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March 3, 2021


Biden drops mention of Dr. Seuss from annual Read Across America Day proclamation

President Biden did not mention Dr. Seuss in his proclamation for Read Across America Day on Tuesday, a National Education Association-sponsored event that coincides with the children’s author’s birthday.

Former Presidents Obama and Trump both mentioned Dr. Seuss, born Theodor Geisel, in their respective proclamations, with Obama's 2014 proclamation praising him for calling "us to open our minds, to take responsibility for ourselves and our planet."

White House press secretary Jen Psaki referred questions at a Tuesday briefing about the specific text of the proclamation to the Department of Education, which she said was responsible for writing it, but said generally that it is "important that children of all backgrounds see themselves in the children’s books that they read."

The teachers union, which has put on the event since 1998, had partnered with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the company that publishes his books and manages his estate, until 2018.

Meanwhile, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced on Tuesday that it will no longer publish six of the author’s 46 children’s books, including his first, “And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” over their racist imagery and offensive language.

"Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families," the company said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Loudoun County, Virginia, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., made national headlines last month when it announced it would not make Seuss the focus of its 2021 Read Across America events for similar reasons. As that story went viral, so did false claims that Seuss’s books had been banned outright in the school district.

Loudoun County Public Schools "provided this guidance to schools during the past couple of years to not connect Read Across America Day exclusively with Dr. Seuss’ birthday," the district said in a statement.

“We continue to encourage our young readers to read all types of books that are inclusive, diverse and reflective of our student community, not simply celebrate Dr. Seuss,” it added. “Dr. Seuss books have not been banned and are available to students in our libraries and classrooms, however, Dr. Seuss and his books are no longer the emphasis of Read Across America Day in Loudoun County Public Schools.”

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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/4/21 7:52 AM 
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March 4, 2021

       "Daily Wire podcast host and conservative author Matt Walsh warned that the designation from Amazon broadened to include conservative views, as it seems to be leaning, could lead to the potential “end of conservative books.”


‘The End Of Conservative Books’: Amazon Quietly Bans Books They Deem Offensive, ‘Hate Speech’

Conservatives are sounding the alarm about an updated Amazon policy that bans books the ubiquitous billion-dollar company deems offensive or includes so-called “hate speech.”

As noted by The Daily Wire, Amazon has ramped up its censorship on conservative views in recent weeks. For example, a popular documentary on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was banned from their streaming service this past week. Before that move, the company deplatformed conservative Ryan Anderson’s book critical of gender theory, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement.”

When Just the News reached out to Amazon over the ban on Anderson’s book, the outlet said the company directed them to a page outlining their “Content Guidelines for Books.” Under a section labeled “Offensive Content,” Amazon states that they “don’t sell certain content including content that we determine is hate speech, promotes the abuse or sexual exploitation of children, contains pornography, glorifies rape or pedophilia, advocates terrorism, or other material we deem inappropriate or offensive.”

“A review of those policies suggests that sometime in the last few months Amazon made a major change to the ways in which it moderates book content on its servers, imposing a much stricter standard on books than it had previously done,” the report said. It appears the company recently added so-called “hate speech” to their guidelines on book platforming and is amping up their censorship of the “offensive.”

Daily Wire podcast host and conservative author Matt Walsh warned that the designation from Amazon broadened to include conservative views, as it seems to be leaning, could lead to the potential “end of conservative books.”


From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/4/21 8:11 AM 
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March 4, 2021

        "All of Geisel’s work is, in the judgment of left-wing academia, an exercise in “White supremacy, paternalism, conformity, and assimilation.”

The Cancellation Of Dr. Seuss Should Disturb You, Because You’re Next

America is entering its very own Mao-like Cultural Revolution. The iconoclasm of the left’s culture war isn’t a side effect, it’s the point.

Dr. Seuss has been cancelled. Some of his work has been deemed racist, and we can’t have that. On Tuesday, the entity that oversees the estate of Theodor Seuss Geisel announced it would no longer publish six of Geisel's books because they “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”

Among the works now deemed unfit for children are Geisel’s first book under the pen name Dr. Seuss, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” published in 1937, and the much-beloved, “If I Ran the Zoo,” published in 1950. The former depicts a “Chinaman” character and the latter shows two men from “the African island of Yerka” in native garb.

There’s not much point in quibbling over whether these and other such illustrations in the condemned Dr. Seuss books are in fact racist or bigoted, or whether Geisel held racist or xenophobic views. By all accounts he was a liberal-minded and tolerant man who hated Nazis and, as a political cartoonist, mocked the antisemitism that was all-too-common in America during World War II.

He was also a man of his era. Later in life, he regretted some of his political work during the war that stereotyped Japanese Americans, which, as jarring as it might seem today, nevertheless reflected attitudes that were commonplace at the time.

But context and nuance don’t factor into the inexorable logic of the woke left, which flattens and refashions the past into a weapon for the culture wars of the present. What’s important to understand is that this isn’t simply about banning six Dr. Seuss books. All of Geisel’s work is, in the judgment of left-wing academia, an exercise in “White supremacy, paternalism, conformity, and assimilation.” It might be easy for conservatives to laugh that off as nonsense, but they shouldn’t, because this isn’t really even about Geisel.

The Left Is Carrying Out a Cultural Revolution

To grasp how a man known as much for his messages of tolerance as for his artistic genius could be canceled for racism, you have to understand what’s actually happening here. The left’s war on the past, on long-dead authors like Geisel, isn’t really about the past, it’s about the future. It’s about who gets to rule, and under what terms.

There’s a predictable pattern to what we’re seeing now. It’s predictable because it has happened before in much the same way it’s happening now. During China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and ‘70s, the Chinese Communist Party, at the direction of Mao Zedong, called for the destruction of the “Four Olds”: old customs, old culture, old habits, old ideas. All of these stood in the way of Mao’s socialist ideology, so they had to be destroyed.

Children and students were encouraged by the communist government to inform on their parents and elders, to shame and condemn them in public. The guilty were forced to recant in “struggle sessions,” during which they were mocked and humiliated, sometimes tortured, sometimes murdered. Before it was over, millions were dead.

We’re obviously not there yet, but the woke revolutionaries who now run our elite institutions and exert outsized influence in the corridors of power are following this same pattern.


So forget about Dr. Seuss. Forget about the statues and the books. Those things are just the beginning. It could easily get much worse. The woke revolutionaries of the left can’t be bargained with or appeased. They believe this is a zero-sum game, that one side will win and one side will lose. And they’re right.


From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/5/21 9:39 AM 
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March 5, 2021

        "Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! 'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go,'" Harris tweeted in 2017."


VP Harris gets backlash for tweet lauding Dr. Seuss, after books canceled for racist, hurtful images

"Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!" Harris tweeted in 2017.

Vice President Kamala Harris is facing backlash for a past tweet wishing happy birthday to Dr. Seuss, after the company that publishes the beloved author's children's books stopped publishing six of them after concluding they included racist and hurtful imagery.

"Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! 'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go,'" Harris tweeted in 2017.

Media analyst Mark Dice on Tuesday called Harris hypocritical, while Washington Times columnist Tim Young and Washington Examiner columnist Siraj Hashmi replied with pictures poking fun at the vice president for her tweet.


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Arkansas PBS - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! New Cat in the Hat Episodes, Games


From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/8/21 9:41 AM 
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March 8, 2021

         What a great business plan. Cancel something and the sales skyrocket. My advice: Cancel Everything!


Dr. Seuss Books Hold 42 of Top 50 on Amazon Sales Ranking Chart

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Sales of Dr. Seuss children’s books continue booming a day after the left tried to “cancel” the author’s works on his birthday.

Dr. Seuss’s books were among the leading 42 titles on the top 50 list of Amazon’s “movers and shakers” on Wednesday morning after the ban was announced.

In response to protests from the left, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that the books McElligot’s Pool, On Beyond Zebra!Scrambled Eggs Super!And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry StreetIf I Ran the Zoo and The Cat’s Quizzer would no longer be published.

“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement.

The controversy was additionally fueled by President Joe Biden’s administration eliminating any mention of Dr. Seuss in a statement celebrating National Reading Day, a day created to honor the author’s birthday.

Fans of the author rushed to purchase not only the banned books online but other copies of the beloved author’s works.

On Wednesday, the banned title McElligot’s Pool sat in the number two slot of the Amazon list with a sales ranking jump of 1,489,452 percent.


From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/9/21 9:29 AM 
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March 9, 2021


Universal Studios ‘Evaluating’ Their Dr. Seuss-Themed Attractions

Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced this week that they are discontinuing six of the author’s books that crazy liberal activists have been complaining about — now Universal Studios in Orlando is “evaluating” experiences in their Seuss Landing portion of the park.

The publisher who manages the late author’s books announced on his birthday that they would be cancelling the books, including If I Ran the Zoo and And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street — both of which are referenced at Seuss Landing on Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

“A play area in that part of the park is themed after ‘If I Ran the Zoo,’ one of the books that will no longer be published, and includes animals and interactive contraptions from Seuss’s stories. The book has been criticized for its portrayal of Asian people although none of that imagery is featured in the play area,” My News 13 reports. “Seuss Landing also features a gift shop called Mulberry Street Store, which gets its name from ‘And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,’ another book that will be discontinued. There’s also a Mulberry Street sign along the walkway.”

How will the unhinged leftists ever survive?


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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon3/10/21 8:45 AM 
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March 10, 2021


Chuck Schumer Used ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ to Sell Obamacare

President Joe Biden joined the “cancel culture” this week by dropping Dr. Seuss from “Read Across America Day” after left-wing critics complained about the author’s early caricatures and race-neutral beliefs. But Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who leads the Democratic Party in the Senate, is among the many members of his party who have used Dr. Seuss to make political points. In 2013, for example, Schumer used Dr. Seuss to argue for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

Schumer cited the popular Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham, which Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had read aloud on the Senate floor as he attempted to block the implementation of Obamacare. Schumer argued that like the central character in Green Eggs and Ham, who resisted the dish until he actually tried it, Americans would enjoy Obamacare once they were forced to enroll in it.


Other Democrats have used Dr. Seuss to illustrate political points, drawing on the author’s conventionally liberal beliefs.

In 2014, for example, when Democrats took a page from Cruz’s book and held an all-night talkathon to urge action on climate change, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) read from Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, a popular book with environmental themes:


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March 10, 2021

         "It’s this kind of balkanization that is killing America, pushing people to start making judgments based on race or identity politics..."


Major grocery store goes WOKE, now labeling products as ‘black-owned’, ‘hispanic-owned’, LGBT-owned, etc…

A major grocery store chain is now getting into the business of identity and racial politics by labeling minority owned products on the shelf for buyers to see. Here’s a photo of what it looks like via @stillgray:

Giant Foods (also known as Martin’s Food Markets), which operates in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, is the store that announced in December they’d be rolling these labels out this year:

SUPERMARKET NEWS – Giant Food is rolling out updated shelf labels that enable shoppers to identify products from minority-owned businesses.

Plans call for all Giant supermarkets to post the new shelf labels starting in January, the Landover, Md.-based regional grocer said yesterday. The labels will inform customers about items from companies that are women-, Black-, Asian-Indian-, Hispanic-, LGBT-, Asian-Pacific- or veteran-owned.

More than 3,100 food and nonfood products will feature the updated shelf labels across Giant’s 164 stores in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The retailer said the items come from 281 minority-owned businesses in its network of vendor partners.

Giant, part of Ahold Delhaize USA, said the new shelf-label program is part of its supplier diversity efforts, which focus on developing strong relationships with businesses offering quality products, top-notch customer service and competitive prices.

“Giant Food is proud to better highlight our diverse suppliers,” Giant President Ira Kress said in a statement. “We’re committed to making it easier for customers to identify product attributes that are important to them by fostering a diverse and inclusive network of suppliers that reflects the unique backgrounds and experiences of our Giant family, our customers and our communities.”

It’s this kind of balkanization that is killing America, pushing people to start making judgments based on race or identity politics instead of pushing people to look our society as simply American. Because American is who we all are and we should be proud of this.


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