Sahlin References Marx in Jönköping

All apologies for the slow updates recently. Life has been busy, to say the least.

Anyway, I have it from several excellent sources that Social Democratic party leader Mona Sahlin referenced Karl Marx favorably during her stop by Jönköping University on Wednesday. “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” One of the most evil phrases in history, responsible for hundreds of millions of murders. Apart from that, she supposedly did a good job, and answered even critical questions from students. Still, it speaks volumes about what sort of country we live in when the leader of the nation’s largest political party proudly and openly can reference the philosopher behind the greatest tragedies of the past hundred years, and not a single newspaper takes note, not a single person protests.

I wonder what would happen if Gordon Brown, Barack Obama, or Taro Aso said something similar in their respective nations?


~ by Escaping Perdition on May 1, 2009.

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