Woke censors have destroyed the much-loved works of Roald Dahl.
‘Sensitivity readers’ at Puffin have painstakingly gone through his classic books removing the vivid, darkly funny writing that captivated so many of us as children, replacing it with bland, woke platitudes and outright propaganda.
If your response to this is blind rage, then congratulations, you are a healthy functioning human being.
There is something laughable about the fact that, with J.K. Rowling and now Roald Dahl, two of woke’s biggest targets are children’s authors. But then, the wokes clearly know the importance of indoctrinating the young as early as possible into their deranged and pernicious ideology.
Lenin allegedly said: “Give us the child for eight years and he will be a Bolshevik forever.” That could easily have been the motto behind this new vandalising of Roald Dahl’s oeuvre.
If you think that’s hyperbole, read some of these examples and tell me there is not evil afoot.
Some changes simply drain all character from the writing, so that Dahl’s original text:
In her right hand she carried a walking stick. She used to tell people that this was because she had warts growing on her sole of her left foot and walking was painful.
In her right hand she carried a walking stick. Not because she needed help walking.
Others are absurdly woke. One change recruits Dahl into the cause of increasing the number of women in STEM careers. The original: “Even if she is working as a cashier in a supermarket or typing letters for a businessman” becomes “Even if she is working as a top scientist or running a business”