‘Fracturing Fairy Tales’ (2018)

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Little Red Riding Hood–forbidden! Depicts carnivorous animals as being predators!

Among the more depressing findings of various frivolous “studies” in recent years, we have a report of parents changing fairy tales to make them more P.C.

Fracturing Fairy Tales

Don’t ask who paid for this study. It involved 2,000 parents reading fairy tales to their children. About a quarter of them changed the stories as they read them. Betcha every single one of those went to college. College makes you stupid. You start taking fairy tales literally.

But why not? What else do we get from our government, or nooze media, or our “educators”… but fairy tales? Can you say “Man-made Climate Change”?


Are You Named ‘Rumpelstiltskin’?

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[Note: I’m not feeling well today, my wife feels worse than I do, and my editor feels worse than she does. Nevertheless, we’ll try to maintain business as usual.]

Imagine writing a business letter and having to start it, “Dear Mr. Rumpelstiltskin.”

Imagine hearing a court case, The People vs. Rumpelstiltskin.

Imagine anyone named Rumpelstiltskin running for Congress.

You get the point. The name has no business outside a fairy tale. But look at my name, which winds up on book covers. It is pronounced a dozen different ways, none of them right. Dye-gon. Dooo-gin. Doo-jion. Du-gong (a marine mammal related to the manatee). At least most people can say “Rumpelstiltskin.”

I asked “Answers.com” if there’s anybody really named Rumpelstiltskin. The tantalizing answer was “At least one.” Hmm… That’s all there was to it. It raises more questions than it answers.

Rumpelstiltskin for U.S. Senate. Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Fracturing Fairy Tales

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(Thanks to Susan for the news tip)

According to a recent “study” of parents who read traditional fairy tales to their children–don’t ask me why this was studied, or who paid for it–at least one in four change the story as they read it (http://fox8.com/2018/05/15/outdated-and-offensive-poll-names-top-20-fairy-tales-parents-change-while-reading-to-kids/).

Two thousand parents took part in the study, which found that a quarter of them changed the stories to make them more politically correct and less “offensive.” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Gingerbread Man” were altered or banned for too much “violence.” And 36% of the parents disapproved of the way the Pied Piper “tricked” the children into following him…

Good grief! How utterly dense can you get? I mean, how can you be so dumb as to miss the point of a freakin’ fairy tale? Dudes, the Pied Piper isn’t offered as a role model! For those of you who still haven’t figured it out, the story is a lesson in not being so quick to make agreements that you wind up regretting, and then trying to weasel out of them, which only makes the matter so much worse, etc.

Kids have been told fairy tales for hundreds of years. Now all of a sudden the tales are harmful to them?

Sounds to me like too many of those parents went to college and picked up some really goofy habits of thought.

Rabbits With Swords–a Fantasy You Can Believe In


After all the awful fantasies I’ve read, I’ve finally found a good one: The Green Ember by S.D. Smith, a tale of rabbits with swords. It’s available on amazon.com.

OK, it’s a fairy tale. All the characters are talking animals. The rabbits have been crushed by their enemies and are trying to rebuild their world. They are kept alive by hope and faith. Their society is built around strong and loving families. For love and loyalty, they will make sacrifices.

I recommend this book without reservation. I’ll be writing a full-length review of it for The Chalcedon Foundation; and of course you can go to amazon and read the large number of five-star Customer Reviews. Meanwhile, though, I have heard from some who most emphatically do not like The Green Ember.

“Not a single f-bomb in the whole [bleep] thing!” complains the Citizen of the World Library Assn. “How are kids supposed to learn how to talk, reading [bleep] [bleep] like this?”

“Would you believe it,” cries the reviewer for Musical Feminists Inc., “one of the characters in this far-Right propaganda hate-piece actually refers to ‘having babies’! I thought I was going to be sick!”

Grumbles Fred Vermin of The Science Is Settled, So All of You Shut Up, “Not one word in it about man-made Global Warming, I mean Climate Change! I suspect this Smith guy of being a secret Climate Change Denier. He should be jailed and tortured, just in case.”

Wanda Byaduck of The Whoopee Crowd beefed, “I don’t know how you write a book for children without detailed sex scenes. I think this author is a homophobe! And probably a transphobe, too, and any other kind of phobe we can dream up between now and suppertime.”

Added Dotti Frump of the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign, “The whole thing is coded language expressing hatred for women and a pathological fear of Mrs. Clinton. It should be taken off the market!”

So, folks, enjoy this book while you can. It’s written for kids, but adults can enjoy a noble tale like this, as soon as they’ve outgrown their education.

Feminists Fricassee Cinderella


I missed this when it was fresh news last year, but it seems a new Cinderella movie rubbed feminists the wrong way ( https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/cinderella-sparks-backlash-after-returning-to-113883671942.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma ).

“Cinderella” is a fairy tale from hundreds of years ago. Today it has the potential to wreak psychic havoc on the minds of little girls, according to a “feminist psychotherapist.” Hey, after you’ve listened to some feminist music for a while, you may want to get into a bit of psychotherapy: but by all means, only feminist psychotherapy. Whatever that is. Just make sure you hop aboard before it turns back into a pumpkin.


Because nobody was right about anything until around 1990, it’s necessary to cut off the human race from its history. Only let people see and read the things feminists, “gay” activists, gender coaches, and academics think they should be able to see and read.

As we learn from modern fairy tales, such as Scholastic Books’ Spirit Animals series, the right way to present life to little girls is to show an 11-year-old super-girl beating the daylights out of grown men, or even killing them. This is much more healthy, psychologically. It will do much to prepare girls for real life.

And after a few feminist fairy tales, a few hours of feminist music, and maybe a session or two of feminist psychotherapy, the victim goes out to the movies to see 50 Shades of Grey.

There’s a lesson in that somewhere. I’m sure there is.