Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A lesson in history

I have just been on the movies and seen "Gymnaslærer Pedersen".

The movie is about the revolutionary movement around the Workers Communist Party in Norway in the 70s. The movie in itself was funny and entertaining, but the real interesting part didn't come before after the movie.

Me and my brother went to see the movie with my mom, dad and a family friend and one central question arised: "Was it really like this?" Did they really count the wheels on the perambulators when they counted people in a manifestation?


I can tell you now that not everything that has been described as the thruth for this movement may be true. But some thing that has been denied is really true. For example once there was CENCORED BY DIRECTIVE and when he arrived there he CENCORED BY DIRECTIVE. You would not believe that, would you? I mean, these nice looking people would not do this.


Ok, I agree that this movement was totalitarian. The idea to do something because the central committee tells you to is of course dangerous. Many things that they argued for was radically stupid. And a lot of them knew about it at the time. For example when they visited Albania they choosed not to see any of the bad things. One simple example was Albanias tomatoe production. They visited this country and saw their tomatoes who was clearly destroyed since they had cracks in them. But they continued to cheer Albanias great tomatoe production. Imagine then what happened when they saw Albanian people with cracks in their head...

But then again they really tried to do something they believed in. Today the students in France are on strike against the new labour law.

Riot police push back students near Paris’s Sorbonne university, March 11, 2006, after breaking up a three-day sit-in there and a clean-up operation began as France tried to quell student protests over job reform plan. FRENCH LAW REQUIRES THAT FACES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN FRANCE REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

In Norway the same kind of laws have been incorporated allready, what did the students do? Nothing. In the 70s they tried to make the psychology studies in Norway only attendable for a selected few. After days of discussion between students and professors the University choosed to keep these studies open. Today all courses at the University in Oslo is closed for a selected few. I mean I have met people who have been cheering because they got into history of art(nothing wrong with art history by the way). What did the students do? Nothing. I presume you could probably close down the whole University now and the students would do very little about it. Maybe get a job.

I believe it's on high time for the Norwegian students to look back in history, learn by old mistakes but take some power back! The first thing I will do is to make smoking allowed in the University buildings. I mean how can they expect us to learn without a hit of nicotine? That is a rule which I consider really totalitarian!



At 3/15/2006 01:55:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Det er viktig å tørre å drømme, og å strekke seg ut etter en drøm, for ellers kan aldri drømmer bli virkelige. Men dessverre blir de av og til til mareritt. Det er noe med det å kunne ha lov til å tenke sjøl.- Og ikke være så krigersk og fundamentalistisk. 

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