A best-selling children’s book author just put his publisher on blast for this one woke betrayal

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Left-wing radicals have long sought to infiltrate positions of power within government, Hollywood, academia, corporations, and virtually every other aspect of civilization.

They’re determined to force their woke agenda on working-class Americans by any means necessary.

But now a best-selling children’s book author just put his publisher on blast for this one woke betrayal.

The Left’s war on words

While Democrats continuously push the conspiracy theory that Republicans are “burning books,” left-wing publishing companies around the world are actively taking an ax to classic works of literature.

Outside of their never-ending campaign to destroy famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling for having the audacity to believe that there are only two genders, the Left’s biggest target of late has been legendary children’s book author Roald Dahl.

The left-wing publisher of Dahl’s books – which include all-time classics like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach – made hundreds of alterations to the late author’s work in order to not offend anyone.

But while everyone has been focused on the story surrounding the whitewashing or Dahl’s books, other authors’ works are also being butchered by woke activists.

Recently, The Times of London reported that the educational publisher Scholastic had also made over one hundred alterations to bestselling author R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series.

Goosebumps was a phenomenon in the 1990s that sold more than 4 million copies at its peak popularity, making Stine the best-selling children’s book author of all-time until Rowling brought Harry Potter into the world.

In total, Stine wrote 62 different books for the series and a 2015 Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black even raked in $158 million at the box office.

The woke edits made to Goosebumps include changing “plump” to “cheerful,” removing a reference to a villain calling a victim a “slave,” removing the description of one character as looking like a “bowling ball” with “squirrel cheeks,” replacing the word “crazy” with “silly” or “stressed,” changing the color of a clown’s makeup from black to red because of “racism,”  changing “a real nut” to “a real wild one,” and changing “nutcase” to “weirdo.”

In fact, The Times even reported that Stine himself was part of Scholastic’s efforts to alter his life’s work.

A total betrayal

The idea that the author would alter his books in order to appease the left-wing outrage mob did not sit well with fans of Goosebumps.

After they expressed their outrage on social media, Stine responded and called the claim a lie and said he was not involved with the changes.

“The stories aren’t true,” Stine responded. “I’ve never changed a word in Goosebumps. Any changes were never shown to me.”

The author also proceeded to respond to other tweets, including those from media outlets, in an attempt to set the record straight by reiterating that he “never changed a word in a Goosebumps book.”

In response, The Times later acknowledged the author’s books “were changed without his knowledge.”

For their part, Scholastic issued a statement in which they completely ignored the fact that they edited an author’s work without his knowledge or consent.

“For more than 30 years, the Goosebumps series has brought millions of kids to reading through humor with just the right amount of scary,” Scholastic’s statement read. “Scholastic takes its responsibility seriously to continue bringing this classic adolescent brand to each new generation.”

“When re-issuing titles several years ago, Scholastic reviewed the text to keep the language current and avoid imagery that could negatively impact a young person’s view of themselves today, with a particular focus on mental health,” the publisher concluded.

Democrats know they can’t pass their radical agenda using the legislative process because voters are not in line with their woke nonsense.

They decided it would be far easier to infiltrate every position with even a semblance of power throughout society in order to force their woke nonsense on working-class Americans whether they like it or not.

R.L. Stine is merely the latest victim of the Left’s war on words.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.