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    6 Doctor Seuss books banned for racist cartoons!

    After Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini, it's hard to find someone I stand in more admiration of than Doctor Seuss.

    "Green Eggs and Ham" and the "Doctrine of Fascism" go together so well.

    But "To think I saw it on Mulberry Street" is clearly Satanic and probably inspired by the demons that inspired Mein Kampf. Cat in that hat is a total Nazi abomination if I've ever seen one.

    But anyway,

    The books are "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," "If I Ran the Zoo," "McElligot's Pool," "On Beyond Zebra!," "Scrambled Eggs Super!" and "The Cat's Quizzer."

    They are pulled at Chicago libraries for being racist.

    https://abc7chicago.com/dr-seuss-chi...list/10403192/

    My question for the poll is, do you agree with their decision. Choose the best answer:
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    0%
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    100.00%
    5

    #2
    I don't think I've seen those books in over 30 years, so I don't really know what's in them. I think Dr Seuss industries has every right to stop publishing any books they want. I'm less convinced that they needed to come off library shelves, but I really don't know if there's any rules regarding the rights of the author's estate to ask libraries to remove them.

    Also, since the right wing crybabies have been autistic screeching extra hard over this one, I would like to pre-emptively point out that Joe Biden is not the CEO of Dr Seuss industries and therefore he is not the one that "cancelled Dr Seuss" when the decision was initially made back during the Trump presidency.

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      #3
      Basically, what Undies said. If his estate wants voluntarily cease publication of those books, fine. But libraries banning them takes it a step too far

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        #4
        i dont agree with it but ill give the defense that most forums give

        and that is ...if you dont like what that library is doing...there are many other libraries you could go to instead ...that library is not limiting your choice or controlling you...you are still allowed to make your choices elsewhere


        lol

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          #5
          Originally posted by Undies View Post
          I don't think I've seen those books in over 30 years, so I don't really know what's in them. I think Dr Seuss industries has every right to stop publishing any books they want. I'm less convinced that they needed to come off library shelves, but I really don't know if there's any rules regarding the rights of the author's estate to ask libraries to remove them.

          Also, since the right wing crybabies have been autistic screeching extra hard over this one, I would like to pre-emptively point out that Joe Biden is not the CEO of Dr Seuss industries and therefore he is not the one that "cancelled Dr Seuss" when the decision was initially made back during the Trump presidency.
          I didn't know anyone was crying over it or blaming Biden. Someone on the phone just told me about it yesterday and I found it intriguing.

          I think it's stupid. That isn't the same as crying about it.

          In fact, the guy that mentioned it , I essentially thought and said "big friggin deal".

          But I wasn't aware this was common knowledge so thought I'd share.

          And yeah...to blame Biden is stupid, but to take the books off shelves because they portrayed someone of a different ethnicity in an unflattering way is even more retarded than that.

          Certainly nothing to wine about, but I will add that political correctness has sunk to a new retarded low, not just because of these books being banned. People are waking up to just how idiotic it is becoming and it won't be pleasant when enough people get fed up with obvious bullshit and double-standards.

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            #6
            Originally posted by ill Duce View Post

            I didn't know anyone was crying over it or blaming Biden. Someone on the phone just told me about it yesterday and I found it intriguing.

            I think it's stupid. That isn't the same as crying about it.

            In fact, the guy that mentioned it , I essentially thought and said "big friggin deal".

            But I wasn't aware this was common knowledge so thought I'd share.

            And yeah...to blame Biden is stupid, but to take the books off shelves because they portrayed someone of a different ethnicity in an unflattering way is even more retarded than that.

            Certainly nothing to wine about, but I will add that political correctness has sunk to a new retarded low, not just because of these books being banned. People are waking up to just how idiotic it is becoming and it won't be pleasant when enough people get fed up with obvious bullshit and double-standards.
            i wasn't saying that you were blaming biden. it's just impossible to get on facebook or talk to a real life person about politics the last couple weeks without seeing or hearing a tear-filled meme or scream about how biden canceled dr seuss.

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              #7
              Here are some of the images involved in the decision by Dr. Seuss Industries to stop publication of these books, just so we all know what we are talking about.

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              The thing about Seuss that complicates matters for me is that all of his depictions, of everything, looks like a caricature. I hated this about his books as a kid, and for some reason I still find this disturbing.

              So anyway, from my understanding these books aren't being "banned", they simply will no longer be published. Some libraries will take them off the shelves, some (probably in the South) will keep them. Big deal.

              Oh, as for Seuss (real name Theodor Seuss Geisel), here's a bonus image for you, from before he started writing kid's books.

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              (Note: the word "nigger" has been blanked out. Only the "N" is visible)

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                #8
                Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post

                The thing about Seuss that complicates matters for me is that all of his depictions, of everything, looks like a caricature.
                Are there any cartoons where they don't?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Audiogen View Post

                  Are there any cartoons where they don't?
                  This it true, especially for older cartoons. But I held a special loathing for Seuss books. They just look creepy.

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                    #10
                    Ok can I change my answer in the poll? Initially I said No the books shouldn't be banned but this was before new information came to light that tumbling.dice finds them creepy.

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                      #11
                      Dr. Suess is great and should not be banned... not racist either.

                      public libraries are city run. Librarians are actually civil servants at public libraries, but we can definitely blame whoever is the mayor of Chicago for this bs. Pretty sure this had nothing to do with trump and quite the opposite.

                      ”there has been increasing criticism in recent years over the way Blacks, Asians and others are drawn in some of his most beloved children's books, as well as in his earlier advertising and propaganda illustrations.”

                      hmmm, now I wonder who is bitching about it. Not Americans but they caved with the bs spread by certain groups. They are the grinch and are spreading this bs lie, of course.
                      Last edited by Beach Ball Bitch; 03-13-2021, 12:46 AM.

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                        #12
                        The thing is, we blindly see his old cartoons as something racist, when in fact, and in the day they realized, he was making a mockery of it. You're just presented a drawing of his without context. Everything seems different through modern eyes.

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