Wednesday, January 17, 2007

"Death and Destruction"


It's heartrendingly sad to read a comment on the well-known Danish blogger The Belly Blower's blog on the Youth House. An anonymous reader Ole writes:

Dear Allan!

Can you explain to me why there are all these hateful comments on anything concerning the Youth House? - Coming from people obviously wishing death and destruction for young people, who are actually making few demands, and who are ready to commit themselves to their ideas..... It is beyond me - Is it because of some hyper-active internet debaters on the extreme right dominating the agenda? - or what do you think.


Ole.

That's an interesting comment. It says quite a lot about the intellectual climate in the Danish debate. A couple of years ago the Danish corporate giant A. P. Moeller group got a permission against all zoning laws to establish a huge ware-house in the very centre of a large Danish city. The Ware-house was just built. Permission was something you could get afterwards. And the A. P. Moeller group got it, even though the minister for the environment was against it! But she was quickly swept aside for more powerful lobbyists and interest groups impacting the Danish goverment. And then the media are getting outraged at these young people not obeying the law of the land. There is one law for big capital and big media, - and a completely different "law" for the young of Copenhagen!

When the issue is a place for young people it is quite different. They were even granted permission to stay in the place by the council of Copenhagen, but the city later sold the house to a right wing religious sect, which has now got a verdict to set the young out. Of course they do not go voluntarily!

The youth house was originally a meeting place for organised labour and the members of the trade unions, built for funds collected among ordinary workers. It has housed many memorable events for the Danish labour movement. Vladimir Ilich Lenin even visited the house. The name Lenin, however, gives people of power in Denmark the creeps. Some even consider him in the same category as Pol Pot. Historical consciousness is at a low level. The religious sect wants to tear down this architectural treasure and historical place in favour of .... - who knows? - probably a concrete, glass and steel "warehouse" for sloppy sentimental revivalist religion where they can exhibit their sloppy religious goods.

And the young are kicked out. Corporatist-and-house-equity Denmark has no room for young anarchists.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The name Lenin, however, gives people of power in Denmark the creeps. Some even consider him in the same category as Pol Pot."

Yeah, that’s a shame. Poor Lenin just because he founded the Gulag system and started the research into brainwashing (he ordered Pavlov to do this) so the Soviet Union could create the new Soviet man. You socialist and you’re mass murdering heroes. Come on Mr Duck, due tell about how DDR was and North Korea is misunderstood.

And regarding the lack of sympathy for the anarchist’s. I am not a spin-doctor but maybe it’s partly due to them inviteing extremists from entire Europe to come and fight, attacking the police and terrorising a religious minority thing?

Tip for the police: Real men dont aim for the feet.

“And then the media are getting outraged at these young people not obeying the law of the land.”

Oh so many lies, so little time. Go to uriasposten to se countless examples of how these violent extremists are categorized: as poor, misunderstood, creative young people.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Cosmic Duck said...

The Gulag was Stalin's idea, not Lenin's.

I'm not defending Lenin, - just pointing out that it's an interesting fact that he visited Copenhagen and stayed in that very house. That gives it a certain historical value, as Lenin is - whatever you may think of him - an important historical personality.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Gulag was Stalin's idea, not Lenin's."

Wrong, Lenin initiated the Gulag's but it was Stalin who really set the entire killing-machine in motion.

"Lejrsystemet blev startet af Lenin og massivt udvidet af Stalin."

http://www.weekendavisen.dk/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070112/SAMFUND/101120120

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Cosmic Duck said...

I've made some investigations on the net and checked on your source. It seems you're right. It is, however, only with Stalin that the camps really grow in size.

It's probably like the American Gulag, Guantanamo, that also starts small, but may grow.

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happended to the previous post? Outgunned and then you decided to hide your defeat?

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Cosmic Duck said...

Wrong guess!!

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha ha of course it isnt. Coward.

Oh heavens no, an opinion who diverge with mine. Dear me, better censure it.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Cosmic Duck said...

Wrong again. It's not censorship, but considerate care-taking.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please elaborate little friend. Please do tell why dissident's should be silenced. Why a Cosmic Duck, how about a Cosmic Chicken?

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Cosmic Duck said...

I did not want to have names that you claim are leftists hanging to dry here on this blog. That's the reason for erasing the post.

1:36 PM  

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