Questionable Authorities

The good news is that Danish schoolchildren up to and including fourth grade can go back to school beginning Monday, and that Denmark is now conducting about 100,000 “quick tests” per day. The bad news is that there isn’t any such thing as good news any more. Here are two articles that were on or…

Give ’em What They Want

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, so the reign of happy sunshine and rainbows has begun. Here was taxpayer-funded DR’s lead story on their website the morning of Inauguration Day: ANALYSIS: Farewell to Trump – not to the anger and the hate, Steffen Kretz, DR.dk, January 20…

Dillermania

Stephen, Buddy! Thanks for making time for me. I know you’re crazy busy and I don’t want to waste your time, so I’ll get right to it. I’ve got the next big thing in kiddie shows. I’m serious. This isn’t a pitch, Stevie. It’s a gift. No, you know what it is? It’s a fucking…

Steffen Kretz Has Success Selling Lies about American Politics

We have a saying in English that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. It’s related to the old injunction to get the log out of your own eye before you point out the mote of dust in your neighbor’s. A Sunday article by the rabidly anti-Trump, anti-Republican Steffen Kretz, our taxpayer-funded USA…

F*ck Your Humanity

“State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters,” Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. “Coldly it tells lies too; and this lie crawls out of its mouth: ‘I, the state, am the people.’ That is a lie!” The modern democratic republics of the west were, almost without exception, baptized with horrors….

Systemic Perfection

Good News! As DR notes in the article that topped their homepage Friday morning, America’s 2020 election was the most secure ever: 2020 Election Was the Most Secure Ever, but That’s Not Stopping Trump, Malthe Sommerand, DR.dk, 13 Nov The American media have run wild with this story as well, and you can gorge yourself…

The Great Oppression

The Danish coverage of the prolonged American election has been exactly the kind of reporting I’ve come to expect. I’ve been trying to maintain a stoic calm and let the inaccuracies, misrepresentations, and idiocies wash over me—to lie back and think of (New) England. I’ve succeeded pretty well so far. But there’s one article I…

For Whom the Polls Tell

I flipped back and forth between DR and TV2 News Tuesday evening for their American election coverage until about 21:00, then got a little sleep and was watching American coverage on Fox (via internet) from about 01:30. My main takeaway from the Danish coverage was that I’ve been much too charitable on this blog. Danish…

Bracing for Democracy

Most people know the fable of the frog and scorpion. A scorpion asks a frog to carry him across the river. The frog declines. “You’d just sting me,” he explains, “and I’d die.” “Why would I sting you?” the scorpion asks. “If you die, I’ll drown.” The frog sees the logic of this. He agrees…

Gaslighting

“There is no objective truth,” say the wise men. If that’s the case, you may as well stop reading this. You may as well stop reading anything at all. Or eating, or drinking, or breathing: the idea that such things are necessary to survival is just a matter of opinion. If nothing is objectively true,…