Wednesday, June 22, 2005

TCS: A cautionary tale on the leftist doping effect

An Iranian immigrant writes on the >social effect of the Scandinavian style welfare state:

«The strong work ethic that we had brought from our home countries simpered away and we became used to the idea that social security was responsible for our lives.»

The only way to maintain ones dignity is by entertaining delusions, it seems:
«We never resorted to crime in the camps, but we became accustomed to the idea that there was no reason for us to work. A myth among the Iranian refugees was that the money that we each month received was what the previous Iranian Shah had lent to the Swedish government, or that it came from the UN. In any case, there was no reason to be grateful to the system for receiving it.»

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