In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Green Eggs and War

What do green eggs, American isolationism and Adolf Hitler all have in common? Obviously they are all subjects in Dr. Seuss' work. While Dr. Seuss was telling Americans what he saw on Mulberry street, he was also using political cartoons to not so subtly urge them to actually fight in the war instead of just watching it. Apparently this side of Dr. Seuss' career is pretty well known, but I guess I am out of the Dr. Seuss loop. Here is a sample of his work...I especially like the last one.

Have you ever wondered why everyone hated the Nazis so much, besides the fact they were intolerant killing machines? I think it is because Disney told them to. Not one to be left out of the action or miss an opportunity to make a little money, Walt Disney churned out wartime propaganda films just to make sure everyone was on the same page in hating the Nazis and supporting the war. After all, Total War means that even cartoon characters have to do their part.

Donald Duck dreams he is a Nazi

The A-list of Disney characters reminds Canada to buy war bonds

How a Nazi is made