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Monday, January 23, 2006

Light of My Life, Fire of My Censorship

Posted by on January 23 at 13:37 PM

OCALA, Fla. — A 50-year-old classic novel about forbidden love is shaking things up in Marion County.

The controversy centers on the book “Lolita” and whether it’s obscene under today’s standards, WESH 2 News reported.

“Lolita” is a famous novel full of pages and pages of sexually explicit material about pedophilia.

“I believe that you, at least hypothetically, could read this book and consider it obscene,” said Terry Blaes, of Dunnellon.

She challenged the Marion County Commission to determine whether they should pull “Lolita” from public library shelves, as they have the right to do so.

“I want you to think about the effect of literature on the people who read it, children and adults,” she said.

Moral scolds: Protecting America’s children—and adults!—from great literature.

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"And the next time Florida gets hit by a hurricane you can come crying to us if you want to, but you're the ones who built on a fucking swamp. "Let the Spanish keep it, it’s a shithole," we said, but you had to have your fucking orange juice."

In this day and age, censoring books seems almost quaint. Maybe Focus on the Family could boycott libraries? Just for old times sake?

nabokov would think this is hilarious.

I very much doubt that Terry Blaes could correctly identify any sexually explicit passages in the book. They're there, sort of, but explicit is just what they are not.

Stories like this are good for freedom, because they make the enemies of freedom look like the big soft eyeless boobs they are.

Bitch can't boycott the bookstore, or Amazon dot com.

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