SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 1 2011
The struggle for happiness
by Fredrik Runebert
Happiness research is a coming subject. Politicians are adapting research
findings in order to develop a society to maximize the happiness of citizens.
But the findings of existing research contravenes the general ambitions
of politicians. Happiness is not a codition, but a way of life. Freedom
and responsibility are the basics for happiness. When the government denies
man to lead his own life, to make his own decisions and his own mistakes,
man is denied the tools to create real happiness. Man should have a goal
and know what he is striving for. The road towards the goal must have
some obstacles, although not insurmountable obstacles.
Father Rofael survived the massacre in Baghdad: Four hours of violence
by Tommy Hansson
October 31 2010 the world was shook by a terror attack on the Syrian-Chaldean
Cathedral in Baghdad in which 70 people were killed and many more were
injured. The abominable attack was performed by jihadist members of the
”Islamic State of Iraq”. Two of the three priests officiating
at the service that was in progress were killed. The third, the dean Rofael
Kutaimy, survived. In the beginning of December he turned up in Södertälje,
Sweden, where he was visiting a relative and stayed in order to recover
after the injuries he suffered.
Still Marxist gods are worshipped: How I experienced The Communist Party
by Ann-Mari Lahti
For many years the author of the article was a member of the Communist
Party of Sweden. She left the party and now she tells about a party that
runs operations and advocates views that you hardly could believe that
they exist today.
Wikileaks – a dangerous leftist movement
by C G Holm
Diplomacy is based on confidence and confidentiality. Everything said
is not intended for the public, as little as are your small talk with
your girl friend or your chats with your boss. Wikileaks take the responsibility
for distributing secret diplomatic reports that correctly – or sometimes
mistakenly – reports on what American diplomats have heard in confidence.
The result of the Wikileaks dissemination of such reports is that there
will be fewer confidential reports, less information available in advance
of important decisions and thus lower quality of the decisions made. It
should be added that front figures of Wikileaks in Sweden (as well as
in Russia) are well-known anti-semites.
by Janis Vikmanis and Bertil Hoffman
When the term ”Intelligent design” is menioned many withdraws
to the defense area of political correctness. Yes, we should believe in
science and we should not let men from the dark ages come back and disagree
with the scientist Darwin! But science is nothing but disagreement and
questioning! In order to understand if Darwin’s theories are correct
or not, we must have a look at alternative ideas. Contra helps you to
look at them!
European dictatorships: Azerbaijan
by C G Holm
Sometimes it is said that Belarus is the only remaining dictatorship in
Europe. That is not true. In the Caucasus Ilham Aliyev have full control
over a rich but oppressed country with 8 million inhabitants: Azebaijan.
Ilham suceeded his father Heydar, who died in 2003. But still the father
is the main figure. All over the country you meet statues and billboards
depicting Heydar Aliyev and completed with some of his words of wisdom.
Now and then you also see the son, but father beats son by 9–1.
Which is approximately what you find in North Korea. C G Holm reports
from a journey to the country.
The Balkanization of the Swedish Welfare State
by David Stavenheim
In a book called ”The Balkanization of the Swedish Welfare State”
authors Håkan Eriksson and Jacob Rennerfelt discuss the Ombudsman
of Discrimnation, ”genus based pedagogics” and other modern
topics that divide the Swedish people into groups that compete against
each other and where some groups are given priviliges over others.
From ”duchegubka” to ”Gaswagen”
by Frank Gordons
Recently the European Commission turned down a proposal from Latvia, Lithuania,
Bulgaria, Czechia, Romania and Hungary, proposing that people denying
the crimes of totalitarian regimes should be prosecuted and fined. Gordons
discusses the similarities between the crimes of national socialism and