Open Borders writes up that World Values Survey on the attitudes of people in 48 countries toward immigration policy:
Several countries in Eastern Europe and Latin America also seem to have more open borders supporters than any of the rich countries, except Sweden, which appears to be an outlier, with a far more pro-open borders populace of any rich country included in the survey.
My hunch is that over time, the Swedes have become ethnocentric about their political correctness. Being true believers in stupid stuff is how they show that Swedes are superior to the other Nordics, those virtually subhuman vermin. "We're Swedes, we're not like those horrible racist Danes, who have been so insensitive as to try to crack down on arranged cousin marriages of young Pakistani girls for the purposes of immigration fraud!"
Oh, I see. Sweden is like Canada?ReplyDelete
My hunch is that over time the lemmings (also Nordics) have become genetocentric about their cliff diving.ReplyDelete
Does it matter?
It's NOT ethnocentrism, it's "selfcentrism" and self-righteousness in a highly conformist society.ReplyDelete
We understand what you are getting at Steve, but your phrasing it wrong. It's about throwing your own ethnic group under the bus to pump yourself up. The fact that other ethnic groups may be looked down upon for not living up to high minded liberal principals is not what's driving this behavior, internal factors are.
Swedish people have always been highly self-righteous, preachy and conformist.
Remember that Sweden is the original homeland of all Germanic people and the nobility of most European countries. It explains a lot.
The wish to have moral superiority over other people is a very, very powerful drive.ReplyDelete
Pride goeth before a fall.
As a half Dane, your post has been my suspicion for nearly 20 years. Danes and Swedes truly hate each other. Danes are honest about their racism - unless you call them out on it and then they call you racist against Danes. Swedes, desperately not trying to be Danish, live in complete denial.ReplyDelete
But then again, according to Rooshv, Swedes love America, including American NAMs. So that does complicate your (and my) hypothesis.
The Swedes were very big on open borders during WWII, as I recall. Especially their intelligence services.ReplyDelete
When I first heard the saying "Scratch a Swede, find a fascist" years ago, I thought it was simply insane, and left over from some earlier incarnation of that group. Also, being of Swedish descent, I resent it. But I have seen the truth of it since then - including when my mother went over to visit relatives and found them provincial, bigoted, and resentful, disliking nearly everyone not from a 30km radius and more than half of those within it.
Keep your eye on what they do about Malmo.
For most of its history, Malmo has been part of Denmark. Also, it is pretty much the Youngstown of Sweden. So, don't be too surprised if they use it as a dumping ground for undesirable elements.Delete
Every Swede with whom I've broached the subject of race or immigration (I'm American descendant of Swedes who emigrated about 100 years ago) has flown into a red-eyed rage.ReplyDelete
Telling one Swedish girl merely that I think marrying a white woman will be better for my future family was almost enough to make her strike me! Her boyfriend probably would not have held her back had I'd said what I think about race-mixing on a large scale.
Hey if the Swedes are striving to be the most PC, they are making real inroads with stuff like this:ReplyDelete
Swedish toy catalogue goes gender neutral - Telegraph
This reminds me of an obscure Danish language horror movie about a haunted hospital. One of the doctors in it was a Swede who was portrayed as a pompous stuck up jerk. In one scene he walks out on a balcony and screams "Dansk scum!" (or the equivalent in Swedish).ReplyDelete
It was a strange movie. Any one know what it was called?
In some ways Sweden is a bellwether of the non-Anglosphere PC world. PC insanity in that sphere is defined by the Swedes.ReplyDelete
Have they really gone mad and embraced self-genocide? Has Swedish sanctimony crossed the Rubicon of self-destruction?
If Swedes are willing to destroy themselves to prove their moral superiority, I suppose other more pragmatic peoples can stand by and wait to pick up the pieces.
It's not ethnocentrism, it's Stockholm Syndrome.ReplyDelete
Swedes are anxious to curry favor with the global elites and the power structure they have in place. (Check composition of Swedish media.) You see the same mindset in Americans of European derivation who are dependent on the global elites for their status and privileges.
"Check composition of Swedish media."ReplyDelete
I have and it's more like the American media than one would think.
Trends which cannot continue forever don't. In a generation or two Swedish attitudes are likely alter considerably.ReplyDelete
It was a strange movie. Any one know what it was called?ReplyDelete
You might be thinking of "Riget," AKA "The Kingdom," which was an 8-episode miniseries from the mid-90's by Lars Von Trier.
Anyone looking at the behavior of Swedes, and other select Euro self-extinctionists, must find it difficult to believe the average IQ in Europe is (or was) 100. They are behaving like idiots.ReplyDelete
Higher IQ's, allegedly, developed as a survival strategy under conditions of cold-climate scarcity. For centuries, Europeans seemed to behave normally; ie, sought to maximize the survival prospects of those most closely related.
Something has gone horribly wrong.
It was a strange movie. Any one know what it was called?ReplyDelete
I think you're referring to Lars von Trier's The Kingdom. Probably his most interesting work (in my opinion. I hated his later movies).
For a while, some Swedes bragged that their country was the "moral superpower," until everybody in Sweden just started laughing at the term and it was only used ironically from then on. But it was used for a while, without irony. That says something, I think. That was decades ago, before the mass immigration thing.ReplyDelete
Anonymous, was the hospital movie you're thinking of Lars von Trier's movie (originally a miniseries) The Kingdom? I hated that movie.ReplyDelete
Met a Norwegian a couple years ago. He said Norwegians HATE Swedes.ReplyDelete
No, I don't think Swedish open borders is a reaction to Danish ways. I think it's because of the influence of the United States both from it's actual laws and from it's pervasive multi-racial harmony depictions in the media has led Sweden like almost all European created countries into open borders mania. We have more people in the United States who are ready to bombard Congressmen with letters, emails and protests at the slightest hint that gun laws will be tightened yet that same passion doesn't exist for our borders.ReplyDelete
Swedens strong open borders lobby are dominated by leftwing women and immigrants ( mainly jews). So just as in California immigration have lead to socialism and more immigration - vicious circle....ReplyDelete
Sweden is a very consensus-driven society. For the last 4 decades the consensus has been that all Swedes must be social democrats at heart. (Had WWII turned out the other way, Swedes would likely have embraced another ideal).ReplyDelete
Being mostly intelligent and hard-working, Swedes are able to be successful as a nation regardless of the societal model they choose. Their good traits as a people make even the dumbest political ideas look wonderful.
Basically, the Swedes could among themselves decide that people wearing grey hats are to work Monday to Thursday, and men with moustaches from Friday to Sunday. People less than 175cm tall will operate all railways and watchmakers are to be brunettes. All of this would, in time, prove to be very successful. In Sweden, that is.
Unfortunately, they would then set out to export these great ideas to faraway countries, with great zeal and little success.
Perhaps the strange love/hate thing the Swedes have for the US is because these two nations both are keen to export their competing ideal of society. Both are also disappointed, time and again, when their efforts fail at the hands of ingrateful locals.
Is affirmative action really 'white ethnocentrism' in disguise?ReplyDelete
That seems like a pretty accurate idea, except most of the time we barely think about the rest of the Scandinavian countries. Saying that Swedes are desperately trying to differentiate themselves from Danes is like saying that Americans are desperately trying to differentiate themselves from Mexicans. There's such a big superiority complex that our neighbours barely register.ReplyDelete
If we talk about evil racists it's very, very likely to either refer to Americans, Israelis or working class Swedes.
foreign expert: Met a Norwegian a couple years ago. He said Norwegians HATE Swedes.ReplyDelete
Since I only know two Norwegians (both of them living in Eastern Europe) I hesitate to extrapolate from such a sample size but since both of them seem to be relatively normal Norwegians here goes. Both of them told me that Norwegians actually do like Swedes. Sure they make fun of them (humourless, not too bright) and there's a sports rivalry too but it's mostly just banter. As with all neighbours there are petty annoyances but I find it hard to believe there's any hatred between them.
Incidentally, Swedes, including their media, can be very chauvinistic when it comes to sports. The plausible sounding explanation I've heard for this is that the country is so PC that much of the pent-up nationalist sentiment is expressed through sport.
The Swedish royal family took in a Somali refugee and he promptly robbed them. Ha Ha. Needless too say, the theft went unpunished and he is still in Sweden.ReplyDelete
If you don't believe me, ut's reported in the English-language Swedish press.
I posted a Youtube link, but the owner of the blog must have felt the style was inappropriate
Swedes absorbed the God-is-always-watching mentality from their Lutheran period. Now it's a PC god who they always imagine on their shoulder, whispering into their ear.ReplyDelete
I say this as a Swede, and such self-knowledge obviously makes me superior. I doubt anyone south of Malmo is capable of such moral clarity.
In Sweden, men are 'strongly encouraged' to 'pass water' whilst using what is euphemistically termed a 'public convienience' sitting down, rather than standing up at a urinal.ReplyDelete
Apparently this is to inculcate 'equality'.
That tells you all you need to know about Sweden.
""Check composition of Swedish media.""ReplyDelete
and where's that video of nice little scots-irish granny speaking of the unbearable monoculture of white europe?
"Swedes absorbed the God-is-always-watching mentality from their Lutheran period. Now it's a PC god who they always imagine on their shoulder, whispering into their ear."ReplyDelete
you can never be too sure in the age of ubiquitous cameras.
the omnipresent and omniscient god that technology can manifest.
There is some truth to this notion, although the sentiment is limited to the upper-middle class and elite.ReplyDelete
Meanwhile, the majority of the Swedish people has consistently polled as negative to immigration, but this has been easily suppressed by the elite for a variety of reasons.
Currently, the somewhat unpolished/thuggish "far right" is breaking records, currently sitting at about 8 percent in polls.
sweden seems to be on its way to becoming the land of whiskey's dreams, the hate hate hate beta white male video:ReplyDelete
they also had a feminist initiative party a few years ago, it lost quite a bit of steam when it was revealed that they had meetings where hacking up men was chanted, and a moderate of the party left in tears after a colleague called her a gender traitor for being with a man.
the land of brave girls and tender boys where the army lion symbol got the snippy-snippy for displaying too much maleness.
Danish hospital film was probably The Kingdom. Actually a TV miniseries, I remember it being on TV here in the UK.ReplyDelete
a) In Nethlerlands they have a kind of Halloween in which they all dress up in blackface, it's called Black Pete. And in Sweden casual racism like this
is apparently a big joke.
So it all seems a bit schizophrenic. Which is what Steve is getting at, I suppose.
"That tells you all you need to know about Sweden."ReplyDelete
The next time you try to understand a country from some some factoid maybe could bother to find out whether it's true first?
But that you think what you wrote is true says all we need to know about you - that you're dumb.
What Sweden was like before it became part of the American (Harvard) Empire after 1945:ReplyDelete
To illustrate what I talk about. Louis Armstrong visited Sweden in 1933. In all the news papers he was describe as something monkey-like let loose from the jungle. All across the line! And in the reviews by the most serious music critics.
Who would have imagined in 1933, that twelve years later Western Europe would undergo an America-led cultural revolution which would lead to the common belief that there are no differences between races?
Translation of two of the quotes:
Knut Bäck in Göteborgs-Posten, November 1933:
"This world is strange... No protests are raised against how the jungle is let loose into the society. Armstrong and his band are allowed to freely wreak destruction."
Sten Broman in Sydsvenskan, November 1933:
"Dare I say that he at times had something monkey-like about him and sometimes reminded of, according to our perceptions, a mentally disturbed person, when he pouted with his mouth or gaped it to its widest open and roared like a hoarse animal from a primeval forest."
The third quote compares the concert with a natural disaster, and Armstrong's trumpet with a hell machine. The only good thing coming out of it, he says, is that it solves to old dispute of whether monkeys have a language.
This is what Europe looked like, up until 1945. And since some people will live under the misconception that this was a phenomenon of the '30s, I here provide a quote from the Swedish Encyclopedia, Nordisk Familjebok, the 1876-1899 edition (here and here).
"Psychologically the negro can be said be on the level of a child, with vivid fantasy, lack of endurance, ... can be said to lack morality rather than being immoral ... etc."
Even though the point here has been to illustrate how social paradigms can shift completely in short time (and this is just one out of numerous examples), let me add how up until 1945 all the focus was put on the differences between races, and after that all the focus has been put on what is equal (while ignoring differences). Let's see if the next shift means a synthesis of the two extremes. Will people be able to keep two thoughts in their minds at the same time?
A big mistake that people on the far right make is to assume the worse the better. This stems from a belief that white people will radicalise under unbearable strains to which they are increasingly subjected. Au contraire.ReplyDelete
Worse is worse. In a country like Sweden, under a conservative government, the nation of Sweden is being submerged and dismantled. As it is happening, those on the other side are only growing stronger, and their opponents weaker. The Swedes are fated to go the way of the Puritans, who they resemble to much. Germanic societies are basic on egalitarian racism, which has now mutated into egalitarian capitalism. A virtuous circle has turned into a vicious one. Shed no tears. A nation such as this doesn't deserve to survive.
"In Sweden, men are 'strongly encouraged' to 'pass water' whilst using what is euphemistically termed a 'public convienience' sitting down, rather than standing up at a urinal.ReplyDelete
Apparently this is to inculcate 'equality'."
Why don't the men make a stink about the women not standing up and going about their business?
As a Swede I can only confirm that we live in a PC liberal, conformist society. But it is rapidly changing. In 2002 the anti-muslim party Sweden Democrats got 1.4 percent of the votes, in 2010 they got 5.7 percent and most polls today show that they are at 10 percent and rising - in spite of being constantly attacked by the mainstream media.ReplyDelete
One particularly interesting thing is that women of foreign background are twice as likely to vote for them as ethnically Swedish women.
Anonymous said . . .
We have more people in the United States who are ready to bombard Congressmen with letters, emails and protests at the slightest hint that gun laws will be tightened yet that same passion doesn't exist for our borders.
More proof that parallel universes exist and that travel among them is common. In my universe, George W Bush tried to pass an amnesty twice and was defeated by exactly this kind of letter-writing campaign.
In your universe, did he not try or was he stopped by some other means? Patriotic rich businessmen scotched it, maybe? Leftists who understood it would wreck their welfare state?
As a swede, I will try to perhaps shed some light on this interesting question.ReplyDelete
Firstly, it is indeed true that the media and politicians portray our neighbours and especially Denmark as a backwards proto-fascist state. The "elite's" self-righteousness and outright hate against people who don't conform to marxist ideals is probably greater than it is in US by a large margin. Also, like in the US, marxist thought is strong in higher education, creating a hostile "intelligentsia". Fortunately STEM-education is still an avenue where you can meet unindoctrinated people and express political incorrect thoughts. Perhaps some of the reasons for our predicament is this:
#1. Our media is remarkably enough in the same situation as it is in the US. Scots-Irish people own most of it (The Bonnier family and Hjörne family). Infact, if you took your time to check the names of our editors and journalists you would be surprised by the large Scots-Irish presence.
#2. As probably one of the most secular people on the planet, the Swedes instead express their fanatism by worshiping at the altar of humanism and egalitarianism.
#3. Swedes are rational people, and want to be rational, hence our secularism, but are too stupid to know when they're being lied to. Which leads me to..
#4. Swedes are conformist and high-trusting. Corruption is almost unheard of here, and people simply can't believe that the people who are supposed to be in charge and tell them objective truth are lying to them.
Hence we have a situation where people believe in PC-lies because they are presented as facts. Swedes, too stupid to learn the facts themselves, and/or lacking the will to do so, put their trust on our elites to tell them what is true and what is not. They can't comprehend that the elite is lying to their faces, it's simply incomprehensible why anyone would do such a thing, thus it can't be true.
Swedes are I'll prepared with their high trust and conformity to deal with mass-deception. Even alot of the elites are true believers. "The Americans and their elites wouldn't deceive us right?"
The upswing of this is when race-realism can't be ignored any longer we Swedes will probably adopt it quickly and with the same fanatism as we have leftism. Let's hope that day comes quickly.
How about the moral arrogance that comes from the country that gets to give out the Nobel Prizes?ReplyDelete
I mean in this sense. The giving out of the Nobels causes the arrogance.
I call it the "Time Magazine" effect. The magazine assumes and gets gravitas (arguably a form of arrogance) by the very act of giving out a seemingly very important award.
Perhaps Sweden needs a "time-out" from being the country that gives out such a prestigious award. One that apparently selects the greatest humans among us. Too draining an award for such a small country. Let Japan carry the burden for awhile, then Canada. Etc. It should be rotated.
When I was in Northern Europe last spring, I was subjected to an angry diatribe about "the yoos" (Jews) from a big, drunk Swede. Apparently, we Americans are all mindless, Jew-following robots. I heard almost the exact same thing from a Palestinian some years ago.ReplyDelete
After he went on for a minute or so, I simply told him that most Americans don't pay much attention to the yoos, and don't really care either way (sorry, Jewish folks, but it's true), and expressed some surprise that a Swede would be so animated by the subject, and in fact care more than a typical American who, as he would have it, is a running-dog for the Zionists. He then calmed down and started talking about his real passion: motocross.
I suspect Swedes have a national complex over their association with National Socialism, which was widely supported prior to the disastrous war. This is why they put so much effort into politically correct orthodoxy while simultaneously nursing a grudge against Jews (guilt and resentment are closely tied).
In any event, I like Swedes alright. They've always been decent to me personally, but the PC preachiness sure does get old. Especially coming from people who don't really know what they're talking about, and that's the vast majority of Swedes. It is, after all, a very introverted and homogeneous culture.
"I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive."ReplyDelete
--Jewish activist for goverment-funded group in Sweden
Interview with American activist in Sweden:ReplyDelete
Europe must be made multicultural or perish.
Hence we have a situation where people believe in PC-lies because they are presented as facts. Swedes, too stupid to learn the facts themselves, and/or lacking the will to do so, put their trust on our elites to tell them what is true and what is not. They can't comprehend that the elite is lying to their faces, it's simply incomprehensible why anyone would do such a thing, thus it can't be true.ReplyDelete
Swedes are I'll prepared with their high trust and conformity to deal with mass-deception. Even alot of the elites are true believers. "The Americans and their elites wouldn't deceive us right?"
It is exactly the same in the United States, except that many of us have had much more experience living with non-Whites.
I like your use of the word scotched when describing W's immigration reform, and assume it was intentional.
Swede would be so animated by the subject, and in fact care more than a typical American who, as he would have it, is a running-dog for the Zionists.ReplyDelete
You don't think America is a running dog for the Zionists?
"I don't know how Swedish thought processes work, but if I see young women in my country coloring their blond locks brown and inventing belts that take two hands to remove, all to combat rape by roving bands of Muzzie immigrants (who are on record saying Swedish girls deserve to be raped), the death of my culture can't come too soon."ReplyDelete
Why are you bothering to wishing for the death of your (hypothetical) culture? Why not imagine the the death of the Muzzie rapists instead?
"One particularly interesting thing is that women of foreign background are twice as likely to vote for them as ethnically Swedish women."ReplyDelete
Of what background are these foreign women? It's hard to imagine Muslim women voting against Muslim interests, but I guess anything's possible. Many white women have no problem voting against white interests, after all.
I can't for the very life of me see how muslim or third world immigration is anything but disastrous for Scandinavia.ReplyDelete
Immigration is a check against Swedish anti-Semitism.ReplyDelete
You don't think America is a running dog for the Zionists?ReplyDelete
The people and politicians are not the same. This was my point to the guy. I was essentially asking him why he was hectoring me over it, when neither I nor most Americans have anything to do with it.
It's equivalent to angrily shouting at a Shanghainese pilot about Tibet when he's relaxing in San Francisco after a long flight.
The people and politicians are not the same. This was my point to the guy. I was essentially asking him why he was hectoring me over it, when neither I nor most Americans have anything to do with it.ReplyDelete
Actually, most Americans have quite a lot to do with it. In vast numbers, they vote representatives into power who explicitly support the Zionist regime, they pay taxes to a government that underwrites the regime, they give business to people who give crucial backing to the regime.
Americans are responsible for their democratically elected government.
You could vote them out of office, you could organize a counter-movement, you could protest, you could boycott, you could speak out. Until then, you are complicit.
As a Norwegian, I can confirm that we do not hate the swedes, but jokes a lot with/about them.ReplyDelete
Unfortunally, the swedes suffers from a "stockholm syndrom" thinking the best about their immigrants who rips them off, and offering nothing but disgust in return. Ethnic young swedes comes to norway looking for work, while the gouverment keeps importing useless "workers" from the third world, including their agressive and destructive religion. The next year, the little country of Sweden plans to welcome more than 30 000 somalians and around 70 000 from other places around the world. (The somalians are well known as particualry difficult to get to work or function as a civilized citizen. All european countries have huge problems with somali immigrants)
There is no way to stop this, unlike USA who at least have some non-left newspapers and tv- channels, Sweden have ONLY leftwing newspapers denying and actively hiding the immigration problems under the rug. Only websites and blogs are telling the truth and document how bad things really are. But these websites are known as hate-sites or nazi/fascist/rasist sites by the swedish media and is quite effectively held down with few exeptions.
As I have spent almost every summer holidays in Sweden the last 30 years, I have seen the downfall hitting Sweden harder, so much harder than Norway and Denmark. Recently, they lay down the SAAB factory. Big companies like Ericssons have gone bankrupt.
Still the swedes import more and more of their expensive welfare receivers.
I can easily see parallells between a city like Detroit and the country Sweden. I guess most of you americans catch my drift and understand how big problems sweden are facing.
It seems likely to me. I firmly believe everyone acts in (what they think is) their own self-interest. It could be donating food to your town's soup kitchen because it makes you feel good about yourself, or it could be having some kind of unspoken "who can be the most selfless egalitarian" status-seeking contest, like some kind of strange Christian sect.ReplyDelete
It seems likely to me. I firmly believe everyone acts in (what they think is) their own self-interest. It could be donating food to your town's soup kitchen because it makes you feel good about yourself, or it could be having some kind of unspoken "who can be the most selfless egalitarian" status-seeking contest.ReplyDelete
Or it could be worshipping the political orthodoxy because to do otherwise would mean losing job and social status. Occam's Razor.
"Immigration is a check against Swedish anti-Semitism."ReplyDelete
I can't think of anything bad Swedes have ever done to Jews.
All European "tribal" consciousness is a potential economic or physical threat to Jews.
But the even bigger perceived threat, historically, is assimilation. Immigration weakens the strong Swedish cultural and racial identity, making Swedes less appealing to Jewish maidens, either because their numbers diminish or because they are diluted by immigrant groups.
But the even bigger perceived threat, historically, is assimilationReplyDelete
Bingo. It is the dream of every Jewish male to marry a cute blonde shiksa. The early Zionists weren't stupid, and knew inter-marriage was a disaster befalling the Jewish people, with the long-term outcome of such relationships doing as much damage as any pogrom could.
Mexican Jews have a very low inter-marriage rate primarily due to the available options for marriage in Mexico city. Can't see many Swedish Jews dreaming of walking down the aisle with a Somalian Bride.
Germany, Sweden, Norway, France, Italy, England, Ireland, Spain, etc Obama's approval rating is either in the 70s or the 80s. Those are all Obama friendly nations.ReplyDelete
UK correspondent here!
In 2008 I had to deliver some stuff to a house (this is in UK obviously). White middle class woman answers the door, very nice, very well spoken, pictures of all too white husband and kids on the wall. You get the picture.
But on another wall a big poster, framed.
I wanted to scream "What is that hanging there, what the hell is wrong with you woman? You make me sick!"
But I didnt, didnt want to lose my job. I did flip through the options of saying something sarcastic but deniable, to wrong foot her but couldnt think of anything.
"All European countries have huge problems with Somali immigrants."ReplyDelete
Makes sense: Somalia also finds that most Somalis are worthless.
European countries and USA have to accept somalian refugees as forced upon us by FN and EU regulations. So, each year, every european country have to accept a certain amount of somalians. Sweden wanting to be an overachiever will accept no less than 30 000 somalians in 2013! With later prospects of family reunion we can expect these 30 000 somalians becoming 100 000 within 3-4 years, not counting the 30 000 somalians that probably will come each year from 2013 on.ReplyDelete
Sweden is lost and her little brother Norway will be dragged along down the drain. We will survive a couple of years longer than Sweden because of oil money, but it will rapidly go to an end as the immigrants in sweden will move to Norway when Sweden is broke.
If you want to see Norwegian culture before its lost, please come visit us within the next 10-15 years. After that, any US citizen will risk their lives wandering our sharia infested streets.
There is significant amount of exaggeration in the comments here. I want to comment on all of them, but doing so would cut into my work time. I hope to produce a long list of comments and refutations of details, with weblinks as sources.ReplyDelete
However, I wish to point out three fact pieces:
1. The population percentage of "Scotch-Irish" in Sweden is 0.16%, last I checked. That is about the same proportion as most Mountain states. Our total population of that ethnic group is about the same as in Kansas. Data from here:
2. We do not have Section-8 housing. Our immigrants and poor people can get housing subsidies, and they do get them, but they have to use those subsidies pay for housing where they can find it. Despite the fact that most rental housing is owned by the counties, the counties do not move those people to the better neighborhoods - they are more or less warehoused in housing projects where they form a much larger percentage of the local population than in the county as a whole. If a Swede manages to escape such a place, the county will not foist a loser in the good place he went to.
3. The total population of people with recent african descent is still much lower than in USA, and in Great Britain for that matter. Leave the largest cities, and it is still possible to find big swaths of counties with lower black population percentages than in Maine.
To Swedish Dude said...ReplyDelete
To point # 3 sir, but WHY should any of these "recent African descent" people even be in your country? What good are they doing for you?
years ago read a swedish blog about how they were photoshopping and blurring the blackness out of the apprehended criminals in news reportsReplyDelete
1. The population percentage of "Scotch-Irish" in Sweden is 0.16%, last I checked. That is about the same proportion as most Mountain states.ReplyDelete
I guess someone needs to point out to you that political and cultural power and influence are not proportional to relative population size.
Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban are what percentage of the U.S. population? The controlling shareholders, executives, and media personalities are what percentage of the population?
The Scots Irish are said to be 2% of the U.S. population, yet nobody can doubt they wield massive influence on U.S. political choices and mass media content--even in the Mountain States.
Furthermore, the ability to subordinate the Swedes is not only a function of influence over media and politicians in Sweden. You must add to that the influence of the dominant global culture, politics, and the economy. That comes from the United States, and to a lesser extent Britain, France, Germany.
3. The total population of people with recent african descent is still much lower than in USA, and in Great Britain for that matter. Leave the largest cities, and it is still possible to find big swaths of counties with lower black population percentages than in Maine.ReplyDelete
What matters is the direction things are going. Which way are things trending? If you really are Northern European, put to use your capacity to foresee, plan, and provision.
Tyler Cowen already wrote on this theory back in 2006.ReplyDelete