...but words scare us to death.
Do you think censorship is a thing of the past? Think again. Today's American Library Association guest speaker, Bassem Youssef , once the FBI’s top Arab-American Middle East expert, has been warned by his bosses not to discuss the bureau's failures in counteracting terrorism. The erosion of our civil liberties was not to be discussed.
Mr. Youseff has had to scrap his talk to ALA in favor of fielding questions from his Librarian audience.
The FBI finds our freedom of speech a threat. Who are they protecting us from? Why is the baby as expendable as the bathwater?