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Yertle the Turtle by Dr Seuss
Dr. Seuss's Tribute to the 99 Percent: Yertle the Turtle
was written by Dr. Seuss in 1958. But this this tale of oligarchy is certainly no old-fashioned story! Sadly it is still very relevant today. The tale is of a megalomaniac who would happily stand on the backs of all others to build up their kingdom. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Since it is Dr. Seuss, the King is literally standing on the backs of those below him. Of course the King comes to a terrible end - and justice for the 99 percent of the turtles is restored by the end of the book.
The photo below is a Creative Commons photo from a Dr. Seuss political cartoon. Published in 1942 - this is example of the political cartooning that he developed prior to publishing children's books. Here the structure of the turtles is reversed; but I believe this is showing an inkling of Dr. Seuss's idea for this book. And the picture demonstrates that Dr. Seuss absolutely knew that any country could not be run with a power imbalance.
Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Turtle
One of my favorite kid's books.
Yertle the Turtle - Dr. Seuss Children's Story with a Message for Adults
Here is the story of the megalomaniac Yertle the Turtle, as well as two other stories from Dr. Seuss: "Gertrude McFuzz," and "The Big Brag."
Yertle the Turtle is one of Dr. Seuss's books that is often overlooked but it doesn't need to be. In his funny, unique way Dr. Seuss takes on some pretty heavy political content in ways that make this a must have for any library of a thinking child.
And look at Amazon's economical price - almost everyone can afford this great book!
Silly Yertle in a nice, cuddly plush toy. Even though the real Yertle can be a pill, this Yertle is a sweetheart.
Yertle the Turtle in Spanish. Children do best when they are started off with multiple languages when they are young.
Who Are the Ninety-Nine Percent? - I am part and My Bet is that You are
Economic Inequity will Lead to Unrest
The discrepancy between the very rich in the United States and the very poor has been rapidly expanding and the middle class has been shrinking.
Many were furious that the banks were bailed out - only to freeze lending to common people but give bonuses to their officials.
Too much inequity led to the Occupy movement - and will only lead to more unrest.
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