Goodbye Sweden

  

This is the last post on this blog. I am leaving Sweden for good shortly, and will no longer be following its descent from what was once the third most prosperous country in the world. Frankly, it’s just too damn depressing. 

I was born and raised in Sweden, which leaves a cultural mark even though I moved to USA in the 1990s and have spent the better part of my adult life as an American. Coming back for a few years has been a shocking experience.

When I was a child, Sweden was a dull yet very safe place to live. Yes, there was a heavy blanket of socialism and collectivist values covering everything, but there was a core of pragmatism beneath the redness. The intention and goal was always to benefit the citizens, even though they went about things in a backwards manner. 

 

Prime minister Löfven 
Today, it’s as if the inmates are running the asylum. The politicians are participating in a chicken race of “goodness” where everybody tries to one-up each other in caring for the citizens of OTHER countries while Swedish retirees, school children, handicapped and other vulnerable categories of people are thorougly ignored. Violence is exploding. Jihadist Trojan horses are flowing through the porous border along with the tens of thousands ID-less refugees. 

But what makes me the most pessimistic about Sweden’s future is how the social fabric itself has been undermined. 

Now, to be clear, it is my opinion that modest immigration is healthy for society and beneficial for trade, cultural development and so forth. Protectionism as a concept is counter-productive, while free trade and the ability for skilled labor to go where they’re in demand is beneficial for everyone.

Having said that, what Sweden is doing is something completely different. The once homogenous population has been forever altered by a rapid and massive addition of people from vastly different cultures and value-systems. 26,8% of the population is now foreign-born or with at least one foreign-born parent, and the national census bureau estimates that some 150 000 per year will arrive to the country of just 9,8 million residents.

There simply is no possible way to absorb and assimilate such volumes of people, period. Then you are merely creating ethnic enclaves, which due to incompatible language, culture and job skills become ghettos, which in turns brews crime, misery and extremism. Once the inflow has exceeded the capacity for absorbtion, further immigration only makes the problem worse. 

It’s like someone having read that a cup of green tea per day is healthy, so they make it a policy to chug four gallons per day, every day. It’s a good thing overdone to the extreme until it becomes toxic.

Then you have the Swedish school system. There really is no nice way to put it; it’s a complete disaster. The minister of education is a man-boy who spends his time making Youtube-videos showing heart-signs with his hands to boost school results, while university-level students can’t read and comprehend the course literature. 

  
Education minister Gustav Fridolin
Since there is a delay in the changes in the school system, it is only in recent years the full impact of the knowledge-averse “progressive” school system is starting to be felt. Hard facts are largely irrelevant; the important thing is to sit in a group and discuss things until a consensus is reached. But with no hard facts to base the conclusions on, it becomes an exercise in futility because it’s all random assumptions and opinions. As a university-level history student (!) was quoted as saying in newspaper Svenska Dagbladet the other day: “Why would all these dates matter? Who cares in what order things happened?”

That’s not exactly fertile soil for creating the researchers and engineers of the future.

Financially, Sweden is an oddity in that it never had its real estate correction when Lehman Bros went belly-up and the housing market everywhere in the West crashed. Sweden just kept steaming ahead, which means housing is ridiculously overinflated. In Stockholm, the real estate prices increased 19% and in Gothenburg 24% in the last 12 months alone — from an already sky-high level. 

  
Tear-down abandoned house from 1932 with small, unremarkable lot in the outskirts of Stockholm. Current bid: 7,5 million SEK, or close to $900,000.

As a result, personal debt of the Swedish population is at an all-time high. To keep all this afloat the normal mortgage interest rates are at 2% with central bank Riksbanken at -0,25%, and yet a significant portion of the borrowers are hanging by a thread. If and when foreign banks and investors decide it’s time to turn their backs on Sweden (as happened in the early 1990s) there’s going to be a lot of pain.

Then you have the financial obligations going forward. Like much of the western world, there is a demographic change where fewer tax-paying adults are to support a glut of retirees. What makes it especially dire for Sweden is that in addition to the old Swedes, there’s also a ton of elderly immigrants that are granted “family visas” based on younger relatives having been granted asylum. They’ve never paid a dime in taxes, yet enter the system with full benefits from day one. In theory, this would be made up for by the younger relatives working and paying taxes. Sadly, this is not the case; while ethnical Swedes have a 82% employment rate, immigrants only have 57% with non-Europeans coming in at just 51%.

If Sweden was a person, it’d be like the guy with three mortgages, seven maxed-out credit cards and four collection agencies chasing him that just signed a lease for a brand new BMW X6. Simply put, there’s a lot of red ink in the future; it just hasn’t been fully realized yet.

Finally, there’s the sorry state of the Swedish defense. After decades of constant slashing of the defense budget, the extent of Swedish ambition is to stall an invader for a week in a limited area. This with war raging in Europe, Russian missiles pointed at Sweden in Kaliningrad, and Russian submarines and bomber jets openly thumbing their nose at Sweden as they intrude on Swedish territory on a regular basis. The power vacuum in Scandinavia is so tangible you can almost hear a sucking sound as you fly over it. This, too, will require massive investments when the penny finally drops amongst Swedish politicians.

So while I can’t claim to be any kind of authority on macroeconomics or social predictive models, I see red lights across the board. 

In some ways, I’d compare the country to a farm. Previously, Sweden acted like a sensible farmer and planted wheat here, carrots there, potatoes over there et cetera, by implementing free schooling, sound infrastructure investments, state-financed research and so forth. A few decades later, they reaped the rewards and climbed the prosperity ladder.

In the late 1960s, this pragmatic line was abandoned as leftist idealist Olof Palme took over. But there was plenty to harvest from previous years, so Sweden continued to be the land of milk and honey for a good long while. Then things started drying up, and the process has been one of gradual erosion and decline since the 1990s. 

The famous Swedish health care system is a good example. 120 000 hospital beds in the late 1960s became 20 000 today. Cancer patients are put on waiting lists for months. Entire emergency wards shut down for summer. The crumbling Swedish railroad system is another symptom I examined in-depth last year. The aforementioned defense that now consist of about three fat generals and a rusty rifle (bullets withheld for budgetary reasons).

A sensible farmer would see the problems for what they are and hurry to plant new seeds, so as to return to bountiful harvests of wheat, carrots, potatoes etc. Instead, the Swedish politicians goes by dogma and plants what they think SHOULD grow. So they plant M & Ms, hot dogs and pretzels. The results won’t be fully evident for a few years yet, but as the last reserves of the old harvests are depleted, things will get… Interesting.

From what I can see, there simply is no plausible scenario where these social tensions and future financial committments will not lead to a downward spiral of hardship and strife. I hope I’m wrong. I really do, because I have friends and family I care about that will remain here to see it all play out. 

But I won’t. I’ll be back in the US being mad at Obama for being a lying scumbag. And if Trump manages to get elected in 2016? Whoo boy. A racist ignoramus who takes pride in the worst qualities of a cranky eight-year old should make George “Dumbo” Bush seem like Abe Lincoln by comparison. So every country has its problems. USA has its corrupt yokel in office, just as Sweden has Stefan Löfven. 

I’d like to thank you for having followed this blog and your many insightful comments. It’s been a wild ride at times with heated debates, but it’s been fun — even when I got hatemail from both left-wingers and right-wingers over the same article. 🙂

So thank you, and good luck whereever you are.

  

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473 thoughts on “Goodbye Sweden

  1. Same is going to happen in the US, it’s just going to take a little longer.
    Already, the US is no longer the US. It is more of a prison without bars yet.

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    • We must vote in real constitutionalists! We [Americans] must not give up our rights and we must educate our young, both with current events and more importantly historical events, at home! Political correctness will be the nails in our coffins! Most of all we MUST return to God!

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    • WE can thank the Democrat party of open borders and the RINO Republicans that support them. Real conservatives are powerless and denigrated by the leftist major U.S. media.(is there any other kind in the U.S.?) LOL

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      • You know the number one (and I really don’t understand why) watched news source is Fox News, right? So as far as main stream media goes…it’s not “leftist.”

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    • One analyst said that countries resemble a biological cell having a membrane that allows them to filter what is beneficial than it is harmful to her, that way it protects from entering pathogens such as viruses or toxins that could alter their balance and destroy it. If it were not for the selfishness of the cell life would not exist or living ecosystems and we could not exist. The pride of lions when hunting prey should protect it from hyenas, vultures and coyotes, to feed the members there is a generous cachoros form or another would disappear (egotism = survival). Sweden lost its sense of survival. A country without secure borders is exposed to harmful elements that reach all kinds and self-destructive multiculturalism is the Trojan horse of entry for many pathogens that only damage, alter that could destroy a country or a system of nations ..

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  2. National Socialism is soon going to be in control again in Europe and will within five years of coming to power, will have undone the past 50 years of rot. The USA and their military will be as welcome as Jehovah’s Witnesses in Israel and will be sent packing immediately. The various non-white invaders will be repatriated by force if necessary to the countries of their origins. Nonsensical egalitarian propaganda will be expunged from the schools and media, replaced with healthy love and respect of one’s people, family and race. The whole financial system will be revamped basing the value of currency on the value of the labor of the nation. Speculation on land and raw materials will be outlawed. Those that have been responsible for the destruction of European society and their enablers will be severely dealt with.

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    • Perhaps that was always the idea. The people that ran Germany after the war were national socialists because nobody else had the experience. Then there were the younger people who were in the jugend.

      Most of the countries in Western Europe were only made democracies because that is the way America wanted it. Some stayed fascist right up until the 70s. Are we quite sure that the power elite of those nations were happy to see their power eroded by ordinary people getting most of the votes?

      Germany rising to prominence to dominate the EU through the economy could be seen as “war by other means”. However, the one bright spot is that Germans younger than Merkel don’t share the same nationalist outlook as those of her generation.

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      • That “nationalist outlook” is one that has the destruction of Germany as its top priority. It’s hardly nationalism and, if you’re correct, it’s a blessing for Germany that the youth do not share her diseased outlook.

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      • Well said. I hope Brusslels will crumble and Germany, France and Italy becomes sovereign countries again with leaders that will restore their culture and values whatever it takes even if history has to be repeated.

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    • Pendulum swing? From the sublime to the ridiculous? Make your choice – is it better to be executed by right wing fascists or crazy 8th Century religious fanatics? Fascist based philosophy on empty naturalism or religious ideology based on the scribblings of a lunatic? If only there were some way to moderate the extremism!
      But this is the human condition in operation I guess.
      This includes me. I’m enjoying reading posts showing Germans hitting back at these Islamic idiots. Deep inside of me a voice is going “Yeah get these mongrels!” Yet my good sense tells me this is just my own messed up reaction to the situation. I actually dreamed last night of an 8th century solution to dealing with these Islamabastards – causing civic disorder: cut off their feet. For rape; cut off the genitals as well.
      God help us all!

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      • Fascism is a phenomenon of the left. There is a reason that full name of the Nazi party was the National German Socialist Workers’ Party (NDSAP). The right is about rule of law, representative government, free speech, free press, free markets, and voluntary, customary, and traditional arrangements. The left is about coercion in support of whatever lunatic “plan” or “ideal” you want to name. You find coercion, fear, secret police, concentration camps, and industrial-scale murder on the left. Voluntarism and consent on the right.

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  3. This ‘open border’ policy is happening in most if not all first world nations simultaneously, breaking them down economically and socially. Why? To usher in the communist nightmare New World Odor. They’re not ‘do gooders’ they’re globalist sellouts, imo.

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    • I may be a right winger, but rather than any hate mail, I want to thank you for pointing out just how “wonderful” socialist Sweden is… because the American socialists use Sweden as the panacea of why America should follow in Swedish footsteps…
      On another note, Trump may be somewhat outspoken, but for better or worse, his heart is in the right place.
      Lastly, Obama is indeed a lying scumbag.

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      • Correct Julian — you said it all. And what is the problem with Trump being outspoken? He, at least, speaks for many Americans whose voices have been ignored by the lying scumbag. Socialism does not work in the long term – it requires such a fine balance and it is evidenced by the tipping of the scale when Sweden and other EU Socialist countries are inundated by “refugees” — or should I say “jr. Jihadists.”

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    • Yep, anyone paying attention will notice that the “migrants” are mostly young men of military age…… It’s a mercenary army being brought in by the political puppet of the real rulers that tell useful idiots like Merkle what to do. She knows what she is doing will destroy Germany, but she must obey her masters. Notice how Is real isn’t accepting migrants…. I know….do you?

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  4. Welfare states will always and forever fail miserably. No other outcome is possible in the long run because socialism destroys culture and institutionalizes corruption. Free markets, private property, severely limited government, sound money, strong borders and no foreign entanglements equals prosperity. Leftists are untalented twits and they ruin every country in which they are allowed to flourish. They have no cohesive philosophy or common sense. Just a insatiable lust for control. They must be marginalized and ridiculed at every opportunity. Time to slap them down and prosecute them for their traitorous behavior. Or there will we nowhere left to go.

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      • Wrong. Sweden used to have a free market, and it’s only the success of Capitalism that made Sweden great. It’s been a downward spiral since the socialists took over, and soon there will be no capital left for them to steal and redistribute.

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  5. Sorry for not reading the entire post… the healine does it all.. Where are you going?? to Israel?? couse soon it would be [beside the US] the only viable place for common european to go for same standarts of living.. is it a long story to tell, but yes… the good old western european is doomed for islamic waterfull…

    and to think that Sweden among other will get to realize that what it preached on to Israel coming to it these days..

    Sad!

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  6. I left 1994 from Sweden because I already then saw what was happening. I have not been back since 2010 and I don’t know if I want to, I probably will be disgusted and angry!

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    • you will be discusted! We have taken in so many immigrants that we have no room to place them. Now the government doesnt know what to do and puts them in old daycare centers and gymnastic halls.

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  7. The ultimate conclusion of Socialism – the great destroyer of nations.

    – “The Global Bill of Rights Project” ( Read the book. )

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  8. Well put, and hilariously written. Seeing how messed up the US, Sweden and other western nations have really exposed themselves and shown how socialism does not work. People need to work, not some welfare system that spoon-feeds them and takes their money for lazy people. Do not spend money you do not have. Nations should only spend on military, postal service and law enforcement in order to survive and have a healthy economy and government. Banks and corporations are socialistic entities so they must be striped o their power. Also a nation with a good morale, particularly Christian values, is one that will prosper socially, culturally, spiritually and morally. Unfortunately just about no nation in the modern day has such qualities.

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  9. Even by their photo’s it’s clear they are the typical useless “metropolitan” male types. Woe, to the nations that have a considerable number of these misfits.

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  10. I have only just discovered your blog and it certainly confirms what many of us perceive as the new reality of the “Swedish Model”. I spent time in your country about thirty years ago, just before the Palme assassination and at that time I was quite impressed with Sweden. Unfortunately Sweden has been on a gradual downhill slope ever since. I don’t even want to visit Sweden again. I would much rather remember it as it was.

    Its beyond me why Sweden has taken it upon itself to play the role of mother to the world and let in anybody who wants to got there without giving any thought to the long term consequences. Perhaps it was a naivety of the Swedish mentality to believe all these Muslim refugees would automatically see the wisdom of the Swedish model and immediately adapt. Well it certainly hasn’t worked out that way. The Swedish version of “multi-culturalism” has been a complete and absolute failure. And holding up one soccer player from Malmo as “proof” of its success just doesn’t cut it.

    Sweden takes in refugees at a per capita rate twenty times greater than Canada, which is a country that takes in up tp a quarter of a million immigrants annually. The difference is that Canada wants the brightest and the best – people that will actually contribute. Currently our new prime minister, Justin Trudeau wants to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, but polls indicate that 80% of the population doesn’t want them. When we look how mass Muslim migration to Sweden and the rest of Europe has worked out is it little wonder why so many Canadians feel this way?

    Your politicians have been hell bent on leading Sweden down a destructive road. If they can’t be arrested and charged with treason that at least they should be charged with stupidity.

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    • This is what happens when a citizenry turns its government over to a gaggle of gossipy feminists who never saw a goofy idea they didn’t like.

      Congratulations on making Sweden the 4th-ranked rape capital of the world, and then calling native Swedes racists for knowing the truth.

      Idiots…

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    • Greg, I am Greg too. One HUGE mistake in what said. Sweden “… let in anybody who wants to got there ”
      Totally wrong. My elder bro got sitizenship, after coming to study in university and got married ( they lived together for 9 years, ok?). I asked to reunion with him. NO FUCKING WAY. I am european, whith special technical education in CNC and university degree in magement – NO WAY.
      They get only muslims. Their mercy and Family reunion is ONLY for muslims.
      So I have no mercy to Sweden prefering them highly educated european ( ex-USSR ) whit cristian moral to them.
      My bro already things of leaving Sweden too – Sweden Suicides, but we grew up in one country that collapsed, and can detect it from far. Once again – not everybody is in, ex-ussr are forbiden for any reason.

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    • As your fellow Canadian, I understand and appreciate your comments. As I near 73, having immigrated to Canada at age 26 in 1969, I especially appreciate your remarks in regard of Justin Trudeau, and our coming trials under his misguided direction, as I cannot call it ‘leadership’. He is our typical Canadian nice guy, and would make an excellent mayor of a major city, perhaps even the premiere of a province, but that is the extent of his ability.
      Canada’s vast resources and immense geography enable it a lot of margin to allow in a high proportion of immigrants to residents, but this situation is only a passing one, not a permanent state of affairs.

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      • If only your problem with Trudeau was limited to his being a “nice guy” things would be rosey, but his fatal flaw is that he is a liberal and is following the same path of all liberals, including the Obama administration and the liberal left here in the US.

        I know from watching the internet news that there are already culture clashes with Muslims which extend even into the courtroom. As they grow in number you will find that their already demanding nature will challenge every social system your culture has built since the beginning.

        Thirty-two US states have already refused to take refugees because the risks are too high and the culture too alien. They will never assimilate, and they will eventually demand Sharia law replace your government. We here have no intention of allowing things to progress that far, although it has already been tried in Irvine Texas, unsuccessfully.

        Trudeau will bring more in and will bow to their demands. You can be sure of that. We will be rid of Obama in 2017, and the next President, Donald Trump, will reverse all of Obama’s executive orders and is going to build a wall on the southern border and close the border with Canada to insure the security and soverignty of the country. No Muslims will be allowed in unless and until they can be properly vetted, which is impossible now. You in Canada are at great risk, and Trudeau, who doubtless lives behind secured walls, won’t be concerned about the Canadian people, only the potential voters for his liberal party.

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  11. I would say you are welcome to come to South Africa, but it is even in worse state Sweden. The whole western world seems to have gone mad.

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  12. I am so sorry as to what has happened to Sweden and so worry that our idiot politicians might do the same to the United States of America. The Syrians should be contained in their own area and not invade other countries. The only smart countries are Hungary and Russia.

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    • The Syrians did not invade other nations omg. The US invaded Syria, read please read woman.

      Also syrian refugee is bullshit, only about 10 % are from Syria.

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  13. What’s happening to Sweden has nothing to do with its economic system and everything to do with its being hamstringed by “its own” PC liberal policies, which are now being taken advantage of by foreign hordes beneath whose onslaught Sweden finds itself not only defenseless, but trained by years of invasive PC liberal indoctrination to, in many cases, not even want to defend itself or recognize anything against which it should defend itself.

    You’ll note that “its own” was in quotation marks. That’s because Sweden didn’t invent PC liberalism, nor did it consciously import it, any more than any other (formerly) white Western nation consciously imported it. No one would consciously import such poison. It was set loose in all the nations of Western Europe and North America by Jews. We have a rule in America – want to find a Jew? Go to a protest. They don’t protest in Israel, they only protest overseas. Similarly, they don’t do PC liberalism on their own soil, any more than the aliens in Prometheus created that stuff on their own soil. At home, in Israel, the Jews are conservatives – no one gets in, and nothing changes. The social fabric remains intact decade after decade. But in other countries, where they operate as fifth columnists via media and finance (and some directly via politics), they make every effort to destroy the social fabric, destroy the way of life, destroy morale, and cause huge demographic shifts. All against white Western Europeans and Americans, whom they are in an unceasing, relentless war with – would that those white Western Europeans and Americans were aware of it, and were willing to defend themselves and their way of life while there’s still time.

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    • Here we go, always blame it on the Jews. I’m an American Jew, I don’t go to protests, I don’t see my fellow Jews going to protests, I’ve lived all over the country, I am a senior citizen so I have been here for a good long while. I know quite a few conservative republican Jews so I think your a bigot that does not know what the hell you are talking about. We Jews are not a monolithic group that you can make broad judgements about.

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      • Leslie, I am 100% behind you. I bothers me how these idiot right wingers always seem to want to blame “da Jews” for just about everything but the weather. Jewish folks have nothing to do with the situation in Sweden. In fact they’re being chased out of Swedish cities such as Malmo by Muslim extremists and are even more in the victim situation than the average Swede. I’m not Jewish but am on your side in this case..

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      • I think that when the writer refers to Jews, he really means those who are Zionists and/or political activists who are of the Jews in family name only, not in their religious beliefs.

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    • The world will change back and forth, but one thing will never change. Good old antisemitism. Jews run the world, rule the money bla bla bla.

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      • That is not a reply. WHY will that never change? WHY are certain groups always the focus of trouble and strife and hatred? Jews, Muslims, Roma – why? Is it just a coincidence? People of every kind and country just by sheer chance happening to pick on these same groups, or find fault with these same groups, or expel (or try) these same groups?

        As to your ‘blah blah blah’, we live in an age of readily available information on such things. We know who has what, who does what, who runs what. And – yea. Go check the seats of power in Western Europe and the US, and even Oz. Jews have incredibly disproportionate representation. I think there are 3 or 4 Jewish justices on the Supreme Court, and Harvard and other top schools have incredibly disproportionate numbers in important positions, as do the money places, the Fed, etc. “But perhaps they’re just there on merit!” Perhaps. Or perhaps when current SC justice Elena Kagen, who is Jewish, ran Harvard Law School, she almost exclusively gave positions to members of her tribe. That’s how these things work.

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    • In the end it will be Nazi freaks like you who bring about the end of Western Civilization.

      Normal people see you and immediately run into the arms of the left.

      How many Jews are in Sweden and how many of them are protesting? The answer is few to none. Jews have been driven out by the leftists who embrace Islam.

      Swedes held a rally to commemorate Kristallnacht and didn’t invite the Jewish community. “for their own safety”
      http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4723332,00.html

      There are only 14 million Jews in the world. Have some self respect. Stop blaming us for everything.

      If you don’t agree with leftists that’s fine. believe me many of us are there. But when you cross that line you can go fuck yourself.

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    • Another “can’t win” anti-Semite. During the old days when Europe had a pro-Israel tilt, the problem was “the Jews” spewing Holocaust guilt and manipulating the poor, dumb Gentiles to serve their interests.

      But now that Europe is about to fill with Muslims, it’s also “the Jews” because everyone knows that the real aim of Jews (especially those real clever Asheknazi Jews from “North America”) is to brainwash the EU with PC so that it accepts Muslims, and as “the Jews” surely know, an EU filled with Muslims will befriend Israel as never before.

      Oh, wait….

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      • Um, what? Israel isn’t worried about being ‘befriended’, dummy. They have the US, which they run as they turn it into a ghettoized multicultural hellhole. They don’t need Europe. The real aim of Jews is to humiliate, subjugate, and ultimately eliminate ethnic Europeans, ethnic CHRISTIANS, whom they hate just as the Muslims do. Go check who’s leading the ‘refugee’ invasion from Muslim countries into Europe and the US. It’s Jews.

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    • You are entirely correct in pointing out that “political correctness” is an Ashkenazi/Zionist strategy. Control the language (be it Swedish, English or any other) and you control thought. Ergo, those who succumb to “political correctness” are lost to their own culture and folk.

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  14. This is so sad. It seems that the communists have gotten a foothold almost everywhere in the free world, just as Marx, Engels and Lenin predicted. Soon, we will all be reduced to a bartering system because we will have no money left after having is taken from us to support those who
    feel that they are above getting their hands dirty by working!

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  15. You make good, sound sense. But if you think you’ll be sheltered in America, you’re sadly mistaken. We’re headed down the same path, towards a financial disaster of biblical proportions. I think you’re way off base on Trump. We desperately NEED a leader who will, as the saying goes, grab the bull by the balls & straighten things out. I also think Cruz could do it too. I’m hoping one of those two takes up residence in the White House in 2017. IF we even have an election that is. As we creep ever closer to onumbuts departure, I worry more & more about what he might do. I think things here stand better than a 60/40 chance of getting very ugly very fast. God help us all.

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  16. I had never heard of this blog before but enjoyed this entry. Very insightful and, for America, a view into prophecy.

    I would love to hear more in the future.

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  17. With some notable exceptions, the Swedes are a nation of compliant sheep, anesthetized by the socialist welfare system and the lingering and debilitating effects of Marxist dogma. They also have an exaggerated view of their own moral superiority on a global scale that informs their so-called “humanitarian” efforts and fails to enforce a limiting principle. In othjer words, they don’t know when to stop. Whether green tea or Muslim immigrants, you have to know when to stop imbibing. Their vaunted “middle way” was initially a compromise with Stalinism. And, today, while it generates wealth by embracing elements of free-market, it also corrupts it with layers of regulation and oppressive taxation. The welfare state cannot be sustained in Sweden or elsewhere. It will eventually run out of other people’s money as it is increasingly perceived, like America under Obama, as a source of free stuff. The influx of immigrants from an alien, if not primitive, culture will doom it demographically. I speak not of the Assyrians, who are Christian, but the Muslims whose religion is derived from a 7th century terrorist and pedophile. The government has tried its best, with the aid of government supported press, to fashion a politically correct environment that enforces a dogma to keep critics of the system, and the Muslim influx, quiet and compliant. The numbers of ethnic (read: Muslim, Sharia compliant) enclaves across the Swedish landscape grows tearly, and now numbers nearly 200, and Jews are a threatened species. In the meantime, Swedes have abandoned their Christian faith for secular humanism, and their aged parents to institutions. By 2100, the country will be majority majority Muslim, Shari will rule the land, and the once beautiful houses of Christian worship will be Mosques enforcing religious conformity on a grand scale.

    Yet, this is the “model” that Bernie Sanders wants to impose on America. Amazing!

    I’m glad my Swedish granndmother got out in 1910. I wish you well.

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  18. I am very sorry that Sweden has willingly accepted so many Muslim immigrants without thinking about the consequences of that decision. I realize the Russians are threatening Sweden from the outside, but the true threat, at this moment, is coming from inside the country itself.

    Sweden has accepted these Middle Easterners in good faith with the thought that they will integrate themselves and live as a Swede. Live and let live.

    Does anyone care to conjure up the image of Van Gogh in death? This is what you have invited in to your house.

    Instead Sweden has welcomed into the fabric of their nation a people that live by Seventh Century theocratic dictates. They are angry and they are bloody. Rape is such a part of their culture that it seems like the air they breathe. They probably don’t understand what all the fuss is about. They get away with it at home. See a woman alone covered with a head scarf, throw her down. See a blonde woman without a head scarf, throw her down.

    They believe if a woman isn’t wearing a head scarf she is obviously a whore and deserves to be raped.

    Since the immigrant influx, Sweden’s rape crimes have gone up 1400% with Muslim males committing 95% of those assaults. Those Middle Eastern men must feel like they are in Candyland with all those beautiful blonde women to choose from. Gives new meaning to the phrase, ” The world is your oyster.”

    My advice to The Swedes:

    Be bold. Be proactive. Your government speaks for you and they have made a serious error which threatens the fabric of your country. Your very civility threatens you. These Middle Eastern cultures do not mirror you. They do not understand your way of life and have no wish to mimic it. Instead they have brought their seventh century laws and rules into your twenty-first century nation, where these laws do not belong.

    If a Muslim male is found guilty of a serious offense against EVEN ONE of your Swedish citizens, bounce that FREAK and HIS ENTIRE FAMILY out of your country and REVOKE THEIR RIGHT TO RETURN . . .EVER! Your natural born citizens have the right to walk down a Swedish street unmolested.

    The United States may have seemed like the Wild Wild West to the people of Western Europe with our gun laws that seem so lax, but we’ve had our weapons since we chased wild turkeys for dinner.

    Swedes may finally discover why Americans have such a fascination with firearms.

    For the love of God, close your borders.

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    • Guess what. We’re doing the same thing in Australia! Call it liberalism, socialism, humanism, pluralism, relativism, naturalism whatever, we are welcoming it all with open arms. That plus a welfare state and an open door policy to Moslem immigration and you’ve got the whole mix. Say anything and you are immediately pilloried as racist, homophobic and intolerant.
      One Imman who constantly preaches hate-talk and offensive jihad has been allowed to live here for ten years never having had to work because the government gave him a house and enough social welfare payments for him to live comfortably and feed his 8 children. All the while announcing daily that he wants to kill us all and impose Sharia law (with him in a position of power of course).
      The political response? Oh, let’s be tolerant and allow him his pint of view.
      Indeed anything that gets you voted in is ok. Great example in Victoria, a southern state. The socialist labour government got themselves voted in on a platform that involved cancelling a large road/tunnel project in the city of Melbourne. This essential infrastructure is badly needed in this city which daily chokes with increasing traffic and an inadequate road systems. But the socialist-green ticket won the day and the $3billion project was cancelled. The cost of cancelling it? $1.5billion!
      Madness. Madness. Madness.

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  19. Sweden, you must close your borders. You have allowed undesirables to move into your house and your children’s inheritance is being threatened by those who do not care if you live or die.

    In Germany, the migrants are penning crude messages and flashing those messages at native Germans trying to make their train connections. Those messages read: SOMEDAY YOUR CHILDREN WILL PRAY TO ALLAH.

    Remember the the death of Van Gogh.

    CLOSE YOUR BORDER.

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  20. I moved to Sweden in 2007, even then things were nowhere near as bad as they are now. The immigrants that living here are slowly turning Sweden into their own country living by their own rules and ignoring the law. In my opinion our cultures are too different and we were never supposed to mix.

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  21. somewhat right, Sweden is on it´s way downhill. But it has nothing to with left or right politics. In fact, for eight years Sweden has been ruled by a right-wing coalition, untill last year. What is at play is the New World Order, setting up a lot of countries for their demise… The Bilderberg-group is one of it´s forums. When Carl Bildt took the then unelected Löfven there, I saw the implications. And sure enough, Löfven and the socialdemocrats got in power, set up to finnish of what the former governemet started. Carl Bildt is the US/CIA-man insider in Sweden, a dangerous and destructive man. A close friend of Carl Rove, this fact may say something to some of you… And I must add that the US of A is on thr very same path as Sweden.. go to Island to get out of the avalanche…or maybe Russia.

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  22. This hits really close to home, as I also left Sweden for the US in 1993 and tried to return once, lasting 18 months… The situation the Swedes are in brings to mind that of a woman (or man) in an abusive relationship which has been likened to that of a frog in a pot of water… if you were to throw a frog into a pot of already boiling water it will sense that it’s about to die and jump right out,thus saving itself from doom. If however, instead, you put the frog into the pan while the water is still cold and gradually increase the temperature, the frog will stay in, slowly boiling to death… I think this is why when we as ex-pats visit our former country we are appalled at the complacent attitude of the native Swedes, who are known to be an intelligent people. How can they quietly stand by and allow the rape of our nation? Just like the frog in the pot, they have been slowly and methodically numbed to tolerate anything their government tells the mto tolerate… whilst we as ex-pats who have been spared the relentless indoctrination are like the frog thrown into hot water whenever we visit…

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  23. Political correctness gone wrong…….
    I left Sweden in 1985, for new frontiers. Australia is still sane and is to some extent protected from all this new madness, by its geographical isolation.
    I love it and so would you.

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  24. One correction on your article – the UK’s housing bubble never corrected in 2008/9 either. It just has gone from crazy to crazier in the past 7 or so years.

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  25. Seriously, I just don’t get it. How does a country of ten million expect to absorb 190,000 mostly unskilled/uneducated economic migrants when they don’t speak the language and come from a religion/culture totally different from Sweden. Even the most optimistic Swedes must realize this is not feasible. This is just not going to end well. And I used to think Swedes were intelligent.

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    • Just read today that 10,000 asylum seekers came in last week, there are no more beds (not even from IKEA) or tents and the Swedish “solution” is to demand that the rest of the EU countries take in their “fair share” of these economic migrants. Fortunately 41% of the population is starting to admit they have a problem, up from 29% in September so maybe common sense may yet prevail.

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  26. Hi you might do not know me I am from Israel.
    The country Sweeden likes to hate.
    But I don’t hate you, I just wanted to tell you that I feel sorry for what happened to Sweeden, And I hope one day you guys would reoccupy you occupied country.

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      • The resurgence of anti-Semitism in Sweden is duento the high proportion of Muslims, who have contempt for Sweden’s law and culture and who themselves hate multiculturalism and want to live in Islamic monoculturalism.
        This Barbara Spectre is clueless. She merely has “thoughts” as to why anti-Semitisim is on the rise,but gives not data to back up here opinion. She then describes European societies as monolithic, which is false. European nations within themselves had regional differences, and Europe itself was multicultural with differences in traditions and customs but the core was the same, ie the core western values. Islam is incompatible with Western culture.
        Europe is diverse as it is, and what these multicultists don’t understand is the irony that suppose every nation in Europe is made “diverse”, by the standards of the ruling bureaucracies, then they will end up being the same. Think about it.
        All cultures are not equal.
        https://www.marxists.org/subject/africa/malik/not-equal.htm

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      • When people let low lives enter their country and those low lives disrespect the people and culture of that country , let alone rape and kill …………. Then those animal migrants must go and be given the same disrespect and physical pain they had given others.

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    • You think it is stupid now, Mr. van Graan, but wait till your lovely new world comes knocking on your door. You will love it when the Muslims start harassing your children and your wife.

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    • When last I visited relatives in Norway (ca, 2000), I was stunned by the number of Muslim Residents. Subsequently, on holiday In Finland, I encountered sub-Saharan Africans as far North as Rovaniemi. Today, I would expect to find such even in Lapland. This phenomenon did not occur by accident, but was PLANNED by the United Nations Organization as long ago as 1945. Alas, it was not the Germans who conceived of “genocide,” but the Jews! Of course, a “brainwashed” puppet of Comrade Merkel would not know this.

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  27. I am sad to read some of the US comments. There are any things that’ve gone wrong in Sweden, but if you take a good look at US you’ll see far more and deeper problems.
    Sweden will eventually “fix” its problems as we are a somewhat true and transparent democracy, whilst US as said, have greater problems in these departments…
    Note that you have more and greater movements upwards between social levels in Sweden than you have in the US – what this really tells you is that the so called “American dream” is more likely to happen in Sweden than it is in the US itself.
    Knowledge for other countries have never been the strength of the typical American, hence ignorance is always a problem.

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    • Robert, we don’t even understand our own country. That is the problem. We were handed an opportunity to remain free of kings, bureaucrats, and thieves but we threw it away. Few here in the U.S. know, or care, that the Constitution has been hollowed out and is just window dressing now.

      Anyway, knowledge of human nature is probably more useful than knowing how to say “croissant” in French.

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  28. This link is to an essay from the late exiled Iranian Marxist Mansoor Hekmat from 1997. He lived in Sweden for a time after he had to flee the Islamist counter-revolution in Iran. During that revolution, Mansoor had organized worker run factories. His worker-communist party was one of the few Leftist groups that did not ally themselves with the Islamists. Others did so because, as Mansoor noted in another article, the Islamists seemed “reasonable” people and I was not until they had their hands on political power did the imams show their true intentions .
    The article is his response to even then the “Lefts” criticism of the worker-communist’s (Swedish committee) call for a ban on the Islamic head scarf for children because that clothing imposes on a child a setbnof ideas which she has not asked for, nor would necessarily adopt when she grows up. Even then, the mainstream Leftists were supported of everything Islamic and criticised what they saw as an authoritarian idea. Never mind that Islam is a patriarchal and fascist idea itself. The article is a defense of the proposal for the banning of the headscarf for children. https://www.marxists.org/archive/hekmat-mansoor/1997/06/children.htm

    I post on Google+ as Karl TheMarxist

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  29. I am an American female, white, and educated at the doctoral level, and I fell in love with Sweden over 10 years ago when I went on the first of several summer trips. When I decided to explore the idea of moving to Sweden, I ran into roadblock after roadblock. I eventually gave up and am still in the U.S. However, after my rejection, every time I would see immigrants pushing half-Swede babies around I felt the first stirrings of rage over immigration, something I’d never felt in my life. I still think of Sweden often but would perhaps remember it as it was.
    Not sure why I’m telling this story other than it seems salient.

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    • Dear Melissa,

      Funny thing that I’ve encountered the very same roadblock after roadblock when I’m trying to plan a 1 year try-out move to L.A. with the family. Problems, problems…
      Got the recommendation to hire a Swedish imigration lawyer with US expertice. We’ll see how things progess with him/her…

      All the best from Rob 🙂

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    • Melissa, be glad you were stymied. You would never be allowed to do the job you were trained to do. Believe me, Swedes hate amareekins purely out of jealousy. They do so ‘cuz they are losers, every one of them. You will never be accepted as an equal there…why? you may ask…its because you are an immigrant just like the welfare pimp and ho ay-rabs, and will be lumped in with ‘them’. Look at the social disintegration within lily white sweden…rampant divorce, sky high alcoholism, job shirkers, tax evaders, police ‘snitches’ … yep I saw all of this and more the 25 years I survived that moral cesspool, before I managed to escape, never to go back. I have a bro stuck in UK the past 40 years. He deeply regrets getting sucked in becoming a citizen of that septic tank.

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    • Try to immigrate to Canada as a white person from Europe, same story. If you are not black or brown, fat chance. So there is an agenda at work to dilute the whiteness of whoite countries, in Sweden, in Canada, in Holland, in Germany etc.

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  30. In this article, you mix ideology with lame political choices. Eveybody makes the same mistake. This red blue left right perception of politics is the Google glasses of our western world politics. Bad choices are bad no matter the sides. Borders cannot be close forever. Be realistic.

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    • Borders can be closed any time governments decide to. It’s absurd that the idea of “open borders” ever entered the discourse of any nation.

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  31. Dang! A bunch of Whiney, complaining, negative slit wrists!! Get a clue! All of you! We all, at a 100% level, need to be optimistic and have a positive outlook on all situations or feelings of our surroundings and each other!! Regardless of another’s decision and/or impact! Even in the worst of dungeons, whatever you allow to absorb in you will be absorbed by your surroundings and your universe, harmonizing with you whatever tune you create!! Only two directions to choose from here people! Not hard at all. . . Both roads will sing with you, all around you and move you towards powerful destinations!! Now get on the bright one damit!!

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      • Sweden is a beautiful country, most my relatives live over in Sweden and own fishing boats. My grandmother came to America during ww2 and the rest is history. I hope my family is okay in Sweden and if there is anything I can to do to help them I will. I hope for the best and I have always been proud to say I have family in Sweden to anyone in America and one day would love to visit my family who offered to show me the town. I always thought of swedes as warm friendly people and I always will. Every one in Sweden and Norway are the greatest.

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    • John. I can see where you are coming from but I think this problem is a little bigger than sitting around having a bunch of happy, positive thoughts. Besides, isn’t attempting to harmonize with the universe in a positive way self-defeating seeing as the universe itself is moving towards greater and greater levels of entropy rather than away from it (2nd Law of Thermodynamics)?

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      • Understood David and thank You. I feel blessed every time I am allowed the opportunity to speak with intellectuals, I caught a strong sense or feeling that you my friend and brother, are one of the intellectual greats that fill in missing gaps in all aspects of life and want to thank you for all your contributions to our world. Now to answer your question to the best of my knowledge in a way that I hope brings a benefit to you . . . .There are no problems in the world or universe or existence that are bigger than positive energy released all around our thoughts and actions. I see a lot of responses back and forth from our brothers and sisters in blogs and life situations that are motivated by negativity, negativity of pride or negativity of who can “pee the furthest” or who is smarter than who (Now Quickly on the “smart” subject, I really appreciate the fact that each of us has a knowledge or talent to offer us all, I will build our houses while you build our computers but always rest in knowing we are all equal with our minds.) these are normal feelings that have been apart of us forever and these feelings are wonderful if released with positivity to build each other better, rather than releasing those feelings in a tear them down and abolish them attitude. I say this as a part of my answer because if we all as a family and team or army would release our powerful minds and existence in the most positive and happy influences, anything that exists all around us that is positive in the universe will join our army/team/family, each of us would get the same results in return and negative laws would cease to exist. Until this happens, you can always enjoy positivity in your own world and benefit tremendously from it, this law over powers everything.

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      • Hi John. Nice sentiments – thank you – but maybe intellectual is a bit more of a tag than I would be prepared to assign to myself.
        Again though, I can see where you are coming from but it seems to me that your views are verging on the monist/pantheistic side – you can correct me if I’m wrong. This is understandable from one perspective but in my certain experience, pantheism and its promise of personal empowerment delivered through meditative practices which in turn leach out into the broader universe, are a deadly trap. In my earlier years, I became entranced by a prominent guru in India and traveled there to receive ‘Kundalini Shaktipat’ and all that it promised. Thereafter I followed him closely for 17 years all the time studying the Vedas, the Mahabharata and so on. These practices delivered many supernatural experiences over the years and for a long time provided me with the comfortable illusion that I was making ‘spiritual progress’ but in the end I concluded the whole period was just time wasted and a form of delusion.
        It was C S Lewis that said the only two choices for spiritual growth are either Hinduism or Christianity. While he could see the attractiveness of Hinduism/pantheism and its promise of merging with the ‘oneness’ of all things, he also concluded that it was false doctrine and self-delusion. My life experience supports his stance.

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  32. Sweden Weeps

    Sweden is weeping, shall we weep with – or is it fake?
    Europe’s been sleeping, and will not awake.
    When Greens weep it’s dramatic, for best effect
    before the cameras, standing with a Social-Democrat.

    Ah, the Green-woman’s the Walrus to the President’s Carpenter!
    Is she weeping for the shameless denial of their heritage and culture?
    Or the utter neglect and decay of basic social principles,
    such as protection of nation and borders, on the part of elected criminals?

    I’m merely asking, for whom she breaks into tears of charity…
    could it be for the massive number of rapes per capita, lies there her sincerity?
    Evidently not, I’m afraid, nor for other Muslim “enrichments“ brought
    in unlimited numbers, with violence and domination – all this was sought

    of course, by the Swedish Gutmenschen who’d literally stated
    that anything “exotic“ is preferable to ours (so boring and overrated),
    out of pathological contempt for their own land and culture –
    see with clear eyes how these are fed to the vultures!

    No, this Chairwoman so Green is weeping at the news, in fact,
    that the borders will actually finally be closed – she feels whacked,
    and this is understandable, the poor dear’s hard-fought ideology
    of decadence and destruction for which she naively, narcissistically

    betrayed her countrymen, and worse: countrywomen – but take heart,
    oh Green one, Asa Romson, there is one woman still taking your part:
    Germany’s Merkel will never let these borders be sealed, come what may!
    She really feels your pain – which is a remarkable feat, to our dismay,

    as she has proven herself characteristically incapable of feeling anything
    at all toward anyone anywhere other than staged, and there’s no ring
    of truth or substance in all that she represents, but she is intransigent –
    she is that – and will see to it that Germany follows Sweden’s tragic bent.

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  33. Trump at least says he wants to stop importing the 3rd world to America. Sounds like the Swede wants to vote Democrat which these days is the same as voting Communist. As stupid as the Swedes who have stayed and let their country be ruined.

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  34. This posting makes me sad. Sad for not only my ancestors of Sweden from which I was decended, but for the ones that (just like our U.S.) have gone about our complete lives not realizing our governments were squandering all our assets, bleeding out economies, and morphing our leadership positions for all their own political agendas. The moral ineptitude of the borderless masses infecting innocent bystanding countries are the results of the migrations of fleeing beings who through misconceived unguided and scrambled religious teachings have morphed them into unrecognizable masses of feckless vermin, swarming the innocent, without moral concept. This (unfortunately) was brought about by the same style of unchecked and uncontrolled governments of larger scaled militarily superior countries getting involved for their Own agendized profiteering.
    The very, only, way to change these results are to fight evil, with Good! And by Good, I mean God! A Global Crusade of Government refurbishers, Of the people, By the people, and For the people! The Global Revolutionary anti-Gov War!
    Can you conceive it? Only one of the blessing of God is capable of the leadership of such an undertaking. For to establish a new beginning, takes Truth, Understanding, and complete Faith. Only God can supply such a prophetic deity. Apocalyptic concept, eh’?

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    • Amen.
      We each must take up the cross in our own way. We have to stand up against ignorance and self-delusion. We owe it to our children and we owe it to God.

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  35. I really hope that Sweden completely goes to shit and becomes a hellhole. I live in a country (the Netherlands) where many people think the same as the political correct Swedes and in the past it also wasn’t possible to debate about immigration here. But after Pim Fortuyn was murdered by a leftist and soon after that Theo van Gogh was murdered by an islamist the mood changed. The left is still strong but there is a large undercurrent that opposes immigration. The left is crumbling and the PVV (the Dutch version of the Sweden Democrats polls at 39 seats of the 150 seat parliament whilst the government party PVDA (the Dutch version of the Social Democrats) only polls at 9 seats whilst they currently have 38 seats and always were one of the largest (if not the largest) parties in parliament. If Sweden goes to hell it may serve as a wakeup call to the rest of Europe. I would advise well-thinking Swedes to consider emigration if you stay and the country becomes a Mad Max like hellhole you only have yourself to blame.

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  36. Goodbye Sweden but soon to follow will be The Netherlands,then Germany,France and the UK and within 20 years all of Europe will be one big Islamic Caliphate! It will include the usual Muslim evilness of beheadings,floggings,gang rapes,stoning people etc and all none Muslims will be slaves.Of course all the liberal left wing traitors that allowed it to happen will be whisked away quietly leaving everyone else to suffer!

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  37. The truth of the matter is difficult to say without upsetting one person or another , first you have to have an open mind , then you have to be non prejudice , the best way is to look at history for the map of disaster we all face in all countries,then lets go right to the root ,,it has to be MONEY . Money is the root of all evil ,.Germany before the war faced a well documented factual problem that many today ignore or refuse to see . Facts are the lodgers they took in took over the banks and over printed money until everyones savings had no value and their homes were repossessed by the banks or sold off at a steal . Jobs were short through a stale economy and everyone ended up on the drug flooded streets . One man came along and tried to help , at first he did very well , picked people up , gave them jobs and hope , used barter and other non fussy methods of dealing with money via no interest enslavement . He was voted” Man of the year “,Unfortunately the Lodgers did not like this as it was going against their plans to starve everyone into oblivion . The lodgers decided to use the power of their media to turn the saviour into a Devil ,and so the whole world turned on him ,unaware at the time they were attacking the man who was trying to set them free from the lodgers” Bolshevik” communism that still today is forcing everyone into the gutter , or the gulags ,gulags that were never held responsible simply because they never did really vanish . They are still here .

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