Brave New Denmark
- Category: Philip Jones - Writings
- Created: Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:40
- Written by Philip Jones
By Philip Jones November 2007.
Disclaimer: If you are Danish, this article might be seriously bad for your health.
Before I begin, perhaps I should tell you something about myself. I am a 49 year old British man, married to a Danish lady, and for the moment resident here in Denmark. Prior to first moving here back in 1996, I had spent 15 years as a Police Officer in London and before that 6 years in the military.
I was raised in the industrial area of South Wales and come from `working class` stock. Up until quite recently, I had been a staunch believer in the `democratic` process and a firm conservative.
My awakening began upon my relocation to this small, cold northern country. Up until then, I had `bought` into the consensus viewpoint, and although as a serving officer in London, I had been aware of all the many, and with hindsite, clearly `enforced` changes taking place in society, I had not realised that these changes were orchestrated and designed, as opposed to `evolutionary`.
I had imagined that Denmark would be little more than a smaller version of my homeland. My wife was/is not much different in views and culture from myself, and our countries share a joint history. For the first half year or so, I didn't take too much notice of my surroundings, as we were occupied with the day to day business of setting up our home and all those other mundane necessities.
It was when I was able to sit back and take note of my new environment that I was struck immediately at how different Danes were from British people. My wife had lived in the UK for some years and I soon learned that she was not typical of her country folk. The most immediate, and noticeable character trait was the habitual need many Danes have to tell other people how wonderful Denmark is, and how much better everything is compared to other places. To even the casual observer, it was plain to see that these people were deeply delusional.
Denmark is a nice and pleasant little country, at least on the surface, but no better and a degree worse than some places I have lived. It is small, with a population of around 5,000,000. Until very recently, it has been very homogeneous, (and to a great extent still is) and somewhat isolated, tucked away on the top edge of Europe. In fact, if one wished to conduct a `social experiment`, few places would be better suited, or located. Add to this the truth that Danish people are generally by nature in awe of authority, compliant and passive. One must forget the `Vikings` of yore. Most of them settled in Britain, Northern France and down the Volga.
I quickly began to question this pride in all things Danish. The food variety and quality was nothing like as good as in the UK and a degree more expensive. The public infrastructure was inadequate, and very slow. Monopoly was the name of the game in business. Little or no competition whatsoever. Danish produce and Danish produce only was generally the rule of things. The sheer cost of living was/is at least 2-3 times that of the UK, and yet everyone I met seemed very eager to enquire if I felt lucky to be living in Denmark. Then there is the much vaunted Danish Medical System. Again according to Danes `the best in the world`. But that's just the thing, it wasn't/isn't and the standards are dropping continually, whilst the costs of prescription medicine and Dental care, even on the back of this `public health service` are out of control.
As a former London Police Officer, I was often asked to give lectures at Odense University, on matters relating to crime etc. Over the next few years, I gave many of these presentations, and was shocked at how unquestioning and compliant young Danish people were/are. They appeared immune even to provocation, which I used on several occasions in order to get a response, but usually to no avail. I was also able to attend several degree classes over this period, and was appalled and shocked at the excessive levels of Marxist/Feminist views being foisted on the young people. The history of their country prior to the end of WWII appears not to be taught at all, and very few Danes seem to have any grasp of their country's past. Most of the teachers were female (of a sort), and the classes themselves were overwhelmingly populated by girls. Almost every lecture I attended was weighted heavily towards a `European` future, and very few were not heavily biased in that direction. And yet, paradoxically, the `Denmark is the best country in the world, with the best education system, best medical system, best social system, best economy, `ad nauseum` was also a constant theme. This is the same message transmitted through every media outlet, and Danes take love of flag to a new height, even decorating Xmas trees and birthday cakes with that national banner. This apparent contradiction, caused me great confusion at the time, but no longer. Today, I understand; Subliminal symbolism!
This acceptance/compliance extended into society in general, where public complaints against the system of any kind were in very short supply, or non existent to be truthful. With every new law, or government inspired price increase or tax hike, would come the standard response "there's nothing you can do about" or in Danish, "Saadan er Danmark", which literally means, "that's how it is in Denmark".
Denmark is the country of rules. There are rules for everything here. Even the rules seem to have rules, and the people have an annoying way of interfering in each others lives to the point of self regulation. One of the world's smallest countries has one of the `biggest` governments, and `The State` is one of the biggest employers here, so people depend upon it for their livelihood.
The ID Card was introduced to Denmark back in the 1970's. Every Dane, or foreign resident here has a `personal number` and unlike the `National Insurance` number in the US or UK, it must be quoted in order to do almost everything. One cannot get a bank account, travel, do business of any kind, learn to drive, be educated etc. without it. It masquerades as a health insurance card, but has a far more all encompassing purpose. It is also backed up by a national register data base. The coming Biometric model will simply be presented and accepted as an `improvement` and or progress.
Conformity in all things is the way of life here. People dress the same, cut their hair the same, eat the same, do the same, like the same, say exactly the same phrases, in fact, modern Danish is more a language of phraseology than anything else (New speak ?). They like the same food (and will serve the same `fare` to guests every time, no matter which Danish home one visits). An evening out at most Danish households, could/can be scripted beforehand, from start to end.
Danish women and girls have with a few glorious exceptions, have become almost androgynous in appearance, and most are fiercely feminist in their views, actions and manners. Danish men are for the most part socially emasculated. Danes love their country, but will apparently not fight for it. Danes are suspicious of all things foreign, and resist all such influences, to the point where their shops have very little on the shelves, and what there is is ridiculously expensive, and yet, with all that said, they absolutely fail to recognise or attempt to resist the looming shadow of the European Superstate, still believing it to be something they can just walk away from when they have had enough.
Danes rarely smile in public, and are often very reserved to the point of being rude, and yet, a recent opinion poll carried out throughout the EU amazingly showed them to be the most content of Europe's people. It was this that really got my juices flowing. Danes had been telling me for nearly eight years that `they had it so good`. But they didn't. Not at all. They had it good like a bird in a cage has it good.
I had the feeling even back then that if I made too many comments of an unfavourable `Anti Denmark` nature, then just maybe my residency might be revoked, or I might come into contact with the `State Authorities`, (Danes are encouraged to `Spy` on each other and the more perfidious among them do so with gusto). Of course no such thing occurred, but the feeling was there. Such is the insidious nature of Danish society, which heralds `Free speech` as an inalienable right (As in the Muhammad Drawings) and yet damns that same `free Speech` to foreigners or dissenters
By the end of the 1990's, I had begun to understand the extent to which the Danish population had been completely indoctrinated. Any form of criticism was fiercely resented. Nobody ever seemed to complain about anything of an official nature. Nearly everybody I happened to know, or speak to, along with or those I saw speaking on TV seemed to believe that the Danish Government wished only good things for them. That the ever burgeoning tax burden was necessary, even a good thing. We are speaking of an income tax of on average 50% plus a sales tax of 25%. This level of taxation is across the board, and does not include tax on cars, houses and well, everything you can imagine which could be taxed is taxed and then some. And all prices on all things rise on 31st January every year, without fail. This is just understood and accepted without comment or complaint by the majority of the people. "Saadan er Danmark".
When my wife and I tried to explain that people in the UK, paid a fraction of the Danish tax burden, and still managed at least a parity in social welfare, and medical care, they wouldn't believe it. When we told them that the food in DK was of an inferior quality, with no variety and ridiculously priced. They again wouldn't hear of it. It just could not be.
We travelled to the US three times between 1996 and 2001 spending a total of fourteen weeks there and travelling some six thousand miles. Those three `trips` were milestones in my life, and I was bursting with tales of our adventures, but upon returning to DK, not one Danish friend or family member showed any interest whatsoever in our stories. It was as if we had never been away. The only people who were at all interested were our `international` contacts.
Now, I might be rambling at this point, but what I am trying to depict here is a society quite unlike anywhere else. Even by European standards, Denmark is different. If it isn't Danish or Denmark, then they cannot contemplate it at all.
I felt totally disaffected with the country, and at that time, even with no knowledge whatsoever of any `Global Conspiracy`, would say things to friends such as; " These are not people, they're like `Body Snatchers`", or "There must be something in the water here", and even "It's in the food they eat". Little did I understand how close to the truth I was.
Then I started to put the pieces together; the inertia of the youth, the conformity of it's citizens. The `blind` obedience of the populace. The apparent contentment being voiced, which was in obvious conflict with the miserable demeanour of Danish people. The narrow, insulated `bubble` view of the world around them. The conditioned state of national denial, refusing to admit even the possibility that some place else might be in some way better. And the absolute kicker; the Danish obsession with work. It is the number one conversation topic. To work is everything, and if one is not in work, then one is a member of a `trade union`, which will find some way of ensuring that one has little or no spare time to think and consider life, and what is happening all around.
In 2003, I read Sen. Pat Buchanan's book, `The Death Of The West`. This work set me on the path to discovery, and although I have moved a little beyond it, the facts and ideas expressed by the author were in many cases highly relevant to my experiences in Denmark. But the point is this; on page 77, Sen. Buchanan makes this quote,
"The perfect totalitarian state, is one where the all powerful political bosses, and their army of managers, control a population of slaves, who do not have to be coerced because they love their servitude".
This is from Aldous Huxley's nightmare novel `Brave New World`, and it is an uncannily accurate description of Danes and Denmark.
I spoke to my wife about this, and she told me that she had read the book. That in fact it was almost required reading at `Upper level` schooling. Denmark is `Brave New World`. I set about reading Hux;ley's book`, and it chilled me to see all the parallels with Danish Society.
They have introduced so much of it here. The mindless compliance and conformity, the androgyny, the totally passive and non agitative demeanour. The all pervading Social State. The Brain washing and categorising of students within the education or rather, `State indoctrination` program`. The resorting to the use of `Psycho Analysis` for any form of `anti social` behaviour, which can be nothing more than daring to publicly criticise the state, or asking awkward questions, or young males playing around in classrooms. The prescription of `happy pills` to supposedly depressed people or in other words, anyone who begins to see what it is that surrounds them. The Mass Media, State Education, State Health Service and all the other avenues of public information tell the same story incessantly. Denmark is the best country, Danes are the best at everything. All things Danish, are better than those which are non Danish. It has created a people so `dumbed down`, so afraid, so passive, so paradoxically proud yet obviously suffering from a deep seated inferiority complex. Arrogant, yet totally lacking in self confidence. Put another way, this is one `mucked up place`.
No need of `Tasers`, or heavy handed Police tactics here. Not much evidence of surveillance cameras either. If the government says inject your kids with this or that drug, Danes will do it because the government told them to. When the time comes to be micro chipped, the State will tell them it's for the best and most will do it without question.
Joseph Goebbels said, " Propaganda must be able to be understood by even the most stupid members of society. Then you can make people believe that paradise is hell, and hell is paradise".
Denmark is not a `hell` by any means, but it's on it's way there. Yesterday, another erroneous news report told Danish people than the reason the cost of food had risen so much was because of problems in Australia and Nigeria. "Well then, that's okay isn't it. We just have to suck it up, there's nothing we can do about it. The State has explained why we now pay almost double what most people are paying in the rest of Europe for food, Electricity, oil, clothing, transport, tax etc. etc. So there's nothing to worry about".
The `fools` just accept it. Nobody asks "What has Australia and Nigeria got to do with a 25% price rise in the cost of Danish Dairy Products, Bacon, Meats, Bread and the spectrum of food stuffs produced in Denmark" ? They are told it's down to a recession, or inflation, or some other (bogus) cyclical economic phenomenon. But the point is, nobody asks any questions. They are simply `content in their servitude`.
Recently, the Danish Prime Minister signed the EU Reform Treaty. Then without bursting into fits of laughter told the Danish people that there would be no referendum on this `Treaty` as it did not affect Danish sovereignty. This is clearly a `bare faced` lie, as once ratified, it will remove Denmark's ability to decide it's own economy, justice system, home affairs, defence and a whole lot more. In other words, Denmark will be a nation no more, except in the daydreams of it's prozac popping citizenry.
When I have tried to explain this to people here, they say things like "No, our Prime Minister would never do that. He would never sign such a document". Then when told he already has, I get, "Ah well, we can always withdraw later if it doesn't work out". But that's just the point, they won't be able to. Short of declaring armed resistance, and that's just not the Danish way. To a Dane, raising one's tone a little above whisper level is considered displaying anger. The `Feminazi's` here have done their job very well.
It is my opinion that the EU is running two `Test Models` side by side. Model one is the UK `1984` type, which is intended for those member states whose populations are more prone to resistance, and Model two, the `Brave New World` type, as demonstrated here in DK, for smaller, less rebellious peoples. I have probably not done this topic justice, but if I have introduced you to what is happening here, that will be my work done. Denmark, is like nowhere else, and Danes are unlike any other people, except perhaps the Swedes and Norwegians, who from what others have told me, are undergoing similar programming.
Either way, thanks for a good and entertaining read. I'm gonna go pop some prozac now
Some minutes ago I read your column "Brave New Denmark - A Model For The USA?" where a British man married to a Danisgh lady gave some opinions on Denmark. I am a Swede, living in Sweden, 65 years old and during my life I have been visiting more than 50 countries, mainly in Europe, Africa and Asia. Please add my comments to this report, because he is to 100 percent correct and it was amazing to read such an excellent analysis that only can be written by someone who has not been destroyed by our educational system during many decades in Scandinavia.
Everything he describes can be said about my country Sweden, too. Already about 1970 a brilliant British journalist named Roland Huntford wrote a book called "The New Totalitarians" in which he already then described the so called "writing on the wall" - how our country according to political long-term plans had begun its preparations for a situation where the population would be unable to control even their most private actions in their lives without regulations coming from the government. His book was translated to our language, but not many persons read it more than 30 years ago. I did and when it a couple ot years ago came out in a new printing I re-read it. And that was really interesting!! Everything that he had predicted so many years ago is now put in action in our society, and even more evil laws and regulations!! This author is a really gifted prophet, and I wish I knew how to tell him how very accurate predictions he made.
Among other things he noticed (like the man in your column) that the Swedes had for many years been ruled in a way that they not only accepted but even loved their serfdom. Nobody will ever question regulations and laws, taxes or burdens put upon them, because "our government is caring for us". And that is done by a lot of subsidies to different groups of the population, administered by tens of thousands of bureaucrats, wasting hundreds of billions of Swedish crowns down the drain every year at the same time as it ties both "donor" and "receiver" to a mutual dependance. Or as the old proverb says: "The dog does not bite the hand that is feeding him"
Scandinavia has in fact for many decades been a testing ground for all the tricks that will be used when creating the European Union. Or as the Austrian author Karl Steinhauser describes the EU in his book (German language) "EG Die Super-UdSSR von morgen" which in English will be "EU - the Super-Soviet State of tomorrow". Very bad things are prepared for us from behind the stage and unfortunately the majority of the population is acting like another proverb: There is none as blind as the one who does not want to see".
Please continue to inform the world about what we never will get from the mainstream media!!!
I meet a lot of Scandinavians daily and have been discussing issues that have been mentioned in the text. Some agree most not but they all end up saying "Men vi har det bra".
Fuck thats a nice description of my compatriots, hahaa, where did that come from :)
I love the ironi and the seriousness here all together-dont tell the danes.. Lol
Everyone here-allmost- fits that description- the work,tax,health system, det bra' er det, no fuck it aint bra' (good) its pretty fucked up ignorance to whats going on.
Lately my father in law said it wouldnt do no damage to the public to even work up to 45 hours a week for less money BIG Fucking LOL - idont get it. They are hypnotised to something unbelievable
Im so sorry for my bad language-no im not- but it makes me feel like its okay to say so anyway
just awsome reading for me as a dane who dosnt get it right ;)at least in this country
here is some nice lyrics even if you dont like the music
I know the answer for everything symdrome