Green politician says oral sex is part of being Swedish
Free speech comes naturally here
A Green Party politician has declared that part of being Swedish is the opportunity to swing both ways during the course of a single day in the interests of free speech.
Sofia Bothorp delivered that could well be the Swedish tourist board's new slogan during a local council debate on Swedishness.
According to The Local, Bothorp declared that part of being Swedish is being able to “lick pussy in the morning and suck cock in the evening if you want to”.
While this may appear to be a rather narrowly fixed definition of Swedishness, Bothorp was in fact referring to the country's proud tradition of freedom of expression.
Then to further illustrate her point she said this meant she was able to make jokes about God and/or Allah.
The remarks, inevitably were videoed and found their way onto YouTube. Which is ironic as the site does not look kindly on showing pussy licking or cock sucking - once it's been made aware of either.
Bothorp was forced into immediate explanation mode, saying that she was seeking to show that, contrary to the views of the country's far right, Sweden is not a culturally homogeneous nation, and needed to uphold its traditions of free speech and tolerance.
"I said it in the heat of the moment and it just slipped out, but I think it's important that the point I was trying to make doesn't get lost," Bothorp told The Local.
Well, most of it shouldn't get lost, and we're sure that many non-Swedes will be beating a path to the country to help its citizens fully express themselves. ®
Over here in good old Blighty, various politicos have blathered on about citizenship tests to ensure that immigrants embrace "Britishness". After this article, I can't help wondering just what's involved for immigrants in embracing "Swedishness". Do you have to actively participate in both, or be interested in watching, or it enough simply not to mind that people do both?
A bad remainder
I think that behind this story is the shocking reaction to some stupid and silly cartoons about Mohamed published in Denmark, in some parts of the world.
Quite frankly, we have the right, and the ability, to make jokes about gods, the king, the queen, politicos, our selves and who not.
It was a remainder, a bad one, that while we think we have the wish to learn and accept people with different backgrounds, religions and gods,. it is a one way reality.
So if you are unable to question your self and your gods never enter Scandinavia or Europe for that matter.
And If you are afraid that your children will change and question things in a different way than you do, you have a double reason for staying away.
Playmobil! Playmobil! Playmobil!
May I be the first to say - Playmobillustrations please!
And we need a Playmobil icon now.