Large Library Association Picks 'Marxist Lesbian' As President

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  42 comments

By:   Joy Pullmann (The Federalist)

Large Library Association Picks 'Marxist Lesbian' As President
Amid growing concern about libraries connecting children to sexually explicit activities, the American Library Association is doubling down.

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A large organization that drives the training of U.S. librarians and their use of public funds has chosen a self-described "Marxist lesbian" as its next president amid growing concern about libraries actively connecting children to sexually explicit activities and materials.

Emily Drabinski was elected president of the American Library Association last week by the organization's members. She will take office in July 2023.

ALA's approximately 54,000 members include librarians, libraries, library graduate schools, members of library boards and associations, and library students. The vast majority of its membership fees, therefore, are provided by taxpayer funds.

Drabinski won with 5,410 votes from such an electorate, compared to her opponent's 4,622 votes, according to an ALA press release. The election was conducted online.

The interim chief librarian of The Graduate Center at City University of New York (CUNY), where she was previously the "critical pedagogy librarian," Drabinski posts openly on her Twitter feed in support of sexually exposing children, union-led political strife, socialist politicians, and libraries pushing explicit and far-left material on unwilling taxpayers.

On a personal web page, Drabinski touted multiple endorsements from labor and LGBT activists in her bid for the ALA presidency, including from Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers union.

"I so value Emily's work in intentionally bringing a class, labor, and queer consciousness to her efforts as an anti-racist ally," wrote fellow ALA member April M. Hathcock in a public endorsement of Drabinski.

For more than a century, labor unions have often functioned as a recruiting and muscle operation for the Communist Party and its fellow travelers and shell operations.

In a TV interview with a Boise station last week about her ALA election, Drabinski conveyed surprise at public concerns about libraries making pornographic materials available to children and buying them with taxpayer resources.

"It's like concerted political efforts to sort of push this, sort of story about what libraries do which seems very, you know, it's anathema to what libraries actually do, that we are, sort of pushing pornographic materials on our patrons and it's really not what we do at all," she claimed. "…There's no big library agenda."

Contrary to her claims in that interview, however, Drabinski's other YouTube videos are replete with teaching other librarians how to "subvert" and inject hard-left politics and sexuality into their publicly funded work. For one example, consider one of many such lectures she gave to other librarians on July 6, 2021, titled "Teaching the Radical Catalog."

In the lecture, Drabinski discussed her homosexual coming out experience and how saturating in a campus environment of proliferating sexual identities changed how she approaches being a librarian. At her first librarian job, "At Sarah Lawrence, absolutely everybody was queer. … There were so many ways to be gay. … And it was my job to teach those students how to find themselves in our library catalog," she said. She described queering the library as "critical thinking" and "thinking critically about the catalog."

Here's a slide from that presentation showing the sexuality sections of the Library of Congress catalog. In it, you can see the Closed Captioning of what Drabinski is saying while showing the slide, which includes affirming the idea that "queerness includes the subversion of those kinds of normal family types." She's referring to the family types that naturally produce children — i.e. a married man and woman.

In the rest of the presentation, Drabinski went on to teach librarians how to change how visitors find books about sex, contradicting her claims to the Boise reporter that librarians don't work to get sexual material into patrons' hands. This very effort has been a part of Drabinski's public professional work for decades, by her own public attestation.

"We can equip our students with the capacity to wring what they need out of library structures, and wringing what you need out of systems that exclude you is a necessary life skill for survival and revolution," she concluded in her talk. "And we can also help build a way of shaping students as agents of change both inside the library and out."

So while Drabinski tells the general public that librarians aren't trying to help minors access pornography, by her own admission elsewhere that's exactly what she has focused her professional career on doing, with taxpayer resources. In their endorsements, fellow ALA members and leaders said, as did "former ALA Council member" Jenna Freedman, that Drabinski's professional "accomplishments" include "queering the landscape of library publishing and scholarship."

This is supported by her Google Scholar page, which ranks Drabinski's 2013 article "Queering the Catalog" as her top-cited work. In that article, she notes "the first program of ALA's Task Force on Gay Liberation was called Sex and the Single Cataloger, a session about the trouble with headings for gay and lesbian materials."

That ALA task force was founded in 1970, and was the first formally organized professional U.S. organization to push LGBT preferences. That task force now annually presents the Stonewall Awards for LGBT-themed books. Such recommendations are essentially "buy list" excuses for public libraries that ensure major taxpayer subsidies for often obscene, and what would otherwise be mostly obscure, books that few people ever saw or requested from libraries.

In the 2013 article, again flatly contradicting her representations to the Boise TV station, Drabinski developed a "strategy [that] suggests the possibility of a queer library politics."

"Queer theory provides a useful theoretical frame for rethinking the stable, fixed categories and systems of naming that characterize library organization schemes and strategies for helping users navigate them," Drabinski wrote. She essentially explained "queer theory" as the rejection of the existence of truth, either in language or in anything: "Viewing cataloging and classification from a queer perspective [is] — one that challenges the idea that classification and subject language can ever be corrected once and for all." She argued that since gender identities are fluid, so must be library classification systems and stacks.

This is a rejection of Western thought and civilization, which is built on the search for truth. A search for truth presupposes that truth exists and can be at least partially known. This also implies the world has an intrinsic, natural order that can, and indeed must, be acknowledged (i.e., the natural law). So it's no surprise that a woman who opposes truth, and instead deifies self-created and unnatural identities, calls herself a Marxist.

Whether in its predominantly economic or cultural forms (which, as they say, intersect), Marxists are committed to overthrowing the West, including all of its organizing ideas and accomplishments. In addition to lies and deception, Marxists use sexual chaos as a deliberate strategy of cultural destruction. The "queer theory" in which Drabinski specializes openly aims to destroy the West by destroying the natural family, natural sex, natural relationships between the sexes and the children those sexes produce only heterosexually, natural distinctions, natural hierarchies, and order itself.

The United States, especially in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution that gave this great nation its birth, is the chief modern example of Western achievement. Its achievements are precisely in recognizing and attempting to adhere to the natural order as closely as possible. And now those who hold the keys to its so-called institutions of learning use their positions and resources to erase truth and the natural law, which are the very foundation of Western society.

Like other Marxists, Drabinski also makes politically exclusionary statements that show she doesn't approach non-leftists with good faith, instead desiring to wage political war against people who disagree with her with whatever resources she can muster.

For example, writing in the Los Angeles Review of Books in December 2019, Drabinski wrote, "The [political] right is interested in maintaining the status quo, preserving white supremacy and the continuing consolidation of wealth into their hands and no one else's. … Like the United States itself, the right is enriched by capitalism, racism, and patriarchy."

On that issue, at least, she was willing to tip her hand to the very accomodating Boise journalist: "I think we have legacies of racism to undo," she commented while on another subject. To her, however, as to so many others now atop our commanding heights, dismantling "racism" means "dismantling America." One pervy picture book and publicly funded twerk at a time.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago
This is a rejection of Western thought and civilization, which is built on the search for truth.
 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

meh, name a trumpster that goes into a library. bfd.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

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XXJefferson51
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1.3  XXJefferson51  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

The evil that pervades this world and desperately fights all attempts at reform and hope in these last dark days of earth is profound.  

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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1.3.1  afrayedknot  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.3    one month ago

“…these last dark days…”

Given your hope in the coming glory, one should be ecstatic in expectation…why the dire warnings?

Enjoy the daze, XX, the end is nigh.

I cannot wait for the rapture, just to see who made the grade…guessing we will all be astounded, disappointed, and still left wondering about the criteria. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
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1.3.3  Tacos!  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.3    one month ago
in these last dark days of earth

HAHAHAHA OMFG. I’m ROFLMAO. Do you even hear how absurd and looney tunes you sound when you write shit like this?

original

Oh my lord. I’m dying. It hurts.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

R-C.f6563d55b8c50d6c4ad5c7db4818a72b?rik=zybHbdYnW994kA&riu=http%3a%2f%2fmedia.giphy.com%2fmedia%2fToMjGpwzn0LcDX4uwZa%2fgiphy.gif&ehk=yJYidvF6%2bryqJRKWDbVilf1M6wbpMrYRNUnIP5kR7us%3d&risl=&pid=ImgRaw&r=0

 
 
 
JBB
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2  JBB    one month ago

Is there a bigger cliche than lesbian librarians? The gop is going after LGTBQ jobs. That is concerning...

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.1  Sparty On  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago

The Dems are going after hot librarian fantasies everywhere and that is concerning .....

 
 
 
pat wilson
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2.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Sparty On @2.1    one month ago
The Dems are going after hot librarian fantasies everywhere and that is concerning .....

Can you translate that ? Do you find marxist lesbian librarians hot ? ....not that there's anything wrong with that, (in Seinfeld's voice)

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  pat wilson @2.1.1    4 weeks ago

You’re a big girl, you and your followers can figure it out.

Hot marxist lesbian librarian ...... sounds like a great Seinfeld episode ..... Yada, yada, yada ....

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    one month ago

This garbage is kind of a potpourri of offensive and ridiculous far right grievances - LBGQT, teachers, "communists", so called "grooming", labor unions. I'm surprised Hillary Clinton wasnt in the mix. 

For more than a century, labor unions have often functioned as a recruiting and muscle operation for the Communist Party and its fellow travelers and shell operations.

Here's a thought for the author - fuck you. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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3.1  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @3    one month ago
Here's a thought for the author - fuck you. 

Why would you use such a vulgar expletive toward a woman of color?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1    one month ago

You figure it out. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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3.1.2  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.1    one month ago

I asked you a specific question in comment 3.1 but you deflected. Why won't you answer it?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1.2    one month ago

Because its a stupid question and I try not to answer stupid questions. I have no problem criticizing "people of color females" if they deserve it. I am not politically correct. 

The article this "people of color female" wrote is ridiculous. 

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.1.4  Hallux  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1    one month ago

Did JR call her Pocahontas first? /S

 
 
 
Sparty On
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3.1.5  Sparty On  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1    one month ago

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Jasper2529
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3.1.6  Jasper2529  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.3    one month ago
The article this "people of color female" wrote is ridiculous. 

How so? Please be specific. 

 
 
 
Dulay
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3.1.7  Dulay  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1    one month ago
Why would you use such a vulgar expletive toward a woman of color?

Are you claiming that white qualifies her as being a "woman of color"?

Oh, and why do you imply that it's okay to use expletives toward white women? 

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.1.8  Split Personality  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1    one month ago

The author, Joy Pullman, hardly appears to be a self identified "woman of color".

I see nothing in her bio's to indicate behavior similar to Elizabeth Warren

or Rachel Dolezal, do you have a link?

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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3.1.9  Jasper2529  replied to  Dulay @3.1.7    4 weeks ago
Are you claiming that white qualifies her as being a "woman of color"?

Where did I "claim" that? Please provide the precise comment number.

Oh, and why do you imply that it's okay to use expletives toward white women? 

Where did I "imply" that? Please provide the precise comment number.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.10  Texan1211  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1.9    4 weeks ago

You should recognize that it is now demanded that you not only defend what you write, now you must also defend what they think you wrote.

 
 
 
Dulay
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3.1.11  Dulay  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1.9    4 weeks ago
Where did I "claim" that? Please provide the precise comment number.

You know the difference between a question and a statement, right? 

Where did I "claim" that? Please provide the precise comment number.

You differentiated white women from women of color. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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3.1.12  Jasper2529  replied to  Dulay @3.1.11    4 weeks ago

Of course I know the difference between a question and a statement. In your comment 3.1.7 you asked me two questions , both of which accused me of saying things I did not say in comment 3.1

 
 
 
Dulay
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3.1.13  Dulay  replied to  Jasper2529 @3.1.12    4 weeks ago

So, you don't know the difference between a question and an accusation. Thanks for clearing that up. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
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3.1.14  Jasper2529  impassed  Dulay @3.1.13    4 weeks ago
✋🏼
 
 
 
Jasper2529
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4  Jasper2529    one month ago
Drabinski conveyed surprise at public concerns about libraries making pornographic materials available to children 

I don't recall ANY librarian ever making pornographic materials available to children, but Marxists/Communists in 2022 want to destroy childhood innocence.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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4.1  Sparty On  replied to  Jasper2529 @4    one month ago

For public libraries it was there.    

You just weren’t a Chester the Molester so you never sought it out.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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4.2  Tacos!  replied to  Jasper2529 @4    one month ago

Librarians hate kids. Everybody knows that.

/s

 
 
 
Tacos!
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5  Tacos!    one month ago
amid growing concern about libraries actively connecting children to sexually explicit activities and materials.

You mean amid growing hysteria over invented, imaginary bullshit designed to put low intelligence people into such a panic that they will run out and vote for anyone claiming to be their political savior. And if that person still doesn’t win the election, those same brainwashed morons will storm a capitol or courthouse somewhere to violently overturn the election.

Drabinski won with 5,410 votes from such an electorate, compared to her opponent's 4,622 votes, according to an ALA press release. The election was conducted online.

Hey, it’s not too late to undo it. Let’s invent some stories about how she stole the election, then go find some garden tools and storm the nearest public library. /s

Drabinski posts openly on her Twitter feed in support of sexually exposing children

Bullshit. If this were literally true, at minimum it would violate Twitter’s TOS, and it might also be criminal. They are probably referring to people in drag reading stories to kids, which is not “sexually exposing children.”

The far Right loonie bin should be ashamed of itself for the way they run around and accuse every political opponent or LGBTQ person of being a pedophile. The far left has spent the last decade and more calling everyone they disagree with a “racist,” and this is maybe even worse. It’s McCarthyism all over again. It’s really disgusting and all people of good conscience should stand up and condemn it.

libraries pushing explicit and far-left material on unwilling taxpayers

This is so stupid! How stupid does this writer think people are? Pretty stupid, I guess.

Let me just state the obvious and move on to the next thing: Libraries do not “push” anything on anyone who is unwilling to receive it. You have to physically go to the library to even be exposed to whatever they have, and they don’t push anything at you - willing or unwilling, explicit or not.

At her first librarian job, "At Sarah Lawrence, absolutely everybody was queer. … There were so many ways to be gay. … And it was my job to teach those students how to find themselves in our library catalog," she said.

THIS? This is the example of how she is sexually exposing KIDS? Sarah Lawrence is a COLLEGE. These are adults. And they walk into the library all on their own, looking for material that they can personally identify with. There’s nothing wrong with that! Libraries do that for everyone. Don’t believe me? The catalog she is referencing in the article is from The Library of Congress. It’s not some pornographic haul she is sneaking into the library. We’re talking about material that already exists in the Library of MFing Congress.

Stop trying to scare people with bigotry.

To her, however, as to so many others now atop our commanding heights, dismantling "racism" means "dismantling America." One pervy picture book and publicly funded twerk at a time.

Wow. you’re an asshole.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
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5.1  afrayedknot  replied to  Tacos! @5    one month ago

“Wow. you’re an asshole.”

…ticket earned…but in this age of alternate facts, this statement is indisputable, Tacos…well said. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
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5.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  afrayedknot @5.1    one month ago

For calling the author of an online article an asshole? If the author were a member of NT, it would be different, but so far as I know, the rest of the world is fair game.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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6  Sean Treacy    one month ago

These are the people who  support banning “to kill a mockingbird”

No surprise who they vote for.

Although it's funny to see the blasé acceptance of a Marxist.  I guess fascists didn't murder enough people to be put in charge of kids education. 

 
 
 
Hallux
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6.1  Hallux  replied to  Sean Treacy @6    one month ago
to kill a mockingbird

No surprise who those supporting the banning of Maus vote for.

 
 
 
Dulay
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6.2  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @6    4 weeks ago

You know that Marxists and fascists are NOT the same, right? 

 
 
 
Ender
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7  Ender    one month ago

Congrats on a twofer.

An attack on libraries and gay people at the same time.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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7.1  Tacos!  replied to  Ender @7    one month ago
An attack on libraries

Sure! And why not?! Those dens of pedophilia. We have that pervert Benjamin Franklin to thank for this taxpayer funded system grooming our children. He hung out in France, you know. That’s where this comes from.

(/s)

 
 
 
Ender
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7.1.1  Ender  replied to  Tacos! @7.1    one month ago

Well, he did belong to that secret sex club...jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Ender
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8  Ender    one month ago
The "queer theory" in which Drabinski specializes openly aims to destroy the West by destroying the natural family, natural sex, natural relationships between the sexes and the children those sexes produce only heterosexually, natural distinctions, natural hierarchies, and order itself.

What a complete load of bullshit.

Do you actually believe things like this?

Holy cow.

 
 
 
Ender
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9  Ender    one month ago
ALA's approximately 54,000 members include librarians, libraries, library graduate schools, members of library boards and associations, and library students. The vast majority of its membership fees, therefore, are provided by taxpayer funds.

What does that even mean?

 
 
 
Dulay
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9.1  Dulay  replied to  Ender @9    one month ago
What does that even mean?

It means that when a military family buys a car, it was with taxpayer funds because the government pays their wages. 

Pretzel logic. 

 
 

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