Li­brar­ian’s act moon­bat-crazy

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This is yet an­other rea­son I’m glad I don’t live in Cambridge any­more.

It doesn’t get much more Cambridge than this, Dr. Seuss be­ing de­nounced by a moon­bat li­brar­ian on the city pay­roll as a “racist” whose books “are steeped in racist pro­pa­ganda, car­i­ca­tures and harm­ful stereo­types.”

Hey, Liz Phipps Soeiro, the Grinch who stole Christ­mas has got noth­ing on you. Can you imag­ine, the first lady of the United States picks your pub­lic ele­men­tary school as the only one in the en­tire state to get a nice gift of a Dr. Seuss clas­sic, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

And your only response is to refuse it and then post a snotty let­ter to Me­la­nia Trump virtue-sig­nal­ing your moral su­pe­ri­or­ity.

Liz gives the first lady a list of 10 of her fa­vorite chil­dren’s books “that I hope will of­fer you a win­dow into the lives of the many chil­dren af­fected by the poli­cies of your hus­band’s ad­min­is­tra­tion.”

Hey, Liz, Yer­tle the Tur­tle just told me to tell you to shut up. Hor­ton Hears, not a Who, but some real PC BS here. I loved Dr. Seuss as a kid, still do as a mat­ter of fact, and so does Me­la­nia Trump, which you can tell by how she in­forms your stu­dents that the book is one she and Bar­ron “have read over and over again, and one that we want to share with all of you.”

Here is a se­lec­tion of Liz’s de­scrip­tions of the chil­dren’s books that the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic con­sid­ers more ap­pro­pri­ate:

“… a Chi­nese-AfricanCuban girl … La­hore, Pak­istan … he uses a wheel­chair … Haitian Amer­i­can Saya’s mother is in­car­cer­ated be­cause she has no pa­pers … the seg­re­gated re­al­ity of Mex­i­can Amer­i­cans … refugee chil­dren who em­i­grate from Cen­tral America …. the ex­pe­ri­ence of a child refugee.”

So in ef­fect this li­brar­ian is lec­tur­ing an im­mi­grant — a le­gal im­mi­grant — on her lack of em­pa­thy for …. il­le­gal im­mi­grants. How Cambridge is it?

Un­til she deleted her Twit­ter ac­count, Liz prob­a­bly thought she was up for a Pro­files in Courage Award. But it turns out, Dr. Seuss has a lot of fans be­yond those de­plorable Trump vot­ers who revel in “the min­strel char­ac­ter­is­tics and trope na­ture of Seuss’s char­ac­ters,” what­ever that means.

Here’s a procla­ma­tion from March 2016 by Barack Obama laud­ing “one of America’s revered word­smiths.”

“Theodor Seuss Geisel — or Dr. Seuss — used his in­cred­i­ble tal­ent to in­still in his most im­pres­sion­able read­ers uni­ver­sal val­ues we all hold dear.”

In other words, Obama is say­ing, if you like your Dr. Seuss, you can keep your Dr. Seuss.

Sup­pose that in­stead of Me­la­nia Trump, Michelle Obama had sent the books to the school. I’ll bet Liz would have mounted the book in a glass dis­play case in the li­brary and framed her let­ter.

How could Dr. Seuss have sat­is­fied Liz Phipps Soeiro? Does she know that in the 1940s he was a car­toon­ist for the most left­ist news­pa­per in New York, PM? That he did ads in the 1950s for a fa­mous Na­tive Amer­i­can named “Chief ’Gansett,” as in Nar­ra­gansett Beer. Gang­way for ’Gansett, Liz!

But this is the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic.

“Cambridge, Mas­sachusetts is an amaz­ing city with ro­bust so­cial pro­gram­ming,” Liz tells Me­la­nia, and who can dis­agree, es­pe­cially with the part about so­cial pro­gram­ming. What the city re­ally needs is some de­pro­gram­ming.

By the way, Liz Phipps Soeiro is po­lit­i­cally ac­tive. She’s do­nated to a can­di­date for the Cambridge City Coun­cil who de­scribes her­self as the founder of the “Cambridge Week­end Back­pack Pro­gram.”

Hey Liz, what time does the Dr. Seuss book burn­ing be­gin tonight on the Cambridge Com­mon?


PRES­I­DEN­TIAL SEAL OF AP­PROVAL: For­mer first lady Michelle Obama reads a Dr. Seuss book to chil­dren at the White House in 2015. Above, for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama holds a copy of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ as his fam­ily hosts the an­nual White House Easter...


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