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The Madhouse: A critical study of Swedish society Paperback – January 16, 2011
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About the Author
Daniel Hammarberg was born in 1976 into a family of father, mother and half-sister, one that would eventually collapse, with everyone but him going into substance abuse. Unstimulated at school while enduring a curriculum he was much too gifted for, he developed a habit of researching topics on his own, shunning formal education and rather becoming an autodidact instead.
Topics at heart for Daniel are among others the decline of free speech under the weight of "hate laws;" the ever-increasing role of the state in raising children with it even going as far as to seize them from well-functioning homes; and the social disintegration following virtually unregulated third-world immigration. He fears the Western world is headed into an utter dystopia, blinded by the belief in the government as the magic bullet to cure all ailments, and he has made sure to call out his government on these abuses of power. Whenever Daniel sets upon the task of writing a book, he does extensive research to make certain no piece of information could be questioned at a later point, and that everything is realistically described.
Daniel runs a blog at danielhammarberg.com where he shares his own thoughts as well as acts as a news source for events surrounding child seizures by the Swedish government, an area he's profoundly familiar with due to personal experiences and plenty of reading done into the general practice of child welfare.
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The title just about sais it all.The rest of the book explains it's acuracy.That country really is a madhouse.
Daniel finishes the chapter on the hate laws by pointing out what these laws have led to - instead of political debate, you now have sectarian violence, sometimes with a lethal outcome. I almost threw up as I read the very explicit descriptions of the street fights, such as for example these three incidents:
"He outruns these men, but a little later he's jumped by three young women armed with knuckle dusters with which they repeatedly hit the two in the head, and start kicking them as they fall to the ground."
"At this point, the man is no longer conscious, yet they keep hitting him and jumping on his head. The 21-year-old amazingly survives the ordeal, and at the hospital he later receives no less than 166 stitches in a life or death situation, nearly going into cardiac arrest as the doctors sew him together. His jaw was also kicked loose during the assault."
"The stabbed Marxist ends up in a hospital and the doctors notice that if the knife had went in a little to the side, his carotid artery would have been severed, killing him. Now he was left with a severe concussion and a disfigured face along with a dislocated vertebra in his neck."
As you can tell from this, Sweden is no longer the safe idyll it was in the mid 20th century, but instead exploding with violent crime.
Overall a great learning experience about how life is like over there, and at the same time very funny. Highly recommended!