Bad News is No News

There hasn’t been much news about America in the Danish media this week, which reflects the Danish media’s conviction that when Democrats are in power, bad news is no news. Joe Biden’s job approval is down to 40% in the Quinnipiac poll (53% disapproval), 43% in Rasmussen (55% disapproval), and 44% in Economist/YouGov (49% disapproval). …

“Fortunately”

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Friday afternoon was a disaster for the Biden administration. That separates it from most Biden administration disasters in that they’re usually not acknowledged by the establishment media. On the other hand, the mere act of interpreting the events as “bad for Biden” contains a fair amount of spin…

Friday Stuff

There’s not a lot of non-Olympic coverage of America in Danish media today. Berlingske was apparently so hard up for material that they ran with a dog bites man story: Donald Trump said something mean about the disappointing performance of the American women’s soccer team, and Berlingske was on it! Later in the day they…

Bill de Blasio bars covid-negative New Yorkers from society

There are a lot of questions we ought to be considering with respect to governments coercing their citizens to inject medicine into their bodies. The questions come from every angle: legal, moral, ethical, philosophical, medical, social, spiritual, metaphysical—lots of questions, very few answers. But all those questions are quickly being mooted by facts on 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…

Safety First, and Second, and Third, …

Note: AmerikanskeTilstande took a four day weekend without advance notice. We apologize to our readers and hope you’ll both forgive the omission. Turns out that when you shut things down, fewer things happen. That was the news from TV2 on Friday, in any case: “Violence in nightlife area fell drastically with midnight closings,” the headline…

Extremes

I’ll happily allow myself to be called a free speech extremist, an individual liberty extremist, a national sovereignty extremist, and many other kinds of extremist besides. But I would never call myself, or consent to being called, a “right wing extremist” or “far right extremist,” because that would be inaccurate. Nor would I identify myself…

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…

A Whole New World

Like many other bloggers, I don’t always have something useful, funny, or interesting to say. Unlike many other bloggers, however, when I find myself with nothing useful, funny, or interesting to say, I remain silent. It’s a healthy practice, and one that I wish more bloggers observed, but it’s not very helpful for a little…

China Syndrome

There appears to be unanimity among the western nations that China is doing dastardly things to its Uighur population, even if there’s no agreement at all on how to spell Uighur. For example, in early March a panel of 50 “experts” (sorry, experts, but you’ve earned those scare quotes) determined that the Chinese government “bears…