If it seems incomprehensible to you that the British don’t want to be in the EU, consider what the Danes just subsidized with their membership: A high-profile formal report condemning the fifth strongest democracy in the world as a reactionary ethnocracy — and this judgment courtesy of that well-known champion of democratic values, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. (Ooooooops!)

European Parliamentarian Niels Fuglsang, who represents the ruling Social Democrats, has said that he will demand an explanation from the European Commission.   “I don’t think our taxpayer money should go to such a propaganda business for Erdogan.”

“We are so to speak paying for a report that spreads lies and propaganda about ourselves,” notes Social Democrat MEP Christel Schaldemos.

EU to Denmark: Get with the program! Marry your girls off at thirteen, stick ’em in a burqa, and shut the fuck up.

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4 Responses to “Paying for Erdogan’s Flunkies to Tell You Your Country is a Bigoted Hellhole”

  1. Ravi Narasimhan Says:

    No fan of Erdogan or his ilk but am interested in your take on publicly funded art/artists which is often very critical of governments and citizens. We also pay into the UN where not everyone says nice things.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Ravi: I’m a huge fan of subsidized art, and if Turkey or Denmark wants to pay for a punishing satire on the hypocrisy of Danes who call themselves democrats but ban burqas, bring it on. Pseudoscience for the purposes of propaganda does NOT get subsidized.

  3. theprofessor Says:

    These Danes need to STFU, gratefully accept the judgment of their masters in Brussels, and do whatever they are told. These Danish Deplorables must understand that the minions of Jean-Claude Drunker-Juncker have carefully planned the future, and, well, basically there is no future for them.

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    tp: Well actually the Danes are fighting back – and not only that, they’re defending their burqa bans and anti-ghettoization laws. So curious that Denmark’s commanding ranking among the world’s democracies remains, despite these apparently scandalous efforts to avoid the fate of the Paris banlieues.

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