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PostSubject: norwaythe moral decline in    June 28th 2015, 7:12 am

The Moral decline of Norway

What I find when reading the comment pages
in a leading Norwegian newspaper, is the absence
of charity and the arrogance of entitlement,
they will not be sullied by people fleeing famine
and war, they have themselves to blame why
should we get up from our armchairs and offer help?
It was not always thus, Norway was a small country
with a big heart and they believed in equality.
Then oil was found near the coast and everything
changed and not for the better, it is about getting
rich quickly and those who makes it are extolled
and the losers forgotten. The rich have always been
egoistic that is why they are rich- but this immoral
has infected the working class people who suddenly
get the idea that a workers union is not needed. and
I ask myself why do we do what is detrimental for our
well being and long term future
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