Thursday, December 6

Dar(l)in(g) for president


Yep, Sweden is still without government, and we are heading into the new year. I don't like to repeat myself, but apparently they need help and should call me. In case you haven't noticed I am the leader. Elander is an anagram for ledaren, which means the leader in Swedish. With my background in media scandals it is however unlikely that anyone in a position of power, or anyone for that matter, would risk even association. If I had been a man though, media scandals would be seen as a sign of fearlessness and bravery, a person who is not afraid to speak his opinion. Due to the stigma of womenhood I was instead labelled dangerous, psychotic and irrational. This deranged image of myself is still alive among those who contributed to its formation as it is easier to proudly hold on to imagined righteosuness than admit guilt. Every time I speak of this or even think of if, I become afraid. Afraid of what they will come up with next and afraid that they have consolidated this image so firmly that there is no hope for a future. These types of secterian societies should be shattered as they are stuck in a mob mentality that is ruled by fear. The small society is however also a reflection of the bigger society, which we clearly can see now with the Swedish 'government'. It has become shattered and this is good. We need to rethink who we appoint as leaders, in the small societies and at the governmental level. As it is now, with the people's election, anyone can start a political party and acclaim theselves the politician title. At a first glimpse this connotates freedom and fairness, but when you view it from a perspective of governmentality and responsibility it becomes clear that this is not just an irresponsible but a dangerous practice. This means that the biggest viking with the biggest sword and biggest mouth wins the 'election' and gets to rule. How about changing the rules? Because we can't have uneducated populism as a criteria for governance. I know this is difficult as it involves giving up the idea of political freedom. How to change the laws around criteria for starting political parties and who is allowed to hold positions of governmental power will take time to figure out, but it is necessary, because we can't have uneducated people in power imagining they know what they are doing.



Wednesday, December 5

Hectic

Must write three discussion question on research ethics, ethnography and triangulation until tomorrow afternoon. As I'm going to the dentist tomorrow morning these must be finished tonight. I can sleep at the dentist (preferrably) or when I get home. The new company and new tarot line is slowly evolving.  On the first day they called so much I hardly had time to take a sip of coffee in between. After that it has been a bit quiet. Not completely quiet, but calm. I suppose because it's been Monday and Tuesday. Most people are jolted out of their homes, has to join corporate running wheels and are still in shock. Adding horrible tooth ache to that. All this is of course terribly boring to you, as you want the juicy gossip and nothing else. Ok, so I posted this a bit random thread on sciforums.com where I discussed wether the mystical sound that came from Mayotte could have caused those some 150 whales to die two weeks later. Most likely that was the case, as I am usually right about everything. Unfortunately the discussion was hijacked by misogynist trolls, of which Zlatan was probably one as he posted a pictures of his Welsh bulldog on Istagram. You get it? Wales, whales, dog, died. Dog means died in Swedish. The man is desperate for attention. He also went to the same venue as Joel Kinnaman went weeks before and looked around to see if he was there. Zlatan has by doing this appointed him as a rival. The reason why Joel is in this kettle is because he has a wife named Cleo. Are you folllowing? Cleo is my second name and in Joels fantasy I am his second wife.  He's a Cleo collector. Guys only care about their rivals. They will invest lifetimes in fighting over a woman, who they never cared about to begin with.


Sunday, December 2

Best Xmas movie?


There is no Star Wars or LOTR premieres this Xmas, so I guess it stands between these two.




Friday, November 30

Cleos Tarot


Tomorrow it starts. I have taken over a tarot line and if you live in Sweden or Norway you are welcome to call on any of the listed numbers.  I will be there from noon (CET) to midnight along with some very experienced psychics, mediums and personal advisors. I am working on finding a good solution to receive international calls and will let you know when the international services are available. Until then, travel to Scandinavia and call from there. If you already are in Sweden or Norway and want to call, but don't know the native language, English works fine too.

Welcome with your call. 

Hej svenska och norska läsare. Från och med i morgon kan ni ringa mig och andra konsulter på Cleos Tarot för en personlig rådgivning och medial vägledning. 

Välkommen med ditt samtal.

Wednesday, November 28

Can't wait


You can call escapism all you want, but we need a break from 'reality' every now and then.

Saturday, November 24

What's in a name?

I've been on the internet since it started basically and there is one discussion forum where I have been a member for 17 years. This means that I grew up there and they know me by my nickname. I'm not anonymous, but Bebelina is who they know me as, what they call me and probably have created an image of. I was a baby (31) when I joined that forum, so the nickname is suitable in that sense. To go back there and talk and be referred to as Bebelina is a bit funny though, but cute, it warms my heart. 31 may not be a baby to you, but on the planet I come from it is. I am very thankful to be a part of that community of intelligent people. They have taught me so much. It also got me thinking about how we in the early days of the internet identified and were identified more by our nick names than we are today. Since anonymity is not really on the plate anymore and it's easy to find out who is behind a nick name, then most people just don't bother to use them. But in the early days, we were our nick names. I was Bebelina and she was really something.

People made paintings of Bebelina.