“Pull your own weight!” — “A terrible way to view humanity!”
There is a huge scandal in the municipality of Älmhult in Sweden. It has been revealed that there is a letter that may have been sent from the municipality offices to newly arrived immigrants informing them that the law applies to them and that they’re expected to eventually go off the dole and start pulling their own weight in society.
In the country of Sweden, this is so outrageously racist that representatives for the local government – as well as its opposition (!) – has gone public condemning the letter and vowing to root out the guilty person.
So what does this awful document say? Here’s the local newspaper’s summary:
- Reception in Sweden paid by the Swedish taxpayers. It is the Swedish citizens that pay for your stay.
- Stay in the municipality where you have been placed. It is only in this municipality that has prepared for your arrival. All municipalities in Sweden have high standard and quality service. Don’t believe the rumors that big cities have more opportunities – it is usually the other way around! Älmhult has a very good introductory program for you.
- Laws and regulations are the same for everyone. You get what you are entitled to. Do not attempt to haggle or negotiate to get special benefits. Then you just lose face.
- We try to accomodate your needs, but you also need to meet us halfway. Trust us at the immigration reception!
- Don’t believe the rumors. Those who arrived as refugees before you don’t know everything. Half truths can be worse than no know. If you have questions or concerns about anything, so talk to us at the refugee unit.
- Pull your own weight! This society and our democracy is based on the fact that everyone takes personal responsibility.
“This is a terrible way to view humanity!” says Social democrat leader Lars Ingvert to the newspaper.
“It is tragic that there at some point in the history of Älmhult has been someone harboring this attitude towards those arriving here,” Ingvert said.
Vidar Lundbäck of the Center party agreed that it was “horrible”. He goes on to call the letter “very strange” and attempts to distance himself as much as possible from it, even though he used to run the social welfare office in Älmhult.
Great efforts are now being spent to track down the author of this racist and hateful document, and to locate and destroy any remaining copies.
“We can’t run the risk of anyone getting a hold of these letters and getting the impression that this is official policy,” Ingvert said.
So… What, exactly, is the official policy then?
Homes for hundreds of thousands of immigrants?
Sweden has a uniquely generous immigration policy. Everybody who claims to be from Syria, and can produce at least a semicoherent story during the brief interview with the Immigration Bureau, is automatically granted permanent residence (the story-telling is important, since 89% of asylum seekers have no ID.)
They may then bring their entire family along, which is also guaranteed a lifetime of full welfare; their support immediately become the responsibility of the state, not the family member who brought them to Sweden.
As you may suspect, this generosity, coupled with an almost child-like naivitee that nobody could possibly lie just to get a higher standard of living, has led to a magnificent population increase in just a matter of years.
Since Sweden’s immigration policy took a turn for the insane in 2010, the tiny country in the north has made it a point of pride to open the doors to ten times as many immigrants as the European average.
The Immigration Bureau predicts over 100 000 newcomers annually, which makes the total number more like 200 000 once you add in the family tag-alongs. That’s quite a lot to absorb for a country of less than 10 million, where the previous years’ immigration has already made the population to be closing in on being 20% non-native.
The array of problems, or “challenges” as the Newspeak term is, popping up all around is rather vast. But perhaps the most urgent crisis is housing.
Sweden has had strict rent controls and laws against subletting for a long time, which has stifled the construction of new rental units for decades. But now that there has been an inflow of literally thousands of newcomers every week for years, every last shred of living space is occupied and then some. There can be 3-4 entire families sharing studio apartments in the immigrant “exclusion areas“, and the government has invested every shred of prestige into making sure the inflow continues unabated.
So where will they all live? What about the predicted half million immigrants due to arrive in just a few years? Heck, there’s already 15 000 immigrants with approved residence permits, that haven’t been able to leave the processing center housing yet.
The answer: Modular housing.
Cheap and portable, these are the kind of temporary sheds used at construction sites to provide a crude office for the foreman. Now the politicians want to solve the housing crisis by erecting thousands upon thousands of these boxes around Sweden.
Temporary solutions like this has a striking tendency to become permanent, kind of how a “temporary” tax has a way of becoming permanent. Now scroll back up to the picture at the top. Imagine a couple hundered families crammed in there, and add 5-10 years of wear, trash and graffiti to the picture.
The infamous favelas around Rio de Janeiro grew organically as societal Darwinism and the residents themselves created some of the worst hellholes known to man. In Sweden, the government builds them out of misguided humanitarianism.
“In the past we’ve had issues with perhaps a dozen [Jihadists] over a span of several years, but now there’s suddenly hundreds joining ISIS in a short time period. And the growth curve is trending upwards,” says SÄPO spokesperson Johan Sjöö.
“[…] we found links to terrorism or intelligence threats, which we judged that the person should not be granted asylum in Sweden. Then it is up to the Immigration Bureau to weigh that risk against the right to asylum. Many remain in the country,” Sjöö remarked.
Excuse me? Oh yes. In this country, even an internationally red-flagged terrorist can be granted asylum. By the bizarre Swedish logic, a person at risk of “inhumane” treatment or death sentence in his home country qualifies for protection. Last year I wrote an article in Daily Caller about two landmark court cases where regular thugs, convicted murderers, were granted asylum and lifetime welfare doleouts because their rightful prison sentences back home were deemed “too harsh”
Note that the “afrophobia” march was announced two days after the victim made the statement above.
“Prosecutor: Aftonbladet is lying, the rapists are not Swedish.”
When the new Swedish government took their seats last fall, they were universally slammed for, well, being utterly incompetent in every conceivable way.
Times of Israel dubbed it “The Donald Duck government” and I have taken more than a few shots at it myself for it’s Islamist Housing minister, the Environment minister who started off with getting busted as a criminally irresponsible eco-fiend, a former illegal immigrant who simply refused to leave and eventually spun it into not only permanent residence but also made a lucrative political career out of it… Well, I think you’re starting to get the picture here.
The head of the Disney gang is Stefan Löfven, an uneducated welder that even dropped out of welding school, yet now is entrusted with running the country. When he started out right out of the gate by recognizing Palestine, it was obvious this was going to be a bumpy ride.
A few weeks ago he met with president Abbas and bumbled about in what he probably thought was a statesman-like manner. Abbas kept a straight face, possibly because Löfven increased the annual financial support by 50%.
Meanwhile, the Swedish population is considerably more luke-warm about the whole Palestine-deal, and just might have liked that money to be used for the crumbling educational system or overburdened healthcare system, but what do they know? This is charity with other people’s money — the pinnacle of righteousness according to socialists.
Besides wasting tax money that will almost certainly be funneled to Hamas, this deliberate undermining of Israel’s position in the region led to a diplomatic crisis with both Israel and USA. Add the lack of action to counter the rise of imported anti-semitism through the massive muslim immigration (Obama just today announced he is sending his anti-semitism envoy to Malmö — again! Second time in three years!) and you can see why things are a little frosty.
Then there’s this little thing with the Swedish trade agreement with Saudi Arabia. The agreement has been running for ten years and is up for renewal in May. Saudi Arabia is a big and important trade partner for Sweden, while Sweden is a little gnat to Saudi Arabia. So of course, the Lefties are up in arms over the fact that the trade agreement include military grade radar systems and demand the agreement be terminated.
In what I can only assume was an attempt to appease the Leftists at home while keeping the trade agreement, foreign minister Wallström was sent out to publicly bark her head off over the awful, awful Saudis. Oddly, she was also supposed to be a speaker at the upcoming Arab League summit this year, although I have a hard time imagining what a white, privileged airhead politician from Sweden would have to add at a conference with 22 muslim countries that live by shariah laws.
The Löfven government probably thought they could get away with it, what with having been so nice to Palestine. Except Wallström was promptly booted from the speaker list at the summit and the Arab League issued a joint condemnation of Wallström. To save face, Löfven today announced he’s cancelling the trade agreement. A tremendous blow to Sweden’s credibility as a trade partner and likely thousands of lost jobs in Sweden; the Sauds are probably already being courted by the Chinese.
In a stunning feat of multi-tasking, Löfven the very same day also managed to piss off Russia even further by visiting Kiev in Ukraine and meeting with president Porosjenko. This coming at the heels of foreign minister Wallström’s harsh and widely discussed article where she basically declared Russia to be scum.
It should be noted that Sweden is located a short distance from Russia just across the Baltic Sea, is not a member of NATO, has essentially disassembled its military for budgetary reasons, and is unable to even scramble a few jets to intercept when the Russians are practicing bombing runs on Swedish soil.
Even traditionally good neighbor Denmark is unhappy, primarily because of Sweden’s utterly irresponsible immigration policy. With the capital of Denmark only 20 minutes from Malmö, the lax background checks of new arrivals makes them quite nervous about Jihadists pouring into Denmark by way of Sweden.
The fears are not unfounded; the Swedish immigration bureau admits that at least 20 known terrorists, internationally wanted for crimes against humanity, were granted asylum during 2014. The logic is that they risk facing justice if returned to their home countries, and since that justice is actual punishments rather than the coddling seen in the Swedish penal system, they cannot be sent back. So they get to go free and live off the taxpayer’s dime in Sweden.
I wish I was joking or exaggerating. Here is an example of a real-life case I wrote about last year, where a regular criminal, a convicted murderer, was granted asylum for the simple reason it’d be “inhumane” to send him back to what Swedes consider substandard prison.
But I digress. The point here is that the new Swedish government has barely been in office for 6 months, and has already managed to piss off:
- The 22 Arab countries of Asia and Africa
Last year I joked that it wouldn’t be long until Löfven and his merry band of Stooges declared war on Australia. Now I’m starting to wonder if he just might accomplish that before his term is up.
Prime Minister Löfven performing his public duties