News That Will Drive You to Drink

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Guys, a school in Tennessee banned Maus, which is a graphic novel of the Holocaust:

Reading “Maus” was formative for me. But decades later, other public school students in Tennessee will be denied that same experience. Despite it being part of a state-approved eighth grade curriculum, the members of the school board in McMinn County, outside of Chattanooga, banned “Maus” in a unanimous vote earlier this month.

The vote finally received media attention Wednesday, just hours before the start of Holocaust Remembrance Day…

…Throughout the meeting, several members of the McMinn County Board of Education insisted they did not object to their students learning about the Holocaust — but they all still voted to ban “Maus,” which raises questions about how committed they are to ensuring their students learn the unsantized, unredacted truth. Others in the room would only support using a redacted version of the book, and one high school teacher in the district told the board members, “This is not a book I would teach my students.”

The fascists are already here, they are indoctrinating the Hitlerjurgen, and for now they are succeeding in banning books and memory-holing the Holocaust.

No words. I have none.

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14 Responses to News That Will Drive You to Drink

  1. E.A. Blair says:

    This is so Mickey Maus.


  2. angry spittle says:

    Fascism sneaks in on tiny cat feet………

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  3. “When fascism comes to America it will be humping the flag and carrying white grievances. Just today the Fox Couch of Morons were going on about how immigrants were ‘poisoning’ the towns they were moving to.

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  4. spotthedog says:

    Tennessee is damn near hopeless; they just gerrymandered the shit out of Nashville, a huge Confederate flag flies over I-40 in the middle of the state, and – Marsha Blackburn. 50 years from now Tennessee kids will be taught that the Hollercawst was when the evil Dr. Fauci tried to force everyone to wear a mask.

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  5. osirisopto says:

    I don’t believe they want to memory hole the holocaust. They just want to teach the kids their version, where the Nazi’s were the good guys and everyone was mean to them.

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  6. schmice3 says:

    Scopes 2.0

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  7. purplehead says:

    Well, Maus is “out of stock” at evil Amazon…. So there’s that. Works every time!

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    • Infidel753 says:

      Yep — the “banned in Boston” effect. Try to censor something and everybody will want to read it.

      The school district is claiming that the reason for the ban is eight “curse words” which appear in the book. In reality it’s was probably because it made Nazis feel uncomfortable. You know how touchy people are about hurting anybody’s feelings these days.


    • John Bradley says:

      As of 28-Jan, both books and the combined edition are available in multiple bindings and editions.


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  9. Wesley Sandel says:

    Maus is right up there with Joe Sacco’s Palestine as excellent graphic novels.


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