como fiquei chocado com a imbecilidade inerente à conduta e a contradição deste dado com o que sei dos meus conhecidos dinamarqueses, resolvi checar sobre o fato lastimável das fotos e constatei algumas informações relevantes. Depreende-se ser um povo e um local muito peculiares, diferentes do Norueguês médio (e, portanto, longe de ser apto a render as 40 impressões deste tópico). E a prática relatada é bárbara (aliás, legitimamente bárbara, considerando a geografia) e deplorável, mesmo.
No vídeo de 2010 do youtube reportando um email de novembro de 2009 de onde essas imagens foram tiradas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxq0RGy9 ... verified=1
), já na sessão de comentários um dinamarquês dá um depoimento interessante:
"First of all, as said in the video it's Faroe Islands, it's so far off Denmark as possible, Greenland is more danish than them, They don't even speak danish or know danish, DO NOT blame Denmark on that, WE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS CRUEL SLAUGHTERS of innocent animals,
I'd like to point out that they are twisted on that gods forsaken Island and I'd be very happy the entire Island was wiped out (I'm Danish myself and didn't knew they were a part of Denmark until now), also Incest and rape is a normal day on Faroe Islands.
I know you're upset, but don't accuse anyone before having a slight background information, I'm myself also very upset, sad and offended that we're blamed for this... In Real Denmark we don't need anything to prove that we're adult and mature, we're fucking vikings, not bitches luring poor defenseless animals
Partindo daí, vale a informação que parece corroborar o que ele diz quanto ao distanciamento (geográfico e sociocultural) e falta de identidade nacional dos cidadãos das ilhas Faroe (não confundir com as ilhas Farö da Suécia ) em relação à Dinamarca e seu povo:
"The Faroe Islands is an archipelago and autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, at about 320 kilometres (200 mi) north-north-west of mainland Scotland. The total area is approximately 1,400 km2 (540 sq mi) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people.
The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. Over the years, the Faroese have taken control of most domestic matters. Areas that remain the responsibility of Denmark include military defence, police, justice, currency and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands also have representatives in the Nordic Council as members of the Danish delegation."
"On 12 April 1940, the Faroes were occupied by British troops. The move followed the invasion of Denmark by Nazi Germany and had the objective of strengthening British control of the North Atlantic (see Battle of the Atlantic). In 1942–1943 the British Royal Engineers built the only airport in the Faroes, Vágar Airport. Control of the islands reverted to Denmark following the war, but in 1948 home-rule was introduced, with a high degree of local autonomy. In 1973 the Faroe Islands declined to join Denmark in entering the European Community (now European Union). The islands experienced considerable economic difficulties following the collapse of the fishing industry in the early 1990s, but have since made efforts to diversify the economy. Support for independence has grown and is the objective of the Republican Party.
E, para fechar, vejam a distância política e formal de identificação do povo dinamarquês com eles:
"Relationship with the European Union
Main article: Faroe Islands and the European Union
As explicitly asserted by both EU treaties, the Faroe Islands are not part of the European Union. Moreover, a protocol to the treaty of accession of Denmark to the European Communities stipulates that Danish nationals residing in the Faroe Islands are not to be considered as Danish nationals within the meaning of the treaties
. Hence, Danish people living in the Faroes are not citizens of the European Union (although other EU nationals living there remain EU citizens)
. The Faroes are not covered by the Schengen free movement agreement, but there are no border checks when travelling between the Faroes and any Schengen country. (The Faroes have been part of the Nordic Passport Union since 1966, and since 2001 there have been no border checks between the Nordic countries and the rest of the Schengen area as part of the Schengen agreement.)"
Eu normalmente não uso wikipedia como fonte de informação, mas nesse caso foi o mais rápido que pude registrar sem perder tanto tempo editando de diferentes origens. Assim,fiz uma rápida checagem dos dados e parece não haver inconsistências, então deixo a fonte: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands
Notem, se há algum povo a que esses insulares podem ser de algum modo relacionados no âmbito geopolítico de fato é a Dinamarca, mas por outro prisma, parece claro que não se pode tomar seus costumes como identidade do povo dinamarquês.