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Friday, September 25, 2020 

Superficial history notes for National Comic Book Day from South Florida Reporter

South Florida Reporter published a list of history items for National Comic Book Day on September 25, including early precursors dating back as far as the 1840s, and among these notes, they point to the following:
- After WW II, crime and horror comics became the most popular genres and garnered a lot of controversy for their depiction of larger than life criminals, revenge tales, and gore. They were heavily criticized by educators and librarians arguing that they were deteriorating the minds of young readers. There was a campaign against “crime comics” led by psychiatrist Fredric Werhtam who also testified at the 1954 U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency.
- In 1951, the FBI investigated this industry and claimed that the horror and crime shown in these comics resulted in increased juvenile delinquency.
Ironically, things sure have changed ever since. Now, sex is considered a supposed cause of juvenile delinquency, by the very leftists Wertham was a part of, something that may have once been overlooked by the left themselves, which could explain why the discoveries he'd plagiarized other research were buried by the specialty press shortly after being publicized 7 years ago. While violence, by contrast, is no longer considered an issue by social justice propagandists, nor is there any consideration whether mayhem could be causing young readers' minds to deteriorate. If there were, we wouldn't have to put up with all the political violence going on in the US right now.

It's really too bad we're at a point where modern political correctness makes it difficult to fully appreciate the history National Comic Book Day was supposed to represent, but modern PC is sadly turning it all into a farce, mainly because the MSM won't ask if what happened yesterday is continuing to affect the present. That's how far it's all fallen.

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It is hard to follow what you are saying when you talk in such weird generalities. Who says sex causes juvenile delinquency? Most people would blame things like poverty and organized crime. And what social justice propagandists - whatever that means - no longer consider violence an issue? Police violence has been a major issue this past year, as has the use of disproportionate force against American citizens, and brutality against refugees has horrified the world. America is gaining a reputation as violent country, one where reporters from other countries are beaten by the police and visitors from other countries are killed on the streets.

Your link does not show Wertham plagiarizing anyone. It says he distorted his research so that the words of one patient were attributed to five different patients, making a problem seem more prevalent. That may be academic misconduct, but it is not plagiarism.

"And what social justice propagandists - whatever that means..."

Describes you to a T, Anonymous.

Does that mean that you are a social injustice propagandist?

No. I'm a normal human being who realizes so-called "social justice" is just Marxism under a benevolent-sounding name.

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