Scapegoating Through Song, Swedish Style

If you know how to sing in Swedish, sing along, otherwise be sure the subtitles are on (the cc button on the YouTube player):

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Jason Thibeault

    Very catchy! And thankfully, nobody around here seems to know Swedish, so if I was to start singing it, there’d be no punching. Or anyone to correct my pronunciation, for that matter.

    • Camels With Hammers

      I imagine they might find other reasons to punch you for breaking out into Swedish song

  • Alex Ploner

    Awww… God bless Sweden!

    Not the reason I moved here, but a damn good a reason to stay anyway…

  • Trebuchet


    Slightly off-topic, but FTB is cutting off the right-hand side of embedded videos. I can’t even get to the full-screen button because it’s under an empty panel.

    • Camels With Hammers

      I know. I’m trying to sufficiently shrink each video individually when posting. You can click through by double clicking on the middle of the video which will bring it to a ful screen.

      There may be more flexible borders in the future, it’s under consideration.

  • Jason Thibeault

    Quickest way to do it is to use the Smart Youtube embedding method, it looks like. Meaning, paste the bare link and change the start to httpv://

    Which means now I have three things to go through my blog archive for: 1) media that didn’t link in the migration, 2) videos embedded using the embed object HTML code that got stripped, and 3) Youtube videos embedded via the bare link.