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Old 03-22-2018, 07:34 PM
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In regards to Silver Arrow, or Silberpfeil in German, the "indianer" (European word for a Native American) is the hero. The magazine is named after him and the magazine was very much on the side of the "indianere". Native Americans have a very good reputation in Europe and have had this reputation for at least the past 60 years. Not least due to magazines like Silver Arrow, but certainly also the brilliant comics written and drawn by Hans Kresse - who were no nonsense in his description of Indianere and their first encounters with the Spaniards in this case.

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I assume you think about Tintin in the Congos?
Well, I disagree with you. I actually think it ought be required reading at high school level.

Firstly I find the magazine absolutely hilarious. It is in every possible way politically incorrect in today's world. Tintin is going to Congo, shooting every animal in sight, being a terrible racist in a hopelessly naive and condescending way. The Africans are portrayed in a way that leaves the impression they would drown if they stood outside looking up at the rain.
With one notifiable exception; The Pygmies living in the rain forest are described in a positive way. Something you often see contemporary accounts - the "noble savage" and the admirable ability to survive in very difficult places.
But back to Tintin. Yes, the magazine is racist. Absolutely. But that's how Africans were seen in Europe in the 1930's. That was taught in schools. Colonialism was good, as it elevated the Africans from ignorance and superstition. And people in general believed it, including Herge. In a world where few traveled there were few sources of information, so people believed what they were told and taught.
I think Tintin in the Congos is an important testament to how the world was viewed only 90 years ago and I think it's a mistake to see it with modern eyes.
Interestingly Herge only a couple of years later, wrote another magazine, Tintin and the Blue Lotus, which took place in China, and was very much pro-Chinese and very anti-Japanese (it took place during the Japanese-Chinese war). Here his hero explains about very racist misconceptions in Europe about Chinese and his hero intervenes against racism perpetrated by a Westener.
So was Herge a genuine racist? IMO yes and no. He kept portraying Africans as caricatures and to put it mildly not too bright, but all other races were treated fairly and respectfully.

I'm glad Belgium and Denmark have not followed countries like say Sweden and banned magazines like Tintin in the Congos from the libraries. Because if we put away what we don't like from the past, we end up with a society reminiscent of 1984. A society that is forever suited to what is politically correct at any given time - but where we lose our history for good or worse.
There are other countries where it is now a punishable offense to teach and study parts of the history that is inconvenient.

- Both approaches are just as dangerous and wrong IMO.
The past is the past and often it's unpleasant, but one day we will be the past.
And do we want to be glossed over or erased by future generations?
Mange mange tak Muhler! You have written why we need to TALK about artists like Hergé. Of course his views were racist, but so were the times! Here in Canada, we are now trying to come to terms with Hergé's visions of North American First Nations, that in Europe are still called 'Indianer'; here in our schools we thank First Nations every morning for letting us use the land upon which our nation is built I still find Hergé problematic, but that is what great art does and I do hope in Denmark, the discussion will continue
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:12 PM
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Mange mange tak Muhler! You have written why we need to TALK about artists like Hergé. Of course his views were racist, but so were the times! Here in Canada, we are now trying to come to terms with Hergé's visions of North American First Nations, that in Europe are still called 'Indianer'; here in our schools we thank First Nations every morning for letting us use the land upon which our nation is built I still find Hergé problematic, but that is what great art does and I do hope in Denmark, the discussion will continue
Exactly, and as you know, to this day Canada still has problems with the First Nations, as you label them.
The European word "Indianer" is not to be translated with Indian. That would be "Inder" in Germannic/Scandinavian. So it doesn't have the same politically correct connotations.

Many things have been conveniently forgotten, sometimes for centuries. Like the fact that Denmark was a major slave-transporting nation in the 1700's. Danish ships, often mainly manned with Norwegian sailors and funded to a large extent by money from Schleswig & Holstein, sailed to Africa and sold often British manufactured products to coastal tribes in Africa, who profited greatly on selling slaves from inland tribes to the Europeans.

And I also think we should not make the mistake of putting Native Americans on a pedestal as well.
The magnificent and in Europe well-loved and even admired prairie tribes only existed as horse-nations for some 150 years. Before that the Sioux, the Cheyennes the Blackfeet and even the Kiowas portrayed so favorably in Silver Arrow, were mainly forest dwellers.
The Eastern forest tribes were more than happy killing each other. And that to the extent that the population level was dropping, hence the reason why they adopted so many prisoners, including many of the first white settlers. They were also more than happy to kill every beaver in sight in return for European products they couldn't manufacture themselves. (In fact that was one of the reasons why the Cheyennes and Sioux were pushed to edge of the prairie.)
Later on (around 1820-40) some of the tribes acquired black slaves and established (pretty successful) plantations of their own.

As for the Mayas and Aztecs. Extremely advanced civilizations. - Who in periods performed human sacrifices on an industrial scale! And who were in continuous war with neighboring nations.
As for the Incas. - Well, ask their neighbors what they thought about them! The Conquistadors would have had huge problems defeating these civilizations without their local allies, who absolutely hated the Incas and Aztecs. It may even have been impossible without the "help" of diseases.

So it's important IMO to keep in mind that the natives the Europeans encountered all over the world could be genuine bastards too when if it suited them.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:22 AM
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Here are some more photos of Frederik at the Special Operations Command Change of Command Parade on Wednesday:


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And here's another gallery of the opening of the new Herge exhibition in Odense yesterday:


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Old 03-23-2018, 09:46 AM
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Thanks, Iceflower.

Frederik is doing an awful lot of saluting.

Here we see the difference between the army salute and the navy salute: http://2.t.cdn.belga.be/belgaimage:1...def&m=nhmkmiba
In the army (presumably someone from the air force came up with that idea!) your wrist is as close to 90 degrees as it is possible. While the navy salute is more natural for most humans.
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:53 PM
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Gallery from the Herge exhibition
https://www.facebook.com/brandtsmuse...33696156665383

https://kendte.dk/kronprins-frederik-herge/?image=1

http://kongehuset.dk/foto-video/hkh-...illingen-herge

another article and photos from Frederik visiting the Herge exhibition
Hergé udstilling på Brandts | krebs® | FOTOGRAFI & FILM
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:44 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #13, 2018.
Written by our fitness reporters the Ulrik Ulriksen and the Ken Richter.

As you know Frederik recently went to Aalborg to visit the special forces there.
Aalborg is located some five hours by car from Copenhagen, depending on the traffic and on the way back, he surprised a number of local school children who were practicing for the Royal Run, which is to take place in connection with Frederik's birthday and where he will take place in several of these runs on the same day.

It was a chilly day (in fact there hasn't even been a hint of spring yet!) when Frederik with his hand buried in his pockets showed up among the children and smiled: "Are you cold? - I can at least promise that the weather will be a little warmer on the day we are going to run."

Frederik offered good advise during the warming up, while mingling with the children: "You must also remember to eat healthy, go to bed early and rise early on the day we are going to run together in Aalborg, because we are going to run as early as as 09.00." (Frederik must have B-type children!)
After half an hour it was time to drive on to Aarhus: "When we see each other again at the Royal Run, please do come over and say hi. I'll remember it's you I trained with".

Later on Frederik surprised around 50 adults who were to start on a practice run in front of Marselisborg. (The park around Marselisborg is open to the public when the DRF is not in residence.)
Here he also helped with the warming up and mingled with people - something he is very good at. He ended the brief visit by saying: "I hope You will have a good day, when we get there."
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:50 PM
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"Crown Prince Frederik comes to Aalborg to celebrate the 100th anniversary
The Crown Prince will open a new Jørn Utzon exhibition" -April 9th
https://nordjyske.dk/nyheder/aalborg...2-75f6b81aa146
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:19 AM
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Frederik is currently in Bangladesh, where he has visited the largest refugee camp in the world. At Cox's Bazar. It is currently home to 900.000 refugees from Myanmar.
Since August last year, 700.000 have crossed the border, in what is a de facto ethnic cleansing taking place in Myanmar.

The situation in the refugee camp is expected to worsen, when the monsoon comes.

Frederik will return to DK today Friday.

https://www.bt.dk/danmark/kronprins-...flygtningelejr
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:41 AM
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Thanks Muhler!!

Some more photos and a video posted from the Palace

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhOVRPWA...danskekongehus

http://kongehuset.dk/foto-video/hkh-...n-i-bangladesh

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https://www.facebook.com/detdanskeko...8374535501131/
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:34 PM
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It's great to see his work with the red cross continue.

More from the Danish Red Cross
https://www.rodekors.dk/nyheder/kron...ejr-bangladesh
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articles
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...a-felthospital
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...oeg-i-udlandet
https://kendte.dk/kronprinsen-forlod...gtigt-aerinde/
"For many years I have been following the Red Cross's work closely and previously visited the organization's projects in the world. It is important that the Red Cross humanitarian operations be seen and that the issues are highlighted for as many as possible, says Crown Prince Frederik.

he went to Bangladesh in 2012 as well
https://samvirke.dk/artikler/kronpri...med-hjaelp-fra


Another article and video
https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/kr...gelejr#!/00:13

video tweet
https://twitter.com/danskrodekors/st...22250593083393

Honnored by the visit of HRH Crownprince Frederik of Denmark to @danskrodekors @Federation @BRCS activities in Cox’s Bazar. He was impressed.
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:24 PM
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Love this quote from Frederik's recent visit
"We know from previous visits that the impact of such visits is great - not only because it gives attention, but because it strengthened the unity of the Red Cross enormously. Right from the proud volunteers in the recycling shop to the outgoing surgeon. The royal house creates a spirit of love because they give recognition. And everyone wants to lift the Red Cross a little more. Thanks to HKH Crown Prince for ever to be at eye level and make a difference."
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update...79788333641729

great work all around
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:17 PM
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Crown Prince Frederik attends at the opening of an exhibition in connection with the centennial of Jorn Utzon's birth in Aalborg today

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhWfZ-Nh...y=visitaalborg

https://kendte.dk/kronprins-frederik-joern-utzon/
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:44 PM
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"Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik gets a Sydney Opera House tour from Jorn Utzon’s children Jan and Lin on what would have been their father’s 100th birthday."
https://twitter.com/pitthen/status/983325641641689088

video
https://www.facebook.com/utzoncenter...5420219493201/

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BhWkwo3j...ource=ig_embed
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Old 04-09-2018, 02:13 PM
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Here are some galleries of Frederik opening the exhibition on the occasion of Jørn Utzon's 100th birthday at the Utzon Centre in Aalborg today:



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** nordjyske.dk: Kronprinsen kom, så og klippede.. **


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Old 04-10-2018, 12:17 PM
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Looking very handsome indeed. Im sure he enjoyed the exhibit

a few more
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...6e&oe=5B2F9AB8
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...d0&oe=5B5B9C30
https://scontent-arn2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...f8&oe=5B709532

article with more information on Jørn Utzon
https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/regionale/...nem-sine-oejne
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Old 04-12-2018, 01:03 PM
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11th-12th. April 2018
On Wednesday and Thursday, the Crown Prince visited the Danish soldiers in the Baltic States.

The visit began Wednesday in Lithuania, where the defense currently has f-16 and crew stationed. Here saw the crown prince among other things the Danish facilities and heard about their tasks, and the crown prince also participated in a run along with the soldiers

After the visit to Lithuania, the crown prince flew on to Estonia, where since January the defense has had 200 soldiers from the army stationed Here the crown prince visited a laborious where the crown prince experienced how the Danish soldiers solve their task in the area. Then it went to the barracks in tapa, where the Danish soldiers live.

H.K.H. Kronprinsen har besøgt de danske soldater i Baltikum | Kongehuset
https://www.facebook.com/detdanskeko...type=3&theater

From the Forsvaret facebook
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https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...c8&oe=5B688E46
another photo
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...13&oe=5B638079

https://twitter.com/forsvaretdk/stat...63663724683265

and from the trip to Bangladesh with the red cross
https://www.svenskdam.se/2018/04/kro...flyktinglager/

Travels from April 4-6 to Bangladesh and April 11-12 to Lithuania and Estonia, busy weeks.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:03 PM
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Thanks Polyseco.

And while Frederik was in Estonia he dropped by to say hi to the Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid.
https://www.facebook.com/KerstiKalju...type=3&theater
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...a0&oe=5B643202

Denmark and Estonia have historical ties and since the Baltic countries became independent Estonia has been taken under the wings of Denmark, in regards to building up a state administration and negotiation contracts on a state level, which they were naturally inexperienced in - and got cheated on a number of occasions.
It is however some 700 years since DK abandoned the castles and colonies in Estonia.
Those well versed in Danish history may remember that it was in Estonia, in 1219, that Dannebrog fell from the sky.

Today there is a regular presence of Danish fighters, who are conducting air patrols over the Baltic countries. The NATO countries take turn in sending fighters there.
One of the currently greatest fears of the Baltic countries is that Russia will do a Crimea on them. I.e. use the ethnic Russian minorities to take a "slice" of one of more of the Baltic countries. The salami method you now. As such a number of NATO countries have also stationed army units there, more or less on a permanent basis there.
They are to be brutal, living shields.

"Separatists" and anonymous "volunteers" may have few qualms about crossing the border and engaging Baltic soldiers, but inflicting casualties on soldiers from other countries is a very dangerous step! As such it's hoped that the presence of foreign troops will serve as a deterrent. That the troops are trained, equipped and under orders to genuinely fight back, if challenged only make the stakes higher.
There is no way NATO can and will accept say 100 casualties from fighting Russian insurgents, without reacting militarily and in force.

On the other hand, Russia no longer have a buffer zone between itself and NATO. Having combat troops from NATO stationed right at their border in Poland and the Baltic in particular tends to make them jumpy, considering Russia's history of being invaded.

Denmark, more or less permanently, now have a mechanized company stationed in Estonia alongside a British battalion.
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Thanks Polyseco.

And while Frederik was in Estonia he dropped by to say hi to the Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid.
https://www.facebook.com/KerstiKalju...type=3&theater
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...a0&oe=5B643202

Denmark and Estonia have historical ties and since the Baltic countries became independent Estonia has been taken under the wings of Denmark, in regards to building up a state administration and negotiation contracts on a state level, which they were naturally inexperienced in - and got cheated on a number of occasions.
It is however some 700 years since DK abandoned the castles and colonies in Estonia.
Those well versed in Danish history may remember that it was in Estonia, in 1219, that Dannebrog fell from the sky.

Today there is a regular presence of Danish fighters, who are conducting air patrols over the Baltic countries. The NATO countries take turn in sending fighters there.
One of the currently greatest fears of the Baltic countries is that Russia will do a Crimea on them. I.e. use the ethnic Russian minorities to take a "slice" of one of more of the Baltic countries. The salami method you now. As such a number of NATO countries have also stationed army units there, more or less on a permanent basis there.
They are to be brutal, living shields.

"Separatists" and anonymous "volunteers" may have few qualms about crossing the border and engaging Baltic soldiers, but inflicting casualties on soldiers from other countries is a very dangerous step! As such it's hoped that the presence of foreign troops will serve as a deterrent. That the troops are trained, equipped and under orders to genuinely fight back, if challenged only make the stakes higher.
There is no way NATO can and will accept say 100 casualties from fighting Russian insurgents, without reacting militarily and in force.

On the other hand, Russia no longer have a buffer zone between itself and NATO. Having combat troops from NATO stationed right at their border in Poland and the Baltic in particular tends to make them jumpy, considering Russia's history of being invaded.

Denmark, more or less permanently, now have a mechanized company stationed in Estonia alongside a British battalion.
Wasn't Denmark the first country to recognise a newly independent Estonia? I seem to remember some footage of Queen Margrethe talking about receiving the Baltic ambassadors at Fredensborg
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Wasn't Denmark the first country to recognise a newly independent Estonia? I seem to remember some footage of Queen Margrethe talking about receiving the Baltic ambassadors at Fredensborg
That's correct.
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Today, April 13, Crown Prince Frederik handed out the "Denmark's Olympic Hope" award to young Danish sports talents in Copenhagen (and played some table tennis with one of the winners ).


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