The duty to remember

Recent surveys about how first time voters voted in the elections show something alarming: more than half of them chose far-right or far-right adjacent parties. Contrary to the stereotypes, it seems the new generation is a lot more conservative and close-minded than older generations. I’ve been asking myself: how come? Did they learn nothing fromFortsätt läsa ”The duty to remember”

3 ingredients honey cookies

A relative who is a beekeeper recently gifted me a couple jars of honey from his hive and I thought I’d tried using it in this incredibly easy 3 ingredients cookie recipe I recently found. Here’s the recipe (for 1 person): Step 1: mash one banana and mix with one tablespoon of honey (or veganFortsätt läsa ”3 ingredients honey cookies”

Sadness – but also hope

The Swedish elections are nearly over. A few districts’ votes have yet to be counted but since the last votes to come in are from the Swedish nationals living in foreign countries – a group which is majority upper-clas and right-wing – the results will likely remain the same: Sweden will now have a right-wingFortsätt läsa ”Sadness – but also hope”

When did popular billionaire J.K. Rowling ever get ”cancelled”?

You might have heard that J.K. Rowling recently published a new book, part of a crime series written under her pen name Robert Galbraith. The over 1000 pages long novel tells the story of an artist, who like J.K. Rowling, gets ”cancelled” online by trans people. The difference is that the fictional artist in theFortsätt läsa ”When did popular billionaire J.K. Rowling ever get ”cancelled”?”

Hels tröst

Hel har ingen hungerHel har ingen nödHon törstar ej efter värmeSöker icke efter bröd Hon följer bara honomSom blivit människornas vän,Han som heter Hatet,Som icke någon botten har.Han som lever i deras hjärtanAlla nätter, alla dar.Tomheten den växerOch Hel kommer strax efter. Hon sitter vid mitt bordSäger aldrig ett ord.Hon delar mina måltiderFast Hon aldrigFortsätt läsa ”Hels tröst”

The silence is the loudest part

On Wednesday, the party leader of the far-right Sweden ‘Democrats’ came to Gothenburg to give a speech. Of course, there was a protest. I attended it and the turnout was disappointing, with not even a tenth of what it used to be 4 years ago. I remember how there were far more protesters than SD-supportersFortsätt läsa ”The silence is the loudest part”

The reluctant anarchist

I’ve never written about this before, but I used to be deeply involved in politics. Around 2018, I was part of a libertarian socialist group and I went at least once a week to a meeting or demonstration. However, I soon became disillusioned with libertarian socialism, also called anarcho-communism. Primarily because a lot of myFortsätt läsa ”The reluctant anarchist”

Actually, no

Every day I wrestle with myself, trying to manage the anxiety I feel about the upcoming election. I make plans in case of the worst case scenario. Plans of taking my savings and starting anew in another place. Which I’ll still do if things get really bad and there is a serious threat to myFortsätt läsa ”Actually, no”

To be queer is to have no country

Election day is approaching and I have a terrible feeling. The far-right has become so normalised. They even have their ads on the trams and busses of the city. I can’t go anywhere without seeing the slogans and faces of politicians who want to take my rights away. And everywhere I overhear people having bigotedFortsätt läsa ”To be queer is to have no country”

Grandma’s Dijon mustard and tomato pie

So, I just finished the second chapter of the second book of the crime series I’m working on. Since I think it’s important to celebrate the small victories, I made one of my favourite dishes: my grandmother’s Dijon mustard and tomato pie. Here’s the recipe: First, pre-bake a pie crust for 10 minutes at 200Fortsätt läsa ”Grandma’s Dijon mustard and tomato pie”

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