Sunday, April 8, 2012

"Social Darwinism" in Finland

This is an exact rendition of a post on the "We Are the 99 Percent" blog.* Here.What this young man recounts is the way civilized people think about how societies should work. And he expresses the hope that the US would take an example from how Finland operations. Well, God bless the boy! He doesn't have a clue of who he's talking to, although I don't doubt his sincerity one bit. For us, this kind of world will never exist. Half the nitwits in this country--at least half--would condemn this sort of solution as "socialism" and therefore to be condemned out of hand. Of course they don't know that the socialists were once a legitimate American political party, and their point of view was embraced by millions. But they don't know what century our Civil War took place in either . . .
I am a 21 year-old student from Finland. 
It makes me sad to hear how Americans are suffering.
Here, our taxes are high but we all benefit from them.
I grew up in the countryside and always had access to the same services that people in the city did.
My university is known around the world in my field and my education is not only free, but my government pays ME to go to university. Everyone has a right to this.
Everyone has a right to the best healthcare, there is no such thing as health insurance.
I am young now and able to take risks and pursue my passion because I will never have to worry about starving if I loose my job or my business fails.
I know that when I am old my state pension will be there for me so that I can enjoy my retirement.
We call this the Nordic Model, and under it we live well and our businesses are among the most competitive in the world. I am grateful to have been born a citizen of a country that cares for its people, and I hope that one day the USA will take example from us.
 When I first took notice of this 99 percent blog, a guy I know wrote me and said, "What are you trying to say?" I rest my case. This guy is a college educated, former auto company executive. If that's what you get from this kind of person, what do you think the militiamen think?

*If reading the stories of real people undergoing real hurt that are recounted at this site doesn't move you to think differently about what's going on in this country, I really am sorry for you because one day you'll be looking for the heart you've lost somewhere along the way.
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