Posted by Marquis James von Hartman, MLP on August 23, 1999 at 10:34:25:
I quite agree this trial will be a test of both how free the Swedish people are to express alternative concepts through art forms, now effecting Ladonia's sculptures . This is not just a trial against our beloved Ladonia.
I expressed a belief in the 25th issue of the Ladonia Herald "its faith that keeps the
Ladonian art project alive and left alone even in the face of Fire, Vandles, and the Swedish Authority." Its even a prime biblical principle.
I think the key thing to keep in mind is that Count Ehrensvaerd is the "former landowner".
Consider what Lars Vilks has done. These include an improved Skane economy,
do to tourism. A Swedish trip for travers with a bonus Ladonia trip that keeps customers in local towns throughout the Kullen region. Perhaps an extra day or more. It brings return visitors too.
The removal of Ladonia is like removing Tivoli Gardens from Denmark. But far more is important would be loss of a tiny nation that brought the people togther from around the world in co- operation.. Lets not forget the economy drawn from the WWW. But its not money that drives Ladonia! Its the people who bring there talent that gives added life to this part of an otherwise forgotten world below Kullen by the sea. Money changes nothing. In Ladonia It's the faith
and talent of people changes everything.
I admit my thoughts are from a North American perspective. So I only can express
my views in this way.
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