January 28, 2008, - 5:28 pm

Happy 50th, Lego . . . With Reservations

By Debbie Schlussel
Since I liked to build things and make sculptures, one of my favorite toys, growing up, was Lego (other faves were Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and Sticky Wickies).
Today, Lego turns 50 years old. Congratulations . . . with reservations.
Why reservations? Well, Lego is a Danish company. And unlike the vast majority of the sheep in the conservative blogosphere, I did not ignorantly gush over Denmark’s various products in the wake of the Danish Mohammed cartoon riots. That’s because I remember well how the Danish government dealt with Israel and pandered to the Palestinians and a letter written by the President of Denmark’s biggest union to an Israeli company about how they would now boycott Israel because of the “treatment” of the Palestinians. (More on that here.)

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I viewed the Muslim riots in Denmark as, what comes around goes around. And Karma is always a bitch, but sometimes a sweet bitch, when the victim is getting a taste of what they condemn Israel for responding to. Yet, despite this experience, Denmark still treats Israel the way the rest of the Islamo-dominated Madonnastan a/k/a Europe treats Israel.
For not supporting the Danish, I got a lot of hate-filled, obscene posts written about me by conservative–not liberal or Muslim–websites. And those same unworthy sites continue to attack me. Because blind support of the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel Danes is their Orthodox litmus test for opposing Islamofascism. Sorry, but I don’t buy my wood or paper warped. And I don’t subscribe to views in the same condition.
So, it is in this vein–my recognition that Denmark remains anti-Israel, and dare I say it, anti-Semitic–that while I like Lego and it was a great toy for me as a kid, I’m not the biggest proponent of it or any product of Denmark and probably never will be. You will never see an “I Support Denmark” banner on my site. My sentiment was “So Denmark, How Do You Like It?”
And, aside from that, as I’ve previously written, Lego is not the same Lego I played with as a kid. Many Lego toys now have electronics and computerized components, which take away from the creativity, logic, and problem-solving the original lego promoted.
So, Happy 50th Lego. But to my readers: Buy a used set of Lego for your kids, rather than reward the Danish who didn’t learn from the Islamofascist invasion of their sorry country and who didn’t get the message of the riots and the cartoon jihad. Until they do, they don’t deserve a penny from you.

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10 Responses

Debbie,
Lego was one of the best toys I ever had as a kid. I spent hours building with the stuff and never seem to grow tired of it. Not when I see it in the stores it is, as you say, all electronics and doodied up so kids don’t need to put any though into it. How times have changed. I,as you do, like Lego the toy but not the politics of Denmark in general.

Chuck W on January 28, 2008 at 8:29 pm

I agree, I don’t see any sense in supporting countries or individuals who actually bow to the Jihad. Denmark wasn’t boycotted because it stood up to Muslim terrorists, it was boycotted because it wouldn’t completely give up its final freedoms, something the Danish government made sure to repeatedly apologize for

sultan_knish on January 28, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Legos were a fantastic toy for inventive and creative kids, which our sons were (and are as adults). We probably bought their first sets somewhere in the early 80s. Yes, they got modernized eventually, and as you have noted, politics got in the way. Ah, Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys! Memories! I’m a “bit” older than you and I remember them well, and, the all metal and mechanical wonders of the Erector Sets. A young tinkerer’s dream!

Floyd R. Turbo on January 29, 2008 at 1:27 am

Times have changed. Denmark saved all of its 8000 Jews during Nazi occupation by moving them to the safe haven of Sweden. That’s something to remember. Bulgaria was the only other country in Europe to act in support of its Jewish community.

johndoe on January 29, 2008 at 5:31 am

johndoe-
‘The Danish People’ didn’t save the Jews, certain Danes did. Recently read a book on ‘The Rescue of the Danish Jews’. The Danish were coddled ‘semi-Aryans’ who mostly went along with the Nazis and sent them megatons of quality food.

poetcomic1 on January 29, 2008 at 10:04 am

You pretty much said that Lego was good for creativity, logic, and puzzle-solving.
Rather Ironic considering the people who are taking over the country.

Gary on January 29, 2008 at 10:31 am

20/20 did a story on the happiest people in the world (and the most miserable). The Danes were up there at the top of the list. No mention of the impact of muslims filling their prisons for raping and assaulting Danish women. No mention of anything negative. All very hard to swallow except for the lamebrains who produced that segment.

Sioux on January 29, 2008 at 11:13 am

We shoud of put an imbargo on the Peoples Republic of Denmark years ago but now that there the Peoples Islamec Republic of Denmark we need to keep them and there products out now more then ever. And doesnt anybody know that kids use legos to make a model of a MOSKQUE!!!!!! We need to get these endoctrination “toys” off the shelves NOW.

InpeachBaldacci on January 30, 2008 at 2:25 pm

And I forgot to say that Google celibrated Legos birthday like they celibrated Spunicks (the communist rocket ship) birthday but they totally ignore holledays like Columbus Day and Christmas!

InpeachBaldacci on January 30, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Dear Debbie Schlussel and others!
Okay first off, I?m a Dane. I will try to give you the facts as it is in reality back in the days of 2002.
1. The Danish union called SiD, which mistakenly is called the ?General Workers Union in Denmark? in the article on the website: http://www.israelinsider.com/channels/politics/articles/pol_0138.htm, is not the General Workers Union. SiD, actually means translated: ?Special Workers Union?. It is just a union among many in Denmark.
2. The decision to boycott Israel, were taken by the top few of the leaders in union. No voting on subject by the members were every issued.
3. SiD didn?t have any political connects to the government.
4. In late 2001 we had an election in Denmark, in which the old center-leftwinged government fell to a center-rightwinged coalition. Losing a friendly and gaining a more challenging government, proved a bitter pill to swallow for a lot of the unions and the hippies in Denmark. Because of this in the first year they tried continuously to make the life of the new government difficult.
5. An anti-anti-Israel campaign was actually started by a few parties and ordinary citizen to buy products from Israel.
What I really what to get expanded a bit is this sentence: ?That’s because I remember well how the Danish government dealt with Israel and pandered to the Palestinians?
How did the Danish government deal with Israel and when??? As I remember, we Denmark, were skeptic about the invasion of Lebanon in 2006, but did not condemn it, as always when it comes to the language of diplomacy. Etc. Etc. Remember we have a rather large minority of Muslims in Denmark.
Summa summarum: this ?Don?t support Denmark in the ?freedom-of-speech/cartoon war?? is just ridiculous.
So don?t begin to discuss LEGO or the saving of the jews in World War 2, and our ditto
apparently support of Nazi-Germany. It is 60 years ago, and has nothing to do with the current situation. To call us anti-Semitic is just as ridiculous. Some Danes, as with all nationalities, think that Muslims are the victims of very bad imaginable thing in the world. That does not make them anti-Semitic, just ignorant and stupid.
And Peoples Republic of Denmark, it sounds like we a communist society!!!??? Seriously do just bit research and you will know Denmark is know as ?The Constitutional Monarchy of Denmark? or the like!
Please reconsider your opinions or at least be willing to discuss it with me.
Nikolaj

Nikolaj The Dane on February 22, 2008 at 12:51 pm

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