A liberal hag librarian named Liz Phipps Soeiro, at Cambridgeport elementary school in Massachusetts, turned down a package of ten Dr. Seuss books on what her comments reveal were political motives.
It was an opportunity for her to take a shot at President Trump and Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos. She wrote a rejection letter to First Lady Melania Trump, saying, “Why not go out of your way to gift books to underfunded and underprivileged communities that continue to be marginalized and maligned by policies put in place by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos?”
She asked, “Why not reflect on those ‘high standards of excellence’ beyond only what the numbers suggest? Secretary DeVos would do well to scaffold and lift schools instead of punishing them with closures and slashed budgets.”
The arrogant libtard then went into the portion that Mark Steyn found sufficiently misguided and bizarre as to be worthy of criticism during his time on Tucker Carlson’s program. She said of the gifted books, “You may not be aware of this, but Dr Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature.” She added that “another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes”. According to Phipps Soeiro, Seuss’s artwork in books such as If I Ran a Zoo contains “racist mockery”.
Soeiro continued her belittling “thank you,” saying, “I am honored that you recognized my students and our school. I can think of no better gift for children than books; it was a wonderful gesture, if one that could have been better thought out.”
She sent Mrs. Trump a list of ten books she recommends, political in nature towards the communist Democrat ideology, “that I hope will offer you a window into the lives of the many children affected by the policies of your husband’s administration”.
The leftist agitating indoctrinator included Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic by Ginnie and Beth Lo, a whiny look at the homesickness of immigrants, and Edwidge Danticat’s Mama’s Nightingale, in which a Haitian American child’s mother is imprisoned for having no papers.”
She concluded by telling Mrs. Trump that she hoped the titles would help her see “the beautiful resilience of children who stand up to racism and oppression and for social justice and reform.”
Mark Steyn agrees with Tucker Carlson’s view that the current anti-American leftist trend of “trashing anything that’s old than the milk in your fridge” is an effort to create a Cambodian style year zero with the world having to be “created anew.”
He points out that “In the space of about 20 minutes, we’ve gone from the Confederate flag is racist to the Star Spangled Banner is racist. We’ve gone from General Lee is racist to Dr. Seuss is racist.”
He continues, “We’ve gone from ‘way down on the levee in old Alabamy’ is minstrelsy to ‘The Cat in the Hat’ is minstrelsy, which is actually this librarian’s argument.” He goes on to dismiss the basis for which it is made, noting that he looked up the piece she referenced and “it is incredibly moronic.”
Steyn says, “It is part of the dumbing-down of parts of American society. The piece argues that the Cat in the Hat’s bow tie is meant to be an evocation of 19th century racist minstrel shows.”
Steyn notes, “Just off the top of my head, cartoon characters who wear bow ties – Porky Pig, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear doesn’t wear a bow, he wears a necktie like me. But his boy sidekick Boo Boo wears a bow tie.”
He references Ambrosio, in “My Little Pony” as wearing a bow, acknowledging, “I’m not one of many men in the Western world who are obsessed with ‘My Little Pony’ and have ‘My Little Pony’ parties, but I happen to know this one character in ‘My Little Pony’ wears a bow tie.”
He concludes, “Cartoon characters wear bow ties. That’s nothing to do with minstrel shows. We are making ourselves a society too stupid to survive, as that California student demonstrates, if we go down this path.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 30, 2017
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