In the spirit of protecting our delicate children from the dangers of racism and threats of non-wokeness, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the publishing company behind the wide world of Dr. Seuss, has decided to kill six of the good doctor’s children’s books.
They won’t be publishing this literature anymore, because, they have finally realized, that those six books are actually, totally racist, man. It’s been right in front of them for decades, tainting young minds around the world with xenophobic subliminal messages, and illustrations perpetuating overt hate.
Like this one.
And this one.
Or how about these blatant pieces of white supremacist propaganda?!
Unbelievable. Really, truly, spectacularly (and clearly intentionally) hurtful. It’s almost as if these books and their illustrations were written and produced in a different era, with different social norms and parameters of “insensitivity.” It’s almost as if, judging them by the cancel-culture standards of today, isn’t fair to the author or his work.
“We are committed to action.” Dr. Seuss enterprises wrote in a statement on March 2nd — which, notably, is the doctor’s birthday. “To that end, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, working with a panel of experts, including educators, reviewed our catalog of titles and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing of the following titles: And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super!, and The Cat’s Quizzer. These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”
Which was inarguably and undeniably the right decision to make, here. This definitely isn’t a learning opportunity, nor is it the time to explain how cultural differences used to be portrayed and explain why it’s considered insensitive today. No. These books needed to be pulled from the shelves ASAP — before they engendered an entirely new generation of homegrown Nazis right here in America. It was for the good of our great nation, and to the benefit of our children’s future that these rhymes were nixed entirely and irreversibly, immediately.
And thank god, too. Now, no innocent impressionable child will ever have to see those ugly mis-representations of culture and zeitgeist ever again. Now, they’re safe from all that forever.
Until the woke crowd identifies their next target, and goes after their work, too. Until, eventually, the whole world’s been scrubbed clean of controversy and idealistic artists have all been cancelled pro- or retro-actively…
What a perfectly bland-ass-world we’ll live in then.