These Dr. Seuss Cartoons From the 1940s Are a Reminder of What Happens When You Put 'America First'

American author and illustrator Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904 - 1991) sits at his drafting table in his home office with a copy of his book, 'The Cat in the Hat', La Jolla, California, April 25, 1957.  (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)

These Dr. Seuss Cartoons From the 1940s Are a Reminder of What Happens When You Put 'America First'

"This could have been drawn today."

Published January 31, 2017

  1. Recently, cartoons by Dr. Seuss published during World War II have been making their way around Twitter

    During the height of World War II, Dr. Seuss drew political cartoons that criticized Hitler and Mussolini, as well as U.S. isolationists.

  2. Many have retweeted one 1941 image which portrays America’s failure to help Jews fleeing Nazi Germany as a comparison to Donald Trump’s refugee ban
  3. Additionally, the cartoons eerily capture much of the sentiment surrounding Trump's series of unprecedented orders
  4. Donald Trump's 'America First' slogan was portrayed by Dr. Seuss as a selfish agenda which enables fascism
  5. Since the beginning of Trump's candidacy, many have feared that he wants to repeat a dangerous and monstrous history
  6. Many American protesters feel that the immigration and refugee bans do not uphold true American values – which Dr. Seuss illustrated
  7. The drawings, which could have been drawn today, importantly reveal that an 'America First' mindset can only tear at the fabric of our country

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Gene Lester/Getty Images)

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