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.