Double standards

 
Tabloid newspaper Expressen has once again employed radical leftist hacker group Researchgruppen (the research group) to smear nationalist party SD, the Sweden Democrats.

The last time around they hacked accounts at social media, forums etc. of nurses, lumberjacks and other private citizens. When they found anything objectionable that could be tied to SD, the national newspaper then used the illegally obtained information to hang them out for public shaming.

Researchgruppen brags about being “the Swedish STASI,” with the stated goal of creating vast databases of personal information that can be used to blackmail, humiliate and generally ruin the lives of anyone not subscribing to their leftist worldview.

The group members are well-documented extremists and have multiple convictions for violent hate crimes. But since they provide fodder for the newspapers, they have been granted a peculiar protected status despite breaching pretty much every law in the book when it comes to handling personal information.

This time, they have targeted the court system. In Sweden, juries are not randomly pulled from the voting roster. Instead, they are nominated by the local parties and voted in to as regulars one year at the time.

So Researchgruppen set up an illegal registry of the country’s 6000 jurors, employing their hacking skills to root out every potential dirty little secret, off-color remark and whatever can be used to discredit and destroy someone.

They hit paydirt in 3 cases, ranging from the rather mild (“deporting the rabble” when it come to immigrant drug dealers and violent gangs) to the blatantly racist (Somalis being insane because of inbreeding).

Needless to say, prejudice and racism is problematic when it comes to a court setting, especially if the case involves asylum seekers appealing an application. The law is the law, plain and simple. The judge and jury is merely there to enforce it, and anyone who lets personal bias affect the verdict is unfit to serve. That applies to the racist as well as the leftist who believes there should be no borders whatsoever on that jury.
 
So now they found 3 out of 6000 whose ability to serve should and will be scrutinized. The real problem here is the vast collateral damage. I don’t think the other 5997 jurors are very happy to have had their integrity and privacy raped by decidedly irresponsible hackers. How many closet gays, gamblers, adulterers, pot smokers etc. spilled their guts on what they believed to be anonymous forums like Flashback, only to now live in constant fear? 
 
Since Researchgruppen now has dirt on practically every person in the justice system, what happens if a member of Researchgruppen is brought on trial for anything? Or if someone in the radical left commits a crime and appeals to his friends in Researchgruppen to put pressure on the jurors to get him off the hook?
 
What if Researchgruppen expands its business model? Blackmailing pillars of society is highly profitable, and as long as they provide the newspapers with information about SD members they maintain their shield of “legit research” to keep these massive databases of personal information. 
 
Another aspect of the collateral damage is that the media is now beating the drum for having SD-nominated jurors automatically deemed unfit to serve. This is of course absurd, especially in light of the fact that almost 20% of the population supports SD and the party is set to become the second largest in the country before long. The imbalance in the system would become dire, since the left-slant would be completely out of step with the population. But the media would love nothing better; four out of five journalists are openly leftists as it is, so this would fit their agenda like a glove.

Conclusion: Voting for the wrong political party should be an automatic disqualifier to serve in any capacity in the justice system.

Now, for the other thing that happened just last week. My Vingren, a member of Researchgruppen, was recruited as a researcher to state-owned public service radio SR. The radio is funded by a mandatory fee (in effect, a tax) and has strict rules for impartiality and political independence.

Fredrik Laurin, the manager responsible for the recruitment sees no problem whatsoever in recruiting a known radical leftist with a dire history of illegal activites. When asked about AFA, the violent leftist “Antifascist” network that routinely target people with the wrong political opinions, he shrugged it off comparing membership in the leftist sect to “being a member of a bowling team“.

 
AFA motto: “Dead a**holes can’t vote”

Conclusion: Being an active radical extremist is no hinderance in being handed a giant, tax-paid loudspeaker. 
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When obeying the law and supporting yourself is racist

  “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?

Building the ghettos of tomorrow

  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.

Sweden facing “systemic collapse” in dealing with ISIS recruitment

  

The Swedish security police SÄPO, the first, last and only line of defense against the growing ISIS-threat, has just released it’s annual report for 2014.

The 84-page report (available as a translateable PDF here) covers Russian espionage, dignitary protection detail and other traditional tasks for this kind of government agency, but one area stands out: Counterterrorism and the surge of Sweden as a primary recruitment base for ISIS terrorists.

“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.

In a separate report from the counterterrorism unit released just a few days prior to the main annual report, it states: “The travel from Sweden to Syria and Iraq has become exceptionally voluminous.

Sweden has adopted an extreme immigration policy in recent years, where the tiny country of less than 10 million has only 2% of the EU population, yet accepts almost 20% of the total immigration volume to the Union. 

Despite the inflow have increased several times over in a few short years, the “red flags” by the immigration bureau remains fairly constant, observes reporter Per Gudmundson in newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. 

Gudmundson, one of the few sensible journalists who dares dipping his toe beyond the line of the politically correct, concludes the Swedish immigration system simply isn’t equipped to handle such vast volumes. As the caseload triples or quadruples, each case gets less in-depth screening for potential security hazards. And as the inflow continues to increase, the word “rubber-stamping” takes the place of “screening” altogether.

Of the more than 81 000 asylum applications as the Immigration Bureau received in 2014, they sent forth only 109 on referral to the security police. 24 of those cases hit paydirt, according to SÄPO.


“[…] 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”

And as for terrorists? Open doors and open hearts. Here’s an article from neighboring Denmark where they, for good reason, express grave concern over the extreme naivitee of Swedish immigration policy. At least 20 internationally known terrorists were granted asylum in Sweden in 2014 alone, which is a problem for Denmark too considering its capital Copenhagen being only 20 minutes away from Malmö, one of the immigrant hotbeds.

The capital of European ISIS recruitment remains Gothenburg, however. Sweden’s second largest town produces more ISIS-fighters than the entire United States. This baffling statement sounds made up, but it it’s not.

A pantry full of cannon fodder for ISIS” is the headline of this remarkably frank (by Swedish standards) article about the muslim-dominated no-go zones around Gothenburg. The headline is an actual quote by one of the residents of the area. I encourage you to use the translate-feature in your browser and read the article in its entirety for a chilling insight into the total meltdown of societal control of these areas.

When elementary schools have close to 100% immigrant children, and tykes that should be dreaming of becoming astronauts and firefighters instead talk about becoming ISIS martyrs when they grow up, you’re looking at a serious powder keg.

Indeed, Gudmunson summed it up pretty well in his article: “The security police call this a challenge. This isn’t a challenge. This is systemic collapse.”

Increased tax subsidies for politically correct media

Tax money at work

On Dec 9 last year I translated a random snapshot of the biggest newspaper in Sweden. The headlines alone spoke for themselves. It was, simply put, an orgy of political correctness, obvious attempts at emotional manipulation and general national self-loathing. In other words, a typical Swedish newspaper on any given day.

As more and more readers are waking up to the fact that they’re being manipulated, the readership of practically all mainstream newspapers have dropped like a rock in recent years.

Swedish newspapers have seen the circulation decrease from almost 5 million in 1987 to 3 million now, with the trend even appearing to accelerate. The sharp drop in recent years coincides with the meteoric rise of nationalist party SD (5,7% in 2010, 12,9% in 2014, now polling at 18-19%) which may have something to do with the mainstream medias continuous smear campaigns against the party.

Of course, a big part the explanation for decreased newspaper circulation is also found in the digital revolution. By that I am not referring just to the online presence of traditional mainstream media (which they are primarily using as a cash cow focusing on glib entertainment and gossip).

No, the big Kahuna of the Swedish digital revolution is the broad rise of alternative web-based media that is increasingly taking the place of the MSM. And the reason is simple enough: People know for a fact that they get half the truth (at best) in the newspaper; to get the full story you HAVE to go online and see what the regular journalists left out.

Three examples:

1. A black man and his toddler son was attacked on an overpass by a group of young men. The man was severely beaten in front of his child and the gang tried to toss him off the overpass into the traffic below. “RACIST ATTACK!!” bellowed the newspapers, once again wringing their hands over the rise of white supremacists in Sweden.

Yes, it was a racially motivated hate crime. But the attackers were arabs and the white supremacists were once again fictional. This became evident within hours of the incident once citizen-reporters got the facts from police, but Swedish newspapers to this day make references to the attack as a white-on-black hate crime.

“Afrophobia” to blame for the hate crime. Let’s march against whitey!

The victim himself says the perps were also non-white. Oops.
Note that the “afrophobia” march was announced two days after the victim made the statement above.

2. The famous mosque fire in Eskilstuna this past christmas, where word of a white supremacist throwing a molotov cocktail into a packed mosque echoed across the world as a chilling example of how the nice Swedes had inexplicably embraced “Islamocide”. Mainstream media whipped up a frenzy with the implicit point aimed at anyone voting SD, with citizen candle marches, “love bombings” (Don’t ask. It’s facepalm-inducing.) and public condemnation by leading politicians with culture minister Alice Bah Kunkhe snagging top price by shrieking about “hate crimes” before the police had barely set foot on the scene.

Again, within hours information started seeping out about the hard facts, and soon it became increasingly obvious it was a kitchen fire out of control. But someone had chosen to claim a phantom arsonist was to blame, and not a single person stepped forward to admit that it wasn’t a hate crime when the media storm raged. Instead, the imam used the opportunity to wail about islamophobia and revel in the victim-hood.

This was known by all who, for example, read independent news site Fria Tider. They interviewed the lead police investigator, who confirmed there were no signs of the fire being intentional just a few days after the incident. But the regular newspapers kept on beating the hate crime-drum in utter disregard for reality, and even today – when the case is firmly closed and deemed entirely accidental – the papers continue to refer to it as “proof” that muslims are persecuted.

3. A Swedish woman was brutally gang-raped by eight men on an overnight cruise between Stockholm and Helsinki a month ago. “Swedish Men” were the perpetrators, according to the newspapers. They illustrated the story by using phantom silhouettes rather than actual images, with the silhouettes bearing clearly nordic facial profiles.

Once again, the truth was just a click away. The men were Somali and Afghani citizens, not Swedes. One would think that the regular reporters would have reacted to the fact that the police had to wait for translators before they could interrogate the perps, but why let such petty details derail a good horror-story about the evil of white Swedish men?

“Eight Swedish Men…” 

Aftonbladet vs. Reality

“Prosecutor: Aftonbladet is lying, the rapists are not Swedish.”

These were just a few recent examples where the actual facts are readily verifiable for anyone with 2 minutes to spare, but the traditional media players naively insist on playing the readers for fools. In the age of Internet, it’s like a child with strawberry jam all over his clothes and face trying to convince the parents it was the dog and not him who made off with the jar.

So… People are deserting traditional media in droves to get their information online instead. This is causing the media and the political elite to panic. How to keep the propaganda flowing, when fewer and fewer are willing to pay to have their intelligence insulted? Why, force them to pay for it anyway through the tax system, of course.

Culture minister Alice Bah Kunkhe has announced she’s fast-tracking an overhaul of the media subsidy-system. The motivation: “…[this initiative] can be seen an acknowledgment that the parties jointly agree to take responsibility in an acute crisis for a central part of our democracy.” 
 
That would be the political parties that created an anti-democratic cartel for the explicit purpose of locking out SD, the third largest (and soon to be second largest) party in parliament. 
 
As part of the reform package, they’re abolishing the parliamentary assigned press support council, and instead leave the doling out of tax funds to the Swedish equivalent of the FCC. This is a non-parliamentary government organ, where the decision-making process is opaque and the political control tighter. It may have something to do with how the aforementioned Fria Tider, one of the foremost alternative media sites, qualified for government support under the previous rules. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that Fria Tider just might see that support revoked before long.
 
Meanwhile, Culture minister Bah Kunkhe just last week appointed known anti-SD activist Anette Novak as the head of a new task force on shaping “Media Policy of the Future”. She is openly hostile towards alternative web media, and was previously the editor in chief of leftist newspaper Norran where she enforced unprecedented censorship and has publically debated for broad measures to shut down the ability for readers to comment on news stories.

So… That sounds like a fine choice for a task force supposed to evaluate “…the public’s need for comprehensive information and the individual’s ability to be democratically involved”. Furthermore, “the proposals [from the group] should aim at promoting the possibilities for the public to take part of journalism that is characterized by diversity, balanced news reporting, quality and specialization”. 

Since they’ve already adopted George Orwell’s Newspeak, why not implement the Ministry of Truth outright and be done with it?

 

Swedish children’s movies “too white”

Sweden has made it a point of pride to lead the way in the holy crusade for political correctness, with special attention being paid to the proper indoctrination of the country’s children.

Last month I wrote about the government-mandated “gender-adjusted” history books coming soon. The minister of education, Gustav Fridolin, simply summoned the major school book publishers to declare that they had to adjust their books to fit the correct doctrine rather than be held back by petty details like hard facts. With the government being their primary customer, the publishers were giddy with excitement and enthusiasm.

Prior to that you may have seen the odd note about the traditional Swedish children’s books being censored. Pippi Longstocking’s father is no longer an African king (colonialism!) and Peter-no-tail has had any references to race edited out, to mention a few of the internationally known titles affected by the inquisition.

Now the turn has come for Swedish children’s movies to get whipped into politically correct shape. And what better way to do this than to appoint a children’s movie czar? Seriously. The tax-funded Film Institute has appointed radical leftist Suzanne Osten to oversee the distribution of grants that are a necessity for most movies produced in Sweden (with less than 10 million Swedish speakers, the market for domestically produced children’s movies is so tiny practically all are dependent on grants and freebies in some form).

Suzanne Osten

Osten states that she thinks the vast majority of today’s children’s movies are vapid family entertainment without a “proper” child’s perspective. Thus, she is fully intent on bringing “quality” to the medium. Specifically, she wants to see less white faces on the screen, since most of the actors in Swedish movies are – and this is absolutely true – lily-white. Imagine that! So is the general population, but that is beside the point. 

Well, I for one am glad know that yet another ham-fisted government lackey is going to get involved in the proper upbringing of the kids. And who knew that skin pigmentation, in and by itself, was such a boost to overall quality? 

Denzel Washington is one of my favorite actors. I always gave him credit for, well, being a good actor, but I can see now that he had nothing to do with it, since it was all thanks to his skin. The things you learn in this enlightened country!

A great actor. But the credit isn’t his own, apparently.

But what I really can’t wait for is Osten and her cadre to lecture China or India on their shameful lack of diversity in domestically produced movies.

Making the world your enemy



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:

  • Israel
  • USA
  • Russia
  • The 22 Arab countries of Asia and Africa
  • Denmark

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