The cover of this issue shows Miss World Canada, Anastasia Lin. She was refused an entry visa when she was flying to the Miss World pageant in Hainan, China. She is an anti-communist and demands democracy and human rights fo all her compatriots in China. Anastasia was born in China and her father still lives there.
What should we do if we held the office of Prime Minister?
Many Swedes today complain about the running of the country. What should we do if we were in charge? In this leader we briefly discuss immigration, energy, defense, family, labour market, the parliamentary situation, housing, care of the elderly, environment, equality and religion.
The cost of climate extremism, by C G Holm
Earth is five billion years old. People similar to humans have been here for five million years, and our species, homo sapiens, is approximately 200,000 years old. Industrialism, on the contrary, is only 150 years old. Earlier events of climate change have been caused by other than humans. In a way it is odd that the climate still changes on a planet which have had the opportunity to stabilize for five billion years. But there are many factors that affect the climate. The sun is the most important, but add sea currents, volcanic eruptions, clouds, geothermal energy and much more. Much have influenced the climate of the earth since long before the emergence of homo sapiens.
Putin goes from Luhansk to Latakia,
by Frank Gordons
President Putin is relieving the pressure against Ukraine. The sanctions against Russia works. Instead Putin gets more and more involved in backing up his Syrian friend, the dictator Bashar l-Assad.
Religious and political extremism, islamism and communism,
by Kjell Albin Abrahamson
The destruction of culture combines religious and political fanaticism. Terror as well. Both muzzles free speach. In addition islamism is oppressive against women and science.
Media and secret police hunted anti-communists during the Cold War,
by Bertil Häggman
Bertil Häggman tells about how he was ”hunted” in media during the Cold War, escalating into questions put to him by the secret polise, SÄPO. They were obliged to check up on rumours in the press, if something of what was said was true.
Enemies of enlightment. When communism and islamism unite, by Tommy Hansson
Why self-criticism of the West so often turns into support for totalitarian ideologies and movements.
The KGB museum in Tallinn, by Géza Molnár
Contra visits the KGB museum on the 23rd floor of Hotel Viru in Tallinn, Estonia. The floor was the technical centre for eavesdropping of foreign visitors staying at the hotel during Soviet reign. The 23rd floor has all tecknical equipment still left for vistors to look at.
Crisis in milk production, by Jonathan Norström
Almost one milk farm a day is closed down. In spite of the fact that Swedish soils and climate are especially favourablke for milk production. Bureaucracy, politics and the close to monopoly held by the Swedish farmers coop dairy company Arla are combining to the negative development, which is threatening Swedish self-sufficiency in food production.
A lost shoe and the fate of a spy linked to Sweden, by Tommy Hanson
The Petrov’s escaped Soviet control in Melbourne Australia, during the Cold War. One of the big spy affairs.
by Allan C. Brownfeld
In the US political correctness has been driven so far that it is possible to advocate only certain politicially correct news.only views- Some subjects are ”forbidden”. And where free speach is most important and basic, in Universities, speakers may be banned. Minorities stop the majority from expressing their views! Unfortunately a similar development is seen in Sweden. Here mainly by feminists who (sometimes unfortunately with success) try to stop people they dislike. But we also see other matters where harsh winds blow, like in what’s called ”identity politics”.
Gypsies in Sweden,
by C G Holm
Karl-Olov Arnstberg, retired professor in ethnology at the University of Stockholm, has written sveeral books on the subject of gypsies. Earlier he was regarded as one of the foremost experts on the subject, but nowadays his views are seen as politically incorrect, and thus he is not seen by the political establishment as the expert he truly is. This article is based on professor Arnstberg’s latest book.