In yet another exciting episode of “This is How You Get More Trump,” we have the librarian who rejected Melania Trump’s donation of Dr. Seuss books. Because attacking a non-political First Lady is always a smart thing to do (see HYPOCRISY: ‘Feminist’ New York Times Journalist Says “Melania Trump is a Hooker…” and Far-Left Chelsea Handler Attacks Melania Trump… For Being an Immigrant?).
Though apparently the problem wasn’t with the First Lady’s husband as much as it was Dr. Seuss himself.
Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes. Open one of his books (If I Ran a Zoo or And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, for example), and you’ll see the racist mockery in his art. Grace Hwang Lynch’s School Library Journal article, “Is the Cat in the Hat Racist? Read Across America Shifts Away from Dr. Seuss and Toward Diverse Books,” reports on Katie Ishizuka’s work analyzing the minstrel characteristics and trope nature of Seuss’s characters. Scholar Philip Nel’s new book, Was the Cat in the Hat Black? The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books, further explores and shines a spotlight on the systemic racism and oppression in education and literature.
And then she included a list of SJW greatest propaganda hits for Melania Trump to donate to the schools. Here’s the thing about the author though.
She tweets @Cport_Special @ReflectLibrary and blogs at reflectivelibrary.blogspot.com
We see you, Liz Phipps Soeiro aka @Cport_Special:
Here's D.C. librarian who rejected Melania's Dr. Seuss book donation "steeped in racist propaganda" as Cat in Hat. pic.twitter.com/pek3pT5q2W
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 29, 2017
— Donald J. Claxton (@grammaticartist) September 29, 2017
— CPORT | Specialists (@Cport_Special) March 3, 2015
I see. So, one of two things happening here.
The librarian in question, going by her own definition, is pushing racist propaganda on helpless children.
Or, when she saw the opportunity to make a political statement against the President, she didn’t fully think it through.
Stick to the Dewey Decimal system, sweet cheeks. Political attacks, forethought, or being a decent human being isn’t working out so hot.