The European Utopia Vol. MMCCCLLVVVIIIIIIIIIII

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Me: I’m going to take a break from writing about the state of affairs in Europe, it’s not like everybody cares about what’s happening over here, those who know keep an eye on things anyway, and after all, I’ve said enough.

Just some days later: Shit a homemade “bomb” went off! Watch out!

Me: I’ve written enough about this. It’s probably only going to get me into trouble. I’m done.

Some days later: Oh my God look at this!

Me: Totally done now. I’m making my blog private.

Some hours later: Nah…can’t really do that. Maybe I’ll ย save someone’s life if I don’t.

Me: It’s boring to sound like a broken record, there are more things in this world to write about, like srsly.

Sun 19. Nov. 2017 – Oh whatever, here we go again….

So … I was in Norway last week and guess what I just found out? More violence and fragmentation in Europe, and this time it happened right in the area where I was. How glorious….as I’ve already described there were visible changes to the environment which I observed and wrote about, but I had no idea that the area had upgraded to racial/ethnic violence. This hits just as close to home as the attack down in Nice. If things escalate like this I guess it will be highly likely that at least one of your relatives will be affected in the coming years, if your family and acquaintances are spread around the continent and/or live in culturally enriched areas. Keep in mind that these territories are expanding, and that “safe zones” aren’t safe, unless gated and/or guarded. *Don’t forget*

So as the geeky person I am. Why not translate this articleย into English? Yes, here we go:

Around 30 immigrant boys attacked handball boys.

Around 30 youths of immigrant background attacked boys from the handball team from Kolbotn without any motive. The police have received several complaints.ย 

It was on a Saturday a week ago, 11. November, that a youth gang numbering around 30 provoked to create trouble on Kolbotn Market. There they allegedly hit and kicked several other boys without any motive.

The media kept their silence.ย Until now, probably because the police have received several complaints after the incident. But even though (ร˜B) reported on the case on the 17th of November – behind a subscription wall, just so you know – the newspaper seem unwilling to share concrete information and none of those involved, or their parents, have been interviewed.

“Brawl between youths in Kolbotn and Ski”

ร˜B quotesย John-Erik Veseth, the leader of the pre-emptive unit East Police department Follo, as saying “From what we’ve unravelled from the investigation so far, we’re getting closer to these people.”

The timeline of events is described as follows: A gang of around 30 youngsters have allegedly been behind several attacks on other youths around the centre of Kolbotn. The first complaint about trouble came from a private residence, where some youths were gathered for a party, right outside the town centre right before seven o’clock on Saturday evening. There were also two adults in the home, and they reported on the uninvited guests who interrupted the gathering, but said that they had control over the situation.

After this the youth-gang allegedly moved towards the centre of Kolbotn. “Here they just started physically attacking other youngsters who happened to be in town, among them the members of a young sports team who were out to celebrate with their fellow handball players.”

It is further said that ” the Follo-Police have received 5 reports about violence after the gang ran amok in the town centre. All of the reports concern boys under 18 of age. One of the reports concern a 16 year old from Ski who was punched.” It is also said that the police were first told that “the gang took the train from Kolbotn to Ski after the raucous in Kolbotn centre, but this has proven to be false.”

But several things seem to suggest that the situation is way worse than what ร˜B are reporting.

High immigrant youths who kicked, punched and threatened.ย 

After the handball-boys in the age group 14-16 had eaten pizza and been to the cinema over in Kolbotn, which finished around 8 o’clock, they were greeted by a boy-gang of around 30 individuals, also in the age group 14-16, who were looking for trouble.

It is told that the boys were dark-skinned, were wearing hoodies and had covered their faces. The boys were perceived as being intoxicated. Some of the handball boys were trying to get away, but some were caught by the attackers.ย 

The boys who were kept behind were in the receiving end of direct violence such as kicks and punches. In addition there were several others who were threatened and ran after.ย 

Those of the handball boys who managed to escape called their parents, who in their turn contacted the police.

The police are looking for more information, according to ร˜B. That is interesting, considering that the media first reported on the incident a week after it happened. And then as if tough we are just talking about a simple “brawl” between teens.

Hmmm….sounds like Chicago or L.A. to me. I seem to recall young boys who I knew back then were plotting to start a “UN gang” to protect themselves against unprovoked attacks from a certain demographic. Hmm … how peculiar. Why on earth would people want to protect themselves against racist assaults? I have no clue….these handball boys were probably fascists. It’s all a conspiracy I bet…..

 

Norway Trip November 2017.

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There has been a lot of bad news these last years coming from Norway as members of the oldest generation have left us one by one. Illness has taken its toll on many as well. So it was with a heavy heart that I left for Norway this time around since the occasion was a funeral. I didn’t really feel like taking any pictures and felt very strongly that the ceremony was for us only, and not for social media or my blog for that matter.

With me I had my mother who thankfully travelled with me. We always have such a good time when doing things together, and this trip was no exception, despite the circumstances. It was great to have her there next to me as we said our last goodbyes to a grandparent that meant a lot to me.

Funerals are really tough and I felt extremely silly as I was standing there crying for all to see, even though I was trying my best to hide it. Not that I succeeded.

The highlight of the journey was the fact that we got to say hello to plenty of people that we normally don’t see. It felt really ย good to come back home again to England though, I have to say. There isn’t a lot of respect in Norway, generally speaking, towards musicians and artists regardless of how good you are, even receiving airtime on TV doesn’t shield you from intrusive questions and well-meaning ill-placed advice.

Each time I return home to England from abroad I love it more and more, probably because it now feels so familiar after many years living here, combined with good memories from my music, not to forget the fact that our abode looks amazing.

As I’ve written before it has been so good for the family that my mother remarried, it felt so right to come home and hug my lovely siblings. Family is really important, and whenever a dear one leaves us we get a reminder of the greatest of unions: souls that connect.

Finally reached my destination after travelling since 5 AM this morning ๐Ÿ˜ฑ #sognogfjordane #norway #norwegian #family #norge @flysas

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Back in the #mountains ๐Ÿ” #flying #sas #scandinavia #norden #thenorth #sognogfjordane #norway #norwegian @flysas #norsk

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โ„๏ธ#sognogfjordane #norway #norwegian #norsk #norge #scandinavia #europe #thenorth #travel #snow #iceandfire โ„๏ธ

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A rare photo of these two together. My dad was funny enough wearing one of my t-shirsts ๐Ÿ˜€ ha-ha

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Me when I lived in Florida and looked good. The one of my face is from when I was all punk-goth.

With my #dad โค๏ธ #family #familytime #visitingfamily #norway #norwegian #norsk #father โ™ฅ๏ธ

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Norwegian kids!

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I love you kitty, come here and be with me, even if you don’t want to.

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A cat is a girl’s best friend.

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A typical Norwegian residence for typical Norwegian people. You know … those who traditionally come from Norway and a Norwegian lineage……

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Here we go again…..

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Lots of books left to me from my grandfather. He had all the classics.

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Bergen Trip, March 2017.

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I just came back after some very interesting days in my hometown. Once again I’m part of a very different project which I cannot wait to share with you guys!

Bellow are some behind the scenes pics! I’m very glad that my mom could travel with me, it’s good to have your manager with you \m/

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Do you see what I see?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ #almost ๐Ÿ˜›

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Love my view โค๏ธ #bergen #norway #norge #norsk #bergensk #travelling #scandinavia #thenorth #norden

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My pretty view!

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These guys were really noisy! I want one!!!!

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yeeeeeew……this is what we are doing to the planet people!

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Can you find Pepe?

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The North!

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Sea Lion Show!

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Snakes like to hide away…..so this is how cool it is when they are put on display ๐Ÿ˜›

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An ideal vivarium!

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#notshy

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Beetles & Spiders usually hide too….

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Love this guy! I wonder if it is boring to hang around inside such a small tank :/

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cute!

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Only Norwegians who are tourists in their own homeland care about the aquarium…

Working in #bergen ๐ŸŒง ๐Ÿ˜„ #norge #norsk #norway #norwegian #travelling #travel #norden #thenorth #scandinavia #scandinavian

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Walking in #bergen ๐Ÿ˜Š #norge #norsk #norway #norwegian #thenorth #travel #travelling #norden #scandinavia #scandinavian #walking

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Mom working.

 

 

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Yes I ate Tartar and it was yummy!

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Love this! We need more viking statues!!!!

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Bergen by night! #bergen #norway #norge๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด #norsk #norwegian #scandinavian #scandinavia #norden #thenorth #bergenser #houses

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All you need + gluten free bread ๐Ÿ˜›