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Hot House Flowers Paperback – October 24, 2006
About the Author
Elected in 2004 in Bronx County, New York, John H. Wilson served as a Judge in the Criminal Court of Brooklyn, NY until 2014. Previously the Law Chairman of the Bronx County Conservative Party, Judge Wilson was born in the Bronx and graduated from Pace University School of Law. In the late 1980's Wilson served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County.
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If one accepts Wilson's book on a completely literal level, what you come away with is a fairly go-hum tale: sweet, gorgeous flowering plants garner the strength and grit to repel an invasion of noxious, repulsive weeds. Hey, nobody likes weeds! But the story is so transparently metaphorical that even the tiniest tyke is likely to discern the idea that the parasitic "weeds" which threaten the perfect roses are not your garden variety dandelions, but instead represent sneaky, lazy, scheming foreign immigrants, mainly
of the illegal variety. They do not want to work to support themselves, but wish instead to sponge off the vitality of the sweet, innocent greenhouse flowers.
In terms of style and readability the book is certainly competently enough written. But Wilson's simplistically mean-spirited parable will in all probability offend any parent or teacher who is not a xenophobic bigot. Hopefully, this limits its potential audience. It certainly is not a book I would relish seeing in my grandchildren's school classroom.
I'm not sure how a book full of such misinformation could be marketed as a children's book -- children should start their lives with an accurate view of plant physiology instead of these warped inaccuracies. The lack of kids who grow up with functional gardening skills further contributes to the lack of independence of the typical suburban American and threatens our future food security.
Not to mention that the author called for the arrest of Christina Gonzalez (Go Stina), an activist fighting against the racist stop and frisk policy currently utilized by the NYPD, because she called him "a racist pig" and subsequently refused to apologize. Talk about an abuse of power.
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i bought one for all my friends as a gift.
If you let weeds get out of hand they will take over your garden and kill...Read more