Self-proclaimed “Marxist lesbian” Emily Drabinski, who says libraries are important for engaging people in the struggle for the fair share of wealth, is the president-elect of the American Library Association (ALA).
Drabinski, the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center Librarian, tweeted after winning the election her disbelief that a “Marxist lesbian who believes that collective power is possible” was chosen for her position. She then added “Solidarity!”
Her own website touts her beliefs that the ALA offers the opportunity to combat historical ills such as climate change, class warfare, white supremacy and colonialism. She goes on to promise the development of a global vision for libraries based on “international cooperation and exchange” for the goals of equity and justice.
The left is not only hiding its deviance in plain sight, it is trumpeting what is normally considered adult fare and aiming it at impressionable children for all the world to see. The smear of being a “book banner” is thought to be so destructive that, no matter the level of obscenity and inappropriateness, the act of keeping material of this nature away from minors is unthinkable.
For example, when Stacy Langton, a parent in the Fairfax County School system had the gall to quote passages from books in the high school library, a school board member warned her about explicit language. The books she read were both winners of the American Library Association’s “Alex Awards,” which honors books for adults with “special appeal for young adults ages 12 through 18.”
Both, besides containing language the school board member found offensive, feature graphic illustrations of adult acts.
At Langley High School in Northern Virginia, the library hung a sign reading “Stuff some adults don’t want you to read” above books many deem inappropriate for children. The people the library labels as “some adults” are commonly known by another name. “Parents.” The principal later apologized.
Books such as “Gender Queer” and “The 1619 Project” are listed by the ALA as some of the most frequent titles that “some adults” want to restrict their children’s access to through school libraries.
It should be noted by Emily Drabinski and her allies that “some adults” are not attempting to stop the books from being published, sold, distributed, or otherwise marketed to the masses. Rather, “some adults” object to the state pulling an end around and removing them from their roles as parents. It’s really that simple.