Saturday, November 29, 2008


It's official. I am not human. I had this incident happen to me that probably should have upset me greatly, but I literally felt nothing. Watching it and thinking about it did not stir a feeling in me. At the moment I was actually very afraid for my own well-being. I am not going to say what this incident was about, but it wasn't anything as serious as death, so it wasn't shock or something like that, because it was totally expected. But it scared me oh so much that I did not feel a thing. I wanted to feel something, but where I should have been upset and angry I just said "hmh" and then started thinking about something totally random, for example what I would have for dinner the next day. That's how unaffected I was. And that is not a good sign for me if I still want to be seen as a human. I'm not sure that's at all possible anymore, I'm afraid.
But to take this to a different instance, these people in the article are not human. They're even less so than me. You do not trample a person to death for a 50" plasma tv and then not care about it. That is inhumane. And seriously shocking. How could anyone do that? I am reading the communist manifesto at the moment, and I'm starting to think that Marx has some valid points. Sociological, not political. I am still a liberal capitalist through and through who believes that the world can only gain from less rules. In some instances, maybe not when it comes to the credit crunch. But sometimes you have to take away some liberties to create others. Anyway, my thoughts are with the family of this man, who had to experience something so cold and brutal. Humankind at its worst.

Also, I just wanted to note that hedgehog is such an awesome word. The imagination when they named the animal. A hog who lives in the hedge. It is perfect! And it seriously draws me into daydreaming about all the leprechauns and whatnot that we can't see!

Friday, November 21, 2008

US as a superpower, or the end thereof

The Guardian has this article on the US National Intelligence Council newest report on the future. Say what you will, but the current wobbly economic climate has brought one positive thing with it: the US seems to finally have woken up. Their position as a superpower is not something to take for granted anymore. To keep their position they are going to have to do something.
Unfortunately, the gloomy report is quite scary as well. I usually can't wait to see what's going to happen to the world, but now I'm not so sure anymore. I'm not sure I want to live in the 2025 that this report describes. A world with few resources, nuclear threats and major global environmental problems. Hopefully though, the US will take these warnings seriously and start doing something. And if there's someone who can, it's Barack Obama.
But then again, the US reminds me of a certain someone in my life that whenever you start to hope, you always fall flat down on your arse again. Hope is a dangerous thing. I'm better off sticking to my chosen path of cynicism.
Read the article,it's well worth it, but beware, it might give you nightmares!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Murdoch slagging the media

My friend pointed this out to me. I have to say, well done, Mr Murdoch!
I especially enjoy the bit about the American study:

Murdoch continued: "Mr. Rather and his defenders are not alone. A recent American study reported that many editors and reporters simply do not trust their readers to make good decisions. Let's be clear about what this means. This is a polite way of saying that these editors and reporters think their readers are too stupid to think for themselves."

To be fair though, the media in America created this stupidity they find in their readers through constantly manipulating them. I'm not saying European media is much better, but I'm just saying there is a reason why we know where Australia is and a surprising amount of Americans don't.

In any case, he is right. The blogosphere is massive, and the right people can exercise an astonishing amount of pressure.
Unfortunately, this also tells us how susceptible we all are to the media, something which is quite scary.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Just For the Record

Just for the record, I did actually write my conclusion for my Hobbes essay like the one further own. Except, I did use fancier words and made an argument of it. Also, it was fully in English and no Swedish words mixed in.
I need to not leave essays to the last minute so I actually have the energy to write a proper conclusion. That's today's life lesson.
On that note, I am going back to watching Doctor Who and ignoring my upcoming sociology essay.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


This is a conversation between me and my mate Christian:


well, can there be a commonwealth without sovereign

10:05pm Linnea

According to Hobbes, no

10:05pm Christian


10:05pm Linnea

because all men are like squirrels, little warrior squirrels who run around and try to get as many nuts as possible

Obviously, Hobbes owns an army of these battle squirrels as he IS FUCKING NUTS AS


are you writing that in your essay?

10:06pm Linnea



I'm not writing it in my essay because I don't want to fail intentionally.


I have now come up with the perfect conclusion to my essay about Hobbes's Leviathan:

"Hobbes's Leviathan leaves just as many loopholes as a a Swedish hushålls-cheese, and when Hobbes himself is trying to tie it all together he succeeds in running around in circles, chasing his own tail"

And today's song is: Anathema - Better off Dead

Monday, November 10, 2008

Continuing Yesterday's Topic

This whole deal with love is actually quite annoying. I mean, everyone's talking about it enough as it is, and now I'm doing it as well!
I just wanted to share this Valentine's card with you all. As we say in Sweden - KLOCKRENT!