Please Stop Saying Sweden Is the One Taking a Gamble. There Is Nothing “Safe” About This Unprecedented Social Experiment
When did impersonating Pol Pot become the "safe" option?
Editor’s note: First ran on April 2.
Even some of those who look at Sweden’s chosen path of tackling the covid mind virus scare with a measure of envy, admiration and support nonetheless insist the country is “taking a gamble”. Puhleeze!
We’ve decided to bring the global economy — which is what finances our health systems in the first place — to a halt and to confine entire continents to their homes in sweeping never-before-seen measures whose consequences are impossible to predict but it’s Sweden who is “taking a gamble”?
We’ve got most of Europe and Northern America as well as parts of Asia and South America — that’s hundreds of millions, possibly over a billion people, told they can not work — or even leave the indoors except for the briefest of journeys, but it’s Sweden who is “taking a gamble”?
We’ve got restrictions which if imposed on us by a foreign country would be deemed the most severe economic sanctions ever conceived, and the most restrictive military occupation ever (even the Nazis stopped short of shutting down elementary schools) — and it spans entire continents!
We’ve got what looks the way a general worker’s strike would — except it’s mandated from the top and directed against the workers.
Never before has humanity attempted a social experiment as radical and reckless as this. There is no way to predict where this is going. Starvation and serfdom are again, in what is a first for Europe for over 150 years, a real possibility.
But it’s Sweden which is taking a gamble?
Give me a break.