So I know I promised some further Catholic school stuff. And chill people, it’s coming. In a bit. But it’s been a busy week of working overtime and going to IKEA to spend the money I earned from working overtime, plus giving the nice people at The Dubliner their fare share of said overtime just for being all Irish and stuff. So I’ll keep this short.
Here is a poster I spotted near my job.
It’s for the youth wing of the Swedish socialist party Vänsterpartiet, or, “The Left Party” (I love Swedish political party names, they’re just so wickedly inventive!)
Anyway the “Young Left” want to warn us of the dangers of too many cameras in society. And to make this point they say: “Do you want it like in Soviet Russia? Stop the surveillance society!”
Um, OK. So which substantial party in Sweden is the one that most wants the country to be like the USSR? Oh wait, I know – the Left Party! And specifically the Young Left, who represent the wacked-out extreme wing of their parent grouping and, despite their occasional claims to the opposite, still have a distinctly hammer-and-sickle thang going on.
The Left Party, you see, is the last hiding place of communist supporters within mainstream Swedish politics, and indeed until 1990 was officially called “Left Party – Communists”. So the question is, who designed this poster? A very VERY ironic person, an animal-rights stone-bitin’, boot-stompin’ feminist, or a complete and utter moron?
Well I shall allow you to draw your own conclusions. Because you all know what I think, don’t you?
/ Comrade paddy