2007 April 19 Thursday
Iraqi Refugees Head Toward Sweden

Americans should fear that the Iraq debacle will lead to left-liberal and neoconservative liberal demands to let in more Iraqi immigrants. That's already happening to Sweden and they didn't even support the war. The Swedes are harming their own society with a foolish immigration policy.

Many of the thousands of Iraqis fleeing their homeland want to go to Europe, and Stockholm is their port of entry. Now Sweden wants other European countries to share the burden. EU ministers are meeting this week to discuss how to cope with increasing numbers of Iraqi refugees.

Clue for the Swedes: What makes Sweden so desirable for non-Swedes? The Swedes. You make your society function well. You do not commit a lot of crimes. You are smart enough to maintain an industrial society. You have qualities that make Sweden function well. But here's your problem: The more non-Swedes you people let in the less desirable the place will become for you and the less you'll be able to make the place work well.

Any Iraqis who make it to Sweden can stay and join the welfare state.

Ridha, like thousands of his fellow Iraqis, has found a new life in northern Europe. Sweden, because of its liberal visa requirements, guarantees Iraqi expatriates the right of residence in the country. Last year Sweden welcomed more than 9,000 Iraqis, which was close to 50 percent of all Iraqi refugees arriving in Europe in 2006 and four times as many as in the previous year. Eight hundred Iraqis fled to Switzerland, and almost 2,000 Iraqis applied for asylum in Germany in 2006 (although only 1.1 percent of those applications were approved). The United States, which launched its crusade against the "Axis of Evil" by invading Iraq, accepted less than 600 refugees from Baghdad and other Iraqi cities.

Are the Swedes masochistic?

Blogger Fjordman reports gangs from immigrant families prey on Swedes.

The wave of robberies the city of Malmö has witnessed during this past year is part of a “war against Swedes.” This is the explanation given by young robbers with immigrant background on why they are only robbing native Swedes, in interviews with Petra Åkesson for her thesis in Sociology. “I read a report about young robbers in Stockholm and Malmö and wanted to know why they are robbing other youths. It usually doesn’t involve a lot of money,” she says. She interviewed boys between 15 and 17 years old, both individually and in groups.

Almost 90% of all robberies that are reported to the police were committed by gangs, not individuals. “When we are in the city and robbing, we are waging a war, waging a war against the Swedes.” This argument was repeated several times. “Power for me means that Swedes shall look at me, lie down on the ground and kiss my feet.” The boys explain, laughingly, that “there is a thrilling sensation in your body when you’re robbing, you feel satisfied and happy, it feels as if you’ve succeeded, it simply feels good.” “It’s so easy to rob Swedes, so easy.” “We rob every single day, as much as we want to, whenever we want to.” The immigrant youth view Swedes as stupid and cowardly: “The Swedes don’t do anything, they just give us the stuff. They’re so wimpy.” The young robbers don’t plan their crimes: “No, we just see some Swedes that look rich or have nice mobile phones and then we rob them.”

These robbers are serving a pedagogical purpose. By robbing the Swedes they are teaching the Swedes that their immigration policy is suicidal. Will the Swedes wake up before Muslims become a large fraction of the population of Sweden?

Fjordman says Sweden's multicultural elites hate Sweden and see everything Swedish as racist.

Exit Folkhemssverige - En samhällsmodells sönderfall” (Exit the People's Home of Sweden - The Downfall of a Model of Society) is a book from 2005 about immigration and the Swedish welfare state model dubbed “the people's home,” written by Jonathan Friedman, Ingrid Björkman, Jan Elfverson and Åke Wedin. According to them, the Swedish Multicultural elites see themselves first of all as citizens of the world. In order to emphasize and accentuate diversity, everything Swedish is deliberately disparaged. Opposition to this policy is considered a form of racism:

“The dominant ideology in Sweden, which has been made dominant by powerful methods of silencing and repression, is a totalitarian ideology, where the elites oppose the national aspect of the nation state. The problem is that the ethnic group that are described as Swedes implicitly are considered to be nationalists, and thereby are viewed as racists.”

The authors fear that the handling of the immigration policies has seriously eroded democracy because the citizens lose their loyalty towards a state they no longer consider their own. “Instead of increasing the active participation of citizens, the government has placed clear restrictions on freedom of thought, freedom of speech and freedom of congregation.”

I've noted this loss of loyalty to the state in myself. Why feel loyalty to something that is obviously not loyal to you?

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2007 April 19 11:27 PM  Immigration Culture Clash


Comments
John S Bolton said at April 19, 2007 11:57 PM:

There are no good-faith errors being made in a situation like that.
It takes unspeakably vicious malice on the part of officials,
to use public funds to import and maintain, and allow to run free,
populations of foreign aggressors.
This is why government schools need to be privatized; only
organs of state propaganda could get people to go along with policies of
such malice.
Sweden publishes more scientific papers than all of the Islamic nations put together,
hatred against human success would want Sweden to become like Syria.
Malicious elites, officialdom and professoriate, want power,
but in some countries, the population is resistant to being made
as brutalized as Iraqis, so that conflict has to be started somehow, in order to get that power.

Kenelm Digby said at April 20, 2007 6:12 AM:

Just when will the back-lash and denouement come?
It inenvitably follows in all nations that have pursued a plicy of mass third world immigration.

Anon said at April 20, 2007 7:47 AM:

Mr. Digby,
I hope it comes soon. The later it occurs the bloodier and harder it will be to win out over the 3rd worlders and the traitors in the US.

Purenoiz said at April 20, 2007 12:42 PM:

Is this the game of how foolish and blind to reality we can be.

I mean really. Sweden has chronically high unemployment, is a socialist country, where most every body is bilingual if not tri-lingual, (my cousins at age 12 were fluent in English, Swedish, and French) they have a monarchy and a parliament. It's not America in any way shape or form. And the traitors to the US are people who start wars that cause a dramatic spike in the recruitment of people wanting to kill AMERICANS. The next 9/11 will be because of Bush & Co.

Imagine a world were good Christians act and behave as Christ would have wanted them to. Being kind to fellow man, what a crazy idea. I guess in the conservative world the only way to treat people is with contempt and violence, and if they don't appreciate that, you blame them and continue with your un-Christian behavior.

Brett said at April 20, 2007 12:45 PM:

This whole situation is nothing less than despicable and lessons are never learnt from other countries' problems.
I don't doubt that refugees have some type of impunity, especially in such a liberal country.
It brings me to the question... Who wins? I can assure you that the Swedes themselves don't...
I of course realise that there are geuine refugees in need tht are seeking nothing more than a safe haven, but through all of these stories, what price are the host countries paying?

Irish Savant said at April 20, 2007 2:21 PM:

I was in sweden for a week recently and the situation is much - much - worse than the MSM suggest. (see my post http://irishsavant.blogspot.com/2007/03/is-this-nightmare.html + related ones). There's a new form of Communism in Sweden - saying certain things can literally cost you your job and possibly a jail term. That culturally incompatible immigrants from failed states will destroy their new hosts is one of those things.

John S Bolton said at April 20, 2007 11:03 PM:

Once traitorous elites get the full dictatorship that they want, the minorities and the 'anti-nationalism' become completely expendable.
There is no rational argument for officials to assume such powers, otherwise one would be used, and not just smears about patriotism supposedly equalling racism, slippery-sloping into mass murder, etc.
Thus, surprisingly enough, optimism is warranted, because an all-but-naked power-grab
by what once aspired to human status, calling itself scientific leftism,
is bereft of rational arguments.
The professors of Uppsala will before long have to put out the begging bowl to heiresses for their dinner, and deservedly so!
They, who sneered at patriots, while making excuses for moslem terrorists,
will have to bow down before the rich, who may allow them to study genealogies.

John S Bolton said at April 20, 2007 11:23 PM:

On the question of why one should be loyal:
it is the loyalty to fellow nationals over against the foreign aggressors within their borders,
which they're being pressured towards losing.
The nation cannot mean less than that citizens owe loyalty to each other,
when one of their number is being attacked by foreigners within the borders.
If that minimum is fallen below, a better country may intervene to depose
that government, and install one which is loyal to the citizens.

purenoiz said at April 21, 2007 5:03 PM:

MR Bolton.

Loyalty is a rare commodity these days. Our current administration demands it, and rewards our soldiers with walter reed. How long will our soldiers be loyal if they need welfare to feed their family's.
How can one be loyal to a country where cronism wins out over merit? How can loyalty exist between a nations citizenry when there is such a divide as we have now. Is this the same foreigners that the irish were back at the turn of the century, or the germans before them. Or is it different since it's easier to spot a brown person in a crowd white people, and call them the enemy, just so people will be distracted from the real enemy of the of the people. Those who wish to privatize everything so they can make get served where before it was the people getting served.

Immigration controls make sense, but they need to punish the businesses that hire illegals more harshly than currently practiced and and definitely more than they do to illegal immigrants. In the name of loyalty and protectionism, maybe they should punish corporations that shut down factories in America, to open up shop in 3rd world countries. The practice of destroying american infrastructure for profit is anything but loyal to america


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