Farage Says ‘The Book Burning Has Started’ After Library Vows to ‘Decolonise’ Collection

Farage Says ‘The Book Burning Has Started’ After Library Vows to ‘Decolonise’ Collection. By Kurt Zindulka.

The Royal Holloway University of London Library said that, in an effort combat “structural racism” in British society, it will be removing certain titles from their collection, apologising for not taking such actions earlier.

“We’ve taken time to reflect on our role in this and recognize that we must do more to combat systemic racism and support our BME [Black and Minority Ethnic] community. With this in mind, we’ve created a reading list of resources to help you understand the struggle against racism,” the Royal Holloway said. …

The move by the Royal Holloway Library comes amidst similar calls to purge statues, books, movies, and television programmes that are deemed offensive to modern left-wing sensibilities. …

The broadcaster said that “white voices have dominated what has been considered canon for eons,” adding that so-called decolonisation of bookshelves is “about actively resisting and casting aside the colonialist ideas of narrative, storytelling, and literature that have pervaded the American psyche for so long.” …

In response to the Library’s censorious actions, Nigel Farage said: “The book burning has started. This fanaticism is very dangerous.” …

The act of book-burning is most commonly associated with Germany under Hitler’s National Socialists.

In 2011, the German newspaper Deutsche Welles noted that the book-burning craze in the Third Reich was again led by student activists, but added that “The students didn’t have to fear resistance: Library employees and many professors went along with the emptying of their collections, even if they didn’t all agree with it.

Rhyming history. What comes next? The Nazis eliminated Jewish voices from their collections; the woke activists are eliminating white voices from ours.