2.7.18

THINK OF DENMARK AS A CONTEMPORARY VIKING SETTLEMENT WITH BETTER FURNITURE.

If your country is an advanced tribal society, you have opportunities to make mandatory the socialization into the tribal norms that are not present in an advanced ideological society such as the United States.  Consider a New York Times story that Glenn "Insta Pundit" Reynolds picked up.
When Rokhaia Naassan gives birth in the coming days, she and her baby boy will enter a new category in the eyes of Danish law. Because she lives in a low-income immigrant neighborhood described by the government as a “ghetto,” Rokhaia will be what the Danish newspapers call a “ghetto parent” and he will be a “ghetto child.”

Starting at the age of 1, “ghetto children” must be separated from their families for at least 25 hours a week, not including nap time, for mandatory instruction in “Danish values,” including the traditions of Christmas and Easter, and Danish language. Noncompliance could result in a stoppage of welfare payments. Other Danish citizens are free to choose whether to enroll children in preschool up to the age of six.

Denmark’s government is introducing a new set of laws to regulate life in 25 low-income and heavily Muslim enclaves, saying that if families there do not willingly merge into the country’s mainstream, they should be compelled.
That seems less burdensome than having to earn your arm-ring by holding a red-hot iron rod in your bare hands, or blood-eagling an imam, trials that the natural-born sons of the jarl don't have to endure.  By all means read the article, draw your own conclusions, then consider how the natural-born daughter of the medicine-man sees things.
Anette Jacobsen, 64, a retired pharmacist’s assistant, said she so treasured Denmark’s welfare system, which had provided her four children with free education and health care, that she felt a surge of gratitude every time she paid her taxes, more than 50 percent of her yearly income. As for immigrants using the system, she said, “There is always a cat door for someone to sneak in.”

“Morally, they should be grateful to be allowed into our system, which was built over generations,” she said.
Sounds less like socialist solidarity and more like the skepticism she'd likely extend to her Finlander or Frankish in-laws.

It's making for interesting reactions.  Margaret "University Diaries" Soltan sees a "blow to cultural relativism."  Twitchy is engaging in red-baiting.  Repeat with me: advanced Viking settlement, not socialist international!

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