Skip to comments.A Laugh a Minute in Europe: Swedish Riots & Ideological Lunacy
Posted on 08/23/2013 4:59:14 AM PDT by don-o
Meanwhile riots sweep stolid Sweden, a country that has placed first in every Bore-Off since they helped to defeat Napoleon. Think of how boring Sweden must have been, to flee it in order to live in Minnesota and the Dakotas.
But back to their riots. What we see here is, in slow motion, the point where Billy-Bob and the pick-up reach terminal velocity. Next shot: cut to the cliff just waiting because that is what cliffs usually do.
Sweden is not, as Americans think, particularly socialist. The last 25 years have seen them replace state control with state vouchers for education and much else, permitting choices and competition to a degree that is unheralded elsewhere. Their government is still big, too big, but choice and competition reduce the most irksome elements of state control. Moreover the Swedes like it and they remain prosperous. They also remain ethnically and culturally homogenous and pretty damn dull; they like to speak Swedish and they often live in the woods. Now it seems that their young immigrants are rioting and burning cars, and this upsets the log-cabin crowd and the know-it-all Progressives in the cities. They feel betrayed and rightly so.
The leading explanation, so far, is that the generous and welcoming Swedes failed to integrate their many immigrants. They have a point. Swedes are tolerant and without bigotry, but they like to speak Swedish and talk about Swedish things such as meatball recipes and how to winterize your log cabin. They had a long and hysterically popular television series recently, where Swedes argued over how best to store firewood; I am not making this up. Immigrants arent good on these topics and so the Swedes tend to socialise with one another.
The Swedish city of Malmo’ wasn’t conquered by the armies of Suleiman the Magnificent.
Instead, the Swedish government let muzzies in by the boatload. And now most Swedes wish they hadn’t.
The "Undo" button for this one is loud.
The Swedes never intended to integrate the Muslims. Sweden is a big proponent of multiculturalism, which by definition calls for separate cultures within a nation’s borders.
The idea of strapping a JATO (Jet Assisted Take Off) rocket to a car or truck has long been known as an urban legend.