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Mattias Svensson: 1989 was in the middle of 1968, and I want to experience it again

the barbed wire was cut up in Hungary, the wall that divided Berlin was opened, and then world war ii and a divided Europe could finally begin to heal together.

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Mattias Svensson: 1989 was in the middle of 1968, and I want to experience it again

the barbed wire was cut up in Hungary, the wall that divided Berlin was opened, and then world war ii and a divided Europe could finally begin to heal together. In Prague occurred the velvet revolution, large and peaceful popular protests put an end to communism and the former dissident Vaclav Havel became the country's president.

With communism's collapse in country after country went also the cold war to its end, and could be replaced with relative détente, disarmament and peace.

We had tvångsmatats with socialist and socialrealistiska children's programmes was the 1989 adult enough to say ”We're not gonna take it”.

In the west, had the european community (EC) agreed on a program that would implement the four freedoms – the free movement of people, goods, services and capital. The year 1992 would all be implemented.

Rarely has well the outside world and the future appeared so attractive as 1989.

brought the development of a mind of belonging to a continent united by trade and mobility across national borders. It also sparked a dream of freedom, perhaps especially for those of us who were then young.

We had tvångsmatats with socialist and socialrealistiska children's programming, grown up with the hard rock that has been condemned in the debattprogrammen in the two allowed the tv channels and seen cult films as ”Nightmare on Elm Street” recklessly massakreras of the state film censorship, we were now grown up enough to say ”We're not gonna take it”. It became the starting point for our liberal revolution, in 1989, was our 1968.

Hopefully it is now something similar to draw the attention of the year when the same communism fell.

We have just waved goodbye to a 2018 then the SVT and other cultural institutions hugged just about everything that gone out in 1968-the nostalgia around this time the socialist-influenced rebellion. Hopefully is now something similar to draw the attention of the year when the same communism fell.

a tv series where the main characters would be able to join in the Free moderate students ' union, and broadcast pirate radio in protest against the state radiomonopolet and sell drinks on Drottninggatan shopping street in protest against the alcohol monopoly.

Or in the Moderate youth league, which wanted to tear down the walls and open the borders, who smashed tv sets on the square because ”it is wrong to pay tv license” and with the model of the liberated communist countries, cut the hole in the Swedish flag to show that also here it was time to sniff out the stale socialism and national self-righteousness.

They would be truant from school to hold a short call at the 66th måndagsmötet for Baltic freedom – demonstrations that went on a little everywhere in the country, including in Karlskrona, sweden where I happen to be raised.

Or go to the cinema and watch Robin Williams in ”Dead poets society” mana young students to be true to themselves, explore spiritual values and go their own way in life.

Blasphemous thoughts that drugs should be legal, to tax is to compare it to theft, and that homosexuals should be allowed to marry.

we Want to make it really fun would the main characters be able to join in Frihetsfronten and attending talarkvällarna on S:t Eriksgatan. As the evening moved into the night club Tritnaha, the club was open well after three o'clock, when the law-abiding establishment, were obliged to bar again despite the fact that there was demand in the longer festive evenings. Eventually got Tritnaha the politicians to give way, and extend the opening hours until five o'clock.

Where they can discuss neoliberalism, anarcho-capitalism, Ayn Rand, and during the posters with quotes that Frédéric Bastiats ”the State is the great illusion in which all believe to be able to live at the expense of others” and for the first time confronted with the blasphemous thoughts that drugs should be legal, to tax is to compare it to theft, and that homosexuals should be allowed to marry.

the Author Per Hagman can write the script, he was with.

was, of course, around the time of 1989 is not particularly political. Much of his points was that culture, society and the economy do not necessarily have to be political. My and my friends ' liberal involvement was thus an ironic paradox, but so it was also a time with a high tolerance for quips.

But beyond the irony and the romantic nostalgia remains 1989 important and worth paying attention to. The time was not without its naive hopes, which many read as a Francis Fukuyamas forecast on the basis of the final victory. When the reform was then the dreams become part of daily life is also reason to critically evaluate them, especially if you are a supporter of the basic idea – it comes from the constructs selected in order to create freedom of choice within the outdoor activity, how the EU has evolved since Sweden became a member.

first of all, the world would need a new 1989.

Many believe that we essentially live in the world that was born of the 1980s, liberal ideas and reforms – this applies to both optimistic supporters of progress and globalization, and disgruntled critics who are quick to blame environmental problems, growing välståndsskillnader and economic crisis and the stagnation of the ”neoliberalism”. What they miss is that the 2000-century saw a radical break with liberal ideas and reforms and that this is behind many of the negative effects we have to live with. Monitoring and border controls has been strengthened by the war against terrorism, keynesianismen made a comeback with the economic stimulus measures to cheap loans and home purchases, and budget balancing was replaced by the new välfärdslöften.

Above all, the world would need a new 1989. In a year when the people are rising up against their oppressors and dictatorships fall apart. One year when we begin tearing down walls and barriers instead of building new. A year as a flow of radical thoughts, the more freedom for people to decide over their own lives and new hopes on which society can build.

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