@vicorva republicans are working to end libraries here in the US too. I’m sure it’s all caught up in the same racist/classist reasoning of how dare poor people have public access to knowledge and resources.
@KARiley40 oh it absolutely is class based but the crazy thing is: even middle class people use the library, often for children or events. Nobody but the very richest people want libraries gone. It's bonkers.
@vicorva and the other irony, here at least, a lot of the libraries in this country were built by the rich!
And yeah the middle class think that taxes should only cover the thing they personally use. So if they don’t have kids in the school, they shouldn’t pay for it.. stuff like that.
Then they wonder why the library closed and why no one set up a go fund me for it.
@KARiley40 This is such a good point. :( By which I mean it's awful that it's so true.
@vicorva Huh, what's library austerity?
@IceWolf basically the government making huge cuts to library funding year on year until there won't be a service anymore.
Oof! Well, hope we can stop that then!
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