Goodbye Sweden

  

This is the last post on this blog. I am leaving Sweden for good shortly, and will no longer be following its descent from what was once the third most prosperous country in the world. Frankly, it’s just too damn depressing. 

I was born and raised in Sweden, which leaves a cultural mark even though I moved to USA in the 1990s and have spent the better part of my adult life as an American. Coming back for a few years has been a shocking experience.

When I was a child, Sweden was a dull yet very safe place to live. Yes, there was a heavy blanket of socialism and collectivist values covering everything, but there was a core of pragmatism beneath the redness. The intention and goal was always to benefit the citizens, even though they went about things in a backwards manner. 

 

Prime minister Löfven 
Today, it’s as if the inmates are running the asylum. The politicians are participating in a chicken race of “goodness” where everybody tries to one-up each other in caring for the citizens of OTHER countries while Swedish retirees, school children, handicapped and other vulnerable categories of people are thorougly ignored. Violence is exploding. Jihadist Trojan horses are flowing through the porous border along with the tens of thousands ID-less refugees. 

But what makes me the most pessimistic about Sweden’s future is how the social fabric itself has been undermined. 

Now, to be clear, it is my opinion that modest immigration is healthy for society and beneficial for trade, cultural development and so forth. Protectionism as a concept is counter-productive, while free trade and the ability for skilled labor to go where they’re in demand is beneficial for everyone.

Having said that, what Sweden is doing is something completely different. The once homogenous population has been forever altered by a rapid and massive addition of people from vastly different cultures and value-systems. 26,8% of the population is now foreign-born or with at least one foreign-born parent, and the national census bureau estimates that some 150 000 per year will arrive to the country of just 9,8 million residents.

There simply is no possible way to absorb and assimilate such volumes of people, period. Then you are merely creating ethnic enclaves, which due to incompatible language, culture and job skills become ghettos, which in turns brews crime, misery and extremism. Once the inflow has exceeded the capacity for absorbtion, further immigration only makes the problem worse. 

It’s like someone having read that a cup of green tea per day is healthy, so they make it a policy to chug four gallons per day, every day. It’s a good thing overdone to the extreme until it becomes toxic.

Then you have the Swedish school system. There really is no nice way to put it; it’s a complete disaster. The minister of education is a man-boy who spends his time making Youtube-videos showing heart-signs with his hands to boost school results, while university-level students can’t read and comprehend the course literature. 

  
Education minister Gustav Fridolin
Since there is a delay in the changes in the school system, it is only in recent years the full impact of the knowledge-averse “progressive” school system is starting to be felt. Hard facts are largely irrelevant; the important thing is to sit in a group and discuss things until a consensus is reached. But with no hard facts to base the conclusions on, it becomes an exercise in futility because it’s all random assumptions and opinions. As a university-level history student (!) was quoted as saying in newspaper Svenska Dagbladet the other day: “Why would all these dates matter? Who cares in what order things happened?”

That’s not exactly fertile soil for creating the researchers and engineers of the future.

Financially, Sweden is an oddity in that it never had its real estate correction when Lehman Bros went belly-up and the housing market everywhere in the West crashed. Sweden just kept steaming ahead, which means housing is ridiculously overinflated. In Stockholm, the real estate prices increased 19% and in Gothenburg 24% in the last 12 months alone — from an already sky-high level. 

  
Tear-down abandoned house from 1932 with small, unremarkable lot in the outskirts of Stockholm. Current bid: 7,5 million SEK, or close to $900,000.

As a result, personal debt of the Swedish population is at an all-time high. To keep all this afloat the normal mortgage interest rates are at 2% with central bank Riksbanken at -0,25%, and yet a significant portion of the borrowers are hanging by a thread. If and when foreign banks and investors decide it’s time to turn their backs on Sweden (as happened in the early 1990s) there’s going to be a lot of pain.

Then you have the financial obligations going forward. Like much of the western world, there is a demographic change where fewer tax-paying adults are to support a glut of retirees. What makes it especially dire for Sweden is that in addition to the old Swedes, there’s also a ton of elderly immigrants that are granted “family visas” based on younger relatives having been granted asylum. They’ve never paid a dime in taxes, yet enter the system with full benefits from day one. In theory, this would be made up for by the younger relatives working and paying taxes. Sadly, this is not the case; while ethnical Swedes have a 82% employment rate, immigrants only have 57% with non-Europeans coming in at just 51%.

If Sweden was a person, it’d be like the guy with three mortgages, seven maxed-out credit cards and four collection agencies chasing him that just signed a lease for a brand new BMW X6. Simply put, there’s a lot of red ink in the future; it just hasn’t been fully realized yet.

Finally, there’s the sorry state of the Swedish defense. After decades of constant slashing of the defense budget, the extent of Swedish ambition is to stall an invader for a week in a limited area. This with war raging in Europe, Russian missiles pointed at Sweden in Kaliningrad, and Russian submarines and bomber jets openly thumbing their nose at Sweden as they intrude on Swedish territory on a regular basis. The power vacuum in Scandinavia is so tangible you can almost hear a sucking sound as you fly over it. This, too, will require massive investments when the penny finally drops amongst Swedish politicians.

So while I can’t claim to be any kind of authority on macroeconomics or social predictive models, I see red lights across the board. 

In some ways, I’d compare the country to a farm. Previously, Sweden acted like a sensible farmer and planted wheat here, carrots there, potatoes over there et cetera, by implementing free schooling, sound infrastructure investments, state-financed research and so forth. A few decades later, they reaped the rewards and climbed the prosperity ladder.

In the late 1960s, this pragmatic line was abandoned as leftist idealist Olof Palme took over. But there was plenty to harvest from previous years, so Sweden continued to be the land of milk and honey for a good long while. Then things started drying up, and the process has been one of gradual erosion and decline since the 1990s. 

The famous Swedish health care system is a good example. 120 000 hospital beds in the late 1960s became 20 000 today. Cancer patients are put on waiting lists for months. Entire emergency wards shut down for summer. The crumbling Swedish railroad system is another symptom I examined in-depth last year. The aforementioned defense that now consist of about three fat generals and a rusty rifle (bullets withheld for budgetary reasons).

A sensible farmer would see the problems for what they are and hurry to plant new seeds, so as to return to bountiful harvests of wheat, carrots, potatoes etc. Instead, the Swedish politicians goes by dogma and plants what they think SHOULD grow. So they plant M & Ms, hot dogs and pretzels. The results won’t be fully evident for a few years yet, but as the last reserves of the old harvests are depleted, things will get… Interesting.

From what I can see, there simply is no plausible scenario where these social tensions and future financial committments will not lead to a downward spiral of hardship and strife. I hope I’m wrong. I really do, because I have friends and family I care about that will remain here to see it all play out. 

But I won’t. I’ll be back in the US being mad at Obama for being a lying scumbag. And if Trump manages to get elected in 2016? Whoo boy. A racist ignoramus who takes pride in the worst qualities of a cranky eight-year old should make George “Dumbo” Bush seem like Abe Lincoln by comparison. So every country has its problems. USA has its corrupt yokel in office, just as Sweden has Stefan Löfven. 

I’d like to thank you for having followed this blog and your many insightful comments. It’s been a wild ride at times with heated debates, but it’s been fun — even when I got hatemail from both left-wingers and right-wingers over the same article.:)

So thank you, and good luck whereever you are.

  

463 thoughts on “Goodbye Sweden

  1. This is for all the ‘sheeple’ out there who THINK they have a clue, but alas they are so mis and dis-informed so I start out saying the obvious. 3 Jewish families all related to the Rothschilds..I mean the Wallenbergs control 90% of ALL Swedish wealth, the Bonniers control media, the Wachtmeisters ride herd over the folks ‘selected’ to run for public office. Oh yeah another tribesman, Bert Karlsson, controls the entertainment industry of Sweden, all of them welcoming the ay-rabs so that the job of running Sweden completely to the ground is speeded up. The end result is to cause the complete downfall of EU. Ask your self QUI BONO … who benefits? Israel does…how? you may ask, like the Rothschilds, they fund both sides in every conflict and in the end install puppet marionettes of their choice to do their bidding. Here’s a interesting conundrum for all of you to contemplate…every aristocracy is Jewish at its core. Look at UK House of Lords, 90% Jewish. Queen Sylvia of Sweden, a Morano Jew from her Portuguese mom. Battenbums,,uhh Battenbergs have been infiltrated on the female side which is how folks who are Jewish are just that. Look at Prince William of UK whose wife is Jewish thru her mom … Carole Goldsmith, need I say more. Take a real close look at who Bernie Madoff ripped off for 2 billion bux… his own fellow Jews, like Bernie said, they were the only suckers left to fleece. What the blog author forgot to mention is that every power position in Sweden is held by a freemason, just like the rest of the EU and the U.S. They in turn do the bidding of those who control the power levers, do your homework, see what you discover. Who controls world finance?

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  2. Every natural born swede should leave the country and let the migrants figure out how to support themselves. You will see how fast the country will collapse. Just goes to show you that the support to let migrants in was a complete failure. You can’t train these animals to be decent humans.

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    • Who is Animal.
      You should go back to school
      and start all over again.
      Your ignorance is the problem that have created this problems.

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  3. If you desire change you must work for it
    I’m reminded of nationalist groups that went to Sedish politicians homes at 5 am and played the Muslim call to prayer at 230 decibels from the car speakers
    When the police arrived the nationalusts reported that the politicians were xenophobic. It was epic. These and other or evil means will invoke change. As the printing press did. You must Id those responsible, point out the problem and loss of sanity. Then propose a solution. Everyone knows something is wrong. They just need guidance. Castile is great for this

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  4. im a South African muslim of Indian ancestry. my people have been here for 4 generations already. when we came to South Africa, it was not developed the way it is now. most areas did not have electricity & the roads were mostly gravel.
    now, i see so many economic refugees coming to South Africa from India, Pakistan Bangladesh, Nigeria, Somalia etc
    many of these people LIE just to get refugee status. they are not real refugees- they come from wealthy families back home & they have been sent to open a business & slowly establish themselves so that they can bring over other members of their family.

    the only reason they want to come here is because its wealthier & better developed than their countries.
    OK, fair enough but then they dont seem to contribute anything to the country or the people- theyre only here to suck out as much wealth as they can (like the Jews) and send it back home.
    and many of them are filthy. u should see the areas they live in- they dont care about keeping the area clean. its a miracle they even bath themselves.

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    • “.. to suck out as much wealth as they can (like the Jews) ?” What kind of beast are you ? If it wasn’t for the Jews, what do you think south Africa would be ? It would be like any muslim country, a bankrupt, cruel, racist and under developped place. Like you are, probably. Dirty islamist. Get the fuck out of South Africa. You don’t belong in our civilized world.

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      • I do beleive you are incorrect in stating that jewish people prevented South Africa from becoming an Islamic stae. From an Afrikaner perspective the Jewish randlords and the British empire (a Jewish puppet state at that time) tried to commit genocide against my people. If any the Afrikaner nation at least stopped communism in South Africa. Your language is not civilised to say the least.

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    • Another Muslim NAZI. Same old lies and tropes as promoted in your Big Book of Death, the Koran, and your racist paedophile, psychopathic “prophet”.

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  5. You can thank the lord god Rothschild for all of it, all the bad and soon the killing, when the invaders discover how weak the people really are. Here’s a good start to turning the terror around: the gods the Christians worship are the bad gods, jealous, murderous and vengeful, the love of blood sacrifice says it all; get rid of the religion and face the future as human beings and not like a bunch of religious fools. Get a new god, pick out a good character from among you or from history, make it god and watch how quickly things turn around.

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  6. Just another ignorant, self-centered, racist dip shit who deep down in his two-faced heart is so sure of his supremacy over other inferior races and even live forms. You are a fucking scum and dont have the capacity and knowledge required to tackle complicated and non-complicated analytical tasks. I am sure your departure is a huge loss sweden from which she will never recover but I will contemplate your destiny that while i am taking a huge dump. One down…yay!

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    • Another fine example of the calm, respectful, logical, dispassionate analysis so typical of the left-hand side of the spectrum.

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    • The fem-liberal government has been taking a dump on Sweden for years, turning normal citizens into passive nanny-stated automatons who accept Muslim immigrants in massive numbers and are now facing the penalties for fem-socialist policies. When common sense is replaced by a blind feminist mega-nurturing mentality, the results are inevitable.

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    • You are the one with the problem- a big chip on your shoulder and no appreciation of the fine things Sweden did for people like you. You cannot find an ounce of compassion or gratitude. Who did Sweden ever harm? They wanted to help and it’s destroying them. All you have are insults and bitterness- your bitterness is your own fault- Take responsibility you child.

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  7. To the blog poster. Hi there. British born person living in Britain. Always been left wing, always hated racism. The last few years have made me hate lefties. Well the extremist ones anyway. The type who would consider any of the points you raised to be racist or sexist just because you are in opposition to rank hypocrisy and power policies that are extremely one sided and irrational. The type who will not listen, who will demonise historical figures for segregation and in the same breath insist on segregationist policies for their particular sub section of society. The ones who think ethics in journalism and internet discourse a quaint idea and that freedom of speech is itself oppressive because they might get views that might trigger them. I love my Muslim friends, mostly because I choose the ones who are not afraid to recognise (not afraid to someone who will not judge them like their peers anyway) that Islam has its flaws and that integration would be better for all concerned. I like the sort of lefites that realise that things have gone to the extreme in some places. I like the sort of right wing person who is saying things about immigration with a realistic and humanistic viewpoint and a desire to solve some of the issues. I don’t agree with everything. But we can find a common ground against the extremist views that are poisoning society. We need a united front amongst all creeds and political affiliations against extremist and just plain stupid veiwpoints , and nothing you have said makes me think you are someone I could not talk sensibly to. You don’t pull your punches, but you have a good head on your shoulders.

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  8. Something you often hear when complaining about someting in Sweden is “But leave the country then, it it is so bad!”. An idiotic excuse for not giving a shit to fix errors.
    It’s sad reading you about your farewell, but in a few years time we will propably follow. My wife’s only relative, her daughter, lives in Chicago and we cannot stay and see our country fall apart.
    I’m a leftist, even deeply involved politically in our community, but I do not support much the so called ‘stureplansvänstern’ are inventing in Stockholm.
    Too much has been or not been done to make people support a party that has some good ideas but made up from faulty analysis and has too many issues on the agenda that definitely will make a bad impact on the middle class and yet more on the lower middle class.
    We see today a government that is absolutely paralyzed and where the secretary of internal affairs is the only one acting like a statesman when the prime minister is doing nothing. Even leading socialdemocratic papers argue that we have never had a government as apathic as this one.
    Added to the misery, the unions supporting the socialist party, while partying and giving officials enormous pensions from the membership fees while the members often are the lowest paid workers in the society.
    I didn’t mention immigration, but so much has been written already so I just quote a Syrian woman who said someting like “if you invite just so many people you can cater for in your home, you don’t invite yet more people, as you cannot be a god host for them all”.

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  9. This is what separate western humans from everything else in nature, make them to be the worst plague to have been giving to this earth. Celebrating imaginary countries, separating each others by race and language…I thought humans where intelligent. but then again, everything is fake as they are them self, small egoistical creatures capable of destroying everything around them and blaming everyone else for it. I feel ashamed of been part of this civilization.

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  10. So, do anyone have an idea for a technically / theoretically possible solution that don’t crush the “vulnerable categories of people”?? Or are they going to be the casualties again?

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  11. Sad to see nice and friendly Sweden being increasingly humiliated by the islamic evil. I was there just a few times and witnessed a Swedish girl being pulled by hair for no reason by a group of muslims, an Arab provocatively asking me on the street what I think of Saddam Hussein, another arab youngster hitting me with his shoulder as I passed by him, a painting in a little Swedish town showing happy people to which some dark soul added red line across their throats. And that all was long before the current social benefit seekers’ wave. The intruders do not appreciate your kindness and hospitality.

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  12. This was very interesting point of view for me. I live in Poland and I don’t want to let to come any social-immigrants, especially Muslims. No ID, no entry. NO FAMILY – NO ENTRY! Go back to defend your country, pls!

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  13. I am also sad, when in comes to what is happening to Sweden. I live abroad now (in an even worse place on the continent), but my first 30 years in Sweden I felt safe as a (female) citizen. So many (mostly southern, but a lot of bigger town suburbs as well) are just not Swedish anymore. I feel like I am walking around in Afghanistan, or Kosovo. I am afraid to move around in certain parts of Malmoe. People around me do not even speak Swedish, do not behave Swedish and do not look like Swedish. I feel like I am in Kosovo or somewhere, where there is no law, where people do what the frack they want to other people.
    Yea, sure. Eveyone is suffering, from poor children in Africa to I dont know. But we cant try to solve the world problems the way we do.
    As a Swedish citizen I feel abused and set aside for the benefit of people, that come here drawn by a system, and the swedes are to chicken to say no, it is enough no, we cannot support more. The system is wrecked by people that misuse it. It wanst constructed for that purpose. People come to sweden, to be cared for and fed. It is the land of Money for nothing and Chicks for free.
    I used to love Sweden! But times change.
    Real Swedes are abandoning their country, and it is being taken over by people, who do not even really want to live in that area first of all, but the free stuff is just too tempting.
    Yea, the world is a horrible place. that does not make it OK for ppl that fucked up their own countries so badly that they do not even want to attempt to fix it up. Sweden is soon going to be the same, because we are taking in the problems, without trying to solve them.
    Dont try to give us some moral lesson on solidarity and humanity – the idea is lovely, but it simply does not work.
    Make sure that the people we take in can be cared for and can be given a respectful life. dont just shove them in barracks where they sit year after year while the state pays 7000 kronor rent for a shithole for them to live in. But also, for gods sake (just an expression), make sure they know that they have to make an effort! Such as learn to speak Swedish, for instance! Or, to be honest, the fack out with you.
    Emma

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  14. nobody to blame, really, but yourself.
    While the immigrant men father 5+ children , on social benefits of course, the Swedish men are playing intellectual and/or gay, the best case with 1 child.

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  15. A silly and uninformed blog. Racist, too. Foreign-borns only constitute 2.3% of the population. Have you ever considered that the world’s superpower – USA – has been built on the basis of immigration?

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    • Such immigrants to the U.S. as there were were primarily white, Christian Europeans. See any differences between that type of immigrant and the type of “immigrants” coming to Sweden now? Give us your enlightened non-racist opinion, please.

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    • Islam is not a race. You leftist bleeders are so brainwashed that you use racism to insult everybody for anything. If you’re not educated on the serious problems caused by muslim refugees and infiltrators in Sweden then you need to pay better attention before you make comments that make you look silly.

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    • Well, there is nothing irrational about fearing Islam, when their record of ongoing atrocities is observed. There is nothing irrational about fearing people, whose own book of worship contains over 100 verses instructing them to kill non-Muslims, commit genocide and subjugate the planet to their repulsive and perverted ideology. There is nothing irrational about fearing all Muslims, because they all believe in this doctrine, despite claiming that they are peaceful.
      Of course whenever Islam and the atrocities committed by its followers are criticised, Muslims will accuse the critics of racism, despite the fact that Islam is not a race, never has been and never will be a race.
      It’s just a repugnant, murderous and perverted ideology. When the racism card has been played out to no avail, Muslims will then accuse critics of that politically correct slander – Islamophobia. But it is not a phobia to be afraid of people who really are trying to kill you, as evidenced by the daily litany of atrocities Muslims commit against non-Muslims all over the world.
      Is there just one nation where Muslims dominate, where freedom of religion, freedom of speech and equality under the law prevail??? The answer: No, there is not one Islamic nation that remotely allows those fundamental human rights.

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  16. Sweden almost destroyed itself with INCREDIBLY HIGH TAXATION in the 1970s. A Swedish citizen making the equivalent of $100.000 USD a year (a LOT of money for those days) was taxed at 95% or higher. What happened? A drain of professional people, high end business people, highly qualified engineers, lawyers and scientists. Now Sweden, like most of Scandinavia, is destroying itself again. The Communists have succeeded where the Nazis and Fascists have failed.

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    • Google translation:- Lack of trust : who shows distrust of Muslims , not the Israelis but rather the original Swedish citizens , abandoning their land a convert increasing numbers , and explain in great detail why . [ … ]

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  17. In the 70’s a freind of mine met a very nice Swedish girl while they were both working as volunteers on a Kibutz in Isreal. He followed her back to Sweden where they married and set about making a life for themselves. Neil, my freind, although a good mechanical engineer was not allowed to work until he could speak and write Swedish. What the hell went wrong. We have all blindly, liberally accepted all comers to our nations and it appears that our own race laws and peoples fear of not being PC have allowed a situation to creep up on us so that now Sweden as we all knew and loved it is finished. It currently has 55 areas where Swedish law no longer prevails and the Police have warned people to stay away. Nay Tak

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    • Back in the 60’s and 70’s, Swedish factories needed lot of workers and very many from all over Europe came here to work and start a new life.
      There were lots of flats to rent, good salaries and those who didn’t speak Swedish could work in daytime and go to free evening classes to learn Swedish.
      Still, classes for learning Swedish is free and for some immigrants a bonus is paid.
      About the no-go areas, I think some well informed (sic!) news agencies, like FOX, clai ed that there are such areas. Therne are places where you don’t go out alone after dark, but 55 no-go areas, naaaaaah …. You have to give us a trustful source of such information.

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      • I trust anyone that may come up with a good background job, sources of information presented.
        What you showed was stuff published in the colored (sic!) evening press that preent anything attracting readers.
        It’s like having FOX News as you primary source of (des)information.
        I prefer Swedish Nation TV and newspapers with good reputation, not “National Enquirer”.

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      • But aren’t Swedish Nation TV and newspapers with good reputation the enemies of white Swedes? Do they truthfully report immigrant rape and other crimes? Do they report the government lunacy about having sex demonstrations for high school students? Do they expose the true nature of AntiFa? Do they report the government’s persecution of people who exercise their right of free speech? Do they report on how white Swedes experience economic privation because of the money that goes to support useless “refugees”? Do they have any skepticism toward the policy of importing hundreds and hundreds of thousands of unassimilable foreigners? Do they laugh at the idea that Sweden is a moral superpower?

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      • Propably because it has become so common with gangs, mainly from the Balkan republics, fighting to take control over nightclubs, restaurents etc. The situation is very much like the situation here in Chicago where young “warriors” are killed too often to wake up an interest by media.

        Some of the comments in here tells more about the person shuffling off nothing but junk. Many have a view of Sweden made up by tales, or in “best” case by the reporters of FOX News.
        To know Sweden and the problems we Swedes face you have to do a lot of research and not only listen to one extremely biased channel. And let go of your prejudices!

        I am on my 9th tour to the USA and I spend a lot of time talking to people I meet, even stopping people on the streets asking question to broaden my knowledge of this country, I grow to like more and more. And that liking comes a bit from finding out that Americans are as open, honest and kind as Russians are.

        If you find any spelling mistakes, keep them, they’re yours!

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