[rescue] Libraries (Topic Change)

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 16 09:27:27 CDT 2003

--- Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
> On Friday, August 15, 2003, at 01:06 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> > they seem to go out of their way to squash individualism in
> > everything they touch.
>    Of course.  They're run by the government, which considers 
> individualism a threat.

Dave, that seems a little harsh - in my view, Libraries have hard to
measure results. (How do you  know in a *measurable* way that it is an
effective use of Tax $$?)

They are hard-pressed to demonstrate value or effectiveness, so all
their funding is considered by the givers (I assume) to be a gift,
revokable at the slightest conflict. This is why you will never see
controversial topics "celebrated" at public libraries, like "Right To
Choose Month" - those who oppose the ideas of the topic would fight to
reduce funding for activities *they* don't like/agree with.

Now, my view and your can be made to fit together, but I think mine is
a little less sinister/organised, but that is also my view of
government (this doesn't *excuse* bad behaviour, it does help *explain*
it though...)


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