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Can Sweden Get Any Worse?

Jun 27, 2011

Why is it that some nations keep appearing in the top five moonbat nations of the year category? Why do some countries consistently take out the prize for being the most politically correct, and therefore the most morally numbed and mentally melted?

The truth is, just as individuals can go off the rails big time and really lose the plot, so too can nations. And some nations, it seems, have been going down the gurgler a lot more often and a lot more thoroughly than others. Surely one nation which takes the cake here is Sweden.

It is in advanced stages of intellectual and moral degeneracy, and shows no signs of turning things around. I of course have written often about the PC shenanigans which regularly take place in this Scandinavian nation. It has for decades now decided that committing national suicide is a fun thing to do.

Absolute PC lunacy seems to be a national pastime with this country, and it seems to want to outdo itself with each new case of moonbattery. Consider the latest example of moral hari-kari, the latest example of its war against marriage and family.

Here is how one news report covers the story: “At the Egalia preschool, staff avoid using words like ‘him’ or ‘her’ and address the 33 kids as ‘friends’ rather than girls and boys. From the colour and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don’t fall into gender stereotypes. ‘Society expects girls to be girlie, nice and pretty and boys to be manly, rough and outgoing,’ says Jenny Johnsson, a 31-year-old teacher. ‘Egalia gives them a fantastic opportunity to be whoever they want to be.’

“The taxpayer-funded preschool which opened last year in the liberal Sodermalm district of Stockholm for kids aged one to six is among the most radical examples of Sweden’s efforts to engineer equality between the sexes from childhood onward. Breaking down gender roles is a core mission in the national curriculum for preschools, underpinned by the theory that even in highly egalitarian-minded Sweden, society gives boys an unfair edge. To even things out, many preschools have hired ‘gender pedagogues’ to help staff identify language and behaviour that risk reinforcing stereotypes.”

Can you believe this absolute insanity? Now Swedish preschools have gender cops roaming the halls, ready to drag away little Bjorn or little Hilda into re-education camps for daring to live out the gender they were born with. Today – in some parts of Sweden at least – it seems it is a crime to be a boy or a girl.

It appears that the only evil in Sweden is to actually allow boys to be boys and girls to be girls. The destruction of marriage is fine. The war against the family is just peachy. The radical feminist agenda is neato, and the push of the social engineering homosexuals is fine and dandy.

But dare to have a child remain true to his or her – sorry, to its – gender, and then you are asking for trouble – big time. Perhaps soon they will outlaw all gender differences. Maybe they will force men to breastfeed their babies and force women to have vasectomies.

But wait, there’s more:  “Egalia is unusual even for Sweden. Staff try to shed masculine and feminine references from their speech, including the pronouns him or her – ‘han’ or ‘hon’ in Swedish. Instead, they’ve have adopted the genderless ‘hen,’ a word that doesn’t exist in Swedish but is used in some feminist and gay circles.

“‘We use the word “hen” for example when a doctor, police, electrician or plumber or such is coming to the kindergarten,’ Rajalin says. ‘We don’t know if it’s a he or a she so we just say “Hen is coming around 2pm”. Then the children can imagine both a man or a woman. This widens their view’.”

The extent of this radical social engineering is really mind-boggling. Large parts of Sweden are well on their way to creating – or attempting to create – the world’s first androgynous society. No males, no females, just a bunch of genderless things moving about.

This is a frightening brave new world scenario which even the dystopian novelists like Orwell or Huxley could barely have imagined. The complete dehumanisation of mankind – sorry, itkind – is well on the way, all in the name of some generic humanity of course. Sorry, that should be hu-it-ity.

So complete and so thorough has been this relentless war against gender differences, common sense and basic reason that Sweden is now one of the most PC nations on earth. Pity the poor children who have to grow up in this giant laboratory of social experimentation and gender-bending zaniness.

Indeed, kids are the real losers here. Why not just snatch them all away from their parents during their first hours of life and put them in collectivist androgyny farms. Indeed, throw them in with the animals while we are at it. Why be so species-ist, and deny them the right to explore all possibilities in life? Why not let them choose to be a pig or a cockroach if they want to?

Why limit their life choices? Why force them into stereotypical moulds of homo-sapiens? That is so narrow, so discriminatory, and so bourgeois. How dare we stifle our kids in this way. Indeed, why insist they must conform to some intolerant and restrictive life form?

Why not let them decide if they want to be a rock, or a clump of dirt, or a basketball? How can we deny our kids this universal right to reject everything about themselves, and embrace any possible lifestyle or thingstyle? How dare we hold back their potential in this way?

We should banish forever the idea that children are just mere life-forms. If they want to really be free to follow their dreams, let them be skateboards, or cheeseburgers, or mouse pads if they want to be. How dare a rigid society coerce them into a predetermined mould?

It is time to really liberate our kids from these restrictive and discriminatory straightjackets. If our kids want to be who they really are – be it fungi, or donuts, or entire solar systems – then let them be free indeed. It is time to put an end to this stifling conformity and narrow-mindedness.

Gee, looked at in this way, Sweden really is a rather reactionary, old-fashioned and totalitarian place to be. Come on Sweden, lighten up and get a bigger vision of what real freedom is all about. Stop your discrimination and close-mindedness. It is time to really embrace radical and complete freedom.

After all, we do want the very best for our children, don’t we?

www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/the-other-side/pc-preschool-bans-words-him-and-her/story-e6frfhk6-1226082516997

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29 Responses to Can Sweden Get Any Worse?

  • Good on the Swedish for thinking ahead in removing all the unnecessary legislation regarding same sex laws. By rendering people genderless in the years to come, there be less legislation to pass. How efficient!

    Maybe Richard Dawkins can add the Swedish education system to his list of forms of child abuse.

    David Gee

  • We can’t be surprised at these things especially when we have people like Robert Muller who is affiliated with the UN and author of World Core Curriculum implementing the teachings of Alice A. Bailey (an occultist). Way back in 1995 he said that we need to “steer our children toward global citizenship, earth-centered beliefs, socialist values and the collective mindset which is becoming a requirement for the 21st century workforce.” Alice Bailey herself says “There must be no distress over the disappearance of the old order. The good, the true and the beautiful is on its way, and for it mankind is responsible and not some outer divine intervention.” Hold on friends its all down hill from here on. Cant wait until the King of the universe returns.
    Greg Sadler

  • Thanks Bill

    Yes this is happening and it’s happening here in oz as well. My Wife was talking to a student the other day and the boy aged 8 would not remove his anklet prior
    to swimming lessons because he needs to look pretty. She did say, But you’re a boy? He looked at her not knowing what to say.

    In my opinion, there are several big trains who set there sights on Gods kingdom about 30 odd years ago. Maybe my dates are out, but these trains or monsters
    come in the form of the greens – the gays – the fems etc they are in forward motion not on there back foot like us and they wont stop until they have shut us down.

    And anyone who thinks this is over the top, is either on anti depressants or has their head in the sand.

    Daniel Kempton

  • It concerns me that this kind of thinking is considered progressive. It concerns me even more that this kind of thinking will be pushed in Australia soon enough.
    Peter Sanderson

  • How God must weep at the way we human beings are behaving. Do these people not realise that we cannot change what God has put in place – but, of course they do not believe in any God at all. What a terrible thing to do to their children.

    Joan Davidson

  • For the most part, quite bizarre. However, I believe there is much to be said for avoiding what these days are quite unnecessary gender stereotypes, and that the development of a word equivalent to ‘hen’ for English is a bit overdue. “He-or-She” is a bit cumbersome.

    Afterall, the “doctor, police, electrician or plumber or such … coming to the kindergarten” is increasingly likely to be a woman. We see plenty of female doctors and police officers and I know of at least one female plumber in Brisbane.

    “Then the children can imagine both a man or a woman. This widens their view”. Couldn’t agree more.

    Would any male viewers here be impressed if a teacher announced “we have a visiting coming to talk to the class and SHE will be here at 2.00 o’clock…”?

    And while on the topic, is there any good reason why women should have to reveal their marital status with Mrs or Miss everytime they fill in a form, while men get to hide behind the generic Mr?

    David Williams

  • America, the land of my birth, is not far behind. The state of New York is now the 5th or 6th state to endorse same-sex marriage.

    I’m a post-millenial reconstructionist, but for those of my brothers and sisters are into end-time prophecies, here’s one. The United States is now 10% (the approximate percentage of states now endorsing same-sex marriage) on the road to final destruction, this prophecy in complete accordance with Paul’s words in Romans 1.

    Homosexuality does not bring on God’s judgment. Rather, according to Romans 1:24, it is a sure sign that God has, in fact, given people over to the folly of their thinking and desires.

    The final word remains in Romans 1:32: “Who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”

    Australia, my adopted country of citizenship, is running a close third in the race to annihilation.

    Steve Swartz

  • Yes, as Steve Swartz says, God’s judgement on these people is that he has allowed them the freedom to choose to go their own way, to follow, sheep-like, the madness and badness. It is/was their own choice, and when it leads to destruction (and that doesn’t just mean destruction after this life/world), they’ll only have themselves to blame.
    John Thomas, UK

  • I wonder how we’ll reproduce when we are all genderless?

    I hate to use the e word but if we spent millions and millions of years evolving into the best race on earth and evolution gave men stronger muscles and women more emotional intelligence and wired male and female brains differently, who are we to try and change things?

    And now for the Christian version: If God made males and females different then we are supposed to be different.

    I wonder when Sweden will remove the gender separation for competitive sport.

    Kylie Anderson

  • David I’m a Mrs and proud of it. I have the term Ms with a passion. As for a term for he-or-she, we used to have one he (generic). Just like mankind is generic. I am happy for things to stay that way.

    Our XX or XY chromosomes are part of who we are. Not just our sex organs but the way we think, how strong we are etc. I see know need to deny this. But we are also individuals. I have a son that likes to build and fight and one who likes to draw and make up stories and cut out pictures. We can acknowledge a child’s gender and individuality at the sametime. We can allow them to act in a way that is not stereotypical without forcing them away from the stereotypes (which do exist for a reason).

    Kylie Anderson

  • Thanks Kylie

    I am with you on this.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Absolute Lunacy!!
    Ray Fisher

  • Sweden, like the United States, was once a great Christian nation. Sweden took to the socialist temptation ahead of us and apparently has learned little. To liberal “Christians” who think socialism is a realization of Christian doctrine I would say: What grace could possibly derive from a universe of political thought grounded entirely in covetousness, a conspicuous violation of one of the “Ten Suggestions”?
    D. A. Smith

  • I was saved out of the hippie scene in Dec 1974. All this stuff was common fare for me in those days. I was sitting in the Medicare office the other day, chatting with the lady beside me. She put the question: Why should one animal drink the milk of another animal? (referring to us drinking cow’s milk). I told her we are not animals – she didn’t reply. My Bible tells me that in the end times, people will give themselves over to myths and fables. Colossians 2:8 warns us not to let anyone carry us off as spoil (take us captive) through philosophy and intellectualism and vain deceit. I am just so thankful that the King of Truth showed up in my life, and I almost dislocated my shoulder getting my hand up to say “Yes, Lord, I want what you have to offer.” 36-odd years later, it’s the same for me. I just want more and more of what He has to offer. He is Wonderful!
    Ian Brearley

  • Nice quote from Steven Pinker on the anti-science gender feminists by Maverick Philosopher

    “Equity feminism is a moral doctrine about equal treatment that makes no commitments regarding open empirical issues in psychology or biology. Gender feminism is an empirical doctrine committed to three claims about human nature. The first is that the differences between men and women have nothing to do with biology but are socially constructed in their entirety. The second is that humans possess a single social motive – power – and that social life can be understood only in terms of how it is exercised. The third is that human interactions arise not from the motives of people dealing with each other as individuals but from the motives of groups dealing with other groups – in this case, the male gender dominating the female gender.” (p. 341, bolding added)

    Pinker takes on this nonsense in his The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, Penguin 2002.

    It is funny it seems that much in feminism and other leftist religious dogma is devoted to denying that we are physically embodied beings at all! (Many of the pro-abortion theorists share this view as well).

    Damien Spillane

  • I cringe when pastors say to groups or congregations of which I may be part, “you guys”. I think it is the thin edge of the wedge. I really hate being referred to as a “guy”. I took a photo years ago of a funny situation in a park outside a toilet block which had two signs, one each end, saying “guys” and “gals”. The message was clear then. Is it still?
    Dawn McGregor

  • Every effort to distort the true nature of humanity is demonic in origin. It is in the ability to bring new life into existence,graciously shared with us by our Creator, that we draw very near to Him.We know that He provides the eternal soul, meant to share eternity with Him and, through us, the body. It is in the community of love called family that the new little person is best nurtured to adult manhood or womanhood. Satan understands this fully. His plan to corrupt and pervert human sexuality and true family life, (meant to bring us closer to God) has never before been so totally clear as it is in these times. That is why we must discern prayerfully, where God wants each one of us to be active in the battle. So let’s be armed and ready Eph. ch.6 v 10-18. and let’s get on with it. Courage friends, we’re on the winning team despite current appearances to the contrary!
    Anna Cook

  • I’m currently reading a book “A Queer Thing Happened to America” – by Dr Michael L Brown, I see that all this tragic stuff happening in Sweden happened years ago in the USA.
    Is there a competition to see who can be the most morally bankrupt nation on earth?
    John Harris

  • Thanks John

    Yes it seems that way. And yes the Brown volume is terrific. I reviewed it here:

    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2011/05/16/a-review-of-a-queer-thing-happened-to-america-by-michael-l-brown/

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Ironically, it may be Sweden’s submissive attitude to Islam that gets gender back on track.
    Lance Eccles

  • Yes quite right Lance. The weird thing is that Sweden and Europe have rejected their Christian heritage and are descending into all this madness and bondage, but they are soft on Islam and may soon find things turning around – whether they like it or not.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Sweden? USA replacing congress with unvoted czars, voting for an unvetted president, homeland no security there, and the administration approving of the crimes of the young black panthers? A constitution its own gov thumbs its nose at?
    Defense of Marriage Act must be a stronghold in USA.
    AMERICA, THE EXCEPTIONAL COUNTRY, MUST CORRECT THE ABOVE TO REMAIN EXCEPTIONAL.
    Janice Fortin

  • Thanks Janice

    Yes America under Obama is quickly sliding down the same path as Sweden has, and things need to be turned around soon there or it will be just as bad.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • And speaking of American exceptionalism:

    “Some clever people today ask whether the United States has really been ‘exceptional.’ You couldn’t be more exceptional in the 18th century than to create your fundamental document — the Constitution of the United States — by opening with the momentous words, ‘We the people…'” -Thomas Sowell

    http://patriotpost.us/opinion/thomas-sowell/2011/06/28/july-4th/

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • This article is so sad for me to read. I wonder how these kids will turn out as adults (if they make it). If the state won’t allow you to have the most basic of your identity, then how can have love for yourself and others? Wouldn’t you just be an “it” surviving amongst a population of more “its”? No wonder it’s so easy for them as a society to accept suicide, they’re all numb. But…I did manage to find a small nugget of humor that the PC swedes have chosen “hen” as a genderless substitute. I hope they wake up.
    Jo Clarksville

  • This pc stuff is the most brain dead thinking there is.

    “Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

    Don Pollock

  • It doesn’t matter, with no national will they will soon all be muslims then they will know the gender by who is wearing burkhas.
    Buck Crosby

  • I have a book; Chuck Colson, Jack Eckerd, 1991, Why America Doesn’t Work – very prophetic regards these topics.
    Ian Brinkworth

  • “Sodermalm”

    An assonance you couldn’t make up.

    Dan Baynes, UK

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