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Seeds of Latent Anarchy in Scandinavia

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 8, 2012 at 13:46

It is hardly supposed that a 'Scandinavian' peace model is quite the 'peace' many would seek after, unless one supposes Norway is not Scandinavian. Last year a home grown extremist's killing 76 plus is hardly of a peaceful mindset. A wanted Tamil terrorist of the LTTE; is that not a notion toward a festering undercurrent living in Scandinavia? And the Oslo accord: was that supposed to be a occidental peace brokered to an oriental mindset and how is that working out?

To be sure, the United States is hardly in a peacetime mindset either, after going toe to toe with the Soviets last millennium and now facing the Islamic revolution in this. But the deeper sense of history showing 'peace in our time' in actuality accuses humanity of not really knowing what true peace is all about, not even in Scandinavia.

Just because there is cessation of open hostilities and political stability is achieved for some brief period does not truly deserve a peaceful connotation. Just ask any 'Palestinian' living in Jordan-supposedly at peace with Israel. Just ask any person of Chinese ethnicity living in Taiwan. Or how about any South Korean who has living relations in North Korea they hardly ever see?

Internal peace - that of a power of rule in any national setting -is that enforced to the consent of the people or under the duress of impositions of restrictions and loss of liberty? How are the Chinese doing after Tiananmen Square - the Tibetans - the Kurds in Turkey - the Lebanese in Lebanon? Actually, we can dismiss most of the Middle East after the Arab Upheavals-still going on.

In North America-is the balance of power between the United States and Canada better than Mexico and why? Which is in category 2 and which is in the 3rd?

The truly sad thing about our age is that after all the history lessons we are not getting better, but worse. Mankind continues to demonstrate a Hebrew Biblical truth-but we all know about that, do we not? And thus, the argument-anarchy is nothing new-nor in this epoch will ever be out of vogue when the rule of law is dismissed for a utopian mindset of living without restrictions.

Do not look at the Scandinavians for a peace model; for they have only achieved a sense of temporary relief from the rest of the world's insecurities. Some of them have in fact sown to the wind; their whirlwind is, in matter of fact, in the offing. Norway was only the tip of the iceberg.

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