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Boston Area School Librarian Reject’s Melania’s Offer of Dr. Suess Books

In a sure sign that Western Civilization is nearing its end, an elementary school librarian in lefty Cambridge Massachusetts rejected a donation by First Lady Melania Trump of some Dr. Suess books, saying the volumes are “racist propaganda.”

From the Washington Post:

The first lady, who is increasingly carving out a public profile for herself, chose the classic children’s book and nine other Dr. Seuss titles to send to an elementary school in Cambridge, Mass., in celebration of “National Read a Book Day.”

But a librarian at Cambridgeport School refused to accept the gift, criticizing Trump administration education policies and images in the books.

Seuss’s illustrations are “steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes,” librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro wrote in a letter to Trump on Tuesday.

The librarian wrote that rather than sending books to a well-funded elementary school in Cambridge, Trump should instead be devoting resources to schools in “underfunded and underprivileged communities” that are “marginalized and maligned by policies put in place by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.”

It’s deeply ironic that the impish rebelliousness that Dr. Suess weaved into his books is too much for the doctrinaire left, which lacks any sense of humor about its various pious certainties. They are the goldfish in Dr. Suess’s Cat in the Hat, warning against any mischievousness and disobeying parents. The Left used to stand for questioning authority.

Today, the subversives in society are the conservatives, who are trying to undermine political correctness and restore reason and traditional American values which, yes, include a little rebelliousness. I seem to remember – not personally, but through reading – that a rebellion is what founded this country.

As you can see from the video below, many of the parents seem to agree – with the librarian.

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32 Responses to Boston Area School Librarian Reject’s Melania’s Offer of Dr. Suess Books

      • “My students have access to … a librarian with a graduate degree in library science.”

        [Doesn’t it sound as if the librarian is self-impressed, and wants others to be impressed with her?]
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  1. I guess it’s more important for kids to read books such as, “I am Jazz,” so when their male classmate goes into the next room and comes back as a girl, they will be fully propagandized to accept the event.

  2. My guess is schools were randomly selected. Forget about the “alleged” racism, etc. in Dr. Seuss books, the librarian could have thanked the White House for the books and indicated that they would like to donate them to a school whose needs were far greater than theirs. What a snob. The elementary my children attended and now grandchildren celebrates Dr. Seuss day every year – as is done in every other elementary in the district. This is a universal celebration, not just limited to a few schools. Certainly there are teachers who share different political views but celebrate Dr. Seuss day. What is wrong with people. Isn’t this supposed to be about encouraging kids to read? Without the ability to read a child’s options are very limited. It is the most important skill you learn that benefits you later in life. To these folks that think they are so superior – we don’t care what you think.

  3. That’s really interesting…when I was social worker in elementary schools circa 2003-05, it seemed as though there was an almost unhealthy amount of “worship” of Dr. Seuss as compared to when I was that age. Songs like “Dr. Seuss, we love you,” (ok, that’s not worship, but still, we never did that). These teachers were NOT conservatives, either. My, the personal level of animosity is rather ridiculous.

  4. The Anti-everything Trump syndrome has reached the pinnacle of idiocy and even a dangerous level here in the US.
    This teacher is only concerned with the donor (MrsTrump) and not the content of the donated books that most children in her classes probably already own and have read.
    The Rinos in Congress vote against our best interests, vote against anything MrTrump (and the people who elected him) think is good for America because he’s not “one of them” or something.
    We’re out here watching and listening to the veiled and/or the blatant disregard for MrTrump (and us) and are appalled at the state of politics.
    We knew the system was twisted, wrong, but we never imagined it to be as entrenched that it couldn’t be turned around.

    • Well stated, Srdem65. We would have been terrified if we had known this time last year just how deep the rot goes.

      I might be tempted to despair now, if it were not for a strong belief that our Father God is leading us through this, and that He sent President Trump at the right time to do the Lord’s work in cleaning it up.

      I guess the screeching will get louder before it is over, but it will end. And the good people will still be standing when it does. Not just in the USA but also in other nations.

  5. In effect, banning Dr. Suess books is the modern equivalent of book burning, isn’t it? It’s “Fahrenheit 451”, “1984” and any group or government who feels threatened by ideas they do not approve and who use the power of the State or the prevalent power group to censor what we read or hear as citizens.

    And it’s a sign we are in very dangerous times in our country. There is an astonishing degree of banning and censorship of ideas in our country now. It’s beyond ironic that much of the corporate media, which relies entirely on freedom of speech and expression for its own existence, often reports on these issues either in a neutral manner or with a ho-hum attitude.

    Here’s a quick look at book burning and censoring the unapproved ideas, speech, writings, thoughts, symbols and activities. Group think. Beware of this trend. Stay alert to what Big Brother is doing, step by step.

    https://www.naturalnews.com/050201_book_burning_American_flag_historical_monuments.html

    And from former President Dwight Eisenhower:

    “Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you are going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book…..”
    — Dwight D. Eisenhower

      • Thanks. The Eisenhower quote is on the site I listed in the post. I hadn’t seen it before either.

        This whole idea of acceptable ideas vs “unacceptable” ideas has bothered me (and many others) for a very long time. It’s one thing to challenge, let’s say, an incorrect scientific hypothesis. That’s fair game. But it’s quite another issue to censor people for their ideas and speech just because one doesn’t agree with them. Censorship of ideas and speech has been hiding under the “political correctness” craziness for awhile now, but lately has come forth out of hiding with a vengeance. It’s a bad omen of what awaits us if we don’t call it out.

  6. Well, maybe the well funded school with the well educated librarian can donate some of their extra funds to the more needy schools in the Commonwealth

  7. My bet is the books would have been enthusiastically accepted if they had been donated by Moochelle and if they included Mao’s Red Book and Marx’s Das Kapital.

  8. How much was this woman paid to pose as an elementary school librarian to act out her part in ‘Schism America’ & who or what hired her as ‘the righteous public school change agent who stood up to the 1st Lady'(as the public school social studies text books recount this incident for future mind controlees)?

    Only a baron female would slither into this sink hole of bad manners!

  9. It’s funny, Dr. Seuss’ (Geisel’s) politics were decidedly left-wing, too.

    Now, it’s a problem that the Cat in the Hat wears a bow tie.