something weird happened in the library today. a library staff member sent around an email to the city council staff, of which we are a part of, to attend an upcoming author talk. the author is this local guy who has written a book about communism and love.
about 5 minutes after the email goes out, the group gets an reply from “vladimir” [not his real name] saying, in upper case letters as I am just about to do: “THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS COMMUNIST PROGANDA!!! what does the library think its doing glamorising such a corrupt and soul destrying regime!!! etc”.
it was pretty full on, and I most certainly was shocked by this sudden outburst from above random staff member. it just goes to show, you never know what may really set people off.
how ironic. vladimir leaves his communist land to one of democracy and freedom of speech and association. yet is outraged when views contrary to his are raised. am i being too harsh?