Yorkshire Miner, who contributes and comments here at Gates of Vienna occasionally, has translated the following article about a recent incident in the culturally enriched Vollsmose district of Odense, in Denmark:
Violent accident in Vollsmose
A 19-year-old man was seriously injured after driving into a tree. Neighbors and family in the area gave the police and ambulance personnel a difficult time.
A 19-year-old man at approximately 6 o’clock rammed a tree. This happened on Asaumvej by 105 in the Odense suburb of Vollsmose.
“He simply wrapped his car round a tree, and his injuries are very serious,” said a spokesman from Fynes police, who could not give any more information about the man’s condition.
The police and the accident inspection unit were working to find out the reasons for the accident, but their presence in the area was unwanted. A crowd of people gathered.
“The atmosphere was very bad there, and they themselves will determine what must happen,” said the spokesman to Extrabladet.dk.
“Completely unheard of”
“But we will find the cause of the accident. It is completely unheard of that we cannot work in peace at the scene of the accident,” said the spokesman.
The police are therefore present in force, not only at the scene of the accident, but also at Odense University Hospital where the man was brought.
“Yes, it is the family that is making the trouble; therefore we have many policemen in place to make sure that the doctors and nurses can work in peace,” said the spokesman to Extrabladet.dk.
Yorkshire Miner includes his own observations about the situation in Vollsmose, and the larger implications for Europe and the rest of the world:
These people are acting as if they own the place, which they in fact do. A de facto Islamic state exists, if not de jure. It does not bode well for the future.
Solutions to problems like this are usually only implemented during periods of chaos, or shortly after chaos, when the solutions fade into the general background.
The problem of the Sudetenland Germans in Czechoslovakia is a good example. The solution the Czechs chose in 1948 could not have been on the agenda in 1938; the chaos of the postwar years gave them the opportunity. Whatever the Czechs thought about the arrogant German minority, I am certain it is of minor importance compared to what the Danes think of these arrogant Muslims.
If you have to choose, ethnic cleansing is better than genocide. I suspect the Danes, like the Czechs, will choose ethnic cleansing — they are not a people who hate, but they can quickly develop a feeling of profound contempt.
My own feeling is that Europe is rapidly entering a period of disintegration following the fifty-year gestation of the E.U. If the Lisbon Treaty was the birth of the bastard, then the euro crisis with Greece is the beginning of the death throes. A lot of effort for little reward.
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Historians in a hundred years’ time will most likely write about European imperial hubris, for that is what the E.U. is. What bothers me the most is not what happens in Europe, but what happens in America.
The rise of America as an imperial power during and after the Second World War is what protected Europe from complete anarchy. America stepped seamlessly into the shoes of the British Empire after the collapse of the British economy in 1947. The world was not allowed to watch the jackals devour the corpse. Instead of a free-for-all over the corpse of the British Empire, America took over its obligations to Greece and there were only a couple of short wars during the partition of India and in Palestine.
If America collapses, the consequences will not be so benign. The retreat from empire will leave Israel exposed, as well as the Middle East oil fields. Rabid dogs will fight over a bone, and what a bone!
The costs are rising exponentially: $100,000 for a Taliban corpse might eventually be too much for the Americans to pay, especially if they have to borrow from China to do it. $20,000 for a dead American in the War of Independence is what finally drove us Brits out of the U.S.A.
If America is to survive, the cost of killing your enemies has got to be brought down. I think it is about $10/head if you use atomic weapons. I am certain such sordid bookkeeping does not enter the American calculus, but whatever you do, you have to reduce costs.
America, as we were in 1945, is heavily in debt. Imperial overreach, in which your obligations far outweigh your ability to pay for them, is what brought down the British Empire. A bankrupt America would most likely mean a world war as it withdraws from its overseas obligations and bases to balance its books and pay down its debts.
Politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum, and there is no relatively benign power ready to step into a political vacuum left by a bankrupt America.
I will leave off now, as this is depressing me. We live in interesting times.