My country has a right-wing government. Today the report of the state of public finances came out. It shows that Denmark is stinking rich. The national debt will be eliminated in 2007, the economical growth is unprecedented, two third of the population own property and money at a scale never seen before in our national history. The amount of money spend on Christmas celebrations increases every year. We´re in the top-league world wide when talking about average individual income.
This could be ever so nice if it wasn´t because of:
Denmark is closing her borders as much as possible to keep immigrants and refugees out.
A young dane cannot go abroad, fall in love with a foreign citizen and expect to be able to marry this person and live as a married couple in Denmark.
Denmark has been cutting down on aid to third world countries every year for several years now.
If you´re unemployed, ill, or in any other way not a part of the mainstream way of living, you can expect to be harrassed, to be made suspicious and to get such low social security benefits that you´re unable to have an acceptable standard of living.
Denmark is a part of an agressional war at the moment - for the first time in more than a century - for no reason other than Mr Rasmussen´s wish to be George Bush´s lapdog.
So, I´d describe my country as a rich and lonely miser at the moment.
Personally I would rather experience the opposite. But there will be an election soon. I am looking forward to that.