My old Patheos editor Sam puts out the final word on this leftist fundamentalism and censorship movement.
Yep. The forgiving side of me would like to think he's joking; that he's being like Colbert used to be, and trying to do a mock-up of a caricature of someone who is fighting to defend the banning of wrong-think. That's the forgiving side of me. After all, I'd hate to think a professor in higher education would write something like this for any reason other than humor.
Still, the side that has seen him unload on Bishop Barron over the bishop's concern about this wave of Leftwing 451, I'm inclined to think that it's at least partially anger on his part, and he at least means some of it.
In any event, I have it on the best of authority that many who are bothered by the Left's donning of their merry McCarthy do, in fact, read and study books. In fact, it's the reading of books that makes them a bit squeamish about the whole leftwing support for banning offensive culture since I know they'll never do it to me.
I should add that I'm sure there are some who rely on common sense rather than book learning to understand it's ignorant to assume censorship will only apply to those bad people over there. Likewise, I'm absolutely sure that if many who support this new wave of censorship haven't avoided books, they nonetheless have read and studied all the wrong books.