Motståndet mot populärkulturen har djupa rötter.
“We do not want our children to be raised in the name of violence, race-hatred, gang- sters and pin-ups as it is the case in the inappropriate comics of mostly American ori- gin. We want our children to be reared as good, harmonic and optimistic human beings with respect for their fellow humans, tolerant and able to live their lives in peace. Inapropriate comics encourage the first and hinder the last.”1
Vem stod bakom de här raderna?
This quotation is from an open letter to the Swedish government, written at a public meeting in Malmö May 13th 1954, organised by the Malmö Peace Committee and Swedish Women’s Left Union (the letter was published in the Swedish newspaper Ny Dag, 13 May 1954). The letter was published on behalf of the couple of hundred parents who had attended the meeting hoping to encourage the government to stop importing American comics into Sweden.
Detta var inget stort ögonblick i vänsterns historia. Jag ska nog försöka smussla in den här texten i höstens kurs om barns läsning.