[ANSTHRLD] FW: Real world Heraldic Emergency
fitzmorgan at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 12:36:01 PST 2007
I tend to agree with your feelings, but the suit was filed in a EU court
which trumps a national court. And in the EU Political Correctness trumps
common sense every time.
On Dec 16, 2007 11:36 AM, <radei at moscowmail.com> wrote:
> this is a typical example of Bigotry founded of Ignorance being pandered
> to in the name of "Political Correctness".
> The complaint should have met with instruction as to the nature of the
> meaning of the charge. In many countries the Insignia of the Armed Forces
> may only be changed by Law<Parliment, Congress, the Royal Person, of the
> Royal Herald>. I am suprised Sweden is not one of them.
> BCC: To those I feel may have interest in this subject.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Robert Fitzmorgan" <fitzmorgan at gmail.com>
> > To: heralds <heralds at lists.ansteorra.org>
> > Subject: [ANSTHRLD] FW: Real world Heraldic Emergency
> > Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 16:40:12 -0600
> > Army castrates heraldic lion
> > Published: 13 Dec 07 12:34 CET
> > Online: http://www.thelocal.se/9398/
> > Protests from female soldiers have led to the Swedish military removing
> > penis of a heraldic lion depicted on the Nordic Battlegroup's coat of
> > The armed forces agreed to emasculate the lion after a group of women
> > the rapid reaction force lodged a complaint to the European Court of
> > Justice, Göteborgs-Posten reports.
> > But although the army was eventually happy to make the changes in the
> > interests of gender equality, the artist who designed the insignia was
> > than pleased.
> > "A heraldic lion is a powerful and stately figure with its genitalia
> > and I cannot approve an edited image," Vladimir A Sagerlund from the
> > National Archives told Göteborgs-Posten.
> > Sagerlund blasted the army for making changes to the coat of arms
> > his permission.
> > "The army lacks knowledge about heraldry. Once upon a time coats of arms
> > containing lions without genitalia were given to those who betrayed the
> > Crown," said Sagerlund.
> > But the castrated lion has already won the day and is now worn on the
> > of all soldiers in the battle group's Swedish battalions.
> > "We were given the task of making sure the willy disappeared," Christian
> > Braunstein from the army's 'tradition commission' told Göteborgs-Posten.
> > "We were forced to cut the lion's willy off with the aid of a computer,"
> > added.
> > The Nordic Battlegroup is one of eighteen such military groups in the
> > European Union. Some 2,000 of its 2,400 soldiers come from Sweden, with
> > rest coming from Finland, Norway, Ireland and Estonia.
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