SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS AND GENDERBENDING
In Sweden some 50 % of all
marriages end up in divorce. Well, that seems to be the case in many other
countries, so what´s the problem ?
Swedes do not remarry. Taking into
regard that few people get married at all and the rate of solitary households
in major cities and towns is sky rocketing. We may face a demographic profile
speedily on it´s way to extinction.
The one child reform in China has
caused a disaster which we seldom address: In the fertile population there are
currently 25 % more men than women. Ever gave it a thought? Will the state
promoted paternalism survive? Will the roosters not fight each other to death to
get a hen? Or will we see a major change in reproductional patterns? Polygami,
the other version. Big Mama and her four husbands?
In the absence of a rooster a
mother hen is said to be able to turn male..Well, we are not quite there
yet...Yes, it is only a matter of time. At least if we are to believe the
scientists experiments on God knows what..
A well educated people is alarming to
all poltical oligarchies no matter how much they confess to the contrary: people
trained to express themselves and do their own research is a ticking bomb. The
information hooplah becomes addictive and socializing something primarily taken
care of in the artificial internet world. Child rearing, although thirty years of stern
dogma, which has turned the swedish male as motherly as his woman, is no top
priority. Career, in addition to celbrity status whether you do anything worth while, or not, come first. To each his own. It is a sad world. Despite extensive mother a n d father leave, paid for, people return to earn money to buy houses or apartments they cannot afford and which are owned by the banks but one just has to keep up appearances, musn´t one ?
The endless distractions offered
by a stampeding media may even put a lid on a healthy love life. Which of course
does little to promote any offspring...When women generally are doing better
at all levels education and otherwise and the gender differentiated salaries are
becoming less insulting there is no reason to depend on somebody else. You´re
doing just fine on your own. Solitary parent´s adoptions or inseminations are
Recent research shows clearly that
the level of emotional frustration among Swedish women is sky rocketing at the
age of >33plus. With the exception for the current baisse, most women are
ready to compete for the top jobs at the same time as the biological clock is
The employers do not prioritize
women who may indicate that reproduction is not totally out of the picture. This
irritating fact will cost several a score but in the long run there will be no
labour force to pick from unless somebody´s ready to take leave of their jobs.
Somebody being the woman, of course...
In Sweden you may deliver your
child in the arms of a benevolent public infant care with armies of well trained
strangers at the tender age of eight months. With any luck you can go on
careering and bond with your children every Sunday and during the obligatory six
weeks holidays provided by law. The divorce rate after this bonding bliss is
In addition we are, as above mentioned, guaranteed a long term mother´s and a father´s leave and while parenting
your employer cannot sack you. That´s all fine and dandy. Do the fathers take
leave? Not so much. They´re still the bread winners financially, so oops, we did
it again, only more subtile and in good faith...
The xenophobia is growing in
proportion to the numbers of refugees accepted and Sweden, to be just, is
receiving more refugees in proportion to the natives than most countries in the
world since decades. The influx from the far East and the Middle East world has
resulted in a demographic growth which supercedes all expectations. We need a
generation of healthy young people to take care of the increasingly older
population, to finance themselves and the pensionists who live to their nineties
or more and who have been ”non-productive” for thirty years when they turn
Since medical resarch allows
myriads of people to live long after their natural expiry date we are facing a
problem of elephantine proportions.
Do I sound arrogant and
chauvinistic? If so, I have not suceeded to state my case.
Sweden is facing enormous ethical
and moral challegences in the near future. The neglect and mal-treatment of the
current elderly at retirement homes has come as a complete shock to a population
trained for decades to fully rely on a public sector, little less than perfect.
The debut of private enterprises in this sector made things even worse, contrary
to popular neo liberal belief. The greed of the latter has made some
decisionmakers very rich, run down the staff and left the elderly and their
families in despair.
I don´t know if it´s still a man´s
world. Looking into the future it does not seem to be anybody´s world.
Everybody wants to go to heaven
but no one wants to die...(popular lyrics by a Hip Hopper). That is where we