Sweden’s Secret History

The modern history of Sweden, as told in our schools, is one of collective sacrifice for the greater good. Social Democratic politicians along with labor unions tame the evils of unbridled capitalism, and create a nation full of happy people with all the basic human rights. What could be better?

Of course, the truth is far from that simple. For every bad corporation and trickster businessman the new laws stopped, a dozen good ones were stopped or broken. For every new benefit, there was an increase in taxation and regulation. And for every step towards government-run “democractic influence for all”, there were individuals who had to be sacrificed for the collective. A prime example of this is the history of radio in Sweden, where private stations were banned and harassed, stopped with the use of technology, force, and the law. All so the government could maintain its complete monopoly on communication, propaganda, and information on the airwaves. It wasn’t until the mid 1990’s that free speech on television or on the radio was even legal here.

Read the excellent article HERE.

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~ by Escaping Perdition on April 17, 2009.

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