Thursday, January 18, 2007

Branding Denmark

The Danish government is going to give 400 mio kroners to the branding of Denmark. After the Mohammed cartoons crisis Denmark has experienced quite a lot of problems with its image abroad. For some odd reason people in the Middle East and other places with big muslim populations are not too keen on Denmark and Danish goods. And that's a problem, because then Danish exports suffer.

So what do you do?: You make a branding campaign, no matter the cost.

How stupid can you get? Why not just make a decent society that respects minorities? Then the 400 mio might have been saved. That, however, does not seem to be the recipe of the foreign office and the Danish government. By "branding the country" you can teach a whole population to think like profit-seeking capitalists, instead of making them think like decent human beings, caring for thy neighbour. The neo-liberal profit mentality is filling our lives, and the Danish government is helping it along by spending taxpayers money on this silly endeavour. They are not going to help ordinary citizens by spending money in this way. It's money right down into the pockets of the large corporations that are making bucketfuls of it already, corporate giants like Arla and Maersk, who need to repair their images, which have been spoilt by Danish racism.

Danish tax-payers: Why don't you rebel against such folly?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please take note that Mr. Duck claims that:” Why not just make a decent society that respects minorities?” not some Danes or certain groups of Danes in this society are accused of not respecting minorities but society as a whole. This is a horrible racial statement made by a bigot who sees people as a homogeneous monolith and not as individuals.

One should not discriminate on the basis of religion, nationality or gender. Shame on you, Mr. Duck.

2:26 AM  
Anonymous Cosmic Duck said...

I can see your point, but I do not agree in your opinion of what I'm doing or claiming.

"Society" in that context was a short-cut for a multitude with multifaceted subgroups.

5:01 AM  

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