It’s that time of year again when a new reader to the blog asks me,
“If you hate it so much, why don’t you LEAVE?”
This was in response to me translating the Danish news into English and then expressing worries about starting a family with my Danish boyfriend in the comments.
I just interviewed the boyfriend about why we don’t move to the UK and he says
Because I don’t wanna. I don’t wanna! Because we met here?… Maybe we WILL move one day. But not any time soon. Anyways, my line of work makes it really hard to … being in the military makes it really difficult to relocate to another country permanently. I suppose it’s not impossible to relocate but it’s fucking hard in this line of work.
There you are, questioning-readers. (I’m sorry he swore, I am shocked that he did. I have never heard a Dane swear before as it is destroys the hyggeligt tone and prevents proper dialogue. He must have learned the word from me. Sorry, again.)
I will continue to exercise my right to freedom of speech while I am here and you can ask me different questions in future. Maybe about the substance of what I have said? Just a suggestion.
Anyway. I have decided there will be only one “If you hate it so much…” comment on my blog per year. If more commenters decide to put that to me, I will edit them into different sentences. I will change them into more original thoughts. I will re-write them and I will laugh. I will laugh until I cry and the salt dries out of my body and I have to go eat some peanuts. That is what I will do. You want to try to deny me my right of freedom of expression by implying that only Danish-Danes are allowed to criticise Denmark? Fine. Your freedom of speech to express that thought has been rescinded forthwith. Because this is MY HOUSE and you are a GUEST here.
I’m throwing this out to a competition. What should I write instead? What original thoughts can we put out into the universe to replace the mass produced silencer?
- News Translation: I feared kidnapping (adventuresandjapes.wordpress.com)