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Today’s blacklisted American: Booksellers want to burn a book they do not like

The Bill of Rights cancelled by American Booksellers
No first amendment allowed at the
American Booksellers Association.

The horrible ironies of this story are beyond the pale. The American Booksellers Association (ABA), a non-profit trade organization founded in 1900 to represent independent bookstores while also defending freedom of speech, has now violently condemned the publication of a book that raised questions about the modern perverse sexual movement and its unbridled support of sex changes for young children.

First, some details about that book and its author:

Irreversible Damage [by Abigail Shrier] is not some partisan screed. In the book, Shrier delves into the startling trend of adolescent teenage girls identifying as transgender, which a scientific study described as a “social contagion.” Shrier endorses transgender identity and even hormones and surgery for some people, but she warns against “treatments” that will leave many girls permanently scarred, noting that an increasing number of those who previously identified as transgender have de-transitioned.

Note how careful Shrier is to label herself in favor of sex changes for children even as she raises fair questions about some of these procedures and the possible harm they may do.

No matter. No one at all is to be permitted to question the left’s modern sexual agenda. When the ABA included a mention of this book in its July membership newsletter, the control freaks came out in force, demanding retribution and the burning of Shrier’s book.

And the ABA immediately complied, kowtowing like groveling slaves in its statement of apology.

“An anti-trans book was included in our July mailing to members,” the ABA confessed. “This is a serious, violent incident that goes against ABA’s ends policies, values, and everything we believe and support. It is inexcusable.

…“We apologize to our trans members and to the trans community for this terrible incident and the pain we caused them,” the ABA’s statement continued. “We also apologize to the LGBTQIA+ community at large, and to our bookselling community.”

“Apologies are not enough. We’ve begun addressing this today and are committed to engaging in the critical dialogue needed to inform concrete steps to address the harm we caused. Those steps will be shared in the next three weeks,” the statement concluded.

Nor was this groveling statement — totally hostile to the idea of free speech and open dissent — enough for this organization supposedly dedicated to free speech and open dissent. The organization’s CEO, Allison Hill, put out her own statement where she also slandered and condemned conservative Candace Owens, merely because Hill did not agree with Owens’ politics.

“This week we did horrific harm when we included an anti-trans book in ABA’s July box mailing to members. Last week, we did terrible and racist harm when featuring the bestseller Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon with the wrong cover image, conflating it with an image of the cover of a book by a different Black author, a right-wing extremist,” Hill wrote, apparently referring to Candace Owens.

This is what our modern “intellectual” class has devolved into: Intolerant to new ideas, hostile to dissent, quick to slander and hate, and dedicated to smashing its boot into the face of anyone it does not like.

The ABA did not literally burn a book here, but I would not be surprised if we soon see such things. We no longer have a free society if an organization dedicated to promoting the selling of books now believes that some books must be censored. And if the majority of the booksellers who belong to the ABA do not agree with this, why have they not stepped forward to stop this witchhunt? Are they cowards, or do they agree that the censorship of books is a good thing?

Moreover, Shrier better be prepared for far worse attacks. She dared to argue rationally and with some skepticism about one of the left’s most loved agendas, the normalizing of sexual perversion with children. For the left and the sex abuse community, that cannot be allowed.

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  • Cotour


    Because ALL of the laws and judgements previously made by those in power regarding conventions concerned with judging who, at what age and how someone who is differently oriented or confused can either refer to themselves or can take medical measures to “correct” their difference and make them “acceptable” in their eyes has from the beginning of America been based in the Judeo / Christian, white slave owning, colonizing European dominated culture of America.

    And that, along with the Constitution that also emanates from those same origins, according to the “Woke” and “Politically correct” now Marxist, Leftist primarily Democrats among us must be destroyed. And it must be recast in a more socially “Equitable” model where everyone one has the same outcome in what ever they desire to pursue.

    According to them it ALL must be destroyed.

    And their proposal to replace what is? Socialism and government running the entire economy and everyone’s lives.

    And why must the Democrat party leadership and their minions lie about every and anything that they talk about and propose?


  • All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing
    – John O’Sullivan (not Robert Conquest)

    There are some days when I can believe that Democrats and Republicans secretly switched places sometime in the late 50s/early 60s. When did not cancelling books become a right-wing thing?

    I defy anyone to identify sufficient “harm” to have standing in a lawsuit.

  • Mark


    “A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon.’” 


    “It was a pleasure to burn.”

  • wayne


    Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
    “We must burn the books, Montag. ALL the books.”

  • David K

    Right now it is simply popular and convenient for many “news” sites to tell a particular lie to people. In two years it will be a different lie. Although maybe lie is too strong of a word. If one doesn’t know or care what the truth is, is it really a lie or is it something else?

  • Jester Naybor

    Censorship like this makes the preacher in “Footloose” look like Fred Astaire. A reason I refer to the Church of Woke as a fundamentalist sect..

  • Craken

    The trans movement, particularly its focus on gaslighting and mutilating children, is the most obviously evil development I’ve seen in America in 40 years of live observation. The only comparable evil is the child abuse committed by Catholic priests, then covered up by successive Popes, Cardinals, Bishops–including the current “Pope.” That scandal accelerated the decline of the Church. But, the Church does not represent the American power structure, which was always to its Left. The American elite delights in the decline of the Church, both through internal corruption and loss of membership. In the trans case, the American elite is driving the movement across a broad front (gleichschaltung again), mandating submission from all institutions. It’s a strategy similar to that deployed in the Civil Rights movement. The difference is that they are 99% wrong in their approach to trans and much of the harm will prove irreversible.

    Does the American elite have any human capital left? Any creatures who are neither liars, fools, nor cowards? Given the changing demographic characteristics of the American elite, I suppose I should not be at all surprised. We have the wrong people in charge largely because we have the wrong *types* of people in charge–the benefits of globalism in action.

  • Cotour


    Be confused no more, you are now able to clearly see and understand exactly where its all going. If however you are “informed” by todays corporate Main Stream and Social Media you may not be fully aware of the coming events. You may not be aware of any of it. You are going to have to do something about that.

    * “Georgia House Speaker Calls for Forensic Audit After Findings in Fulton County Election”
    * “GA Audit Would Reveal Other Counties Worse Than Fulton”
    * “Georgia Residents to File Lawsuit on Monday at 1:30 PM Contesting the Fraudulent Results of the Georgia Senate Elections”
    * “We Don’t Have to Live with a Fraudulent Election – Legal Scholar John Eastman Says State Legislature Has Authority to Replace
    Electors due to Fraudulent Results”.

    It started in Arizona, and you can clearly see where it is going next, Georgia. Then it will go to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. And probably several other states where there was clearly lets say “QUESTIONABLE” 2020 election results.

    What is “IT”? “IT” is the truth as established clearly by the evidence.

    LAWYERS, COURTS AND MONEY is how Americans fight the political warfare that the Constitution structures.

    In time all will be revealed and the truth must be had by the people of America.

    And in the thoroughness of time all will be revealed.

    Politics is the dirtiest, filthiest most corrupt activity that human beings participate in. And here we can clearly see the trajectory that the growing amount of evidence is driving the validity of that observation. And logic would indicate that there is much, much more to come.

  • Cotour

    An example of willful ignorance:

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