Censorship for Christmas

The Swedish parliament has changed the constitution to make it easier to prosecute Swedes who insult government officials, immigrants, LGBT’s, Muslims, and other minorities on the internet. Swedes are not protected by the changes because they are not considered to be an ethnic group and can therefore never legally become a minority.

Who advocated this change and what reasons were given?politiciainmd

Anders Norlén of the Moderate Party was the main individual propagating for this law. His strongest argument was the appeal to emotions fallacy.

“Today we are faced with a painful reality whereas youngsters suffer greatly from online bullying.”

He also argued that defamation on the internet can lead to great suffering/offence and that the internet needs to adapt to the rest of society. Whilst you previously needed special reasons to prosecute, now the only prerequisite is that it should be called for from a public perspective.

“These are good changes. They give somewhat better opportunities for the public prosecutor and police to take action”

“It sends a signal to people that the internet is no longer a lawless land; the sheriff is back in town”

What does this mean for Swedish Surveyor?

It would be naïve to think that the constitution was changed abruptly and without debate to protect children who get bullied. This was done unanimously by the parliament because the politicians themselves now become more protected from online critique and perhaps it could be even be used against the alternative news sites popping up due to the biased media.

The purpose of this blog is not to insult and I do not see myself as doing so, the purpose is to reveal absurdity and hypocrisy in Sweden. I have and I will continue to shed light on specific politicians, journalists, political parties and other groups and it is possible that they may feel “offended”.

I could be sued and in-effect censored but until that fateful day comes I will continue writing because I consider it a sacred duty to inform the world of the problems that exist here. Thereby, those who read Swedish Surveyor will be aware of the consequences that Swedish policies can have and if I am lucky one or two Swedes will too.

Why not leave out the name of the person in question?censorship-1

Swedish Surveyor is not solely to inform but also to pressure politicians, journalists and other public figures to take responsibility for their actions. If they are immune from critique they have no incentive to do so.

If a newspaper can utilize an extremist left-wing hacker group to expose 6200 anonymous citizens to the whole Swedish population and get away with it then I should be able to write about public figures.

In other words:

No, I will not self-censor to appease “offended” politicians, journalists, or other public figures.


A man once said:

The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reserved

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)


here <—- Why is Swedens Television biased and how is this influencing the election?

here <—- How did one translators mistake change Sweden forever?

here <—– What if the USA took in as many immigrants as Sweden in 2015?



Sources:
http://www.riksdagen.se/sv/Dokument-Lagar/Utskottens-dokument/Betankanden/Arenden/201314/KU17/
http://www.riksdagen.se/sv/Dokument-Lagar/Lagar/Svenskforfattningssamling/Brottsbalk-1962700_sfs-1962-700/#K5
Picture of Anders Norlén from the Swedish Riksdags website


Food for thought

Will Anders Norlén sue me after new year if he feels offended by this post?

8 thoughts on “Censorship for Christmas”

    1. Om du verkligen vill förändra saker och ting bör du maila den ansvariga politikern och berätta varför du tycker lagändringen är förkastlig.

      Sedan säga till polare att göra detsamma.

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  1. Poor Sweden … one of my favourite countries …. so beautiful with beautiful people , but , it seems to becoming so alienated from it’s own ethnic Swedish roots , one of the World’s cleanest, richest and most beautiful countries , what I’ve been watching on You Tube and internet websites , it seems to be falling apart …. one of the saddest things I’ve read and seen in recent years about a European country . A very strange You Tube video from a lady calling herself Barbara Spectre is available to watch … she’s openly saying things that actually seem to be fitting with what’s happening in many European countries but especially Sweden … she makes her video from Stockholm . I don’t understand why she’s openly saying the things she’s saying though …. she’s actually blaming her own people for the mass immigration of Europe quite openly on her You Tube video … it’s extremely interesting to watch because of her openness about “the mass immigration of Europe” .

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