The Evil SocialismHere is a Swede that hasn't completely lost his marbles: Johnny Munkhammar, who has been featured here before:
The Evil Socialism
Some admit that socialism is wrong and that it produces a destructive society, yet claim that is has good intentions and beautiful values. They say that socialists at least want to fight poverty and want better opportunities for the worst off. I would say that is at best misleading but mostly all wrong. Socialism is not mainly about helping the poor and disabled or create progress. It is first and foremost about fighting wealth and in partucular stopping individuals from being successful. They hate when one person stands out, when one is more skilled, when one is rewarded for talent. And it is mainly for that hate that they fight for equality; not to give the poor a chance but to oppress genius and success. Nobody should think she or he is better than anyone else is the motto. And if someone proves to be, that has to be neglected or fought. That is why they want the high taxes and massive regulation. That is why they preach equality and social values - to fight the remarkable and successful. If social matters and equality are the most important things, then surely great achievements are no good. Since ideas, thinking and success are great human features, socialism is an ideology based on anti-humanity. That explains why it creates destructive societies. And that is. in turn, why it is not at all based on good values but evil ones.
I have devoted quite some time during this summer and beginning of autumn to write a book in English called "European Dawn - after the social model". It is to some extent based on "Sagan om välfärdens återkomst", but has a wider European perspective, lots of more facts and figures, and chapters on the labour market, taxes, reform examples, etc. The message is that the European Social Model is not the solution to our economic problems - it is the cause of most of them. But reforms that decrease the size of the state radically can bring about a new European dawn. We know what to do and others have done it. The book will be published by the Stockholm Network and Timbro together and will first be presented on the 26th of October in London. After that, more presentations in various countries will follow. Several of the world's leading experts on these matters have read the script and provided some comments. Robert Mundell, Nobel Laureate in 1999, for example, offered this quote: "A blockbuster tract that tackles head-on the major problems confronting the European economy. It should be required reading for all European politicians." Great feed-back indeed. I look forward to see how it will be received by a wider audience in Europe.