Progressive Dream for America: Law of Jante

Face it. Progressives hate America and Americans who don’t conform to their strict code of conduct. They attack anyone who does not conform, including institutions such as corporations and institutes. Of course, these entities are run by people so the message is really to them.

Since some progressives have expressed admiration for Nordic countries, I present their code of conduct.

The Law of Jante is a code of conduct known in Nordic countries, that portrays doing things out of the ordinary, being overtly personally ambitious, or not conforming, as unworthy and inappropriate.

Used generally in colloquial speech in the Nordic countries as a sociological term to denote a condescending attitude towards individuality and success, the term refers to a mentality that diminishes individual effort and places all emphasis on the collective, while simultaneously denigrating those who try to stand out as individual achievers.

Intro to the ten rules:

There are ten rules in the law as defined by Sandemose, all expressive of variations on a single theme and usually referred to as a homogeneous unit: You are not to think you’re anyone special or that you’re better than us.

The ten rules.

The ten rules state:

You’re not to think you are anything special.

You’re not to think you are as good as we are.

You’re not to think you are smarter than we are.

You’re not to imagine yourself better than we are.

You’re not to think you know more than we do.

You’re not to think you are more important than we are.

You’re not to think you are good at anything.

You’re not to laugh at us.

You’re not to think anyone cares about you.

You’re not to think you can teach us anything.

This is not America.

Here.

 

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