The Dane Geld

Paying extortion only makes them come back for more.

American Perspective | Politics, government and society from a Christian and Constitutional perspective By Robert W. Peck

“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father,

neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son:” Ezekiel 18:20a

By Riley J. Hood—Milwaukee County Constitution Party

That great poet Rudyard Kipling wrote, “Once you pay the Dane-geld, you never get rid of the Dane.” Now Kipling had about 700 years of hindsight when he wrote that, he was referring to the Vikings who were doing their thing, namely murdering, torturing, raping, and destroying peasants who were quietly going about their business.  Kings and other rulers would sometimes bribe the Vikings with money, they would pay them to go away. This became known as the “Dane-geld,” Saxon for the Viking tax.  This of course encouraged more raids, net less, because every time you reward criminals you get more crime. “Once you pay the Dane-geld, you never get rid of the Dane.”

After the Marines pulled out of Beirut, Islamic groups started kidnapping “Westerners” and every time ransom was paid, by our Federal Government, more people were kidnapped. 

Groups like the NAACP, and persons like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have demanded Affirmative Action, shook down corporations for monetary payments and demanded impunity for Black criminals.  Now they are demanding Reparations for a crime that ended in 1865.  There are no Black people in America alive today, that were held as slaves, legally within our borders.  Not to be outdone by Te-Nahisi Coates and Corey Booker, Elizabeth Warren wants Americans to pay reparations to homosexuals as well.  

Here in Milwaukee, the family of the criminal Dontre Hamilton received 2.3 million dollars from my taxes. Every time there is a riot by violent criminals, black Common Council members use the threat of more violence unless taxes are raised and handouts are given to their corrupt community.  Milwaukee Buck Sterling Brown is suing the city for $400,00 to be pulled out of my pocket because he is oppressed.  Guilt manipulation is a Dane-geld.

The Carbon Tax is a Dane-geld. Once implemented, the “Enviro-Vikings” will extort higher and higher rates, and they already have a bogus SCOTUS edict that declares Americans are polluters for exhaling.   

The Milwaukee Constitution Party asserts that “corruption of blood” is still un-Constitutional, and it is un-Christian and un-American to penalize the great-great grandchildren for the sins of some of their ancestors.  These calls for “social justice” are nothing less than attempts at destroying our Republic. Once you pay the Dane-geld, you never get rid of Dane.  As matter of fact, even conversion to the faith didn’t get rid of the Dane, political (military) victory did.  As Kipling ended his poem, “and the nation that pays it is lost.”


The Dane-geld by Rudyard Kipling

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!