Let Them Eat Bacon: Denmark's Delicious Solution to Protecting its Culture from Islam...
Don't know about you, but I firmly believe bacon is proof God loves us. It's wonderful, it's delicious, it goes with everything. Ever had bacon stuffed pork chops? You haven't lived.
Well along with anti-women rape culture, Islam also bans the eating of pork. So what better way to ward off Islamic refugees than infusing pork in all menus. From The Washington Post:
Earlier this week, the city council of Randers made it mandatory for public institutions, including cafeterias in kindergartens and daycare centers, to have pork dishes on their menus. The council members said that their decision was an effort to preserve Danish identity and culture -- including pork meals which are consumed by most Danes.
On Facebook, anti-Islam politician Martin Henriksen welcomed the city council's decision. "It should be needless to say ... that it is unacceptable to ban Danish food culture, including dishes with pork," he wrote. "What's next?! The Danish People’s Party works nationally and locally for Danish culture ... and hence, we are also opposed to Islamic rules ... which dictate what Danish children should eat.”
Look it's totally okay if you're laughing a little bit. We are, after all, speaking of pigs here. But there's more here at play than just pigs and Islam's refusal to partake in it.
This little piggy's way of protesting Islam is an effective one, yes. But Denmark is also sureing up its economy, which relies on pork. There were moves years ago to ban pork from menus, met with backlash:
..a few efforts to ban pork have provoked debates in the past, including an incident in 2013 when then-Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt criticized day cares that had stopped serving meals that included pork. But according to Agence France-Presse, only 30 out of more than 1,700 day cares were affected.
Danish Agriculture and Food Council states that the consumption and export of pork are crucial to Denmark's economy. There are about 5,000 pig farms in the country, with several million animals. "Exports of pig meat account for almost half of all agricultural exports," the council wrote.
Let me simplify this a bit. Denmark is trying to maintain its heritage, culture, demographic and economy. Keeping pork in the menu is more than symbolic, it's necessary. Will it also tick off Muslims? Yes. But rather than take the politically correct route in appeasing Muslims, Denmark decided in favor of its own national interests.
Compare Denmark's response of putting swine in all their menus with Germany, who a few months ago told school girls to cover themselves up, as not to tempt horn-dog refugees into raping them. Germany's open response to Islamic refugees have let in a flood of problems, not the least of which is rapey migrants. Now at their wits end, Germany is finally reacting by banning Syrian migrants from public pools (a bit too late, but we'll take it).
Denmark is holding fast to its culture, part of which is pork in their diet. If you want to be Danish, if you want to live in Denmark, you better assimilate. Eat the bacon or starve. Eat the bacon or be poor. Eat the bacon, be a patriot. Seriously, how many more reasons do you need? It's bacon!
What do you think? Is Denmark's pork mandate a bit extreme or right on the mark? Send your bacon-related tweets to @Courtneyscoffs, and I'll tell you how much I love bacon.