A review of Snowflake Buddies: ABC Leftism for Kids (Shotwell, 2018) by Lewis Liberman

It is said that the one thing Satan cannot stand is mockery. The primal sin is pride, and a swollen ego can handle intellectual assaults; what evil cannot handle is someone making fun of it.

Contemporary Leftism is an evil system, for it prides itself in transcending natural human limitations by force of will. Human nature is denied, and human nature is considered by Leftists to be infinitely malleable. Over time, this ideology pushes Leftism into more and more absurd positions, to the point that the only proper response is mockery.

Lewis Liberman, in his hilarious “children’s book,” Snowflake Buddies, succeeds through an “ABC” exercise for “kids,” cartoons, word games, and other clever illustrations to make contemporary Leftism look as silly as it is. He does not leave those who condemn the South out of his humor either; there is plenty for traditional Southerners to admire in this book.

On the first page is an “endorsement,” complete with a seal, of “The Society of the Golden Pacifier: A Leftist Fraternity of Intolerant Crybabies,” complete with a cartoon of a pacifier in the center. Anyone who has dealt with the current crop of radical Leftists recognizes both the humor–and accuracy–in this image. This is followed by an “ABC” exercise in which each letter of the alphabet stands for a certain kind of Leftist. Although the quality and flow of the rhymes varies, the result is hilarious, especially with the accompanying cartoons. Yet there is an undercurrent of seriousness in many of the verses. Take, for example, “K is for Kara the Kindergarten Teacher,” complete with a cartoon of a teacher pointing to a board with a peace and love sign followed by “2 + 2 =5” and “ABCDLBGT.” The serious look on the cartoon character’s face belies the nonsensical poison she teaches:

Kara the Kindergarten Teacher molds young minds,
with Marxist ideology she happily blinds
The public school system she devoutly defends,
and unknowingly to Hell
a generation she sends.

The point is dead serious–and true. Teaching an ideology that denies reality, denies any transcendent source of morality, denies any intrinsic limitations on human will or on human nature, communicates to children a demonic ideology that, if taken seriously, is inevitably corrupting.

The “Lincoln Lover” operates his bulldozer to smash Confederate monuments, and the cartoon figure foams at the mouth and has crazed eyes and a wicked smile while engaging in destruction. The cartoon is funny since it captures the fanaticism of those who would destroy monuments honoring the Confederate fallen.

The book also contains cut-out glasses so that one can view the world as does a Leftist. Having worked in an academic setting, I can attest to the accuracy of what Leftists emphasize. They constantly harp on racism, sexism, and bigotry while failing to perceive their own bigotry and closed-mindedness.

There are many more interesting items in the book: “The Statist 10 Commandments,” a Stalin-like figure who enjoys feeling collectivist, a maze, a word search, a page to color, a “Captain Communist” cartoon, and much more. A special treat is “The Left Edge of Insanity: A Dystopian Short Story” that originally was published by the Abbeville Institute.

I have no doubt that a Leftist who reads this book (assuming he gets through it) will be furious. I would hope it would encourage him to see the folly in his views, though given the powerful ideological pull of Leftism on many who adhere to it, that is unlikely. The hard Left deserves mockery for its silly notion that human limitations can be overcome by will, that history can be changed at will, and that history is a battle between good Leftists and evil racists, sexists, classists, etc. Traditional Southerners have always opposed neo-Puritanism and utopian accounts of society and have always recognized human limitations. I highly recommend Liberman’s book for revealing the sheer nonsensical nature of radical Leftist claims.

Michael Potts

Michael Potts, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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