January 28, 2008, - 5:28 pm
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.)
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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