Arrogant School Librarian Too Good for Melania Trump’s Donation
So you’re the librarian at an elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a card-carrying member of “The Resistance.” Suddenly, one day, a shipment of books arrives on your doorstep. Look at this: You’ve been selected by the White House to receive a donation of 10 Dr. Seuss books as part of National Read a Book Day. Your school, out of all the schools in your state, was chosen to receive this special gift from First Lady Melania Trump.
So…what do you do? You’re in a quandary. You could accept the books with a polite “Thank you,” but that would go against every bone in your leftist, RESIST TRUMP body. Sure, it would be the normal, human thing to do, but you turned your back on those ways when you marched in the street with a pussy-hat, didn’t you? No, no, this is too grand an opportunity to pass up. Forget about the students. Forget about professionalism. You’re going to use this moment as a chance to show off your liberal snobbery, turn your nose up at the gifts, and teach the Trumps a thing or two about the real world.
We can only speculate on the motivations of Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro (or whether she has, actually, ever worn a “pussyhat”), but we suspect we’re not far off the mark. Soeiro embarrassed herself and her school this week when she refused to accept the donation from Trump, instead writing a pathetic blog post where she explained how dreadfully WRONG it was for the First Lady to send THESE books to HER school.
“My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science. Multiple studies show that schools with professionally staffed libraries improve student performance,” wrote Soeiro in a needlessly self-aggrandizing explanation.
Besides blowing smoke up her own behind, Soerio also had some choice words for Dr. Seuss, who has apparently been deemed “problematic” by left-wing academics.
“You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature. As First Lady of the United States, you have an incredible platform with world-class resources at your fingertips,” she wrote. Seuss’s drawings are “steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes,” she insisted.
Gee, a simple “No Thanks” would have sufficed.
But of course this isn’t about refusing the books, and we doubt seriously if it’s really about Dr. Seuss. This is about one lonely liberal librarian who saw a chance at the spotlight and lunged for it, absolutely clueless about how she would look to the average American. Or, maybe we’re wrong about that. Maybe she’s just fine being scorned by the “average American.” Probably she is. She probably harbors quite a lot of elitist disdain for the “average American” and their “cliché” Dr. Seuss books.
In a year that’s been filled to the brim with some of the saddest, most pathetic displays of liberal “resistance” we’ve ever seen, this one might top them all. Suffice to say, when your worldview puts you against Dr. Seuss…you took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.