SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 5 2015
Sweden and NATO
Sweden is not a member of NATO. What’s then NATO? 28 countries
agreeing that if one country is attacked all should defend that country
in solidarity. NATO is not for aggression, but purely for defense. NATO
does not posess nuclear weapongs, although some of its constituting members
do. Today Sweden has an agreement with NATO, but that agreement does not
include any promises of protection from NATO. To get that protection you
need to be a full member.
Putin.war, by C G Holm
Murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov at his death worked
with a report on the lies and wars of Vladimir Putin. The report has now
been completed by his collaborators, among them Ilya Jashin, who recently
visited Sweden. Contra had the opportunity to get informed by Jashin on
what really happens in Russia.
The reunification of Germany 25 years,
by Kjell Albin Abrahamson
Kjell Albin Abrahamson gives the background of the reunification of Germany,
a success story with very few mistakes.
Russia. The big threat against the West,
by Bertil Häggman
In the Budapest agreement of 2008 Russia – and other states –
guaranteed the territorial integrity of Ukraine in exchange of Ukraine
giving up all nuclear weapons. Today we know that the agreement was worth
nothing. And that Russia is the big threat, not only against the Ukraine,
but against the entire West.
The degeneration of the left. From marxist intellectuals to mythomaniacs,
antisemites and pro-islamists,
by Tommy Hansson
A recent twitter contained the summary: ”I’m so old that I
remeber when leftists were intellectuals”. That’s also my
own position. I hated leftist heroes like Jan Myrdal, Joachim Israel and
Göran Therborn, and I detested their views. But I respected their
intellectual credentials. That is more than can be said about present
leading leftists like Anders Lindberg and Mattias Gardell.
DAB radio – a billion in tax money completely wasted
Taxpayers have been forced to pay 800 million kronor for experiments vid
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting). At times 25 people at the public Radio
Sweden worked producing DAB programs that were listened to by the ten
(!) owners of DAB receiving equipment. This madness has been run since
1995 and phased out only this year.
The US drops when you measure freedom in the world, Hong Kong still number
by Jonathan Norström
Sweden is among the top ten, but Hong Kong is still number one. This when
three of the most important think tanks measure the status of freedom
in 152 countries. It should be noted that the United States has dropped
on the lists since the election of Barack Obama. The US now is somewhere
between position 16 and 20.
From Marx’ and Engels’ clan society to today’s racist
by Tommy Hansson
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were among the most influential thinkers
of modern time. Their ideas were behind the most brutal experiment in
society that the world has ever seen – Communism. They still influence
society today. They based their ideas on archaic Communism on studies
by the American amateur anthropologist Lewis H. Morgan, a man today seen
as basically unscientific.
The foundations of capitalism,
by Allan C. Brownfeld
Pope Frances visited the United States and made statements critical of
modern capitalism. As the pope is a native of a Peronist country it might
be understandable that he has hard to understand the foundations of capitalism.
But he forwards questions on the foundations of capitalism and how it
should serve us, questions that are deserves contemplation.
The suburbs forgotten by the Swedes
by C G Holm
Jan Edling has studied the situation in 38 Swedish suburbs where integration
of immigrants has been non-existent. Some of these suburbs are located
outside the big cities, but worst of them all is Herrgården in the
city of Malmö, with 95 per cent of the population with a foreign
background. The failure of integration and the failure of society is given
in figures by Mr Edling.