On Sunday it’s time for the Swedish general election. Basically, we get to decide who leads the country and which parties get into the parliament. Sadly, one of the parties that’s likely to get a fair amount of votes is a party that is rather… racist. Naturally, they say that it’s a false label and not true at all. While at the same time we read about scandal after scandal where their politicians are found hate-mongering on various websites and forums.
They are usually kicked out of the party swiftly. But one does wonder how many of them there are. There’s obviously something about that party’s politics that attract these people.
Needless to say, they’re not the party that will be getting my vote. To be fair, I’m still not entirely sure who I will be voting for. Definitely not the people who are currently in charge. Their politics tend to favour those already in a good position, while making things worse for people who are sick or unemployed (or, god forbid – both!).
They’re the government that decided that you could be sick for three years, and after that you wouldn’t get any more money. I mean, we all know that serious illnesses never last longer than that anyway, right? So… That worked out awesomely, as I’m sure you can imagine.
Their basic idea was that with a limited time, they’d make sure the cheaters weren’t able to cheat. Sure, I guess not – but what about all the people who were actually ill? The people cheating the system are a very small number compared to the people who are really sick. The rules were ridiculous, and during these last few years we have read stories about cancer sick people being forced back into work. People who could barely move from their pain being asked to work anyway.
So, I guess at least I know who I’m not voting for.
The problem is that there’s not a single party that I can stand behind on everything. To be fair, I think that’s probably the case for most people. It’s all about finding the lesser of all evils, really. I just haven’t quite figured out which one it is, for me, yet.