Top librarian now regrets alerting America about Marxist lesbian propaganda
NBC NEWS laments America finding out about self-proclaimed Marxist pushing Communism and sex on children in America's public libraries. And the Marxist expresses regret America found out Marxism is bad, says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.
Emily Drabinski took over as president of the American Library Association in July with plans to tackle the pressing issues facing her profession, such as shoring up funding and fighting a record number of book ban attempts nationwide.
She said she wants to make sure that the LBGTQ community and Black people see themselves reflected in the books on their library shelves. And she's planning to prepare libraries for the consequences of climate change, pointing to the severe flooding this summer.
But some Republicans have focused on a single tweet Drabinski sent over a year ago to incite an effort to defund and abandon the ALA, the oldest and largest nonprofit trade organization for libraries. Conservative Republican lawmakers in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Wyoming have pushed their states' libraries to withdraw from the ALA, citing a since-deleted tweet Drabinski wrote after her election in April 2022.
"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," Drabinski wrote. "I am so excited for what we will do together. Solidarity! And my mom is SO PROUD. I love you mom."
Montana became the first state last month to cut ties, eschewing "association with an organization led by a Marxist."
Right-wing activists have asserted that librarians following the ALA's lead have been captured by a "woke" ideology, have labeled the organization "radical" and accused it of pushing a sexual agenda on children. Marxism is a political theory developed by German philosopher Karl Marx in the 19th century that critiques capitalism and analyzes class relations, and influenced many communist regimes. And though it has attracted backlash, Drabinski said she's not going to hide her political opinions.