I recieved a very nice email from TLA, which I have asked to replublish here. I will put it up with my response when I recieve permission.
A brief sum: There was some confusion on my part because the email I received yesterday did not say I HAD to register. Apparently I CAN register. I think this still means if I wanted to go to the conference I would have to pay, but I do not want to go.
Anyway, it is all still very silly and I think we need to stand up a little and say no to certain things. We are not martyrs; we are librarians and people. I for one do not wish to be a saint. More later, plus a mea culpa for an indignation only halfly deserved. I have to go teach a class.