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Why do left wingers pretend that Sweden is so good?
Ok fine, maybe they like their socialist policies, but what left wingers refuse to talk about is how bad their country is failing on their moral level.

Sweden is a country full of people who support the homosexual agenda. Because of this, they have gay marriage which hurts their country. Not only that, but not only are abortions legal, but they are covered under their communist health care.

Sweden is a failed state. FACT.

Christian Conservative Patriet, yahoo answers 90 Comments [11/16/2012 4:56:11 AM]
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Often Partisan

Yep looks like Sweden scores as "most stable" on the Failed States Index. In fact it scores better than the US (which is where I presume this guy is from).

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/06/17/2011_failed_states_index_interactive_map_and_rankings

This, by the way, Christian Conservative Patreit (sic), is what we call a "Source".

11/16/2012 11:41:29 AM

Apatheist

I know for a fact this guy is a poe. Please don't post more of him, he's just fucking with people.

11/16/2012 12:28:46 PM

Osiris

How is Sweden a failed state?

Seriously they have low incarceration and prison retitancy rates than the US. They have higher literacy and education than the US. They have far lower teen pregnancy and longer life expectancy. Their GDP per capita is higher even if their national GDP is lower, meaning they have a better distribution of wealth, which in turn correlates to a healthier population overall.

Compared to Sweden, America is close to being a failed state.

11/16/2012 1:08:02 PM

Old Viking

By almost any meaningful social criterion -- including morals -- Sweden makes us look dysfunctional.

11/16/2012 2:36:30 PM

vaiyt

I'll take their failed state over CCP's any day.

11/16/2012 2:58:10 PM

vaiyt

Oh nos. Not the gay marriage. How dreadful.

(picture this read in an auto speaker voice, like Microsoft Sam)

11/16/2012 3:09:47 PM

JB Mason

"Sweden is a failed state because I can't stand the fact that they do all the things that I said would destroy a nation but are doing better than us."

11/16/2012 3:10:14 PM

Blarghonius

"Sweden is a failed state. FACT."

That is proof by assertion. Fact.

11/16/2012 4:03:08 PM

Alencon

The only problem with Sweden is it's cold. At my age I'm really not fond of the cold.

How does gay marriage hurt their country? Do you have anything to back that claim up other than an unsupported assertion?

11/16/2012 4:23:58 PM

Steven Mading

"Why do left wingers pretend that Sweden is so good?"
Followed by ... a list of many of the reasons Sweden is so good.

Dude, you answered your own question there.

11/16/2012 4:32:52 PM

Raised by Horses

"Failed State"... You keep using that term..

11/16/2012 6:06:07 PM

Mark Poe

I guess you think Sweden is a failed state because the people there are happy and not suffering under unjust "moral" laws.

Your standards of success is based on how much suffering is occuring for the glory of your "God"

May you get what you wish for... so the rest of us can say "we told you so."

11/16/2012 7:18:08 PM



at least learn to spll your own name. Patriot !

sweden is cool because of all the nordic women.

11/16/2012 7:35:38 PM

Phloom

I live in another failed socialist country called Canada. Seven years of gay marriage and I can't see any difference. Unfettered state funded abortions and except for a few upset fundies, no problem. Our abortion rate is far lower than our neighbors to the south. Everyone seems to be grateful for state funded health care. Here is Alberta, unemployment is almost 0. Even burger flippers are getting $12 an hour. If this is a failed state, I hate to see what a fundie thinks is a successful country.

11/16/2012 8:24:40 PM

Kevin Klawitter

In my experience, anybody who puncutates a statement with the word "fact" is either an idiot, a troll, or a poe (or all three).

11/16/2012 9:17:58 PM

Osiris

@Phloom: The fundie dream state is Iran but Christian.

11/17/2012 12:15:32 AM

myheadhurts

NTS, add Sweden to awesome list.

11/17/2012 1:31:50 AM

Petroleum Jerry

Yeah, sure - their standard of living might be MUCH higher than in the U.S. ... but they're going to Hell for it!

There. That makes me feel better about my situation.

11/17/2012 2:41:17 AM



@apatheist

How do you know for a fact he/she is poe. Do you know him.

He sounds exactly like my nutjob right wing uncle.

11/17/2012 4:35:38 AM

Pioneer

I'm Swedish. All the praise heaped on this country here makes me really happy. :)

11/17/2012 5:50:32 AM

Petroleum Jerry

@1470658

No, Sweden is cool because of the relatively high latitudes it occupies.

11/17/2012 6:06:21 AM

Argle Bargle

Sweden is a successful state by every measurable metric.

You're stating an opinion, which you are entitled to. However, you are not entitled to your facts.

11/17/2012 6:09:27 AM

WWWWolf

> Sweden is a failed state. FACT.

A "failed state" would be one that cannot provide freedom, safety, stability or any standard of living to their citizens.

Unfortunately for your argument, Sweden happens to do all of that just fine. (Their only major sin is that they're neighbours to Finland, a clearly superiour nation. But I may be biased, because I'm from Finland.)

You see, the problem with the argument is that if you say Sweden is a failed state because it has socialist policies and allows freedom for gays, you need to say why that would lead to societal failure.

So, I'd like to ask you this very important question, which none of the American fundies have ever answered conclusively: why the fuck do you think healthcare is such a bad thing? If we get any talk of cutting down public healthcare here, everyone across the political spectrum goes "what the hell, no, we need to stop that from happening". Healthcare is just something we do because that's what the society is fucking supposed to do.

11/17/2012 6:53:27 AM

Ebon

Is it Opposite Day already?

11/17/2012 7:25:15 AM



Hrm, this guy makes me think of the Swedish Carolean troops; dutiful Christians that practiced no retreat drills.

And this guy just keeps attacking and attacking and attacking.

11/17/2012 10:00:33 AM
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