People of my generation learned to read with Dr. Seuss. Sure, there were some child-like hijinks in the doctor’s prescriptions but to many toddlers the rhyme and rhythm were music to the ears, tonic to the souls and tutors to the unschooled. Mostly, they were exactly what Dr. Seuss intended them to be – entertaining, mischievous children’s literature.
Dr. Seuss succeeded for nearly a century. In that time, millions of children learned to read and Dr. Seuss was awarded numerous prizes. President Barack Obama lauded him in 2016: “March 2 is also the birthday of one of America’s revered wordsmiths. Theodor Seuss Geisel — or Dr. Seuss — used his incredible talent to instill in his most impressionable readers universal values we all hold dear.”
Dr. Seuss is the Left’s latest victim. They cancelled him. eBay has banned many of his books including “And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street.” (while continuing to sell Mein Kampf). The company that survives him, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, grovels that, “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.” The cardboard cutout passing for the current President of the United States or America has expunged Dr. Seuss from his proclamation celebrating Read Across America Day.
(But he didn’t do so in a press conference, because he doesn’t do press conferences. He’s gone longer without his first press conference than any president has gone in over 100 years. Perhaps his only moment of semi-cognition came in front of a camera a few days ago when he asked himself aloud, “What am I doing here?” Get ready for President Kamala Harris.)
Dr. Mengele got better press from the lefty media than Dr. Seuss is getting. So is Dr. Seuss really Subversive, Racist, Misogynistic Seuss? You decide. Here’s a link to Mulberry Street.
If he is indeed racist, he’s in pretty good company. Amazon reports that sales of Mulberry Street are up 50,000% since the cancelation of the good doctor. I think you’ll decide, as all those Amazon customers apparently have decided, that the answer to my question is no. He’s not racist. So ask yourself, why has the Left bothered to cancel Dr. Seuss?
I suggest there are two reasons. One, the Left just likes to flex their muscles. It’s the same reason they burn and loot. It’s because they’re bullies. It’s because they can.
Two, they truly want to extinguish those values that President Obama characterized as “universal values we all hold dear.” The Left’s mission is to burn down Western Civilization. They’re not sure what they’ll rebuild, but they don’t care. Hateful, angry, violent people aren’t builders, they’re burners.