[WRITER’S DISCLAIMER: The Champions of Democracy known as Moms For Liberty and their co-founder Tiffany Justice have blocked me on Twitter]
According to the American Library Association, the number of individual book titles which have been banned has spiked more than 1,100%, from 223 in 2020 to 2,571 in late 2022.
We are living in a time when school districts in 37 states are challenging books, with Texas and Florida leading the prudish pack mentality.
Now two fascist Florida moms are trying to have control over what your kid reads no matter where you’re reading this, Dear Reader.
The GOP-driven censorship to ban certain books in public schools and libraries is just another part of their overall plan to control who learns what based on their own feelings.
Fear and panic are fueling the conservative watchdog movement which constantly finds new ways to add fuel to the already out-of-control garbage fire.
From the ashes of the scorched earth that was the Trump administration, a new crappy crop of Qrazies has risen to take over the conversation
At the same time, too many people in too many positions of power are being given too much visibility to spread their hateful propaganda.
This brings us to the Moms For Liberty, who are currently getting their 15 minutes of fame in the MAGA Mean Girl Movement.
M4L was founded in 2021 by two former Florida school board members who somehow got the idea it was okay for them to push their own repressed and subjugated feelings on everyone else, BECAUSE FLORIDA.
Tiffany Justice (yep, she’s the one who blocked me and yep, we should all see the irony in that name) and Tina Descovich now head the 275 chapters in 45 states, with 115,000 members and counting.
The two Qrazy Qooks were featured in a CBS Sunday Morning story about book bans, and let’s just say nobody needed to give them that free airtime.
They might call themselves “joyful warriors,” but they’re just two overgrown school bullies needing that negative attention.
“We want people who are serving in elected office that respect the role of the parent in a child’s life,” said Justice.
“Never bet against a mom,” Justice chanted as her cult directs her to. “Nobody’s going to defend anything like a mom is going to defend their child.”
I guess that doesn’t apply to the moms who vote for Democrats because they’re not trying to take any freedoms away from anyone, but I digress.
Maybe it’s the MAGA machinations of recent hire and traitorous lipless freak Mick Mulvaney, but CBS really needs to stop letting these fascists have a free propaganda platform.
Asked by interviewer Martha Teichner (who at least did better than Lesley Stahl did with MTG on 60 Minutes) which books they wanted to keep, the Mean MAGA Moms gave a typical dumb answer.
“Books that educate children,” Descovich replied.
“That’s a generalization,” said Teichner.
Justice added, “Books that don’t have pornography in them, let’s start there. Let’s just put the bar really, really low. Books that don’t have incest, pedophilia, rape.”
So…no Bibles in schools or libraries then, Handmaidens?
Just kidding, there was no pushback like that.
But at least there was plenty from Twitter, where somebody dubbed Moms For Liberty “Klanned Karenhood” and I’m so mad at myself for not coming up with that first.
"Proactive" makes it sound like you think it's a good thing when it's really not in this case #KlannedKarenhood
— Tara Dublin ((isn’t paying for this)) 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻 (@taradublinrocks) April 24, 2023
Klanned Karenhood shouldn't be making decisions for the rest of us. Astroturf, Koch-funded groups need to be called out and defeated. https://t.co/QOE6UNQw2U
— Becky would like equal rights for women (@beckythecyclist) April 24, 2023
What the hell is going on at @CBSNews. Giving terrorist Marjorie Taylor Greene a platform on 60 Minutes. Treating “Moms for Liberty” as nothing more than your average every day group of concerned parents. CBS News is trying to normalize fascism, and it’s absolutely sickening. pic.twitter.com/To5UJI3XR8
— 😱 Scary Larry 😱 🇺🇦✊🏻🇺🇸🗽 (@aintscarylarry) April 23, 2023
The Daughters of the Confederacy made sure that southern textbooks lied about the Civil War. Their "Children of the Confederacy" took the indoctrination beyond the classroom.
Moms for Liberty is just a new name for an old lie. pic.twitter.com/eu4JFYQXDs
— Jane of the North (@JaneotN) April 24, 2023
Still laughing at someone on here calling Moms for Liberty "Klanned Karenhood"
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) April 23, 2023
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