In the past several days, it is completely understandable to have become completely disheartened by the widespread attack on Dr. Seuss.
Aunt Jemima faced the attacks (despite her own family attempting to quell the mob), Mr. Potato Head is apparently being dismembered, and, of course, books, the most deadly weapons of all in an authoritarian regime, are also actively being targeted.
And while one would logically assume that the targeted books consist largely of Trump’s previous writings (i.e., one of his many accomplishments before serving the American people), leftists apparently have no limits, as they have taken aim at one of the most beloved children’s authors in American history: Dr. Seuss.
Yes, the same author highly espoused by Obama, Michelle, Melania, and many others, has suddenly become the target of rage from a mob that will never be satisfied. Apparently, the virtues detailed in Dr. Seuss, including hard work and honesty, are simply too offensive to survive in an ultra-woke society all but ready to bow down to King Biden and Queen Kamala.
However, while ultra-leftist “public schools” may ban Dr. Seuss for reading appreciation events, one enormous library has taken a surprising stance in the Dr. Seuss debate: The New York Public Library, one of the largest libraries in the United States, which is located in one of the most leftist cities in the United States.
Nonetheless, despite its physical location, the New York Public Library has greatly surprised the public with its position on Dr. Seuss, especially since this surprise has put rather puny school districts in their place.
In short, the New York Public Library has openly stated that it will not be cancelling Dr. Seuss books, and it provides a veritable litany of reasons why, as reported by The New York Post.
“The New York Public Library will keep six controversial Dr. Seuss books on the shelves despite this week’s decision to cease their publication due to racist imagery … The library, which serves Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island, said it does not censor books and will keep the controversial titles in circulation until they are no longer in suitable shape to lend out.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
In addition, a spokeswoman for the New York Library, Angela Montefinise, made it clear that the New York Public Library will not engage in any censorship of the six Dr. Seuss books.
“As with all public libraries the New York Public Library does not censor books … In this case, the six titles in question are being pulled out of print by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, so the very few copies we have of these titles will continue to circulate until they are no longer in acceptable condition.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
Thank you, Ms. Montefinise, for acknowledging that a public library does not engage in wanton censorship. Now, when will the public schools wake up to the fact that they also should not be engaging in such blatant censorship?
And, in a clear attempt at CYA, Ms. Montefinise was sure to add in a few choice words to hopefully placate the ever enraged mob, because rage is just so much easier than logic.
“In the meantime, librarians, who care deeply about serving their communities and ensuring accurate and diverse representation in our collections — especially children’s books — will certainly strongly consider this information when planning storytimes, displays, and recommendations.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
Hopefully, the above commentary will appease the mob. Otherwise, don’t be surprised to hear about a major attack on the New York Public Library for its supposed “racism.”
Thus, the response of the New York Public Library is one major way to ensure that the left’s attempts to eradicate Dr. Seuss have met a serious road block.
On top of the left’s pathetic attempts to cancel Dr. Seuss, they very well may have empowered the children’s author even more, as prices on Amazon for the “cancelled” Dr. Seuss books began skyrocketing shortly after public schools took (another) utterly self-righteous, and utterly absurd, stance.
One can only hope that all of this insanity does not go beyond the realm of irreparability, and one definitely hopes that Trump is assembling a massive array of all this insanity for his return to politics, in one form of another, which is more desperately needed than ever.