“Who has done more for literacy and tolerance than Dr. Seuss?”, Indeed!, Made reading fun for me and descendants!, Modern day Nazi Brownshirts offended
“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”…Adolf Hitler
“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.”…Adolf Hitler
“I meant what I said and I said what I meant, an elephants’s faithful 100 percent.”...Dr. Seuss, “Horton hatches the egg.”
I meant what I said and I said what I meant,
A patriot’s faithful 100 percent.
Paraphrased from Dr. Seuss’ “Horton hatches the egg.” My favorite.
So I tip my hat to the following author Ian Underwood, who took the words right out of my mouth.
“Who has done more for literacy and tolerance than Dr. Seuss?”
Dr. Seuss’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was recently withdrawn from further publication because, in the book, an Asian person is portrayed wearing a conical hat, holding chopsticks, and eating from a bowl.
Here is the offending image.
Here is a recent photograph from Vietnam:
The point is that Dr. Seuss made almost everything fun and therefore made reading fun.
Especially with his imaginative made up words.
The problem is that once again, with history repeating, there are people who are offended by anything, especially it it appears to violate a party narrative.
Just like in pre war Nazi Germany.
As a student of history, the more time passes with events eerily similar to those of pre war Nazi Germany, the more concerning these events become.”
“The pervasive theme: If you don’t like something or it offends you, destroy it regardless of historical significance or meaning to others. And do it in defiance of the law.
Just as in Nazi Germany, this has happened over recent years and continues.”