Commentary by Royce A Ratterman
It appears that some USA schools no longer wish to ‘Kindle’ the literary flame within the hearts of America’s youth.
I feel anyone or any entity choosing to ban or limit books, electronic or otherwise, is not encouraging multi-level analytical free thinking, research, study, human diversity of thought, and are standing tall against the fundamental desires of mankind regarding life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I went to the home of the Nook (Spring 2012) Barnes and Noble’s website, and it appeared I could no longer use my account to purchase unless I paid $25.00 every year for a membership – I’m not quite ready for this yet Barnes and Noble, sorry. I have experienced problems with Amazon’s subcontracting book dealers not actually having the books they sell in stock. At least eBooks are there, though I have very few.
The metaphorical book burning flames will continue to rise higher if parents, teachers and students stand idly by only watching and do not plan for the unfolding future. One needs not be an activist, but the book markets of the future are far wider than those of the past. Mankind will not be restricted by the Big-6, their wealthy investors, or repressive practices against new authors. The pioneers of literary freedom and its publishing options will continue to cross the bountiful plains of journalistic freedom to reach those rural readers seeking the advancement of their minds.
The future is in each author’s hands!
How do you feel?
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