Sweden gone mad


Sweden gone mad : An essay on the postmodernist totalitarians’ path to power and on their strategy to stay in it

Sweden is an interesting and contradictory country. Its landscape on the countyside is beautiful, its pre-modern history is glorious, and its traditional cultural heritage — what is left of it — is something, in which the Swedes really should take pride. The historical Sweden is the country of vast fjelds; of Champions of Liberty like Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Nils Dacke, and The Most Reverend Bishop Tomas of Strängnäs; and of artists like David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl, Carl Michael Bellman, and Verner von Heidenstam. From the minds of Swedish architects emerges magnificent buildings like the Royal Palace of Stockholm, the Royal Palace of Drottningholm, and Steninge Manor.

The thralldom in Sweden was abolished by the royal decree Skara stadga issued by King Magnus IV in 1335 A. D. It is assumed, that most thralls were freed even before Skara stadga was issued and since then the Swedish peasants have been free yeomen. As well as noblesse oblige, freedom has to be defended.  And that is, what Nils Dacke, The Most Reverend Bishop Tomas of Strängnäs, and Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson did. But something has happened. The Dacke War is still the last defence of freedom and private property by the Swedish people. Since the days of the usurper King Gustav I the Swedes have been subdued and submissive subjects; though perhaps free in some extent, mind slaves under the oppressive rules of at first the Lutheran orthodoxy and then of the rising socialist movement.

The aim of the series of articles is to to critically review the coherence between claimed Swedish values such as tolerance, social inclusion, and broad-mindedness on the one hand and the actual conditions on the other hand. Most Swedes would presumably maintain a theoretical support of these freedoms and they would presumably also maintain the opinion, that these freedoms are generally respected in Sweden. There may however be reasons to believe, that there is a considerable incoherence in this case. If the evidence show, that the assumed incoherence exists, it be of course of great interest to explain the origins partly of the claimed Swedish values, partly of the actual conditions, and to explain the causes for the incoherence.

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