"You do not like them. So you say."


I see that several Dr. Seuss books are being banned by the P.C. police. 

Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author’s legacy said Tuesday....

The other books affected are “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”

I have very mixed feelings about this. I don't think the author had bad intent. But the images, once no more hurtful than the customs of their day, now stand out as offensive by some modern folks' standards. So the people tending the gold mine that is Dr. Seuss will no longer print new copies.

It won't stop the millions of existing copies of the books from being bought and sold, and read, and enjoyed. The people holding the copyrights just won't get paid any more.

Look out, Mark Twain, you are next. Randy Newman, too.



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  1. Tom Nichols @RadioFreeTom
    “When cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then culture-death is a clear possibility.” - Neil Postman

    Justin Baragona
    @justinbaragona
    · 4h
    Juan Williams: "So let's not play games about this, let's be adults about racism. Today, the FBI director said we've seen a surge, a spike in domestic terrorism largely driven by --"

    Greg Gutfeld: "Dr. Seuss!"

    Juan: "This is a serious topic."

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