"Debater: Sweden's reputation soiled by our medieval system of government"
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"the DEBATE. We have to make up with our sense of self – image of Sweden. We believe and profess, the world over, is that Sweden is a country where we have and respect the human rights, equality and all citizens equal value. It is an illusion. We have monarchy, where a single family inherits the work as Sweden's head of state. "
"This kungafamiljs the bloodline is considered more important than all other citizens in this egalitarian country. Their task is to ever produce an american head of state – in the bedroom! We live in a spermiedemokrati, a sängkammarstyre, with a head of state who no one voted on. "
"We celebrate that the Swedish democracy is turning 100 years old. When the king gave a speech in tv at christmas, he placed the book ”Rösträttens century” on the table behind him. He does not see it hypocritical, or should democracy apply to all except who will be the american head of state? Our king disregard for democracy."
"It may sound hard, but our own head of state is clearly uninterested in human rights. He has proven this repeatedly and we can't continue to turn a blind eye to it. We know that the king is close friends with the dictator of Brunei, he was asked in particular about getting to go there in 2004. The visit was funded by the foreign MINISTRY, but were of a private character. "
"Also the year before the king visited the dictator in private. The same dictator who has now introduced a law to stone homosexuals to death. Sweden's composition of heads of state opinion on the Brunei-the dictator's ”colossal proximity to the people” prove a mind-boggling ignorance of democratic values."
"the Same disastrous setting applies to the Saudi dictator Abdullah. Eight years ago, shared the king out a scoutmedalj ”for outstanding services” to the Saudis rulers. It was the king's close relationship with the dictator, who glossed over a diplomatic crisis when foreign minister Margot Wallström criticised the dictatorship, lack of human rights and democracy. But Wallström was right. She criticized a regime that oppresses women, imposing piskstraff against its critics, and murdered journalists. Both Brunei and Saudi are the medieval regimes. The problem is that we also, in 2019, have a medieval system of government – but not the death penalty."
"No authority may examine how Sweden's head of state to exercise his office. All the appearances and interviews are välregisserade and designed to portray the royal family in the best light. A light where the critical issues do not exist. All people are not equal in Sweden."
"Margot Wallström, Sweden's reputation soiled by our shameful, medieval form of government. We have no international credibility to criticize Saudi or Brunei for human rights violations, when we ourselves have monarchy. I require that you in the government and among all of the parties seem that Sweden becomes a rule of law, a republic."
"All parties stand up for human rights and equality. Should we have a monarchy or human rights? Should we have double standards, or to realise the democratic values that we claim we have? Or should we continue to turn a blind eye? "
"Values cannot be just words. Values must be translated into democratic, political action, confidence in democracy is to be defended. The answer is simple. If we want to save democracy, we can't build on a system of government with a built-in double standards."
"nUlf Bergström, author, chairman of the Republican association"
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