A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 08, 2021
“If you’re trying to ban books, you’re probably not the good guys”

"Here’s a tip: If you find yourself on the side that is trying to ban books, you are not the good guys” was posted on Twitter by Brad Polumbo on January 12, 2021. “If you’re trying to ban books, you’re probably not the good guys” (shown on a meme) was posted on Twitter by Brad Polumbo on January 14, 2021.

American entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy posted on Twitter on February 25, 2021 a statement that would go viral (over 80,000 likes):

“Name ONE time in human history when the group fighting to ban books and censor speech were the good guys.
I’ll wait...”



Wikipedia: Vivek Ramaswamy
Vivek Ramaswamy (born August 9, 1985) is an American entrepreneur in the biotechnology sector. He is the founder and executive chairman of the biopharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences. Prior to founding Roivant in 2014, Ramaswamy co-founded a technology company and was a partner at an investment firm. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School and has written about the undue influence of corporate power on American democracy.

Twitter
Brad Polumbo
@brad_polumbo
Here’s a tip: If you find yourself on the side that is trying to ban books, you are not the good guys.
Quote Tweet
Andy Ngô
@MrAndyNgo
· Jan 11
“We have to show up every day until they stop selling that f—king book”
An #antifa protester outside @Powells Books explains that stopping the release of my upcoming book would be like stopping the historical publication of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”
1:35 PM · Jan 12, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Brad Polumbo
@brad_polumbo
I just post facts.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
If you’re trying to ban
books you’re probably
not the good guys
4:24 PM · Jan 14, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Drew (Parler SkepticalDrew)
@SkepticalDrew
Replying to @MrAndyNgo
The good guys never ban books
8:50 PM · Jan 17, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Geoff Holland
@JGeoffHolland
Replying to @MrAndyNgo and @Powells
When in history have those trying to ban books been the good guys?
1:38 PM · Jan 18, 2021·Twitter Web App

Facebook
Grow Food, Not Lawns
January 19, 2021 at 9"05 PM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
If you’re trying to ban
books you’re probably
not the good guys

Twitter
angryodin son
@Angry_OdinSon
If your trying to ban books by anyone congratulations you are not the good guys you’ve officially become the brown and black shirts of WW2
12:35 PM · Jan 20, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Vivek Ramaswamy
@VivekGRamaswamy
Name ONE time in human history when the group fighting to ban books and censor speech were the good guys.
I’ll wait…
11:32 AM · Feb 25, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Pradheep J. Shanker
@Neoavatara
The groups censoring and banning books are never the good guys in the the arc of the moral universe.
Never.
11:31 AM · Mar 2, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Michael Mammoth, Anti-racist
@MichaelMammoth
The people banning books have never been the good guys of history.
11:40 AM · Mar 2, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Robbie Metaz
@RobbieMetaz
Name one time in human history
When the group fighting to ban books
And sensor speech were the good guys.
I’ll wait..
11:33 PM · Mar 7, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Knowledge And Faith
@LBR_TY
Replying to @MattWalshBlog
The good guys don’t ban speech and books.
12:27 PM · Mar 8, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Rick Wright
@Rick_Wright1976
Pay attention folks. Study your history. It’s NEVER the good guys that want to limit free speech and ban books.
10:48 PM · Mar 8, 2021·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military/ Religion • Monday, March 08, 2021 • Permalink