August 26, 2014

This is pretty cool

From an AP story:
Neo-Nazis rallying in the Swedish city of Norrkoping have been greeted by the theme song from "Schindler's List" ringing from the bells of city hall.

Local government spokesman Ulf Mossberg said city officials decided the tune from Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning Holocaust drama was an appropriate way to demonstrate the city's belief in "the equal value of all people."

He said the bells of the clock tower played the song before and after a political rally Tuesday by the Party of the Swedes, a small extremist group that wants to stop immigration and reserve Swedish citizenship for people with "Western genetic and cultural heritage."
I love it. What is it about those northern countries? How come they get it? Could it be the lack of religion? I think so. If you don't waste time thinking about nonexistent super-creatures, you're able to focus on the meaningful aspects of life.

2 comments:

Artichoke Annie said...

You may have come up with something there. I have a Swedish friend and I swear they have the best attitude about life, just be happy and live.

I hear that Swedish parents raise their kids with the idea that the children are all important. It doesn't seem to turn them into brats though, just gives them a great foundation for being happy and having self worth.

I wish I had the courage to move there. Well, assuming they would have me.

writenow said...

They'd have you, Annie. Trust me on this. Can't wait to hear you speak Swedish!