Speaking of Cincinnati....
has some dramatic pictures of Cincy's old Main Library. This picture reminds me of the Old Stacks
in college libraries where I used to spend many pleasant hours, but most of the Cincy library
required the talents of circus acrobats or Mohawk steel workers. Reaching for a huge old folio on the top shelf of the 6th level while standing on a rolling ladder on a tiny cantilevered balcony. One mistake and you're dead.
A commenter added the usual leftist crap that losing track of books made Orange Man possible. Leaving out the partisan nonsense, he has a point. We have lost our ground connection to history,
which makes ALL of the horrible genocidists possible, everywhere except the five blessed exceptions, Sweden and Belarus and Turkmenistan and Korea and Japan.
There's no difference between Trump and Biden and Boris and Merkel and Macron. All of them belong strictly to Deepstate, all are holocausters, all are destroying history and science and logic and thought along with billions of human lives, for no purpose except their own deranged demonic pleasure.
BUT: The commenter is absolutely wrong that books are no longer available. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, all old books are available to everyone in an instant, with no travel or expense or acrobatics.
Every day I use and thank Google Books, which paid its own acrobats to find and scan all of those old books so we don't have to climb 10 flights of narrow stairs in the Old Stacks and reach up on rolling ladders to pull them out. We don't even have to drive or fly to Cincy or Berlin or Madison to ask acrobat librarians to fetch the books.
If you're not using Google Books to READ the old permanent solid untainted knowledge, it's your own fucking fault, idiot.
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