No force is more evil than censorship.
Be it here in America or abroad, censorship of literature is pure communism and a deterrent to quality education. Where do they find idiots like Gove to hold power over the suppressed students of our world?
Banning books does but one thing, it narrows minds and reduces opportunity for a student to reach his or her fullest potential.
Hitler burned books. Stalin burned books. Book burners and censors are the demons of education and shall not be tolerated. ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BOOK CENSORSHIP! Say it.
A free world depends upon free minds. Communication and education depends upon the mind of the writer being transformed to the reader regardless of what generation or century either lived. A book on a library’s shelf or in a school curriculum is not an endorsement for such book, it is an opportunity to explore another opinion of another mind in another spectrum of history and life.
The banning of books prevent a person in growing into someone their potential allows and that someone may be in a free society or a suppressed one. When in a free society, books are banned, that free person, especially students and young adults, no longer remain free and have but one cloud over their head and it’s a dark one, indeed–SUPPRESSION OF THE MIND.
Education Secretary Michael Gove, I challenge you to reverse your decision and allow the children and students of our world grow with brilliant minds and not clouded ones of closed ideology.