yes boys, weíre still on seuss. I have now heard that the man geisel apparently tried multiple times to get these books taken off the market himself while he was alive but his publishers wouldnít let him. if that is the case, and i havenít been able to verify then taking them out of print is probably the foundationís way to celebrate his birthday and finally honour his wishes.
whatever we do, whether we have the best intentions or not, we canít erase the past, no matter how hard we try. so i still donít know who is in the right here - was Ted Geisel right all those years ago when he wanted them gone, as he didnít want to perpetuate racial stereotypes, or was it an effort to distance himself from his past actions? could it be a bit of both, as he was a human being after all?
i still worry about Seuss becoming seen as a fallen comrade of the alt right. however. when i think about it it makes no difference to the real world how the alt right sees it, and they are only six obscure books almost no one has read.
i am a little concerned that this follows a trend of pretending the past didnít happen as opposed to treating it with a critical eye.
at the end of the day, there are truly bigger things to worry about, and im okay with being undecided how i feel