Both Marxism and Sharia lean on hate and divisionism to control populations, something the Western World abhors. Nothing in the west is sacrosanct under these oppressive regimes, and now even some children’s books and cartoons have become taboo. The recent casualty – the beloved Dr. Seuss.
Dr Seuss should be commended for demonstrating diversity to children in showing there is not a universal sameness of humans in the world. For example, one of the drawings leading to the recent controversy was of an Asian man wearing a rice hat while eating from a bowl with chopsticks. Yes, Asian people are known to look a particular way and yes, some eat with chopsticks, and some do wear rice hats. Those are all things to be celebrated, as Asian history is long and rich. Add to that the fact that these drawings are caricature renditions meant to emphasize characteristics, we see that the man depicted is a delightful Asian fellow.
Cartoons are meant to evoke happiness and fun. One would have to look far and wide to find someone who has not enjoyed the lilt and pictorial whimsy of Dr. Seuss.
It is a slippery slope when a cartoon is considered offensive, and we have all seen the evidence of that in Sharia law. It’s time to hail Dr. Seuss as the humanitarian and inclusive children’s author that he was. The western world is approaching the end of humour and joy – retroactive no less! The attack on Dr. Seuss is an attack on joy itself.