What’s News

While down in the the west (see yesterday’s post) I bundled up a whole bunch of stuff I wanted to deal with on this blog. Maybe I’ll get to some of it and maybe I won’t in the days ahead, but it won’t be today. Because an article published on Berlingske yesterday demands my attention…

Use Mascara!

It was a refreshing three weeks of vacation. I’m tanned, rested, and ready for whatever the rest of this year wants to throw at us. (If the rest of the year is listening, that was not intended as a challenge.) We spent two weeks down in the Algarve, sunning ourselves in the Portuguese sun and…

Forgiveness & Responsibility

NOTE: AmerikanskeTilstande will be on vacation for the rest of July. Posts will be published, but on a much more sporadic basis. I always said there’d be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done. Actually that was Kenny Rogers. What I said (and wrote) repeatedly was that whenever we reached the end of the…

Meaning-Promoting Purposes

Yesterday’s post was all about the narrative—specifically, the leftist-controlled American narrative that drives so much establishment media coverage and big tech censorship. (Note that not long after I posted that, Facebook lifted its ban on posts speculating about a possible lab origin of the virus. Thoughtcrime abolished! As I foretold you: it will eventually be…

Narrative Infallibility

Conventional wisdom tells us that control of “the narrative” is everything these days. And I mean everything. To control the narrative, we’re told, is to control the direction of our culture. Here in Denmark, there in America, and everywhere else besides: to frame the terms of debate is to win. Perception is reality. Maybe, maybe…

Hope Springs Up

A couple of news stories and a single personal anecdote, taken together, suggest to me that something like actual life may be returning to Denmark. It may take our politicians a while to catch up, but they’re always a lagging indicator. First, from Berlingske: Lundgren withdraws from the media: The crisis is overBerlingske.dk, May 2…

The Fat Question

Have you been listening to the American CDC or the Danish Sundhedsstyrelsen? Do you trust them? Do you consider them credible? I can’t answer those questions for you, but here’s something the American CDC is saying: Obesity is a common, serious, and costly chronic disease. Having obesity puts people at risk for many other serious…

Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends

“Imagine a mask strapped to a human face. Forever.” Berlingske reports today that Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was asked at a party leader debate on Tuesday if she really couldn’t guarantee that all restrictions would be lifted once all Danes had been vaccinated: No one can. Because we don’t know what kind of world we’re…

Submission

I was walking Dog down by the lake yesterday when I crossed paths with a couple of teenaged boys. They’d been walking towards me but had stopped at a sign that had been up so long I’d stopped seeing it. They were looking it over and talking about it as Dog and I strolled by…

Waitin’ for Some Splainin’

Denmark’s Health Minister Magnus Heunicke has some splainin’ to do… but I’m not holding my breath for his ‘splanation. As I mentioned in a post last week, the Minister pushed the Folketing’s Epidemic Committee to approve his call for mandatory virus testing of the residents of Vollsmose, an immigrant-majority community beleaguered by a spike in…