Norway is a socialist rat hole where oil riches are used to pay for the usual set of crazy destructive ideas. If the oil ever runs out, Norway is stuffed.
It seems that even in places where the sickness of socialism is endemic, people are starting to wake up to the damage it causes to a country’s social fabric.
Local elections took place in Norway over the weekend. The center-right Conservative party was the big winner with its share of the vote rising 8.7% to 28%, threatening the Labour party’s traditional standing as Norway’s largest party.
Only 62% of the population voted, compared to 61% in the last elections, even after the government called for increased turnout to express distaste for the actions of Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in a protest against Labour party immigration policies.
The anti-immigration Progress Party was the big loser, slumping 6% to 11.4% in the vote. This may have been due to anti-Breivik sentiment, but some observers claim the decline was not directly linked to the party’s ties with the killer. The party had vehemently distanced itself from him, and had already seen its support fall prior to the attacks.
The party was hit in early 2011 by a sex scandal that was badly handled by the party leadership, according to political commentators. It then had to tone down much of its anti-immigration rhetoric during the election campaign.