When I was politically active back in the 1980s, I learned that if Swedish politicians are given two alternative courses of action to choose between, they will, as if driven by a force of nature, always choose the dumbest alternative.
This learning experience has helped me understand Sweden’s slow, but steady decline over the past 20 years, but it has also been a source of frustration.
This habit of always making things worse for the people of my native country, has recently been inherited by a new generation of politicians. My old friends and political combatants are now part of the political elite – and making the same mistakes as their predecessors.
Once they had devalued Sweden from a prosperous world leader to a nation plagued by industrial poverty, they decided to take their country yet another step down the slope of Dante’s journey. Instead…
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