Thursday, April 26, 2012

Barn av Regnbuen.

From Yahoo News:

"Tens of thousands of rose-waving Norwegians gathered in central Oslo Thursday to deride mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik by singing a song he hates, viewing it as Marxist indoctrination.

Some 40,000 people, according to police, massed in the rain at a square near the Oslo district courthouse where Breivik is on trial for his July 22 attacks that killed 77 people, to sing "Children of the Rainbow" by Norwegian folk singer Lillebjoern Nilsen.

The article goes on;

"Breivik last Friday told the court that Nilsen was 'a very good example of a Marxist' who had infiltrated the cultural scene and that his song was typical of the 'brainwashing of Norwegian pupils.'"

"Children of the Rainbow" is Lillebjoern Nilsen's adaptation of Pete Seeger's "My Rainbow Race" and is very popular in Norway.

In Norwegian, "Children of the Rainbow" is translated "Barn av Regnbuen" - discovering that little tidbit was how I was able to locate a Youtube video of the song sung in Norwegian.

I don't speak or understand Norwegian - if "Barn av Regnbuen" is an accurate translation of the Seeger song, I can't say that the song would be on my list of all-time favorites. However, the fact that mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik hates this song so much is reason enough for me to post the Youtube version here.

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