Thursday, March 18, 2010

A memorial day, really?

Yes, the loony Defense Mentalist of Sweden have decided that it is time we supported our under-equipped non-combatant ‘guards’ (?) of peace and give them salutes, a costly monument and their own memorial day.

This is laughable on so many levels. Not the supporting the troops idea, I am all for getting behind Swedish soldiers and would probably be one myself if we actually fought in war protecting freedom and capitalism. This isn’t the case though.

I do guess seeing the occasional dead dog and Muslim families starving because of American Imperialism do take its toll. Cleaning an AK-5 each day isn’t fun and driving around in vehicles a beebee-gun easily could penetrate the hull of may raise the pulse a percentage or two, but it is not really the stuff of legends worthy of monuments now is it?

Reading how we should “rally behind our troops” and how the dead coming home in coffins are heroes and now this load of manure makes me think this is some sort of parody of American movies.

Listening to a US president when he’s saying these sorts of things have a certain feel to it that almost sound real and honest. Hearing Swedish politicians saying the same thing about Swedish soldiers who are mostly engaged in the grisly and difficult task of handing out candy and water to the local drug farmers in Afghanistan isn’t really the same thing.

Swedish soldiers haven’t been involved in any conflict since the Napoleonic wars 200 years ago but they do have a good reputation internationally and we had done some good throughout the years, mainly under UN-flag.

Helping war criminals slaughtering Muslims isn’t the highlight of peace-keeping though, but maybe they deserve some recognition. A cake and some lemonade at the airport after finishing their tour, a medal for the heroics of protecting a growly hillside of dirt no-one want - that sort of thing.

But a monument? Why? Are our politicians running out of things to throw money at? And a memorial day? Please... for what exactly? If they feel it necessary to build a statue or memorialize someone, do it for the men and women trying to work within the bureaucratic public health-care system. Or how about building a statue over the common man, who is overtaxed, over-regulated, monitored by dozens of agencies and hardly can get to work because paying for gasoline takes almost all of the salary the government hasn’t already stolen.

Okay, let’s say we should be more positive and supportive of Swedish troops; I’m not totally estranged to that idea. But does that include all tasks and conflicts?

Patrolling the Gaza strip or standing in-between Turkish and Greek forces on Cypress isn’t really the same thing as backing up British troops fighting an unjust and illegal war in Afghanistan. Helping people in Congo isn’t the same as helping US marines and the CIA grow poppy fields.

The Swedish Defense Mentalist seemingly wants to appeal to our national feeling and some conservative vein of pride over soldiers in general. That’s idiotic at best, dangerous at worst. Soldiers protecting their own country or in unison with others protecting peace and democracy by presence is one thing, indirectly helping with the murder of millions of Muslims is another.

The troops should come home and be stationed around our border, not be in a far away country protecting a corrupt regime and aiding a warring faction in a conflict we have nothing to do with.

I’m not supportive of the Defense Mentalist ludicrous ideas and will certainly not be waving any flags over troops helping others commit war-crimes. This has a vile stench to it and the Swedish people should recognize that and demand we bring our boys home.

Why are we debating this?

A 31-year-old woman, who is completely paralyzed and has been on a respirator since she was six, has demanded the right to die in a letter to the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.

The woman was born with a neurological illness that has led to a continuous deterioration of her condition. In her letter to the board she writes that she would have suffocated herself if only she had been able.

The woman has asked the welfare board that she be allowed to be put to sleep so that she can die with dignity.

Apparently there’s a debate over this.

What the fuck is there to debate over!? She wants to die, let her. Why is that so difficult?

If someone wants to cut their legs off, put on non-matching socks or hang themselves, that their decision. As long as there’s no coercion or threat every person should decide over their own body and life.

But of course we need to acknowledge that in most countries, Sweden in particular, the government owns you. They decide where you should be born, where you can be buried and whether or not you can watch certain movies, so maybe I shouldn't be surprised over people debating a person’s right to his/her own life.

This is a non-issue, stop debating and let her go in peace.

The She-devil is at it again

Swedish Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin has blasted Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan over threats that he would consider ordering 100,000 Armenians to leave Turkey.

I hardly see why.

Firstly those 100,000 Armenians the Turkish guy talked about are not Turkish citizens and he’s not considering throwing out the 50,000 or so Armenians with Turkish passports, only those dwelling within Turkish borders without citizenship.

I know there are semantics here, but if we stick to this fact alone, which country in this world would allow them to stay? Sweden certainly wouldn’t. Or is the ugly supposed female Sahlin telling me that her party hasn’t thrown out thousands of people for the very same reason?

If Sweden had 100,000 of any kind of nationality within its borders, ‘illegally’, they would also, with a few working people as exceptions, live under the threat of getting thrown out.

Secondly, the most xenophobic political party in Sweden is the Social Democrats. Not officially or seemingly looking how they have let in tens of thousands of people, but rather how refugees and immigrants are threated on the labor market and in society.

The lefties love immigrants because they are easily fooled into welfare and state-dependence and so will vote for the left. But lefties hate immigrants even more since they do everything they can to keep them out of the working force and down in suburbs and poverty.

Oh, and remember how they treat Polish doctors or Estonian construction workers? Conform, obey or get out is the message sent to those from the Social Democrats.

The so called “racist” party doesn’t want immigrants or at least less of them. To me this is more honest then to let people come and then threat them like shitty voting machines.

And the bitch herself who’ve hired black laborers, paid for her own lavish lifestyle with parliament credit-cards, travel around the world courtesy of taxpayers and never done an honest day work of her entire life, shouldn’t say a word.

I think we can deal with Turkey. They give us 100,000 Armenians and we give them 100 prominent Social Democrats.

Bored now

Jihad Jane… *yawn*… apparently pleads not guilty…

Moving on.

Sophie Zelmani have a new record out

There are very few artists I’m willing to pay for listening to; Sophie Zelmani is one of those few. You see most artists release an album that maybe contains one or two good songs, or they release one record that is good and the rest is crap.

Sophie never lets you down.

Her blissful and joyful country-like pop have a slight suicidal touch I love. Kind of like a happy and enjoyable melancholy, if there is such a thing. Although she’s not always perfect in the English language her songs are like embalmment to the soul. I can listen to her all day and love every minute of it and still not remember a single song or note. Every time I turn her music on I zone out and when the music stops, I’m back. Kind of like mediation.

Despite still being pretty unknown she sells hundreds of thousands of records each year and is loved as few artists are.

Oh, and did I mention she is sexy as hell?