Feminist economics

  

Swedish feminist party FI didn’t make it into parliament in the 2014 election, so the threat of mandatory feminism indoctrination camps for all men is postponed for the moment. But they did gain seats in many local governments, including capital Stockholm where they recently participated in establishing the new guidelines for dealing with returning ISIS fighters (free housing, full financial support and lifetime coddling).

In Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, FI representative Linda Hiltmann took place in local government after the 2014 election. Here’s a clip from a local newspaper captured by Jan Sjunnesson that speaks for itself:

  

“Economy is a tool for achieving politics, and politics should not be constrained by budgetary limitations. Feminist politics emanates from the needs present, and we believe that you can’t establish a budget and then allocate resources.”

If she deals with her personal finances the same way she runs the city, I imagine her household budget must be something else. 

Meanwhile, on a completely unrelated note:

  
“Increased tax for Malmö residents in 2015”

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The Pacifist Defense

  

FI party leader, ex-communist and public drunkard Gudrun Schyman

According to Swedish political party FI, the Feminist Initiative, the best way for Sweden to safeguard itself against aggressive neighbor Russia is to dismantle the last few batallions that still remain of the defense. Instead, Sweden should “go pacifist” and focus on combating racism and domestic violence. This, the party argues, will solve the problem of Russian jets practicing bombing runs on Swedish targets and repeated visits by Russian submarines in the waters of Stockholm.

If the preceding paragraph made you go “Huh?”, let me assure you that you’re not alone. I have written about loon party FI before, with their certifiably insane party program (all men to be sent to indoctrination camps, sex ed for preschoolers and much, much more) and their creative explanation for international terrorism (they’re MEN, damnit!

Honestly, it’s starting to feel like poking fun at a retard. But this particular retard happens to have seats in many local governments (including Stockholm) and has a good chance of gaining seats in parliament next election. FI has been actively promoted by music artists like Pharrell and Robyn, and just this week received an adoring and largely uncritical promotional piece by BBC. And they just won’t shut up nor come to their senses, so I have no choice but to once again put the spotlight on the baffling results of when a group of Swedish feminists put their heads together.

Without further ado, here is party leader Gudrun Schyman and her inner circle dealing with the national defense:

“The core of our security policy is about creating security for the people. But today there is a growing perception that security is all about which nation or group that can scrounge up the greatest military force. But safety is never achieved by ramping up systemic violence. Instead, this is achieved by countering these systems of violence, protect battered people and deal with the causes of violence.

Weapons and militarism is rarely a solution to a conflict, and armed conflicts between nations are not the biggest security threat either in Sweden or globally. Militarism is nourished by masculinity norms and have the same mechanisms as the other structural violence against people. Violence is about exercising power, and this is something that boys and men are taught goes with being both patriotic and being a masculine man.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), men’s domestic violence claim more deaths each year than all the world’s armed conflicts together or any epidemic ever made and this is a serious security issue. In Sweden, 17-20 women are killed annually on average by a man in a close or formerly close relationship.

At the same time we have a global structural racism, where a white minority since the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism continues to broadcast the notion that white people are the norm for humanity. A structural global racism than today in the expression of hate crimes, violence and murder and goes hand in hand with a global order in which countries in the West believe they have the right to cause havoc with military means in countries in the East and South.

We need an innovative security policy that puts the focus on the causes of violence and its context if we are going to meet it with better policy and targeted interventions. UN urges its member states to dramatically reduce their military budgets and instead give priority to efforts to combat the global problem of security violence in close relationships. In response to hate crimes against afro-Swedes, Jews and Muslims te UN is sharply critical of Sweden, with a call to strengthen the work against hate crime.”

And that’s how Sweden can thumb its nose at those silly Russians on the other side of the narrow Baltic sea and settle back in absolute safety. 

Any questions?

Loon party may get elected into government

The relatively new party Feminist Initiative (FI) did well in the EU-election in May this year, and according to the latest poll they may actually hit the 4% mark. This means they would get representives in the Swedish parliament, and would be part of the likely coalition with the leftist parties Socialdemokraterna, Vänsterpartiet and Miljöpartiet.

Now, the reason I use the word “loon” is because there really isn’t any nice word to describe it. A few highlights from their official party program:

  • Abolished military defense. Instead, international conflicts will by resolved by LGBT- and anti-racism spokespeople in peaceful dialogue. So if Putin invades, these enlightened people will simply make the Russian soldiers see the error of their way and go back home.
  • Mandatory “re-education” for men, so they change their lifestyle to a more feminine version, which supposedly is more ecologically sound. The program does not clarify whether this should be done in Gulag-type camps or not.
  • Open borders, with full welfare benefits and guaranteed support for life for everyone in the whole world who wants to move here. No background checks are needed either, meaning safe haven for the world’s criminals should the police get too close in their home countries.
  • New laws that makes it so the state can require an employer to hire more people, should the state deem it necessary. The employers need for manpower or ability to pay salaries is not a consideration.

Other highlights from the cuckoos nest:

  • Ban schools from giving homework.
  • Polygamy allowed.
  • No cars allowed in cities.
  • Mandatory reduction to six hour workdays (with full-time wages).
  • No grades in school.
  • Meat-free mondays.
  • Mandatory sex-ed in preschools.

Who could possibly come up with these ideas, you ask? Well, the party is spearheaded by a lady named Gudrun Schyman. She joined the Communist party in the early 70s and went on to become the party leader until a series of scandals forced her out.

Among other things, she was a severe alcoholic. When she was too drunk to find the exit in a packed theater, she simply squatted down and urinated on the floor in front of the terrified audience.

She was also convicted of tax fraud in the six-figure range. This from a person leading a party claiming to be fighting against greed and “The Capital”.

After being kicked out for being too embarassing even for Vänsterpartiet, she started FI. Her first major publicity stunt was setting fire to 100 000 SEK, supposedly to draw attention to income differences between men and women.

Strangely, FI has become a media darling during 2014, and has gone from obscurity to a likely part of the new government. There seems to be no logical explanation for this, but the free media exposure continues unabated in TV, radio and papers. God help us all.

Update: For a fresh update of FI’s thinking on national defense, here is a translation of a recent article penned by Schyman and her inner circle: http://swedenreport.org/2015/04/12/the-pacifist-defense/

Read it. It’s a verbatim translation, and no description can quite do it justice.