Library Closures, & 21st Century Book Burners !?!

Borrowing from what CJ the CEO of Sunshine Deserts used to say in The Fall & Rise of Reginald Perrin, My education didn’t get where it is today without ordering old out of print railway engineering history books from my local library.

Some argue that easy access to a public library is an anachronism in today’s age of Smart Phones and the internet, but since libraries now have proper computers perhaps nothing could be further from the truth. It could be said that Library Closures are an attack on the educational aspirations of those less fortunate enough to be on a subsistence income either through unemployment or disability.

Long before the current cuts, ( Labour ) Lancashire County Council proposed to change our village library opening times allegedly to save money when its clear said library will still be open the same total hours and the change will save LCC nothing. They proposed closing at 6pm instead of the original 7pm and theoretically compensating by opening an hour earlier, but it may be reasonable to believe their plan was politically motivated. Perhaps their plan was primarily designed to penalise those villagers in part or full time work and in receipt of the new Universal Credit when introduced, when internet access is an essential component.

Perhaps the whole object of their exercise was to force low income people perhaps close if not already on the breadline ( and already having to choose whether to eat or heat especially in winter ) to pay a Private Tax for a Smart Phone contact. Furthermore, it will also stop people in decently rewarded full time work and perhaps commuting as far as the local mill towns conveniently ordering old out of print factual books they may be pointed towards to advance their education. Perhaps this is especially important as part of a trade apprenticeship or college course, as old books were where I got most of my worthwhile engineering knowledge.

Again some would argue that internet search engines and Wikipedia render libraries redundant, yet its often the case that when I return to my long bookmarked links they have been deleted. In the case of Wikipedia I often find that once really informative pages have since had vital information hacked out, but then Adolf Hitler was infamous for burning any books he didn’t like in 1930s !

YouTube is not immune either, informative old films often taken down for ” copyright infringement ” ( the BBC is one of the main culprits ) and its no surprise to me that its mostly anything which seriously challenges Green Ideology.

Bring Back true ecologist David Bellamy !


10 thoughts on “Library Closures, & 21st Century Book Burners !?!

  1. It would appear that Green Policy is the Keystone of a plan to turn the UK into Stock Market Parasite Noah’s Ark. complete with Eco Historical Theme Parks. plus Tidal Lagoon ( Swansea the prototype ) for when the weather is too rough to use the real sea on your long booked Executive Jet Set Holiday Break !

    I first wrote this whist waiting to bury my late dad at Easter 2013, and about a year later an Italian guy replied after I posted it in a UKIP group on facebook with a link translating a printed 1942 German Nazi document. The said document outlined that even if the Nazis didn’t win WW2 they would subvert national governments to achieve their aims anyway. Their plan was to deindustrialise the UK and keep it for tourism and limited agriculture.

    With the probable closure of the Port Talbot steel works still on the cards after Redcar and the future Scunthorpe not yet certain it would appear that our entire steel industry is to be sacrificed on the altar of the Green Co2 drives run away global warming quasi-religion, as green taxes make carbon intensive steel production totally uneconomic. plus I believe TATA Steel asset stripped most of the original EU Carbon Trading Credits !

  2. Apparently there is a full scale revolution underway in South Korea where their President has been impeached in order to remove constitutional immunity from Procsecution ,like I said somewhere Pence apparently thinks he’s running the US !

    On further contemplation after my trip to Morrisons at Preston it would appear that its been designed to convert into a tramside Velodrome, and Richard Madeley on BBC This Week minded me conclude that Celebrities are licenced to Shop Lift as long as they say what theiir bank wants them to. Any deviation from ideological pureness will be punished with public disgrace, and if they don’t shut up pain of death, and perhaps the woman who got raped in the Car Park outside a High Class Manchester Suburban Area Department Store had grassed up an aforementioned type Celebrity to the Corporate Security Guard ?

    Perhaps another major defect of modern toys like Lego is that the utterly fail to teach a child how to use their imagination, with the basic 1960s stiff you could design houses better than today’s. and if you got bored of that build a Wellington Bomber, or 4 engined Lancaster. then and bomb granny into putting something worth watching on Telly. Of course my regular readers know I was brought up in a shop, so why not make then Business Rate Free if you lived there full time,l like before the hated Poll Tax !

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