“Scandinavian” was inspired by Sweden and its culture. Ironically, most people that heard Year 2 before its public release, said that the ideas seemed quite optimistic.
Year 2 shows a change in ideals, opinions and principles. Where Year 1 expresses emotion, Year 2 promotes logic. Year 1 speaks out to the public and warns society of an evil that approaches, an evil that is willing to pay the consequences for its sins, as long as it may keep the profits. Instead, Year 2 speaks of revelations after years of battle. It speaks of middle class hypocrisy and expresses one of the most difficult ideas for the human race to comprehend today, that more than likely…there is no hope.
The emotional guy disagrees with the logical guy for one reason alone, because the emotional guy can’t find the solution in the other guy’s logic. What the logical guy tries to explain to the emotional guy, is that logic offers serenity, however serenity doesn’t necessarily offer a solution and thus, it may just be…that there is no solution to our problems. The paradox is that you must think logically in order to be emotionally stable.