North Korea and fascism

North Korea never attracted my attention before. I knew next to nothing. Angry leader, communism, weird rules and that was about it. A blank spot on the map. But, I’ve done some studying and the biggest discovery is:

North Korea is a fascist state. People are starving so the leader can build his guns. People executed if they fail to shed tears in morning of previous leaders. People prohibited from their own opinions. And maybe the worst example: People living in fear of a imminent nuclear attack from America – each day for years. Millions of people suffering a horrible leader.

It’s the old fascist recipe for ruling – keep people in fear. Instigate segregation laws or apartheid laws. In the history there have been fears of Jews, Russians, Africans and today Americans, Muslims and so on. Create propaganda. Or “fake news”. Make believe.

Something about North Korea that would profoundly mess with my personality: The speakers everywhere. Playing music when they think you should go to bed or wake up in the morning.  The fusebox would blow for sure. I’ve lived hearing sermons in speakers and I’d take that any day. It’s cultural, it’s given by concern or love or lack of seats in the building. It’s not to annoy anyone.

I’m not sure the North Koreans want to be free. I don’t think they understand the concept of freedom. How can you, if you never saw it?

 

 

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If you were a Muslim…

What if people were looking at you with suspicion. You know what they’re thinking. You’re a terrorist. Or one to be. They can tell by your looks, even if you sometimes are a Sikh from India. They know. In fact, they often know you better than you do.

You are probably a criminal. The last thing you printed was probably a bomb making manual. Oh yes, the people around you can tell. Have you been to a hard ware store lately?How many AK’s do you have in the closet?

They sometimes asks you to go home to your country. Even if you were born here. Even if there never were another country. Even if this is your country that you proudly serve – you don’t belong.

Your religion teach hatred. Every now and then a Christian approaches with the truth. And you learn that they see you as a threat. Christianity is so much better. That you’ll understand when they praise the second amendment.

As you approach the security at an airport, did you budget for several hours of vetting? By now you must know that they use “inexperienced” personnel, that regrettably makes mistakes for hours. Well, if it comes out, that is.


Who ever you are reading this, no matter whom you’ve voted for or what ever religion you represent – don’t make people suffer. Don’t think your life, beliefs or politicians matters more. Stay human. Be an equal.

“Go home to your country”

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It’s become a common phrase in fast food restaurants, malls, on the bus and streets of America. And growing in England. At least if you believe You Tube. Click for proof  Or just search “racist people” And you will find a serious amount of this at the internet. Has it always been like this? No, I don’t thinks so because there’s a political message quite often. It’s “my country, you democrat!, we the people”. And a lot of other epithets that I’m not going to quote. But the degrading of people seem massive and endless.

I feel bad for children growing up in these situations, because they didn’t choose it. They don’t deserve it. It’s a voluntarily fight that racist people pick. These actions can be put in a few sentences: My child, in this country we are divided. We stand for fighting each other so that the country that you will take over makes your future as horrible as possible.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand what will be in the future for these countries. For any country in this situation it’s devastating. And as the world are watching it doesn’t help how many patriotic movies Hollywood make. The reality is clear. Countries divided can’t be trusted. Can’t be taken seriously. It doesn’t matter how powerful it’s leaders are.

I imagine the “go home” rhetoric hurts. Or at least it’s the aim for the racists. But earth is home. And don’t you think only white people are racists. Unfortunately racism comes in every color. And every time is a good time to stand up for a fellow citizen.

 

I’m so tired of the Hijab discussions

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It’s silly. Politicians should be concerned about their peoples welfare and well being. Not what they wear on their heads. I really don’t want to pay for politicians not doing their job.

 

Private employers may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday.

Since I’ve worked a great deal with security I do understand that niqab and burkha is difficult under some circumstances. But hijab? Restrictions is about oppressing the religion. Nothing else. It’s dealing with fear in the most childish way. Fear of ancient ruling is punished by intervening in how people dress.

How about solving the problems? Learn about the problem and then solve it. Period!

Our Emigration to America

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In the 19:th century there was a few years of no rain. The farmers begun to starve. No harvest and dead animals. Desperate time caused desperate measures. 20% of the total population emigrated from Sweden – to America. Similar stories all over Europe built America. Most Americans have a history of emigration. Well, everyone but the natives actually. Donald Trumps ancestors, for example, were expelled from Germany.

But you never know when it’s time to run. The melting north pole will probably make Americans run with a ladder when the ice melts. If that wall will be built.

 

The Iraqi man and his dream

I was driving an Iraqi man to his doctors appointment. While driving through the forest he told me how beautiful Sweden is. We talked a little about Sweden and suddenly he tells me the story of how he decided to come and live in Sweden.

He dreamed of peace for his family but it was nowhere to be seen. So, whenever he could, he started search the internet for a place to go. He had two criteria; It must be far away and have no war. He looked at maps, studied information and there it was – Sweden.

“Did you know, he said, Sweden didn’t have a war for two hundred years.” This really excited him. And at the end of the ride he concluded, with a smile, that the beauty of Sweden is a bonus. The main goals were reached: Far, far away from Iraq and no war.

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Trump needs his leaks

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The Flintstones also had a White House

If you’re a good liar you should have a good chance to get a job in the White House. The methods used to achieve their objectives is not the forward truth as we knew it.

Of course it starts to leak. The more the truth is covered up, the more leaks will come out. That’s what happens in closed societies as seen in the far east. The leaks will make America stay democratic. (As long as we don’t get to hear about where he’s nukes are pointing)

No one in the WH seem familiar with open and transparent working methods. No one seem to understand the importance in being scrutinized. And there is the threat to democracy. Agendas that can’t be viewed by the people shouldn’t be on the table. There should not be a need for lying or suggest alternative facts. That’s not to serve the people.

As Trump keep complaining about the leaks he seems okay with the people lying in the administration. He’s obviously more troubled about things leaking out.

Well, it’s not all bad. As long as the administration deals with internal problems it can’t stir up the world. Trust me, that would be so much worse.