A Tyranny of the Good – Real Life, Part 7

It’s been awhile, but Kim@Uriasposten blogged about the nationally televised New Years speech from Little Mette F, the Prime Minister of Denmark. It was among other things an homage to those heroes who have been fighting against the pandemic. I’m not translating the speech; I’m only translating Kim’s comments that introduce the speech fragments.

If you don’t get out for some fresh air [so to speak], you risk losing your sense of proportion. One might, for example, think that Sofie Linde is a freedom-fighter just like those risked their lives during the Second World War. Or that buying groceries with a mask on or delaying a planned party are heroic acts that bring to mind life during WWII. Are there any grown-ups around?

Hvis man ikke kommer ud i den friske luft, så risikerer man at glemme proportionerne. Man kan eksempelvis bilde sig selv ind at Sofie Linde er en frihedskæmper på linje med folk, der satte livet på spil under 2. Verdenskrig. Eller det at handle ind med mundbind eller udskyde en planlagt fest, har noget som helst med heltedåd at gøre, endsige minder om ‘livet under Anden Verdenskrig’. Er der en voksen tilstede?

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