Sunday, August 20, 2017



Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

As an American, and as a blogger, I can only state that what radical communists and brain dead liberals are doing to our country's memorials is a sadistic crime of cultural depravity. Erasing monuments to past history is the product of such evil minds it is almost unfathomable. One only needs to look to so-called ISIS and see what a sickness this is. Imagine blowing up and destroying several-thousand-year-old ruins of ancient civilizations in the Middle East for no other reason than they can. There is no logic here, only destruction and erasing vestiges of what once was great.

Look at the following picture and comments by one of the world's greatest sculptors:

Those are the words of the man who spent part of a lifetime creating one of the greatest monuments of all time visited by millions every year. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is operated by the National Park Service, as it rightly should be.

Mount Rushmore Illuminated at Night

However, if we were to follow the dictates and actions of culture and memorial destroyers, then not only must the statues of American General Robert E. Lee come down, but so must the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial. After all, according to these mental midgets, all of these men were "bad." And after all that falls under the hand of these ISIS wannabe's, why not tackle the greatest of all American Monuments, Mount Rushmore? Their insanity will never end.

The following is my parody. Read it, if you can stand it!


Yes, folks, Mount Rushmore’s days are numbered! With the new “Alt-Left” Isis-Mentality now shown on national TV as the law of our Land (especially after Charlottesville); to help save us from ourselves, we need to take down our biggest monument to Bigotry and Racism ever erected!

Just look at those bad hombres whose faces sneer down at us from the top of the Mount: George Washington, Father our Slavish, Racist Land, and Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the out-dated Constitution and had the nerve enough to pen the Declaration of Independence as well!

It’s all got to go! It’s time for Congress to stamp out Bigotry once and for all! Here is something all congressmen and senators can agree on: Bigotry and Racism is now dead! Within a day, they can easily pass a bill outlawing the Monument on Mount Rushmore, call in the glorious Isis artillery and use Washington’s and Jefferson’s heads for target practice! Then the Alt-Left news can stream it on all TV stations throughout the United States and around the world! What a saving grace that would be! America, now truly the land of diversity and grace!

And what should we do with the empty space? Why that should be obvious, of course! Let’s get the best Black sculptor (there are thousands of them!) to cut a new stature of a hero that we can all agree on! It will only take them a few minutes! Let’s put up a likeness of our Hero Trayvon Martin, who posthumously was awarded a doctorate degree! That way can honestly say we can truly be proud of the New America, the Land of Skittles and Purple Drank and where “books are boring”!

And who should we place over Jefferson’s tarnished image? Why that easy! Let’s all agree that Israel’s loudmouthed and bull-headed leader Nitan-yo-yo should grace the beauty of the new Mt. Rushmore! After all, the last time he waddled through Congress, the congressmen were practically licking his boots in adoration! What a wonderful accolade to have Bibi’s image up there to show our appreciation for Israel’s great border wall, their just attack on the USS Liberty, their constant begging for American money, and how important it is we continue to fund those marvelous souls we recognize as truly God’s Chosen who are always benevolent and can never do wrong!

Yes Siree, it’s time to put the pedal-to-the-medal and rid us of this greatest-of-all offensive monument to Bigotry and Slavery. This way folks, America can show the world that Blacks are best, that Israel really is God’s Chosen Haven and that we get to play second fiddle like we deserve!

It’s time: Mount Rushmore National Memorial needs to go!
 End of Parody.

It is this bloggers wish that enough angry Americans put a stop to cultural destruction at all levels. THAT is what really needs to go!

Written by
Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst
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Friday, August 11, 2017



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Sunday, July 30, 2017



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Saturday, July 22, 2017



Pippi Longstocking from a cartoon cell 

It was bound to happen. The politically correct goons (translate cultural communists and feminists) who now run the country of Sweden have started a purge of Pippi Longstocking books (pronounced Pip-ee), perhaps the most popular children's books in Sweden and in much of the world where the books have been translated and distributed. The reason? Why, they are "racist," of course!
Here is what the news-site BREITBARD says:
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.

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.

               A still from a movie about Pippi Longstocking

                 The Front Cover of one of the Pippi Books

                           Another cover from a Pippi Book
In my recently released book AN IMMIGRANT REMEMBERS, I wrote a paragraph about Pippi Longstocking, and how my parents read these books to my sister and me when we were children. I in turn have read the books to MY children. Here is what I wrote on page 81:

My mother’s reverie was interrupted by the nurse and midwife
who informed the “all clear” was given, and she could go back to her own room. There was no bombing. So, any peace plans my mother might have wanted to make were put on hold for the duration! One day, the nurse came in and asked mother if she would be a "guinea pig" for a couple of nurse candidates who were being given their final exam. Since there was not much to do except read, mother consented readily, wanting to know what she should do. "Well, we don't normally do this sort of thing in the nursery," she said, but mother could go and be cared for in there by the two candidates. "What shall I wear?" mother wanted to know. The outfit was decided upon and the details worked out. The show began the very next morning. Mother was always good at describing people. The two nurse candidates were young, beautiful and decidedly nervous; the examining nurses were stern and wore expressions of hags! Mother compared them to the characters in the "Pippi Longstocking" (Pip ee) books! If you have not read them, they are worth it! My folks read them to me when I was a little boy; I in turn read them to my kids. Basically, they are children's books written by Astrid Lindgren, a Swedish author who had enough clout to worry the Swedish prime minister when she opened her mouth in public! She knew how to successfully appeal to children by writing as they would think; the books are a riot. Pippi was a girl with bright yellow braids who was enormously strong. She could lift a horse with two hands, could easily remove two policemen from her house with her arms and carry them into the street by their belt buckles when they tried to force her to go to public school! She lived alone in a house with a small monkey and a horse which she kept in her kitchen! She had a bag of gold coins inherited from her deceased father, a sea captain and former ruler of a group of South Sea cannibals! And her two best friends were a couple of nice, normal kids, a brother and sister who lived next door. When the local old female busybodies decided she needed to go to school Pippi taught them a lesson they did not quickly forget! So, when mother compared the examining nurses to the book characters, I "got the picture!"

Author Astrid Lindgren with a copy of one of her books

This kind of stupidity reminds me of the destruction and banning of BLACK FAIRY TALES: THE ORIGINAL TALES OF UNCLE REMUS which contain almost 300 stories from the old plantation days in the American South. They are denied to generations of black youth who have missed a huge portion of their heritage for the same absurd reason that somehow the tales are "racist!" The idiocy never ends.

                        The Cover from an Uncle Remus Book

 Cartoon Character Huckleberry Hound tells 
Uncle Remus Stories to kids!

 The jacket from an Album featuring songs from WALT DISNEY'S SONG OF THE SOUTH, a popular movie of the day.

"Uncle Remus" as played by an actor in Walt Disney's  

It is time to end the war on cultures, allow people to be themselves and stop censorship of the marvelous stories from history. The people that do the censoring are really and truly the biggest bigots of all time!!

Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst