WASHINGTON, September 29, 2017 — The brainwashing of elementary school children across America continues, perpetrated by liberal teachers and librarians.
A Cambridge, Massachusetts school librarian has rejected First Lady Melania Trump’s gift of Dr. Seuss books to her library, claiming they are racist. Yet the same, self-righteous librarian, Liz Phipps-Soeiro, had earlier dressed up in a “Cat in the Hat” costume to read to school children. The picture of that was first run by Fox News.
There is nothing new to liberal hypocrisy. Public school officials across the nation have sanctioned attacks on time-honored symbols of American culture, like Christianity, the U.S. Constitution, and constitutionally protected religious freedoms and liberties.
Add Dr. Seuss to the list.
Public-school systems across the nation operate with near total impunity when they manipulate history, both in the classroom and in school libraries. Phipps-Soeiro seems keenly aware of her ability to manipulate young minds and the minds of highly compliant parents.
But her dismissive letter rejecting the books targeted First Lady Melania Trump and her gift, and that sent an angry buzz across the nation.
As a rule, liberals rarely refuse government donations, gifts or handouts. It is probably forbidden by their Standing Operating Procedures handbook. But this year, the Hillary Clinton “Resist Movement” has swept through the nation, reaching into our elementary school libraries. So, Phipps-Soeiro decided to strap on her political sandals and fire off a letter to the First Lady.
The self-appointed protector of grade-school minds sent this open letter to Mrs. Trump. It is filled with enough social-political cliches to fill a football Stadium.
She says in part:
“There’s the matter of the books themselves. 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.
Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes. Open one of his books (If I Ran a Zoo or And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, for example), and you’ll see the racist mockery in his art.”
She goes on to point directly to Seuss’ “Cat in the Hat.”
“Scholar Philip Nel’s new book, ‘Was the Cat in the Hat Black? The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books’, further explores and shines a spotlight on the systemic racism and oppression in education and literature.”
Phipps-Soeiro forgot or simply does not understand that videos and photos captured by the World Wide Web never go away:
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Phipps-Soeiro’s hypocrisy is unusually blatant. Her grinning visage in Dr. Seuss stockings with a Cat in the Hat doll in her hand announces to the world that her open letter to Mrs. Trump is political play-acting.
The truth about Dr. Seuss—Theodor Geisel—is both sobering and illustrative. He created cartoons during World War Two that would be considered highly offensive today, but he later created political cartoons that lambasted bigotry, racism and prejudice.
Had Phipps-Soeiro performed a simple Google search, she would have discovered that Dr. Seuss’s “Sneetches and Other Stories,” dramatically points out the horribleness of segregation and racism.
In a political cartoon, Geisel shows that Americans need a “mental insecticide” to get rid of the bug of racial prejudice. The U.S. government employed him to create numerous pro-America and anti-Hitler propaganda pieces during the war; Geisel also drew cartoons which encouraged people to buy war bonds.
Geisel was an outspoken advocate for social justice in his cartoons and books.
As it turns out, according to Vanity Fair, the Cambridge School District was not fine with their librarian’s unilateral decision to reject Trump’s gift.
In a statement, the school district emphasized, “The employee was not authorized to accept or reject donated books on behalf of the school or school district,” it wrote. “We have counseled the employee on all relevant policies, including the policy against public resources being used for political purposes.”