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Monday, October 19, 2015

Paul Krugman, "Something Not Rotten in Denmark": How About "Fetid"?

Do you recall how Bernie Sanders extolled the virtues of Denmark during the Democratic presidential debate? Well, in his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Something Not Rotten in Denmark," Paul Krugman says of this Scandinavian state (my emphasis in red):

"Denmark maintains a welfare state — a set of government programs designed to provide economic security — that is beyond the wildest dreams of American liberals. Denmark provides universal health care; college education is free, and students receive a stipend; day care is heavily subsidized.

. . . .

Describe these policies to any American conservative, and he would predict ruin. Surely those generous benefits must destroy the incentive to work, while those high taxes drive job creators into hiding or exile.

Strange to say, however, Denmark doesn’t look like a set from 'Mad Max.'"

Fascinating! But now consider a 2012 Gatestone Institute article entitled "Converting Denmark into a Muslim Country" by Soeren Kern, which describes suburbs of Danish cities which are effectively being ruled by Muslim gangs, an attack on a Danish courthouse by Muslims wearing masks and bullet-proof vests, and an attempt by a Muslim street gang to kidnap a wounded rival gang member from a hospital.

Also have a look at a February 19, 2015 New York Times article entitled "After Attacks, Denmark Hesitates to Blame Islam" by Andrew Higgins, which tells us:

"Arrested for stabbing a 19-year-old passenger on a commuter train in November 2013, Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein blamed the effects of hashish for his brutal, random and nearly fatal attack, telling a court last December that he had been gripped by wild fear and thought his victim wanted to hurt him.

Last weekend, just two weeks after his release from prison for the knife attack, Mr. Hussein went on another violent rampage, killing two strangers and wounding five police officers. But this time he was gripped not by drugs, but by a fanatical strand of Islam whose mission, according to a message he posted on Facebook shortly before the attacks, 'is to destroy you.'

. . . .

That so many young Muslims feel angry at and alienated from a country that offers their families some of the world’s most generous welfare benefits has left many Danes flummoxed and angry."

Not akin to a set from "Mad Max"? Sorry, Paul, I beg to differ.

1 comment:


    Joel Kotkin connects the dots: "environmentalism arguably has become the leading ideological influence in both California government and within the Obama administration...."

    and those dots include “dedevelopment,”

    Explains why the Obama-Democratic Party has climate change as their #1 priority. They really do want billions to die, McKibben's 'deep ecology' in action.

    Explains so many of the O-Dems currently changing any topic back to climate change and income inequality, and 90% of the words said during the recent O-Dems + Webb debate.

    Perhaps someone can convince the O-Dems that only Israel has the technology to reverse CO2 emissions.
    Oops, that would mean they might mention Israel in the next O-Dem debate.

    the NYT will continue to be the O-Dem's Pravda.

    As for Krugman? Even Vermont failed to become Denmark, and they really did try...

    whataworld whataworld I'm melllttting...