How Swede the sound

Proposition: People who argue that our government policies should follow the example set by Sweden (or some other Scandinavian country) do so for highly non-political reasons:

[S]uch people subconsciously think socialism (in particular note the obsession with government medical care) will make more people around them sexually attractive — and, in particular, sexually active. Thus increasing their (currently poor, we surmise) chances of having sex with sexually attractive people.

I dunno. Scandinavia doesn’t seem all that far to the left sometimes. Sweden recently declined to bail out Saab; Denmark has no use for open borders. Still, you don’t see anyone suggesting that we take a lead from the late, unlamented Soviet Union, which practically invented socialism as we know it, and no one, except maybe Paul McCartney, had kind words for their babes.


  1. Sonic Charmer »

    13 June 2010 · 11:59 pm

    You are right that Scandinavia, in actuality, isn’t as far to the left as they are perceived to be. And this helps prove my theory. How socialist they actually are in practice is evidently less important than how sexually attractive they are perceived to be. Scandinavians are perceived, by stereotype and in popular culture, to be highly sexually attractive (and sexualized): therefore they must be socialist and therefore socialism must be good.

  2. Tatyana »

    14 June 2010 · 7:15 pm

    No one? Then where are all those proverbial Russian (and about 123 other ethnicities from late SU)’ mail-order brides come from?

  3. CGHill »

    14 June 2010 · 9:08 pm

    I dunno. I never ordered any. :)

  4. Tatyana »

    15 June 2010 · 5:54 am

    Me either, believe it or not, but one hears stories…

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