“Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.” -President Barack Obama
“Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss,” he said to a smiling group of White House interns. Obama didn’t stop with that broad statement. He went into specific details about how Dr. Seuss‘ work teaches us important values and life lessons.. “It’s like the Star-Belly Sneetches, you know?” he said in reference to Dr. Seuss’ “The Sneetches and Other Stories.” Click HERE to see video of talk with White House Interns in 2015.
“We’re all the same, so why would we treat somebody differently just because they don’t have a star on their belly?” He added that “Horton Hatches the Egg” teaches the value of responsibility because Horton cares for the egg while the mother, Mayzie, goes off to Palm Beach to avoid her responsibility.
“All I’m saying is that as you get older, what you will find is that the homespun, basic virtues that your mom or your dad or folks you care about or admire taught you about hard work, being responsible, being kind, giving something back, being useful, working as a team — turns out, it’s all true.”
In 2015, then-president Barack Obama was .. very much a fan of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s work. He made similar comments in 2018. Children need to read works like those of Dr. Seuss that teach truly important values.
No one is safe from the cancel culture of the left, as evidenced by the latest victim — beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. However, a short trip into the past reveals that the party who now accuses Dr. Seuss of racism had a very different message just a few years ago.