[T]he drunkest I’ve ever been is still smarter than you [Jill] could ever even comprehend and you’re a … grammar teacher that wouldn’t survive one class in an ivy graduate program. … So go f–k yourself Jill let’s all agree I don’t like you anymore than you like me.
Hunter Biden on step-mother Jill. New York Post, July 2022
In a Sept. 13, 2022 interview with First Lady Jill Biden on NBC’s “Today Show”, Sheinelle Jones alluded to recent parental objections to the sort of books that are appropriate for schools and asked her: “Where’s the line, in your opinion, with how much of a say parents have when it comes to what their kids are learning in school? Is there a balance between, you know, ‘This book should be in the library, this book is under review …’”. To be more precise, Jones began to ask Mrs. Biden a question but could not finish it because Jill Biden jumped in before Jones finished asking it and said, “All books should be in the library. All books. This is America. We don’t ban books.”
One may have noticed that it is one of the privileges of our all-knowing overlords that they don’t even need to let anyone finish the question because they do not even need to think about it and they do not need to think about it because they do not intend to answer it, the clingers to their guns and religion, the “basket of deplorables”, the semi-fascists and the American people generally not deserving a serious answer. They do not need to think about the question because they already have the platitudes, the clueless remarks or the transparent nonsense that they want to use to promote themselves or their party on that given day already prepared. For our overlords a journalist’s question is just the occasion for them to inform our “news” media and the peasants and deplorables of their own moral virtues and greatness.
In fact, however, it might have been useful for Jill to let Jones finish the question because her “answer,” that we don’t “ban books” in America, had nothing whatsoever to do with the question. In case Dr. Jill did not notice, the question was very specific. It was about the rights of parents to have a “say” in what books their children are given to read in school. One would have thought that a real Ph.D. would have understood such a simple concept.
Furthermore, the question had nothing whatsoever to do with banning books. Dr. Jill appears to have forgotten that there are these things called libraries, bookstores, parents, siblings and friends, where children can obtain the books they are not permitted to read in school. If little Johnny is not permitted to read “My Boy Princess” at school, he can still find that book at a library or bookstore and read it if he, as opposed to his “woke” overlords,” really wants to read it. Alternatively, his parents, if they are sufficiently liberal, might even give him the book to read. If his parents are not liberal enough, his siblings or his friends might make the book available to him. Dr. Jill might want to evade the question by conjuring the horrors of book banning but the question had nothing whatsoever to do with that. The question was about parental rights – should one still be permitted to ask that question in what remains of our formerly free country. Perhaps someday Dr. will condescend to acknowledge that there are these things called “parents” that, difficult as this is to admit, believe they have a right to have their questions answered. Perhaps she will remember this as the November election gets closer.
Despite Jill Biden’s refusal to answer the question put to her, it is however good news that she is so “liberal” about books and schools that she believes that in America “All books should be in the library.” Since she believes that “all books” should be included we can look forward to her call for the following books to be included in our school curricula and libraries.
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She might start out with Peter Schweitzer’s Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would send the rest of us to prison or his “Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets”. Nancy Pelosi will find those two especially interesting.
She will certainly want to call for Newt Gingrich’s To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine and his Understanding Trump to be found in our schools.
She will also want to include Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto and his Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future.
Being so broad minded Dr. Jill will want to include Donald Trump’s The America We Deserve, Donald Trump Jr’s Liberal Privilege: Joe Biden and the Democrats’ Defense of the Indefensible and Donald Jr.’s Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.
Dr. Jill will definitely call to include Mollie Hemingway’s Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections, Dinesh D’Souza’s 2,000 Mules: They Thought We’d Never Find Out. They Were Wrong, and Miranda Devine’s Laptop from Hell: Hunter Biden, Big Tech, and the Dirty Secrets the President Tried to Hide in our schools.
She will also want to include Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom, William F. Buckley’s God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of Academic Freedom, and Thomas Sowell’s The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as the basis for social policy. The “Democrats” will find that last one especially interesting.
Dr. Jill will want to round things out by calling for Rush Limbaugh’s The Way Things ought to be, Tucker Carlson’s The Long Slide: 30 years in American Journalism, and Sean Hannity’s Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism. Of course, since she cares so much about women, Dr. Jill will definitely want Juanita Broderick’s You’d better put some ice on that – Juanita’s story to find its way into our school libraries.
The above are only a partial list, a first step towards implementing Dr. Jill’s call to introduce “all books” into our schools. We look forward to her support.
Perhaps Dr. Jill will object that the above list does not include books by Barak Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Al Gore. However, those books are already in our schools. Conservatives don’t mind books by “liberals” in our schools so long as our schools can have these things called “free and fair discussions” people used to have in the United States in the “old days” before conservatives were censored, cancelled and harassed for their views. For example, conservatives only require the right to discuss the fact that even though Obama and Biden promised that Obamacare” would reduce the cost of health care for a typical family by $2,500 a year, the costs of health care has increased substantially since it was passed. Conservatives only ask to be treated equally – should our overlords still be American enough to permit that.
Richard Michael McDonough, American philosophy educator. Achievements include production of original interpretation of Wittgenstein’s logical-metaphysical system, original application Kantian Copernican Revolution to philosophy of language; significant interdisciplinary work logic, linguistics, psychology & philosophy. Member Australasian Debating Federation (honorary life, adjudicator since 1991), Phi Kappa Phi. Richard is a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative.