Sunday, September 23, 2018


It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
  To call upon a neighbour and to say: --
"We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight,
  Unless you pay us cash to go away."

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
  And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
  And then  you'll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
  To puff and look important and to say: --
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
  We will therefore pay you cash to go away."

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
  But we've  proved it again and  again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
  You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
  For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
  You will find it better policy to say: --

"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
  No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
  And the nation that pays it is lost!"

For Common Core grads, here's the modern version:

Hint: It has pictures. When next you come up out of her basement, have mommy read it to you.


Old NFO said...

Excellent, and no, NO dane-geld... EVER

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billrla said...

The Danes have already been gelded, if you catch my thrift.

Anonymous said...

Sen. Grassley et al are doing just that. Further confounding the moment are those who say the Sen. is a genius to let the game play out.

Aesop, well done.