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Friday, February 26, 2021

Dr. Seuss is racist

And this is why you need to buy hardcover books. Preferably in leather.

Sixty-four years after his creation, the Cat in the Hat turned into a racist.

For over 20 years, March 2 has been recognized as Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Now, some useless, far-Left educator group known as Learning for Justice is “demanding” that Dr. Seuss be canceled because of his, wait for it, “racial undertones.” According to The Daily Wire, gutless-run school districts like Loudoun County Public Schools, one prominent in Virginia, are already taking the marching orders, telling its teachers to “avoid connecting Read Across America Day with Dr. Seuss.”

After carefully reviewing books like One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Loudoun County Public Schools found that Dr. Seuss is not suitable for “culturally responsive” learning.

Here’s the statement. Get ready, it’s good:

“Realizing that many schools continue to celebrate ‘Read Across America Day’ in partial recognition of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, it is important for us to be cognizant of research that may challenge our practice in this regard. As we become more culturally responsive and racially conscious, all building leaders should know that in recent years there has been research revealing radical undertones in the books written and the illustrations drawn by Dr. Seuss.”

The lesson, as always, is this: sink the damn ships! 

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80 Comments:

Blogger wahr01 February 26, 2021 4:06 PM  

Part of the trouble with this is how few people are hearing about it besides rumors.

If they understood this was a national effort they would make it so politically radioactive it would generate 1.21 gigawatts and retroactivelly disappear.

Blogger Road to Erudition February 26, 2021 4:08 PM  

They are right about one thing. People are becoming more racially conscious.

Blogger Servant February 26, 2021 4:09 PM  

Eh. Dr seuss was a weird guy and kids don't need nonsense drilled into their brains. Not that I think it will be replaced with anything good, or their reasoning is sound, but those went in the bin a while ago.

Blogger dienw February 26, 2021 4:10 PM  

On top of this, the Audubon Society wants to cancel Audubon:
What Do We Do About John James Audubon?
The founding father of American birding soared on the wings of white privilege. The birding community and organizations that bear his name must grapple with this racist legacy to create a more just, inclusive world.

Blogger basementhomebrewer February 26, 2021 4:11 PM  

Literacy is itself racist. So cancel all books in favor of oral traditions.

Blogger Pedro Rocha February 26, 2021 4:16 PM  

They do not deserve death by drowning, but by immolation at the stake. These "people" aren't even good for their nation, they cannot live among their own...

Blogger Joe Smith February 26, 2021 4:24 PM  

Not all joggers, cat! Not all!

Blogger English Tom February 26, 2021 4:35 PM  

OMG! The shock, the horror.

Radical undertones no less. I think I'm having an episode of the vapours.

There is nothing these vermin don't contaminate.

Blogger Blaidd February 26, 2021 4:39 PM  

I wonder when they'll decide to cancel all National Parks, since Ulysses S. Grant created the first national park and we all know Grant owned a slave once. Plus National Parks are inherently racist. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/americas-national-parks-face-existential-crisis-race/story?id=71528972

Blogger Phelps February 26, 2021 4:42 PM  

Dr. Seuss was made an honorary Jew. Doesn't that make all this anti-semetic?

Blogger Wazdakka February 26, 2021 4:43 PM  

Year zero, again

Blogger Unknown February 26, 2021 4:44 PM  

I think we are going to increasing see "racist" as a synonym for "has merit" or even "not corrupt". To a large extent, this has happened already.

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 February 26, 2021 4:50 PM  

I'm hoping - without much actual hope - that there will be some people who will look at this and say "How exactly can it be racist if almost none of his characters are human in the first place?"

Of course, then it turns into a "well, they're *coded* as minorities!"

To which the response of "then why not just read them in reverse and call it a day?" never gets adopted. Because they're not actually offended by anything in the Seuss books - they're offended by the fact that Seuss was white.

Blogger Angela February 26, 2021 4:56 PM  

One ship
Two ship
Red ship
Sunk ship.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot February 26, 2021 5:01 PM  

Just look at the Commie billboard that is the "Learning for Justice" homepage. I wouldn't recommend looking at the Advisory Board or Our Team pages, however. You have been warned.

Blogger NewTunesForOldLogos February 26, 2021 5:06 PM  

He wrote “The Sneetches,” which is literally a race-mixing fable. You can never be woke enough, I guess.

Blogger R Devere February 26, 2021 5:08 PM  

Red and Blue are "colors" and not "white" last I looked!

I guess now only shit-stain "Brown" and turd "Burnt Umber" qualify?

Blogger C February 26, 2021 5:08 PM  

Well, Dr. Seuss is a symbol for literacy. The racist undertone is expecting a majority of non-whites in society. to be capable of reading.

Blogger Aclasen February 26, 2021 5:20 PM  

Where can I find more context on the sink the ships metaphor? I think I understand, but I would like to explore more.

Blogger Hbogbinder February 26, 2021 5:25 PM  

I've come to realize that I have often made the mistake of refuting these kinds of claims with contrary facts and reasoning. All that seems to achieve is to legitimize the absurd claim as worthy of debate, or spawn a new equally pointless debate about whether some phrase or framing or logic itself is racist, too. It probably makes more sense to meet a facially stupid and conclusory statement with one of our own. "I think Dr. Seuss's books are wonderful books for early readers and I encourage my children and everyone's children to read them." If we just end up trading naked assertions, at least we save a lot of time and breath. And at best, it projects confidence that might buck up the weak-minded.

Blogger Pseudotsuga February 26, 2021 5:28 PM  

Let me guess -- they want to replace those books with masterpieces like "Heather Has Two Mommies," "Daddy's Wedding" (in which he marries another man, apparently with mom's blessing), and the classic "Anti-Racist Baby."
Idiots... Quick Henry, the Flit! Or kill it with fire.

Blogger Azimus February 26, 2021 5:50 PM  

America's fatal flaw was thinking that every adult person should be taken seriously.

Blogger Adam R February 26, 2021 5:51 PM  

Geisel was a leftist anyway, not worthy of Castalia, with a questionable past and intent. The left always eats itself eventually. But point taken, buy quality hardcovers, that’s why I’m a subscriber to Castalia!

Blogger Andrea Daley Utronebel February 26, 2021 5:59 PM  

I say...

Ism means belief, and race + ism should mean belief in the reality of race, the truth for racial differences, and need for racial consciousness.

Because there are many more white goyim than Jews, there may be more smart whites than smart Jews. But on average, Askhen Jews are surely smarter than, say, your average Irishman or Polackian.

That said, there are enough smart whites that the white race can surely create effective defenses against Jewish Power. So, why have whites have failed?

Because Jews attacked with all three forms of power: Wynandian, Roarkian, and Tooheyian. According to Ayn Rand’s THE FOUNTAINHEAD, the three forces are opposed, but Jews have shown they can all work in concert with Jewish Identity serving as the intersectionality.

There have been great Jewish individuals who insisted on doing their own thing in the arts, science, and philosophy. The Roarkian Jews. There have been Jews who did whatever necessary to make tons of money and buy up stuff. Wynandian Jews. And there have been Jews who used the power of media and institutions to instill the populace with the New Narrative and the new gods. The Tooheyian Jews.
According to Rand, these forces should be antagonistic, but Jews forged a formula of power where the Jewish cRoarkians, Wynandians, and Tooheyians are united by ethnic pride and sense of history, tragedy, and destiny. As important as individuality is to Roarkian Jews, Jewishness is higher. As important as money is to Wynandian Jews, Jewishness is higher. (Sheldon Adelson was stinking super-rich, but put Jewishness uber alles.) As important as the Justice Narrative is to Tooheyian Jews, it must be made to serve the higher priority of Jewish power. So, Jews have their Toohey in the form of Joohey.

In contrast, white Roarkians, Wynandians, and Tooheyians have no unifying theme. White Roarkians put their individual pursuit above all else and don’t care about the white race as a whole. White Wynandians just care about money and have no higher value. And white Tooheyians, because they are earnestly committed to the cult of justice, don’t think to manipulate the narrative to favor white interests.

Without race-ism, a people are over. When Jews denounce ‘racism’, they really mean “You goyim reject your race consciousness to better serve OUR racial consciousness as only we Jews are deserving of racial identity and pride.”

Without race-ism, you lose the race. It’s really that simple. This is why anyone who uses ‘racism’ as an epithet is a darned fool.

Blogger @klosnet February 26, 2021 6:09 PM  

i just got an email from my kids school on instructions on how to Celebrate Reading During Dr. Seuss Week! so all is well and good in Kansas.... maybe not the rest of the woke country

Blogger Solon February 26, 2021 6:12 PM  

They dont want people looking in to Dr. Seuss' old wartime propaganda work and thinking it's cool (but it certainly is!).

If people think discrimination against their racial enemies is acceptable, they might get a better understanding of who is white and who is (((white))), and we can't have that, now, can we?

Blogger Darayvus February 26, 2021 6:18 PM  

Teddy Geisel was the original neocon who boosted American involvement in the Second World War. He went on to support all manner of other causes dear to the smart set.

Blogger FUBARwest February 26, 2021 6:29 PM  

"Literacy is itself racist. So cancel all books in favor of oral traditions."

Theres some rhetorical ammunition in this somewhere.

Blogger A trite re-white February 26, 2021 6:33 PM  

The left will eat their own... How progressive.
Dr Suess is Racist, you mean that slimy kike white trash freak is Racist, while string'm up then.

Blogger FUBARwest February 26, 2021 6:38 PM  

Not a metaphor, historical reference. Gauls running from the huns(I believe) came to rome on ships asking for asylum. The emperor at the time let them in and several years later the same emperor was killed by the very same "asylum seekers".

Blogger Amethyst Dominica February 26, 2021 6:40 PM  

These literary activist groups don't give a shit about spreading goodthink. They just want to destroy the Western canon. They demonstrated this by yanking the name off of a literary prize dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder because she had made unwoke remarks about Native Americans- remarks which she later apologized for during her lifetime. Rather than use Laura's unwoke remarks and retraction as a way to showcase how people's views can change over time, they decided to cancel her and banish her from the library for all time. No forgiveness! What a great lesson to teach children! Fall out of line just once and you're wished into the cornfield forever. I really do think modern society has become like that Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good life," where a wicked child uses its psychic power to hold an entire village hostage. The wicked child in this day and age is the entire global corporate/media Establishment and Academia. The rest of us are the scared people at the party begging someone to kill it before it destroys us all. (I wonder how long it will take "It's a Good Life" to get banned once activists notice too many white people in the cast.)

Blogger Attila is my bro February 26, 2021 6:52 PM  

Thank God for the junior classics. I wish I could have afforded the leather bound version.

My little guy loves Horton heard a who. I think that's on the reading list tonight...

Blogger theartistformerlyknownasgeorge February 26, 2021 7:00 PM  

I will not eat this crap here.

I will not eat it there.

I will not eat it anywhere!

Blogger Reprehensible Adam February 26, 2021 7:03 PM  

I guess everything is racist.
Sink the damn ships.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 26, 2021 7:05 PM  

Are they doing this to further their cause or because they know they have gone too far?

Blogger van helsing February 26, 2021 7:16 PM  

watch the cucks scream out supporting the "eternal victims"

Blogger Philipski February 26, 2021 7:16 PM  

Rhyming sentences makes for a weird guy, eh? There’s always Mr Rogers...

Blogger Cloudswrest February 26, 2021 7:17 PM  

Racist against Germans anyway.

"Your Job in Germany"

"Directed by It's A Wonderful Life's Frank Capra and written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, produced by the United States Information & Education Division of the Army Services Forces in 1946, this authentic film proposes, "War with Germany ends in victory, victory leads to peace ... Sometimes ... Sometimes not." "

https://youtu.be/1v5QCGqDYGo

Blogger Hbogbinder February 26, 2021 7:27 PM  

Ah, the Sneetches. I had fun giving my son my, ah, revisionist reading of that book. You see, this is about natural aristocracy. The no-star Sneetches are forever chasing the star-bellies, even when the symbols are initially reversed. The star-bellies have all these fun activities, which the no-stars could organize for themselves if they weren't gormless layabouts. My son's take was a little different. "Why are they letting McBean just drive away? There's like a hundred Sneetches and one McBean. They should chase him down, beat him up and take their money back!"

Blogger Rusty Page February 26, 2021 7:56 PM  

Founded by the SPLC. No surprise. Every male on staff looks like a gamma.
https://www.learningforjustice.org/about/board-staff

Blogger YATYASBear February 26, 2021 8:08 PM  

It is cancer spreading, as your book wonderfully demonstrates.

Blogger Bezzle February 26, 2021 8:08 PM  

Could have done without "The Lorax". Every enviro-weenie is moist over that one.

Like most people who don't think in principles, Seuss' politics were all over the arbitrary map.

Blogger Crew February 26, 2021 8:22 PM  

Racist is a meaningless term.

Blogger Canadian Warlord February 26, 2021 8:23 PM  

First book I read cover to cover, "cat in the hat," is racist. Must be why I'm such a racist!

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot February 26, 2021 8:24 PM  

@4 - How else are they going to "deepen their commitment" to antiracism? Cuz we all know it's the beliefs and actions of some long dead dude that's keeping LaTrone and DaQueshee from fulfilling their lifelong dreams of birdwatching.

Blogger Heath D February 26, 2021 8:29 PM  

I do not see black or brown, and now I do not have a town.So to the suburbs I will flee, where all the cucktards take the knee.

Blogger Crew February 26, 2021 8:33 PM  

@46: I see white, black, brown and yellow and I know which I prefer.

Blogger Gilbert Ratchet February 26, 2021 8:54 PM  

Well, his anti-Jap WW2 cartoons were pretty racist. As was this:

https://images.complex.com/complex/image/upload/c_limit,w_680/fl_lossy,pg_1,q_auto/49718_lg_hyirqq.jpg

But they don't make their case on these, but on the "coding" of the Cat in the Hat! Ha!

Blogger Azimus February 26, 2021 9:12 PM  

25. @klosnetFebruary 26, 2021 6:09 PM
i just got an email from my kids school on instructions on how to Celebrate Reading During Dr. Seuss Week! so all is well and good in Kansas.... maybe not the rest of the woke country


There aren't enough of you, Jayhawker. Out on the plains you might be eaten last, but the Californisites will not pause long in their current hosts of Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. They will come and throw their coastie money around and you'll have great new community centers and maybe an extra congressman or two, but a 50yr old man dressed like a trollop will be reading your grandchild "one dad two dad red dad blue dad" at school soon enough. Be proactive. Plan.

Blogger Rick February 26, 2021 9:21 PM  

I like Dr Seuss more now.

Blogger Avalanche February 26, 2021 9:52 PM  

@19 "more context on the sink the ships metaphor"

start here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fea02PfRfzQ
Voxiversity 002 - Sink The Ships (3 min.)

Then:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfSt_bnfXlg
Voxiversity 001 - Immigration & War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0cKuFfYnVw
Why Western Civilization Needs Christianity (14 min.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk62CtH6-mg
Why Western Civilization Needs Christianity: Part II (14 min)

Also, of course, available on Unauthorized dot TV... along with the other lessons...


Blogger DeadMeat February 26, 2021 9:53 PM  

I wonder if these all these tedious freaks all over actually bet each other to see who can come up with the most asinine thing to label racist and they haven't found a winner yet. I would have thought Gorilla Gluehead was in the lead, but new submissions keep coming out.

Blogger Avalanche February 26, 2021 9:59 PM  

@30 "historical reference. Gauls running from the huns(I believe) came to rome on ships asking for asylum."

Oh dear, FUBAR -- you should also go watch those three vids (to start) because your grasp of important history is ... less-than-optimal... No ships in that specific history; got the Huns right; Gauls generally, and Visigoths specifically; Danube; not Rome but Roman territory.

Hoping that entices you to go watch the Voxiversity episodes -- cause they're EXCELLENT!

Blogger brbrophy February 26, 2021 10:35 PM  

And here comes a generation who can't read

Blogger Servant February 26, 2021 10:38 PM  

Don't really think much of dime store rhymes, especially when you make up half the words. Drone nonsense written by propagandists at your kids all you want though.

Blogger Anonymous Commenter February 26, 2021 10:39 PM  

I used to make that mistake, assuming the other person was a reasonable, mentally functioning adult. Once I realized they weren't, I found a simple "you're really fu**ing stupid, go away" (sorry Vox) tended to end the conversation quickly, with the added bonus of not having to hear their yap anymore, ever.

Blogger pyrrhus February 26, 2021 11:32 PM  

"Those boys in the back room sure knew how to putter...They made a machine that was a real vote cutter...."

Blogger TiredPoorHungry February 26, 2021 11:58 PM  

Imagine Biden reading "Hop on top of POP". It makes the hair standup.

Blogger Bobiojimbo February 27, 2021 12:17 AM  

You know, the positive side to immigration, is that the world comes to you, thus making the commandment to go ye into all the world and preach the gospel much easier.

Blogger cyrus83 February 27, 2021 12:28 AM  

This is why I ignore pleas to part with some of my book collection. Amazon and Google can't cancel, disappear, or edit what's on the shelf. A highlight of traveling is finding a used-bookstore and browsing for a gem someone else has discarded.

I did once have a conversation with a lawyer where it came out that the latter had written off the entirety of Chesterton over a single paragraph that they had deemed to be a racist characterization in one of the novels. It was a clarifying moment about why said lawyer had left private practice for employ in the government.

Blogger Dan in Georgia February 27, 2021 12:36 AM  

I’d be happy if the joggers would just boycott them.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine February 27, 2021 1:23 AM  

(((Dr. Seuss))).

Blogger tublecane February 27, 2021 1:35 AM  

Theodore Geisel. “Geisel.” Ain’t no way that’s not a Kraut Name.

And as it turns out, his family owned a brewery! You can’t make that up!

Go back to Germania, sauerkraut breath! We don’t want your industrious, scientific kind here!

Blogger tublecane February 27, 2021 1:39 AM  

@cyrus83- Absolutely everyone born prior to circa-1940 who wrote more than one paragraph is guilty of writing a racist paragraph.

People born after that date are likely to have done so as well, it’s just not a certainty.

It might be a fun pastime to send this lawyer racist paragraphs written by everyone he still respects at regular intervals.

Blogger damaris.tighe February 27, 2021 2:45 AM  

"Dr Seuss is a racist". Of course he is.
It's time to step over it.

Blogger Reprobus February 27, 2021 2:56 AM  

Hbogbinder - now there's an idea!

Blogger KBuff February 27, 2021 3:01 AM  

They can rightly eff off. Destroy them all.

Blogger Patrick McNally February 27, 2021 3:05 AM  

Probably a long-term consequence of Obama's terms in office is that it helped to rub into people's brains how many underachievers there are among the black populace. More and more people are desperate to find a way of attributing all of this to "systemic racism" when the enthusiasm which many whites showed for Obama in 2008 speaks against this. It's a lot like the way that feminism tends to make people aware of the lack of many talents among women.

Blogger Beery Swine February 27, 2021 3:35 AM  

wahr01 wrote:Part of the trouble with this is how few people are hearing about it besides rumors.

If they understood this was a national effort they would make it so politically radioactive it would generate 1.21 gigawatts and retroactivelly disappear.

ONE POINT TWENTY-ONE JIGOWATTS?!?!

Blogger Patrick McNally February 27, 2021 4:16 AM  

It adds some humor to look back on The Atlantic article dated January 15, 2013, with the title "When Dr. Seuss Took On Adolf Hitler" by Jennie Rothenberg Gritz. Silly little articles like that can seem like quaint museum pieces now that the wrath of cancel culture is here.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 27, 2021 6:49 AM  

I used to say pre-1965 America was a good starting point, I'm backing that to 1941. WWII the start of the great Pozzing of America at the hands of who Yockey labeled "cultural disrupters."

Blogger JG February 27, 2021 7:19 AM  

Dr. Seuss was a fun guy: https://apjjf.org/2017/16/Minear.html

Blogger GregMan February 27, 2021 7:33 AM  

Are (((they))) upset that it's "Green Eggs and Ham", not "Green Eggs and Lox"?

Blogger flyingtiger February 27, 2021 10:09 AM  

Does this include the private Snafu cartoons?

Blogger SecondComingOfBast February 27, 2021 11:00 AM  

Isn't it obvious what you ßhould say to people that tell you Doctor Seuss was racist?

"I give not one fuck, not two fucks nor three
No fucks shall be given
About this shit by me."

Blogger Reprehensible Adam February 27, 2021 11:04 AM  

Why are they targeting children's toys and books?

Blogger "William Berke" February 27, 2021 11:33 AM  

Horton from the world health organization

Blogger Philipski February 27, 2021 11:34 AM  

As the conflicted Commie-No!-Anarchist essayist and Wasp among (((juden))) Dwight Macdonald once wrote (words to the effect), “sometimes a fashionable trend is justified.” That seems harder to justify post-1991, but reasonable enough (as the recent comments about Boomers unwittingly prove) pre-‘65. Think Wagner, Chaplin, even the Beatles. ‘80s fans, as many are here, may feel free to add (cough!) Michael Jackson and Prince, though I wouldn’t. Seuss has made more Murricans have some appreciation of wordplay than even JK Rowling!

Blogger SecondComingOfBast February 27, 2021 1:48 PM  

@76 Reprehensible Adam Are you joking? If they were allowed only one target, that would be it.

Blogger eclecticme February 27, 2021 4:02 PM  

I liked thing one and thing two in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.
Now they are basically the parents on birth certificates.

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