How time flies! Just six weeks ago it was Republicans in Sweden still hope for Romney
In the winter of discontent those most directly affected are most offended by these sort of things: The 9 Most Racist Disney Characters .
Wouldn’t it be marvellous if we were all loaded with at least just enough chesed for us all to be loving and kind towards one another?
Those who are generally unhappy with themselves expend a lot of energy criticizing others instead of tending to their own shortcomings, mishaps and station in life, “Speak jealously of them that are free” or want to correct my thoughts when he is not acquainted with them, knows himself but doesn’t know me, and it’s true, “familiarity breeds contempt” like some crazy South African guy – Muslim of course, who phoned me this evening to threaten my life and to falsely accuse me ( filthy, unspeakable language) of having sent him an mss and why should I want to do that when he’s not in any way whatsoever important to me and as if I care what he thinks or does not think, what opinions he has or does not have, how intelligent he thinks he is or is not, how educated or not educated, who or what he worships or does not worship, or why he spent only eight years in jail or did not spend only eight years in jail in Sweden. As Gandhi once said we should try to be the change we would like to see in others. I only wish for others what I wish for myself – with one slight reservation: I am not a missionary – which doesn’t mean that I don’t want everybody on the planet to find peace and love in their lives – or to be as great as they want to be, without any interference from me here or in the hereafter.
The next time I’m disturbed I know exactly who to turn to – the one who is already aware and fully informed.
The good news is that in Sweden we’re mostly already happy
Which doesn’t mean that we cannot do with some more glad tidings like this – perhaps not of great joy exactly, but at least of great satisfaction and it’s the kind of news that should be very welcome to the local Santa Claus. She’s definitely just the kind of immigrant that I’m sure Per Ankersjö would like to open the borders for
so that she can
even more mysteriously
for her to settle down here
to do business.
They’d probably be rolling out the red carpet and maybe give her the 21 gun salute
Without a doubt it would be the kind of move that would bring some Christmas cheer to Anders Borg too, not to mention dear Erik Ullenhag as no doubt about it Lady Folorunsho Alakija would integrate and even Jimmie Åkesson and the SD would drop any great demands being put on her about adjusting to the beautiful Swedish Christmas climate, or seeking any basic accomplishments great or small in Swedish or Swenglish language requirements or having to adjust to Swedish culture and new dance steps and great shakes to the dragspel and the rest of the great Swedish music….
Dear countryman and countrywoman, the rich and poor, are we the same?
I just took note of this improbable poster suggesting that if you’re feeling sad and depressed, anxious, worried about the future, feeling isolated and alone, YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM CAPITALISM
Well, baby Jesus has come and gone back to where he came from and his birthday celebration is a festival of peace on earth and goodwill to all men, but right now, climate change aside with these below zero temperatures up North all is not well on the planet. The suffering in Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Congo, the school massacres in Connecticut, homicide statistics it’s an average of 32 murders a day in the USA, serious problems in Mali and not least of all ,election results in Ghana being challenged:Narratives of Injustice: The Counting of Votes in Aboabo, Ghana (guest post by Ulrik Jennische) and a new capital currently under construction in Equatorial Guinea
To our chagrin a season of post-mortems and regrets after the victims of murder have been laid to rest:
Informed a few minutes ago that according to the Mayan calendar this is a good Channukah and Christmas period beginning on the 21st of December this year , 2012 ,which doesn’t mean to say that every problem in Jesus’ birthplace and in Syria, and in the Congo, is going to evaporate overnight but there is hope yet and that’s why we’ve got to work on it…