Dr. Seuss was not even in the general area of fucking around.
#everyone thinks of dr seuss as some sweet old guy who wrote kids books and made up cute words#little do they know he was the most hardcore political motherfucker to ever draw cartoons for newspapers of all time basically#he was of german and jewish descent and got bullied a lot as a kid#then he grew up and drew cartoons for the school paper#and when he got fired for being to fucking real for the paper to handle he made up a new name and KEPT SUBMITTING THEM ANYWAY#BECAUSE HE NEVER FUCKED AROUND FOR A SECOND#DID YOU KNOW DR SEUSS DID A FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY AFTER WWII ABOUT HOW WWII WASN’T ACTUALLY OVER AND THE NAZIS WERE STILL ALL AROUND#IT WAS CREEPY AS ALL FUCK AND MORE HARDCORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW#IT WON A FUCKING OSCAR OR SOME SHIT#HE DID KIDS BOOKS ON A WHIM HIS REAL TALENT WAS DISMANTLING FASCIST REGIMES WITH ADORABLE BLACK AND WHITE SKETCHES OF TURTLES#OH YEAH AND YURTLE THE TURTLE WAS ABOUT HITLER#AND THE SNEECHES WERE ABOUT SEGREGATION#SO FUCK Y’ALL AND YOUR CANDY-ASS VISION OF DR SEUSS
I think almost all of his stories have a deeper meaning and Horton Hears a who was written as an apology to the Japanese after WWII
Seuss wasn’t in the general area of fucking around in the whole anti-fascism and anti-racism stuff, yeah. But for a while there during WWII he sure looked like a hypocrite.
You wanna know what other area Dr. Seuss wasn’t even near fucking around in? Owning up to his mistakes and apologizing for his offenses without recanting or trying to sugar-coat what he did. Dr. Seuss apologized for the racist anti-Japanese propaganda caricatures he drew during WWII because he realized after the war that the Japanese were not as vicious as he’d believed. His apology took the form of Horton Hears a Who!, which was dedicated to Seuss’ friend Mitsugi Nakamura. The book’s an allegory for the post-war American occupation of Japan.
Seuss in general just didn’t fuck around with anything. He’s basically great.
- JAG lawyer, speaking to my husband’s plant during Sexual Assault Prevention Month. (via circusbones)
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Golden Girls/Super Friends Mashup of the Day: From illustrator Kevin Bapp, an ingenious tribute that should have happened far, far sooner: “This is a pilot I’d like to propose to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, if I knew anyone who worked there, and if all the licenses could be obtained.”
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Now that George Zimmerman has been declared not guilty, now what? Is the self-defence argument even viable? How just is the US justice system? Cenk Uygur breaks down what makes the verdict so shocking and absurd.
This is my dog, Lily. My sister and I bought her, without my dads permission and brought her home as a puppy about a year ago. My dad hates her, but me & my 2 sisters love her to death. This dog helps me cope with my depression and shes always great company to my sisters and I. My dad describes her as “tolerable.” Today, after having this dog for over a year, my dad is saying she needs to go, while he is angry at us for bringing her home, she has become part of the family and we can’t get rid of her, it’s too painful. After begging my dad for a while, he was still stuck on getting rid of her. I mentioned tumblr as a final option, and surprisingly he agreed to it. If I can get 200,000 notes by the end of July, we can keep her. He thinks it’s impossible, but I have faith. I’ve seen tumblr do it before. Please guys help me, I love this dog more than myself. Please oh please :c
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