Every time some prudish librarian or school board wants to ban books that they consider inappropriate for children, elites sniff at the rubes’ lack of sophistication and anti-intellectual bias. As you’ll recall, during the 2008 election it became a big campaign issue that as mayor of Wasilla, Sarah Palin supposedly inquired about banning books. The allegation was made up, but the stench stuck to her in the media.
So how do you figure this from Breitbart?
Just one day after an Islamic activist attempted to cover over private property in spray paint (and a woman who got in her way), the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York has announced they will amend their rules to prohibit the types of advertisements that offended her.
The New York Times reports the MTA will prohibit any advertisements that it “reasonably foresees would imminently incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace.” Those “viewpoint” ads that do not meet this criteria will be allowed, so long as a disclaimer is included saying the MTA does not endorse them. The MTA met on Thursday to discuss the rules, which were approved unanimously 8-0.
Self-proclaimed “proud-liberal Muslim” activist Mona Eltahawy served as the impetus of the ruling after she spray painted a pro-Israel advertisement placed in the New York City subway:
Let’s recap: A woman who dislikes a paid advertisement attempts to spray paint over it so that no one else can read it either, though it is not her property and it’s a crime to deface it. She’s arrested.
And how does the city react? By saying, in essence, “Mona, baby, we’re so sorry you were offended. You have the right not to be.”
At today’s public meeting of the MTA, audience members held signs in support of Eltahawy saying the subways “belong to the 99%.”
What a monstrous joke we’ve become, genuflecting to both political correctness and Islamofear.
There’s no need to ban books when you can burn down the entire library and get a big thumbs-up from the masses.