Saturday, 23 July 2011

If you happen to be fluent in Norwegian, I'd recommend your read the comments on ANY newspaper article even remotely connected to Muslims in the last 5-20 years.

If the word Muslim appears; no matter if it's about a Muslim who happen to have gotten mugged, mugged someone himself; or being arrested for having been caught doing the job Norwegians really don't want to do themselves (substance distribution), or being one of the few who have overcome a travesty of Norway's total lack of an active politic on matters of integration, and gotten a degree or a job; or basically any story not pertaining to the weather.

The comments would be "blah muslims ruin it all, why bother letting the justice system apply for those people blah blah" (about 2/3). Then there are the 1/3 who bemoan a comment like above.
That is the state of public discourse in Norway.
Norwegians have gotten exceptionally greedy, self-absorbed and totally lacking any drive to do much more than buy a house and renovate it.

Because of a total lack of anything to attribute to society other than moaning, and actively resisting any form of personal growth after the age of 20 (why bother? Everyone earns plently; or if not in the mood for working, the Government are bound by law to supply a quality of life that unemployed/poor/sick people in other European countries would deem a blessing. )

This has been our curse in these blessed years of enormous economic growth, enabling society as seen as a group interaction to deteriorate to the point we got to yesterday (91 dead and counting at the moment).

I sincerely hope we can use this terrible incident to some good, take it as the kick up the rear we needed to put our heads down, and figured out what kind of society do we want to evolve into?

Status Quo, no more.