From Buzzfeed, we have an interesting renaming of all of the Dr. Seuss books to make explicit the moral lessons that we (especially as adults) might take from Dr. Seuss's works:
Brilliant and true. My personal favorite is the transformation of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" into "The Psychological Implications of Holiday-Motivated Materialism."
I'd also considered titling this post, "How My Conservative Mother Raised a Liberal Son." After all, by most accounts, I should have grown up to be a conservative - for most people, their parents' political ideology and the ideology of the community they grew up in are (the?) two main factors that determine their own political beliefs - and I grew up in a conservative Southern town with a conservative Southern mother.
What might have happened? Was I brainwashed in elementary school? Perhaps I was indoctrinated in college, as Rush Limbaugh believes? Maybe I watched too much T.V. as a kid? Or was it all that time I spent in Europe when I was in my late teens and early twenties?
Well, to that possible list of culprits, we can add another potentially culpable party - Dr. Seuss. And the cruelest irony is that my mother, unbeknownst to her, willingly fed me this left-wing ideology through a sinister practice known as "bedtime reading." Sorry, Mom ....