Ironically, Mr. Vilks does not recognize the authority of the Swedish government, for he has declared himself the leader of a sovereign state known as Ladonia. In a further irony, his politics seem to be quite traditionally left-socialist, as Conservative Swede points out:
Wow, this is the first time, in this millennium, that I can remember that I started feeling proud of my country. The media is actually publishing the modoggy. Neat. Credits mainly to Lars Vilks, the Theo van Gogh of Sweden.
Vilks is provocative rather than clever. Which is demonstrated by the fact that he’s a fan of Michael Moore, to the degree that Vilks granted Moore honorary citizenship of his country Ladonia.
There’s nothing more hated by the left by an apostate from Socialism, so Lars Vilks would be well-advised to watch his back.
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Mr. Vilks has produced his own ironic Modoggie drawing, only this one is not really a Modoggie. Our Swedish correspondent LN has helpfully translated the explanation of the latest Rondellhund, posted today on Mr. Vilks’ blog and shown at right in a smaller version.
Vilks writes: Dagens teckning visar för omväxlings skulle en svensk. Denne har tagit på sig lösskägg och turban med tofs samt maskerat sig till profeten Muhammed som rondellhund.
LN’s translation: “For the sake of variety, today’s drawing shows a Swede. He has put on a false beard and a turban with a tassel and has laid on makeup and disguised himself to look like the Prophet Mohammed being a rondell-doggie.”
As a follow-up, will there be Mohammed disguised as a Swede disguised as a Rondellhund? Another kind of animal disguised as a dog with the head of Mohammed? Mohammed disguised as Christ disguised as a pig?
The possibilities for overwrought postmodern irony abound.
Previous posts on this topic:
The Swedes Narrowly Avert Their Own Motoon Crisis
The Prophet as an Obedient Retriever
That Doggone Mohammed
Swedish Muslims Will Exhibit the Modoggies
Lars Vilks Dogged by Death Threats
Modoggies Make it into the Swedish MSM, But…
Oh, No! It’s Happening Again!
Sweden Gets Sent to the Woodshed