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Enric Ravello Barber
Enric Ravello Barber

Location: Spain

Specialization: History, Catalunya, Spain, Geopolitics, Nationalism in Europe, Islamization, Immigration

Sweden: the end of the multicultural fantasy

The polls reveal: Swedish people tired of multiculturalism tend to favor the nationalist party more and more

The latest poll published in Sweden carried out by YouGov, gives the best result ever to the nationalist anti-immigration party: 28.8% for Sweden Democrats (SD). This confirms the unstoppable upward trend for the Swedish nationalists, verified in recent years and accelerated in recent months.[1] In fact, in the September 2014 elections held in the Scandinavian country, SD became the third largest political force in the country with 12.7% of the vote. This followed an imperturbable growth seen since the European elections of 2009 (where SD gained 3.27%), Swedish elections in 2010 (5.7%), and the European elections in June 2014 (9.67%; and two deputies gained in Strasbourg).

Since these last elections, the intention of voting for SD rose continuously in the polls as well. In fact, fear regarding the rise of SD was the reason presented by the left coalition - that won the elections and composes the Government - to call for new early elections despite not having a majority to govern comfortably.[2]

The electoral rise of SD is simply the political reflection of a sociological reality. In Sweden, understood for years as being the paradigm of "open society", multiculturalism has failed, and the local population calls for its replacement by another model based on the defense of the native Swedish population.

Rinkeby: the failure of the multicultural paradigm

With 9,500,000 inhabitants, the official number of immigrants in Sweden stands at 12%. With no formal statistics on ethnicity, the figures derived from studies on immigration and nationality say that 27% of people in Sweden have full partial or foreign origin while 73% are "only Swedes."[3]

Like other Scandinavian countries, Sweden has relatively "hard" laws on immigration but is very lax and permissive about "refugees" -  the gateway of immigration from the Third World, as it was in the 70s for Chileans fleeing the Pinochet´s regime. The late 60s and 70s marked the influx of "refugees" but until the early 90s, most of the immigrants settled in Sweden came from the rest of Scandinavia, especially from Finland.

It is in this context that the Miljonprogrammet or "Million Programme" was born. A plan developed by the Social Democratic government between 1965 and 1974 espoused the construction of a number of modern neighborhoods, by destroying traditional houses and replacing them with modern buildings of dubious urban style inspired by the model used in the former Democratic Republic of Germany.

The goal was to create a million new affordable homes in which refugees who will become "good democratic citizens" will be housed. The criterion of that plan - the social-democratic utopia it suggested- quickly collided with reality. Instead of "good democratic citizens," it has been Islamists and non-integrated immigrants who mostly populating these suburbs.

So Sweden devised and planned neighborhoods as Rinkeby in Stockholm and Rosengard in Malmo. Rosengard has 84% of a foreign population and is known in Malmo as "the ghetto," where they built one of the largest mosques in Sweden. The area of the mosque is supplemented with schools and childcare centers where inevitably women don Islamic garments including the Islamic veil.

For the Swedes and more specifically for the inhabitants of Stockholm, Rinkeby is now synonymous with crime, insecurity, immigration and Islamic fundamentalism, although it was not always so. Rinkeby was born in 1347 in a small town on the outskirts of Stockholm. It had its peak in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but its dependence on the capital increased. In 1965, it became a neighborhood inside Stockholm, with the peculiarity that since 1971 it is the place where a growing number of “refugees” arriving in Sweden are installed.

To facilitate travel and the comfort of these new “guests,” a subway station was built in 1975 in Rinkeby. Today 89.1% of the population is foreign-born. Whether during the day or at night it is impossible to see a Swedish citizen near this subway station: his life is worth very little there.

The neighborhood's name has given rise to the word, Rinkebysvenska, a term used to designate the impoverished variety of the Swedish language spoken in the suburbs.

However, it is not possible to qualify Rinkeby with the adjective "poor.” Public libraries, mosques and Islamic cultural centers - paid by the Swedes - are part of the normal landscape of this suburb. The proportion of satellite TV antennas is the largest in Scandinavia, unemployment rate exceeds 70%, but the welfare state created by the native Swedes takes care of Rinkeby’s residents.

Virtually 100% of its inhabitants get a government subsidy of some kind. As a Swedish young girl told us, the worst is that most papers and certificates used for claims are fake - the Swedish bureaucracy relies excessively on the "sincerity" of the person who then collects 3 or 4 subsidies at a time - usually owing to exclusive or incompatible reasons. Decidedly, Scandinavian welfare is not intended for other "mentalities." Becoming a “multicultural” welfare state will inevitable cause collapse.

Rape, violence and jihadism

In 2008, the Swedish Security Agency (SAPO) warned that Sweden could become a base of recruiting Islamist groups.  That same year the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported that in recent years 20 people were detained as suspected terrorists in the country. They all had Swedish passports and were born in one of these suburbs.

The growing presence of immigrants from Muslim countries is also the reason for the incredible and tragic increase in rape in Sweden, with Stockholm being the city with most violations per capita in Europe and Sweden, and the country with the highest per capita rape in the world, overcome only by Lesotho.  Since 1975, when the Swedish Parliament decided to turn the country, formerly ethnically homogeneous, to a "multicultural state," violations have increased by 1,472%, mostly by “second generation” immigrant aggressors, that is, by those holding a Swedish passport. An example of the failure of the multicultural fantasy.[4]

Meanwhile the pro-immigration media-political class-conservatives or social-democrats - continue to deny reality and defend the existing social model. They take on such ridiculous and reprehensible attitudes, such as the censuring of the famous Swedish children television series Pippi Longstocking, despite the popular and logical reaction against this stupid act,[5] or denying the police the right to racially identify rapist gangs in Stockholm so as “not to favor the political growth of SD.”[6]

But at the moment, this propaganda and these lies don´t serve to stop the escalation of violence in Sweden against the new wave of "refugees,"[7] nor the exodus of Swedish citizens fleeing from an increasingly unstable and insecure society. Over 51,000 Swedes left the country in 2015 alone. [8]

Patriots, Eurosceptical and anti-immigration: North European nationalist parties

These are the circumstances that explain the growing electoral success of the SD, which may soon become the largest party in Sweden. As it has occurred in another country considered a model of "multiculturalism," the Netherlands, where today the party that is receiving the most popular support is Greet Wilder's Partij Von de Vrijheid (PVV).

Similar situations with similar results happened in two other EU countries, Denmark and Finland: in the latter the percentage of immigrants is lower; the Danish People's Party (DF)[9] and Finnish Party/True Finnish (PersuS)[10] got high percentages of the vote.

SD, PVV, DF and PersuS share three characteristics that define them as parties: a strong patriotic charge, a resounding position against immigration and Islamization of their country, and an extremely critical stance against the Euro and the membership of their country in the EU, combined with friendly and sympathetic forms of communication to the public. It is what may be called "the Nordic model of nationalism," a model that moves as fast as the growing problems of multiculturalism in the respective countries.

 


[1] http://lionelbaland.hautetfort.com/archive/2016/01/22/les-democrates-suedois-donnes-a-28-8-5748710.html.

[2] http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2014/09/14/actualidad/1410696389_344529.html

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_to_Sweden

[4] http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/5195/sweden-rape

[5] http://www.themarysue.com/pippi-longstocking-changes/

[6] http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2016/01/11/56939de7e2704edf7a8b45b2.html

[7] http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2015/11/trouble-in-paradise-the-downfall-of-sweden/

[8] http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2016/01/12/more-swedes-than-ever-are-moving-abroad-as-muslim-refugees-have-unofficially-taken-over-the-country-by-force/

[9] Danks Folkeparti (DF) 26% and most voted party in the European elections (2014), 21.1% in Danish general elections (2015)

[10] PersuSuomalaiset (PersuS fin.) 12.9% in the Europan elections (2014); 17.7% in the Finnish general elections (2015)

 

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