fires. I have a rental 2 mountains over @ the base of Ruby Ridge, real close to the highland Flats snowpark.
We are losing citizens and fire fighters. THIS is the first time in the 60 years I have lived here that I ever heard in the PC NW that citizens have been killed in a forest fire. It is getting completely out of hand to the point the Nat Guard and they are talking even the ARMY are going to fight fires. We are supposed to have 50mph gusts with 30 to 40 mph sustainable winds tomorrow. I don’t know how many towns in Wa has been evacuated but it is more each day. Complete firestorm. Idaho, where you are, are completely tapped out of fighters/planes/choppers etc. Desperation is all that is left. But, we brought this mess on ourselves by fighting fires at about the turn of last century and not letting nature consume the build up of dead wood in the forests. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Better go and fireproof it. Brush out, clean gutters, prune trees, whatever you can to make a defensible site from fire.
Book burning? Try to find a copy of the movie “Song of the South”. My brother got hold of one but it had Japanese sub-titles. Try to find Charley Chan movies.
Here’s a murky copy of “Song of the South” as Disney has never released the movie on home video in the US:
Here’s where you can buy Charlie Chan movies:
I just looked at the “Song of the South” video. It is played too fast, so the voices are high-pitched and everything moves too fast. But you can watch the whole thing in 1 hr. 34 min.
I have downloaded a copy so I can try to fix that in my movie software. OPSEC prevents me from posting a fixed copy (if I can fix it).
You’ll never see the 1955 film, ‘The Dam Busters’, on television again, due to the name of the pilots’ black lab dog. If you do, it’s going to be edited out or redubbed.
The film ‘Bataan’, has been dubbed over at the ending scene for the same reason, Robert Taylor telling the ‘yellow’ Japs to come and get him.
You won’t see “Zulu” televised either.
Political correctness has trumped the truth in value.
I can’t really believe much of history that is written. That includes the Bible, which is more than likely a translation from much older texts. You can believe it if you like, that’s free will. I’m not saying there is not a higher power, but I see it as a control mechanism, a pie in the sky distraction, simply control. It has worked well to solidify power in a few hands to the detriment of humanity at large. This belief yet I still pray sometimes. Other times I think it is pure bunk. Right now I think it is responsible for all the war and suffering of mankind. It’s a mystery for sure, and I don’t believe anyone alive knows the definite answer.
Nicely put aljamo
I believe most everything we have learned and have been taught is a lie to pure fabrication. So called “winners” write and document History, while the “losers” information gets tossed off to the side and neglected.
Aljamo, you can’t mix the world with Christ and get belief in anything except chaos. Some of us know the definite answer: It is Jesus Christ, minus the world. In Him there is peace, until his followers attempt to mix it all up with denominational churches and worldly possessions. The book of Acts say, “In him we have our being”. It gives no leeway for prosperity prayer/preaching or anything else that complicates our walk with the Son of God. Salvation is a one on one deal: Him and you; nothing else enters the equation!
The trouble with that philosophy is you end up believing in nothing at all, fresh meat for the next charlatan to come along with what you want to hear.
Full circle, the communists have hidden behind free speech and academic freedom for 75 years. Now they show their true tolerance. Hypocrites,slime!
When do the radical gays start their book burnings? I give is a year. They have *already* started their judicial Kristallnachts against anyone who has the temerity to disagree with them. Heck, even Bill Maher said there is a gay mafia, and anyone who disagrees with them “gets whacked.”
Even with all your weeping histrionics, we knew your departure was all theatre, all “show,” no “go.”
Hard copy books are being phased out by E-books. Anything “offensive” can easily be edited out. I wanted to buy a Chemistry book for college. It was more than $300.00. Good books that contain valuable information are like everything else becoming so expensive that I doubt there will be enough around to get a good fire going.