Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Here's one for ya

Yesterday - or rather early today - as I was walking from a "free dinner", I walked past the campaigning stands from all the different political parties at Trondheim Torg. In doing so, I noticed something very interesting:

Stands for conservative parties (primarily Høyre and Fremskrittspartiet) had been at least partially defaced with wonderfully imaginative slogans or flyers like "Capitalist pigs" and "Capitalism sucks" (in Norwegian, but still). Two stands were noticeable for the complete lack of vandalism - the one from the Norwegian Communist Party (NKP), and the one for the "Socialist" party (SV), despite the former stand (NKP) having large, white areas perfectly suited for some punk with his Li'l Bastard Tagging Kit".

I'd be very interested in hearing your analysis of this, especially with respect to what, if any, conclusions can be drawn about the political preference of people who are very much into vandalism and very opposed to freedom of speech. Bonus points if you can deduce something about their degree of education and whether or not their moms left their cribs way too close to the microwave oven/dropped them on the head. Monster bonus points if y'all can hypothesize over the probability that their parents were close relatives.

7 comments:

Pigeon said...

Even if I'm not really right wing, I don't understand why these left left wing parties still call themselves communists parties. Damn for them history starts in 1989 ?

Wilhelm said...

.....amazing, isn't it? "I'm sure it'll work this time"......oh, brother!

Epic cases of historic amnesia. It's not really different from the extreme right nut jobs who think fascism is just a victim of bad PR since WWII.

Anders said...

fascism is just a victim of bad PR since WWII.

I'll steal that one, thank you very much. Now I just gotta find an suitable occasion to use it.

Pigeon said...

PR ???

Wilhelm said...

Anders: You go right ahead and steal that one. Just make good and danmed sure that you use the entire quote if you credit me in any way, shape or form and don't pull a journalism major on me, like you did above.

;-)

Anders said...

Ok, I see that this isn't one of my best moments in quoting...

Wilhelm said...

s'all good

Feel free to "borrow without intent to return" the expression anyways

;-)