Friday, March 11, 2016

Books damaged in a library in a multi-cultural town in progressive New England

The town I live in is great, people are helpful, respectful (mostly), and tolerant of others' beliefs. Still, there are some people who get their knickers in a bunch when they see something in a public space that they don't like! Over a period of one year, I found severely mutilated books and vandalized books in my town library.
Damaged books in a Connecticut library

  • Pages torn up and strewn behind a rack - "Good Life Good Death: A Doctor's Case for Euthanasia and Suicide"
  • Someone had written the words "EVIL FALSE FAKE GOD" in a very neat handwriting on a book about "Hare Krishna."
  • A Bengali language book was also thrown behind a shelf, maybe because the text "looked satanic?"
 It looks funny how books about something they don't like has to be damaged to protect their beliefs!

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