Friday, January 2, 2015

Censorship

HarperCollins omits Israel from maps for Mideast schools, citing ‘local preferences’

Wow, Israel is deleted from an Atlas used in Arabic schools.  Horrors!  A book publisher who makes money selling books, edits books to meet the buyers demands.  Let's see, sell zero books or sell a bunch by omitting Israel from the Arab schools edition.

Okay capitalists, if you're pissed at Harper Collins, before you get on your high horse over the publishers deletion, you might want to do a little bit of googling on textbook censorship here in good old number one land.   A good place to start your inquiry is Texas, the Texas Schoolbook Commission and the Gablers.  Then head over to Kansas and query about creationism and textbooks.  

Lots of texts are censored for sales.  If publishers didn't, they lose sales.  Usually those sales are to government entities like schools.  So is your beef with publishers or schmucks with purchasing power in government or should it be with the dickheads who elect, direct and support the censors.

Don't underestimate the power of large groups of stupid people.

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