Really, is there any country like Sweden?
You are not so short of memory that you don’t remember Fredrik the Great Reinfeldt’s words that, “You must open your hearts”
The thought “Really, is there any country like Our Sweden?” popped from somewhere (my heart?) into my “mind” yesterday evening at approximately 20.00 pm as I looked out of the window from a room in the ABF building on Sveavägen, during the break in the three hour lecture and workshop being given by Dr. Seyed Azmayesh
The evening before, he and his musical ensemble “The Caravan of Love” and the other guy in his team Mehrdad Noorani had been equally loving and superb.
As I just decribed the two day event to a friend (via an sms) :Shortly: it’s not religion-based.Focusing on the heart whilst listening to the gentle beat/rhythm of the daf drum calms and then silences the mind’s chatter/ thoughts, leaving that empty place/heart space an undiscovered country waiting to be discovered…
In the meantime, some more chatter:
Really, is there any country like our Sweden?
Yes indeed, to be remembered always, Haazinu, Moses song by the sea
A sub question – on a lower scale – much lower – but still in terms of Human Rights and freedom from the poverty of oppression, we, Great Sweden are at the very top of the World League and therefore it was possible for the mind to pop the question “ Really, is there any country like you oh Sweden?”
You may draw without ink and you may even say what you think – and think whatever you like (freedom of speech) but I only want to point out that in any case the Almighty Himself created and still gives sustenance to the Swedish people and of course (smile) the Jewish people too – and for good measure let me add all the good people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Syria and the Palestinians are no exception. I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings and this is the truth – whether you like it or you like it not: it’s the same Almighty sustaining everybody in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, North America, Europe – and that includes Jimmie Åkesson and his Band of Gypsys, the tigers, lions, baboons, monkeys, gorillas, dogs, to name just a few of the evolutionary sub-human species…
The Mediterranean Sea: Lou Reed: The Cold Black Sea cremation
Immigration looms as the humanitarian superpower’s third most important issue right now, and that’s why I’m thinking of Mr. Jimmie Åkesson in relation to a) the Biblical Brothers keepers, the Swedish noble/ Nobel Brothers keepers’ mentality and b) German Brothers Keepers mentality with regard to this latest news:
What the Sweden Democrats (and indeed most of Europe) is saying right now is,
“ Sure, people/ Human Beings from even the furthest corners of the world are my brothers and sisters but that doesn’t mean that they all have to come here; so, come rain or shine, they had better stay over there! “
But we’ve all got to do our (fair) share and our Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his social democratic soul and our foreign Minister Margot Wallström have not been missing in action proposing to help with boats, helicopters, airplanes, humanitarian visas, that can be applied for at EU embassies outside of Europe (I guess that everybody will apply), introducing a new quota system etc.
Give praise where it is due: it is Turkey that has taken in most refugees not only in Europe but in the whole world!
A sobering thought: It’s got nothing to do with the Law of Jante, but humbly, think of our greatness!
WE already have something far better than Obamacare!
But I had better stop right there!
Should Sweden be advertised like this to the usual places from which refugees come, with a
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door”….
as in the game of Monopoly it would be ”pass go” : all would-be refugees to Europe would pass, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal etc. and go directly to Sweden – preferably by air….
And now (just for a moment imagine) Sweden, geographically situated where Italy is with the island of Gotland roughly corresponding to Lampedusa….how would we handle the boat immigrants’ crisis?
Perhaps, all of the above could be labeled “fat thoughts”
in need of this kind of solution