Friday, May 31, 2024

Censorship Betrays Weakness




By Gretchen Garrity

Very early this morning, my blog post titled "Stealth Groomer Books in the Library" was removed by The post was flagged. Perhaps it was the word "groomer" or "gentle grooming" that Blogger objected to. Perhaps it was the American Library Association or one of its minions who complained. Perhaps it was Christian County library staff. Perhaps it was the authors of the two books I featured, or the folks at the COOLcat catalog.


Whoever was behind the censorship betrayed a great weakness. They cannot fight the truth, so they must suppress it. Exposing books that harm children is considered Hate Speech. And yet, here is Blogger's guidelines on content that is harmful to children:

"More broadly, Google prohibits the use of our products to endanger children. This includes but is not limited to predatory behavior towards children such as:

  • ‘Child grooming’ (for example, befriending a child online to facilitate, either online or offline, sexual contact and/or exchanging sexual imagery with that child);
  • ‘Sextortion’ (for example, threatening or blackmailing a child by using real or alleged access to a child’s intimate images);
  • Sexualization of a minor (for example, imagery that depicts, encourages or promotes the sexual abuse of children or the portrayal of children in a manner that could result in the sexual exploitation of children); and
  • Trafficking of a child (for example, advertising or solicitation of a child for commercial sexual exploitation)."

 How does that square with Blogger's hate speech policy here:

"Hate speech is content that promotes or condones violence against or has the primary purpose of inciting hatred against an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or any other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization."

My article objected to the sexualization of children through books that push the LGBTQ agenda and are marketed to minors. Blogger is speaking out of both sides of its content policy.


But I have a mustard seed, and I know how to use it. 

This post will be cross-posted at Hick Christian. Also, it is likely that Right to Win Ozarks will be deleted. However, we have contingency plans and you will be able to find us again soon if the blog is deleted.


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  2. I haven't heard of them, but will check it out. Thank you.