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A Scandinavian Airline commercial (in English):

Is the point of this Scandinavian Airline commercial about how, when you stop and think about it, there is no indigenous Scandinavian culture — but instead everything Scandinavian was all derived from abroad — to encourage Scandinavians to travel abroad (on SAS) so they can CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE even more stuff from non-Scandinavians?

Isn’t that problematic?

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  1. SAS = Ass

    SAS Airlines =

    Ass Airlines

    Liars, anises

  2. Thirdtwin says:

    ”We come from the land of the ice and snow
    From the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow
    The hammer of the gods
    We’ll drive our ships to new lands
    To fight the horde, and sing and cry
    Valhalla, I am coming!“

  3. jcd1974 says:

    The point is to rub their (ordinary Scandinavians) noses in “diversity”. To convince Swedes, Danes and Norwegians that they have no culture, no heritage, that everything they value has come from elsewhere, that they’ve always been “immigrant nations” and, of course, diversity is a strength.

    Similar propaganda is produced in every single Western nation. Is there any Western country where the elites are proud of their nation’s history and cultural heritage? Maybe Italy?

    • Replies: @Hail
  4. Wow all the snowflakes are scared that scandal is is becoming more dangerous verse and inclusive

    That says a lot about you guys.

    I take great pleasure in the fact that blonde haired blue eyed Viking women are increasingly having Children of Color

    • Replies: @Don't Look at Me
  5. “encourage Scandinavians to travel abroad more so they can CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE even more stuff from non-Scandinavians?”

    Looks like even the Swedes don’t want to appropriate some things.

    Scandinavian airline SAS is cancelling flights to and from mainland China over fears of the potentially deadly coronavirus.

    The safety of our passengers and employees is our highest priority. After evaluating the situation in China regarding the coronavirus, SAS has decided to suspend all flights to and from Shanghai and Beijing,” said the airline in a statement on Thursday afternoon.

  6. mikemikev says:


    February 12, 2020 11:02

    SAS is a Scandinavian airline that brings travelers to, from an within Scandinavia. We stand by the core message in the commercial, that travel enriches us.

    When we travel, we influence our surroundings and we are influenced by others. The experiences we bring back from our travels inspire us as individuals, but also our society.

    When analyzing the pattern and volume of reactions we have reason to suspect an online attack and that the campaign has been hijacked. We do not want to risk being a platform for views that we do not share. We have therefore temporarily removed the film from our channels and we are currently evaluating the next step.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  7. Greta Thunberg and her solar-powered yacht + train journeys has the Scandinavian air travel industry panicking about “flight shaming.” The point of this commercial is to argue that air travel is still ok for the “woke” populace since it involves fleeing from a white country for holidays, and so is anti-white.

  8. Dan Hayes says:

    Even during earlier times, SAS was woke being the acronym for Soviet Airlines System!

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  9. El Dato says:

    Pot-stirrer RT has added an image to that story about which the first thought is “swedish-on-swedish rape seems imminent”. Don’t know whether by design:

    Screenshots from the SAS ad. Left: ‘There is no such thing’ as truly Sandinavian. Right: We are no better ‘than out Viking ancestors’.

    But that’s not everything:

    Suspected terrorists & war criminals that Sweden cannot deport given job permits & passports, warns migration chief


  10. Isn’t that problematic?

    It’s so confusing, Mr. Sailer! It almost looks as if almost everything would be problematic now. –

    – But then – : – I don’t care. I’d rather sink – – than call Brad for help!

    • Replies: @David
  11. I got through about 45 seconds. Quick questions for SAS management: Do you want people to travel to Scandinavia or not? Who runs the marketing department? Is she too unScandinavian to be fired, cause you really gotta do something about this?

    Perhaps this airline makes money off of Scandinavian, whatever that means, government workers who Scandinavian, whatever that is, taxpayers send on jaunts around the world and business travelers who really DON’T have a choice when they fly, plus the occasional last-minute premium fare for one of Greta Thunberg’s sailing crews, after they drop her off at the slip.

    Still, this is not the best of ad campaigns, but what do I know, I bought a can of New Coke one time. Ask Steve Sailer before you make one of these commercials next time.

    • Replies: @Hail
  12. Aren’t Scandinavians all Out of Africa anyway?

  13. Still nothing from Somalia? Scandinavia needs to try harder.

  14. Well,the “Thank you,Germany,” I can get behind.

    Related note: This idea occurred to me last week while seeing an ad for Irish tourism. How about an ad like that showing an American couple seeing the usual touristy things,such as the ocean,the landscape,the quaint village,the pub,dancing,food,friendly people…and at the end the couple encounters a group of vibrants who savagely beat the hell out of them.
    As the couple lay bleeding and moaning on the street a young female voiceover cheerfully intones:”We have THEM,too!”

    • Replies: @JMcG
  15. Hemid says:

    Surely this logical ER-ROR will be the one to melt the brain-gears of the pozz-bot and free us at last from the Tartuffian tyranny of its multifarious minions!


  16. Aldon says:

    It’s just about hating Whitey. You can thank today’s Abrahamized civilization for that.

    The Romans did not have social justice. Did not demand that Herman the German be treated as his brother. Only an Abrahamic influenced civilization would be so foolish. Same goes for LBGTOWA degeneracy (contra Christian/Leftoid memes both the Greeks and Romans regarded a man getting penetrated as shameful for the man who was penetrated, mocked and shamed crossdressers…).

    • Agree: West Reanimator
    • Replies: @216
  17. sb says:

    I’d say the ad is much more Swedish than Danish or Norwegian

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    , @Fredrik
  18. Pegasus says:

    Gentlemen let us pay a visit and dislike the sh*t out of the original version available at Scandinavian Airborne Soyboys youtube channel:

    22 dislikes to 0,7 already and going parabolic as we speak.

  19. In the 1970’s oracular Swedish pop band Abba were strangely prescient about the 2020 US elections.

    But Sweden does have an artistic culture of its own. In a country where for several months of the year there are only a few hours of daylight, you need to keep an eye on the time, so not surprising that Swedes spent a lot of long winter evenings painting their clocks while waiting for the Northern Lights to go out.

  20. At least it didn’t say, “Time to go a-Viking!”

  21. Ano says:

    iSteve Travel News!

    SAS proudly introduces its new Ethnomasochism cabin class on all its airliners for all its inferior worthless white fake-Scandinavians passengers!

    Meanwhile SAS is also replacing First and Business Classes with…

    PoC: Reserved for superior vibrant creative inventive talented peoples: whether jet black African Negroes (as the advert says: the ancestors of the Vikings), or Muslim Jihadists (as the advert says: ‘who knows what they’ll bring back home with them!’)

  22. Corn says:

    This reminds me of a feature the BBC did awhile back describing the Sami (Saami?) as Europe’s only indigenous people.

    Apparently all other Europeans came to Europe on rafts. The Sami it seems, sprouted up from the Scandinavian earth.

    History and some other academic fields are truly entering a flat Earth period.

  23. Anonymous[102] • Disclaimer says:

    The British-style of left wing cultural destruction is far more subtle and effective than that advert, which is so blatant it is counter-productive to the leftist agenda.

    No British company would produce an advert like that, British advertising just portrays multiculturalism and race mixing as totally normal, as the way things have always been even. Putting many blacks and other non-whites in period dramas is the norm here too. The strategy in Britain is to simply pretend that how things are today is the way things have always been.

  24. I prefer Air France:

    Sadly, this may be one of the most based pieces of mass media in The Current Year France.

  25. Buck says:

    In times past, Scandinavians were better known for cultural expropriation through the foreign policy of “rape and pillage”. The Vikings would melt down your sacred relics and recast then into something more unique to their culture. In fact, this whole list is mostly stuff Scandinavia took from other cultures and made unique to their own. No one would confuse an Italian, Turkish, Chinese or Swedish meatball. They are all unique.

    But there is one thing the Scandis have which no one else really does. This is an example of the globalist push to end diversity by homogenizing one the greatest examples of human genetic uniqueness on the planet. Blonde hair and blue eyes required thousands of years of isolation to come into being and will be erased within a hundred on present course. Scandinavians are one of the smallest populations on Earth (0.38% of humanity) and a fifth of them are already foreign born. This is an obvious ploy to eradicate whiteness as Scandis are the whitest folks on the planet.

    And the didn’t get democracy from the Greeks except for the word itself. They had assemblies of free men for ages known as the thing, ting or whatever.

  26. Something that annoys me with contemporary culture: It is fine to say that a lot of what we take for granted was imported from abroad. Germany is the primary source for many of Sweden’s cultural traditions(a fact that we have tried to forget in the postwar era), in part because our elites had a conscious strategy of bringing in Germans to settle our cities. Kalmar and Visby and many other smaller Swedish cities were in no small part developed thanks to German craftsmen & merchants who immigrated on very favourable terms. A significant part of our nobility were also imported, not just the usual top-layer strategic marriages that were so common but the wholesale importation of a burgher class.

    In this narrow sense, the narrative SAS pushes is correct.

    However, they take the basic outlines of a more complicated history and run amok with it, inventing history out of whole cloth to suit contemporary political objectives in a way that is obviously bonkers. I find myself battling ‘hard essentialists’ a lot these days, people who wallow in the mysticism that Sweden was an isolated kingdom which arose to richness out of its labour, unhindered and unbothered by the outside world. Those misguided ideas are a lot more prone to proliferate when the standard narrative is one which SAS is pushing, which it often is.

  27. Anonymous[207] • Disclaimer says:

    The white/European race lacks a class of global leaders/rulers. Jews, high caste Indians, elite East Asians, etc, are all global rulers.

    WASPs are about the only white group who count as a global ruling class, but they have lost most of their influence. Whites are almost exclusively a prole race, a high IQ prole race, but a prole race nonetheless.

  28. Altai says:

    This is a weird talking point that has developed in Sweden and nowhere else. (No Danes or Norwegians were involved in making this ad) The old quote paraphrased, ‘What is really Swedish? Midsommar and such silly things, everything good and associated with development has come from outside’. And yet the very unique society that emerged in Scandinavia that is the envy of the world is the very reason for all the ‘diversity’.

    What is uniquely Swedish? Thinking that because your entire country didn’t emerge without any outside ideas means it’s important that you be ethnically displaced but also that ethnic displacement is terrible when it happens to other people. I don’t get it. One the key things is that in Sweden the population stabilised a very long time ago, there were no invasions or great migrations. Ideas came in and helped lead it to development but people didn’t much come. It’s that very lack of persons with an ‘immigrant identity’ that leads to such high social capital and the social democracy that Sweden is so rightfully proud. And, of course, as everyone even the immigrants know, the people are unique.

    In Copenhagen the new waste to energy powerplant has had a public ski-slope put on it. Chances of a government in a non-Scandinavian country thinking of this? Zero. Granted the highest natural point in Denmark is 147m (And quite a gentle hill) so maybe another country wouldn’t think of it as a particularly cool idea.

  29. Altai says:

    And, of course, there is the obligatory meme.

  30. @Altai

    Giving that African guy the line about “our Viking ancestors” had to be the idiocratic climax of the whole ad.

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
    , @Anon
  31. theMann says:

    Seeing as how SAS properly stands for:

    Special Air Service or
    Statistical Analysis System

    I would think they already did enough cultural appropriation.

    Sorry to hear about the meatball thing though – at least America will always have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

  32. Wilkey says:

    And yet Sweden got the benefit of all this technology and culture without it requiring them to let their country be conquered by Germany, Turkey, Switzerland or China. Amazing. Too bad the kind of technology that can spread ideas without requiring the mass movement of people no longer have exists.

  33. Thirdtwin says:

    “Our neutrality in the Second World War? Thank Switzerland for that, too.”

  34. Wilkey says:

    I have a great idea for a couple more ads:

    1) What is truly Jewish? Nothing.

    2) What is truly African? Nothing.

    3) What is truly “Native American”? Nothing.

    I’m sure those won’t be controversial at all. Get to work, ad industry people.

  35. Reminds me of that piece of shit money hole Volvo 240 Turbo station wagon that I spent a college education on to keep running for all of two years until it finally blew up with 125k on the odometer on a road trip to Alabama.

  36. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:

    The video starts off with pretty, serene images of Scandinavian life, but as it goes on the images become uglier and look more chaotic.

  37. The Swedes are the wokest of the European nations having accepted more refugees percentage wise than any other country. As of 2010, 14.3% of the population were refugees, that’s 1 out of every 7 Swedes. Must be worse now 10 years later. And the crime rate has risen in lockstep with changing the makeup of the nation.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  38. Pericles says:

    Sweden yes!

    “Scandinavian Airline Systems group have as a consequence filed to change its name to Airline Systems Services group.”

  39. @International Jew

    “our Viking ancestors” said by a black man is a riff on the phrase taught in school in French-owned colonies of brown and black POC in Africa in years gone by – Nos ancetres les Gaulois (“Our ancesters the Gauls”).

  40. David says:
    @Dieter Kief

    I love that she has a tear in her eye while waves crash over her head.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  41. @sb

    Agreed. The Danes I know are very culturally nationalistic. They look upon the elite inversion of Sweden with horror.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  42. @Altai

    In Denmark, specifically Jutland, those lumps in the landscape are often burial mounds.

  43. Valdem says:

    I’m living in Denmark at the moment and these arguments are somewhat popular within the urban bourgeois crowd here. There is a national culture of not being too full of yourself and punishment of outward pride which make it uniquely susceptible to ethnocentric and prideful migrant groups.

    Whereas post-empires such as France and the UK have their colonial pasts used to bludgeon down native resistance to mass migration from around the world, Scandinavia has never really had that tradition – so a new discourse is needed. Hence, everything you like and enjoy is from some Turk, Chinese, Indian, Arab etc… which makes it silly that you might ever question immigrants that have turned Malmo into the grenade attack capital of Europe. or why there is such a difference between Scandinavia and Arabia. The subtext in this argument of course is that since everything that is good in the region came from elsewhere, there is no problem when Scandinavians are completely dispossessed of their historic homeland.

  44. The Prestige Media have finally found a white male they can blame the Coronavirus thing on:

    Coronavirus latest news: ‘super spreader’ Steve Walsh leaves hospital

    We can all breathe a big sigh of relief as the likelihood of Racists blaming the epidemic on Chinese people has now abated. According to the MSM that was the greatest risk of the pathogen in the first place.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  45. Mr. Anon says:

    The message of the Swedish elites and government to the Swedish people: We hate you and we wan’t you to die. This is part of a campaign of genocide.

  46. Liza says:


    3) What is truly “Native American”? Nothing.

    Hey! What about that multipurpose high tech contraption called the travois? From wikipedia:

    The travois served the Native Americans in a number of ingenious ways. Before the use of horses,

    A. Blackfoot women made a curved fence of dog travois’ tied together, front end up, to hold driven animals enclosed until the hunters could kill them.

    B. When the women put up a tipi, they placed an upright horse travois against a tipi pole and used it as a ladder so they could attach the two upper sides of the lodge cover with wooden pins.

    [What scoundrel claimed that wimminz are not great inventors?]

    C. A travois leaned against a branch of a tree functioned as a simple burial scaffold for a dead Crow baby tied to it.

    To think I could’ve fabricated a bunch of travois to make a fence around my orchard instead of puffing, sweating and snorting when using a manual post hole digger, inserting posts I cut down from nearby trees, then attaching 8 ft. of wire fencing, etc. But if I had copied by betters, I could’ve been accused of cultural appropriation. 🙂

  47. Whiskey says: • Website

    This is just Swedish women hate hate hating their men and preferring Africans or Muslims.

    Women are the enemy of men when made equal. Because no woman can but despise men her equal.

    • Replies: @anon
  48. I used to believe that the Brits were the most cucked male population in Europe. But with this ad the Swedes may have retaken the lead.

  49. Don E says:

    The Sámi people are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting Sápmi, which today encompasses large northern parts of Norway and Sweden, northern parts of Finland

    I am 25%. When attending international indigenous conferences the question invariably asked: What are you White guys doing here?

  50. Another thing Scandinavia is now cleverly deriving from abroad: raping 7-year-olds.

    Fortunately, the Swedish legal system has seen the wisdom of SAS’s ad and won’t be deporting the colorful Congolese and depriving Scandinavia of all his enrichment.

    Er, I mean, Sweden will heartlessly detain this man in their country and ruthlessly appropriate his culture into the bland void of their native land.

  51. Jan Banan says:

    “(No Danes or Norwegians were involved in making this ad)”

    Wrong. It was made by a Danish ad co.

    • Replies: @Altai
  52. Anon[386] • Disclaimer says:

    I hope right thinking Swedes boycott this airline until it is sold at a firesale price. The execs who approved the ad, rendered nigh unemployable thereafter.

  53. @Wilkey

    I have a great idea for a couple more ads:

    1) What is truly Jewish? Nothing.

    2) What is truly African? Nothing.

    3) What is truly “Native American”? Nothing.

    The weapon of (((deconstruction))) may only be wielded against the identity of the indigenous peoples of Europe and their diaspora. ALL non-White identities are cohesive, organic, and self-evidently “real,” while any form of White identity is socially constructed. Suggesting that we should apply this same type of analysis to POC identity, or even POLO (People of Levantine Origin) identity, is very problematic in the current year.

    If you would only educate yourself by reading a few hundred pages of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ NYT- and Atlantic-certified Deep Thoughts on the subjects of “black bodies” and “people who believe themselves to be white,” I’m sure that this basic intersectional insight would become much clearer to you through the power of simple repetition.

    Noel Ignatiev is has a more sophisticated analysis of how the social construct of t̶h̶e̶ ̶O̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ g̶o̶y̶i̶s̶h̶e̶n̶e̶s̶s̶ Whiteness came to be so uniquely and intrinsically evil. That might be helpful, too.

    Susan Sontag is good on the evil part as well, but has a little too much of a tendency to view the “white race” as a validly-reified entity, so I wouldn’t recommend that.

  54. As an American, I want to apologize for those first steps in the women’s rights movement. But let’s put the blame where it lies– the Mormons, the first church to back the suffragists wholeheartedly.

    But Squareheads Across the Skies is being a bit ingenuous here. What national dishes aren’t imports?

    Lefse, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, Kartoffelsuppe, au gratin, draniki, pierogies, kroppkakor, pannukkau, kugelis– all from the Mesoamerican potato.

    Italian sauces? Tomato. Rijsttafel? Those paddies weren’t in the Zuider Zee!

    Chocolate? Tea? Banana splits?

  55. Forbes says:

    I couldn’t watch the whole thing. It’s triggering for the stupidity.

    Democracy is from Greece? But it took them 2,000 years to copy it? Slow learners, apparently…

    The rest is just as gag-inducing. They’re celebrating their nothingness, a place on a map and nothing more.

    Is it any wonder the existence of Stockholm Syndrome?

  56. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Just like Old English is not much like Modern English, the human diet shifts over the centuries. The introduction of New World crops was a big break but even without that, fashions in cooking change over time. There are some constants – the bread and olive oil that Italians eat would be familiar to any Roman, but the Romans’ great kitchen staple, garum, completely disappeared from European cooking (and reappeared, independently, as Vietnamese fish sauce) . French cooking in the Middle Ages was more like Middle Eastern cooking is now – lots of aromatic spices, not as much dairy. Other than uncontacted aborigines in some jungle, people have been stealing each other’s recipes and ingredients forever and it’s an ongoing process. The Indians and the Chinese got their chilies from the New World also (via the Portuguese). If everyone had to eat only “indigenous” food then the world would be a pretty boring place (and we would be eating a lot of corn bread and succotash).

    BUT, and this is what seems to be different now, it never occurred to anyone that in order to grow or cook Peruvian potatoes or Mexican corn, you needed to bring actual Mexicans or Peruvians to your country. A few seeds and a few recipes on paper were always considered sufficient.

    • Agree: Muggles
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  57. MNL says:

    At least this ad is getting rightfully excoriated over on YouTube. Votes are over 10-to-1 in disfavor.

  58. Anonymous[331] • Disclaimer says:

    Objectively, Sweden is an irrelevant country of 10 million people that nobody notices. However, Swedes seem to crave attention and relevance, and in the contemporary environment in which Europe and much of the world is dominated by American political and cultural liberalism, they seek attention and relevance by showing off what good little liberals they are. They’re like minstrels or dogs doing tricks.

    Back in the 30s, when Fascism and Nazism looked like the wave of the future, Nazism was big and rising in Sweden, and you saw similar behavior, except instead of seeking attention and trying to show off what good liberals they are, they were trying to be good Nazis. If the Germans had won the war and fascism dominated Europe instead of American liberalism, Swedes today would probably be acting in the same sort of attention and relevance seeking way, except they’d be showing off what good little nazis they are. They’re like zombies.

    • Replies: @Alden
  59. @Jack D

    There are some constants – the bread and olive oil that Italians eat would be familiar to any Roman, but the Romans’ great kitchen staple, garum, completely disappeared from European cooking

    Judging by the amount of shells in the substrata of their roads, the Roman plebs were totally addicted to oysters.

    In modern times oyster shells are used not as road beds, but to manufacture dietary calcium supplements.

  60. Fredrik says:

    Danish ad agency and Swedish director.

  61. Fredrik says:

    That’s not really true since this was created by a Danish ad agency.

  62. Anonymous[963] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Shepherd’s pie is an English dish, why do Americans usually think it’s an Irish dish?


    Former ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is charged in six-count indictment with making false reports to Chicago police in hate-crime hoax

  64. Anonymous[308] • Disclaimer says:

    5’4″ Michael Savage appears to be taking Trump’s heightist tweets against Bloomberg personally:

    • Replies: @Pericles
    , @Forbes
  65. Anon[217] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew

    Vikings invaded North Africa, so that guy could be related to Ragnar Lodbrock.

    Or maybe Carl Eller.

  66. My guess is those 2 Scandicuck backpackers would have agreed with propaganda like this, at least before they were beheaded in Morocco.

    I’m actually amazed they give America credit for something — voting rights and the paper clip. This is very un-European like. Their MO is usually attack, attack attack and give no quarter.

    • Replies: @216
  67. @Dan Hayes

    Leave the poor Soviets out of this; this ad is the product of globalist consumer capitalism and its SJW house pets.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  68. 195 likes against 4,9k dislikes on YouTube and counting plus comments disabled.

    “SAS is a Scandinavian airline that brings travelers to, from an within Scandinavia. We stand by the core message in the commercial, that travel enriches us.

    When we travel, we influence our surroundings and we are influenced by others. The experiences we bring back from our travels inspire us as individuals, but also our society.

    When analyzing the pattern and volume of reactions we have reason to suspect an online attack and that the campaign has been hijacked. We do not want to risk being a platform for views that we do not share. We have therefore temporarily removed the film from our channels and we are currently evaluating the next step.”

    Reeks of ‘Swedenism’ diversity like former prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt with his Amerimutt ancestry.

    However, peers are no better e.g an Iranian pornstar was almost crowned ‘Miss Norway’.

  69. serious question, serious observation.

    let’s say in the future we are able to turn this thing around. should we save the Swedes and French?

    we know that genetically they will just turn around and keep doing the same thing over and over, meaning you’ll have to save them over and over, plus they’ll hate you eternally for intervening, as is often the case when you try to save somebody from themselves.

    isn’t it better to just let Swedish people and French people disappear from the planet? and any other suidical europeans.

    if that trait and behavior sticks around, we’ll end up fighting the same battle with the same people over and over instead of just winning it once.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  70. El Dato says:

    How about this?

    Nah, not uniquely Swedish either.


    (Also, I won’t credit Wikipoedia for the image. No. F.U.)

  71. Names and backgrounds of the team which made this commercial, please.

    Full psychological profiles and personal histories of every individual involved. Their ‘art’ can only be unraveled by knowing from where it was conceived.

    • Replies: @Malenfant
  72. It’s not just hateful and completely inaccurate, it’s downright genocidal. To say that a people don’t exist is a great way to justify their annihilation. “Oh Scandinavians? They don’t exist so there’s no reason to stop letting in millions of Africans and Arabs!”

    In fact, this was attempted in the 80s when some Jewish supremacist wrote a book claiming Palestinian Arabs didn’t exist and weren’t indigenous to Palestine so Israelis murdering and deporting them was legitimate. Norman Finkelstein’s deconstruction of this genocidal lie both made and broke his career, depending on how you see it

  73. @prime noticer

    Are you writing this un-ironically from the United States or Canada in 2020? Have a look around man. Start living up to your screen name.

  74. Anonymous[568] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘But how will this help us sell airplane tickets?’

    ‘Airplane tickets?’

  75. Pericles says:

    So Savage is going short on this?

  76. SafeNow says:

    When Milton Friedman was in Scandinavia, a local economist boasted “We have no poverty here in Scandinavia.” Replied Friedman, “We have no poverty in America among people of Scandinavian descent.” I am sorry about what’s happening there now, but I say thank you to the old Scandinavia for the decent, industrious immigrants.

    • Agree: Lot
  77. Garum probably does exist in the form of Colatura from Campania. By the way, it was also eaten widely in the Eastern Roman Empire (sometimes known as Byzantium). It was also later used in Venetian and Ottoman cooking.

  78. Muggles says:

    Based on my own DNA results and study of European history circa 800-1100, Scandinavians did a lot of “culture spreading” back in the day.

    Modern day “Rus” are from Vikings, some Black Sea area people, Sicily, Spain, “Norman” France, later the invasion of the British/Irish isles, Iceland, Greenland (okay, but with global warming, a good buy now) and anywhere their long ships would go. Also the Baltics.

    After becoming Christianized, they quit taking slaves (supposedly, at least the Christian ones) and also lost their seafaring edge. Also they tended not to head home after conquest, so a lot of that DNA got around. Later circa 1600s-1700s, Swedish kings invaded neighbors, allied with others to fight Russians, etc. Many came to America as well, due to feudal conditions at home, poor soil, lack of farming land. Evidently Norwegians greatly dislike Swedes (former rulers) and Swedes think the rest of Scandinavians are inferior, stupid, etc. Don’t even mention Finns, who are not Scandinavians. Some also came to the US, northern Michigan/Wisconsin.

    Small populations keep that area out of sight, mostly. Self hating leftist Swedes grew very tiresome lecturing Americans about “tolerance” etc. But see, now they have their own ghettos and No Go areas. At least the food there might improve, though “African cuisine” is always a tough sell.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  79. OT:

    Katy “Phish Content” Tur destroyed by man on the street in New Hampshire:

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  80. Anonymous[454] • Disclaimer says:

    14.3% refugees in 2010 sounds way too high. That was probably the total percentage of immigrants (probably more like 20% now), but it sounds too much to be just refugees.

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
  81. @David

    Ha! I have a postcard reproduction since ca. forty years. This Drowning Girl on Roy Lichtenstein’s painting is so twenty-something. Nowadays, she almost behaves like a grown-up. – Swedish women: I’d rather sink – – than call Brad for help. I must have bought it in the MoMa. So that would have been 1978. June. New York City was a  bit scary at times. When I strolled alone in the Docks, the kids and hangers on looked twice. A lunatic, a suicidal young lad? – I went out of their way. My equipment was worth 1500 bucks. A SLR-camera you can’t hide all of the time. I got two interesting shots out of my New York City days. Kodachromes – they aged well.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
    , @Lot
  82. El Dato says:

    “No penetration occurred during this spreading”

  83. JUSA says:

    I’m beginning to think SAS stands for Stupid Ass Swedes.

  84. Anon[319] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: WaPo, 02/12/20 – Actor Jussie Smollett indicted on new charges of filing false hate crime reports last year

    Jussie Smollett has been indicted on new charges in connection with the January 2019 incident in which the actor said he was the subject of a bigoted attack in Chicago.

    A grand jury indicted Smollett on six counts of disorderly conduct, charging him with filing false reports of a hate crime, according to documents filed Tuesday. The development came almost a year after prosecutors made the controversial decision to drop multiple felony counts against Smollett. In June, a judge ruled that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx mishandled the case and ordered a special prosecutor to investigate and to determine whether Smollett would be subject to new charges.

    Special prosecutor Dan K. Webb decided to prosecute after “the grand jury’s investigation revealed that Jussie Smollett planned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers on multiple occasions, reporting a heinous hate crime that he, in fact, knew had not occurred,” according to a statement…

    In March 2019, a grand jury indicted Smollett on 16 counts for allegedly lying to police. But then in an astonishing reversal, prosecutors dismissed the charges, citing the actor’s history of volunteer work (including the two days of community service he performed after his arrest) and his agreement to forfeit his $10,000 bond to the city…

    Since then, the city of Chicago has sued Smollett, seeking repayment of costs incurred in investigating his original complaint. Smollett countersued for “malicious prosecution.”…

  85. @SunBakedSuburb

    The Danes I know are very culturally nationalistic. They look upon the elite inversion of Sweden with horror.

    To them, the Swedes are just the Germans who didn’t invade. (Recently.) Stuck up and arrogant. Preachy.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Pericles
  86. @Anonymous

    Shepherd’s pie is an English dish, why do Americans usually think it’s an Irish dish?

    I listed no Irish dishes because they all had “potato” in the names, which would have spoiled the surprise. Greenwich

    Nobody thinks shepherd’s pie is Irish. I had my first one in Greenwich, hours before (not) seeing Halley’s through the Royal Observatory telescope.

  87. J.Ross says:

    This article is a great example of modern propagandistic framing and cult logic.
    –guy lies about X
    –but that doesn’t mean that he, y’know, lied about X
    –really, when you think about it, you are to blame
    –so there

  88. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, SWISS takes the opposite approach.

    Ads for SWISS are 98% white.

    When you see a black stewardess or Arab service rep, you think, “Oh, they must be good at their jobs, because SWISS doesn’t do diversity hiring.”

  89. J.Ross says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    There’s a great scene in Heinlein’s Job (which is about alternate realities) where the Danish female protagonist tells the American mid-western narrator, with outraged horror, about an alternate Denmark still dominated by Swedes, and he pretends to understand.

    • Replies: @Altai
  90. anon[308] • Disclaimer says:

    This is just Swedish women hate hate hating their men and preferring Africans or Muslims.

    Oh, Tinys, it be ok to use fake names like you does but don’t go poasting as Whiskey, ok?

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
  91. @Anonymous

    A British company (HSBC) has been running similar ads recently

    • Replies: @Altai
  92. Altai says:
    @Jan Banan

    From their website they look like turbo problem hair scribble tattoo country. Most crusties even in Denmark aren’t so self-loathing but I suppose somebody has to be making these posters. The weird talking point is one that seems so associated with a very particular kind of Swedish cultural cringe.

  93. Altai says:

    Swedes never dominated Denmark it was usually the other way around with some occasions of successful Swedish military invasions of Denmark during Sweden’s golden age that were resolved with Denmark ceding Swedish territory back to Sweden.

    Denmark is a very lucky country. Despite being entirely flat, small and sharing a border with Germany it retained it’s independence. A unified Germany being a historical oddity probably played the biggest role there but still, lucky.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  94. Altai says:

    That reminds me, they have one of Richard Ayoade. (Norwegian mother, Yoruban father, born in England) Who betrays any sense of real left wing politics he pretends to espouse to make an ad for HSBC one of the most corrupt banks in the world. But it does allow him to express passive-aggressive contempt for the indigenous population to soothe his own messed up identity and ree about Brexit.

    TLDR; Consumption of foreign things and ideas must mean ceding veto of the future to foreign people, like Richard Ayoade who would otherwise get triggered if ever said he wasn’t really English.

  95. Pericles says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    (Hurt) We have invaded Denmark too.

    As it happens, 362 years ago nearly to the day, on February 15, 1658, the Danish king surrendered unconditionally after a Swedish lightning campaign of six weeks marching across the ice that connected the islands of Denmark (because it was the Little Ice Age); on February 26 the Peace of Roskilde had been negotiated, gaining Sweden Skåne, Blekinge, Halland, Bohuslän, Bornholm and the district of Trondheim. (The latter two were returned after we lost the subsequent war in 1660.)

    Tåget över Bält. It was a good campaign.

  96. Alden says:

    Never forget never forgive that Gunnar Myrdal a Swedish communist wrote the book “ An American Dilemma “. That book advocated school desegregation the only means to end the racial problems in America.
    That scumbag’s book was used by the Jewish attorneys and plaintiff of Brown vs Topeka to integrate the schools.

    Myrdal’s book claimed that American blacks were just mis understood Angels. The only reason Americans were so mean and discriminatory to blacks was because all American parents told their children that blacks were bad and nasty and dangerous.

    Myrdal’s Esther Brown’s and the rest of the Jewish attorneys of Brown vs Topeka used that book to convince the Supreme Court and evil liberals to integrate the public schools.

    We all know how that turned out. The Jewish attorneys desegregated the schools and White Asian and Hispanic children learned the truth about black children. Black children are dumb border line retarded vicious bullies. And loud.

    An American Dilemma by Swedish communist was the catalyst that destroyed the American public school system and subjected millions of White children to 12 years of verbal and physical abuse by the black thugs in the compulsory gulags.

    For that book alone, Sweden should be boycotted by all Americans.

    There was one group of blacks Myrdal didn’t praise. The black clergy because communists are atheists.

  97. @Muggles

    The Swedes were pretty imperialistic in the 17th century and Gustavus Adolphus a great leader, though he doesn’t have an anti-tank launcher named after him like Carl Gustav.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome
  98. J1234 says:

    Profoundly deceitful commercial. Implying there is no culture in Scandinavia is wrong. Cultural synthesis isn’t simply “copying.”

    The log cabin – an icon of the early American frontier – came from some of the earliest immigrants from Scandinavia (Sweden, I think.) This would’ve been in the 17th century (there were actually a few Scandinavians at Jamestown. Poles, too.)

    • Replies: @Jaakko Raipala
  99. Forbes says:

    The third paragraph conflicts/contradicts the second paragraph.

    When traveling, to influence and be influenced is okay–it’s like a two-way street of give-and-take.

    When communicating with media, we countenance no such influences–it’s strictly a one-way street, all give and no take.

  100. SafeNow says:
    @Dieter Kief

    Artistically, I love “Drowning Girl,” but she’s not really drowning. Head should be tilted back, mouth barely above water. Drowning victims can rarely call for help, so she would not be calling for Brad in any case. Her hair should be down over forehead. – Ocean Lifeguard, Ret.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  101. @The Wild Geese Howard

    1:08 “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.”

    The narratrix’s English pronunciation, although very good for a Frenchwoman, needs to be near-native when enunciating English words (like “LEAFlet”, not “leafLET”) when safety is at stake.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  102. OT, but the NY Times has managed to hand off a review of Murray’s new book Human Diversity to a complete incompetent:

    She dredges up just about every outdated, lame, and smug criticism since the publication of The Bell Curve. She truly seems to understand nothing. The reviewer makes Amy Harmon look smart and sophisticated.

    Come on, Times, put in a little effort into your smears, OK? Couldn’t they find someone like Turkheimer to give Murray the business? At least that might fire a few neurons.

    • Replies: @anon
  103. Lot says:
    @Dieter Kief

    “ I got two interesting shots out of my New York City days. Kodachromes – they aged well.”

    Post em! doesn’t require email or registration.

  104. Forbes says:

    why do Americans usually think it’s an Irish dish?

    American cities sport many “Irish pubs” where Shepard’s Pie is prominent on the menu. America doesn’t have many establishments modeled as “English pubs.” At least that’s my experience.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  105. Forbes says:

    Yeah, he’s got that right: Bloomberg’s height is a losing position.

    • Replies: @anon
  106. Anonymous[329] • Disclaimer says:

    The fact that this assessment of “Scandinavia” is actually authored by Swedes, underscores the fact that Swedes are the lowbrow imbeciles of the Scandinavian family, who have never been able to assimilate outside of the feudal life. They don’t feel worthy of freedom. They miss the old days.
    The Swiss, on the other hand, would not subscribe to this socially retarded world view.

    Conclusion: When traveling as a tourist, avoid Sweden. For they are a perverse, and altogether wretched folk, whose primary interest is the acceleration of their own ruin. If they aren’t under the thumb of someone, the are a lost people.

  107. @Thirdtwin

    “Hey, Scandinavia, you didn’t build that!”

    ~ The Originators

  108. And now they tell us there’s no business case for “Diversity”. Instead, we should embrace it because “it’s the Right Thing to do”

    Written, as usual, by a member of the Esteemed & Powerful Tribe at the heart of American power.

  109. @Anonymous

    In Quebec, shepherd’s pie is called Chinese pie:

    Pâté chinois

  110. @Anonymous

    Putting many blacks and other non-whites in period dramas is the norm here too.

    So bloody what? Let’s suppose you are the drama teacher at a secondary school (like George Orwell was once upon a time) and you are putting on a Shakespeare play this year. People build the scenery and paint it. Mothers sew costumes. You put out a casting call to audition for parts, but you turn down all the black or indian kids who want to be in the school play, because there are no parts for blacks or Indians, unless you are doing Othello, in which case there is one part.

    No comparison? Well, putting on TV dramas is just a way some of us entertain ourselves within our community on long winter evenings, so why should anyone be left out? People are not stupid, they know that Henry V’s army did not have a bunch of black boy archers, but those boys enjoy dressing up and having bows and killing Frenchies, and the nonwhite actors and actresses enjoy dressing up, performing, getting paid, and being on TV.

    • Replies: @Rob
    , @216
    , @XYZ (no Mr.)
  111. Malenfant says:

    Agency: & Co., Denmark

    Creative Director: Robert Cerkez

    Account Director: Morten Fabricius

    Account Manager: Mette Kruse

    Head of Brand Activation and Social: Morten Saxnæs

    Media Strategist: Rasmus Philip

    Art Director: Lea Flodgaard, Katrine Winblad

    Copywriter: Mathias Trads, Kristel Krøier, Joachim Juel Ulrich

    Agency Producer: Filippa Borg

    Graphic Designer: Anders Martin Jensen

    Interactive Producer: Palle Aufeldt

    Production Company: New Land

    Director: Gustav Johansson

    Executive Producer: Sara Samsøe

    Producer: Adam Holmström

    DOP: Jasper Spanning

    Focus Puller: Peter Topsøe, Henrik Lyngbo, Stickan Olsson

    Editor: Sam Ostrove

    Editor Assistant: Martin Zaar

    Colourist/Grader: Nicke Johansson

    VFX & Online: Kalle Lundberg

    VFX Animation: Per Helin

    Music Composer: Pierre Riddez

    Sound Design: Anton Ahlberg

    VO: Elisabeth Garden

    Client – SAS

    • Thanks: Hail
  112. @Thirdtwin

    Just in case there’s some ignorant sumbitch out there who’s unfamiliar:

    “We are your overlords …”

  113. anon[253] • Disclaimer says:

    NY Times has managed to hand off a review of Murray’s new book Human Diversity to a complete incompetent:

    Does the word “Regatta” appear? I hope so, it’s one of my fave cliches.

  114. anon[253] • Disclaimer says:

    Bloomberg’s height is a losing position.

    Oh, I dunno. It could be pretty easy to overlook.

  115. @Reg Cæsar

    But Squareheads Across the Skies is being a bit ingenuous here. What national dishes aren’t imports?

    The scrumptious lutefisk of course!

  116. Rob says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    School plays are very different than professional tv and movie production. Schools should have different goals, including more students, etc.. Nevertheless, my school is doing a civil rights play, and the best actor is an Asian. Can he play Martin Luther King? Why not? If he can, does putting him in dark makeup make it better or worse? At bigger budgets, realism should become a bigger concern. Part of the fun of watching is seeing actors who fit the part. Putting blacks and subconscious in period pieces set in Britain ruins the verisimilitude. It really draws attention to the fact that these people are pretending.

    I can see casting nonwhites in fantasy that’s not set on earth. Who knows what genetics works in the world of The Witcher? But Once Upon a Time cast blacks as King Arthur, Lancelot, etc. Sure, King Arthur wasn’t real, but he’s not a black in the legends. It ruined an entire season.

    Blacks should be cast in period pieces set in Africa, or slavery. Subcons should be cast in roles where the character is a subcon. I’m flexible though. Cast a Jamaican as an African. Bangladeshis can play Pakistanis in my book. Sure, that reduces the roles for blacks in British media, but they only recently washed up there, and don’t fit in. Putting them as British people in the past is dishonest propaganda, and is yet another way they’re being shoved down our throats.

    • Replies: @Dube
  117. 216 says: • Website

    The Romans did not have social justice.

    Patricians and Plebians, anyone?

    Grachii brothers

    • Replies: @Aldon
  118. 216 says: • Website
    @Jonathan Mason

    Leftists need to be buttonholed on cultural appropriation.

    Make them spell out in plain English, not academic psychobabble, why Eurocentric cultures and only Eurocentric cultures must be subverted.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  119. 216 says: • Website

    They mention, “America”, but they don’t mention “Wyoming”. The images are of XX century cities that are now all Bluestan.

    Redstan is bluewashed.

  120. @The Wild Geese Howard

    When MSNBC does a man-on-the-street interview and they accidentally discover a real man-on-the-street.

    Where was Greg Packer when they needed him?

  121. Lagertha says:

    This is massive, massive kakka! SAS is losing ridership. Losing to fares by Finnair, Icelandair, Norway’s 2 lines. So, they are trying to appeal to races-other-than-white. Why? Icelandair is the leader of obliterating the Nordic countries’ ridiculously high fares in the 80’s into the 2000’s. Icelandair is the “Greyhound/Trailways” of Scandinavia. I flew on this airline for 20 years because I could fly my brood for under $3000 (family) RT.

    Finnair saw this early (Icy grabbing the tourists and all): they started to allow passengers to fly in & out of different cities (not allowed by all Northern European carriers for decades…when one purchased RT tix!)

    And, Finnair, realigned their pricing in 2013: First Class/Buiz/Main Cabin/Student – however, now 1st & Buiz are the same. My son flew RT (recently) from HKI to Japan for $300; youth flight, good until 28 yrs old! Finnair also, very early, made a direct, easy connection for buiz people from America to Japan. Korea, China, Singapore, Arab countries. You arrive in HKI, have a choice to sleep, or continue on the new jets they designed for these airports. This happened when 1992 destroyed the Finnish economy…and, after a couple of years, Finns knew Asia was gonna be yuge.

    Norway was freaked-out by Icelandair’s success and good fortune (Iceland is unique & beautiful) so, Norway came up with a cheap flight; they maintain their deal with SAS but, it’s gonna splinter soon, as travel to Sweden has plummeted.

    Norway had the Olympics; Norway has fjords and loneliness,; Vikings series has been so popular.

    Sweden is freaking out because all of Europe knows about the car-b-ques & knifings/rapes on the streets of Sweden. Sweden is freaking out. And, they deserve to fail. I feel no remorse for those traitors because of WW2.

    • Agree: JMcG
  122. sb says:

    The ad talks of democracy coming from Greece .
    Now we all learn that and rarely think about it –
    Golden Age of Athens and all that.

    But wouldn’t it be more accurate that what we now call democracy evolved from the tribal councils of Northern Europeam tribes – the murderers, rapers and pillagers who ended up settling in places like Britain and many of whom came from present day Scandinavia ?

    A big shout out to all the Greeks out there

    Mind you I think the Scandinavian countries went from absolute monarchies to parliamentary democracies because the monarch simply decided to .
    Just as they went from Catholic to Protestant earlier
    No long bloody struggles of ideas and conflict in the English manner for them

  123. Aldon says:

    There is no connection between them. Save us the Whig history.

  124. Anon[418] • Disclaimer says:

    A culture of systematically and harmoniously assimilating all that is good and useful from the broader world *is* a culture — one that is antithetical to the idea of opening the borders to allow in all that is divisive, degrading, and parasitic.

    The former is judicious, wise, and self-benefiting, while the latter is mindless, immature, and ultimately self-destructive.


  125. Anonymous[411] • Disclaimer says:

    Southern Sweden used to be populated by Danes. They were all massacred and driven out in the 1600s.

    Old-time Sweden was not a nice country to have as a neighbor.

  126. Hail says: • Website

    A version I made yesterday took off:

    Surprised at how angry people are over this; huge negative reaction.

  127. @Jonathan Mason

    Good! And we — westerners who happen to be white — as absolute common sense demand full reciprocity in return as a fundamental sign of cultural and human respect. I personally do think an American actor of Asian, or Hispanic, or yes, black, ancestry should be able to portray Washington or Lincoln, for example. Assimilation is good, and possible.

    And my white actor friends should be able to portray Jim in an adaptation of Huckleberry Finn, or Martin Luther King in a biopic. Or Malcolm X. Or Black Panther. Or Shaft (my favorite)……Talent is talent and passion for character and period history is passion. Regardless of race. Now I don’t like blackface. It’s stupid and demeaning to all races. I’m saying actors of any race should be able to play any character, if the actor has enough passion and they want to get paid.

    But to be blunt — your commenting history absolutely suggests you would lack the bloody balls to defend a full white casting of Porgy and Bess, no matter what the actors passion, for example.

    Which means you are indeed a de facto asymmetrical multiculturalist. Which is not surprising.

    • Agree: JMcG
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  128. Hail says: • Website

    Is there any Western country where the elites are proud of their nation’s history and cultural heritage?

    The good news is, there are now significant dissident elites in all, or almost all, western countries which reject the soft-genocide consensus. The bad news is, they hold few of the cards and might get Milosevic’ed if ever in power.

  129. Dube says:

    One can, at least some of the time, take the view that acting is acting and that’s the art of it. That would be more in studio work than box office. But prior to the recent ubiquity of aggressive presentations there have been good mixed-race productions in which the diverse appearances have only emphasized the craft of character.

  130. Hail says: • Website
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Who runs the marketing department?

    They’re saying that the anti-Scandinavian SAS ad is the handiwork of a Robert Cerkez, Creative Director at the “& Co.” ad agency on Copenhagen.

    Based on his name and appearance, he is of Middle Eastern origin.

    Scant info online but Cerkez claims to have been born in Sweden. One look at him and no way is he fully-Scandinavian. Do a search for Cerkez and you’ll see it points to an ethnic group with most of its members resident in Turkey. The several references to real-culture Islamic/Mideast peoples originating things that those no-real-culture-losers called Scandinavians copied…makes a little more sense.

    Here is Robert Cerkez, reputedly the man behind the “What is Truly Scandinavian? Absolutely Nothing” ad:

    Someone leaked/posted the rest of the staff list of the & Co. ad agency that produced this shockingly anti-European, soft-genocide film.

    It’s unclear who worked on the project exactly, but most of the names are those of White Scandinavians. They should have resigned rather than continue to work on this film. A short-film designed deliberately to humiliate, and that pushes cultural- and ethnic-genocide. Maybe most of the underling Whites people at & Co. didn’t know that the final product would be something that, one day, could make an appearance at a genocide trial.


  131. Hail says: • Website

    The SAS anti-Scandinavian hate-film quickly became one of the most-disliked Youtube videos of all time, at least measured by Like-to-Dislike ratio.

    The score, as of this writing:

    52,000 Dislikes

    (95.5% Dislikes.)

    (Note that for a portion of the last 48 hours, the video was set to private. A panicked SAS marketing staff, at around the 15,000 Dislike-mark, set it to private, and news agencies started reporting the ad was “pulled,” though it came back later. Many views/dislikes during this period went to reuploaded versions; angry comments, which were turned off on this “Absolutely Nothing is Scandinavian” video well before the 10,000-Dislike mark, were flowing onto previous SAS uploads, as well as the copies uploaded by other users.)

    If you head over to , you’ll see that the most-disliked videos recorded there, in terms of Dislike Percentage, are 98%, 94.5%, 94%, 94%, 86.5%.

    Two of these in the top-five were titled “How Many Dislikes Can This Video Get?” by somebody and “Can this video get 1 million dislikes?” by star social-media personality PewDiePie.

    And in case you are wondering, that notorious Gillette Razors ad from last year, the one that attacked men and whites, is on the list. It now has 1,570,000 Dislikes (original/official version), and a Dislike Percentage of 66%.


    I’m up against the commenting-wall so will also add this:


    Twitter locks-in link text on the first version of a website or Youtube link. This is unfortunate for SAS in this case because it shows SAS changed the video’s description after the huge pushback started coming and it shows SAS in retreat over this ad, of which many Youtube commenters said it made them “feel sick.”

    The description was originally as follows (confirm by viewing the embed text at Twitter):

    SAS – What is truly Scandinavian?
    Most of what we proudly call Scandinavian was actually brought here. Travelers bring home great ideas. #flysas #wearetravelers

    It is now this:

    SAS – What is truly Scandinavian?
    We are proud of our Scandinavian heritage. Many of the things we call Scandinavian today was brought here and refined by curious, open-minded and innovative Scandinavians. Travelers bring home great ideas. #flysas #wearetravelers

    Note the revised version is much softer; the original version seemingly one of the many things in/about the “ad” that were designed specifically to provoke/humiliate.

    Note also that 48 hours after releasing the first version, they released an edited 45-second version with most of the most incendiary anti-Scandinavian and pro-Black/Muslim content omitted. Clear concessions to the overwhelmingly negative reaction they were getting.

    • Thanks: Dieter Kief
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  132. @Hail

    Thank you for the interesting information in this and your previous comment, Hail. I hope when you spend this much effort, you can use all this to make a blog post for your own site.

  133. @YetAnotherAnon

    Gustavus Adolphus…though he doesn’t have an anti-tank launcher named after him

    Hmm. What kind of weapon should the “Adolph” be? Maybe a 60mm gas cannister launcher for riot police.

  134. @SafeNow

    but she’s not really drowning.

    I’m always glad when somebody likes this picture. I have it around now for decades in this small reproduction, and it still gives me thrills at times. This thing is a soul mate of mine! – Psychologically, now that I write about it: I almost suffocated as a three-year-old. I loved to hold my breath when I was 14 or 15 – we did it as a competition at school, during classes – 3 to 4 minutes. That was quite fun. The teachers realized at times that something is going on, but they could not see, what it was, that had made our heads look like red light bulbs and made us gasp and chuckle. Our tables in the class room stood in U form, so we could see each other well while performing our tricks.

    That said – : – You’re right, the painting is not realistic. I’d say, it is rather dreamlike. Theatrical, too. The young women might have an inner monologue like this: Now that I can imagine what it is like to drown, I have to say: If I would, I definitely would not call Bad for help

  135. @Anonymous

    I was citing Wikipedia’s article on Sweden. Have you got a better source for the correct percentage?

  136. @J1234

    The log cabin builders in the short-lived New Sweden colony were ethnic Finns from eastern areas where slash and burn farming was common. Traditional East Finnish log cabins were meant for that lifestyle where extended families get together to build in places far from established towns and infrastructure so it’s a natural fit for the frontier.

    Slash and burn is the most obvious way to turn untouched forests into farmland. If the East Finnish areas of Sweden hadn’t been taken by Russia the United States and Canada would have likely been flooded with Eastern Finns who had an extremely high birth rate (which ended up overshooting the population and turned into big 19th century famines) but migration from Russia was limited.

  137. JMcG says:
    @Father O'Hara

    They have plenty of “them” now.

  138. JMcG says:

    Mr. Mason is a leftist. He has no problem with our culture being drowned.

  139. @XYZ (no Mr.)

    And my white actor friends should be able to portray … Martin Luther King in a biopic.

    King himself said:

    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

    So it would be more important for an actor to catch the essential character of King, rather than just look like him. And what is wrong with putting on make-up? Acting is all dressing up and pretending to be someone else so as to tell a story. If Tony Hopkins was going to star in a biopic of Donald Trump wouldn’t he put on put on orange make-up and a blonde wig, put lifts in his shoes and put on his best American accent?

    Of course, it is more a financial issue–an actors’ union issue. Actors who play lead roles in major movies make a lot of money, and every person who gets a gig is depriving others of that gig and the money and fame that goes with it. Black actors would obviously prefer to have first shot at playing famous black people.

    • Replies: @XYZ (no Mr.)
  140. @Jonathan Mason

    I’m not interested in what black actors would prefer — their preference means no more to me than that of white actors who would prefer to be given first shot at roles that historically would be white. You didn’t seem too concerned about the white actors preference, or financial situation, in your first comment. But you sure seemed passionate about acting being diverse… especially in one direction — against the majority in this country.

    Note King spoke many words before and after his speech at the Lincoln Memorial — stirring colorblind words indeed, but somewhat empty considering the fact he supported the equivalent of affirmative action, which is pretty much the employment equivalent of of asymmetrical multiculturalism. So I’m not surprised you quote him.

  141. HA says:

    The ad has now been “temporarily” pulled.

    Scandinavian airline ad pulled after online criticism

    …Politicians with Danish and Swedish anti-immigration populist parties criticised the message. “What nonsense and self-hatred…” secretary of the populist Sweden Democrats Richard Jomshof wrote on Facebook,…

    SAS believe their campaign was hijacked by online groups, the company said on its website…

    “We do not want to risk being a platform for views that we do not share. We have therefore temporarily removed the film from our channels.”…

    The Kremlin-backed Russian news agency Sputnik called the advert an “unapologetic globalist, pro-immigration tirade”, which helped to encourage online attacks on the campaign…The globalist message is similar to other advertising campaigns in Europe, including HSBC bank’s “We are not an island” that lists international influences on Britain’s economy and culture.

    Comedian Nish Kumar was attacked by Brexit supporters last week after he presented a children’s programme that pointed out that many British traditions like tea originate elsewhere.

  142. J.Ross says:

    Establishment damage control says that the negative response to the SAS ad campaign is the doing of the hacker known as 4chan (cf only Russians voting for Trump), but a based anon flying Korean colors posted these screengrabs (at bottom) representing many, many more people on Facebook, who are probably normies, and too numerous to all be from a Mongolian basket weaving forum. 4chan threads have a count of unique posters at the bottom, typical numbers would be around twenty; the backlash to these ads was massive. The evidence that 4chan is primarily “responsible” is the claimed counted number of threads started about this: “more than a dozen.” On 4chan all the time threads are started, some illegitimate (from disruptive outsiders), some continuous (Corona Virus General, Virginia General) and years old (Syria General, President Trump General). I can start twelve threads in twelve minutes, and the flooding of the board with zero quality spam or writing prompt threads is a known disruption tactic which takes space away from legitimate discission. The number of threads is a dumb criterion to rely upon.

    While the backlash likely has multiple points of origin, the ad campaign has particularly incensed 4chan’s Pol message board, the politics-focused portion of the website that’s a known hub for fringe alt-righters

    Fringe alt-righters? Fringe even to the copyrighted alt-right? So with Mandy Flores instead of Richard Spencer?

    and white nationalists. The commercial directly contradicts bigoted notions of white, European, and Nordic

    Denmark white, European, and Nordic? That’s a bigoted notion?


    What? How is that word there? How is racial supremacy illustrated in an airline ad, apart from exactly what SAS did? If a South African airline ad did not include a single black person, that would be supremacist, and it would definitely be called such. How is eliminating Danes from Denmark not supremacist, and how would showing Danes in Denmark be supremacist?

    , which are core beliefs of the internet far-right.

    “Source: my empty skull.”

    In response, Pol users have launched a coordinated campaign targeting the airline and the ad agency that made the video.

    As seen in the video — oh wait, that last assertion is perfectly impossible to prove, and unimportant considering the huge response.
    Confronted with Americans supporting Trump, call them Russians. Confronted with a truly widespread and diverse rejection of an ad campaign you knew damn well to be self-righteous, aggressive, and divisive, say that it’s just a Cambodian pottery enthusiast chatboard.
    Oh, Mother Jones, the geniuses who tried to attack our Bill of Rights by lying about dead children. I guess they’re a hair above a magazine that tries to get people killed by lying about rape.

  143. @The Wild Geese Howard

    Do they serve faggots and peas?

    Hope and Anchor in Loves Park, Ill., had it on the menu once. They don’t anymore, but on my last stop there, they cooked it up for me.

    Does the Old Toad have an English take on the local garbage plate? The rubbish dish, as it were?

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  144. I hope this agency has the contract for Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport.

    That institution was inadvertently given an IATA code already in use for Biju Patnaik airport in Bhubaneswar on the Bay of Bengal.

    This was unfair. Bhubaneswar has certain features lacking at Brandenburg, e.g., passengers and flights.

    They’ve renamed Brandenburg for Willy Brandt. But Brandt’s people are considering revoking permission, as it’s getting embarrassing.

    I think it should be named for Alfredo di Mauro:

    Fake engineer made Berlin Airport fire system

    Really, this would make a good sitcom. Whether the comedy would last as long as the real thing is anybody’s guess.

  145. @Reg Cæsar

    Do they serve faggots and peas?

    No, but Bangers and Mash are on the menu.

    Does the Old Toad have an English take on the local garbage plate? The rubbish dish, as it were?

    Yes, but they call it the bin plate.

    The pub’s woodwork and staff are both imported from the UK. The staff are college students on an exchange program that is part of the Hospitality curriculum at one of the local universities, RIT.

  146. Anonymous[322] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thulean Friend

    The ‘essentialists’ may be wrong in details but their attitude is right. If Europeans are going to survive this century they need to start thinking like other races, in particular they need to realize that in human affairs there is no such thing as objective truth. A thing is true or false depending on whether it harms or helps your people. People who promote harmful ideas are therefore liars, or madmen, and need to be treated as such.

    • Agree: Hail
  147. @Thulean Friend

    Do any Swedes today still remember Olaus Rudbeck, ancestor of Alfred Nobel, among others? He was an accomplished anatomist, and also a Swedish nationalist, who makes today’s “hard essentialists” seem like pansies. Rudbeck considered Swedes to be the original Atlanteans and to have propagated every blessing of civilization to the world. Edward Gibbon (somewhat sarcastically) summarized Olaus’s theses thus:

    Whatever is celebrated either in history or fable, this zealous patriot ascribes to his country. From Sweden (which formed so considerable a part of ancient Germany) the Greeks themselves derived their alphabetical characters, their astronomy, and their religion. Of that delightful region (for such it appeared to the eyes of a native) the Atlantis of Plato, the country of the Hyperboreans, the gardens of the Hesperides, the Fortunate Islands, and even the Elysian Fields, were all but faint and imperfect transcripts. A clime so profusely favored by Nature could not long remain desert after the flood. The learned Rudbeck allows the family of Noah a few years to multiply from eight to about twenty thousand persons. He then disperses them into small colonies to replenish the earth, and to propagate the human species. The German or Swedish detachment (which marched, if I am not mistaken, under the command of Askenaz, the son of Gomer, the son of Japhet) distinguished itself by a more than common diligence in the prosecution of this great work. The northern hive cast its swarms over the greatest part of Europe, Africa, and Asia; and (to use the author’s metaphor) the blood circulated from the extremities to the heart.

    Whatever. But the point is: from “invented everything” to “invented nothing” in 300 years. Is that the standard epicycle radius now? I lose track.


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