Folk Song Army
A few days late, but I was moved by this event. Murderous Pam Geller hero Anders Behring Breivik has gone on record as hating a children’s song that celebrates multi-cultural tolerance and mutual good will, taking the suggestion that getting along with each other as clear evidence of the Communist plot to upend society or some such.
Once this view became known, Norwegians responded thusly:
I know, as those of you familiar with the work this post title references, that it takes a lot more than singing to overcome the many evils that attend the ideal of a civil society. But it never hurts — and often helps — to perform acts to remind ourselves and the enemies of civil society that we are here, and we are not alone. The Norwegians kicked ass here, in my humble opinion.
(Oh — and yes, I’ve noticed (as no one else has, or should) that I’ve been even more conspicuous by my absence here the last few weeks. My day job still owns me more or less totally, and some family and fortunately minor health stuff have consumed all the free mental space left over. But I’m not dead yet, and hope to rejoin the conversation in fits and starts as we engage the merry month of May. Cheers all!)