So, here’s Denmark. Denmark is country like any other. It has people in it, traditions and customs. Some people are lovely, some are rude and some are both.
Denmark used to be very welcoming and friendly, people tell me. It welcomed in asylum seekers and refugees but along the way became more cold and xenophobic and asked a bunch of them to leave.
As a foreigner, I am not supposed to have an opinion about this. I should keep my mouth shut or piss off. I have no vote although I pay the same tax.
Some asylum seekers were going to be sent back to Iraq, which, BY THE WAY, is still a fucking war zone. A bunch of crazy misinformation was put out there. Stuff like, well, they fly back every third weekend. And “coming over here, taking our jobs, marrying our wives”. Some fled. Some hid in a church.
The ones who fled were caught trying to move to Germany where perhaps they might get a fairer hearing but they are caught now and are being sent back to uncertain and unsafe futures.
The ones who were in the church were taken by the police. The police ignored that churches are sanctuaries. They ignored that they were not invited. They dressed up in street clothes, to better carry off their kidnapping. Some Danish kids tried to stop them. Remember the London global warming protests where people were throwing shit at the police and they freaked out and made mistakes and we all said “oh it’s hard to call, people are crazy in riot situations”? Remember that?
Well, the Danish police were up against *kids* sitting on the floor, linking arms. No shouting, no swearing, no fighting, no projectiles. Just some kids on the floor. The Danish police sprayed chemical weapons in their eyes and hit them repeatedly with blunt weapons. Then they took the refugees away.
And sixty percent of people polled said they “agreed” with the police.
Denmark, you know I love you, so you have to understand where this is coming from but you HAVE to put yourself together and get this shit sorted out. You must NOT allow your police to become a fucking brute force for politicians, you must NOT permit that children are beaten and poisoned to prove a point about immigration.
If you tolerate this, then your children will be next.