SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 1 2008
Shadows on the Olympic Games
by C G Holm
The International Olympic Committee made a decision contrary to their
own ideals when they awarded the 2008 games to Beijing in China. The Chinese
government promised to honour human rights. But the Communist regime has
fulfilled its obligations as you could expect – that is not att
IOC follows old bad traditions, which have seen Olympic Games in both
Berlin (1936) and Moscow (1980). The Olympics in these countries were
used as propganda tools of their totalitarian regimes. And certainly the
Beijing regime will use the Olympics in the same way, in order to utilize
the focus that will be put on China during the games.
Some consolation may emanate from the fact that both Germany and Russia
were turned into democracies within ten years after the games in the capitals
of their resxpective countries.
John S. McCain for President!
by Tommy Hansson
The Republican nominee for President of the United States, Senator John
S. McCain, is a multifaceted politician, with many differing views on
him among the public. Especially the conservatives are sceptical in thier
views on McCain. He often states himself as a strong conservative, his
views in specific question might say something else. Tommy Hansson gives
the background for the readers, to make up their minds themselves.
Male underdogs and female power
by Fredrik Runebert
Pär Ström is mostly known for his position in the public discussion
on integrity and computer safety. But now he has written a book on oppression
of men and female power. As opposed to many feminists the author does
not claim that his book is science. He discusses, however, the distortion
in media coverage when they write, with heavy headlines, on problems for
women also when the problems discussed are more of a problem for men than
Availability of health care
by Stig Daun
Public health care in Sweden seems to approach a breakdown. Not only
concerning availability but also concerning the financial status of the
system. Many county councils have to cut back on their health care operations
because of lacking funds. Which will cause even longer queues and the
abolishment of certain types of treatment altogehter, with patients being
sent to other parts of the country. Until they close down also there.
Black Pimpernel with bruises
by Tommy Hansson
In the film ”Black Pimpernel” Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist
plays the role of the Swedish Ambassador to Santiago, Harald Edelstam,
who after the coup in 1973 saved a few communists and socialists from
the wrath of the new government. Edelstam is to be honoured for his courage,
but there is another picture not seen in the film, on the Ambassador as
an admirer of the Cuban Fidel Castro dictatorship.
The structure of the moslem society is the foundation for
violent acts committed by young, angry and frutsrated men
by C G Holm
Terrorism is seen all over the world in all times. Terrorists might have
different backgrounds. But in the moslem culture, especially the Arabian
culture, there are certain aspects that will make it easier to recruit
frustrated young men for acts of violence. Young frustrated men are behind
most violence in all cultures. But it is much easier for a young man to
get frustrated in the moslem culture than elsewhere.
An especially dangerous enemy of the state...
...on life in Soviet Latvia
An interview with Janis Rokalns, who under the Soviet era was a prominent
freedom fighter. In 1984 the KGBcalled him "an especially dangeroius
enemy of the state". The court sentenced him to eight years in a
special KGB camp. They expected that he should either return from the
camp physically or psychologically broken or that he should not return
at all. Instead the society fell to pieces and Mr Rozkalns was liberated