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The Ghost Of Palme.

They laid the great Palme Low

So some day the people wouldn´t know
Of Their True Fatherland
Olof he had told of love
He had told of the language of Lagom
of the bosom of Motherland
The assassins bullet sent to censor
Yet still Olof speaks as Sweden Cries
He is her conscience and culture
Sweden will not lie down
Her children will not be cowed
All swedes new and born will hear
Olof whispers in every ear
Palme demands respect for Sweden
Olof´s blood was Sweden´s Pain.
Sweden Marches for Lagom
Olof Laid down his life for Lagom
Sweden demands Lagom for Swedes
And still The great Palme speaks
His words are in the breeze
Swedens voice through the forests trees
Yes they Laid the great Palme Low
So some day the people wouldn´t Know
Of their founders history

Sweden is our Home and culture
Europe is political Geography/Economy
Olof showed us our Swedish soul
Yes They laid the great Palme Low
With his last breath and blood
Olof whispered into the air
We are all Palme now

and Albin Branting & Erlander
´´solidarity and consideration among People´´



“A pivotal, renowned, and polarizing figure domestically as well as in international politics since the 1960s, Palme was steadfast in his non-alignment policy towards the superpowers, accompanied by support for numerous third world liberation movements following decolonization including, most controversially, economic and vocal support for a number of Third World governments which were guilty of gross violations of human rights. Most famously, he was the first Western Head of Government to visit Cuba after its revolution, giving a speech in Santiago praising contemporary Cuban and Cambodian revolutionaries.

Frequently a critic of US and Soviet foreign policy, he resorted to fierce and often polarizing criticism in pinpointing his resistance towards imperialist ambitions and authoritarian regimes, including those of Francisco Franco of Spain, António de Oliveira Salazar of Portugal, Gustáv Husák of Czechoslovakia, B J Vorster and P W Botha of South Africa. His 1972 condemnation of the Hanoi bombings, notably comparing the tactic to the Treblinka extermination camp, resulted in a temporary freeze in Sweden–United States relations. Palme’s steadfast opposition to apartheid, which he labeled “a particularly gruesome system”, gave rise to theories of South African involvement in his death, which were further fueled when Eugene de Kock claimed South African security forces had orchestrated his death. His murder by an unapprehended assailant on a street in Stockholm on 28 February 1986 was the first of its kind in modern Swedish history, and the first assassination of a national leader since Gustav III. It had a great impact across Scandinavia. Local convict and addict Christer Pettersson was convicted of the murder but was acquitted on appeal by the Svea Court of Appeal.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Palme



Lagom (pronounced [ˈlɑ̀ːɡɔm]) is a Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”.
The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation“, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable” (in matter of amounts). Whereas words like sufficient and average suggest some degree of abstinence, scarcity, or failure, lagom carries the connotation of appropriateness, although not necessarily perfection. The archetypical Swedish proverb “Lagom är bäst“, literally “The right amount is best”, is also translated as “Enough is as good as a feast”.[1] That same proverb is translated as “There is virtue in moderation”.[2]
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