While a group of artists, supported by identity researchers, argued that Danish museums are overwhelmingly white (to the point that even their walls are symbolically white), the Danish public pushed back at what they perceived as “wokeness on steroids.” A group of Danish artists has drawn the public’s ire by railing against the nation’s museums and accusing them of a dramatic lack of diversity and overwhelming “whiteness.” Many on social media found that raising such criticisms in a mostly-white country was ridiculous. According to a group of foreign-background artists, who participated in the Danish Radio documentary “Rebellion at the Academy.” “We only get one story told. We get a story of white men about white men for white men,” artist Ihsan Ihsan, a student of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, told Danish Radio, venturing that some must “relinquish their positions of power.” He is backed by a fellow artist, Dina El Kaisy Friemuth, who graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2016. “As a brown person, it feels strange to go into these white institutions, where everything is white. And I don’t just mean that the people who work there are white. Everything is white. Even their walls,” Dina El Kaisy Friemuth told Danish Radio.
Guess who wants to “reconsider” and “reevaluate” America’s day to give gratitude? For going on a century, the international Left has been seeking to discredit and undermine the United States. One front in this war comprises attacks on American history, monuments, and the traditional holidays that recognize and celebrate this country’s exceptional institutions, especially political and economic freedom, and the unalienable rights of individuals. Having failed serially and ruined every country it has governed, the Left has a deep hatred for the nation and principles that achieved what socialism could only promise. Defending our national traditions, then, is not about time off from work, shopping, overeating, and binging on football, but about our being grateful for our freedom, and the importance of the history of our nation’s beginning. Given the Left’s long animus, there’s no surprise in a story about several American universities gathering at an event that asks whether Americans should “reconsider” and “reevaluate” Thanksgiving.
A legion branch in B.C.’s Okanagan region says it had to alter its Remembrance Day ceremony due to a threat of violence. A spokesperson with the Oyama branch of the Royal Canadian Legion said police contacted them on Wednesday, telling them the threat came through the regional district. According to branch president Rob Nairne, the threat was “if the United Nations flag was flown at the Remembrance Day ceremony, someone might get killed.” That threat, said Nairne, was enough for organizers to officially cancel the ceremony in Lake Country. However, the branch still held a small ceremony, albeit at the Legion branch, while an unofficial ceremony took place at the cenotaph in Winfield. “As an executive, we took the position that it wasn’t worth putting our necks on the line for that,” said Nairne, adding they didn’t know if the non-specific threat was aimed at the Oyama branch or other Legion branches in the Central Okanagan. Nairne said the branch took the threat seriously, stating “when the RCMP tells you something like that, we thought it was the right thing to do.” Still, the event went on, albeit in a much smaller manner.
Steam engines are the latest to face ridiculous reassessment for their part in the Industrial Revolution and the imperialist expansion of the colonial powers, with a research project launched to highlight their links to slavery. I pity the poor trainspotters. You know, those nerds in anoraks who stand on bridges and hang around railway stations so they can scribble down the latest sighting of iconic choo-choo trains such as the Flying Scotsman, the Mallard or the Tees-Tyne Pullman. I mean, what harm did those freaks ever do anyone? They travel all over the world, these people, looking for exotic locomotives. Who knows what hideous histories might be hidden within those chuffing bits of metal? Steam bursting out of funnels is suspiciously white and may not be as innocent as it looks. And someone is now paying real money to investigate the inherent racism of steam. The cash — surprise, surprise — is coming from a university fund. The White Rose Consortium is shovelling £9,000 into Britain’s National Railway Museum in York to investigate its collection of steam engines for any links to slavery and colonialism.
The Ensisheim meteorite was seen as a divine omen signifying divine favor over future Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and spread through the use of the printing press. November 7, 2021 marks 529 years since the commonly accepted date a heavy stony meteorite crashed into modern-day France in what is one of the oldest known meteorite impacts on Earth in recorded history. Now known as the Ensisheim meteorite, the object crashed into the ground outside Ensisheim in the Alsace region, forming an approximately 1-meter deep impact crater. No one was hurt in the impact, which was said to be witnessed by just a young boy, but word soon spread throughout the city. The meteor itself weighed 127 kilograms and was classified as an ordinary chondrite, the most common type of meteor. This classification means it is stony in composition and was never modified before breaking off from its parent asteroid. There are tens of thousands of known meteorites of this type, so in theory, the Ensisheim meteorite itself shouldn’t stand out too much.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) was the Canadian physician, author, poet, and soldier who wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields” during the First World War from which these words are taken. McCrae had treated the wounded during the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium in which one of his best friends, Lt. Alexis Helmer, was killed. […] McCrae himself, still on active duty to his country, died of pneumonia near the end of the war. If John McCrae was to return to the Canada of 2020-21 and witness the state of the country during the COVID pandemic, as a physician he would be concerned. But as a soldier and a champion of those who lived and died for freedom in the Great War he would likely be even more disturbed by the state of fear that grips the country and the drastic curtailment of the rights and freedoms that he and his companions gave their lives to protect. How, he might ask, could Canadians permit the rights and freedoms defended to the death by his generation to be infringed, violated, and denied for “safety at all costs,” without serious reservations and demands for a better balance between the protection of health and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms?