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Rasismen i Skåne – Ett arv från den Danska Tiden

Lite reflektioner över mitt län, Skåne. Skåne har länge avvikit från övriga Sverige när det kommer till rasism och främlingsfientlighet. Redan under andra världskriget var nazismen stark framförallt i Skåne. Vad beror detta på? Jo, jag tror att det går mycket långt tillbaka i historien. Till innan Skåne blev svenskt.

Som ni alla vet vad ju Skåne danskt från 900-talet och fram till 1658 i och med Freden i Brömsebro.Idag är det inte så många som tänker på hur hårt svenskarna gick fram när skåningarna skulle assimileras in i den svenska nationalstaten på 1600-talet och 1700-talet. Som ett resultat har vi skåningar en tradition av lokalpatriotism. Det har alltid, och är fortfarande, lite smågnabb mellan skåningarna och stockholmarna. Stockholmarna kallar oss för danskjävlar, och vi kallar stockholmarna för noll-åttor, med anspelning på deras riktnummer på telefonen.

Idag är det kanske inte så allvarligt menat, utan mest på skoj, men man ska komma ihåg att det en gång i tiden faktiskt var blodigt allvar.Svenskarna gick som sagt väldigt hårt fram när skåningarna skulle försvenskas. Detta uppskattades givetvis inte av skåningarna. Det är härifrån den skånska lokalpatriotismen kommer ifrån. Ilskan mot den svenska centralmakten i Stockholm, de som sitter och bestämmer hur vi ska ha det, utan att ha någon kunskap om hur det fungerar här.Jag tror att SDs starka ställning i Skåne delvis kan förklaras av det här skånska missnöjet med svenskarna från Stockholm. Frustrationen över att stockholmarna dikterar hur vi ska ha det.

Samtidigt har vi under de senaste decennierna sett en avveckling av landsbygden och en centralisering till storstäderna, som drabbat jordbruk och bönder, inte minst i Skåne. De små kommunerna och landsorterna får mindre och säga till om, medan storstäderna bara växer och växer och konkurrerar ut landsbygden.Att så många skåningar sympatiserar med SD, skulle kunna vara ett arv från den skånska vreden som uppstod i samband att Skåne blev danskt. En nagel i ögat på de där politikerna i Rosenbad som inte lever i verkligheten. Ni vet ju hur det brukar låta.I valet 2018 blev SD det största partiet i de flesta av Skånes kommuner. Men är det inte något konstigt ni märker på den här kartan? Titta på västkusten. På praktiskt taget hela västkusten blev SD inte det största partiet. Förutom västkusten så blev SD störst i alla kommuner, utom just Ystad. Vad kan detta bero på? Kan det bero på att storstäderna finns på västkusten och att toleransen för det främmande kanske är lite högre där?

Kan det bero på att Västkusten var den del av Skåne som gynnats bäst, rent ekonomiskt, medan den östra och centrala delen har missgynnats på senare år? Kan det bero på att det bor fler med utländsk härkomst på västkusten? Forskning visar ju att hatet mot invandrare ofta är som störst i de kommuner där det inte finns så många invandrare, vilket kanske kan tyckas vara ironiskt, då de problem som ofta kopplas till invandring rimligtvis bör leda till ökad främlingsfientlighet?

Kan det till och med vara så enkelt att främlingsfientlighet beror på okunskap? Om man känner många invandrare är det ju logiskt att man blir mer öppen för folk från andra delar av världen, än om man sitter i sitt lilla hus på landsbygden och enbart tar del av medias skildring av invandring.Vad tror ni? Diskutera gärna men kom ihåg att hålla god ton.

The Lack Of Self Criticism In Muslim Communities

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!

Racism Is Racism

In the last months there have been a debate going on about what is racism and what is not. People like to talk about racism against white people and call it “reversed racism”, instead of focusing on the real problem, which is systematical racism against non-whites.

On the other side there are some people who really talks about “reverse racism”, like if racism towards a white person should be “not real racism”. On the other side are the extreme “identity left-wing” who are importing their ideas from the quasi-debate on race in the United States. These people basically say that a black man unpossible could be racist to a white man, which also is ignorance at it’s finest.

Don’t get mad at me now. I didn’t invent the word racism. Just look it up in a dictionary. There is no such description that says that all racism per definition is structural. Even if structural racism is the bigger issue here, there are also racist attitudes between different groups. There are black people who are antisemitic or racist against white people. There are black people racist to eachother. There are white people that are racist to other groups of white people. But I would never call it reversed racism, because that word is stupid. I’ll explain here.

Well, what does “reversed” mean. It means turned, or “opposite”. And the definition of racism is that it is an idea, not necessarily a system, but an idea, in which you divide people into races and claim some races to be superior or inferior. That’s the most simple and basic definition of racism. This view can come from anybody towards anybody. If a white man thinks blacks are inferior, he is a racist. If a black thinks whites are inferior, it is racist. But, what’s the reversed opinion about that? Well. Reversed racism should therefore be the opposite to racism, in other words anti-racism, which is a good thing and not racist at all. Anti-racism is the idea that everybody are equal no matter the color of their skin. That’s what the term “reversed racism” actually means if you start to dig in it a little bit deeper.

Sometimes, I grow tired of people who have these extreme views. I can actually relate to people who say that racism against white people doesn’t exist. Because people who say “white lives matter”, are very often, people who denies systematic racism against people of color. And therefore, a lot of people of color and other anti-racists, get tired of that maneuver from the white supremacists and try to come up with another extreme – that white people cannot be victims of racism. I completely understand that. Because a lot of people who discuss this, are completely blind towards systematic racism against black people and other people of color. So that’s basically the reason this discussion have become so polarized.

So, yes. A black person can be racist towards a white person. But it is not… I repeat… IT IS NOT a structural problem that even comes close to the systematic dismricination and institutional racism that white people have done implemented and still implement towards people of color. It just to realize that fact. We should focus on the main issue, which is white supremacy against black people and other people of color, not black people or arabs who are racist towards white people. That’s the smallest problem in the world right now, actually.

But understand me right now. I don’t say there is a such thing as “reverse racism”. Because, then we have to divide people and decide which race is the racist and which race is the victim. And all of a sudden, we cannot decide what is what. Can an arab be racist toa chinese? Or is it the other way around? You understand now how hard it is, to decide which group to be considered as the oppressor and the victim? Therefore, the idea that all racism would be against people of color, and that a white person cannot be a victim of racist, is really stupid. Because, when there is either a black or a white involved, but maybe an arab and an east-asian. Who is the most oppressed? Is this a contest? Sometimes it feels that way. It feels like different groups are competing about who is the greatest victim of racism.

This is not a contest or a game. Just look it up in dictionary. Even if I indeed think that racism could happen between anybody, I support Black Lives Matter and their movement. Now when the corona death toll is lowering, I plan to participate in their demonstrations as well. I think Black Lives Matter are important, even if I might not share the exact same values as some of them do. I just support the anti-racist movement and I hate racism with all of my heart. Racism is a real problem in society, especially against black people. That’s why I support Black Lives Matter and their mainfesto.

Love Eliasson

Stjärnornas Riksdag – 3: Humanistens Återkomst

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Stjärnornas Riksdag – 2: Sverigeimperiet Slår Tillbaka

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Stjärnornas Riksdag – 1: Nytt Val

Första delen av Stjärnornas Riksdag ute nu! Ha en fin fredag and may the force be with you!
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Black lives matter, from Sweden, to USA

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.

 

Debate: Stop Bullshitting about My Country, Donald Trump!

Now I am probably going to lose a whole lotta followers, but that’s not a very bir problem. So, I will start to debate a lot more about politics and society and controversial matters on my blog sometimes. One thing that drives me crazy is the propaganda against Sweden – my beloved country. This post will probably not reach out to the right people, only those who already agree with me. The other half will call it propaganda and communist lies. But I¨m pretty used to that, so I don’t care.

Since Donald Trump reached to power in 2017 in America, the propaganda against Sweden has increased dramaticaly. Fox News, Breitbart and other right wing media platforms in the USA have since long described Sweden as a tax nightmare. This have been going on since at least the 70’s. But now I cannot sit down and watch anymore. The same media that have been describing Sweden as a socialist tax nightmare, are now writing about our crime rate, immigration problems and disgraceful political correctness all time high. Sweden have become the very prime example of immigration and violent crimes.

In the 2016 years election, Donald Trump said “Just look what happened in Sweden last night!” The funny fact is that exactly nothing happened in Sweden that night. But it is proven that Donald Trump was watching a documentary about Swedish riots the night before. But it was not a live TV-reporting. It was just an overview about Sweden. So basically, Trump lied due to his unability so see the difference between a live report and a documentary. Donald Trump’s outburst was just one out of several attenmpts to demonize Sweden to statuate an example of mass imigration failure.

Sweden is more and more described like a country on the brink of civil war, where violent immigrants control the streets and blow eachother apart, and the rape capital of Europe, which off course is a complete lie. I became very angry when an American rocket scientist in Texas tried to explain from his little Texas ranch how it is to live here in Sweden. I was furious. The risque of being shot or murdered in the USA is five times as high PER CAPITA. Sweden is one of the worlds most comfortable and safe countries to live in. When the Far right Sweden Democrats do everything they can miscredit Sweden in foreign press, for example, New York Times, i get even more angry.

What exactly is better with the USA?

  • USA have 5 times as much deadly violence per capita
  • USA have one of the worst state depts in the world. Sweden however, have not have this much state excess since the 70’s.
  • USA have much more illegal gun violence and school shootings. Hundreds of people have been murdered at their schools since the 1990’s. In Sweden, I can count that on one hand.
  • Sweden is the 17´th safest country in the world.
  • America have place 49 in the world.
  • USA have to times as much poverty (16 percent), compared to Sweden with it’s 8 percent.
  • Sweden has Free education from pre school to University, while the general cost for US public collages is over 25 000 dollars a year. Private collages costs over 50 000 dollars a year.
  • Sweden takes place 23 in healthcare. USA have place 37.
  • United stats is the number one country of money spending on Health Care per person. 10 000 dollar per capita.
  • Commonwealth Fund ranced Sweden a 3d place. USA has place 11.
  • America’s population have 67 percent obesity. Sweden have 50 percent.
  • In 2017 Sweden got ranked place 1 in tackling inequality, while USA got ranked place 17, according to an Oxfam University report.

Off course Sweden have problems. We have problems with poverty and imigration and criminality, like all countries. But I think it in bad taste when one of the western world’s most violent and unequal countries are trying to educate Sweden in crime policy. Donald Trump and his friends should take a look at their own country before pointing finger at Sweden, which is far better in most ways, social, economic and in crime rate.

Sources.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/the-world-e2-80-99s-fattest-countries/ar-AAzWj43

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/09/which-country-has-worlds-best-healthcare-system-this-is-the-nhs

https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/commitment-reducing-inequality-index

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/17/us-doing-very-badly-in-combating-inequality–heres-how-other-countries-compare.html

https://www.thelocal.se/20170717/sweden-the-country-most-committed-to-reducing-inequality-study

https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/WP0KG/the-crime-situation-in-sweden-compared-to-the-us-in-4-charts

https://www.gfmag.com/global-data/economic-data/wealth-distribution-income-inequality

https://www.collegedata.com/en/pay-your-way/college-sticker-shock/how-much-does-college-cost/whats-the-price-tag-for-a-college-education/

Debatt om Rasiststämpeln

Debatt om rasiststämpeln.
Svenska hårdrocksband brukar som bekant få utstå spott och spä så fort de sjunger om historia, krig eller andra kontroversiella ämnen. Det ena argumentet är löjligare än det andra.

Tidningen Arbetet beskriver Sabaton som ett fascistiskt band.

Tidningen Arbetaren beskriver Sabaton som ett Israelvänligt band efter att de uppträtt för militärer i Israel.

Ung Vänster i Malmö beskriver Sabaton som rasse-rockare som glorifierar mord på palestinier och skryter om att ha saboterat deras planscher.

Aftonbladet nämnde några exempel på olika band som ska fått Anton Lundin Pettersson att begå terrorattentat. Några var att han lyssnade på Sabaton, Rammstein och Raubtier.

Att Sabaton drar till sig många rasistiska fans är Sabatons fel brukar de få höra. De kan inte ens sjunga nationalsången på nationaldagen utan att få konstiga frågor om rasism.

2012 släppte Sabaton successivan Carolus Rex, som handlar om Stormaktstiden och Karl XII. Många tycker det är fel för att det sannolikt kommer bidra till att många rassar köper deras musik.

Bandet Raubtier kallades rasister pga sin låt världsherravälde. Låten handlar om hur media och populärkulturen kontrolleras av en dekadent konspiration. Nazistiskt tyckte flera filosofer på Internet.

Jag tycker folk som skriker rasist åt olika metalband kanske borde ta sig lite tid att analysera deras texter innan de håller på och går efter sina egna känslor. Här är några av mina favoriter.