How Countries Become Ungovernable: The Case of Denmark

31 de may de 2007

How Countries Become Ungovernable: The Case of Denmark

May 31, 2007 (LPAC)--Lyndon LaRouche has recently described most European countries as ungovernable; among the notable exceptions are Denmark and the Scandinavian countries. Shultz and his financier friends have a plan to change that.

The instrument for the intended political destabilization of Denmark is a newly-created artificial Danish political party called New Alliance (NA). Through the NA, leading financial powers intend to break up the relatively stable coalition that has been ruling Denmark since 2001, and to overthrow one of the last remaining actually-governable countries west of Russia. For the last five-and-a-half years, Denmark has had a Liberal-Conservative minority government, backed up by votes from the xenophobic Danish People's Party (DPP). Unemployment is the lowest in 20 years, and the national budget surplus of last year, totaling 4.2 percent of GNP, has provoked an intense political discussion of how best to invest in the future welfare. An important part of the debate has been the Schiller Institute proposal for a national maglev-net, and projects such as the building of a bridge across the Fehmer Belt to Germany.

DPP has been a reliable partner for the government, including supporting Denmark's participation in the Iraq war, but its presents one big problem in the eyes of the financial community: this is not their anti-immigrant, anti-Islam policies, but the fact that it gets a large part of their votes from people in the lower income brackets, and it has insisted on maintaining high unemployment benefits and high wages, and has blocked a free flow of low-wage labor into Denmark.

The NA was formally founded on May 7 by Naser Khader, a Syrian-born Palestinian who is an MP from the Social Liberal Party, and by two Danish members of the European Parliament, from the Social Liberal and Conservative parties respectively. During the first week of its existence, the party received non-stop media promotion, and claimed to have gotten more than 10,000 paying members. The Danish media is full of opinion polls showing that if there were an election now, NA would get up to 10 percent of the popular vote, and could replace the DPP as the parliamentary support for the Liberal-Conservative government.

The launching of the party was based largely on Khader's media image. Khader gained national prominence last year during the infamous Danish Mohammed-cartoon crisis, as "a Muslim standing up to the imams." Khader was apparently inspired to create NA and reshuffle the whole Danish political scene, during a late-April tour of U.S. neo-con think-tanks such as the Hudson Institute, and while he was being promoted by the circles of Dick Cheney and John Train.

Leading Danish business leaders have also come out supporting the party, especially some of those active in supporting the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten during the cartoon crisis, and in the circles around The Danish Center for Political Studies (CEPOS), the George Shultz-linked Danish version of the American Enterprise Institute.

In Denmark, the controllers behind the new party exposed themselves with the news that the Danish Saxo investment bank had donated one million Danish crowns to NA. Saxo Bank has been one of the main funders of the Shultz-linked CEPOS, and the Saxo's founders are glowing adherents of Ayn Rand, the Russian-born American "philosopher," author, and cult figure.

Accordingly, in June 2006, Saxo Bank was the host of a meeting in Denmark, with the head of the Ayn Rand Institute in California, Yaron Brook, as the main speaker. During a lecture at UCLA in Los Angeles last October, Brook insisted that totalitarian Islamic regimes could only be defeated by killing hundreds of thousands of their supporters.

In an article in Berlingske Tidende on May 17, 2007, Saxo Bank's Kim Fournais complained that Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has not yet delivered the goods: a frontal attack on the welfare state. "New Alliance can very well be the medicine, which gets the government out of the respirator, and back on the reform course," Fournais suggested. "We need reforms, in a country where over 900,000 people get their living from the welfare system." He calls it the "sink or swim" model.

There's no doubt that international financial circles would like to impose such a policy on Denmark. But if such things were stated openly by Khader and Co., the new party would die instantaneously. Therefore NA is not being sold on its political merits, but is being promoted through a media hype, hoping to get people to join the rush for something new, without reflecting on the consequences. Then, the Danish social fabric would disintegrate, political instability and chaos would follow, and Denmark would join the ranks of the ungovernable.