The Nicki Manaj News Cycle

A celebrity said something silly, got called out for it by a politician, and Berlingske seemed to think that deserved a story: Fauci goes after Nicki Minaj for sharing vaccine skepticismBerlingske.dk/Ritzau/DPA, Sep 16 The headline is what Dan Rather might call “fake but accurate.” It wasn’t general skepticism Fauci was going after, but a very…

Paying the Swede-geld

Insufferable neurotic high-school dropout Greta Thunberg has popped up in another news cycle, this time for her presence on the cover of the the first edition of Vogue Scandinavia. Greta Thunberg adorns the cover of Vogue and criticizes the fashion industryBerlingske.dk (Ritzau/TT), August 9 It’s hard to determine who comes off as more ridiculous here,…

How do you solve a problem like Cuomo?

The big story in American politics right now is the release of a report from the New York Attorney General’s office concluding, among other things, “that the Governor engaged in conduct constituting sexual harassment under federal and New York State law.” That governor would of course be one Andrew Cuomo, son of former New York…

There’s Life in the Old Lie Yet

On Sunday, Berlingske published the first in a series of three interviews with Danish authors on the subject of racism in Denmark: Author Sofie Jama got shit smeared on her front door: The aggressiveracists are the most sincere in their communication Kristian Lindberg, AOK, Berlingske.dk, August 1 Sofie Jama is a Somali-born Dane who came…

1000 Words

The Post makes a pretty strong case with very few words: Given Americans’ general innumeracy, and their apparent amnesia (it was “two weeks to flatten the curve” back in March of 2020), this is probably a much more powerful bit of pro-liberty counter-propaganda than any amount of reasoned arguments. I’d humbly note, however, that asking…

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…

A Tale of Two Silences

NOTE: This post was written before Biden and Putin met in Switzerland this afternoon, but not posted until after the meeting. Also: there will be no post tomorrow, Thursday: we’ll be back on Friday. I’d like to compare some apples and oranges. Yesterday I made what some people might consider too big a deal of…

The Restoration Will Be Unsourced

More and more damning information is coming about Dr. Fauci, the Wuhan lab leak theory, and the mechanics of statecraft applied to the suppression of scientific inquiry, even from some piously leftwing outlets. The border crisis continues unabated. Mere weeks after Eastern European hackers shut down a major gas pipeline and caused gas shortages across…

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…

Arctic Rush

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Denmark was covered widely in the Danish press. TV2 had a liveblog. So did Berlingske. So did Jyllands-Posten. So did B.T. Politiken doesn’t appear to have run a liveblog, but they squeezed a headline out of a commonplace: “Blinken: It’s a true pleasure to be in Denmark.”…