See the comment below the article for more on this nonsense.
During a press conference in Paris, The Boss explained that much of the inspiration for his new album, set for release on March 6th, is anger at what he sees as the crushing of the American Dream in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
“I have friends who lost everything they had,” Springsteen explained, according to the Dagens Nyhter (DN) newspaper.
In 2009, he put pen to paper began writing the album’s lead track “We take care of our own”.
“In this song, I pose a number of questions. Questions which I later try to find answers to in other songs,” said Springsteen.
The 62-year-old rocker claimed the 2008 financial crisis was the result of decades of deregulation that spawned an ethic of unbridled greed.
“We’ve destroyed the idea of an equal playing field,” he said, according to the AFP news agency.
When asked if he thought the United States should be changed into something closer to a Swedish-style welfare state, Springsteen responded enthusiastically.
“Exactly! That’s my dream! It’s written between the lines. But you have to listen very closely,” he said, according to DN.
When informed that tickets for his scheduled performances in Gothenburg on July 27th and 28th sold out in less than an hour, The Boss once again expressed his solidarity with the Swedes.
“Those are my people over there! Those are my people!” he said.
It’s very simple Bruce, move to Sweden before you blurb out this stupid nonsense.
This guy is either seriously ill or are in bed with the volatile Fabian elite that are in the process of socialising america.
Sweden’s social and economic model is a poison that everyone in the world should stay as far away from as they can. After living 33 years in it, I have come to no other conclusion. Warning! Warning! Dystopian THX 1138 society is closing in.
You know what, here’s an idea. Let’s strip Bruce Springsteen of his net worth (believed to be around $100 Million), let’s also take away his fame and “Rockstar” title (in other words we’ll make him “equal”). He can then learn the Swedish language and make a trip in his private jet to one of our gulags here in Sweden outside Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö. Let him live there for about 10 years or so, trying to get by in an apartment the size of a shoe box that you pay out the ass for, while trying get job …or let’s have him try starting his own business or making it as a musician again, from scratch.
Do that Bruce, then we can talk more about your desire to see America being turned into Sweden.
During the Swedish imigration to the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries, about 1.3 million Swedes left Sweden for the United States. That’s a LOT. There’s a reason for that! The country sucked … and it still sucks! The emigrants were leaving behind not only a starvation population but a state and church that actively was enforcing their psychopathic tyranny over it’s people. The brave and smart ones left! If you think that the feudal state that this country was built on has magically just gotten better by itself you’re mistaken Bruce.
If “the Boss” think’s that the playing field is “not equal ” in America, as he states in the article, then he can come here to Sweden (live and work here) and then realize that there basically IS NO playing field here.
People “play house” in Sweden. Parental government has created a class of grown up children …this is just what the government wants.
Bruce advocates monopoly, state control, no mom and pop stores, surveillance and no choice, does he know this?
He thinks that things in Sweden are like they are in America. They are not. There is not the same level of entrepreneurship in Sweden as in America. There is basically no “service”, (no kindness), no customer rights or support. Employees make no tip, extra for “trying better” or “trying harder”, there’s and no incentive to be service minded because everyone is “equal” and no one is “special” or “better then any body else”. There is no hospitality in Sweden anymore …it’s long gone.
Swedes have become cold, introverted, difficult, depressed and sad in so many ways. I don’t remember it always being so bad. I think the system has caught up with us and we now KNOW that we lack option and ability to fulfill our dreams.
He needs to understand that government monopoly and bureaucratic control is creating a very VERY cold society. I try my best to be kind and see goodness and kindness in people, but oh boy do I struggle to see and feel it out there on the streets (in large towns or a small villages doesn’t seem to matter).
The government, with its over taxation, is choking the life out of business and the people who own’s those businesses. They are hitting us at the at the source. It’s practically impossible to “make it” in Sweden (unless you’re well connected). You can’t make a move without the right forms. Authority is pervasive. Talent is not appreciated here and there’s also a very sick anti-individual communitarian philosophy that have created a people that subconsciously hate anyone that does things differently, thinks differently or believes they have answers to problems.
No one likes a “know-it-all” or a smart ass that think they are better then you.
To encourage natural talent is to encourage a show-off and no one likes a show-off. You should be ashamed if you’re “special”.
“Going Sweden” is NOT going to fix your problems America! Reinstate the Glass-Stegall act, end the Federal Reserve, stop usury, fractional reserve banking and proceed on the path towards freedom. Let people do business and trust that they will manage to do it right. Innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around.
In the audio commentary: The Nordic Model, a Template for Global Enslavement, the danger of how this social and economic model is being promoted around the world and in America is addressed to a certain degree.
This “advocacy” of Sweden’s shitty government system by Bruce is yet another example in a long list of of outspoken “influential” people that are participating in the ongoing campaign to sell it to the stupid people who actually listens to a “rockstars” political views. The Nordic Model is offered as the “fix” and solution to the most recent economic problems the world has been facing.
This promotion and enthusiasm is coming largely from people who never lived or operated in Sweden. They know nothing about the country. It’s also being promoted by politicians and Fabian socialist like Michael Moore, Jon Stewart, Tom Hartman and many, many more.
Politicians promote this system because it pays off well for them, they control the game and corruption is easy because people are asleep, no one cares and no one notices or says anything. The system has created a population that basically 100% controllable under the rules and regulations.
It creates a docile and conformist mentality, protest or even discussion about anti-authoritarian subject are pretty much non-existent.
This is why you hear no critisims from Swedes. They think they live in one of the best countries in the world. They are lucky. They know, they see starving kids on TV when it’s time to make a contribution of your hard earn over taxed monthly government hand out to the very entertaining aid-gala spectacle.
It’s very expensive in Sweden, the taxes are very high, there are basically no options, the government hold many monopolies and there is no energy or life left in the people to try to create their own options, solutions or to start their own businesses, It’s just to much work! It’s to much regulation and bureaucracy involved and most people give up before even trying.
Sweden is not a “wellfare state”, there is no such thing. It’s an illware state. Nothing here is “FREE” as some people think. Nothing is free under socialism Bruce! YOU pay out the ass for it. Health care is “preemptive”, meaning that the government tax you on your money before you’ve even had a chance to “get sick” (they trust you will).
The health care system is collapsing in Sweden, people are getting sicker and sicker, no kids are born, the high taxes remain high and we’re getting nothing for it.
Brice Springsteen, that so many people unfortunately listen to, has NO IDEA what life on the ground is like in Sweden.
Swedes love to hear that Bruce loves Sweden. They love think kind of stuff. They love to be ensured by authority, idols or outsiders that Sweden is “the best country in the world”. Makes ’em feel good, makes them even more obedient to the system that is enslaving them and restricting the from choice, individuality and freedom.
I don’t understand why “equality” is such an highly held goal. I like difference. I consider it to be an extreme act of violent to sacrifice individuality to an intrusive government that does everything it can to get in your business and to enforce “sameness” that kills you ability to be different.
The social economic model called the Nordic Model is one of the worst. It has no mercy on the smallest minority there is, this being the individual.
There is no perfect country and there’s a lot of bad things going on in a lot of countries around the world right now, but this completely unbalanced discussion and illusion that Scandinavian is some kind of utopia has to be shattered. It’s complete lies. Go there, live there and then can have talk about it.