Originally Posted By: logtroll


This particular bit of news is absolute proof to them that ALL LIBS are batshit crazy. Scale, relativity, and diversity are not allowed in such conversations.


That IS the problem though, it is ammunition that they use with great gusto, and I am hearing tropes like this repeated by my own millennial daughter.
It doesn't send me into a frenzy though, it opens the door for some stimulating conversation.
First thing I asked her was, "Where do you think all your favorite music came from? Cultural appropriation, that's where."
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The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. - H. L. Mencken