What we see happening in Granbury ISD with Superintendent Glenn is nothing short of fascism, making it hard for me not to think of Vladimir Putin (read: "Putin's warning to anti-war Russians evokes Stalinist purges").
I hope folks see the irony that censorship and enforcing a fictitious narrative of heteronormativity by banning LGBTQ books is similar to what Putin is doing right now with Russians—and ostensibly, the world—to impose his fictions on the war he launched against Ukraine.
The colossal tragedy here is that there is so much freedom to be experienced in respecting and honoring difference together with observing others' dignity, especially children and youth in one's care. Hence, under the guise of upholding "the values of our community" Superintendent Glenn's words and actions send a terrible message of contempt toward those same children and youth that he should be protecting.
If, on the other hand, his motivations really are to purge Granbury ISD of those he sees as "scum and traitors," this would make Putin very proud.
Friends, this is full-blown fascism. We're a democracy. It's in our DNA.
We need to vote, run for office, and get involved in the legislative process. This hateful, fear-mongering, backwards, and morally bankrupt leadership needs to occupy the dustbin of history. The sooner, the better.