The Scandi miracle

The Sweden Report, a blog maintained by a Swedish-born American who returned to Sweden, is ending.  Its author is giving up and moving back to the U.S.  One of his readers has decided to stay:
Thanks for your writings. Being born and still living here, well educated, having young children, and seeing the same things I’m still staying. However we have moved out to the countryside. Quite far away. It’s a pain commuting but not worse than living in Stockholm and we love the nature and the people here. Community. People helping each other. Talking to each other. Caring for one another. No loans anymore. Sure, it’s not an idyll, we have our share of misery around here, but when the sh*t is going to hit the fan (because boy, it will) we believe that we’re better off here. Sure, we might have bet on the wrong horse but people out here already have to depend on each other. We already know the establishment hates us. 
It’s not going to be easy. Who knows what kind of looting gangs can come raiding… But. We’ve got tools. We’ve got skilled people who can manage themselves. We’ve got food. We’ve got community. We’ve got morals. Plus. We’re armed. 
Those who are dependent on the system have a hard time ahead of them… If we’re going to go out, let’s go out with our banners held high. I say… let the collapse begin! We cannot avoid it anyway.


Grim said...

It is a miracle, in the catastrophic sense. But we seem inclined to repeat it.

Eric Blair said...

More apocalypse porn. Looting gangs? C'mon.

Texan99 said...

You're right, of course. I'm sure it will be fine.

Joel Leggett said...

Decline is a decision.