It is the Norwegian constitution day today and the 200 anniversary for its inception.
I can’t stand celebrations of nationalism, and have stayed away from it since childhood.
This year is certainly no different. To me it isn't truly important at all, but merely more of the same hypocrisy and deception so prevalent in an oppressive world.
The document written in 1814 and similar documents, in
France and a
few decades before that, isn't totally without value. They did state some
thoughts on equality not very frequently stated at the time. But they are
mostly overrated and filled with hypocrisy, at best, and the best parts have
later mostly been quoted at party speeches and aside from that been pretty much
ignored. United States
declaration of independence
allowed slavery. It didn't stop the invading Europeans there from instigating
the worst genocide in history. The Norwegian document banned Jews from US for a
long time. Racism kept and keeps rearing its ugly head. And there hasn’t been
anything even approaching true equality in countries accepting those so called
Is it progress when words put on paper are basically ignored or when those words are mostly overrated and making a mockery of what they are supposed to defend and promote?
People have told me that countries with a constitution, like
and United States and France are better off than those without it,
like United Kingdom, that it
is easier to introduce oppressive laws in the because of that, but such views
are obviously erroneous. Countries with and without are pretty much equal in
the oppression department, like we have seen demonstrated time and time again,
also the last fifteen years. It’s just more wishful thinking and abject failure
to acknowledge reality, that’s all. UK
Rights are not granted by law, but by nature, and were present in human life thousands of years before 1814 or 1789 or 1776 and such. Laws are made by the rich and powerful, in order to benefit the rich and powerful against those who have little or nothing. Human freedom was lost with the introduction of the first wall and lost even more with the first fence. If people stopped hailing nationalism as a great and necessary force in human life, and began discarding hypocrisy and pompous speech for the dangerous bullshit it is, the world would inevitably be a far better place to live, and we need that, need it very much.
existed both before and after 1814 and since my birth and adolescence, and
still exists on this day, makes me want to vomit all stomach content until
there is nothing but bile left. Norway