Saturday, August 27, 2005

"I'm from Sweden. Isn't that weird?"

Something I missed back in May from Conservator. On Swedish libraries and librarians. You can probably guess; they're to the left of the left, and it is reflected (gasp!)in the books they select for their library.

Conservator has another good piece today on Sweden's "Living Library" project, in which patrons can "check out" actual living (though perhaps not THINKING)individuals, take them to a bar and have a conversation.

The imagination runs wild:

"Yes, I'd like to check out a flaming homosexual and a Islamofascist, please."

"Of course. May I see your library card? Mmm. Mr. Pennyfeather, I see you have an overdue biped."

"Biped?"

"That's a librarian term for an individual that you checked out from us."

"I have no memory of this. What was the title?"

"A Unitarian minister."

"There must be some mistake. I would NEVER check out a Unitarian minister. What would be the point?"

"Well, Mr. Pennyfeather, our records show --"

"Fine, fine. I'll look around for him. He's probably under the freakin' couch. Now, could you have my homosexual and Islamofascist sent to the Men's Room?"

"I'm sorry, Mr. Pennyfeather. Library policy states that a patron with an overdue Biped cannot check out any more Bipeds until the delinquent Biped is returned."

"Listen, buddy. I pay your salary. Do you have any idea how much I pay in taxes?"

"About eighty percent?"

"Oh. You DO have some idea."

"Anything else, Mr. Pennyfeather?"

"Screw it. I'll just take out one of those...what do you call them? Information-bearing entities?"

"Books?"

"Yeah. One of those."
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Malmo, the Swedish city that hosts the "Living Library" is the country's second-largest city. Recently, police in Malmo claimed that the immigrant Muslim population essentially controlled Malmo. In essence, they said, the larger part of the city was now under Sharia (Islamic) law.

Ain't multiculturalism grand?

4 Comments:

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Conan said...

Its a freaking nightmare..the Europeans rolled over and showed their bellies to the Muslims..

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Paul Pennyfeather said...

So true, Conan, so true. Interesting that in many European and Scandinavian countries (France, Denmark) they have mixed their history of blindness and appeasement with, recently, some fairly stringent restrictions.

France has contemplated deportations, in addition to forbidding Islamic head-dress in public schools.

I believe it was in Denmark that Muslims who married a citizen can no longer claim citizenship.

These are hapless attempts to stem a tide that they allowed to rage for too long unabated. Rather than simply say "assimilate or leave" they try to weed out potential jihadists.

Britain had an even more lenient policy, until recently.

 
At 6:47 AM, Blogger Don Quixote said...

Swedes are "aboot" as intelligent as Communist Cluckistanis (the leftist radical supporters of Islamofart terrorists that are so named "Cluckistanis" after the crowing and cackling chicken-like sounds that Soviet Canuckistanis in CanaDUH - The Hate WHite North make non-stop).

 
At 7:36 AM, Blogger Paul Pennyfeather said...

don quixote,

thanks for the comment!

I see you been hangin' with the hosers in the Great White North. I'll bet you wanted to kiss the Alamo as soon as you got back to SA.

Welcome home, soldier.

 

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