The leading airline in Scandinavia – Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), had to take down its video commercial, after it declared that “all” Scandinavian culture was borrowed and it even featured a black man who said he was no better than his “Viking ancestors.”
The ad begins by proclaiming that “nothing is truly Scandinavian” showing that things people from Denmark, Sweden and Norway take pride in, were “copied.”
These include: wind power plants, popularity of bicycles, parental care rights and democracy.
The ad then lists many of the things that Scandinavia is known for, pointing out how it’s actually from somewhere else:
- Credit for democracy goes to Greece
- Credit for parental leave goes to Switzerland
- The Scandinavian windmills were invented in Persia
- German bicycles are a staple of Scandinavian cities
“We are no better than our viking ancestors. We take everything we like on our trips abroad, adjust it a little bit, and et viola. It’s a unique Scandinavian thing. Going out into the world inspires us to think big, even though we’re quite small.
In a way, Scandinavia was brought here, piece by piece, by everyday people who found the best of our home away from home. We can’t wait to see what wonderful things you’ll bring home next.”
The idea is somewhat obvious: nothing originated there, but all of these good things were a result of travelers who went between countries to bring happiness and progress to others.
The punchline “We are no better than our Viking ancestors” is said by a black man.
— E.H. Hail (@Hail__To_You) February 11, 2020
The advert wasn’t positively accepted, and rather became infamous quite quickly. People generally took to social media and began ranting because of the content.
Jag förstås inte varför ni tog ner videon där ni pissar på skandinaver. Ni måste ju ha begripit hur reaktionen skulle bli, så varför agerar ni så, när responsen blir precis som förväntat? #sas pic.twitter.com/qbKy3VLvCh
— Erik Andersson, the Blackpilled Swede (@BlackpilledSWE) February 12, 2020
The original video was taken down from SAS’ YouTube channel, after it received approximately 300 likes and 13,000 dislikes as can be seen above.
Here’s how SAS describes the message behind the ad:
“SAS is a Scandinavian airline that flies travelers to, from and within Scandinavia. We stand behind the message in the movie that is about travel enriching us.
When we travel, we both influence and are influenced by others. The experiences we bring from our travels affect us as individuals but also our communities.
We at SAS are proud of our Scandinavian origins and the values that characterize our open, equal and democratic societies.”
One thing that surely is “imported”, and not only in Scandinavia, but the EU, in general, are extremists, who in one of the best-case scenarios spread hate speech and calls for ethnic cleansing, and in the worst orchestrate or carry out terrorist attacks.
The head of the Swedish Migration Agency, Mikael Ribbenvik warned that Sweden was too welcoming to suspected terrorists and war criminals, providing them with asylum, passports and job permits and being unable to deport them following that.
Ribbenvik believes the current rules are “unreasonable” and result in Sweden being perceived as “a safe haven for war criminals and potential terrorists”, he wrote in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
A record 122 people deemed a security risk were issued temporary residency permits in Sweden in 2019, the official said.
Another example is of the recently deceased “Chechen Blogger” Imran Aliev, who was killed in his hotel room in Lille, France. He was given asylum in Belgium, from where he continued to spread his “democratic” calls for killing of different ethnicities in Chechnya and Dagestan.
Examples such as these, and carried out by those were suspected of terrorism, or even had proven ties to terrorism are numerous, and the EU lacks any agenda to tackle this issue.
It simply allows them in, provides them with social and other benefits, and hopes that the wolf has changed his coat and his nature. Clearly that isn’t the case, judging by the examples.
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