Libraries are at the center of a culture war in America right now.
One side of the war wants to clean up libraries, put sexually-explicit content in age-appropriate areas, and depoliticize the working environment. Progressives and the mainstream media call this side “book banners” to elicit an immediate, negative emotional response, even though the term a total misnomer. No one is actually banning books or stopping publishers from printing them.
On the other side is the American Library Association (ALA), which is led by Emily Drabinski, who celebrated her election in a now-deleted tweet: “Just cannot believe that a Marxist lesbian who believes that collective power is possible to build and can be wielded for a better world is president elect of ALA. I am so excited for what we will do together. Solidarity.”
Drabinski has also said, “we are all suffering from the maldistribution of wealth” and that the way to get people to understand the importance of libraries, "is by engaging people in a struggle for the fair share of the social wage.” Marx would be proud!
Her organization uses a loophole in the Library Bill of Rights to justify putting sexually-explicit content in front of children under the guise of “free speech” without any concern for developmental appropriateness. This is consistent with several goals of communism, including “eliminating all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press."
The ALA receives millions in funding from the government. It actively promotes frequently challenged books and drag queen story hours to children, while at the same time it has worked to undermine Brave Books “See You At The Library” challenge to stop wholesome and faith-based books from being read in public libraries. This hypocrisy has led three U.S. senators to call for an investigation into a possible First Amendment violation, as well as an immediate funding halt to the ALA.
The media would like you to believe that all librarians are on the side of the ALA.
But it turns out that’s not the case.
Enter the newly-formed World Library Association (WLA), started by library watchdog Dan Kleinman. Kleinman’s phone is ringing off the hook ever since he announced his new organization would provide, for the first time ever, a much-needed alternative to the ALA and its extremist, Marxist political agenda. His organization plans to offer assistance on developing library policies that reflect community values and empower librarians to ensure they are working in a safe environment.
Legislators from Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Wyoming have already called upon their state library associations to disassociate themselves from the ALA. Montana became the first state to leave the ALA over the appointment of self-proclaimed Marxist Drabinski. "Our oath of office and resulting duty to the Constitution forbids association with an organization led by a Marxist," reads part of the letter the Montana commission sent to the ALA.
The Connecticut Library Association (CLA) perfectly lines up with the ALA.
CLA supports ALA's Library Bill of Rights. CLA rejects the notion of age-appropriateness for books. And it actively promotes “equity, diversity and inclusion” which reasonable people recognize has become a euphemism for promoting the Marxist doctrine of critical race theory.
If the State of Montana believes that it is forbidden from associating with an organization run by a Marxist, how does the State of Connecticut — the Constitution State — feel about it? How does the Connecticut State Department of Education feel about it? What about the Connecticut Association of School Libraries? Or the librarians at your local and school libraries?
Time to find out!