Friday, October 26, 2007

Will Denmark save Europe from itself?

With a supine British prime minister colluding with the Empire-obsessed Teutons and Franks, it appears that the United Kingdom has abdicated her historic role of maintaining the balance of power in Europe. It is, however, unsurprising that her succedaneum should originate in the Scandinavian regions, and even less surprising is it that the mantle has fallen upon Denmark.

This greater part of the Jutland peninsula has a plucky recent history. The Danes had the courage to reject the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, and the nation has recently faced the global burning of its flag and the torching of its embassies in response to the Jyllands-Posten cartoons of Mohammed.

Its collective response has been magnificent. There is nothing presently rotten in the state of Denmark; indeed, she defends her liberties with greater zeal than just about all the nations of Europe combined, with the possible exception of Switzerland.

Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has committed his country to resist any moves by the EU to curtail the freedom to criticise religion. He has objected to a recent UN resolution which protects Islam, insisting that ‘people should be able to criticise any religion’. He has also made offers to protect Dutch campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who has been abandoned by the Dutch authorities and now lives in hiding, the victim of a fatwa for collaborating on Theo van Gogh’s documentary about the treatment of women in Islam.

In a rebuke to the Netherlands, Mr Rasmussen describes Ms Ali as ‘a symbol of free speech’ who ‘has the right to speak out clearly and enjoy her safety’. And in a challenge to the EU he further asserts: ‘Human rights cannot be dismissed as the internal affairs of any one country’. Especially if that country is a fascist one called Europe.

But his challenge to the EU Empire does not stop there. He also calls for an end to the CAP, an end to EU protectionism, an end to EU navel-gazing, and for the establishment of a free-trade agreement with the US and Canada, and the participation of the EU in a fully-liberal global market. Cranmer eagerly awaits news of a Danish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

It used to fall to the United Kingdom to confront the Continental European oligarchs who subjugated the liberties of the people and exercised supreme tyrannical powers of state and government. But Denmark, with Britain and Switzerland, has a Protestant heritage, and is consequently more democratic and open, with less tolerance of centralised control.

With Switzerland wisely out of the EU, and Britain unwisely and seemingly content to assume vassal status, cry ‘God for Rasmussen, Denmark, and St Canute!’


Anonymous bob said...

I don't think the Danes are having a referendum, or at least haven't committed to having one yet. Ireland is the only country that's committed to having one, not that it will make much difference here.

26 October 2007 at 09:24  
Blogger AethelBald, King of Wessex said...

moves by the EU to curtail the freedom to criticise religion

Got a cite on that, Your Grace? A clue will do. I can Google.

26 October 2007 at 09:43  
Blogger Cranmer said...

King Aethelbald,

The agenda is implicit in the desire to 'redefine' religion in accordance with its own commitment to enlightenment secularism.

But perhaps His Grace should have talked of the curtailing of the freedom to criticise Islam...

26 October 2007 at 10:13  
Blogger Croydonian said...

Ms Ali turned down the offer from the all together splendid Danes a few weeks ago.

26 October 2007 at 11:35  
Blogger Stig said...

But Ms Ali was grateful for our offer and promised to visit Denmark first of all when she is back in USA

26 October 2007 at 14:29  
Blogger dizzyfatplonka said...

They are in the thick of it at the moment check it out

26 October 2007 at 15:55  
Blogger the doctor said...

Your Grace ; one of the best posts on the blogsphere for quite a while .I have always enjoyed holidaying in Denmark , possible something to do with the nice people and excellent beer .

26 October 2007 at 15:56  
Blogger Homophobic said...

AYE! Catholicism is barbarism!

26 October 2007 at 18:58  
Blogger SACKERSON said...

I read that Switzerland is under pressure from immigration from within the EU, which surrounds it:

26 October 2007 at 20:37  
Blogger Prodicus said...

At the Referendum Rally in London this afternoon, a Danish MP whose name escaped me said that a sufficient number of Danish MPs have now signed a motion in the Danish Parliament to force a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty under Danish constitutional law.

27 October 2007 at 17:36  
Blogger john b said...

You know that Ali still has 24/7 police protection whenever she's in the Netherlands, right? The Dutch government has merely refused to pay for this protection *while she's living in the US*, which seems fair enough...

28 October 2007 at 16:02  
Anonymous USpace said...

Good for Denmark! The Islamofascists are the racist ones. They are against the Christian Race, and the Jewish Race and the Buddhist race and the Atheist race and the...

draw not Muhammad -
Islamic law can only
apply to Muslims...

Muslims not bound by Buddhist
Christian or Jewish doctrine

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
you have NO rights

to hate religions
that demand to convert you

absurd thought -
God of the Universe calls
for sick ideologies

that deny human rights
KILL adulterers and gays

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't learn about jihad

wanting to know or teach it
is RACIST say the WACKOS


5 November 2007 at 02:22  

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