The Radical Left Just Banned Dr. Seuss Books
Donât be surprised when your next copy ofÂ See Spot RunÂ comes with the same FDA warning label as cigarettes.
WARNING: Dr. Seuss can cause irreparable harm to your children. That is, according to the woke liberal snowflake social justice warriors overtaking public schools across the nation.
Is it any wonder that parents are flocking to charter schools and public school alternatives?
True, green eggs and ham could give you food poisoning, but we suspect Dr. Seuss wasnât referring to spoiled eggs and moldy ham.
Itâs possible that this is a simple misunderstanding and they read the titleÂ Horton Hears a Who!Â asÂ Horton Hears a Ho!Â and they think Horton is some sort of pimping trick daddy.
Or maybe itâs thatÂ How the Grinch Stole ChristmasÂ is too explicitly Christian and they would like to change it toÂ How the Grinch Stole Seasons Greetings.
Maybe PETA is upset about putting cats in hats.
Or maybe they just want to destroy our inherited culture and the foundations of Western Civilization. Yeah, thatâs it.
Cancel culture has always had one trajectory: canceling culture.
A group of leftist teachers (but I repeat myself) are now working, as theÂ Wall Street JournalÂ reports, to âdeny children access to literatureâ that they now deem to be propaganda supporting the white male patriarchyâ¦or something. They havenât quite figured it out themselves.
This latest campaign anti-book campaign by the Radical Left is called #DisruptTexts.
As the Wall Street Journal reports, the hashtag represents âcritical-theory ideologues, schoolteachers and Twitter agitatorsâ who are âpurging and propagandizing against classic textsâ¦â
In simple terms, leftist fascists are banning books because their feelings are hurt or the books donât service their radical agenda.
This campaign by the Radical Left is dishonest at heart. They do not care about truth and justice and facts. This campaign to discredit, remove from syllabi, and memory hole American and Western literature is a part of their greater power struggle to âwin the narrativeâ and indoctrinate future generations into their perverted way of thinking.
Life is messy, complicated, imperfect, and not always fair. The greatest novels and childrenâs books known to the world speak to these truths, including the books such asÂ How to Kill a Mocking BirdÂ andÂ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,Â which are increasingly banned from school curriculums by the Radical Left.
Books that challenge us make us stronger, more enlightened, more courageous, and durable, teach us the full spectrum of human experience, grow our empathy for others, and build our character.
If given license, the Radical Left will find offense in a cumulus cloud formation. Their object of outrage du jour is a perpetually moving target that is constantly being redefined. What is normal or accepted today becomes a hanging offense tomorrow. This is a power play.
The Radical Left wants to freeze you into self-doubt and inaction while they run circles around you with their new and nebulous proclamations.
The answer is to act. Act on your moral instincts that you know to be good, donât think twice, and fight back.
If we do not push back as a society on the Radical Left they will keep clawing away at free speech and destroy our shared cultural history as a nation.
They will replace our beautiful, complex, profound, and heroic history with their sanitized, demented perversions full of doublespeak and absent of challenging thoughts.
According to one unremarkable young-adult novelist Padma Venkatraman who is involved in the #DistruptTexts movement, we need to cancel material âin which racism, sexism, ableism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of hate are the norm.â
Like, you know, Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss. Might as well burn it all down in that case. They are Bolshevik perverts.
Hereâs what our Padma friend said about Shakespeare: âAbsolving Shakespeare of responsibility by mentioning that he lived at a time when hate-ridden sentiments prevailed, risks sending a subliminal message that academic excellence outweighs hateful rhetoric.â
If you read that and thought âthat makes zero sense,â youâre not wrong. It makes less than zero sense.
This perverted logic can be wielded by its purveyors as a dragnet to incriminate every book published and cultural artifact created prior to their latest pronouncement. Including statements made as recently as this sentence. Now everything ever written or said prior to this sentence is banned. Ha, beat that!