Two things to say:
The estate of the author have recognised that a small portion of the entire body of work encapsulate outdated messages from the time, and they donít sit with the rest of the works which are positive, inclusive and ask fundamental questions about our relationship with the planet. There are many books that go out of print or stop being printed because they no longer represent the larger body of work, or are recognised at the author not at their best.
What this is really about is a section of society right now saying that free speech allows all speech. They are using this to continue to push the narrative that all speech is equal, all ideas are equal, all views are equal. In a functioning society this isnít true. We already ban and criminalise child pornography, for example.
The DU is currently experiencing the same debate. There are two threads calling for a change in rules, because there is a minority faction who want to spill hate and disruption. So very quickly the majority see anarchy and hate over-running, and move to change the limits on what is acceptable.
Iím sure that when human sacrifice got banned there were people who held on to it, claiming they were loosing their rights. As a society we disagreed.
Let the estate of Dr Seuss manage his legacy. If you have had a look at the bike they are talking about, his legacy gets stronger by removing them....if I could kill two of Hemingwayís books Iíd bloody do it.
Furthermore, the irony here is the ones who were howling the loudest about political threads in the speakeasy ( to the point of wanting a new forum for them ) are now pissing on the very hydrant of a new political thread in the speakeasy rather than addressing the minority source of disruption.