The last years, an intelligent, sensitive and girlish former scapegoat during the 1980’s at a Waldorf school in Sweden, Alicia Hamberg, has increasingly full-time engaged in lightheartedly promoting criticism and defamation of things related to Waldorf education and anthroposophy on the net.
One subject she promotes criticism and defamation of is biodynamics.
In one forum – using the name of (in her case) the misantropic brother ”Zooey” in the Glass family from novels by J.D. Salinger as acronym – she spreads information about criticism and defamation of biodynamic farming at a blog on the internet, and repeatedly links to new critical comments by commentators at the blog.
What she does not tell is that she herself the last years has made hundreds of positive and appreciative comments at the blog of the main biodynamic wholesale dealer in Sweden, ”Saltå Mill and Bakery”, telling how much she likes the biodynamic products it distributes.
This year, she has told elsewhere on the net:
An acquaintance, who has heard me rant on about anthroposophy for ever, once said that it really is ironic that I at the same time demand that (biodynamic) flour from Saltå is used when pizza is baked (or at least always complain about the conventional flour from ”Kungsängen” (a large producer of flour) and its ugly packages).
And it is a little ironic. I blame it on the influence of my mother. She could never be satisfied with things that satisfied others. Like ordinary flour.
After discovering that Rudolf Steiner, the founder of biodynamic farming and of anthroposophy (whose thoughts she has heckled extensively), as a boy at times stood out as autistic to his environment, she however has changed her opinion of him, and repeatedly has told how much she likes the internal architecture of Goetheanum, a building he designed, and thinks that a recent large exhibition (Der Spiegel) about him, at present showing in Germany, also should be shown in Sweden.
As with her views in general, the internal logic of her argumentation in her individual postings is not always that overwhelmingly consistent.
She has commented that she thinks Rudolf Steiner (whose works she both promotes and heckles …), if he was to comment on her, would appreciate her more than this blogger.
While she for long used a picture of her small long haired dog, that she describes as ”Mr Dog” and the only King in her country, with an empty wheat flour package from ”Saltå”, the biodynamic wholesale dealer, in his mouth as avatar on the net, she now has replaced it with a pinkish flying gull, the main character in the novel Jonathan Livingston Seagull from 1970, learning about life and flight.
So, she works to piece together the different disparate and opposing parts of her life and views to something in time maybe more unified. One can only wish her luck in her endeavour.