An American finds himself in Norway on one of those unbeatable news days:
Today, there was a hot story out of Norway. During my three-hour presentation, he [Carl-Erik Grimstad] received 15 voice mails from journalists asking him to comment on the latest screwup by the royal princess Martha Louise.
Seems Martha is young, pretty, vivacious, quick to share her views, but unfortunately handicapped by a gene pool that has weakened over time. She is not too bright.
Yesterday, in a visit to Sweden, she told reporters that women have achieved equality in the workplace in Norway, get paid as much as men and that the feminist movement is, apparently, no longer needed.
The women of Norway who fight a many-layered glass ceiling and who make far less than their male counterparts, went crazy and the princess was the target of venomous attacks this morning. Carl-Erik was being asked to comment...
...Now, as an American, I had to laugh at this. Our forefathers ceded to us a democratic republic. We elect our leaders. As a result, we never put in power stubborn, ill-informed, hereditary figureheads from weakened gene pools who ignore the advice of lawmakers, turn a blind eye to the country's political mandates, show insensitivity to social and cultural divides and who say dumb things while visiting foreign countries. This is why our country is better than Norway.
I'll be the first to admit that this is a weird country, and it's always ... interesting ... to see what people take away from it. Especially seeing how Norwegians are prone to see the country and its capabilities in a rather glorified light... The presentation mentioned in the above quote was certainly light years away from the Norwegian media reality, but tremendously interesting, so hope get back to it in more detail later...