Common sense presupposes that there is something that society has in common.
But there is no common sense in today’s created racist society.
I was struck with this thought while watching Fox’s Tucker Carlson a few evenings ago when his guest Mark Steyn noted that, “everything is racist today, from the Confederate flag to the national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, from Robert E. Lee to Dr. Seuss.”
This discussion all came about because of Seuss Gate, you know that’s when first lady Melania Trump tried to donate a bunch of Dr. Seuss books to a Massachusetts librarian who rejected them claiming their illustrations are examples of “racist propaganda.”
To celebrate “National Read a Book Day,” the first lady had sent out a collection of 10 Dr. Seuss books to one school in each state across the nation.
The titles included: “The Cat in the Hat”; “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”; “Wacky Wednesday”; “Green Eggs and Ham”; and “Oh, the places You’ll Go!”
According to Fox, Liz Phipps Soeiro, a librarian at a public school in Cambridge, wrote a letter to the first lady, which was then published on The Horn Book blog, notifying Mrs. Trump that her school would “not be keeping the titles” for their collection, explaining that her school didn’t have a “need” for the books, due to her school and library’s “award-winning” status.
“I work in a district that has plenty of resources, which contributes directly to ‘excellence,” Soeiro wrote. “My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science.”
Well, bully bully and hip hip hooray for Cambridge and the home of the elitist college called Harvard.
But Soeiro, an obvious left wing progressive, who once dressed as the ‘Cat In The Hat’ before a class discussing Dr. Suess, appeared to be most offended by the books themselves.
“Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes,” Soeiro wrote, giving examples of “If I Ran a Zoo” and “And to think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street” as clear “racist mockery” in Seuss’art.
I’ll bet Soeiro thought that because the ‘Cat In The Hat’ wore a bow tie, the illustration was racist because it mimicked blacks singing in a minstrel show.
I loved Al Jolson (Asa Yoelson) singing ‘My Mammy’ in a black face with bow tie portraying a minstrel singer as well as the times of Amos & Andy going down to the Lodge, once portrayed as a sitcom on TV.
You see when sophisticated hypocritical elitists are in the field of education as liberal progressives they don’t teach history in their curriculum’s anymore.
Without history to put events into perspective one has nothing in common with society and therefore they lack common sense and see everything as being racist.
We appear to have an educated culture, that lacks the historical perspective and education to put our society in a common place to claim they individually have ‘common sense.’
The American Flag is a symbol of who America is, what it stands for, what it fights for, it represents the difference between right and wrong – does it always get it right, no, no one does – but we try.
The National Anthem and the American flag represent the same thing, we should respect both when it fly’s and stand when it plays. If you are an American, there are no issues surrounding it.
Editor’s note: Theodor Seuss Geisel the author of the Dr. Seuss books was a graduate of Dartmouth and was a liberal Democrat and supporter of FDR and the New Deal.
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