Author Topic: Pippi Longstockings meets Farenheit 451  (Read 55 times)

Offline pr126 (OP)

Pippi Longstockings meets Farenheit 451
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:27:56 AM »
That WAYCIST Pippi Longstocking!
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In Sweden, children’s books featuring the beloved fictional character Pippi Longstocking are facing the same fate that befell Tintin some years ago in France. Those that have not yet been bowdlerized to bring them up to 21st-century PC standards are in the process of being removed from the shelf and recycled.

As this process becomes more and more advanced, all the published works available to children — those few who actually read books — will be filled with nothing but the cant of the Cultural Marxists who now dominate Western society.

No more Huckleberry Finn. No more “Amos ’n’ Andy” from Netflix. No more statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The Triumph of the Multicultural Will is nearing its utopian realization.



    Sweden — Botkyrka municipality acknowledges: We have thrown out Astrid Lindgren’s “racist” books

    Published July 11, 2017 at 14.42

    The journalist Janne Josefsson accuses Botkyrka municipality’s library of burning Astrid Lindgren’s earlier books for leftist ideological reasons. Now the municipality acknowledges that the books are being recycled because they contain “racism”, as written in a press release.

    In “Summer in P1”, the journalist Janne Josefsson claimed that the municipality of Botkyrka is burning older editions of Pippi in the South Seas.

    “When you burn books for ideological reasons, there’s something in me that says, ‘Wait a bit, do we really want these to disappear. Shouldn’t a few remain so that I can tell my child that what the views were at the time?’” says Josefsson to Expressen.

    Now the municipality’s library admits that they have thrown the books away for recycling. This is because the books contain “racist” expressions.

    “The libraries in the municipality of Botkyrka have culled editions of Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi in the South Seas where there are obsolete expressions that can be perceived as racist, but Botkyrka Library have also bought the publisher’s new edition of the book from 2015 where the obsolete expressions have been replaced by more contemporary expressions,” the municipality writes in its press release.

    “The culled specimens of Pippi in the South Seas have been discarded and handled according to the same routines as all other obsolete books,” they continue, and point out that discarded books are handled according to “regular recycling and waste management procedures”.

    But Janne Josefsson does not buy that excuse. He tells Expressen that the difference is that Botkyrka discards the books for ideological reasons and because of an “intercultural policy”. According to Josefsson, the municipality is only trying to camouflage its behavior. He believes that the books should have remained and that the library could have discussed the books if they find the content so terrible.

Any of the long time members remember a poster who serialized on this forum the Pippi Longstocking books?

Apparently it is no longer politically correct.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 09:31:08 AM by pr126 »
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Online Shiranu

Re: Pippi Longstockings meets Farenheit 451
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 10:03:19 AM »
Same "source" as the library burning that never happened... or at least, zero photos, zero local reports, zero professional reporters...

Hmmmm...
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Re: Pippi Longstockings meets Farenheit 451
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 01:03:56 PM »
I kept forgetting to check the OP before I click on a thread.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Pippi Longstockings meets Farenheit 451
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 01:16:07 PM »
It is a fact that PC folks are ashamed of their ancestors.  The proper response is Terminator ... send a time traveler back in time, to prevent their parents from mating, and then they don't have to be ashamed of their parents or more distant ancestors.  PC virtue signaling solved.
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Online Shiranu

Re: Pippi Longstockings meets Farenheit 451
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 05:56:51 PM »
I hate dredging this bullshit up, but I know there are people here who will see it and nod their head and believe it's true and shake their fists and... fuck, I wish people could spend 10 seconds fact checking shit like this and save me the effort.

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    “The libraries in the municipality of Botkyrka have culled editions of Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi in the South Seas where there are obsolete expressions that can be perceived as racist, but Botkyrka Library have also bought the publisher’s new edition of the book from 2015 where the obsolete expressions have been replaced by more contemporary expressions,” the municipality writes in its press release.

The only source of this comes from GoV link. If you look up the libraries in Botkyrka, you literally find only two references (GoV and a random blog) claiming this to be true. No links are provided in the article, no links can be found on the internet... this is a complete and utter lie. Even Swedish rags don't tell that story; the closest is that it might be true that they are getting rid of the book, but that the libraries (and this goes globally) HAVE to get rid of older editions of books because they do not have a magically infinite amount of space to keep every single copy of every single book published in their country.

Looking up Janne Josefsson, he has received Journalism awards earlier in his career for solid investigative journalism, but has been heavily criticized for being extremely biased in what information he then chooses to release. So you have a journalist who doesn't do his job anymore and a site making bold claims with zero links and zero hits found on google to confirm it. If that doesn't raise 20-or-so red flags, you might want to reevaluate your biases.
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." - Mahatma Gandi