Etikettarkiv: Politics

75 Part 2

As said yesterday I really don’t want this site to be about anything else than the fun parts of life but I dedicated the blog posts over two days to politics cause I feel it’s needed after the retire at 75 proposal last week.

So I continue where I stopped yesterday with the new extreme Liberalism movement sweeping over Sweden but also France with Macron in power.

Let me start with saying that I don’t think Macron would have reached the Presidency going up against any other French politician than Le Pen. And his popularity is much higher outside France than within the country.

And his goal, without a doubt, is to make Europe a United States of Europe with EU as the only Governmental body and at the end the French population will say stop to that so not even he can believe he will succeed with that mission.

But with Merkel gone Macron see his chance to take over as the “President” of the European Union something his burning ego for sure will take on even if he most likely then will face a French public accusing him for ignore France before power in Brussels.

What is more interesting is his “Europe open border” politics, well adapted by the liberals in Sweden who very naive see this move by Macron as globalism and humanity. I do not suggest I am right but I will present you with my theory on Macron and his struggle to stay in power.

His view on open borders to Europe is his chance to meet Le Pen on his own turf, France. Fact, France, as one of the major colonizers in history is in many ways obliged to take in immigrants from the former colonies and many of them North African and Middle Eastern. By open borders and an even distribution of immigrants within the EU members states he will be able to show the French public that France take in less immigrants since he got into power. And to stay in power he must do that cause France is one terror attack from a presidency under Le Pen. A risk he can’t ignore.

So when the Europeans see Macron as a leader and as a person with fresh ideas democratic views and care for refugees and immigrants I wish they looked a bit into what his goal and objectives might be or shall we say her goals and objectives? Cause if the above is my theory on Macron and his take on liberalism I am at the same time 100% sure that the one really governing France is his wife Madame Brigitte Macron.

Björn

75

I do not like to use this space for politics but it happens from time to time that something is so strange or unbelievable a Tweet is not enough space to air the big “?” flying around in my brain. So today and tomorrow it will be politics.

The age of retirement is up for discussion again in Sweden (Also in Macron France, so I guess in all of Europe) and this time the suggestion is retirement when 75 years.

So far no discussion if this is all the population or just within some professions but I guess its all over, tout le monde, cause the suggestion comes from the former Prime Minister in Sweden, Mr Reinfeldt who for sure had a really stressful job but still behind a desk, driven around in a car eating well prepared free meals at conferences and meetings without any thoughts on running from work to try to get the kids out of daycare before they close (in the middle of winter when the commuter trains standing still).

Most likely the stress as Prime Minister is another kind of pressure than years of heavy lifts in the health care business, construction or the industry at a assembly line.

I am lucky to have a desk job, even if my back already start to ache and the eyes get dry from looking at a computer screan all day it’s not even close to the injuries on the body of a care assistant after 45 years in the profession. And when I already feel (I have 10 years at least left to work before retirement) that I start to look forward to that day I can only guess how people with physical labor feel hearing that they need to work 10 more years!

Then there is others who still is healthy and want to work longer, so let them, no one should be forced to retire but let it be from their free will.

And seriously, would you like to hear from a cockpit that “Today our Captain celebrates his 74 birthday” or “Your surgeon just clean up and prepare for the surgery, it is his 74 birthday tomorrow by the way” Is that a professions where 75 is a good age to retire? Or is the 75 only good for the once at the end of the working life food chain?

The same Mr Reinfeldt, when he were in power said that the pension system will be saved by an free immigration to Sweden, open borders and everyone will of course get a job on day 2 from their arrival. So far good, if it was true. Immigrants do not find work as soon as they arrive and when so called “simple jobs” are taken out from the loop of professions (taken over by technology) less find work fast. And now the new liberal movement continue this open border politics and add “Family reunion” so the pension system will be under even more pressure from 65+ not finding a job and work to 75 must be provided for by tax money.

The theory don’t add up in my mind and the open border liberal idea gets more and more extreme and seriously the liberals today look more and more as one of the most extreme movements in the History of the world.

In any case, we will see where we end up but the first step to stop these ideas will be the EU elections in May 2019 and to manage this you can vote on anything from the left ving to the right wing as long as the party you vote for not a part of the Liberal Group in the European Parliament.

Björn

Democracy

Woke up in France with a new Government in place in Sweden, 4 months after the election. A timeline unheard of in Swedish history and all caused by the fact that Sweden is a democracy which allows minor groups to influence the political roadmap. In the long run what now happened in Sweden just proofs my thesis that democracy is the best option but far from perfect.

Years ago, when the Arab spring took over the news and the western world, politicians, went crazy loving the fact that now democracy spread and wow what a fantastic bright future the world faced. From a European point of view the EU reacted like a kindergarten and leaders supported elections and and made thumbs up on social media in support to free elections, women’s rights, LGBT rights and free speech. Then when the free elections ended up in, from a western countries, not acceptable results he same politicians turned and all of a sudden “wrong” leaders were elected and the western leaders turned out to be against democracy if the people voted in their view in the wrong way.

Sweden, a country who let the rooster comb grow, as the perfect democracy just faced the same phenomenon. In the past election the “wrong” party grow to much and remember that Sweden is a small country so more than one million voters is a huge group voting for the nationalists. This fact made the “old” politic movements wake up to a reality they up until then put aside as an not possible option and gladly sacrificed the democracy to keep the power of the government.

All of a sudden the voters, whom up until now voted for them but changed to the nationalist was one thing and one thing only, racists. I don’t know how they in the past described those people, when they voted for the politicians that was considered as “the good once” cause it is the same voters, not racists voting 2014 but in 2018 a threat, racists and must be kept out of any decision making for the upcoming four years.

This truth ended up in what is the democratic systems problem, no one is satisfied with the outcome since in a panic mood the parties gladly broke all promises made during the election campaigns and new collaborations faced a Sweden who caused of this is a country now in line with many others “Democracy is fantastic as long as the people vote as the politicians want them too”.

So, and keep this in mind, the new Swedish Government, was put in place with 115 YES votes and 153 NO votes in the Parliament. All caused by the alliance of the Liberal movement and Communists all of a sudden working together. You read it correct Communist/Liberals Alliance. All to keep the third largest party out of power (third at the election now the second largest) cause they believe people voted wrong.

Have taste of this and let it sink in and you might end up in the same conclusion as I have done. Democracy might be the best option we have but its far from perfect when the people don’t vote as the politicians want them too.

Björn