Sweden’s Libraries Destroying Pippi Longstocking Children’s Books Because of Racist Phrases

Sweden’s Libraries Destroying Pippi Longstocking Children’s Books Because of Racist Phrases

A Swedish council has admitted that local libraries have been throwing out copies of a popular children’s book because it contains racist expressions, with one local journalist even claiming the books are being burnt.

Older versions of the Pippi Langstrumpf [Pippi Longstocking] book entitled ‘Pippi in the South Seas,’ have been discarded by libraries in the Botkyrka municipality.

The Botkyrka council has denied claims by Swedish investigative journalist Janne Josefsson that libraries are specifically targeting Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Langstrumpf books, explaining that getting rid of books is a necessary process ‘in order for the space in the shelves to be sufficient.’

They stated that they get rid of books which are ‘worn out,’ ‘outdated’ or ‘have not been borrowed for a long time,’ but admitted to disposing of the Pippi Langstrumpf copies due to ‘racist’ content and replacing them with newer editions without the ‘racial’ phrases.

In a press release, they wrote: “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Botkyrka Library have also bought the publisher’s new edition of the book from 2015 where the obsolete expressions have been replaced by more contemporary expressions.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 new edition of the book has replaced the phrase ‘king of the Negroes’ or ‘Negro king’ – in reference to Pippi’s father, who Pippi and her friends find in the Canny Canny Islands after his mysterious disappearance – with ‘king of the South Seas’ or ‘South Sea king.’

The Pippi Langstrumpf series has also been condemned in the past as using ‘colonial racist stereotypes’ by a German theologian, who described one scene in ‘Pippi in the South Seas’ where black children throw themselves into the sand in front of white children.

“The culled specimens of ‘Pippi in the South Seas’ have been discarded and handled according to the same routines as all other obsolete books”, said the local authority

Janne Josefsson first raised the issue on Swedish radio, claiming that Botkyrka have been burning original versions of Lindgren’s book.

“There’s something in me that says, wait a second now, are we really going to let these things disappear? Shouldn’t they be allowed to survive so that I can tell my child that this is how they talked in those days?” he told Swedish tabloid Expressen.

Josefsson believes the eradication of the 1948 copies of the book, which focuses on the misadventures and experiences of Pippi Langstrumpf, a young girl recognizable for her red hair and pigtails, has been done for ideological reasons.

“They try to deter this [debate] by saying, we do this with all the books that go out, but here it’s for ideological reasons – it is because Botkyrka has something called intercultural policy,” he said.

When approached by Breitbart London, operations manager at Botkyrka Library, Anja Dahlstedt, was unable to confirm whether the books were being burned.

She said: “All books that are sorted at the libraries of Botkyrka are either put up for sale for everyone to buy or thrown away according to ordinary waste disposal routines.”

“I cannot answer to how our recycling company SRV handle books when it comes to recycling.

“We have six libraries in Botkyrka municipality and we have handled the book Pippi i Soderhavet [Pippi in the South Seas] in the same way in all our libraries.”

This is not the first case of a book being banned for having what is perceived as racist content.

Earlier this year a library in Stockholm refused to stock a book on immigration by economist Tino Sanandaji, claiming it ‘supported racism.’

Elsewhere, a school in Virginia in the USA banned another children’s book – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – because it included ‘racial slurs.’ The same school also banned ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ for containing racial content and profanity.

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4 thoughts on “Sweden’s Libraries Destroying Pippi Longstocking Children’s Books Because of Racist Phrases

  1. This is just another act of censorship.
    It begins with the simplest of things “TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN” of course.
    It escalates up to laws to enable to arrest for sedition – being dragged before a court where you are found guilt & sentences to an 8 months prison term – like 88 year old Ursula. Haverbeck – & only because you have questioned the OFFICIAL STORY.
    These acts are a game plan to introduce LAWS which will effectively strike fear into the hearts of the population – with the view to SILENCE them.
    It is the TOOL of every dictatorial governing body.
    The question for everyone to ask is – WHAT ARE THEY HIDING / WHAT ARE THEY WANTING TO HIDE BY SILENCING THE PEOPLE … ?

  2. Just a thought on my part:

    article titles: –
    1. *6 Case Studies That Point to a Massive Child Pedophile Ring at the Highest Levels of Power.
    2. * Busted Pedophile Ring Stirs Debate in Sweden.
    3. * Scores Held in Pedophile Investigation.
    4. * Everything We Know So Far About The Pedophile Investigations.
    5. * Max Spires – who was found dead in Poland was investigating an alleged US Army Pedophile Ring.
    6. * A look back at the Pedophile Scandals – that swallowed Britain.
    7. * Cory Feldman details horror of Hollywood Pedophile Ring.

    And the article of Pedophile Ring – children provided to DEVIANT DEGENERATES – for their sexual gratification.

    Today – like never before – global authorities are perusing with a vengeance these sick puppy’s – from the global Elite to you average Joe in the burbs.

    Please know that these sick psycho puppy’s do not want to be caught –
    Therefore they are in the act of creating –
    * CHAOS – which would explain the migrant crises throughout the EU.
    * CENSORSHIP – to silence.
    * DICTATORSHIP AND EVEN WAR TO SAVE THEIR SORRY BACKSIDES FROM CAPTURE & PROSECUTION.

    Hey – it’s just a thought – but a plausible one when you consider how high up this activity reaches.

  3. Newtons First law of Motion – states that an object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon an external force. It may be seen as a statement of inertia, that objects will remain in their state of motion unless a force acts to change that motion.

    We also call this –
    FATE
    DESTINY
    THE HAND OF GOD
    REAP WHAT YOU SOW
    IT WON’T GO YOUR WAY FOREVER OLD SON
    YOU’LL GET YOUR
    KAMA
    WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND
    YOU WON’T GET AWAY WITH THIS FOREVER
    Aren’t we so clever with language & all of the above are based on scientific knowledge.
    With every new gadget we the people of planet earth are pushed forward a pace or two – progress.

  4. we have always had stories

    they gave us books
    they gave us school
    they gave us the radio – as a kid I used to listen to Blue Hills by Gwen Meredith, & other stories & I used to sing.
    we had the pictures on Saturday afternoon – did it cost 1 shilling to get in ?
    then they gave us the IDIOT BOX – dear God what a mistake they made there – it showed you how many different personalities you had to choose from, be who so ever you want to be – in how many different styles you could live your life.
    Dictatorial nations knew – if you give them the freedom to think for themselves, they will escape your grasp.
    Oops & out into the bad world we bolted – & come what may – there’s no going back now.

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