As highlighted in recent New York Times articles, the extremist left is on the rise in Sweden and is beginning to seriously destabilize the political landscape. The extremists in terror groups like AFA and the Revolutionary Front (RevFront) use the internet to coordinate systematic harassment to silence political opponents, mostly aimed at centrist party SD for it’s demand that Sweden adjust it’s immigration flow to that of the neighboring Nordic countries.
Now it appears similar anti-democratic forces are attempting to infiltrate the gay movement, perverting the previous message of tolerance and equality for all to push an agenda of hatred and violence. At a recent Pride rally in the Swedish town of Falun, one of the prominent banners bore the text:
“Death to SD and all other Rightists!”
Naturally, the vast majority of the participants are not behind this kind of vulgar rhetoric. In fact, Sweden is amongst the most gay-tolerant countries in the world with same-sex marriage, same-sex adoption and special protection laws against hate crimes.
The Swedish church openly embraces homosexuality and even has had homoerotic art on display in its churches. And bear in mind that former prime minister Reinfeldt, leader of the rightmost party Moderaterna marched with the Stockholm Pride manifestation just earlier this year. The same Right now being wished dead.
So who benefits from trying to whip up hate and conflict, where none is needed? And why are they trying to pigeonhole all gays as being “naturally” leftist? Who assigned violent extremists to be the spokespeople?
Let’s hope the Swedish gay community makes a stand against such distasteful attempts to hijack the message of tolerance in the future.