It’s About Time! A State Library Removes Itself From The Marxist American Library Association
Sometimes it only takes one to get the ball rolling. Let’s hope that the action that this state decided to take will inspire others to do the same. Montana, that wears the moniker “The Treasure State” proudly, has stepped up and just said “No” to the Marxist policies of the American Library Association (ALA).
You knew trouble was brewing when a woman, Emily Drabinski, was elected president of the ALA in April of last year. Celebrating her election, she released this post on social media, which has since been deleted.
“I just cannot believe that a Marxist lesbian who believes that collective power is possible to build and can be wielded for a better world is the president-elect of @ALALibrary. I am so excited for what we will do together. Solidarity! And my mom is SO PROUD, I love you mom.”
Prior to the election, Drabinski was already espousing her Marxist views. In an interview with the leftist rag Jacobin, she described what she believes the socialist role should be for libraries in the American class struggles against the “maldistribution of wealth.”
“The way to get people to understand why libraries are important is by engaging people in a struggle for the fair share of the social wage. It isn’t a matter of better advertising. It’s a matter of sort of stronger connections between libraries and our communities and the communities we serve and the shared struggles that we all have because we are all suffering from the maldistribution of wealth.”
Even though the election was held last year, Drabinski only took office this month and it didn’t take long for Montana to react. On Tuesday, the Montana State Library Commission voted to leave the American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world based on Drabinski’s Marxist stance.
At a meeting on Tuesday, Tom Burnett a member on the Montana State Library Commission, made the motion to “immediately withdraw” Montana from the ALA. He also proposed sending a letter to the ALA, explaining that that “our oath of office and resulting duty to the Constitution forbids association with an organization led by a Marxist.”
On their website yesterday, the ALA felt the need to restate its mission and reasserted that operational decisions are “made by ALA staff leadership working with a full range of committees and advisory groups.”
Right, you mean like the decision to elect a “Marxist lesbian” president? I’m sure that will put everyone’s mind at ease concerning future decisions. They also pointed out that the Montana State Library received over $218,00 in program grants over the last two years and in the four-year period from 2019-2023 federal funding had increased 24 percent. Much of which I’m sure was to keep up with “Bidenflation.”
The ALA added: “Despite the decision in Montana this week, ALA remains committed to providing essential support, resources, and opportunities for every library and library worker in every state and territory across the nation to help them better serve their communities.”
In a statement to Fox News Digital, Elsie Arntzen, the Commission Superintendent of Public Instruction in Montana, had this to say:
“Marxist ideologies directly oppose our Montana values, which is why I strongly support the Montana State Library Commission removing itself from the ALA. Ms. Drabinski is a supporter of Critical Race Theory, which Montana rejected as discriminatory, and other far-left-leaning ideologies that have no place in our schools and libraries. Montanans embrace honest and accurate views of history while understanding that our country, at times, has fallen short of its goals. However, common citizens have rallied together to overcome those shortfalls. Our parents are our first teachers, they have an absolute right to determine what is best for their children. By electing a declared Marxist as their President, the ALA has not only turned its back on families, parental rights, and American values, it has turned its back on America itself.”
Thank-You Montana for taking a stand against an openly Marxist propagandist. Her views are anti-American and are most certainly anti-child and they represent a clear and present danger to the proper education of our children.
To those of you that make up the voting contingency that elected this anti-American to office, I hope you also hold the power to rescind her election. If you don’t, know this. You have poisoned the American library system and by doing so you have committed educational treason against the youth of America.