Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Swedish Absurdity

The Fjordman Report

The noted blogger Fjordman is filing this report via Gates of Vienna.
For a complete Fjordman blogography, see The Fjordman Files. There is also a multi-index listing here.

When it comes to taking cultural Marxism and “gender neutrality” to its logical conclusion, you just can’t beat the Swedes:

Transgendered people need more protection, the Liberal Party has announced, adding it proposes that the hate crime law be clarified so that it is clear that it also applies to this group.

A previous sample from Gates of Vienna:

Meet Pop, a two-and-a-half-year-old Swedish child whose parents are refusing to say whether the apple of their eye is a boy or a girl. Pop’s parents, both 24, made a decision when their baby was born to keep Pop’s sex a secret. Aside from a select few — those who have changed the child’s diaper — nobody knows Pop’s gender; if anyone enquires, Pop’s parents simply say they don’t disclose this information. In an interview with newspaper Svenska Dagbladet in March, the parents were quoted saying their decision was rooted in the feminist philosophy that gender is a social construction.

And from the Brussels Journal:
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The Swedish Green Party state explicitly that the concepts male and female are “socially constructed” and forced upon all human beings. In order to reach the new world order, it is paramount that all such artificial identities are broken down. This should be facilitated by the education system and specially trained teachers. They believe that “all human beings” should be free to choose whatever name they desire. By this they appear to mean “gender” as well. They want everything to be “gender neutral,” not only marriage ceremonies but identity cards.


EscapeVelocity said...

Somebody has to post it...

Monty Python's The life of Brian

magnus said...
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Fjordman said...

The Scandinavian quality blog Snaphanen has brought to my attention the fact that Carin Jämtin and Dag Larsson, two notable politicians from the Swedish Social Democratic Party, have suggested that Stockholm should install "gender neutral" toilets and that the city's kindergartens/preschools should have a conscious Gay/Lesbian/Transgender policy. Yes, that is exactly what a dying nation needs, isn't it? Gender neutral toilets. Hey, why don't the Social Democrats adopt this as their slogan for the next election campaign? Sweden - Yes, it's going down the toilet, but it's a gender neutral toilet.

As I've indicated before, there is a sort of compensation at work here. The more society restricts political and economic liberty, the more it compensates by increasing sexual liberty to maintain the illusion of freedom. The book The New Totalitarians from 1970 described this well.

Sex is used to keep people in line, just like in Islam but in a different way. By following this logic for decades, Sweden has morphed into a dildo-worshiping nation with virtually zero free speech. On second thought, I take that back. Sweden isn't a nation anymore, it is a random space on the map filled with androgynous dildo-worshiping shoppers, which sadly doesn't make it that much different from the rest of the West. I'm not a puritan myself so I'm not going to be a hypocrite about this, but there is something sad about a culture where EVERYTHING is about sex. Sex in itself is natural and not necessarily something bad, but this twisting of it for political purposes is deeply unhealthy.

Svartwulf said...

Seriously, when are parents going to stop screwing up their kids for the sake of social experiments?

This isn't science people!

I hate to see what that kid grows up to be. We'll be lucky if he/she/it/them/they/whatever it is, doesn't go on a shooting spree in a couple of decades after a psychotic break.

The Gods and Goddesses made us what we are for a reason, and I don't see a reason to screw with thousands of years of evolution and divine intent.

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

I pity the child. I hope that somehow this girl / boy finds a way through life, because the parents will be useless.

Cyrus said...

The kid will get theirs in the end. Likely with the parents being sent to a home early in life, left wondering what they had done to deserve such a fate.

One_of_the_last_few_Patriots_left said...

Actually, gender is NOT a "social construct" but rather is HARD WIRED into our brains by the genetic results of aeons of evolution. Men
and women are DESIGNED for very different roles and that fact is built right in from the start.

I don't remember the details, but some years ago there was a science program on the idiot box, uh, I mean television, about an unfortunate boy who was raised as a girl. It seems he had a rare genetic condition where his genitalia appeared to be both male and female. Some genius "doctor" decided that "gender is a social construct" and so shortly after the baby was born his male genitalia were removed to turn him into a girl. Tragically, he was a BOY and this genetic anomaly is such that when the child reaches puberty the male features develop and the female features do not so that the child then becomes obviously male. (In other words, they should have just left the kid alone.)

You can imagine the end result. The kid suffered from many psychological disturbances and never properly fit in with his schoolmates and went through hell growing up. When he got old enough he was finally told the facts. Attempts were made to surgically "repair" him. If I remember correctly, he was in his 30's when he finally committed suicide.

I suspect that in about 20 years a similar fate awaits "Pop," unless, of course, the "cultural enrichers" get him first.

Steen said...

I think Jämtin is the first woman Ive encounterede, who wants to share the toilet with as many men as possbile :-)

Cyrus said...

Few Patriots Left: I recall the program. I believe the man in question adopted the name David when he found out his true identity. If the same story, it took place in Manitoba.

Steven Luotto said...

"....EVERYTHING is about sex..."

Except for the moon, mountains, oceans, stars and similar... everything TRULY IS about sex. But sex meaning life, procreation, people. Furtherance. It doesn't take a genius to trace the color of ones pencils or the flaws of the latest operating system, or the coffee beans one is about to grind, the grinder, the coffee pot, the cups, etc. etc. to the real meaning / purpose of sex and even why it was made so damned enjoyable. Life.

Life not to be confused with freedom, which is just a component. Sweden is merely at the forefront and so particularly imbecillic (more intelligent and thorough, organized and purposeful in their wrong and hoplessly unphilosophical approach to life).

So everything gets flipped around.

"EVERYTHING is about sex" becomes "everything is about death, decay, loss, nothingness" - a Philip Larkin poem come true.

Why wrong ideologies become their opposites has very much to do with their pure spirituality devoid of flesh and blood truth.

A culture without kith and kin is more spiritual, "higher" more advanced... but it is doomed. Life has reasons which reason alone cannot fathom.

Anonymous said...

I like the inconsistency of saying that homosexuality is genetic and not a choice, but your own gender is. And why do we need sex change operations for people with the wrong body for their brain? I mean, it's just a social construct so they can just change.

Fjordman, I might move to Scandinavia. I hope I will be able to survive there for two years as I will finish my education. I don't have a problem with gender neutral toilets tough, my highschool had them - well, theoretically we had men and women bathrooms, but we used the one closest to us regardless of our gender. :P

Anonymous said...

Saltwater, it's because all this insanity is ruining society and pretty soon I won't have any sane places in which I will be able to live. That's why. And I don't care about gender equality nor about the Enlightenment - actually, I do disdain quite a bit of it.

Also, a person touting freedom and giving Sweden as an example of that place is amusing considering you have no freedom in Sweden - not of speech, not economic. You are free just to be a Muslim or a transgendered.

Any sane society will push people who harm it outside of it - and this is why I pretty much could care the less about saving 'Western civilization'. If I'm to root for Islam or progressivism, I'll prefer Islam. At least I will not have to throw up out of disgust from what European culture and civilization became since that would be no more.

Baron Bodissey said...

Saltwater --

Unfortunately, your full nickname required that I delete your comment. If you want to continue commenting here, you'll need to get another nick.

In this instance, I'll reproduce a slightly redacted version of your comment here:


** Saltwater Porpoise said...

I live in Sweden and honestly I don't understand why there is so much disdain for protecting transgenders and this gender stuff. One of the things that I'm pissed off about here is how islamic immigration to Sweden has pushed back gender equality... and here on this site people are acting JUST LIKE conservative Muslim immigrants do here in Sweden who think it's ridiculous to protect transgenders. Honestly... I feel so tired in life because on the one hand I see conservative islamists pushing society backwards in terms of gender equality and on the other hand the people reacting against islam are also becoming more and more conservative and backward at the same time, often reacting the exact same way as the islamists... so much for western enlightenment. Why don't people see that protecting transgenders and letting people choose their own gender expression is what makes the west free and great? If you guys really have a disdain for this then why don't you convert to Islam so you can have your clear-cut gender roles with no room for discussion about freedoms.

goethechosemercy said...

If you guys really have a disdain for this then why don't you convert to Islam so you can have your clear-cut gender roles with no room for discussion about freedoms.
end quote.

First of all, concerning gender roles and sexual orientation, you're not going to find me very conservative at all.
I don't like the attitudes of many conservatives toward the queer, but I despise Muslim attitudes toward them much more. In Western culture, there is the use of reason; and the rule of reason is more protective of difference than multiculturalism, cultural marxism and all of this pretended liberality ever has been.
Gays hang from cranes in Iran, and the multiculturalists, by turning their pretty heads, insist we must respect the rights of those who hanged them there.
A conservative attitude toward Western Civilization is the only hope the queer have in this anti-individualistic world.