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  • #16
    Originally posted by tOSUfanboi2 View Post

    I don’t get offended. Amused, mildly annoyed, exasperated with how fucking hopeless humanity seems to be, but offended isn’t a feeling I’m familiar with.
    I’m not saying you. If whoever distributed these books quietly quit selling them no one would know. Someone has to search out this stupid stuff, make it a press release, have it go out with lots of HOT TAKES and reactions with more HOT TAKES.

    It’s not a new thing either. Dumbasses burned the Beatles records because they joked they were popular than Jesus and that was their early pop stuff. Tipper Gore and other prudes wanted to ban music with words they don’t like.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by CheaterMichael View Post

      I’m not saying you. If whoever distributed these books quietly quit selling them no one would know. Someone has to search out this stupid stuff, make it a press release, have it go out with lots of HOT TAKES and reactions with more HOT TAKES.

      It’s not a new thing either. Dumbasses burned the Beatles records because they joked they were popular than Jesus and that was their early pop stuff. Tipper Gore and other prudes wanted to ban music with words they don’t like.
      I know it’s not new, but good luck getting any of these dumbasses to realize that. The modern day left is every bit as fucking nauseating with their censorship as the right used to be, they just claim it’s cause of “muh social justice” Joe instead of “Jesus” or “the children”

      Again, the real problem is humanity is fucking hopeless.

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      • #18
        This situation, as I understand it, was a private company that owns the rights to Dr Seuss removing books on their own that they deemed offensive...which as owners of the rights to the books is just a business decision. I don’t recall a liberal uproar to cancel these particular books.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by ivegostdacityblues View Post
          This situation, as I understand it, was a private company that owns the rights to Dr Seuss removing books on their own that they deemed offensive...which as owners of the rights to the books is just a business decision. I don’t recall a liberal uproar to cancel these particular books.
          Half right. What actually happen is they brought in an SJW consultant to review their catalogue and give suggestions on what to ban, because the heirs are pussies and want to avoid any potential controversy. Me personally, I’d tell all of Whoville to lick my balls if I had that kind of cash.

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          • #20
            dr seuss.jpg

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            • #21
              Originally posted by tOSUfanboi2 View Post

              Half right. What actually happen is they brought in an SJW consultant to review their catalogue and give suggestions on what to ban, because the heirs are pussies and want to avoid any potential controversy. Me personally, I’d tell all of Whoville to lick my balls if I had that kind of cash.
              Again, partially correct.

              "Dr. Seuss Enterprises listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academics and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles,"
              This was not an exercise in fascism, or Cancel Culture. It was one of free enterprise, with the company determining that images such as an “old-timey caricature of a ‘a Chinese man who eats with sticks,’ actually toned down from the original version where he was literally yellow and called this [‘a Chinaman’], and there’s also drawings that resemble monkeys representing people from Africa...” had no place in their catalog.

              That’s it. The end. Most of you didn’t even know these books existed. But, are now outraged.

              Ironically, most didn’t know one word.
              The thought of racist Seuss, absurd.

              Yet now, they want their racist Seuss,
              They want to read it, with a noose.

              They hate that Dr. Seuss grew up,
              And now, can’t fill their racist cup.

              His estate is right, to shelf bad things,
              As the ugly Seussian past, still stings.

              So no, those books, they were not banned.
              They just don’t portray the modern brand.

              They were not canceled by me or you,
              So, not a cancel culture coup.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Deschet View Post

                Again, partially correct.



                This was not an exercise in fascism, or Cancel Culture. It was one of free enterprise, with the company determining that images such as an “old-timey caricature of a ‘a Chinese man who eats with sticks,’ actually toned down from the original version where he was literally yellow and called this [‘a Chinaman’], and there’s also drawings that resemble monkeys representing people from Africa...” had no place in their catalog.

                That’s it. The end. Most of you didn’t even know these books existed. But, are now outraged.

                Ironically, most didn’t know one word.
                The thought of racist Seuss, absurd.

                Yet now, they want their racist Seuss,
                They want to read it, with a noose.

                They hate that Dr. Seuss grew up,
                And now, can’t fill their racist cup.

                His estate is right, to shelf bad things,
                As the ugly Seussian past, still stings.

                So no, those books, they were not banned.
                They just don’t portray the modern brand.

                They were not canceled by me or you,
                So, not a cancel culture coup.
                My issue with this was plainly laid out and didn't say anything about cancel culture. I also think it is still fitting based on your description. The books removed were, for the most part, the ones we were not being read as children because our parents thought they were poor taste. Kind of like song of the south, they were already either outright banned in most places or psuedo banned. There was no need to make a public hubbub about it. While learning from the past is very important, somethings need to say there without fanfare.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Deschet View Post

                  Again, partially correct.



                  This was not an exercise in fascism, or Cancel Culture. It was one of free enterprise, with the company determining that images such as an “old-timey caricature of a ‘a Chinese man who eats with sticks,’ actually toned down from the original version where he was literally yellow and called this [‘a Chinaman’], and there’s also drawings that resemble monkeys representing people from Africa...” had no place in their catalog.

                  That’s it. The end. Most of you didn’t even know these books existed. But, are now outraged.

                  Ironically, most didn’t know one word.
                  The thought of racist Seuss, absurd.

                  Yet now, they want their racist Seuss,
                  They want to read it, with a noose.

                  They hate that Dr. Seuss grew up,
                  And now, can’t fill their racist cup.

                  His estate is right, to shelf bad things,
                  As the ugly Seussian past, still stings.

                  So no, those books, they were not banned.
                  They just don’t portray the modern brand.

                  They were not canceled by me or you,
                  So, not a cancel culture coup.
                  You really are brainwashed.

                  Oh well.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by tOSUfanboi2 View Post

                    You really are brainwashed.

                    Oh well.
                    No. I’m not. Sorry?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Deschet View Post

                      No. I’m not. Sorry?
                      What point did you think you made do you want me to destroy? Pick one, because I don’t have time to dunk on your whole post or write my own little Dr Seuss poem. It’s Monday and work is really busy.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by tOSUfanboi2 View Post

                        What point did you think you made do you want me to destroy? Pick one, because I don’t have time to dunk on your whole post or write my own little Dr Seuss poem. It’s Monday and work is really busy.
                        LOL. Okay. Do they not have the right to cut things from their own catalog?

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                        • #27
                          Let me just condense it because I really do have shit to do:

                          1.) Censorship is always 100% gay, especially after an artist/creator has passed away and can’t defend or support the action taken with their work.

                          2.) This kind of cultist/book burning bullshit in the face of “public pressure” (which of course never actually exists in reality) is always rampant when a country makes a hard move towards authoritarianism.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by tOSUfanboi2 View Post
                            Let me just condense it because I really do have shit to do:

                            1.) Censorship is always 100% gay, especially after an artist/creator has passed away and can’t defend or support the action taken with their work.

                            2.) This kind of cultist/book burning bullshit in the face of “public pressure” (which of course never actually exists in reality) is always rampant when a country makes a hard move towards authoritarianism.
                            We can pick up later.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Deschet View Post

                              LOL. Okay. Do they not have the right to cut things from their own catalog?
                              It’s not theirs, they didn’t create it, they inherited it. Art is not like anything else someone can “own”, and it should always be preserved in as close to its original form as possible unless the creator wants to make alterations. Imagine someone buying a priceless painting and drawing a dick on it. Can they technically? 100%, but what kind of person would you say does something like that? A good person who’s just trying to do the right thing, or a fucking asshole who cares more about their tastes and sensibilities than maintaining what they were given?

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                              • #30
                                Also one more parting shot: this is why artists should just make their shit public domain before they die and call it a day. Cash the checks for as long as you can while retaining the rights and then give it to the people as intended when your life comes to an end. I understand why they sell, but I don’t like it, nor do I think most of them would if they saw what happened to their work after they die. I’m looking at you Beatles songs playing in the background of every other commercial for the last 10 years.

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