About half* my ancestry is Scandinavian — equally split between Sweden and Norway — and one of the nice things about the Christmas holidays is the reconnection with family and tradition, so it’s only appropriate that I urge you all to crash a Swedish poll. It’s asking, Do you think schools should hold their commencement ceremonies in church?. So far, I’m shocked to see that secular Sweden is answering 69% “Ja” — is there some sneaky plan to get in there and desanctify the church, is the poll being mobbed by a religious minority, or (more likely, from my experience growing up with swarms of Swedes) is it just that they don’t give a damn, a building is a building?
Whatever the reason, get over there and rösta.
*Don’t ask about the other half. Classic American mongrel I-don’t-know-whatsis, mostly diverse North European.