Lars Hedegaard has written an interesting piece at Snaphanen that I think is worth translating: Hvad kommer efter demokratiet? As usual, the original is below the fold.
A couple of comments as prologue. the Prime Minister of Denmark is a woman named Mette Frederiksen. Her response to the Kung-flu in Denmark is apparently similar to that of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan.
The Frederiksen State has arrived.
A friend recently asked, “Do you think democracy will survive?”
“No”, I answered, “It will be seen as an episode in the history of man. In the context of Denmark, democracy lasted from 1849 to sometime in the 1970s and is now under a final dismantling.”
If anyone should doubt this description, they would be wise to note the reaction of Danes to the restrictions and limitations on their freedom of movement that were decreed by an all-powerful Prime Minister in conjunction with the corona-crisis. Obediently and submissively, all have yielded to the wisdom claimed by a narrow power-elite. For many weeks, the nation’s mother, Mette Frederiksen, has daily told us how to behave and for many weeks, no one has questioned this new political system that has been in fact been introduced.
No changes have been made to the Constitution, the Frederiksen State simply came into being.
As the state of emergency has now been proven and clearly accepted by the general population, we must assume that the temptation will be great to declare it in other situations.
Who would dare oppose totalitarian actions when the Earth is at risk in a few decades
The most obvious is the claimed “Climate Crisis” that the political elite and its media have promoted for many years now. A handful of observers have their doubts about the CO2-talk but they are not heard, and the scientific data on which they build their arguments is censured in the official, state-supported media. They have almost no advocates in the Folketing [parliament].
The government has already begun by regulating in detail the activities of Danes with regards to preventing the certain death that politicians and their experts predict. And who would dare to oppose totalitarian encroachments of personal freedom when day in and day out all are told that the Earth will be destroyed in a few decades if they don’t obey.
We must also assume that strong actions will be taken against the “Islam critics”, ie, people that can’t or won’t accept the wonders of a population replacement and the surrender of an increasing number of areas that have been declared to be “sharia zones”. It is assumed that portions of the population will, at some time, rebel, which will require that the powers of the state be used against them.
These are only examples. There is a wealth of material about dictatorships, and the state’s desire for power is unlimited. There are few examples in which the powerful have freely given up the power to which they have accrued.
Officially, there will still be a democracy, free elections, freedom of speech and a system of justice, and the Constitution will not be changed. But these will all hide a reality that has little to do with democracy or freedom.
The sustainable diversity democracy
It is probable that the name will be modified. Instead of “democracy”, a better system will be introduced which could be called a “climate democracy”, a “sustainable democracy”, a “diversity democracy” or something similar. No one would dare protest against it because it would mean a rejection of society and with that the status of pariah. We can see it already when people are publicly shamed for their “tone” in public debates, their xenophobia, their racism, their climate change denial, and other awful things.
For politicians, this is an ideal situation. They have already given up most of their authority and thus responsibility to the EU, and if they get rid of the rest to a “higher wisdom” that is hidden by the “deep state”, they can sleep soundly and contentedly look forward to a good salary and pension.
Democracy is classically understood to require an attentive and well-informed population and when people relax and take direction from “science”, “the law”, “international obligations”, et al, everything is lost.
We are on that path.