As usual M R misses the point. Or, maybe not.
Love it! Excellent cartoon!
If someone cancels you, then by all means, go ahead and cancel them. ;)
Ramirez is the Best.
Ramirez and the other Trump Disciple cartoonists are laser focused on the current critical issues:
Mr. Potato Head and Dr. Seuss.
Forget about the 500,000+ Americans dead from the virus that ‘will be gone by April’, and the vaccines that prevent it.
Forget about the covid relief package that is approved by 77% of Americans, i.e., everyone BUT Trump Disciples.
Forget about Trump or His Disciples withholding National Guard protection of the Capitol so that the Trump inspired mob could try to violently overthrow the government of the United States.
Forget about them trivial things and concentrate on kiddie toys.
But even there, Trump Disciple cartoonists have to LIE about what they want people to worry about instead of literal life or death issues.
According to the Dr. Seuss Enterprises announcement, the decision was made last year, so I guess it was Trump’s fault.
Well Done Sir
I do not like your mental haze, I do not like your leftist ways, I do not like your Son on blow, I do not like you Mr. Joe…with apologies to Dr. Suess.
A bit like the way Kavanaugh “canceled” his boofing…
Racist liar Trump’s denial of his obvious loss and the sycophant republicans big lie that Trump won are the biggest ‘cancel culture’ events in recent history.
The republicans denial of covid has cancelled over 500,000 lives, so far.
Right on point with his artwork
Really, what a shallow read of an inconsequential non-story. The only way that “they” could “cancel you one day” is if “they” own a copyright on you. This is a case of the books’ copyright owner deciding to no longer publish SIX titles out of the entire Seuss library! George Soros and the Deep State DID NOT cancel Dr. Seuss. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer DID NOT cancel Dr Seuss. No, it was a private company which made a private decision. And Dr. Seuss lives on. Honestly, Mike, do you bother to do even five minutes’ research before you draw a technically competent but vapid cartoon that attempts to create yet another cultural wedge? Who pays you for this thoughtless crap?
It’s true, it’s true. One day the Dr. Seuss Enterprises decides to stop publishing some of their books; next thing you know they are taking away your freedom of speech.
Having a wonderful skill doesn’t make you a wonderful person. Though I do think that Geisel was, for the most part, better than the culture he grew up, and thrived, in.
PS: Have you never uttered something that still haunts your regrets? You’re a luckier person than most of us. Now imagine if that thing had been put into print and already seen by millions… Which does bring us to the question of “Is it only Geisel’s fault that these bigoted things saw print?”
It was the company not dems who pulled the books. Republicons are mentally ill lying blame casters.
Although the only ones cancelling the Dr. Seuss books is the publisher of Dr. Seuss books. I guess Republicans now believe companies can’t make decisions about their own products? So they are attacking the company. And let’s not even talk about all the politicians Republicans have canceled (censured) for speaking out against Trump. Liz Cheney, Ben Sasse, Adam Kinzinger….
One is reminded of that one about when they came for me, no one said anything because there was no one left.
The government did not do this – stupid. The estate of Dr Seuss stopped publishing a few books on their own. Do you want to take away their right?
Ramirez, yet again, twists Random House Children Books’ prudent and self-serving business decision to discontinue publication of six Dr. Seuss titles into grotesquely exaggerated political censorship.
The fact is, many people have complained about offensive terminology in six children’s books authored by Theodor Seuss Geisel who used the pseudonym “Dr. Seuss,” Geisel’s middle name. Random House wisely chose to eliminate those six Seuss titles from their list lest ALL their Dr. Seuss books be boycotted.
The furor arose because of offensive so-called racist imagery, e.g., anti-black, anti-Japanese, & stereotypical Asians.
For those who don’t speak German, “Seuss” is a lengthening of the German word “süß,” which means “sweet” in English; however, my guess is that “Seuss” is a family name, probably his mother’s maiden name. Perhaps it’s superfluous to point out that the Seuss terminology complained of is NOT sweet.
The books are not banned. They’re still in many libraries, they’re available at garage sales, on eBay, on Craigslist, at used book stores, and on and on and on. No government has banned any of the book or organized book burnings of the books.
In other words, don’t let Ramirez’s deliberately misleading cartoon mislead you. Instead, understand that, in our capitalist economy, we vote with our purchases. That is our power. If we don’t like something, we don’t buy it. It’s not a perfect mechanism, but it can be effective.
The threat of a boycott brings about decisions, like Random House’s, to cut their losses and to comply with the public’s wishes. On the flip side, responsible citizens appreciate that their economic power can effectively improve our society.
Ramirez’s cartoon implies his opposition to rational, sane citizens expressing their sense of decency in the marketplace. Ramirez simply shills for irrational, greedy wackos.
Very well stated toon!
Excellent ‘toon, Mike, one of your best.
Ted Geisel didn’t have a racist or prejudiced bone in his body. If he was bigoted against any group it was Republicans as evidenced by his political ‘toons during WWII. He was a lifelong progressive Democrat and his left wing critics here are proof of how the left will eat their own for political points. Hey, Ted’s dead, toss him under the bus.
Ramirez lies! The government — aka “Uncle Sam” — had nothing to do with this.
No one that is against the Seuss decision is willing to show you the images that are banned.
May 31, 2016
May 24, 2016