SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 1 2017
During the end of 2016 ”fake news” was a common topic. From
the far left many advocated for restrictions and regulations banning fake
news. A very dangerous point of view significant for the authoritarianism
so central to leftists.
Plenty of raw materials,
by C G Holm
In 1972 Doomsday prophets gathered in the Club of Rome to discuss our
miserable future in the report The Limits to Growth. If the development
had been as the Club of Rome projected we would all already have fallen
into misery and starvation. But during the past 45 years a rapidly growing
prosperity have shown that the Club of Rome was wrong.
The Swedish model,
by Fredrik Runebert
If you don't want to discuss the actual topic a typical excuse is a reference
to ”the Swedish model”. Fredrik Runebert analyzes the true
meaning of the Swedish model – from the beginning less legislation
and more power to collective agreements between companies and trade unions.
But lately developed into a number of other ”models”.
Religious freedom in Russia put under pressure, by Tommy Hansson
Religious freedom is under attack in Putin's Russia. Legislation is more
restrictive and missionary activity and public worship – if not
within the Russian Orthodox Church – is threatened. The government
fears a growing influence from religious minorities, protestants, catholics
Glorifying islamic terror,
by Tommy Hansson
Iraq and Syria are still in focus for violent islam, although al-Qaida
and ISIS are active also in other areas. On Facebook and in other social
media there is a lot of propaganda, also in Swedish, for armed struggle
and islamic supremacy, glorifying the armed struggle. The propaganda has
obviously been successful as hundreds (if not more) people from Sweden
have joined the armed struggle in Iraq and Syria.
The enigmatic fascism, by Per Ossmer
”Fascism is enigmatic as it contains counteracting views... Whatever
we look at we will also see its opposite, a and not a is a key...”.
Written by the Spanish author and philosopher José Ortega y Gasset
already in 1927.
Swedish communist trained in subversive action in Moscow, by Berrtil
Swedish Communists, members of the very same organization that today
constitutes the Left Party, a vital support for the present Swedish government,
were trained at the Lenin school in Moscow. Today we know more about the
training thanks to Russian archives, but also documents from the FBI in
the United States.
The Swamp is defending itself,
by Allan C. Brownfeld
Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp, meaning a tough attitude towards
the political elite in Washington. The very first day of the new Congress
a number of Republican Representatives gathered to cut back on the funding
and authority of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Trump and majority
leader of the House Kevin McCarthy said stop McCarthy asked if the Representatives
campaigned to stop Obamacare or Congressional ethics. The effort to cut
back on OCE was cancelled.