Haha, I just had to cover this
Some Dr.Seuss books have become the latest casualty in the cancel culture wars, which is insane to me. These people won’t stop at anything.
If you cede an inch to leftists, they will take a mile.
Which is why we all have to stand our ground, and let them know we will not let them get away with this kind of stuff.
My advice? Buy every copy you can of the books they want to put out of print.
Start ebay auctions for any of these books if you DO happen to have them.
All serious business aside, a Dr.Seuss fan page on Twitter fired back, and the response is really witty and great, so I have posted it below.
Enjoy! And take a look in my book:
Fox News reported on the cancellation of the beloved author:
This year the author and cartoonist, who has sold more than 650 million books in at least 95 countries, posthumously received an unexpected birthday gift — he got blacklisted.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises said it will stop publishing six of the author’s books due to racial and insensitive imagery.
The organization said they "listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academics and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles."
That’s funny, the one audience they fail to mention listening to is parents. Parents of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds. What do those parents have to say about the imagery from Dr. Seuss? We don’t know, because it appears none of us have been asked.
There are many rock star teachers, and my children have been fortunate enough to have some of them, but as a rule there is no educator or expert more in tune with your kids than you – their parent.
The Federalist had more to say about the issue:
context and nuance don’t factor into the inexorable logic of the woke left, which flattens and refashions the past into a weapon for the culture wars of the present. What’s important to understand is that this isn’t simply about banning six Dr. Seuss books. All of Geisel’s work is, in the judgment of left-wing academia, an exercise in “White supremacy, paternalism, conformity, and assimilation.” It might be easy for conservatives to laugh that off as nonsense, but they shouldn’t, because this isn’t really even about Geisel.
To grasp how a man known as much for his messages of tolerance as for his artistic genius could be canceled for racism, you have to understand what’s actually happening here. The left’s war on the past, on long-dead authors like Geisel, isn’t really about the past, it’s about the future. It’s about who gets to rule, and under what terms.
There’s a predictable pattern to what we’re seeing now. It’s predictable because it has happened before in much the same way it’s happening now. During China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and ‘70s, the Chinese Communist Party, at the direction of Mao Zedong, called for the destruction of the “Four Olds”: old customs, old culture, old habits, old ideas. All of these stood in the way of Mao’s socialist ideology, so they had to be destroyed.