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Niklas Wahllöf: No american is too small to make a big success out there in the world

I think of Nicolas Chauvin. He was claimed to have been a boastful veteran from the Napoleonic wars, who was wounded 17 times but never gave up his love for the

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Niklas Wahllöf: No american is too small to make a big success out there in the world

I think of Nicolas Chauvin. He was claimed to have been a boastful veteran from the Napoleonic wars, who was wounded 17 times but never gave up his love for the emperor and the French nation's gloire. And never stopped harping on this. No beloved France old Chauvin.

His ghost goes through the media during the first months of the year when awards are to be awarded in galas, particularly in the English-speaking countries. There is a possibility that someone with a Swedish passport had a hand in the game in any way. Since it then becomes a prize to Sweden, to you and me.

, called Aftonbladet it when Glenn Close in January, the Golden Globe was awarded in the category of best actress in a leading role in The film ”The wife”, directed by, and by the way, the Swedish Björn Runge. But the day before yesterday, it was a genuine product when the producer Ludwig Göransson was rewarded with three Grammy for his work with hugely rewarded Childish Gambino, respectively, the soundtrack to the ”Black panther”. By contrast, the Swedish chances to win a gilded teatermask in the british Bafta-galan to naught on Tuesday when Linus Sandgrens photo to movie ”First man” no price was given.

Or,, Sweden went really missing out on the price?

The mexican film ”Roma” received several Bafta awards, and rewarded also likely to be on the Oscars later in the month. An essentially good film, but the most important thing is that there are, and now I quote Expressen, a Swedish link. In the end credits occur: a Norwegian-mexican last name, and after a bit of digging (Swedish Radio ”Program” was the first on the ball), it turned out to be a halvsvensk family living in Mexico City and by chance got statistroller in ”Roma”.

is easy to blame, but we are all more or less infected; it is the ”Swedish success” (But oh, congrats to all) and ”Sweden snuvades on the price” (But oh, an incomprehensible injustice).

Chauvinism, old men, Nicolas (which is probably was) gave his name to, was until recently something that was associated with the ögonrullande americans who babblade about one nation under God and cried during the stjärnbaneret, alternatively, the soviet pansarparader in front of a stelopererat ledargarnityr in ryssmössa. Or insane frenchmen. Socially prominent countries, such as Sweden, used to point the finger at the ugly, and ultimately dangerous, chauvinism.

But you can call it ridiculous, almost cuddly obsession surrounding the ”Swedish success” abroad, albeit diffuse and carried out by the complete unknown landshen, ugly and dangerous? Answer: hmmm. Perhaps not in isolation. But paired with the neonationalism that is sweeping the world becomes a preoccupation around the nation more unpleasant for each exaggeration.

regredierandet that it becomes more important to talk again about Sweden as a threatened nation – feel free to illustrated of how the submarine in the surfaced chugging along in in the Stockholm inlet to the spotting scope to look closer on the island of Lidingö, alternatively, how the Swedish values lose the entire land masses to the surging crime rate. While the citizens of the threads on the Swedish flags, kletar blue and yellow color in the face and screaming his vocal cords out to any competition in a sport they otherwise would not donate a minute.

Small, small shifts to give each other the nourishment. On the one hand, Sweden as a innocence little pious lambs, which with an external varggrin be regarded as lawful prey, on the other hand, how honoured our excellent name flies over the earth and galabelönas.

What is the nonsense. Immediately stop with it there.

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