Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What Dr. Seuss Books Were Really About

I also considered titling this post, "How My Conservative Mother Raised a Liberal Son," but more on that below.










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.


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 ....

2 comments:

  1. If only I had realized the terrible mistake I was making.... I love you anyway. Mom

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