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I read "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss yesterday evening to my 5-year-old. My wife had borrowed it from the library. I was expecting an amusing kid's book like "Green Eggs and Ham" (also by Seuss), but what I got was tiresome environmental, anti-business agit-prop. Ugh. Almost everyone on Amazon has given it 5 stars -- no wonder Obama is president.

I think the language in the book is dumb, too. Why invent words like "biggerer" (used repeatedly) instead of using the word "bigger".

It's too bad I need to screen children's books for political indoctrination. I wonder if there are sites where conservative parents have recommended books.

reaganaut1, Free Republic 82 Comments [8/10/2011 8:39:03 AM]
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Greater Good

"Why invent words like "biggerer" (used repeatedly) instead of using the word "bigger"."

You haven't read much Dr Seuss, have you?

8/10/2011 8:42:39 AM

SurfinSeaOtter

Maybe Dick, Jane, and Spot are more on your level

8/10/2011 8:51:50 AM

Vesus

Now they find leftist propaganda in Dr. Seuss books? These people must lead some very sad, frustrated lives.

8/10/2011 8:52:57 AM

Dr. Shrinker

Keep looking. Maybe some one has published a pop-up version of "Mein Kampf."

8/10/2011 8:53:12 AM

Panz

dear reaganaut1,


You are a moron


Yours,
Every sane person in the world

8/10/2011 9:03:29 AM



If using wrong grammar is political indoctrination, no wonder the FBI monitors forums.

8/10/2011 9:05:15 AM

Dr. Shrinker

I am sorry that the theme of this book, which was WRITTEN FOR YOUNG CHILDREN was too deep for you to grasp. Its really quite simple. Living things. including humans, need clean air and water. If we cut down all the trees, there won't be any trees left, and the results will be disastrous. Thus, keeping the world livable is more important than making money.

This is not a conservative issue or a liberal issue. It is a matter of human survival.

8/10/2011 9:08:49 AM

N. De Plume

Anti-business? Yeah. Because no business can possibly operate sustainably.

Pro-tip: The Onceler’s sin was not being a businessman. It was dumping raw sewage and other shit in the rivers, pumping toxins into the sky, and cutting down every last tree that fed his business without ever planting a new one to keep that business going. In short, he was a total moron that didn’t have the foresight to maintain a line of resourcces to keep himself in business.

Why is it these fuckin’ idiots can’t understand that environmentalism is the pragmatic course of action?

8/10/2011 9:09:21 AM

CanadianBroad

Jeeezus! The Lorax was written when? Okay, Wiki says published in ... 1971?

And they're claiming propaganda *now*?

*epic facepalm*

(mutters to self: I do not like him, Sam I am)

8/10/2011 9:12:41 AM

Zamut

Reminds me of this classic:

http://mollycularity.blogspot.com/2008/06/towering-intellectual-force-that-is-dr.html

8/10/2011 9:18:59 AM

Anon

It's a sign of how stupid conservatives are when:
Dr. Seuss is considered propaganda.

8/10/2011 9:22:06 AM

Doubting Thomas

OK, why not write your own kids book which shows how it's great to keep dumping toxins into the environment and cut down all our trees as long as you're making money doing it?

No, wait, I shouldn't give them any ideas...

8/10/2011 9:23:54 AM

Towey

Someone needs a biggerer brain.

8/10/2011 9:23:57 AM

nutbunny

fundie fun murder part 1239872

8/10/2011 9:24:40 AM

Frank

"It's too bad I need to screen children's books for political indoctrination."

I'm sure the only political indoctrination your kids get is yours. Heavan forbid they should be exposed to any other points of view.

8/10/2011 9:29:59 AM

Swede

Is Amazon a bastion for left-wingers? Strange; it looks rather right-wing from here.

Look, dearie, environmentalism is very simple. Plants produce oxygen from carbon-dioxide, people (and other animals) produce carbon-dioxide from oxygen. If there is only people and no plants, we'll all die of asphyxiation as there will be no oxygen, only carbon-dioxide.

That business man in the book was anti-business, as he destroyed any means for sustainable life, thereby destroying all customers and employees for the business.

8/10/2011 9:30:56 AM

Papabear

A. "Biggerer." You miss the point of Dr. Seuss.

B. It seems you miss the point of the Lorax story.

You are truly ignorant and stupid enough to be a great Freeper. Congrats.

8/10/2011 9:33:02 AM

Big Jilm

Yeah you could introduce your child to Conservative works such as Mein Kempf and The Turner Diaries -I'm sure you would agree with that indoctorination.

8/10/2011 9:34:35 AM

Berny

Gods damn but you Freepers are stupid. Is it such a difficult concept to grasp that you can only shit in your own water and air for so long before you die? At which point, continued acquisition of wealth is pretty much a moot point.

8/10/2011 9:39:22 AM

Jezeus

...well if you're so fuckin' brilliant at writing children's literature, why don't you write a book...?

8/10/2011 9:41:06 AM

Mister Spak

" I wonder if there are sites where conservative parents have recommended books."

right here
http://www.historyliteracy.org/scripts/search_display.php?Article_ID=140

8/10/2011 9:52:46 AM

Zeus Almighty

Best stay away feom "The Butter Battle Book" as well. It points out the stupidity of war. Wouldn't want your little Nazi-in-training to hear that.

8/10/2011 9:56:26 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Don't you understand the point of the neologisms? They are there in order to fit the meter... and as an aside, Dr. Seuss wrote in a very strict and demanding meter making it almost impossible for his books to be translated.

And how is telling people not to recklessly waste resources and pollute everything a bad idea? Do the anti-environmentalists even comprehend what they're saying?! I can just imagine this guy reading the book to his kid and entering a rage once he gets to the explicitly environmentalist parts. I wonder how he smoothed that over with his kid...

8/10/2011 9:56:27 AM

J. James

You really think that having less pollution and global extinction is a BAD THING!?

You really love pollution, death, and toxic sludge?

Man, these people are warped almost beyond hope of fixing.

8/10/2011 10:10:34 AM

dionysus

For fucks sakes, why is taking care of the planet considered such an unpardonable sin in Freeperland? I understand being too lazy to care about the environment but to be actively working against people that do care is something I can't ever seem to understand. I swear, you're all like Captain Planet villains: destroying the Earth just for the lulz.

It's too bad I need to screen children's books for political indoctrination. I wonder if there are sites where conservative parents have recommended books.

And another thing, why is hypocrisy (as shown elegantly in these 2 sentences) the highest holy sacrament of Freeperland?

8/10/2011 10:22:43 AM
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