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 Posted:   Mar 7, 2021 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   chriscoyle   (Member)

Thoughtful Op-Ed on why the books should be left in print. Most of them. I agree with the author the book with African images is racist.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/06/opinion/dr-seuss-books-liberalism.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_20210307&instance_id=27817&nl=todaysheadlines

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2021 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Very interesting article, chris. Well worth reading. Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2021 - 4:52 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

Cancelling or preservation aside, I'm far less concerned about those who could be offended and far more concerned about those who actually take those images to heart as truth. Apparently, you can cure stupid, but hatred is a deeper chasm with those clinging to it decrying the loss of their own identities.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2021 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

They're lucky it's not SEVEN Seuss books discontinued. That cat in the hat always looked suspicious to me, like some kind of drug pusher corrupting the kids. Like that "Puff the magic dragon" song...

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2021 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Cancelling or preservation aside, I'm far less concerned about those who could be offended and far more concerned about those who actually take those images to heart as truth. Apparently, you can cure stupid, but hatred is a deeper chasm with those clinging to it decrying the loss of their own identities.

No one learns racism or prejudices from Dr. Seuss books. If anyone thinks that they are way off target.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2021 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

It's terrible that society makes up these crazy rules. Luckily we can come here and discuss everything - politics, religion, bootlegs...
razz


For the moment.


And I appreciate the mods keeping this thread open. My objections are less social political and more practical. We can't "protect" our selves from all forms of offensive art or speech. Whats okay today is not okay tomorrow. The goalposts are literately changing year to year, month to month, day to day nowadays. I know some are saying its not the Gen X'ers, but clearly more people find more things offensive today than in years past. Look at the objections and outrage on college campuses when a guest is invited that they don't agree with. Comedians have virtually stopped going to these schools because the students finds their comedy offensive. Its no longer the case of "correcting" what was deemed offensive 50, 60, 80 years ago. Besides I believe in freedom of expression. As many love to say, let the market determine it's place in history. Man, I love the 80's, artists really pushed the limits "back then". LOL!

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2021 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

On a side note I was watching some old movie on TV the other day and the white characters were flippantly calling the black characters the "N" word. The station broadcast the film and didn't censor it. Yes, it made me feel uncomfortable every time I heard that word -repeatedly I might add, but I'm glad they didn't censor the film.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2021 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   michaelbean510   (Member)

My gosh the Seussian Racist Titles are Skyrocketing in Price on ebay.

Of course! Because people don't want something until they're told they can't have it.


That's actually only superficially true.
Among other reasons, I think it has more to do with the fact that when something will no longer be available in the future, many of the collectors of such things want to keep the item in question for preservation's sake--and that's a good thing.

Sort of like CD's of movie scores.


I suspect the surge is more speculative in nature rather than collecting.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2021 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Can we please return to more important outrage topics, like this priest of Machismo?
US pastor on leave after Melania 'trophy wife' comments
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56312443

 
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