College Destroys Books After Digitization, 1984-Style Censorship. After digitization, California Universities have removed 135,000 books from school libraries. After the library books were digitized, the books were destroyed. Which brings up a question. Why were they destroyed? Critics say the process lends itself to 1984-style censorship in which only “corrected” copies of books remain. Is it really a stretch to ponder this is a way to rewrite history?
Libraries have existed since the Middle Ages as vaults of knowledge safe from tampering; in comparison, the fear is, the way universities are disappearing books after digitizing them allows anyone with a “politically correct” agenda a way to alter books during digitization, or anytime after. Including important texts on history, science, and humanities, without anyone ever knowing, and with the physical books destroyed there is no proof.
Remember, these are the same activists who demand restrictions on free speech if it “offends others” and demand the removal of historical war memorials if they trigger “micro-aggressions” – and college campuses are now breeding grounds for this ideology.
How can we be sure that the University of California will not one day decide to prevent access to all works written before 1950 as being ‘offensive’ or not in tune with political correctness?