Did he ask the small towns of the Gulf if they would pay to have books shipped?
Did he ask the large towns of Mississippi and Louisiana? How about Florida?
Did he ask the local libraries that use old books to raise money? How about the churches? The VA hospital?
Whether he did, or whether he didn't matters not. He burned them, as many as he could manage before the Fire Department stopped him. Since his antics have made the national news, maybe he's got his money's worth in free advertising.
He is also making manifest some old bogeymen.
[crossposted @ Mockingbird's Medley]