A Man In Denmark Fleeing Persecution For Hurting a Politician’s Feelings

[The following post is by TDV Chief-Editor, Jeff Berwick]

I was contacted today by a Dollar Vigilante subscriber with an urgent situation.

He lives in Denmark and, as many TDV subscribers are, is not a fan of government.  As such he had said some things about some politicians on Facebook that "hurt their feelings" and he now fears that he may have to spend six months in jail.

Surely hurting someone's feelings can't be illegal in Denmark, can it?  Yes, it is illegal to hurt the feelings of a "public servant" in Denmark!

Penal Code 121, in Denmark, states, "Any person who with scorn, epithets or other insult assaulting any of the § 119 persons mentioned in the execution of his office or function or in respect of the same shall be punished by a fine or by imprisonment up to 6 months."

The people referred to as § 119 are, "public officials, the performance of the Service or the office or in respect of the same or of equal way seek to prevent such person in making a lawful act of service or to force him to make an act of service."

This kind of craziness isn't even just in places like Denmark.  In Canada, one town has just made it illegal to "insult a public official"!

In the case of the man from Denmark who contacted me today he has decided he'd rather leave the country than stand for this prosecution/persecution.  He wanted to go to Mexico but told me he didn't currently have a passport.

This is why I admonish everyone, no matter where you live, to always have a current passport.  You never know when you may "hurt the feelings" of a government bureaucrat and be subject to imprisonment… or any myriad of other laws.  In the US today almost everything is illegal.  People have been imprisoned for collecting rainwater on their own property or even just trying to live off the grid… or feeding homeless people!  Virtually everything can be deemed illegal in the US.

Besides not having a current passport this person was rapidly scanning the world map looking for a place where he can go for refuge from political persecution.  This is also one of the reasons why we have TDV Groups (http://tdvgroups.com – TDV Groups is free with a subscription to TDV).  It is a worldwide group of libertarian expats who are also TDV subscribers who can help fellow TDV'ers.  I immediately added him to some of the TDV Groups in Mexico so he could figure out where he wants to go as he defects from Denmark.

The moral of the story here is:

1. Always have a passport that is current and up-to-date.  Oppressive countries around the world are getting more oppressive and you never know when you may find yourself being persecuted for all manner of innocent deeds.  Also, if your passport is nearing expiry, renew it earlier rather than later.  With my own passports I try to renew as early as possible.  That way if I get stuck in a situation where I need to use that passport and can't renew it, for whatever reason, I have a longer period of time by which I can find other options.  

Of course, if you have the ability to get a second passport that is even better.  If you have a family heritage for another country contact its local embassy and ask them if you qualify to apply for citizenship based on heritage.  It is NEVER easy to do but it is worth your time to try as that gives you another option should your home country deny you a passport.  If you have the means (ie. a fair amount of money, as it is not cheap) you can look at investment citizenship options in numerous countries around the world (TDV Passports can help with many of those).

2. Even if you don't intend to expatriate it is good to be connected to a worldwide network of like-minded expatriates should you ever end up on the run from ridiculous persecution.  This is something that TDV Groups can be of incredible value should you find yourself looking for somewhere to go on a moment's notice.

3. Expect the unexpected.  This person had just "insulted" some government officials.  Now, while you may say "But it's only six months in jail, that's not too bad", you may feel differently when they come for you.  In this person's case he had already been wanting to defect from Denmark so imminent incarceration just prompted him to do so more quickly than he planned.  

As we get further into The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI) there will be countless dangerous situations people will be faced with as economies, financial and monetary systems collapse. Prepare for anything to happen now rather than later as it will be much more comfortable to do so while already being prepared rather than being caught off guard and being like this person looking for last minute solutions.

This person's experience is minor compared to what many people will be facing in the coming months and years as TEOTMSAWKI progresses.  Take the time now to get your affairs in order so if/when you find yourself having to run from a bad situation you aren't left without options.

Thoughts? Join us at TDV Blog.

Jeff Berwick

Anarcho-Capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante and creator of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and cryptocurrency conferences including his own, the world's largest anarcho-capitalist conference, Anarchapulco, as well he has been embarrassed to have appeared in the fake mainstream media including CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg. Jeff also posts video content daily to YouTube, Bitchute, LBRY and 153News.

11 Comments

  1. Gerald on May 22, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Hello guys! anyone home?

    trying to contact you on site and cannot get past the capcha code, I was commenting on the following as a premium subscriber:

    what is up with premium subscriber area? It doesn’t load anything except the title.

    I also asked a question quite some time ago about whether there was an update to GYGOOD as it is over 1 year old.

    I have heard from Jeff in his posts that there are tdv groups of users but when I look into locations there are no current posts or active communications that are not several years old in the places i wanted to look up.

    No current info about places in the world to visit and live.

    I have only been a subscriber for a few months but the offering for the cost is actually pretty slim.

    I know you have a private Facebook group but was hoping for a more secure private group than Facebook. I guess you can’t fight the machine, people would rather be insecure on Facebook.

    anyway would really appreciate a response this time to my questions guys.

    • Sebastian on May 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      That’s why I cancelled my subscription. Plus the infrequent updates of the eZines (is that still a valid word?). Maybe there is more happening on Facebook but I don’t like that place much.

      All of this is too bad. TDV could be a great place to exchange info about how to “live free in an unfree world”. Moving to an entirely different country/continent is for me not the first thing I’m considering. But the decline of the Western Empire seems to speed up by the week and then staying here may not be an option.

    • Michael Bach on May 22, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Hi Gerald, can you send me an email to mbach @ tdvmedia.com please? We are in the process of migrating the system right now. The issue you mention should be fixed very soon.

  2. Gerald on May 22, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I hate sending this stuff as a generic post but no other way to get it to you. please delete when you get it.

  3. JJ Joseph on May 23, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Strangely enough, the one place you can run to to escape this kind of idiocy is (wait for it) Russia. Over a million Ukrainians have run to Rusia to escape legal lunacy. Gas, electricity, & food are cheap, land is cheap, air fares are cheap. There’s lots of jobs. And you can insult politicians without fear!

  4. Mack Truck on May 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    That pussy ass politician should be tared & feathered.

  5. Charles Byrd on June 2, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Before anyone laughs, it should be pointed out that liberals look to Scandinavian countries as models for how things ought to be.

    • asdasd on June 9, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      And it definately should NOT BE AS IT IS IN SCANDINAVIA NOW!! It should be without dividing the Earth into small pieces of land that individual monkeys then OWN.. It should be where we use what we can, together, only use technology for good purposes.. So on and on… It is not like getting food for free makes us able to eat more…!! We need to get to a point where we dont need/have government because we individually and in consenting communities do what needs to be done.. And we dont NEED to do any more than what NEEDS to be done to survive and live on yet another day..

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