Serving our Messiah Yeshu’a

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The Heavenly ladder I caught on camera, Friday, November 17th 2017, at 4.10 pm.

What you see here is a vision I caught on camera on November 17th 2017 and which was visible for about 2–5 seconds before it vanished. I saw this vision on my way home from work in late afternoon. This Heavenly ladder which reminded me of Jacob’s ladder mentioned in Genesis 28: 10-15 was the first Divine miracle I caught on camera. However, this was not the first miraculous experience I’ve had in my life. I’ve had some fantastic experiences  and this is a summary of my story of how I became a servant of our Messiah Yeshu’a = Jesus.

I was born in Kristianstad in southern Sweden in January 1966 into a well-educated family  consisting of professors, engineers, M. Sc’ s, MBA’s, teachers, nurses etc. They were and still are mainly agnostic or atheist in their world-view which is very common here in Sweden. All the same I got baptized as a baby the first time, and went through the church confirmation later at the age of 15.  I loved it when my teacher in the first grade read about Mary and her donkey, the Holy Family and from the Children’s Bible, but I was not really a believing child, or was encouraged by my parents to be God-believing. I was a kind-hearted boy, but had a hot temper and often ended up in fights.

Nevertheless this was going to take a dramatic turn after a day in school in the eighth grade. It was around 4.30 pm, the school day was over one Tuesday in October 1980. I was 14 years old at the time and was standing talking with my youth leader in a class room on the third floor. Suddenly there came an immense and powerful, invisible force which pushed me to the stone floor. I hit my knees on the floor without hurting them and fell on my back. As I was lying there and saw my youth leader’s feet I felt how my soul somehow was lifted up and out of my body. Then I saw with my inner eye quite clearly how big, golden gates slowly opened up, out came a radiant light and in that light was Jesus standing with open arms. There the vision ended. All of this might have taken a minute or so. On shaky legs I sat on a chair and began to pray earnestly for the first time in my life. My youth leader who had witnessed what physically happened to me prayed with me when I told him what I had just seen. Suddenly I heard a voice which whispered in my ear that this was bull-shit. I remember answering: “I know who you are: Go back to where you came from”.  Then I took the bus home and told my parents and my sister who couldn’t take in what I just had experienced. I have always felt loved and respected by my family and relatives, even though they so far haven’t been able to comprehend my supernatural experiences.

The next morning, it was a Wednesday, I came to school as a changed boy. I stopped fighting, became calm, started to argue instead, and got a small pocket Bible which I was reading during the breaks in school. I got harrassed, bullied and beaten for my faith in Jesus. Immediatelly after I had had my vision from the Lord I began drawing and painting pictures of scenes from the Bible. The Lord has given me the talent to express myself in pictures and words as a painter, writer and teacher. During my days in lower and upper secondary school as a teenager I was still searching for a suitable way of shaping my faith.

When I was 19 years old I was admitted as a student at Lund University. I studied Modern Hebrew for 3 years, then also Bible Hebrew, Ancient Canaanite and Judaica. Furthermore Comparative Religion for 2 years, and Arabic for 1,5 years. At the age of 21 I travelled to Israel and went round the country as a tourist and used that Hebrew I so far had learned. All through the years after that I have taken a stand against Anti-Semitism in different ways.

All the same I began to backslide as a Christian and for over 20 years I almost never opened the Bible or prayed. In the summer of 2017 I began to feel that something was drying up spiritually and which needed refilling. I went to the Swedish church without getting my spiritual thirst quenched,  and I also went to the Liberal Jewish congregation in Lund a few times. During Yom Kippur on Saturday, September 30th 2017 I was given the opportunity to read some of the text portion from the Torah scrolls, since I both read and speak Hebrew and also am a Weinberg on my mother’s side of the family. The chazzan thought that I was kosher enough, so I put on a talit gadol = prayer shawl, made aliya and went up to read from the Torah. During that autumn I also had some other more mystical,  spiritual experiences from the dark side which tried to get hold of me and evil entities were watching my moves. That worried me a lot at the time. It was during that period that I suddenly saw the ladder on the sky on November 17th and I felt the Lord’s calling in my soul. I began praying every day and reading the Bible every day. When I did that the dark spirits whom had watched me closely for a time vanished and Jesus came nearer.

The great commission from Yeshu’a = Jesus came down in my soul in early December 2017 and I realised that He was speaking to me as well. At the end of the gospels we can read what he said before ascending back into Heaven: “All power is given to me in Heaven and in Earth. Go therefore  and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of  the Holy Spirit.  Teach them to observe all things which I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you always until the end of the world”. When I heard those words again His message really sunk in. I have to become active as a modern day disciple and work for the Lord Yeshu’a in order to get to Heaven, especially since He has shown Himself to me in a vision and called me the first time already as a teenager. I must stand up for my faith and for Yeshu’a = Jesus. He sacrificed Himself on the cross to wash away our mistakes and sins and cover them with His precious blood. His real name in Hebrew is Yeshu’a which means YHWH’s Salvation. Every time we read that word Salvation in Tana’kh,(i.e. The Old Testament), among the prophets, the five books of Moses and in the Book of Psalms it is actually talking about and prophesying about Him. Salvation means that we get saved. Saved from what you may ask? Saved from Satan’s treacherous, alluring traps and the final punishment in the lake of fire.  I have once heard his dark, evil laughter close behind my back as I was in sin one day, even though it looked like I was alone in the room. We must confess our sins to Yeshu’a, acknowledge Him as our Lord and Saviour and repent from our sins. What does the word repent and repentance mean? It means that we must stop doing the sins and turn away from them. Some sins are easy to quit doing, but other bad habits is a longer process to overcome… But they must be overcome and stop. It could concern anything: idolatry, lying, hatred, pride, narcissism, unforgiveness, envy, gossiping, infidelity in marriage/relationship, watching porn, stealing, greed,  shop-lifting, wife-battering, using and selling drugs, abuse and killing. Yeshu’a wants us to behave well, to be humble and honour God by being loving and caring in our relationship to God, and in our interhuman relationships.

The Saturday January 6th 2018 I was sitting in my office in my flat on the fourth floor around 6.30 in the evening. Suddenly I felt strongly in my entire body that someone or something outside was watching me. I rose from my chair, went out into the living room, picked up the camera and walked out in the kitchen. I directed the camera out of the window and through the camera lense I saw a yellowish spirit being hovering above the roof of the neighbour house for about five minutes before it flew away up to the left. I sensed that the Holy Spirit had urged me to look out and that I saw some kind of Heavenly creature guarding me. I also sensed in my soul a calling: “Anders! We are watching you! Start working for Yeshu’a”! I felt that I needed a church with a strong missionary work. On the Internet I had found SOS Church Malmö and three days later I came to Bethlehem Church where SOS Church Malmö use to have most of their services. “I want to get baptized I said and that also happened the Sunday January the 28th 2018. “Who is the Lord in your life?” “Jesus”! I answered. “According to your own confession and in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit I now baptize you” Christian Folkesson said who then dipped me backwards into the water. When I came back up I raised my arms in joy!

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My baptism, Sunday, January the 28th 2018.

About three weeks after my water baptism, in the middle of February 2018, I was lying awake in my bed one night about 2 o’ clock. I was lying on my back praying and sending up praise and prayers of thanks to the Lord. Suddenly my heart began beating quicker and louder. Then came waves of really strong love which flowed through my body three times from head to toe, and  just after those love waves I felt how someone lovingly patted my belly. I believe that God wanted to encourage me and telling me that I was on the right path. A few months later I heard a story from another man in the congregation that he too had experienced  waves of love from the Lord.

I began my walk with the Lord as an active member of SOS Church Malmö.  Here is a short video presentation, about 40 seconds long, about the church I am active in today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqvhrqpaIcM.

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Here you see me shortly after serving in church one Sunday in October 2018. Most people had left, but our services are usually filled with churchgoers, because we have a warm and accepting atmosphere full of the Love of Yeshu’a = Jesus. 

I go to church service, participate in prayer meetings, am active in the church service team and from the Spring 2018 active as a street missionary in the congregation street team. In April 2018 I felt how the Holy Spirit urged me to make contact with the Messianic Jews in Israel and to go there in the summer. So I did. I looked up suitable congregations on the Internet and sent them requests, whereupon I got personal invitations. I booked a hotel room in Tel Aviv and bought tickets to and from Israel. I felt how God was with me on that journey. As I was standing outside my home on the pavement about 4 in the middle of the night between July 21st and 22d 2018 waiting for a taxi, the taxi I waited for didn’t show up. When I called the taxi company they hadn’t made a note of my order. What should I do? I began to pray: “Dear Lord! Help me! I need a taxi to get away on my journey”.  It took about two minutes before an empty taxi came and picked me up in the middle of the night on that otherwise empty street. As I sat down beside the taxi driver I thanked the Lord. “Thank you, Lord Yeshu’a! You really want me to go on this journey”. I was in Israel for nine days and visited Israel College of the Bible in Netanya with the media mission project One For Israel. They have both Messianic Jewish and Christian Arab students as well as co-workers, and now also international missionary teams. Some of them spread the gospel here in Sweden in May 2019. Hallelu-Yah! At Israel College of the Bible I had a personal meeting with Moti Vaknin. In Israel I also had a meeting with Avi Mizrachi, founder of the congregation Adonay Roi = “The Lord is my Shepherd” in Tel Aviv, which I also visited during shabbat service. I went to shabbat service also with Tiferet Yeshu’a = “The Glory of Jesus” which was very nice.  When I was visiting Tiferet Yeshu’a a friend of mine back in Sweden was praying for me. She told me later that as she was praying she saw me in the prayer surrounded by angels. I had a meeting with Ari Sorko-Ram, founder of Maoz Israel, and even went to Jerusalem. In Jerusalem I was praying at the Western Wall and then walked to the garden Gath Shmanim on the Mount of Olives where Yeshu’a was praying when he was arrested and later crucified.  Then I had some lunch in the ultra-orthodox quarters and also went to the King of Kings Community for another Messianic service. During my stay in Israel I even had some dinner with a Messianic Jewish friend from Rehovot.

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Here I am standing at the Jerusalem beach in Tel Aviv with Yaffo in the background, located south of the city of Tel Aviv. To the right you see some of the Mediterranean Sea. Thursday, July the 26th 2018.

When I had come back home to Sweden we had a house group / life group on August 30th. There we gather in smaller circles for prayer, Bible teaching, singing praise and socialising. That evening when we had been watching a program with a so called Alpha course about Christian belief, my pastor Andreas Jensen asked if anyone wanted to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. I knew that I hadn’t had that baptism yet so I raised my hand. Christian Folkesson, another of the leaders, came up to me, put his hands on my shoulders and began praying. Woom!! The Holy Spirit immediately filled my body and I began to pray and speak in tongues loud and clear. I had never done that before. The Holy Spirit filled me completely with  a combination of happiness, joy, awe and fear of the Lord, and then extreme happiness again. I fell on my knees on the living room floor, prayed and prayed for minutes on end. My pastor smiled as he watched me kneeling in his living room.

A few days earlier another thing happened at the end of my working day. I had been trying to help an unemployed Muslim woman finding a job. I had given her some pieces of advice and also printed six possible job adverts which I gave to her. At the end of the day I said to her: “I will pray to Jesus that you will get a job”. She looked at me in surprise, and then she told me that the night to the day before she had had a vivid dream where she had got the message that a man would come and pray for her. The next day I came along and said that I would pray for her, which I also did. This happened on August 27th 2018. On Sunday September 19th yet another odd supernatural thing occured. I had met this Lebanese guy a few days earlier and invited him to church. He came with his sister and mother. During the service his sister Mireille recieved Jesus, and then she told me that a female friend of hers two weeks before had had a vision where she saw a man with my looks whom could help her Mireille finding a new path in life. Then suddenly I was standing there in front of her. On October 4th I also got a message from the Lord. The Holy Spirit urged me to write a book containing Christian/Messianic testimonies. I was given some instructions and obeyed. I wrote that book during approximately three months, began with my own life story, and collected stories from nine other Christians as well as Messianic Jews and interviewed them. Now the book called “Lev livet i ljuset” = Live the Life in the Light” is waiting for publication.

Furthermore I try to keep the Sabbath day holy, that is from Friday evening to Saturday evening. I use to light and bless the shabbat candles, bless the alcohole free wine and bless and break the bread whereupon I have a shabbat meal. Then I try to rest and remember the seventh day of the week which is Saturday. At the end of the 4th century the Catholic church changed the churchgoing and resting day from Saturday to Sunday, but by doing so they went against the message in the Holy Scripture. However, the Lord Yeshu’a is Lord of the shabbat, and the general message is that we should rest on the seventh day, but Yeshu’a also said that we might do holy things on that day, such as saving lives or curing illnesses.

I am also very active now in a group called Street Church. Active Christians from different congregations gather in Malmö since 2002 every second Friday evening and go out together evengalizing in the streets of Malmö. Since this is done on ‘erev shabbat = sabbath evening, that is Friday evening, we must keep in mind that we are doing this for the Heavenly Kingdom in honour  of the Lord. We dress in waist coats with the words Street Church and talk to passers-by about Jesus and the faith in our Saviour.  He loves us and wants us all to get saved. He loves you too, dear reader, and if you haven’t recieved Yeshu’a = Jesus as your Saviour it is high time. Do not wait! It is not a question of religion or religious cermonies or power structure, It’s a question of creating and maintaining a relationship with our Saviour. A daily walk, a humble honouring and praying talk with the Most High Creator of the Universe. Yeshu’a is the Way, the Truth and the Life! Search for him and He will find you! Do it honestly and with all your heart! It is worth it!

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Some of us active in Street Church standing at Möllevångstorget = The Mill Field Square in Malmö, Friday August the 16th 2019.

Anders Moberg, August the 26th 2019.

 

 

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FN-råd pekar ut Israel som värsta kvinnoförtryckare i bisarr resolution

Tommy Hanssons Blogg

Israels kvinnor är en vital del av landets militära försvar.

FNs ekonomiska och sociala råd (ECOSOC) fördömde vid sitt sommarmöte i Genève i en resolution av det mer bisarra slaget Israel som det enda landet i världen som systematiskt förtrycker kvinnors rättigheter. https://unwatch.org/no-joke-un-singles-out-israel-a-worlds-only-violator-of-womens-rights-iran-saudi-arabia-yemen-among-the-voters/

Av rådets 54 medlemmar röstade 40 för resolutionen och bara två emot. Nio länder avstod från att rösta under det att tre var frånvarande. Det är minst sagt anmärkningsvärt, att bland demokratiskt tvivelaktiga länder såsom Iran, Saudiarabien, Jemen, Sudan, Angola, Ryssland, Vitryssland, Turkmenistan, Turkiet samt Pakistan även Norge och Danmark stödde resolutionen tillika med förment civiliserade nationer som exempelvis Frankrike, Irland, Nederländerna, Sydkorea och Japan.

Inte för att FN-organet ECOSOCs agerande var precis oväntat. FN som helhet är sedan lång tid tillbaka en parodi på sig själv när det gäller ensidigt ställningstagande mot den judiska staten Israel. Enligt resolutionstexten är Israel “a major obstacle” för palestinaarabiska kvinnor

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Varför både Björn Söder och hans kritiker har fel

Dan Korns Blogg

Journalisten Niklas Orrenius gör något som blir allt mer ovanligt i svensk journalistik; genomarbetade reportage och djupa intervjuer. Hans intervju med Björn Söder i DN den fjortonde december, ”Den leende nationalismen” väckte omedelbart en väldig uppmärksamhet och snart var andra tidningar fulla med förenklade och direkt vilseledande referat om vad Björn Söder egentligen sa. I denna text vill jag problematisera Björn Söders uttalande utifrån Bertrand Russels princip att meningsmotståndare har rätt att bli kritiserade för det de faktiskt säger och att man bör angripa det klyftigaste de säger, inte det dummaste. Grodor kan falla ur allas munnar. Här kommer följaktligen framföras kritik mot Söder och Sd, men den som hoppas på anklagelser om fascism och rasism kan lika gärna sluta att läsa här och nu.

Så låt oss börja med var Björn Söder egentligen säger, enligt Niklas Orrenius intervju, godkänd av Björn Söder:

”De svenskar som har flera identiteter då?…

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An October concert

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It was a beautiful Autumn evening that Friday night on October 10th this 2014 when I was walking to a concert in central Malmö. I had recieved the invitation from one of the women who was going to perform that night – Tanja Naranjo, singer, composer and piano player born in Chile, but living since several years back here in Malmö. I  can’t say that I know her very well, but I have met Tanja on a few occassions and have her as friend on Facebook. The first time I met her about ten years ago she was having music courses for pupils at the school where I used to teach. She had invited me now to one of her concerts that she was going to have together with another exquisite female musician, Minna Weurlander who plays the accordion.

Minna Weurlander was born in Finland in 1973 and began playing at the age of four. When she was 14 years old Minna started at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. She plays everything from Bach to modern classics, Finnish tango and Argentinian tango nuevo. The classical accordion player Astor Piazzolla has been one of her inspirations, and Minna has also won The Astor Piazzolla Award together with Trio Fatale consisting of Minna herself, piano player Berit Johansson Tange and cellist Berit Hessing. The trio was formed in 1997. You find more information about Minna Weurlander on http://www.minnaweurlander.com, and might reach her on info@minnaweurlander.com.

Minna and Tanja crossed paths some years ago and began a friendship via their love for tango nuevo. Tanja Naranjo’s debut CD was called “La industria del miedo” which was recorded at the STC Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tanja too has been working with a trio called Tanja Naranjo Latin Trio, consisting of Tina Quartell on drums, Mats Ingvarsson on bass and herself. You find more about Tina on http://www.tanianaranjo.se and reach her on contact@tanianaranjo.se.  In August 2012 Tanja was performing on Faeroe Islands at the festival “Súmmartonar” and in October the same year at the Ethorera Festival in Poland. In 2013 she was playing at the European Festival of the Night. She is used to touring both Europe and Latin America.

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These two women have been performing together for some time now as “Duo Naranjo-Weurlander”, and are co-operating very well together. The music they play is a combination of tango nuevo classics and pieces they compose themselves. Tanja Naranjo and Minna Weurlander both have a passion and intensity in their musical performances. They seem to be musical souls and kindred spirits in how they combine their individuality and inspiring each other at the same time.  The combination of Chile and Finland is exquisite, no doubt.

They now have released a new CD named “Entwinedand have begun a European tour with their music, starting here in Malmö. In November 2014 they will continue in Paris, France and then move on to Hamburg, Germany. The following concerts will be held in Strömstad, the Danish capital Copenhagen, then touring Sweden with concerts in Eksjö, Sävsjö, Värnamo, Vetlanda, Huskvarna, Nässjö och Gislaved.

At the Victoria Theatre/Victoriateatern Duo Naranjo-Weurlander had a great performance. I arrived there around 7.10 pm and took my seat. It was a picknick concert so the guests were bringing food and drink which we were eating and drinking while we listened to the performing artists. By the table next to mine were three Finns enjoying the perfomance. On February 17th 2012 journalist Alexander Agrell wrote a music review in the newspaper Sydsvenskan/the South Swede about this duo. Translated into English he wrote: “Beauty and drama in intense coexistence. Here the rhythm and combined tones never fail… Naranjo’s composition “Andes” was very beautiful with harmonies and a feeling which had lots in common with Piazzolla’s tango nuevo”. After having listened to Tanja and Minna performing on October 10th I can only agree that these ladies really know what they are doing. The two hour concert including a fifteen minute break was well worth the money and honey for the ears and soul.

As I walked back to Gustav Adolfs torg to take the bus home my mind was filled with the beautiful music which was well combined with the feeling and air of that night.

Anders Moberg, October 24th 2014

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One week after the Swedish elections 2014

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Exactly one week ago, on Sunday September 14th 2014 I was standing outside the Kirseberg school not far from my home handing out voting notes for the People’s Party the Liberals. It was election day in Sweden. According to the Swedish democracy system we have new national elections to municipality boards, called kommunval, provincial boards, called landstingsval and the national Parliament, i.e. Riksdagsval every fourth year. The last three elections were held in 2002, 2006 and 2010. September 14th 2014 was a sunny and beautiful day, almost Indian Summer. The first photo in this article was taken that day at 6.45 p.m. My second photo was taken eight days before the election day in Limhamn, western Malmö. Last Sunday I took the voting notes for my party and walked to the school yard, handed notes to the election staff who handled the procedure locally and then took up my post outside the school building together with representatives for the other parties. The first general election for ALL adult Swedish citizens, both men and women, was held 93 years ago in 1921. The Swedish parliament as such was generally formed in the 17th century, but has developed over time. In the beginning the Swedish Parliament, i.e. Riksdagen, was divided into four states called Adel, Präster, Borgare och Bönder, Aristocracy, Priests, Bourgoisie and Farmers. The modern form of the Swedish Parliament though has existed for about 200 years.

The Parliament, Riksdagen, today has MP’s from eight political parties: the Left Party, the former Communist party. Then there are the Labour Party the Social Democrats, and the Environment Party the Green in the left red-green bloc. Then we have Centern, the Centre, the former Farmer Union, originally a party for rich farmers and entrepreneurs in the rural areas. The People’s Party the Liberals, a social liberal party for entrepreneurs, teachers and bourgois intellectuals mainly, the Christian Democrats who were formed by representatives from the free churches in the early 1960’s and Moderaterna, the Conservatives. Since 2010 also the ultra nationalist Sweden Democrats with originally Nazi roots have entered the Parliament in 2010. Since they do have Nazi roots and a quite xenophobic agenda the other parties look upon them as a kind of pariah. When they got votes enough to get MP’s in Parliament in 2010 the basic national law was changed to say that Sweden is a multi-cultural nation in order to defy their goal of ethnic cleansing and white supremacy policies. Apart from the parties in Parliament there are also many other smaller parties such as Feministiskt Initiativ, Piratpartiet, Kommunisterna, Sveriges Pensionärers Intresseparti and others. A party must be able to break the four percentage bar in order to get representatives in Parliament.

During last Sunday citizens in the area came to vote. Some went straight into the school to make their political choice, while others took notes from all of us who stood there handing them out. Other voters showed very clearly which bloc they prefered by taking notes from only one side, but disdainfully neglected the other. Some people who came to vote made remarks. Some were nice and merry while others looked stern and decisive. The atmosphere among us who handed out vote notes were mostly rather cheerful, and even a young Communist man was chatting along with a representative from the Sweden Democrats. During a few moments you could sense a tension between some of us because of the different ideologies. Representatives from Feminist Initiative, The Animals’ Party and the Direct Democrats who are not represented in Parliament also showed up to hand out their notes. At one point some police officers showed up to check that all was well. When I talked to them they explained that they were checking all the local election halls in town and said that there were no troubles anywhere in Malmö, and that everything was handled with professionalism and calm. I remember that I read a comment on Facebook that an immigrant somewhere in Sweden had talked to one of my party fellows and said he was so surprised about the calm atmosphere in the election hall. He had said that in his home country there would have been strong conflicts, abuse and lots of blood, maybe even murders. Almost 86 percent of the Swedes voted last Sunday, and in most places nationally all went well, but with a few exceptions. In some areas of Stockholm Nazis from Svenskarnas Parti, the Swedes’ Party stormed into elections hall, intimidating, stealing notes and destroying things. In Rinkeby, a suburb with lots of immigrants people were harrassed by sympathisers of the Islamic State, and Hizb ut-Tahrir.  Hizb ut-Tahrir has the goal to abolish democracy and introduce shari’a laws in the country. These people tried to persuade passers-by in that area not to vote and participate in the democratic system. Apart from these few extreme cases all was calm.

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The evening came and the votes should be counted. I went to wait the results out with my party fellows at a hotell in central Malmö. I was discussing with several of them and the tensions were building for what was to come. We have members from all kinds of groups, also ethnically. A group of Liberal Kurds also visited the hotel. One of them, a young man in his early twenties used to be one of my pupils some years ago and we chatted along amically. In the beginning the mood was high and also the first results seemed to be good for us, but as the evening progressed it became quite clear that our party and the Centre-Liberal-Conservative Alliance would loose the power after eight years in Government position. Almost all parties in Parliament made worse and sometimes much worse results than expected. Only one party gained lots of votes and became Sweden’s third largest party and that was the Sweden Democrats. A smiling Jimmie Åkesson was cheered by his followers while all other parties were in shock. The Sweden Democrats ended on 12.9 %, and in most places here in southern Sweden they got between 13 and 30 % of the votes and quite high also in many other parts of Sweden too. At the end of the evening Fredrik Reinfeldt, the Conservative Prime Minister said that he would hand in his letter of resignation the following day and also proclaimed that he intends to end his time as party leader for the Conservative Moderaterna this coming Spring 2015. Shouts of dismay and protest came from his party members.

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The atmosphere in the rooms where me and my fellow party members were were not exactly joyful. Gloomy is a more accurate word for it. On Monday September 15th 2014 Fredrik Reinfeldt resigned as Swedish Prime Minister along with the Alliance of Moderaterna, Kristdemokraterna, Folkpartiet Liberalerna and Centern. Now the Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfvén was asked to form a new government. This past week has been full of events and different ideas in social media about what has happened and what is to come. Stefan Löfvén first met Jonas Sjöstedt from the Left Party, the former biggest Communist Party. They have been campaigning together, but Löfvén instantly told Sjöstedt that he doesn’t want to have him and the Left Party in government. He wants to be free to seek co-operation with the smaller bourgouis parties Centern and Folkpartiet Liberalerna. Stefan Löfvén and the Social Democrats has to present a viable and plausible budget, but the bourgois Alliance parties intend to present a common budget in opposition this Autumn. The Sweden Democrats now have 47 seats in Parliament and will gain the Vice Spokes Man-role. Per Westerberg, the Conservative Spokes Man in Parliament shook hands with all the party leaders but Jimmie Åkesson from the Sweden Democrats. Anders Borg, Conservative Moderat and now former Minister of Finance has just like the Moderate leader Fredrik Reinfeldt said that he now resigns from politics, and the Party Secretary for my party Folkpartiet Liberalerna, Nina Larsson, proclaimed the other day that she will leave that position in order to be replaced by Maria Arnholm, the former Minister of Gender Equality.

Stefan Löfvén has had talks with the party leaders from Miljöpartiet de Gröna, Centern, Folkpartiet Liberalerna and Kristdemokraterna. Maybe he and the Social Democrats intend to rule only with a small minority government party, maybe together with the Environment Party the Green. In any case he has discussed to keep co-operation in certain issues with the bourgois Alliance parties, such as nuclear power, defence and the school system. The idea is to continue blocking the Sweden Democrats from influence. Löfvén has a problem though, if his red-green budget is presented and voted down, the Alliance parties present their budget in opposition and the Sweden Democrats vote for their budget instead Löfvén’s government will fall and there will be a re-election. Löfvéns problem will continue in every single case during his time in power for every issue.  Something will happen, the question is  when.

During this last week there have been many articles written and theories presented about why the Sweden Democrats have gained 13% of the votes nationally and in certain areas 17-35%. Then again in other areas they have almost no representation or none. The real Nazis, Svenskarnas Parti has gained zero % in the elections since they are so extreme, while their slightly less extreme counterpart Sverigedemokraterna has gained much more. SD-sympathisers have in recent years been bullied and harassed by left-wing sympathisers, in the press and by other parties. Still they have grown. Some of their voters have now explained in articles, on weblogs, interviews on Radio and TV why they have voted for the Sweden Democrats. It seems that angry and frustrated people who have lost their jobs, seen factories and companies shut down, have voted that way since they dislike the foreign competition. The Sweden Democrats have their strongest support in 1) areas close to suburbs with lots of immigrants in the cities, 2) in villages and communities on the rural countryside. Their voters say that they have been neglected and forgotten, and out of frustration have voted that way. The beheadings made by ISIL terrorists these last months, the attacks on Christians, Yazidi Kurds and other Muslims abroad, along with the planned IS attacks in Australia, Norway and the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium have also been strong influences. Also the former Social Democrat Prime Minister Göran Persson mentioned earlier today the struggle between the big cities and the countryside considering what preferences they have. In the three largest cities Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö the other parties are strong, even some who are not even in Parliament such as the left-wing Feminist Initiative. Many people in the cities find gender equality, green issues and healthy living important, but on the countryside it’s more important to have cars, bus lines and train stations in order to go to and from work or visit friends and relatives.

Real racism too does exist in the Swedish society and some of their voters really are racists and have very foul ideas about people with other skin colour, and very prejudiced notions about foreigners in general. The Migration Authority has said that they need another 47 Million kronor extra to deal with the immigration the next coming years. The sometimes lack of integration and lack of free flats and houses to take on the new immigrants have also contributed to the changed attitudes. Protest marches against the SD progress have been held this week in several places, and immigrant organisations around Sweden have claimed that they intend to go on a strike on October 1st to show people that without their work Sweden will stop. There do exist problems with the integration and cultural collisions, and not all SD-sympathizers are racists. We must also open up for true discussions about prosperous and good examples of integration, but the problems with housing, religious and cultural beliefs, honour-related oppression and murders as well. If we do not discuss these things and try to deal with them accordingly the problems will increase, never doubt that.

However, we must remember…Blaming immigrants for being who they are aren’t okay, and we do have a responsibilty to take on refugees and other immigrants… At least to some extent. Racism and xenophobia exists in all countries and religions, just as family values and wisdom. We are all humans of the same human race all over the world with both similarities and differences. How we will deal with both the problems as well as good development of integration, competition and co-operation in society is an open question as yet. How the political parties including my own will develop and deal with the troubles and excesses of the world is another. One good thing today though was yet another kippa-walk held against antisemitism. This time performed in Gothenburg in western Sweden. Will our future be a rising journey to better models on a clear blue sky or will the Swedish and human road become solemn, Fascist and dark with just a few beacons of light?

Anders Moberg, September the 21st 2014

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The excellent school example in Landskrona and Liberal school politics

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The city of Landskrona, on the Scanian west coast, an old town with a shipbuilding yard, ro-ro ferries to the island Ven in the middle of Öresund, industries, an old fort and also in recent years quite a few immigrants from both other parts of the country and other parts of the world was during the 1990’s and early 21st century known as a quite troublesome town. Quite often there were fights, racism, people who behaved badly, damages, burglaries and other serious crimes committed. The schools in Landskrona too had lots of problems. However, improvements were on the way. One strong politician who dared to deal with the problems in a constructive way was the liberal politician Torkild Strandberg. Landskrona was in the 1990’s and first years of this millennium ruled by the Social Democrats, but Torkild Strandberg and his party colleagues from Folkpartiet Liberalerna/the People’s Party the Liberals had 3-7 seats in the Municipal Board, and they thought that the Social Democrats had too little focus on knowledge acquiring and education and too much focus on seeing the pupils and families as victims.

Then in 2006 the People’s Party got the chance to rule locally. Landskrona has the last eight years been ruled by the coalition Folkpartiet Liberalerna, Moderaterna, (the Conservatives) and Miljöpartiet de Gröna/the Environment Party the Green. Folkpartiet has an old tradition to work for schooling. (In fact public schools for all Swedish children was introduced already in the 1840’s after suggestions from the Liberals). Of course there still are problems in Landskrona, but since 2006 the local schools and the education system has gradually improved. Here is part of the story.

In the first photo above you see Lisa Flinth. She is Head of Landskrona Municipality Education Board/Landskrona Stads Utbildningsnämnd. What Lisa and the others did when they got more power behind their words was to put more focus on learning and believing in every pupil’s positive potential, from the kindergarden to the adult education. The People’s Party succeeded in getting a broad acceptance politically for their plan, despite sulky comments and intitial objections from the local Social Democrats. The plan has put focus on several items:

  • Knowledge acquiring
  • Language development
  • Mathematics
  • That the grades should heighten to at least the national level.
  • Less vandalization and calmer school environment.
  • Improved relations between pupils and teachers, school and family, school and local business companies and municipality.
  • Notice and support pupils with problems.
  • Believe in the pupil’s capacity to learn and improve.
  • Less crime going on in Landskrona.

Every year a document of excpectations is signed by the Head of the Education Board and the schools. At the schools in Landskrona there is a high priority to aid the pupils with the worst conditions, co-operate with the families, include pupils with immigrant background and develop educational methods. The schools do this by frequent evaluations and analyzes. One goes through the pupils’ development month for month, discuss with the education teams, the school leaders and listen in the teachers’ experiences. Everyone try to be a good role model according to their competence. Most teachers in Landskrona nowadays have proper education for teaching, career opportunities for those who want to and also lecturers on a high level. The schools in this municipality have become increasingly attractive in recent years. So called quality dialogues are being used as tools in the development as well as the so called Parent Alliance. A few years ago also a digitalized way of showing and following up the development for each pupil and class semester per semester, school year per school year in every single subject was introduced. It has become so successfull, and the pupils have developed so well the last four years especially that this digitalized model tool SkolFam developed in Landskrona now is exported to other communities and municipalities in Sweden.

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Grown-up pupils studying Sfi, Swedish for immigrants in Landskrona follow a system now when they study Swedish in school 2,5 days a week and the other 2,5 they have work practice at a local company. The Landskrona schools have developed a good form of co-operation with local companies, especially for upper secondary schools, Sfi, and other adult education. The former ship yard OHIAB for instance have arranged apprentice places for those who want that kind of education. Landskrona co-operate with Lund University about an education in Marine Biology. Upper secondary school education in order to become electricians or other forms of industry programmes are well developed.The ship yard and other companies often take apprentice students to make them excellent craftsmen. Pupils in primary- and lower secondary schools have class weblogs, and they too have developed well. Many more pupils and families in Landskrona get a hígher standard on their education and better chances to inclusion, work practice and jobs both on a shorter and longer term than just a few years ago. This much thanks to the Liberal education development of this city.

The Liberals worked hard during the 1800’s to make the schools public so that all Swedish children should have the right to educate, not just a selected few. A law was passed in the 1840’s, but it would take several decades before the full implementation of the new school system with school for all children in Sweden was completed. The Liberals back then also fought hard for the emancipation of women, and women’s right to vote. The first time a Liberal Swedish Member of Parliament suggested that was in 1884, five years before the foundation of the Social Democratic Party. In 1912 the Liberal Prime Minister Karl Staaff again suggested that women should have the right to vote, but it was Nils Edén, Prime Minister in 1919 who in co-operation with the Social Democrats passed the law about the right to vote for all Swedish adult men and women. The first general election was held in 1921… Gender equality and school issues have always been important for us and still are.

As it is now Sweden has a new grading system from A-F introduced by this government in 2011. Some parties want to abolish grades altogether while the People’s Party the Liberals also want to reintroduce a grading system or at least comments about order and discipline. Those were abolished in Swedish schools during the 1960’s, with a disastrous effect. Since the 1970’s the discipline and order, as well as general knowledge in Swedish schools have descended in a tragic way, along with the status for the teacher profession. It just has got worse and worse. In 1989 the then Social Democrat School Minister Göran Persson, later Prime Minister introduced the Municipalization of the Swedish schools, which also many times have been disastrous. Now the Liberals want to make the school system nationalized again. Some teachers sigh over more grades and paper work, concerning grades in order and discipline if that was reintroduced, but the idea is also that the national tests which now are heavy burdens on the individual teachers should be corrected by external censors instead.

When I met Jan Björklund, our party leader, Education Minister and Sweden’s Vice Prime Minister, in Helsingborg a few weeks ago I reminded him of when I in the summer of 2002 sent him and Lars Leijonborg, who was party leader of Folkpartiet Liberalerna back then a suggestion about a new grading system, with more grading steps than what we had in 2002 and also a system for grades in order and discipline. When I reminded him of this Björklund smiled and said that I could say that my suggestions partly had become reality.

Anders Moberg, August 31st 2014

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Trying to keep a sensible line on a global scale

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Since I started this weblog on November 4th 2012 I have written more than 200 articles on it. In the beginning I wrote every day, after a while two to three times a week and now more sporadically. However, as anyone might gather who read my articles I try to be a voice of knowledge, sensibility and reason on the Internet. After only three weeks of blogging this website was discovered by the web page A Better People outside Boston, USA, and they helped spreading most of my articles globally via their site too for six months. Two weeks after they found me I was discovered via Twitter in India and Pakistan. After three months of blogging in January 2013 I had readers on all continents. Now in August 2014 “Swedish heart and soul” has readers in 129 countries all in all. What you see here above is a photo of my blog map as it looks like right now.  Last week one of my readers wrote a comment and said that she wanted to recommend my blog to a competition.

Now and again I get comments on my different texts. Some have been written below my texts directly on the blog, others have come via Twitter. Here are some of them qouted:

“Excellent submit, very informative. I ponder why the opposite experts of this sector do not notice this. You must continue your writing. I’m sure you have a huge readers base already”. (Journalist on Aftonbladet)

“Dear Anders. Your text is historically correct and well written. I do agree with your last paragraphe”. (Johan Magnus von Toll, Switzerland)

“Interesting write-up. I’m particullarly interested in Sami for the obvious reason that there are parallells with Native American populations”. (Daniel Bramshick, Alaska, USA).

“We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with helpful information to work on. You’ve performed an impressive task and our entire neighbourhood can be grateful to you”. (Buy Blackline Elite, Australia)

“Thank you. Find your blogs very well researched and interesting, Thanks for writing about Pakistan.” (Meera Ghani, Pakistan)

“Yes, he writes brilliantly. I’m yet to read this one, a fine man with a lot of knowledge on sub-continent.”…”I’m so moved. You have a magic to create. Each post of yours is a master piece”. (Shivangini Pathak, New Delhi, India)

“Måndagens föreläsning hos MiROi återgiven med bravur av Anders Moberg och på engelska dessutom!”, (Paul Juhlin, polisinspektör, Malmöpolisen).

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What you see here above are the countries where my readers were two days ago. Usually this weblog tend to get visits on a daily basis by readers in approximately 8-17 countries. The countries where I have most readers are those in my photo below.

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Balancing various perspectives in a diversity  in order to keep some form of equilibrium isn’t easy, but that is exactly what I try to do. This however does not mean that there are no rules or limits, because they are important, and sometimes necessary. My hope is that my thoughts and knowledges might have some impact on improving or at least saving some of the more positive aspects of being human, being Swedish and the world we live in. Building inter-human bridges is sometimes easy other times much more difficult… Nevertheless a necessary thing. Those who so wishes also might contact me on my e-mail anders.moberg676@gmail.com. Take good care.

Anders Moberg, August 16th 2014

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