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Posted on 04/02/2014 4:21:20 PM PDT by robowombat
Soviet Sweden? Model Nation Sliding to Third World
By Dale Hurd CBN News Sr. Reporter Wednesday, April 02, 2014
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- When President Barack Obama visited Sweden last year, he expressed his deep admiration for the Swedish model. But that should make Americans a little nervous.
One U.N. report says Sweden will be a third-world nation in about 15 years, below Libya and Bulgaria. Sweden is a society that believes it is racing into the future, but critics warn that it is racing to the bottom.
It has been a laboratory for all kinds of social experiments: Swedish leaders are trying to build the perfect society.
The country has been compared to two nations that also tried to build perfect societies: North Korea and the Soviet Union.
In Sweden, if you don't like how utopia is being built, you won't be shot like in North Korea, but your life could become very unpleasant, very quickly.
A Perfect Society?
A YouTube video shows a journalist from one of Sweden's leading tabloids, Expressen, confronting a Swede at his home.
The man, a professor, made what he thought were anonymous negative comments on a website about immigrant problems in Sweden.
But left-wing hackers helped the newspaper track him and others like him down so they could be exposed before the whole nation as racists. Another man, a manager, was fired because of it.
Sweden's leftist establishment and media believe a cornerstone of their perfect society is multiculturalism: large scale immigration from some of the poorest, most backward nations on earth. Swedes who disagree with that plan risk being labeled racist, fascist, even Nazi.
"Immigration is the starting point and the finishing point. It's the most important point to prove you're friendly toward foreigners, you're friendly toward immigration," Danish journalist Mikael Jalving, author of the book Absolut Sweden, said.
"It's all about whether you can be said to be hostile to immigration. Once that is 'proven,' you're out of the game. Once you're 'proven' to be a racist or fascist or nationalist, which is almost as bad, you cannot have any legitimate positions or points of view," he explained.
It doesn't matter if Sweden's immigration model is failing miserably, if test scores in Swedish schools are plummeting, or if crime in some areas has skyrocketed. Immigrants burned the Stockholm suburb of Husby for over a week last year.
Many Jews now live in fear of attacks by Muslim immigrants and are leaving.
Amun Abdullahi, a journalist for Swedish radio, left last year and returned to her native Somalia after she was attacked in the Swedish media over her news report about radical Muslim immigrants in Sweden.
She told Swedish television that Mogadishu was safer than then immigrant areas in Stockholm.
And forget about an American-style "melting pot" in which immigrants will someday learn to become Swedish. In Sweden, that's a racist idea, too.
Jalving said Swedes are supposed to learn from immigrants, not the other way around. There is a demonstrated hatred of Swedish culture among the nation's elite.
"Assimilation is completely out of the question," Jalving told CBN News. "All mainstream political parties would laugh [at the word 'assimilation']. [To them] the word 'assimilation' is a Nazi word."
CBN News talked to several journalists who described a Stalinist-style atmosphere in which Sweden's citizens are now afraid of saying anything that might get them labeled in the media as "racist."
"If they point at you and say you are a racist, then you will have no job, no career, you might lose your family. You will have no future," Swedish journalist Ingrid Carlqvist said.
Carlqvist and Danish journalist Lars Hedegaard run the online newspaper Dispatch International, which covers issues like immigration that the mainstream media in Sweden ignore.
But Carlqvist admits their plan for a traditional newspaper failed because Swedes were too scared to have the paper delivered to their homes.
"Because what if the mailman saw if you had this newspaper, or your neighbor saw it? Then they might think that you are racist or that you hate Muslims," Carlqvist said.
"We thought we could make an impact. We still think we can make an impact, but it's tough going," Hedegaard said.
Dispatch International had to drop online subscriptions, too, after repeated hacker attacks because Swedes were again afraid of being exposed. The website now hangs on through donations.
A Third World Country?
Sweden has become a nation where some viewpoints are simply too risky to even read.
"What some Swedish parents advise their children nowadays is to not to interfere in the public discussion, not to express so-called 'radical' ideas about this or that that is critical of the consensus in Sweden," Jalving said. "It'll harm them in one way or another. The Swedes want to protect their children."
"That is a very bad situation because you then live in a country where you cannot solve any problems. You do not even know what the problems are," Hedegaard said.
Hedegaard, a Dane, was nearly killed last year in Copenhagen by an immigrant who came to his door and fired a gun at him.
Carlqvist, a Swede, has decided to leave Sweden because of the persecution of those who dissent.
Sweden is not going to become a third world nation tomorrow. But according to one report, one day it will.
"We had a perfectly good country," Carlqvist said. "A rich country, a nice country, and in a few years' time, that country will be gone."
*Dale Hurd also reported from Malmö, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Though an outspoken socialist for nearly his entire career, Heilbroner famously wrote in a 1989 New Yorker article prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Less than 75 years after it officially began, the contest between capitalism and socialism is over: capitalism has won...Capitalism organizes the material affairs of humankind more satisfactorily than socialism. He further explained in Dissent in 1992 that "capitalism has been as unmistakable a success as socialism has been a failure" and complimented Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, and Ludwig von Mises on their insistence of the free market's superiority. He emphasized that "democratic liberties have not yet appeared, except fleetingly, in any nation that has declared itself to be fundamentally anticapitalist." However, Heilbroner's preferred capitalist model was the highly redistributionist welfare states of Scandinavia; he stated that his model society was "a slightly idealized Sweden."
Heilbroner died on January 4, 2005 in New York, NY at the age of 85
Sorry Prof, you correctly noted that socialist regimes become tyrannies but couldn't let go of the 'Social Democrat' mindset and pointed to Sweden as the land of the golden mean. A socialist welfare state with capitalism. What never goes way is the lust for power, hatred of western culture and the endless search for a surrogate proletariat by importing masses of unassimalateable natives of turd world states.
The Muzzies have dug in there. Every nation they takeover turns to crap.
Multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual societies cannot survive for long.
The most stable form of nation state is one formed by a united polity that shares a common history, common culture, common faith and most often common ancestry. Removing any one of those elements of common ground in the polity ratchets up the level of self-interest and hostility in a nation’s politics; removing all of those commonalities ensures that representative nations will Balkanize and that totalitarian nations will suffer unrest and insurrection until such time as the iron-hand of the dictators loosens sufficiently for the various disparate peoples to successfully rebel and seek out political self-determination.
If a nation’s immigration rate is kept low, and said nation demands assimilation from its immigrants, then the ethnic element of division can be somewhat ameliorated. But weakening all of the pillars of common identity in a nation ensures its destruction within a couple of short generations.
We will see, in our lifetimes, the map of Europe change radically. Unless immediate and radical political reformation is made, utterly reversing decades of malicious damage done to the nations of Europe by socialists and leftists of all stripes, then in a few decades we’re going to see the Balkan War replayed in the streets of Stockholm, Paris, Berlin....
Diversity is weakness, diversity is division, diversity is poison to democracy.
I saw the words Sweden and Model...disappointed ; (
I say let the left wing scum and the Muslims duke it out.
I have considered this. Assume everything you write can or will be made public. Certainly don't be afraid of controversial positions - but be prepared to defend them when necessary. Its actually empowering. Imagine a lefty news-guy showing up, planning an ambush - and being able to give it back to him, clearly and logically.
For some reason I can relate to what is happening in Sweden, the US isn’t far behind, thanks to Comrade Barrack Houssain bin Obama.
Anita Ekberg comes to mind
Hmmm I think we have different definition of Swedish Model...
Benny Hill: Naked Lust In Sinful Sweden
A YouTube video shows a journalist from one of Sweden's leading tabloids, Expressen, confronting a Swede at his home. The man, a professor, made what he thought were anonymous negative comments on a website about immigrant problems in Sweden. But left-wing hackers helped the newspaper track him and others like him down so they could be exposed before the whole nation as racists. Another man, a manager, was fired because of it.
Sweden's liberal elites like cheap labor for their factories, pitting middle class people against each other, having access to inexpensive (and grateful) domestic help. Liberal elites are the same all over the world...
I learned quite a bit about contemporary Sweden by reading the Wallander books by Henning Mankell.
“A YouTube video shows a journalist from one of Sweden’s leading tabloids, Expressen, confronting a Swede at his home. The man, a professor, made what he thought were anonymous negative comments on a website about immigrant problems in Sweden. But left-wing hackers helped the newspaper track him and others like him down so they could be exposed before the whole nation as racists. Another man, a manager, was fired because of it.”
Astonishing. This is the same as neighbor spying on neighbor. What a horror.
“During the period 19972001, 25% of the almost 1,520,000 offences for which a perpetrator was convicted were committed by people born in the Middle East or Eastern Europe, while almost 20% were committed by people with a foreign background who were born in Sweden. Those from North Africa and the Middle East were also overrepresented.”
From Wikipedia-—Crime in Sweden.
Sweden is a soft totalitarian state, with enforced multiculturalism, and anarcho-tyranny as foundations of the new regime. This is the face of culturalmarxism : state enforced cultural suicide.
I’m not sure the “melting pot” was ever a perfect metaphor for America. More true, certainly at first than it became over time, but even in early immigration periods in the 19th century there was always some clinging to home-country culture. The Irish, the Germans, the Italians, the Scandinavians, Croats, yadda yadda yadda... The difference though was they were -determined- to become Americans. They learned English and enforced it with their kids. They were proud to have an American identity. Sure, they all kept some of their homeland cultural traditions and were proud of their heritage, but they were American first. They “melted” into a new alloyed culture and they assimilated the parts that mattered. Not complete melt, but a serviceable alloy.
Multiculturalists want to make us instead into a “tossed salad”. Everything gets mixed up together but all the original bits stay in their original form and remain essentially unchanged by the mixing experience. There is no joining together, no melting, no new alloy... The whole is in fact weaker than the sum of its parts.
A strong structural glue-laminate beam can be made from a large number of small pieces of wood. But they have to be glued together into one thing with one mission, one purpose. A lot of small pieces of wood assembled like a beam, without the glue, will be just a pile of cordwood in the end.
“I say let the left wing scum and the Muslims duke it out.”
They won’t; the left-wingers don’t breed, and their lack of “norms” has made it impossible to expect anything of their membership. During Spain’s Civil War, the left collapsed when it tried to impose cohesion and discipline among people it recruited for their lack of cohesion and discipline...