Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A writer's encouragement of witchcraft has a cost?

Via SF writer Mike Brotherton, here's an extract from an article by Zaid Jilani:

In his new book, Speechless, Tales of a White House Survivor former Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer reveals how politicized the revered Presidential Medal of Freedom became during the Bush administration.

Latimer writes that administration officials objected to giving author J.K. Rowling the Presidential Medal of Freedom because her writing “encouraged witchcraft”.

There really is no end to the stupidity of folk who can't see the difference between fiction and reality, is there? And no end apparently to idiots thinking that imagination is an evil that must be curbed.

3 comments:

Jo said...

I know, and look at how many believed, still believe, that the Da Vinci Code was not really fiction and that everything it said really happened.

Got to get back to my water.

Imagine me said...

It is incredible and more than a little frightening.

Satima Flavell said...

Fundamentalism, sadly, is as alive and well now as it was in the days of the Salem Witches.