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2009-11-29 Swiss Xenophobia

The stupid church bell rings at seven at night, at nine in the morning – I can’t sleep with the window open, I can’t talk with friends in the courtyard, I can’t walk past the church with my headphones on listening to music because of the noise.

This Sunday the Swiss accepted an initiative that runs counter to anything reasonable people would expect: Did they forbid the ringing of church bells? No. Did they stop the state church from getting their tithes via the state as part of ordinary tax payment? It’s true, if you belong to one of the state churches you have to opt out if you don’t want to pay church tax as part of your ordinary tax payment. The answer is “No” to both of these.

Instead, they voted to outlaw the construction of Minarets for fear of Islamification of the country. [1]

Yay for boneheads!

PS: Also, the initiative to ban the export of weapons didn’t win, so we’re still allowed to sell weapons and continue the disgraceful charade of “not dealing with warring nations" – but only by behaving like dogs and being faster than Bush in declaring hostilities in Iraq over so as not to endanger a major sale of armoured personnel carriers. Blech!

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Very creative article, Alex. Swiss nationalism is disgusting.

AaronHawley 2009-11-29 22:33 UTC


manchmal ist es nicht schön, schweizer zu sein :(

– zeno 2009-12-02 21:50 UTC


und gutes vorbild sind wir auch nicht wirklich: http://www.facebook.com/#/group.php?v=info&ref=nf&gid=206488696376

– zeno 2009-12-02 21:54 UTC


Bleurgh. groan sucks

AlexSchroeder 2009-12-02 22:28 UTC

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