SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 1 2009
destructionists in Swedish society
by Tommy Hansson
Contra editor Tommy Hansson has written a new book called ”The destructionists”.
It contains 18 articles presenting 13 men and three women, who, according
to the author, have contributed to the undermining of the Swedish society
as a part of Western culture. People like Axel Hägerström, the
couple Myrdal and Olof Palme have together attacked the Judeo-Christian
ethical basis, which for a thousand years have been the foundation of
our society. The book also contains articles on the cultural left and
the assasinated Foreign Secretary of Sweden, Anna Lindh.
After Georgia – Ukraine?
by Bertil Häggman
After the Russian invasion of Georgia, Ukraine has turned into the focus
of Russian aggression. Ukraine is one of the largest countries in Europe
with a population comparable to that of France. The country has a very
significant position from a geopolitical point of view, located between
Russia and Poland. From a historical point of view Ukraine is an eastern
slavonic country with significant links to the Western civilization.
The muslim view on converts: ”Capital punishment is the only way!”
by C G Holm
Muslim scholars have a common view: Capital punishment is the only proper
way to take care of converts. In most moslem countries this basic rule
of sharia law is not practiced. But if the government does not make what
the government should, it’s up to private citizens to execute the
My rights as a man
by Stig Daun
Politically correct views on gender has caused an unhealthy polarization
between men and women. The reasons are obviuos and the discussion is inevitable.
For a positive thing, many injustices have been reduced or have disappeared
altogether. But as everywhere, change causes problems. The pendulum never
stops at the intermediate bottom position. The need for rapid change has
caused an unbalanced discussion and doubtful measures are taken. Part
of the University education of the country, begin to resemble intermediate
girls schools. People responsible for recruitng at the universities openly
declare that they only recruit women. Many men see themselves as discriminated
The irresponsible disarmament in Sweden
by Tommy Hansson
It might be an exaggeration to say that Russia is a dircet and imminent
threat to Sweden. But when the Russian government is trying to recapture
what was lost after the fall of the Soviet Union and when nationalism
grows stronger, it is time for Sweden to reevaluate its military force.
It is not enough to stop the disarmament of recent years, we have to rebuild
our territorial defence!
Corn is turned into ethanol when Africa starves
by Allan C. Brownfeld
In 2005 the Congress (with a Republican majority) approved the proposal
of president Bush demanding increased use of ethanol in engine fuel. In
2008 the Congress (with a Democratic majority) approved legislation which
require a minimum use of corn-based ethanol of close to 15 billion gallons
– approximately 10 per cent of engine fuel used – for the
year 2015. Corn prices increase – and the victims are the poor people
The irresponsible society
by Fredrik Runebert
During the past couple of years some basic aspects of Swedish society
has been put up to debate in a couple of books. The lack of responsibilty
has been handled by economics professor and MP Carl Hamilton (”Det
infantila samhället”). Psychiatrist David Eberhard has written
a book on the Swedish need for excess security (”I trygghetsnarkomanernas
land”). And Ann Heberlein has written the book: It’s someone
else’s fault (”Det var inte mitt fel”).
New Zealand’s way away from regulatory socialism
by Maurice P. McTigue
Increase in the size of government is a fairly modern phenomenon. Starting
in the 1850s and all the way until the 1920s or 1930s the government share
of GDP was some 6 per cent in most industrialized countries. From that
time and onwards, and especially so during the 1950s, we have seen a rapid
increase in the government share of the GDP, up to 35–40 per cent,
or more than half in Sweden. But New Zealand was not far behind, the country
had dropped from number three in GDP/capita to the position 27, due to
socialist regulation (the position was comparable to Portugal or Turkey).
A number of consecutive governments (right and left wing ones) decided
to dismantle most of the socialist regulations and New Zealand started
to recapture its old position. Former New Zealand Secretary of Labour
Maurice P. McTigue tell us what happened.