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Readers May Remember that it was this blog Demokrissy – now on our Sustainable knowledge portal, LOL GLoCal Knowledge Pot – that first drew attention to the Sedition Act and its ongoing impact on democratic progress, intellectual advancement, social processes, evolution and root cause of institutional handicap 

It is so traceable, so many of our cultural attitudes and behaviour, nurtured and conditioned by hand me down colonial intelligence and practiced by the new massas.

We do not have far to go to see the roots of a criminal society based on ignorance rather than intelligence, knowledge, and critical thinking, that is gripping institutions charged with protecting them,….feeding a national climate of insecurity that extends way beyond crimes of violence. IseaanSkyIndependentmontagewtexts

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I Read therefore I crime! Reading, Crime Punishment & The Sedition Act

(First Published in Demokrissy Nov, 2018)

I think, therefore I am!
I Read therefore I crime!
It is so traceable, so many of our cultural attitudes and behaviour, nurtured and conditioned by hand me down colonial intelligence and practiced by the new massas.
We do not have far to go to see the roots of criminalising of intelligence, the quest for knowledge, and critical thinking, even by the institutions charged with protecting them. So one doesn’t have to go far to understand that all talk about building a knowledge economy is all hot air! It feeds a national climate of insecurity that extends way beyond crimes of violence.

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I have over time pointed to the self-negation and self-hatred internalised in attitudes to culture and heritage conservation, safeguarding and preservation that leaves most of it crumbling to dust, much that should be off our law books and in these Demokrissy pages have lamented the intellectual Jamettry (see link) of the attitudes to reading and books and indeed censorship of my own writings to varying degrees of officialdom or just sheer ignorance or prejudice.
And heaven forbid we ask for less kicksing and some independent thinking from the Parliament to redress entrenched prejudices and get with a change agenda rather than the ongoing manipulation of a legislative agenda to reinforce streotyping and the hand-me-down status quo and promote divisiveness – whether by accident or by design (the seeming lack of awareness of how this is so makes it more pernicious!) It is like baying at the moon to ask for meaningful redress to cyber criminality and the misuse of social media by the Parliament and the lawmakers themselves, rather than knee jerk reactions. But I guess that too might be considered seditious.
Now further evidence of the rootedness of our antipathy to books and reading. Take a look at the Sedition Act, extracts are posted on this page see images below, still on our law books and even being evoked in all its macabre stature from 1920 and on the statutes to this day…. reproduced here, and now added to my list of Banned Books.

The law also gives the President powers to ban importation of what may be considered ‘seditions material’. The law list of reading material deemed seditious include published on workers rights, women’s rights and youth rights I could have a lot more to say on that from the international human rights perspective!  Apart from what may be considered to be Marxist or communist literature, material from Cuba, parts of Europe, and publications of Casas De Las Americas, banned are See more …. See list

List of Banned Books Among my Books

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The Bible, The Quran
Lysistrata by Aristophanes 411 BC
Areopagitica, John Milton 1644
Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe 1722
Candide, Volatire 1759
Rights of Man, Thomas Paine 1791
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley 1818
The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer 1300s-
The Flowers of Evil, Charles Baudelaire 1857
Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, John Cleland 1748
Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm 1812
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne 1850

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum 1900
The Call of the Wild, Jack London 1903
Ulysses James Joyce 1922
Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler 1925
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D. H. Lawrence 1928
The Well Of Loneliness, Radclyffe Hall 1928
Moby-Dick or The Whale, Herman Melville 1851
Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe 1852
Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman 1855
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert 1856
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll 1865
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer &
 Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain 1884
Black Beauty Anna Sewell.1877

The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane 1895

All’s Quiet In The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque192
All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque 1929
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley 1932
Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller 1934
Banned Books Among My Books
Stimulating discussions on mattters of interests
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell 1936
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston, 1937
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939
For Whom the Bell Tolls; A Farewell to Arms
Across the River and Into the Trees Ernest Hemingway, 1940s
The Famous Five (and others), Enid Blyton 1942-
Animal Farm & Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell 1945/9
The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer 1948
The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank 1947
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 1951
Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, 1952
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, 1953
Lord Of The Flies, William Golding 1954

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov 1955



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Peyton Place, Grace Metalious 1956
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960
Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss 1960
Catch-22, Joseph Heller, 1961
Another Country, James Baldwin 1962
An Area of Darkness; India – A Million Mutinies Now;
Among The Believers – V. S. Naipaul
The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X and Alex Haley 1965
The Stud & The World Is Full of Married Men, Jackie Collins 1969/68
Forever, Judy Blume 1976
Letters From Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi 1977-
Burger’s Daughter & July’s People, Nadine Gordimer 1979/81
Sophie’s Choice, William Styron 1979
The Color Purple, Alice Walker, 1982
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The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood 1985
The Witches, Roald Dahl 1983
Not Without My Daughter, Betty Mahmoody 1987
Beloved, Toni Morrison, 1987
Midnight’s Children & The Satanic Verses &
Haroun and the Sea of Stores, Salman Rushdie 1975/88
Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak 1988
Harry Potter(s) J K Rowling 1997-
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini 2003
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown 2003
My Father’s Daughter, Hannah Pool 2005
Fifty Shades Trilogy, E L James 2011-12

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