SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 2 2016
The cover of Contra this time shows Nadeshda Savchenko, an Ukrainian
helicopter pilot. She was kidnapped in Ukraine and brought to Russia by
Russian troops, because she defended her country against Russian aggression.
She was earlier this year sentenced to 22 years imprisonment, as it was
claimed that she had given coordinates to the Ukrainian artillery at a
time when she was already taken into custody by Russian troops. When the
sentence was read to her she stood up in her cage showed the finger to
the court and sang the Ukrainian national anthem. She is an elected member
of the Ukrainian parliament, the Rada.
New version of racism: Identity policies,
by Allan C. Brownfeld
”Identity policies” is an ever more popular part of the leftist
attack against the modern democratic society. It is a method of reviving
a since long dead racism and at the same time making a frontal attack
on the freedom of expression. Only persons of a certai skin complexion,
ethnic background or a certain religion are entitled to speak on certain
The leading columnist in leftist Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Lena Mellin,
comments as follows: ”As I am told, identity policies, means that
you put people into certaing boxes like black, LGBTQ, women or red haired.
After that you state that only people in the right boxes are allowed to
state views on the respective topics. If you are not a woman you are not
allowed to give your views on gender equality, as you have no experience
of living as a woman. The third restriction is which views you are to
hold if you are put into a certain box. If you are a refugee you are requested
to favour asylum for all refugees. One example, conservative MP Hanif
Bali arrived as a unaccompanied three year old child to Sweden. He, and
his party, advocate age-tests of people under the age of 18, when such
tests can be made with precision. He is not allowed to hold that view
according to the doctrines of identity policies”.
The minister for secondary education Aida Hadzialic has also attacked
identity policies. And she has the privilege of being allowed to forward
views according to several quotas. She is an immigrant (refugee from Bosnia),
she is a woman and she is a moslem. She says that young Swedes living
on the countryside has as big difficulties to be integrated in the modern
society as kids in the ethnically segregated suburbs of the big cities.
As many other polictical fads the identity policies emanate from the United
States. Contra’s Washington correspondent Allan C. Brownfeld gives
an American background.
When Fidel Castro dies,
by Kjell Albin Abrahamson
The Swedish left should not cry crocdile tears when Fidel Castro dies.
They should instead be ashamed of their long support for one of the world’s
The girl from Nordmark sues for damages,
by Patrik Nyberg
For many years the ”Nordmark girl” (and her brother) have
been persecuted by local social authorities, not accepting their complaints
against their mother. Finally at 21 the Nordmark girl has come of age
and is now suing for damages from the government.
The tax change is already more than completed, by C G Holm
The economist Jacob Lundberg has studied the size of ”tax change”
according to the polluter pays principle. His conclusion is that the polluter
already pays a lot more than the damages pollution causes society.
The Russian threat against Sweden,
by Britt-Louise Hoberg Karlsson
Roger Mikael Klang has recently published two books with the title Revolution
in Military Affairs.
The media sweetheart The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation,
by Tommy Hansson
Why does media always have a benevolent loook on The Swedish Society
for Nature Conservation? The question is posed by Mats Olin in a booklet
published by Timbro Media Institute. The Swedish Society of Nature Conservation
is one of very few organizations that may advocate its views without any
critical examination by the media.
The secular pilgrimage of the Christian Democrats, by Britt-Louise
The Swedish Christian Democratic Party says that their program is based
on Christian values in order to attract Christian voters. But is this
Increased discontent in Russia,
by Tommy Hansson
More and more we see a worry in Russia for the stability of the loyalty
of Russian citizens. Brian Whitmore, from Radio Free Europe, gives several
such examples in his blog, The Power Vertical. Like the fact that the
very centre of Russian propaganda, the TV tower Ostrankino in Moscow,
have got a barbed wire-topped wall.
Prosecutor forced to prosecute according to the feminist
agenda of the Office of the Cahncellor of Justice, by Patrik Nyberg
The Office of the Chancellor of Justice last year decided to prosecute
the publisher of a homepage that was considered to have libelled journalist
Monica Antonsson. Usually libel is a civil suit and it is very exceptional
that a public authority is part of the proceedings. The indicted man,
John Johansson, is claiming that he has only countered libel put forward
on the blog of Antonsson. The fight between Johansson and Antonsson has
been on for several years.
Unaccompanied refugee children cost a lot,
by C G Holm
In the end of 2015 40 per cent of unaccompanied refugee ”children”
arriving to Europe sought asylum in Sweden. Not odd as Sweden has an extraordinary
favourable system for these ”children” (often young men from
Afghanistan claiming to be 16 or 17, often however significantly older).
The cost of Swedish authorities to take care of one single such ”child”
is approximately 1 million kronor (125 000 dollars) a year. More than
an ordinary family of four with two fulltime working parents may spend
on the entire family.