So, a dear friend of mine has just wrote about the upcoming election, and she votes the opposite of me, so of course I need to write about my thoughts on the mater.
Here’s a link to her blog, so that you can check it out before or after you’ve read mine 🙂
The problem in Denmark in my opinion is that there’s only one party that actually follows an actual ideology, and that’s the Conservative Peoples Party, they aren’t really conservative anymore but Liberal, and that works for me.
I never listens that much to all this election propaganda, because I hate the way they all seem to care about everything, but we all know that nothing will happen after the election.
So I always look at how they propose to spend our finance, I want to know where my tax money is going, so I always read every parties proposition, and oh my goodness.
It’s like the left-wing has no idea where all the money comes from, because let’s face, it it’s those working in the private sector who’s supporting the rest of us. Because those who work in the public sector, is being paid by the state. Right now, half of the Danish population is getting money from the state including me (by studying), and that’s fine by me, those who need help should get help. But the fact is that the half population that does work, half of them is working in the public sector, meaning that something like 25 % of the population is supporting the rest. Is it just me who can see the problem in that?
So that’s why I believe that we need to focus on improving the private sector, so that we can help those who need help.
My main focus has always been how we should finance our welfare, and not all those empty promises all parties comes up with during an election campaign.
My friend wrote that she thought that our press is right-wing, I don’t think that. There’s two big tv stations in Denmark, one that’s completely financed by the state called DR and one who’s partly financed by the state TV2. DR is very left-wing, and TV2 is right-wing. This makes perfect sense in my eyes.
The newspaper press is always divided into left and right-wing papers. So people just read the newspapers who fit their opinion, but I always enjoy reading the left-wing newspapers, if nothing just for a good laugh. Both the right and left-wing newspapers is always attacking each other, it’s kind of sad, but it’s just the way it is.
Back to this election, I hate that everybody is just yelling at each other instead of covering their own politics, I have no respect for that, what so ever. So that’s also why I vote on the Conservative, they haven’t been as bad as all the others and they actually have a financial politic, and that’s their main subject during this election, that’s important to me, because without a financial plan how can you actually suggest anything?
So to talk about some of the subjects that’s always discussed in Denmark;
Emigration: This is a very hot subject and dangerous to discuss. In Denmark we aren’t very nice towards one another, even in different parts of Denmark, people don’t like Danish from other parts of Denmark. The problem in Denmark right now is that you can’t treat immigrants like other Danish, because then you’re a racist. Once a muslim woman jumped in front of me in line at the supermarket, and I called her on it, and then she started yelling at me and called me a racist, woops I guess. Of course we should help those in need, but let’s face it if we don’t have rules we’re all of a sudden supporting half the world, and right now due to the crisis we can just barely support ourselves. So call me selfish, but I believe that we should get our economy under control.
I have high respect for those who really integrates in Denmark, they show that it’s possible, and I think that very admirable. In my opinion immigrants who comes to Denmark, has it rather well, a family of two adults and two children gets right about 3000 Euro’s a months after taxes, and you can easily live of that. My family and I had 2000 Euro a month, for a couple of years and we were five people, and we made lived fine. Therefor I believe that it’s fair to expect for them to try, to integrate and learn the language or at least english. Right now I live in Brussels, not that I’m a fugitive or anything and I’m here by my own free will, but I’m busting my ass of trying to learn both Dutch and French, so that I can communicate with them down here, without expecting them to speak english and I’m only staying here for four months. I just hate feeling like a stranger in a foreign land, I would much rather feel welcome. It may have been a bad comparison, but what the hell, I just really want to see just a little gratitude.
Now you may think why should they be grateful when were the ones ruining their countries by war, but the three biggest groups of immigrants in Denmark is Turkey, Germany and Polen, and as far as I know we aren’t leading war against any of those countries. On the fourth we find Iraq with 20.000 people, I’m glad that we can help these people, because I can’t imagine how horrible it must be to lose your country, but why not give Denmark a real chance? I would love it, if they did.
I will post part two tomorrow.