The pride of Sweden: Swedish Film Director Roy Andersson awarded Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival 2014
Some say that we are privileged to be living during the last days, that if we were not here in the beginning, then at least everybody will have a ringside seat as at the end, we all go down together…
“I and I
In creation where one’s nature neither honors nor forgives
I and I
One says to the other, no man sees my face and lives” (Professor Dylan)
This news requires primordial thinking and critical understanding; it’s like a tale out of Uncle Remus & the Malevolent Rabbit
First he (the trickster) slaps you in the face and then demands that you turn the other cheek or repent. A doleful bargain that you just can’t resist.
World :The latest : Ukraine President Vows to Defend Key Port (against cruise missiles from air, land and sea)
I should like to apologise about a mistake I made repeatedly – I must have got carried away (I can’t remember how) in associating St. Louis, Missouri with Louisville, Kentucky as the birthplace of Muhammad Ali. Associatively thinking, I must have got carried away emotionally,by the flames in Ferguson, St.Louis, Missouri, and there you have it.
In his Sunday editorial, it’s a mystic, logic, formula: Peter Woldarski says that repeating something enough times leads to that thing’s normalisation.. (such as that some men are more equal than others…)
Sweden : It’s this “inequality” that Mikael Wiehe and the Cartel are angry about and feeling very oppositional: “We are not Shjit” they complain and sing. The inequality in question often masquerades as “poverty” … first world, second world and right here in Sweden what one of the Naipauls refered to as the “turd world” and relatively speaking, considering the inequality between poverty and riches, the alleged ghettoization and marginalisation of youths in this country, said to be visible in certain immigrant sections like Husby and Rinkeby, could qualify for that third/ “turd” world category. Is it any wonder that when the radicalized and frustrated energies of the youth protest move-ment in Husby finally erupted, the Islamophobes were quick to mis-label it “the Muslim Riots in Husby” ?
As a European, which do you think is more important, the Swedish Elections of 14th September or Scotland’s Independence Referendum on 18th September?
You yourself can answer the silly question, as a Swede and as European and in this distinction there should be no schizophrenia – or any kind of conflict to what is possible: dual loyalty.
I guess you’ll say that both are important. Let the Swedes be left to take care of their own shjit in peace, and let Europe also take care of our collective sshjit in peace and tranquillity.
The impact of whatever outcome of the Swedish Elections will mostly be felt locally whereas the outcome of the Scottish Referendum – whichever way it goes, will have registered the divisions established by the ratio of “yes” to “no” votes. If yes, will they keep Her Majesty the Queen ? Will they keep the £ British Pound Sterling? Will they join the EU or NATO?
I guess that if it was the Skåne region of Sweden that was holding a referendum for secession from Sweden, or if it was the ambitious, radical Muslims down there in Malmö who – in anticipation of the word-wide caliphate were demanding a referendum in their own corner down there in Skåne about cutting loose or declaring that part of Sweden as their Islamic Caliphate with Malmö as its eternal capital, it would be another kind of question altogether. Jimmie Åkesson and his lieutenants in the SD would be leading the crusade against the insurgents in the Malmö Caliphate. The trinity of Reindeldt, Löfven and Hägglund, along with the Archbishop of Sweden would probably be supporting Jimmy the kingmaker Åkesson’s crusade at such a crucial moment
They have had their duel. The debate was declared open – and immediately – there were sparks as St. George’s Fredrick the Great Reinfeldt crossed swords with the man whose symbol is the rose (Stefan Ironman Löfven) and after the crossing of swords, they then settled down to exchanging blows.
The sheikh had told him to stop going to the mosque and to stop eating meat, as that was making him more aggressive. If you think of that as extreme then read this about what happened in China.
Not even the Great Satan would dare to do that.
Sweden : At Ladbrokes, the odds for the Swedish Elections, have changed perceptibly !
Foreign Policy is at the bottom rung of the ladder of election issues in Sweden at this time of the year, because with Ukraine and Gotland and Russian planes just over the horizon, there’s not much else to talk about, is there?
However, I’m still looking forward to a duel between Mr Bildt and that his Social Democrat interlocutor who likes to shoot from the hip…
I and I often reads the Swedish newspaper as blips of Swedish history (no calling names, but some of it some of it filled with sanctimonious or national bigotry laced with the saintly aura of all kinds of propaganda viewpoints and “reports”” surveys.
Dag Hammarskjöld standards.
On the other hand the conglomerate of Swedish newspapers and the Swedish media at large (considering their own interests and not without cause) are capable of going on a witch hunt. They can demonise. Just ask Jimmie Åkesson & the Kingmakers.
Is it genuine mass hypocrisy or just mass national piety?
Bear in mind, “The following funny story told to me by the Princess Lilian also depicts how foreigners may view the Swede’s drinking and speechmaking. A Frenchman, a Swede and a Norwegian were sentenced to death and the day before the execution they were granted their last wishes. The Frenchman asked for a three course meal followed by a cigar. The Swede asked for a dinner and also wanted to make a speech. The Norwegian’s last wish was to be executed before the Swede began his speech.” (Source: Swedish customs in everyday situations)
I read in yesterdays Expressen that some of Hitler’s people were among the Founding Fathers & Mothers of the Sweden Democrats.
But it’s not only the Swedish papers; take for example this Guardian article about the sword of Damocles handing over the UK’s head.
Whichever way the referendum goes, the Scots are reputed as parsimonious folks, it’s a national characteristic, a national virtue and I should know since my step-father John Patrick was Scottish and he was no exception. They know how to take care of the economy.
The other day someone was trying to sell me the line that “South Africa is not a country” because South Africa does not have
1. A name.
2. A Flag (the rainbow was supposed to be a transitional symbol)
3. A National Anthem (that Nkosi Sikelel is the “African National Anthem”)
4. A New – ( national) currency
5. Certain Laws…
Awesome artillery fire from the very first paragraph:
“Alistair Darling seems to be a sucker for punishment. He was chancellor of the exchequer on the blackest day of the global financial crisis in the autumn of 2008, when the Royal Bank of Scotland was forced to tell the government that its cash machines would run out of money within three hours. Six years on, Darling has another exceptionally tough job: fronting the campaign seeking to prevent Scotland voting for independence on 18 September as the polls show support for his side slipping.”
To prevent his side slipping down the slippery slope…
What would independence really mean for Scotland’s economy?
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