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Share on FacebookShare on WhatsAppShare on TelegramShare on TwitterSo the big day D was here. The crowdfunding campaign to make Project Moberg a reality and revive the liberal history of the Swedish polymath has been running for a few hours now. First of all, we want to start by thanking [...]
So the big day D was here. The crowdfunding campaign to make Project Moberg a reality and revive the liberal history of the Swedish polymath has been running for a few hours now.
Firstly, we would like to start by thanking you 13 freedom pioneers who have so far taken the honourable step of supporting the campaign. We are happy to announce that we have already reached 30% of the target!
But we're not there yet.
So what is Project Moberg?
It is, as the name suggests, a tribute to Vilhelm Moberg's lifelong work to give us a new historiography, a historiography that tells the story of the people instead of the story of the authorities.
But it is as much a tribute to his constant libertarian aspirations to resist evil, in all its forms.
As a poet, Vilhelm Moberg was loved by all, but as a critic of power he was hated by the politically correct. He believed that the masses had been deprived of the story of themselves, the story of the oppression suffered by the common people under the central state, and the common people's longing for peace, freedom and the land.
Our aim is to revive and preserve the folk life depicted by writers such as Anders Fryxell, August Strindberg, Hans Hildebrand, Fabian Månsson, Alfred Kämpe and Vilhelm Moberg. Men who, unlike Fredrik Reinfeldt, knew that there is so much more to the history of Ursula than just barbarism (as Reinfeldt put it).
The first book we want to digitize, the object of our Kickstarter campaign, is called The struggle for freedom of the Swedish Ommogens and is written by Alfred Kämpe. Published in three volumes in 1918-1920, it is now a rare work and one of the few attempts to describe the many struggles of the Swedish commoners for justice against the authorities.
If the campaign succeeds, we can buy the equipment needed to digitise the books that depict our heritage - books that are not prioritised by government institutions and that lie forgotten in antiquarian bookshops around Sweden.
As an example of the priorities of state institutions, we can mention the "400 years of Swedish politics" that Umeå University Library proclaimed earlier this year that they had digitised, in the form of 30,000 pages of constitutions, statutes, ordinances, parliamentary resolutions, etc. Constitutions and parliamentary resolutions come before depictions of state oppression and the common people's desire for freedom.
Project Moberg, and the history of the omnipotence we want to revive, goes beyond "right" and "left".
Instead of thinking right and left, think commons versus political supremacy - the controlled versus the controlling - those who want to live their lives in peace and freedom versus those who want to rule over others by force and violence.
There we have the dividing line in history.
How you can help us
The best way to help us is of course to go to the campaign and support us with a monetary contribution.
The next best way to help, both for those who can contribute financially and for those who can't spare a penny, is to share the campaign page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, even as a physical hard copy for those of you who are of the old school.
Check out the campaign here and see if it's worthy of your support
If you have any questions about Project Moberg, the campaign, or anything else, you can leave a comment on the campaign page or on Facebook, send a tweet to @ProjectMoberg or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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