Thursday, May 24, 2007
A practical example of the Jantelov
According to Jantelov, don't try to flaunt your wealth if you're one of the few; don't pretend that you're better, smarter or more clever than others, whether it's true or not. If you progress above the average level, be it intellectually or materially, then be discreet about it. That is, unless you're an intellectual of the correct political observance: Extreme left wing. Any attempt not to conform will be punished through extreme taxes, envy, and maybe even sabotage by fellow citizens and the government. This may happen through a variety of subtle ways. People who emigrate are subject to envy and therefore the wrath of the Jantelov, because the only reason for emigrating that a well-conditioned Dane can think of is to avoid paying tax and thereby evading their duty to show solidarity with the less wealthy. Also, by emigrating, you show that you think you are better than other Danes, and that is unforgivable. Unfortunately, communistic and socialistic indoctrination sets in from an early age. Because of the high taxes, both parents are forced to work and leave their children at institutions, where the personnel has every opportunity to implant the "correct" ideas in the children. Thus, many Danes actually believe in the destructive regime.