Signs of the times. The Swedish welfare state and POMO underpins the climate caper

Getting up to date with the Swedish experience. Not just great tennis players and nice kids who can sing!

Mona Sahlin, then Sweden’s integration minister, told a Muslim audience that ethnic Swedes envy them because Muslims have a culture whereas Swedes only have “cheesy” traditions like Midsummer Night; later, when asked at an integration conference whether Swedish culture was worth preserving, a Swedish official, Lise Bergh, replied, “Yes, what is Swedish culture? And [by asking that] I’ve answered the question.”

Melanie Phillips has worked out what is going on. The big picture of the climate fiasco and the threat to our way of life.

“One of the few geneticists who survived the Stalin era wrote: ‘Lysenko showed how a forcibly instilled illusion, repeated over and over at meetings and in the media, takes on an existence of its own in people’s minds, despite all realities’. To me, we have fallen into this trap”.

The “climate emergency”, which we are told threatens the imminent collapse of civilisation and the extinction of humanity, is a dogma being enforced by a culturally totalitarian tyranny. Threatening the living standards of millions, permitting no challenge and wrecking the livelihoods and reputations of any who dares dissent, it has been created by a repudiation of science, humanity and reason: the very markers of modernity and the west. This is the real emergency.

Liberty Quote –  The social engineer is the reformer who is prepared to liquidate all those who do not fit into his plan for the arrangement of human affairs. — Ludwig von Mises

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16 Responses to Signs of the times. The Swedish welfare state and POMO underpins the climate caper

  1. The Swedish government must be the first in history that basically given up on life. The Romans fell due to apathy, debauchery etc, but the Swedes have simply given up.

  2. Cardimona

    Great stuff, Rafe.

    The linked Melanie Phillips article is well worth reading; it has some terrific ammo to use on frightbats.

  3. Catfeesh?

    I spent a month in Sweden 25 years ago and let me tell you that they are cool with the debauchery. Yay.

  4. I spent a month in Sweden 25 years ago and let me tell you that they are cool with the debauchery.

    That may have been the case 25 years ago.

  5. duncanm

    First, (city-bound) elites ridicule the local culture and traditions as backward or waacist, and work to reduce any displays or celebrations of it, to the point of banning it.

    .. then, the bemoan the lack of local culture.

    Sweden reminds of the the film ‘The Ice Storm”

  6. Robber Baron

    When a noisy minority gets special privileges then they keep taking inch by inch until they gain power.

    Australia has a dual challenge. Religion of peacers and the abbariginals.
    Neither are special, nor are they superior to anyone else.

  7. The Melanie Phillips article is a cracker. (as usual)
    Send it to everyone you know.

    See also:
    https://penicoesmaltado.blogspot.com/
    scroll down a bit and see that much of the same has been argued for more than a decade

    Liberty Quote

    One of the few geneticists who survived the Stalin era wrote:
    ‘Lysenko showed how a forcibly instilled illusion, repeated over and over at meetings and in the media, takes on an existence of its own in people’s minds, despite all realities’. To me, we have fallen into this trap”.

  8. Wyndham Dix

    In the same vein:-
    .
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/in-pursuit-of-manly-equality
    .
    Politically correct education and America’s declining industrial base have left men with ‘no models of manhood’, says Camille Paglia.
    .
    “What you’re seeing is how a civilisation commits suicide,” says Camille Paglia.
    .
    “If civilisation had been left in female hands,” she wrote, “we would still be living in grass huts.”
    .
    The West should have joined the dots years ago. It is now too late.

  9. Alessio

    Weren’t the kids that could sing Swiss, or are you referring to ABBA as nice kids?

  10. P

    Melanie Phillips –

    What these scientists are telling us is that policy-makers are intending to destroy the west’s economic and social ecology even though:

    There’s no evidence that current changes in the climate are different from the fluctuations in climate over the centuries;

    The idea that the non-linear, chaotic and infinitely complex climate can be significantly affected by anything human beings may do is intrinsically absurd;

    All climate forecasts are based on computer modelling which is unable to process this level of complexity and unpredictability, and which is also susceptible to false assumptions fed into the programmes which produce false results;

    Stop using Misleading Computer Models: There is NO Climate Emergency
    h/t Roger

  11. cohenite

    Alarmism is simply misanthropy; the elite alarmists hate other humans; they really do. There is not a scintilla of scientific evidence to support man-made climate change. But the ideologic and economic support for it is now irresistible and people like boris who have succumbed to it either through economic pressure, ideology or because he is kunt-struck will not desist until the shit really hits the fan: a complete break down of the energy grid, food shortages and the break down of law and order.

  12. Biota

    I can see what is going on here. The leading alarmists well know the fallacy of what they push and that left untouched the earth’s climate would be relatively similar in 2050 to what it is today; if anything it could be colder. So the extinction crisis needs to be pushed for all it is worth so that when no future change occurs they can say we did that in our wisdom. We have saved youse all, what’s left of you anyway, and achieved nirvana at the same time.

  13. Nob

    dogma being enforced by a culturally totalitarian tyranny

    At first, I read this as “culturally totalitarian tranny” which seemed a perfect illustration of Blair’s Law.

  14. Wayne From Perth

    “Mona Sahlin, then Sweden’s integration minister, told a Muslim audience that ethnic Swedes envy them because Muslims have a culture whereas Swedes only have “cheesy” traditions like Midsummer Night; later, when asked at an integration conference whether Swedish culture was worth preserving, a Swedish official, Lise Bergh, replied, “Yes, what is Swedish culture? And [by asking that] I’ve answered the question.”

    This echoes a past ABC program which was a panel show of some kind, can’t remember its name, which had youthful Muslim panel members and this same question of culture was raised and they all laughed actually sneering at the notion that Australia had a culture.

    Apparently only third world predominantly Muslim countries have a culture.

    Ps the lead youthful Muslim couldn’t have been the celebrated Muslim she who recently scored a great gig in Paris courtesy of our Culture Council could it?

  15. nb

    incoherent rambler, #3332261, posted on February 23, 2020 at 9:08 am
    ‘much of the same has been argued for more than a decade’
    The sad and tedious fact is that the argument for climate-as-usual has to repeat and repeat and repeat to make itself heard. Repetition is a tedious duty for those happy with things as they are. Repetition is orgasmic for the wide-eyed reformer.

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