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To Anonymous (USA), Feb 5, 2006 at 20:34

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: Danish Hypocrites

Submitted by Frank Oddersborg (Denmark), Feb 6, 2006 at 17:23

Youre absolutely right. The picture do show how a GOVERNMENT can be intimidated. But You just left out a whole lot of facts that you surely arent aware about since your only knowledge about the history of Denmark is a footnote.

Let me have this chance to educate you a little. Up to the occupation of Denmark in the early hours of april the 9 1940 we had a Radikal-Venstre government (center-social-democrats), whos politics where not to offend anybody so Denmark didnt have to choose side nor take any responcibillity in the at that time escallating WW2. So they preatty much invited the German forces to take control over Denmark.

Later regarding the jews, Denmark was warned about what was happening throughout europe. The fast growing resistance (freedom fighters) and some danish politicans and the german comandant helped most of the jews to escape to Sweden.

In Denmark we debate everything, no one is too sacred to be debate - our own queen and her husband (a french count) Henrik was last year caused to debate in a much more humiliating way.

This is how we do things in denmark, dont tell us what is appropiate to publish. If in fact anything seems to be inapropiate to debate, that should be the reason to put it on the frontpage otherwise youre not conduction the free speach.

Im sorry that your government doesnt allow you the same freedom, though youre living "the land of the free" (and political correct).

And to all you jew-haters, im not a jew but havent you learn anything from history? you cant debate Holocaust - is a pure fact. You cant debate Hitlers intentions - the where pure evil.
But we should be able to make cartoons about it, Ill give you that much.

You cant have a selected freedom, its either total freedom (within the laws) or controlled freedom - who controlls the freedom then, and is it then freedom after all?

One last thing about Israel, if you lived in a country surrounded by enemies who would only be happy to see your dead cold body laying on the ground and your country in flames. Wouldnt you than find some friends in this mad world - so of course Israel is allied with Europe and USA.

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