Um.

Aug. 26th, 2010 09:19 pm
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[personal profile] marshtide
SFI is currently using themes which run for three weeks each. Our last one was, uncontroversially, "study techniques".

Our next one is "the 2010 election".

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We're going to have debates.

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One guy has already announced that his sister works for Folkpartiet ("The People's Party", right-wing) so we should all vote for them.

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This is going to go so well. And I am totally not going to get angry at all.

Date: 2010-08-26 11:25 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
...that sounds like an entire barrel full of monkeys. Angry, rabid, zombie monkeys. Good skill and fortune to you.

Date: 2010-08-27 01:09 am (UTC)
cimorene: A black-and-white vintage photograph of 1920s singer Helen Kane in profile, with a dubious, side-eye expression (dragon)
From: [personal profile] cimorene
That sounds like a situation right out of one of my nightmares! People saying ethically and morally infuriating things right in front of me tend to inspire such a pile-up of outrage at all the ways that they're wrong that I become speechless and unable to pick which one to say first. It's even worse in Swedish, though, because I don't have as rich a vocabulary of Swedish insults (or Swedish terms for logical fallacies...).

Date: 2010-09-02 01:30 pm (UTC)
cimorene: A black-and-white vintage photograph of 1920s singer Helen Kane in profile, with a dubious, side-eye expression (Default)
From: [personal profile] cimorene
You know, it's very funny to reread this comment after having read your post about the guy who did exactly that.

Date: 2010-08-27 10:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] antisoppist
Is the teacher so desperate to get you talking that they are willing to provoke you into killing each other instead?

I have been translating Social Democrat election leaflets into English for immigrants precisely so that you don't need to read them all in Swedish but I doubt that will get you out of it.

Date: 2010-08-27 11:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] antisoppist
Possibly your teacher has overlooked the fact that you are not actually Swedes and might not work together to achieve amicable consensus and compromise.

oh dear

Date: 2010-08-27 10:51 am (UTC)
dancing_moon: Jadeite / DM / Me (Default)
From: [personal profile] dancing_moon
For a moment there, I thought you meant the Dansk Folkeparti (like Sverigedemokraterna, only with more power) and boggled a bit.

the worst thing is, that during the nineties, I'd easily have put Folkpartiet as the best out of a bad lot of the blue parties :/ Lately, however, they've turned less and less liberal (which is, uh, kind of the point of that party) and worryingly interested in restricting "foreign" culture - supposedly to further integration but by god, some of those suggestions are so painfully stupid that I want to hurl

Re: oh dear

Date: 2010-08-27 01:02 pm (UTC)
dancing_moon: Jadeite / DM / Me (Default)
From: [personal profile] dancing_moon
It's always changing, even more so since the latest election when all the right parties got together. I don't like that, honestly, I don't want an american style 2-choices style election. Much prefer a group of people with different ideas arguing and forming new coalitions as needed

Re: oh dear

Date: 2010-08-28 08:46 am (UTC)
dancing_moon: Jadeite / DM / Me (Default)
From: [personal profile] dancing_moon
Yes, unfortunately I can't come. You're not in town on Sunday?

Btw, maybe you can do some research on and mention "Kalle Anka-partiet" (http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalle_Anka_Partiet). They're at least pretty innocent ;)

Date: 2010-08-27 07:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eggcrack
Arrgh, "The People's Party". We have something like that Finland too and it's just scary how people seem to think they're the most awesome thing ever these days.

So, best of luck to you! Sounds like you need it.

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