The minority that poses the greatest threat to liberty and culture don’t even get a mention in Bradbury’s list. I refer of course the the professional offence takers, the bansturbators as some of us in the UK have taken to calling them.
These are the people who get off on proscribing certain words and phrases, campaigning to have books and film banned because they might possibly offend certain people (these are the gang who tried to have the children’s TV show Peppa Pig banned because the main character might be offensive to followers of a certain religion,) and yet are remarkably sanguine about rap music and all its derivatives, which should be banned on grounds that it is utterly moronic if for nothing else.
I haven’t read the version of Farenheit 451 with the coda, but from what I see above Bradbury should be praised for his prescience in predicting the suffocating effect of identity politics on public debate. There is certainly no racism in a list that contains people grouped by choice of pet, profession or nationalities of the same ethnic group.

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