Jag har precis varit inne i ett par veckors skrivkramp. I två veckor har jag befunnit mig på sidan 39. Så nu ikväll släppte det äntligen! För första gången vill jag fortsätta skriva när jag väl börjar skriva. Innan dess har jag tröttnat efter ett par meningar på sistone. Med lite tur kan jag skriva av mig så pass mycket ikväll att jag kan njuta av min arbetsplats utan att längta hem till den där förbannade boken och lida av ständig prestationsångest. För första gången på säkert två veckor blev det roligt att skriva igen! Kramar på er alla, kära vänner!
Yesterday I felt so good. I started writing again. And today is more writing to come. I’m on chapter two, for those who are interested. Hopefully I will be finishing this chapter this weekend.
Meanwhile, I’ve finally started to get used to my new apartment. There is only one thing missing. The sofa. Then my home will finally be complete!
As you can see, it’s a comfortable and coozy apartment. I absolutely love it.
In 1979, Monty Python’s movie “Life Of Brian” caused a lot of stir amongst christians in the world. Due to Sweden’s secular society in that time, the movie had premiere in Stockholm of all places in the world. The movie was forbidden in Norway, where heresy was still a crime. The humorous Monty Python gang had to sit in a debate with christian bishops and defend their brilliant movie.
It didn’t take long before the christians actually cooled down and learned to accept the classical comedy. Since then, religion and mostly Christianity has been a popular theme in comedy, to make jokes about and to chritizise. As an atheist, I have no problem with that. But I have a problem with people, comedians and politicians who have completely surrendered to muslim extremism and let the extreme muslims decide what to joke about and what to not joke about.
The muslim community has an issue when it comes to chritisism. The peaceful religion of humanism and peace, must not be mocked, or otherwise you will be killed. That isn’t a peaceful logic at all. But it is surely a logic that is normalized in a lot of islamist circles. But I cannot see this issue amongst christians, jews, buddhists or hindues at all. Imagine a group of jews gathering in the streets, knocking polices and burning their neighbours cars, just because some fool has burned the Talmud in front of them. Imagine christians cutting the throat of a teacher, whose only crime was to uncover a charicature of Jesus or Maria. That doesn’t sound very familiar doesn’t it.
So why does it always happen when you moch islam? Well, the answer is easy. Muslims often come from countries, where their religious freedom are restricted. Therefore they do not have the same tradition of democracy that we have had in the west. That’s not very strange. But we should never let muslim extremists decide for us what is to critisize or mock. Do not stop mocking religion and critizising it, no matter if it’s christianity, judaism or islam. If we stop chritisizing it, the extremists have won.
You can mock and insult ideas, both ideological and religious. That is not the same thing as mocking and insulting people. I don’t like people burning religious books. But it should not be illegal. That’s very dangerous. If you have an idea you want to share and spread, I will listen. But don’t come and say that I’m not allowed burn your book. Do you really believe that people will find your religion convincing if we’re not allowed to burn your book? Are you really so weak in your faith that you let such nonsense effect you? Come on!
I’ve now finally moved in to my new appartment. So I discovered some new drawings that i’ve forgotten to show you. Here they are.
For quite some time now, I’ve been working with a project together with a friend. She wants to stay anonymous for a very clear reason, so I will call her Anni-Naomi. She has a blog named Blue Bird the 3rd. She wrote a song a year ago and suggested me to arrange the instrumental part. But different issues came along and we had to put it forward. Now we’re back on track and we will soon suggest a time and place to record the song to an upcoming single.
You should really check her blog out. She writes really good poems and songs and I realised she had potential. But since she has no suitable recording device, nor music program, we decided to work together. And here we are. When we first started to know eachother, her song wasn’t very good, but now she has trained her voice and become a lot lot better. I think I will invite her as guest singer in some of my future projects as well.
At her freetime, she writes novels just like I do. Anni-Naomi needs more followers and support for what she does, so I will link her blog here. So long, guys.
Sista delen, mina damer, herrar och ickebinära! Enjoy!
Del två är äntligen här! Enjoy!
Första delen av Stjärnornas Riksdag ute nu! Ha en fin fredag and may the force be with you!
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I was completely horrified when I saw the videoclip five days ago, where a white policeman put his knee on a black man’s neck until he lost his breath and died. How completely disquisting. I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that a policeman actually murdered a defenseless man, or the fact that his collegues did not stop him.
Off course, this is just one of many examples of the US police abuse of power. But I’m glad that I’ve not yet seen so many people that are defending the cops. Even those guys may understand how brutal and unforgivable this is. But a thing that bothers me, though, is when people in Sweden, where I liv, point finger at USA and claim this racist power abuse to be something typically American. Sure, it might not exist at the same level in Sweden, but I don’t think we should bash America’s treatment of black people, without condemn the systematic racism in our own country.
Sweden has, for a long time, been a very left wing country. We like to boast ourselves and point finger to the US. And we always have. But let’s face it. We have racism here in Sweden as well. In the justice system, in the courts and in the police. We have a so called “small talk” racism, especially in classical working class jobs in industries. I’ve seen it myself and it’s e bigger problem than you could imagine. Off course we can condemn this racist attack in the US, but let’s not be all too unaware of the racial discrimination in our own country.
When it comes to discrimination of people of coulor, I as a white person, have a responsibility to stand up whenever I see it. And so do you and everybody else. You might think that I’m making difference of people now, but it’s just a fact that white people, in general, don’t know how it is to live under structural racism. It’s easy for us to say “that’s no big deal” when we havn’t lived through it for generations and generations.
People of color have fought long and hard to crush racial opression. But as long as white people continue to ignore it or maybe even justify it, we are a part of the problem. Only together we can end this. But then we have to see our own part in it, instead of ignoring the racism when it’s right in front of us…
I don’t say you have to be a white knight or a hero with a cape. It’s the small things that matter the most. Things in our daily life. When somebody tells a racist joke, or use the N-word, maybe a relative, or at the working place, or when a collegue of yours, are exposed to racism, rise up and say it’s not okay. I know it’s hard, especially when it’s your boss you have to stand up against. I’m not the best man either and you should know that I chose my conflicts wisely. But the last years, I’ve been better to stand against racism.
We will always remember George Floyd. May he rest in peace. And remember that Black Lives Matters. Always. From USA to Sweden.