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Brad Steiger at Redstate.com has an excellent piece about how liberal media outlets are cheering on censorship and mocking those who protest it, apparently not realizing that they are feeding a beast that will eventually turn on them.

It touches on the removal of the six Dr. Seuss books with allegedly offensive art that I tried to warn them about at a level they could understand on my TV show, by reading Laura Ainsworth’s “How the Left Stole Reading” as a bedtime story.

(By the way, for all those asking in the comments, here’s the printed version of the original):

I see that the defenders of cancel culture are trying to make the specious argument that the Dr. Seuss estate and the publishers are simply reacting to public opinion by pulling these six titles, and that’s not censorship, it’s just capitalism. No, capitalism would be if the books had gone out of print because nobody was buying them. In fact, they were yanked off the market because the copyright owners were terrified by an accusation of racism, something that’s being used to censor, deplatform and silence things and people all around us, both past and present. That’s more akin to how the Salem witch trials worked than how capitalism works.

If you doubt that this is only the start of the left’s efforts to destroy yet another staple of Western civilization, consider that Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando announced that it’s reevaluating its Dr. Seuss-based attraction, Seuss Landing.

It has a Mulberry Street sign and a section based on “If I Ran the Zoo” that apparently may be scrubbed, even though they don’t contain any of the allegedly offensive images from the books. And how long will more famous titles survive, once the racism cleansers have tasted their target’s fear? Did you know there have already been claims that “The Cat in the Hat” is racist because the character was allegedly inspired by a black lady the author knew? Who even knew that? Is it true? If it were, is that in any way racist? And does it even matter, as long as it gives someone a chance to scream, “I’m offended, make it disappear!”?

Again, if you think we’re just overreacting, no sooner were the Seuss books pulled than a New York Times writer started declaring that Pepe Le Pew cartoons perpetuate rape culture. What can I say except, “This stinks”? Also, I might pick up some Looney Tunes DVDs while I can, and maybe a few extras to resell later on at highly-inflated collectors’ prices.

Latest Outrage

March 8, 2021

Our latest outrageous story of someone being canceled for warning about cancel culture canceling people comes from Shelby County, Tennessee, of all places. I’d have hoped school officials there had more sense than they do in places like San Francisco, but they disappointed me by suspending high school principal Barton Thorne for saying something “triggering” to students. Here are his shocking words:

"I want you to understand the problem that's going to face you and your generation if there is no longer a marketplace, a free exchange of ideas." He went on to give them a completely accurate and unbiased history of attempts to suppress free thought, such as McCarthyism, and warned them that while nothing he was saying was controversial now, if someone came into power who didn’t like it, they could use today’s same “cancel culture” rationale to silence him for voicing these inoffensive truths.

He didn’t realize that there already was a group of people in power who would punish him for telling students inoffensive truths. He’s now suing the school district. At the link, Glenn Beck has more of what he said (everyone in America should hear his words, by the way) and an interview with his attorney.

Bad News Democrats

March 8, 2021

Despite your best efforts to tar, silence, cancel and destroy him, former President Trump is simply NOT going away. His new Save America super PAC is up and running, and he’s been endorsing a number of Republicans through it. 

He also just issued a scathing statement blasting President Biden for causing a new wave of illegal immigration on our Southern border with his “disastrous” policies. He’s bringing criminals and COVID-positive migrants into the US while blocking federal authorities from deporting criminal aliens who were already arrested.

But before Democrats launch a counter-attack on Trump, they should know that he’s hardly alone in recognizing what an absolute disaster Biden’s reversal of all of Trump’s border security measures has been. Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar warned that we are weeks if not days away from a full-blown crisis on the Texas border.

An Arizona sheriff warns that Biden’s halt to finishing the remaining gaps in the border wall has created wide open spaces for drug cartels. He said five or six groups a day are now coming through and blames it on politics. He told Fox News, "This administration owns this decision. And what it’s doing is, is forcing us back to 2019, when we had the largest, what I call, crime scene in the country to include the largest humanitarian situation going on."

Even the Washington Post admits that the White House is rushing to accommodate a surge of migrants, “with few signs of plans to contain it.” Maybe that’s because causing a new surge of migrants who will be accommodated but not contained IS the Biden immigration plan.

The New York Post reminds us of precisely what those successful Trump border policies were and how Biden has created this mess by ripping them up.

There’s also an Associated Press story being widely reprinted, with the misleading headline, “In Biden’s Early Days, Signs of Trump-Era Problems at Border.”

No, those aren’t “Trump-era problems.” Those are Obama-era problems that Trump inherited and fixed (remember that Arizona sheriff who said it was like 2019.) It would be more accurate to say, “Signs of Obama-era Problems that Biden has Stupidly Brought Back.”