Who’d have thought.
Dr. Seuss, der racist.
The Neo-Victorians of polite, sensitive society are scorching the Earth in pursuit of a bland monolithic global community where humanity is undifferentiated. Rendered to a monochromatic blob of hazy reality and indistinguishable character where the trappings of equality are more valued than the practice of humanity.
One of the first stops on this worldwide whitewashing tour is the Arts and Literature station. All artistic works created during previous generations are held accountable to modern standards of social conformity and adherence to Diversitythink, circa 2021. The excruciating walk-on-eggshells racial obstacle course of today’s society is templated across the history of human thought and expression at the cost of erasing the offerings of great minds simply because the paradigm in 1950 was not a chattel of BLM or the SPLC.
The tyranny of Diversitythink presumes the erasure of our ancestral “bad thoughts” will have a diversifying and harmonious effect on today’s culture when in fact, it will only cement the myopia of today’s leftist bigots.
Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author’s legacy said Tuesday.
“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement that coincided with the late author and illustrator’s birthday.
“Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families,” it said.
Dr. Seuss, of all things. How can his simple allegories with abstractly unhuman characters be construed as remotely racist? I try to see both sides of every story (even if I don’t agree) but this is mindboggling.
School districts across the country have also moved away from Dr. Seuss, prompting Loudoun County, Virginia, schools just outside Washington, D.C., to douse rumors last month that they were banning the books entirely.
“Research in recent years has revealed strong racial undertones in many books written/illustrated by Dr. Seuss,” the school district said in a statement.
In 2017, a school librarian in Cambridge, Massachusetts, criticized a gift of 10 Seuss books from first lady Melania Trump, saying many of his works were “steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”
In 2018, a Dr. Seuss museum in his hometown of Springfield removed a mural that included an Asian stereotype.
The grievance industry has mastered the art of drawing bullseyes around the arrows and skillfully contrives racism and offense from thin air. But I suppose they have a point.
I spied this sketch in an old version of “If I Ran The Zoo” I picked up at a garage sale.
How do they do it every time?