I am moving to Finland

Not really, but who wouldn’t want to move there after reading this

rautakyy must be a happy fellow.

In Plato’s Republic, iirc, there is talk about philosopher kings. It seems Finland is a country with philosopher kings and they have the results to show for it. The authors of the article note that the academics who led the country’s nationalist movement

“created Finland as a nation: its language, history, literature, music, symbols, folklore. The nationalist leader was a philosophy professor.”

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

39 thoughts on “I am moving to Finland

  1. john zande says:

    I have many nordic friends… Crazy bastards to drink with.

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  2. Carmen says:

    I think we’ve always seen rautakyy as a happy person – we now know some of the reasons why! 🙂

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  3. ” Every person has to work hard for themselves. But that is not always enough. You have to help your neighbours”
    Tarja Halonen
    I’ve never read a more anti-American statement in my life. THIS is why I wanna live in Finland. Plus, you get LOTS of fish to eat. Get it, since fish have “fins” you get a lot of fish in “Fin”-land? I didn’t get that self-awarded Nobel Prize for no reason, eh?

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  4. renudepride says:

    Okay, when I first read the title, I thought: Doesn’t he know that it is cold in Finland? What is he thinking? Note: I HATE cold weather!

    Nice propaganda for the monarchists! I wonder if they have religious fanatics there also?

    Naked hugs!

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  5. basenjibrian says:

    It’s interesting to me, but the “Civic Center” complex I work at as an EVILLLLLLL municipal planning bureaucrat has a very strong whiff of mid-century Finnish modernism about the design.

    I quite like it, and given how awful many 1970-era buildings are, it has aged quite well.

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    • makagutu says:

      I think each age has produced some very ugly buildings


      • basenjibrian says:

        The 1960s and 1970s could be particularly bad! A long time ago, I worked for a county housed in a concrete megastructure that exemplified the worst aspects of brutalist planning and architecture. “The Architecture of Doom” indeed.

        My city really lucked out when they chose their architect and laid out a campus that is quite attractive to this day. IMHO, of course! 🙂

        There are some funny quirks with a 1970 vintage building. We actually use a system of hydraulic air-pushed tubes to send paperwork between floors. The “whoosh” always tickles people’s fancy!


  6. Monty Python wrote a song about your post and went back in time with it:


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