I'm not suggesting that separatism is the answer... unless it's a separation of the elite from the dimwits, in which case I shall be pleased to rearrange a few things here in the chateau to make room for fellow elites to join me.
Open borders with far less or zero restrictions on travel would be beneficial to all those, myself included, who like to experience other cultures. Would be great, and it may even be possible in the future. At the moment it isn't even a realistic option to explore in any meaningful way - borders aren't going anywhere.
Many cultures have failed, undoubtedly some met their demise as a result of being too friendly.
This is as good a place as any to discuss this I reckon, and you're in Norway so you're the ideal guy to ask..
First though- can you get into any trouble being open with your opinions about this topic in Norway? Free speech issues, etc?
Straight to it:
I've decided I am in support of those individuals who burned the Christian churches in Norway. While I do think it is regrettable that those buildings were beautiful and ancient, and I would have rather seen the buildings relocated and preserved for their historical value, after reading about the intent behind the burnings I think the reasons for doing so are valid.
The primary reason was that Christianity was not native to Norway, instead it was forced upon the people and then, of course, used as a means of control and to erase the Pagan religion and culture that predated it. The goal of those who burned the churches was to reset the balance and take a step back to their true identity. As far as I know no one was injured or killed during the burnings, though some of the guys who did it fought and died amongst themselves - if I'm remembering it all correctly, it's been awhile.
So, I think the guys who did it were right in their intentions, to attempt a return to their core culture, but wrong in taking such drastic actions. What do you and/or the locals think about those guys and their actions? And how invasive is the Islamic influence in Norway?