Dr. Seuss Is Teaching Toddlers Leftist Propaganda

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dr seuss hidden agendaFor over a year now, my toddler has been obsessed with Dr. Seuss books. It started with Hop on Pop and now he has a compilation book that's almost bigger than he is that goes to bed with every night. Personally, we were thrilled that he picked these books over, say, "My Little Pony Goes to Ballet School in a Fluffy Sweater." As any parent knows, it's super fun to read Dr. Seuss and can be as entertaining for adults as it is for kids. 

What every parent doesn't know, but now we do, is that these clever, rhyming lessons are actually super leftist propaganda. And I, for one, am thrilled to get these words of truth drilled into any kid's head on the early side.




dr seuss hidden agendaThanks to Chris Menning at BuzzFeed, we can all finally admit what Mr. Geisel was trying to do to kids all over the world: indoctrinate. Sure, we all knew The Lorax was a green tale of how men destroy their environment to their own detriment hidden behind an adorable mustachioed creature. But the Hitler thing via Yertle the Turtle will make you read this story in an entirely different light. And if we all just stop for a minute, we know deep within our hearts that The Sneetches were totally a group of racist bastards.

Which is why, when choosing children's literature, it's always a fantastic idea to avoid the "based on the popular Nick Jr. show" paperbacks in lieu of an actual children's author. You'll find deeper meaning and less requests for your child to yell, "Behind the tree!" along with the book. It will also be more entertaining for you, the critical thinking adult, to get to the hidden meaning of children's books. Like, say, the "wild rumpus" of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. You always knew it was about sex, didn't you?

Does your kid love Dr. Seuss?


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nonmember avatar shishi

Yeah, but at least he's an equal-time propagandist, remember Horton Hears a Who? - blatant anti-abortion propaganda! "no more than a speck...a person's a person no matter how small." So, liberal Lorax, conservative Horton....it's all satire, read on!

EBee12 EBee12

This is not news to me, I knew all of this when I was a kid reading these....sure I live in a liberal place, but I've always felt it was pretty obvious.

nonmember avatar Jay

Yeah, shishi, except that Seuss himself has said that Horton is an allegory for the American post-war occupation of Japan. Research people, research.

Stacey. Stacey.

Shel Silverstein is the same.

i.hea... i.heart.nerds

Or they are children's stories that allow them to learn to recognize sentence structure and sound a like words.

How about we, as a people, stop allowing entertainment and society to teach our children life lessons.

I don't see Dr. Seus as anything but a bit of light fun and it won't be teaching my child this, because my child will learn through me and my actions.

jelly... jellyphish

Hmm. Well ok. I guess if believing racism is wrong, as is stepping on people to get to the top, accepting people and heir differences for who they are, respecting the environment and so on are 'leftist propaganda' ideals; I'll start labeling myself a lefty. Thanks.

PS I can't wait to take my four year old to the Lorax movie when it comes out next month, that's my favorite Seuss!!

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

We love it, they are great spring boards for discussion. A few weeks ago there was an article here about kids asking awkward questions and one of them was asking who hitler was. Not an awkward question here. I asked my six year old who hitler was amd he told me that he was a bad guy who wanted to rule a bunch of countries instead of just one so he killed lots of people. When we read the sneetches he pointed out how stupid they were being because they all looked pretty much the same anyway so I said there are some people like that who don't like people because they have different colors of skin or they come from different countries.

butte... butterflymkm

You are missing a word in the second sentence. 'that goes to bed with HIM every night' sorry it just really upset my OCD lol. Great article though!

Kimbyann Kimbyann

When my niece was learning to read there was a night where she read Green Eggs and Ham to the family and right after she was telling us how he should have tried them before saying he did not like green eggs and ham. Well, directly after it was dinner time and my sister made sloppy joes for the first time and my niece would NOT try them lol

Kimbyann Kimbyann

Off subject but I love that story

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