Monday, January 30, 2006

Buy Danish!

On Friday, Little Green Footballs highlighted another step in the continuing effort of some countries to make Denmark get on her knees and beg forgiveness because a private newpaper, the Jyllands-Posten, published cartoons depicting Mohammed (the prophet, not any of the multitude of other ones).

Many Muslim countries have protested diplomatically and with responses unsatisfactory, several have begun recalling their ambassadors to Denmark. Protest have occurred in those same countries and other. Imams have excoriated Danish government in sermons for not controlling their press and incited threats against the publishers of the Jyllands-Posten.

There's a boycott of Danish consumer goods growing, also, and LGF's post notes a Saudi grocery business has declared he will not sell Danish goods or do business with companies that do.

Well, commenters to the post busily discussed what Danish products could be bought after an initial suggestion to stock up on Danish butter cookies.

This wasn't the first instance of blog support of the "Buy Danish!" meme. It appears this idea had it's inception at a 2 January JihadWatch post on a Copenhagen Post report of the boycott, where commentors at JihadWatch suggested buying Danish products in response.

Technorati indicates this idea was formalized two days later with a Silent Running post advertising their 'Support Free Speech - Buy Danish' t-shirts as a follow-up to their post on 2 January linking to the JihadWatch post and the chorus of commenters that also sounded the call. On the Third Hand suggested the same thing that day, too, after noticing Silent Running's link to JihadWatch. Dodgeblogium concurred with the sentiments printed on the t-shirts.

The ball was rolling; LGF's prominence made it spread faster than Arla butter on a hot toast. The second wave of blogs joined in singing the refrain "Buy Danish!" Yesterday, Judith Klinghoffer added her voice with "'Buy Danish' Ask My Friends" that included this sample request:

"If you Americans look with this great sympathy on our case, couldn't you then raise a consumer support of DK in the US? The opposite of a boycott. A movement of: "Buy Danish!" Please?

You can easily eat and digest all our famous Danish cheese at your millions of breakfast-tables from Seattle to Atlanta. Then the boycott (which is escalating fast down there now) will be harmless.
And Klinghoffer diligently summarized some of the suggestions provided by the LGF commenters.

So, the meme is spreading. It's Buy Danish! (the good things) and eat Danishes (a clarification on the helpful things) and, woah, let's not go overboard (hat's off for sequeing into Beowolf) It's spreading like Arla butter on a ... (you've used that already -Ed.)

I've always loved Danish Havarti and butter cookies and Tubourg, not together, of course. It's time to broaden my horizon. I've always wanted a windmill. In the meantime, I think I'll try a Dak ham and buy Arla butter for a while.

Update: Oh and might I suggest you buy a Danish flag?

Posts in this meme:
5) The tongue of the snake is also called two
4) Bordering on the sacrilegious
3) Let them eat butter cookies
2) Preach the word ...
1) Buy Danish!


3 Creaks:

Anonymous Anonymous creaked ...

Thx for the support..:O)

2/01/2006 5:07 AM  
Blogger Friend from Texas creaked ...

I'd like to credit a friendly Dane named Lars for providing the products and links (whom I met online defending against Islamists in a Malaysian forum)

Here is a partial list of Danish products (not all may
be available in your place of residence...the really
obvious ones are at the bottom of the list):

NOTE: Almost all dairy items (main export) are exported by ARLA FOODS
or an ARLA FOODS local subsidiary...will be listed in
the product description.

1. Butter
-YORKSHIRE BUTTER
-ANCHOR
-LURPAK

2. Milk/Cream
-CRAVENDALE PURFILTRE®
-LACTOFREE
-HINT OF CRAVENDALE
-ANCHOR Real Dairy Cream

3. Cheese
-DISCOVER..
-ROSENBORG
-ANCHOR cheese

4. Beer
-CARLSBERG
-TUBORG

5. Cookies
-ROYAL DANSK BUTTER COOKIES
-KJELDSEN BUTTER COOKIES
-pretty much almost any brand of butter cookies,
really.

6. A whole range of other consumer goods (UK folks can
buy it online):

http://www.danish-deli-food.com/English/Shop/shop.asp

7. Electronic Goods:

http://www.bang-olufsen.com

Thanks in advance for supporting a free society
against those that seek to curtail freedom.

2/02/2006 4:45 AM  
Blogger Dusty creaked ...

Welcome, anon.

Thanks for the product heads-up, Friend.

2/02/2006 7:18 AM  

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