It means "light breeze" in Icelandic, and it's what a mother in Iceland has been calling her daughter for the past fifteen years. The problem? The government of Iceland didn't approve the name so, for her entire life, young Blaer has been identified as stulka or "girl" on all official documents. Now she's suing the Icelandic government for the right to legally use her name. What does this have to do with America? Why is this an omen? Here's why.
In the article on this story I was struck by a sentence which described Icelanders as being "comfortable with a firm state role" (emphasis added) in their lives and therefore not inclined to question the government's right to control what they can name their children. That is exactly the kind of submissive populace that Obama and the secular progressives want to create in America. They want and need a people "comfortable with a firm state role" because they believe state control is fundamental to realizing their version of a compassionate and just society.
Americans need to become comfortable with the government telling them what guns they can own, what light bulbs they can use, what kind of cars they can drive, even what size soda they can buy in a restaurant. Such comfort will make it easier for secular progressives and their president to concentrate more and more power in government, especially the federal government. As Americans become more submissive to and dependent upon the state, looking to it for their sustenance, they will give their votes to the party doling out the goodies, ensuring it permanent political power. And that's the end game; creating permanent power for the Democratic party and making America a one party dictatorship. All for the common good, of course.
But now there's little Blaer, daring to oppose the statist do-gooders in her tiny country. She's "prepared to take her case all the way to [Iceland's] Supreme Court" to protect her "basic human right" to have the name her mother, not the state, chose for her. A name she likes as much as she likes freedom. Her court case is an omen for America but also an inspiration. If a teenage girl can fight to keep the state at bay, so can we. So can anyone. Thank you, Blaer.
Are you listening, America?