Joanne Mattern, a Scholastic children’s book author, wrote a children’s book on President Trump aimed at first and second graders between the ages of six and seven. Predictably, liberal parents, authors and teachers called it “dangerous” and said that Trump should be described as a “rapist,” “Nazi,” and “wife-beater.” The book was also labeled as “pro-Trump propaganda” by the uber-Left group Think Progress.
Never mind that none of the above terms are true, or that 6-7 year olds should know what they mean, but I digress.
The children’s biography, according to a book review from Social Justice Books, a part of the Leftist group Teaching for Change, “ignores acts of resistance, and, crucially, excludes any reference to the words and deeds of racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and misogyny that have defined Trump’s campaign and presidency.”
One Leftist author, Shailkia Patel, tweeted:
Classy, introducing words like that to children.
Another writer, Katrina Emmel, threatened a boycott:
Apparently, in Emmel’s world, virtue-signaling against one book she disagrees with is worth children not reading at all.
There is also a campaign called "Step Up Scholastic," which is militantly fighting the book and all Trump children's biographies, urging Scholastic to pull the books and to “publish and distribute books that reflect and affirm the identity, history, and lives of ALL children in our schools.”
In other words, what we Leftists agree with, whether it is true or not.
However, Mattern, in an interview with The New York Times last year, said that here and in her previous book about Trump, her goal was to give an unbiased view of the president with accurate context. As in, not political at all.
But this didn’t stop the Left. Because for them, life is political. In their worldview, government is god, and progressivism is their religion. They worship at the altar of the state.
Case in point is Leftist comedian Michael Ian Black’s tweet last week, which The Daily Wire's Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro reported on here.
And as such, anyone who rejects their sacred cow of Leftism, even if that person isn’t necessarily a conservative, has to be destroyed at all costs.
The Left sure has a funny way of showing its zealous preaching of “tolerance” when it comes to actually being tolerant.