Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Sweden's 200 Year Path of Peace - OneEurope

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The pro-European "forces" in Britain are remarkably quiet

The pro-European "forces" in Britain are remarkably quiet when it comes to Cameron's and other Tories attacks on democracy, human rights and on Europe.
Why is that?
I know you do exist in rather big numbers, in all levels of the "British" society. But why are you so quiet? Why don't you wage a war on this neanderthal politics that Cameron stands for?
When it comes to the liberals they've seem to have sold their soul to the coalition. What about Labour? Are they scared of loosing voters to UKIP or are they just lost in the British political circus? How does this democratic vacuum affect the Scottish independence vote? How will a Scottish independence vote influence northern Ireland?
The questions are meny and so is the mystic and the darkness surrounding the political development in Britain.

Monday, 25 August 2014

How to handle a economic crisis, by a layman

I'm not a scholar in economics but it is

1. Common sense that any budget must have balance in the books.

2. It's also common sense that if a country is in recession, it's time for investments in infrastructure and social enterprises to limit the effects of the recession.

3. It's common sense that needed austerity measures must be taken in times of growth.

Talk about screwing things up.

On the other hand, like I pointed out, I'm not a economist.

Friday, 22 August 2014

It's a price we must pay

The question was:

Can EUrope afford a trade war with Russia?

The answer is:


Everything has a price but for a society with democratic and moral values this is a price we must pay! The interesting question is, can Putin afford this trade war?

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The topic is migration

When will all the European leaders understand the fact that the most pragmatic way, the most economical way and the most human way to handle all the migration to Europe, would be a common European migration authority under a European ministry of migration

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The evil ideology

Nazism and Hitler wasn't born out of nothing, even if it may seem so when we talk about it today. Nazism was born out of a nascent anti-Semitism that slowly grew in Europe after the first world war. With anti-Semitism followed the concept of race and the image that there was a master race, who deserved so much better than the fate they got after the First World War. A scapegoat was needed and it was very easy to dust off and develop the old anti-Semitism that became the most powerful weapon of Hitler and the Nazis. Hitler won his power through "democratic" elections before the coup and before the dictatorship was a fact. Meanwhile anti-Semitism deepened in Europe to the degree that all Jews where animalized.

Today we associate Nazism and fascism with the darkest and most evil of the human mind and by the actions that were carried out in its name, especially during the war, but we must never forget how an entire nation, and later an entire continent ended up in its grip. How boundaries and norms constantly moved forward so that they eventually landed beyond all human understanding. How it was a process over time.

The question is, where are we going today? Where is the process in 2014?  We can once again see how social norms and values are broadened to accept various forms of discrimination, racism and anti-democratic tendencies in our society's. So-called extremists and fundamentalists are annually moving their positions forward. What was unthinkable 10 years ago is now a reality.
The patterns and the process from the inter-war period is repeated all over Europe, from Greece to the UK and Sweden. There are however two crucial differences, and that is the fact that Europe isn't shattered by war, as it was after the great war and the educational level of the citizens of Europe are generally among the worlds highest. That should limit the momentum of the ideological evil, but when?

Friday, 8 August 2014

"About Europe" is now on Facebook

"About Europe" have joined the rest of the world on Facebook. Please join me and talk about Europe.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

No one should never again need to flee within or from Europe

No one should never again need to flee within or from Europe!
If Europe ever comes in to that horrible situation again that will force people to flee or hide, you and I will be to blame, because we have been given the responsibility from the last 70 year's of unification and democratic development to leave our children and grandchildren a even better Europe to live in.

Democracy and liberty creates true security and prosperity. To guarantee this for all Europeans we must stand united and we must keep on fighting against everyone who challenges our unity, our liberty and our democracy.

Take democracy seriously, or you don't deserve it

The turnout in the European elections was the lowest in the history of the parliament.

Thousands of grassroot activists around Europe was working very hard to turn the negative turnout in the European elections in to a positive, but it didn't give the result that Europe needed.
Their work wasn't only about convincing Europeans to vote, but also to advocate for a better and more democratic Europe.
The small steps that was taken for a better democracy, with the presidential candidates wasn't enough and media across Europe didn't help to promote the democratic development and definitely not the hard work of the pan-european grassroots movement for democracy.
Without naming any names, the national leaders of Europe have a huge responsibility for the low turnout. We must let them know that!

The consequences of the election results, including the low turnout are the so called success of the far-right populists. How this will effect EU policy in the comming years is uncertain, but it will most likely effect the results in comming national elections and give more air under the wings of leaders such as Victor Orban.

And finally, if we the people don't take democracy more seriously, we don't deserve it.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Human value

Human value can't be valued in euro's and cents. Human value can only be valued as a whole. An individual can't therefore be valued by any other individual or group. This means that we are all created equally.

Human value should however not be confused with human actions. Most actions we make can be, and are valued from a social, individual and economic perspective and thereby land on a plus account or a minus account. This means that we all must carry the consequences of our actions.

Human suffering

Developments in Iraq, Syria and Israel-Palestine is terrible and inhuman. We must be able to stand up against the killings, the violence and the assimilation, regardless of whether the victim or the perpetrator is a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim or a victim of political fundamentalism. If we, who live in security and just follow these horrors on the morning news can't see the human suffering for what it is, human suffering, then what hope is there?