The Local (France
Dagen (Swedish Christian newspaper)
Offensiv (to the left-hand side of Social Democracy)
MEMRI ( latest)
Take my word for it : Feminist Stockholm temperature still steadfastly stuck at zero – I look outside the kitchen window and see several feet of snow, the tree and branches all covered with snow, in fact that’s all I can see, lots of snow…
Just as arguably, Jesus was a feminist when walked upon the water, oh, so I would also like to walk upon the not so thin ice.
Thinking ahead and it’s a recurrent situation, not surrealistic: If it rains there could be a sheet of ice under all that snow just outside my front door all the way to the main road and since I’m no slalom or ski champion and because I don’t want to break a hip or worse case scenario, break my neck, I will be needing to put on my cleats and to still walk carefully on all of that frozen water…
In such beautiful weather some keep themselves warm with brandy, the Scots – like my brother Patrick, with whisky, the Russians, vodka, and Mr Gordon, with his gin. All of the aforementioned beverages for non-Muslims; there are also blankets and hearths and for everybody, ginger…
Male and female created He them. Female boss, male boss.
These wintry days a social/moral question posed and answered by Guru Peter Letmark:
A question I’ve heard discussed in King Creole, Stockholm, and Baldakinen in the later part of the last century…
Reality: Sweden must penetrate more markets
More good news:
It’s beginning to make a lot of sense why the ministry which in the previous government was one of “Integration and Gender Equality” manned successively by Nyamko Sabuni and Erik Ullenhag has now been scrapped and partly replaced by the Löfven government as the Ministry of Culture and Democracy currently being manned by Alice Bah Kuhnke with the responsibility of “integration” being equally shared by some of the other ministries
The good sense in this is clear to see when you look at the responsibilities of the other ministries in question.
“The Swedish government is a feminist government. Gender equality is basically a matter of democracy and Justice” writes a smiling PM Stefan Löfven in facebook – and here is the article penned by him and Åsa Regnér in today’s Dagens Nyheter. :
Indeed like a good seducer the prime minister knows that first you have to capture the female mind and the female imagination, in his case to muscle in to the territory most sacred to female voters – the “What’s in it for me?”
When I first read this I thought that it was also a pre-emptive strike at that woman Anna Kinberg Batra who in spite of whatever policy she represents (NATO etc), stands a good chance of harvesting all the female voters who think that it’s about time that liberal Sweden also gets its first female prime minister, wearing or not wearing a hijab – after all Pakistan followed by Turkey and for the past twenty three years Bangladesh, these countries have had their share of female prime ministers and heads of state and no matter who you tweet about Islam’s alleged suppression of women, Sweden is lagging behind in that sphere of female power.
I Like this: it sounds like Lars Vilks against Surat Al-Alaq 15-19 protesting before being dragged to his doom : “It is all right to talk about freedom of expression as long as you hold the whip” (Björn Wiman and Ola Larsmo)
Discipline! What about “Spare the rod and spoil the child”?
And for hypocrites, from Blake’s “Proverbs of Hell” the much quoted “Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion”
And now to some international news. The world is getting wilder by the minute. As the bard sang
“Oh, man has invented his doom
First step was touching the moon”
It’s still freezing cold, below zero degrees Celsius and I’m not feeling like a motherless child but feeling a little like Jonathan Livingston Seagull at the moment, a feeling for flying from Stockholm to Jerusalem the way the winter crow flies.
After last night, even if fragmented into twenty five zillion individual pieces or souls in this world still spinning round, at the rate of for every two Jews, three opinions, Jerusalem still the epicentre of unity for world Jewry is pretty much in the heart-mind.
The Republican controlled Congress is on a collisions course with Brother Obama. They want to make him a lame duck president for the rest of his days as potus.
Brother Obama has already warned them he’s going to veto any sanctions against Iran whilst negotiations/ peace talks are still going on.
The Republican-controlled Congress is obviously on the war path and Republican Congress Speaker John Boehner has invited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the Congress on Iran!
The last word goes to Carl Bildt who over the past three years has been telling us periodically, that the world is getting to be a more dangerous place. He now says : Major War Possible in 2015
N.B. He said “major war” not WW3….