So one would think I would be pleased by this news.
However, far from being content with this outcome, I am actually quite appalled. Not so much at the choice to choose not to do the book burning, but in how involuntary that choice actually turned out to be.
"It only took repeated visits from the FBI, outraged comments from pretty much every American leader, promises to not cover it from news groups who in the past aired American secrets obtained illegally without blinking, and denunciations from the Vatican and the UK. (oh yeah, and violent protests and death threats from Muslims)
Then again, the freedom of expression which allowed Americans to commit similar gestures in the past without fear of violence (aimed at the Bible, most often), cost millions of American soldiers their lives. So, even in light of all that talk and outrage, our current leaders invested relatively little effort into just giving it away."
This is from a post (by Jake Ellison) made to expose the hypocrisy of those who are, in effect, taking "no tolerance for the intolerant" to its necessary consequences.