Six years ago, I snarkily conjectured that the egailtarians would go after libraries on the grounds that most of their content was inaccessible to the deaf and blind. That was meant to be a reductio ad absurdum.
But now the Department of Justice has gone after UC Berkeley’s online library for precisely that reason.
The leveling instinct when empowered by the Americans with Disabilities Act leads to strange places.
So now I need an even more absurd snarky conjecture for six years out.
Here are two: (1) The Justice Department will close Yosemite to climbers because there’s no elevator for the limbless, (2) and it will shut down the nation’s strip clubs that don’t have proper ramps for wheelchair-bound exotic dancers to get on stage.