Inspired by this news story.
I had to report to the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Center on Monday. Let me count the fun and let me count the games…in THIS (almost 20 minute!) video.
“What you have been carving is very beautiful, grandfather,” said she. “Holger Danske and the old coat of arms; it seems to me as if I have seen the face somewhere.”
Holger Danske, also known as Ogier the Dane, photo by Malene Thyssen
I mentioned Hans Christian Anderson in the essay I shared yesterday. The story of Holger Danske is a fairytale I imagine few non-Danes are familiar with. I only know of it by reading the fine anti-jihad site, The Gates of Vienna, over the years and noticing an image of the folk hero off to the side.
by Hans Christian Anderson
In Denmark there stands an old castle named Kronenburg, close by the Sound of Elsinore, where large ships, both English, Russian, and Prussian, pass by hundreds every day. And they salute the old castle with cannons, “Boom, boom,” which is as if they said, “Good-day.” And the cannons of the old castle answer “Boom,” which means “Many thanks.”
In winter no ships sail by, for the whole Sound is covered with ice as far as the Swedish coast, and has quite the appearance of a high-road. The Danish and the Swedish flags wave, and Danes and Swedes say, “Good-day,” and “Thank you” to each other, not with cannons, but with a friendly shake of the hand; and they exchange white bread and biscuits with each other, because foreign articles taste the best.
But the most beautiful sight of all is the old castle of Kronenburg, where Holger Danske sits in the deep, dark cellar, into which no one goes. He is clad in iron and steel, and rests his head on his strong arm; his long beard hangs down upon the marble table, into which it has become firmly rooted; he sleeps and dreams, but in his dreams he sees everything that happens in Denmark.
On each Christmas-eve an angel comes to him and tells him that all he has dreamed is true, and that he may go to sleep again in peace, as Denmark is not yet in any real danger; but should danger ever come, then Holger Danske will rouse himself, and the table will burst asunder as he draws out his beard. Then he will come forth in his strength, and strike a blow that shall sound in all the countries of the world.
Disarmed people have often been likened to slaves, but a new educational video from the UK’s National Police Chiefs’ Council has me thinking the weaponless are more like children. (And the rulers LIKE it that way!)
I’m also thinking the NRA has grounds for copyright infringement. Here’s my video; what do you think?
“Resistance” in German (done in the colors of the German flag). Marvel’s heroes pale in comparison to the real-life kind. My thoughts on heroism.
A short video on preparing for Liberty’s long-game.
Visit Bastion of Liberty for today’s connection to a fabulous article on the Invasion (hijra) of the EU, by prolific author, Matt Bracken.