Recently, the Swedish newspaper Gothenburg-Post wrote a sob story about a 16-year old unaccompanied refugee child who….. appears to be a full-grown man.
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Recently, the Swedish newspaper Gothenburg-Post wrote a sob story about a 16-year old unaccompanied refugee child who….. appears to be a full-grown man.
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Readers who follow Scandinavian affairs (and Scandinavians themselves) are familiar with Julia Caesar, an accomplished Swedish journalist who writes a “Sunday Chronicle” every week at Snaphanen. A couple of her translated pieces were published here at Gates of Vienna (and on this blog) several years ago.
Ms. Caesar writes under a pseudonym for a good reason: she lives in Sweden. The Swedish political-media establishment tolerates no dissent, and does its best to make the life of a dissident into a living hell.
On Sunday Ms. Caesar revealed that her identity and “undisclosed location” had been discovered by a pair of Swedish journalists, who have been hounding her for a year with the implied threat of exposure if she would not talk to them. The situation came to a head during the month of August, prompting the writer to take unusual and courageous action: Rather than wait for her tormentors to publicly expose her, she exposed them in her weekly column.
The two scribblers responded to her essay by revealing her name and publishing her photo in a major Swedish newspaper.
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Picture: The fall of the Berlin Wall on the 9th of November 1989. For 28 years it had divided Germany in two. The East German government called it the “Anti-Fascist Rampart“
The political landscape in Sweden is changing from the ground up. It isn’t happening over a few hours time, like when the Berlin Wall fell on the 9th of November in 1989. But it’s happening. And what we are seeing now is only the beginning. How will the corrupt media adapt to the change? The question is if and when they will realize that the battle is lost and that an epoch of lies, whitewashing and agenda journalism has come to an end.
The change will be painful for journalists
Whether journalists like it or not the political shift in conjunction with the swift & subsequent decay of important areas of society (schools, elderly care, healthcare, criminality, unemployment, housing shortage) will gradually force journalism to mirror reality instead of the opinions of individual journalists or the political agenda of editors. It simply isn’t possible to lie about the blessings of multiculturalism or mass immigration forever when citizens clearly see with their own eyes how their country is being dismantled in front of them. The change will be painful for journalists. The media’s final stand is proportional to the losses journalists make when their lies are unveiled. It won’t be pretty.
Sweden Democrats break new record – 18,7% in Demoskop
In the latest Demoskop/Expressen poll, support for the Moderates had reduced by 3% to 23,1%. The Sweden Democrats increased by the same amount and broke a new record with 18,7%. Only 4,4% now separates the Sweden Democrats from the Moderates. All of the remaining parties have either increased or decreased within the margin of error
”It’s a dramatic development of the public opinion. SD’s continued rise has without comparison been the biggest element of change in Swedish politics. In just a month the party has halved the gap between the two parties.” – says Peter Santesson, Head of Public Opinion Analysis at Demoskop.
Not even K-G Bergström dares be certain
”This survey will probably send shockwaves through our biggest political parties.” writes Karl-Gösta Bergström, who up until now has never missed an opportunity to write something negative about the Sweden Democrats. Now he doesn’t dare be certain about anything.
”Neither Stefan Löfven nor Anna Kinberg Batra seem to have accomplished anything there which has made voters who went over to SD regret their decision.”
”In the eyes of many, Jimmie Åkesson was arrogant in Visby when he unhesitatingly proclaimed that the Sweden Democrats will become Sweden biggest party. To that end seven percentage remain. It’s a lot, but legitimately less than ever than ever.”
”The safety margin to SD is insecure to say the least”
”Even now the safe bet is that SD won’t catch up to S, but I can no longer be certain when saying that. The distance to M is only 4,4 percentage points. Seeing as Kinberg Batra hasn’t been a success, so far in any case, and it is there where the biggest discontent towards the December Agreement exists, it seems that the safety-margin to SD is, to say the very least, unsafe.”
I note that K-G Bergström describes the safety margin between the two parties as ”unsafe”. SD’s successes thereby threaten the Moderates illusion of safety that rests on the December Agreement. The Moderates treating the Sweden Democrats as pariah is coming under heavy fire from their own voters.
Corrected SD result in Demoskop: 21,8%
When it comes to measuring the support SD has amongst the public Demoskop is one of the least accurate opinion institutes. In the 2014 election Demoskop predicted that SD would get 11,2%. The election result was 12,7%. The Norwegian opinion institute Sentio were the only one to make the correct prediction.
If you correct Demoskop’s current SD poll using previous deviations they now have 21,8%. That corresponds better with the party’s June result from Sentio (22,1%), YouGov (20,1%) and Novus (18%). Demoskop showed 15,7% for SD in June.
”The government is paralyzed by haphephobia”
(Haphephobia (n) = fear of touching or being touched)
”With regards to the refugee question the red-green government is paralyzed by haphephobia. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has simply abdicated from responsibility. The Social-Democratic party congress this year symptomatically decided to not even bring up the migration question. The Green Party lives in a parallel universe where economic resources are infinite” – writes Jenny Sonesson in a leader for Dagens Industri.
The Alliance parties have tied their hands behind their back with the December Agreement and now pretend to be in opposition with unparalleled acting. The opinion polls show that voters are calling their bluff.
Public opinion is no longer possible to ignore
Prior to the 2010 election the goal for large parts of the journalist corps was to use any means necessary to prevent SD from entering the Riksdag.
Two years later, in 2012, and the methods hadn’t improved much. In one particularly distasteful case Jimmie Åkesson, party leader of the Sweden Democrats, was depicted as a cockroach in need of gassing.
But the latest opinion poll should get the journalists who for years have systematically covered up facts and have acted as propagandists for multiculturalism, mass immigration and radical feminism to tremble in their boots. Many years of desperate attempts from journalists and others to stop SD have failed. It is simply not possible to ignore 1/5th of the electorate.
”We know it’s true, but we don’t publicize it”
How will the media handle it? It’s going to be a painful process. Björn Hägers book ”The problematic party” (written prior to the 2010 election) reveals the strained relationship between journalists and SD. In the chronicle ”The Journalist Party and Democracy” I quoted some journalists who were interviewed in the book.
Pontus Mattsson, then political reporter at Sweden Radio’s Eko editorial office, now at Sweden’s Television:
”I think that many would think it a relief if they had a bad election result and ended up under 2 percent, then we wouldn’t have to deal with them.”
Jan A Johansson, chief editor at Skånska Dagbladet
”They (SD) have a number of claims regarding immigration groups, criminality, in Malmö especially, where they go out with claims that we know are true. We can control them, we know about them, but we don’t publish them anyway because we know that it causes social development a shitload of harm.”
”Journalists are biased in favour of the current norms and values – and a party that deviates will therefore get the media against them.”
”SD is the obvious alternative for conservatives”
”As early as 2001 the first article on how to stop the Sweden Democrats was published and printed in DN Debatt. 15 years later and the list of more or less worthy attempts to halt the party’s growth is long. ”Don’t talk to them!” ”Talk about them but not with them!” ”Insult them!” The list of successful countermeasures is nonetheless empty. Nothing seems to have helped.” writes the political scientist Andreas Johansson Heinö in Borås Tidning.
”SD have rewritten the political map in Sweden on their own. As a result of this the traditional bourgeois debate regarding liberalism vs. conservatives is becoming obsolete. SD is already the obvious conservative option in Swedish politics.”
Aftonbladet and public service are the last bastions
After the incestuous debauchery at the Almedalen Week between political rulers and the those (journalists) who are appointed to scrutinize them, a couple of weeks of vacation remain. But in August reality will rear it’s ugly head at the editorial offices.
It will be a tough struggle for Aftonbladet and Public Service in particular, the most prominent fortresses of entrenched medial liars. A veritable Berlin Wall of one-eyed left-wing fanaticism. Writers like Aftonbladets Anders Lindberg, Karin Pettersson, Lena Mellin, Daniel Swedin, Jan Guillou, Somar Al Naher, Åsa Linderborg, Fredrik Virtanen, and Oisin Cantwell are beyond saving. The more one has invested in an ideologically controlled and inaccurate worldview, the greater the fall once it all comes crashing down.
More than 80% of state media employees vote Red-Green
Journalists residing in the left-wing fortresses have crafted a unique world view which has little to do with reality. In the world outside of the editorial offices it could be seen as verging on deranged. Which is why most people don’t recognize the world as described by Aftonbladet or Dagens Arena. Or SR:s (Sweden’s Radio) and SVT:s (Sweden’s Television) propaganda which is broadcast across the country from morning to evening.
Professor Kent Asp has in his investigations shown that at Sweden’s Television and Sweden’s Radio a majority sympathize with the Green Party. 52% and 54% respectively and over 80% of journalists working with the Public Service Media sympathize with the Red-Green parties (Left Party, Social-Democrats, and Green Party).
In the election said coalition received a mere 43% of the votes which says a lot about the ideological gap between the journalists working for the public service media and the Swedish people.
”Neutrality is regarded as complicity”
Jasenko Selimovic, formerly the Minister of Integration’s Secretary of State (Peoples Party and previous head of a section at Sweden’s Radio, writes in the periodical Axess about how journalism is gradually changing. He takes the left-wing propagandists working at Aftonbladet and Dagens Arena as an example of political activism as opposed to journalism:
”Previously journalism (and art) was about mirroring, showing voters reality from different perspectives, to make them understand people who don’t think like them, creating an open debate. Nowadays journalists act like escorts, helpers and advocates and less like journalists (…) The idea is anchored in conviction that citizens are weak, entrapped in overbearing structures, unable to oppose the power of the elite and media. That’s why they [the people] need help, interpreters, escorts, rather than journalists.”
“The Left at Arena- and Aftonbladet’s culture pages mock the unwillingness to take a stand. Neutrality is regarded as complicity. Because if citizens are weak and the danger of racism is real, everyone must, including journalists, act, they seem to mean. That’s how citizens and democracy is defended. Activism instead of journalism, taking a stance instead of being neutral, impact awareness instead of impact neutrality.”
Menstruation, transsexuality, unrestricted Immigration and masturbation
“Summer on P1” is one of the most popular shows on Swedish Radio. It is broadcast every day. I switch on my radio at random. On the 30th of June the blogger Clara Henry, 21, talks. ”In autumn her book on menstruation is being released”. Wow! It’s time for a menstrual festival with tampon throwing and drinks with blood clots. I turn it off.
On the 3rd of July transsexual Saga Becker, 26, explains how hard it is to come out of the closet and live like a tranny. I couldn’t care less. I turn it off. On the 4th of July the author and multi-millionaire Liza Marklund, 52, pleads for open borders and unrestricted immigration”.
”For example I think people should be able to live wherever they like in principle. Get rid of all the borders. If Sweden was as densely populated as South Korea 180 million people would live here. And that works well for South Korea, so why not?” – she asks.
I’m pretty sure it’s only on Swedish state radio where people can blurt out such idiocy. I turn it off.
On the 6th of July I turn on the radio at around 14.00. The cartoonist Nina Hemmingsson, 43, discusses masturbation and her orgasms. I turn it off.
Summer – a platform for vagina introspection and multiculturalism
I long for the time when ”Summer” was a program you could listen to. Prior to 1997 when Bibi Rödöö turned it into a platform for vagina introspection and orgasm exhibitionism.
I am dead tired of narcissistic artists, conversations lacking substance and the most perverted hate imaginable being spewed by flipped out screw ups on the extreme-left (Athena Farrkohzad, 21, July 2014) But this is State Radio in its prime. Listeners are to be spoon fed immigration and radical feminism till they puke or choke.
I miss Torsten Ehrenmark and Lars Ulvenstam
I miss Torsten Ehrenmark and Lars Ulvenstam. The longing is unbearable. The foreign correspondent and columnist Torsten Ehrenmark (1919-1989) did ”Summer” for more than 20 years, 1963-84. Lars Ulvenstam, born 1921, hosted “Summer” 1978-2005 and was the one who traditionally always ended the season. Nothing was allowed to get in the way of listening to ”Ulven”. His ”Summer” were holy moments.
Thank God for Tom Alandh. He doesn’t bathe in egocentricity, he talks about important stuff without nagging about politics, he offers recognition in the form of music and what he says. And neither he, Torsten Ehrenmark nor Lars Ulvenstam ever dicussed their genitals during prime time.
Drop in quality and left-wing bias in SR:s news programmes
In Sweden Radio’s news programmes – ”P1 Morgon”, ”Ekot”, ”Studio Ett”, and ”God Morgon Världen” – a devastating drop in quality has been underway for many years. ”Why?” wonders Ulrika Knutson in the magazine Journalisten.
”The newspaper industry is in free fall, the money is running dry, the homogenization is increasing, the editorial culture is eroding. But why has public service radio also hopped on the emergency train, without anyone directly forcing them? Some of the quality decline in the daily flow is starting to become a little too noticeable” writes Knutson
Interview techniques suffer from a lack of follow-up questions.
It is also sparser between self-produced news
”More and more programmes refer to extra material, long interviews – and pictures! – on the web, whilst the actual transmissions are sparser, chattier and less pressing.”
That the clear left-wing bias amongst Ekots foreign correspondents Cecila Uddén (Kairo), Lotten Collin (Rio de Janeiro) and the South Europe correspondent Beatrice Janzon (Paris) is allowed to go on year after year is a mystery. Or not, because they obviously have their bosses blessing. Beatrice Janson sounds like she’s telling fairytales and bursts with joy when she interviews African boat migrants on Lampedusa or Sicily who say that they want to come to Sweden. Then Beatrice Janzon feels selected and honoured.
Why is information siphoned via Cecilia Uddén year after year?
The historian Eli Göndör went about reviewing P1 ”Konflikt”, one of SR:s most prominent left-wing fortresses, the results were published on Timbro. He reviewed the program presentations of “Konflikt” between 2008 and 2010 during the Arab Spring years. A grand total of 113. The USA is mentioned 42 times, Sweden 20, and Israel 15. Egypt was mentioned 2 (two) times – Syria not at all
”When Arab countries are mentioned they are rarely or not at all protagonists of their own fate” said Eli Göndör when he presented the study at a Timbro seminar. The Seminar can be seen here.
And why are SR:s listener forced year after year to get information about the Middle East siphoned via one and the same person, namely Cecilia Uddén? asks Eli Göndör.
Nina Benner, head of ”God morgon världen”, ”Konflikt” and ”Ekots Saturday Interview” refused to take the criticism to heart. She vigorously denied that there was a left-wing bias in ”Konflikt”. Then former ”Konflikt” employee Negar Josephi stands up in the audience, takes the microphone and says. (approximately 50 minutes in)
”I would like to firmly claim that ”Konflikt” is a very left-wing program. And that is a big problem. I could not sit there and listen to their opinions about Israel, Jews and the conflict in the Middle East. It was bloody tough for me as a Jewess (…) When everyone who make programs about the situation abroad has the same opinion about the Middle East it’s the same angle year after year after year.”
”It’s as if the establishment is on steroids”
A friend writes an e-mail to me:
”It’s as if the establishment is on steroids right before it all falls apart. It’s like a last feeble attempt to hold on to the good times they have enjoyed. The crack in the facade is Alice Teodorescu and a couple of others.”
On the 8th of July the biggest news story in both SVT Rapport and Aktullt is a sob story made by Fabian Sturm. It’s about a 16-year-old gypsy beggar Beatrice Vidrascu and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Ysak Pruteanu who have been staying illegally in Sweden for more than the three months allowed by the EU’s freedom of movement. They should have gone home to Rumania long ago.
The sixteen-year-old is pregnant. Neither of them have work, accommodation, or income. They have no insurance cards, because they haven’t worked in their home country. As EU-citizens they don’t have grounds for asylum either. They choose to have a child either way. No critical questions are asked. Not a single question. The reportage is supposed to be ”shocking” and upsetting that Gypsy beggars aren’t allowed to give birth to their children for free in Sweden (and thereby get free accommodation and lifetime support in the form of taxpayer-sponsored welfare)
And only in Sweden’s Television can a professing Stalinist (Sven Wolter) praise Stalin and North Korea during prime time for a full hour without bothersome questions from the interviewer Anna Hedenmo.
You don’t mess with people who have 30 seconds to the microphone
How can it go on like this in public service? Jasenko Selimovic writes from his own experience of working at Sveriges Radio:
”Few think that public service couldn’t get better. Probably not a single politician, regardless of affilliation. Not even those who work there. So why isn’t the subject broached? Why are there so few political proposals? Why does so little change? Because politicians, like the higher ups at public service, aren’t that suicide prone. You don’t mess with people who have 30 seconds to a microphone with one million listeners. Ask Peter Örn.” (CEO of Sweden’s Radio 2004-07 – my note)
”Why don’t things change from within? Because the field of journalism have few advancement opportunities, lots of competition, relatively few opportunities to make money and few alternative routs. You only have your job, your ”inslag”, reportage, dokumentär and that gives you everything: status, position, substitutes for a good salary. You don’t take that from people. Because then you take everything from them.”
”Internally political bias is a non-issue”
Political bias of public service is a non-issue internally. Jasenko Selimovic writes:
”During my five years at SR we occasionally discussed bias in some broadcast, but we never discussed from which political perspective our programs reflected the world. Nor did we talk about the possibility that our political sympathies might affect the program. The survey which showed an overrepresentation of Green Party- and Left Party sympathies was dismissed with the argument: ”Just because journalists vote for MP or V doesn’t mean that their programs will reflect those views.”
”The real problem here isn’t (political) sympathies for certain perspectives but a lack of understanding for others. Hence some questions are rarely asked. Perspective isn’t featured and concretization rarely occurs. If you ask employees at public service to concretize the advantages of equality many concrete, funny program ideas come forth. If you ask them about the cons of equality things will stand still. Because you don’t know about them, and don’t know how that could be concretized as personal stories.” ”Very few would today dare, or even want, to do a real Susanne Björkman-documentary about SD-voters, where you without caricaturing or patronizing make listeners identify, sympathise and feel understanding for SD’s supporters.”
Left-wing journalists think they are mainstream
Left-wing journalists are often unaware of the fact that they are biased. Their own opinions are so obvious to themselves that they think they are mainstream and that nobody could think in a different way. This is because they live in a small protected world where they rarely experience corrective feedback from outside, a sectarian lifestyle of sorts where they solely socialize with people who have the exact same opinions as themselves and cultivate the same (left-wing) ideals.
Every time they experience the reality of others, outside of the own bubble, it becomes a shocking experience. As an illustration I strongly recommend one of the journalistic nadirs at Almedalen, Belinda Olsson’s interview with Jimmie Åkesson right after his party leader speech. Her shock and incomprehension at facing an audience that she herself hadn’t hand picked couldn’t have been greater than if she’d inexplicably landed on Mars.
For decades Kjell Albin Abrahamson worked as an Eastern Europe correspondent. Now he is 70-years-old, retired, and sits at a summer place in the village Truvbacken, Jämtland, and is interviewed by Länstidningens Pelle Zackrisson. He calls the Swedish debate climate ”terrible” and says that it is one of the reasons he doesn’t move home to Sweden on a full-time basis and nowadays lives in Northern Germany.
”The second someone doesn’t have an opinion which doesn’t fall within the Overton Window you get a fascist stamp. It’s a very intolerant climate today in Sweden. I don’t know how we are going to get out of it.”
A long list people in public service need to be purged
Yes, how are we going to get out of it? How is the Overton Window going to be torn down? How is the media going to start producing material that the public can trust again? Journalism built on facts that allow people with diverse opinions come be heard. If an improvement shall be made possible a long list of managers, middle-managers, and journalists at all levels of public service must be purged, taking their inveterate left-wing opinions with them and seek other employment. Besides, the left seems to like purges.
I won’t mention any names, but we all know who they are. They who entered Swedish radio and TV-houses in 1968 and latched onto the walls since. Enough is enough.
The market forces will take care of Aftonbladet.
Originally written in Swedish by Julia Caesar
Translated to English and posted on Swedish Surveyor by yours truly.
Other chronicles by Julia Caesar
Last Thursday 29-year-old paeodophile Amin Muktar Ali Burhan (pictured to the right) was sentenced to 7 years in jail for sexually abusing 65 girls on the internet, where he coerced them into performing sexually degrading acts in front of a webcam.
He was convicted of aggravated sexual assault, gross exploitation of a child for sexual posing, child pornography offenses and aggravated libel and was sentenced to seven years in prison and approximately five million kronor in damages.
Amin who lives in the immigrant ghetto Husby in Stockholm together with his family worked as a computer consultant at Emineo AB. He has been convicted of exploiting children for sexual posing previously but was not deported.
This was the biggest “grooming” case in Sweden’s history with regards to the number of victims, 68 girls aged 11-20.
By not revealing his picture or his name and instead describing him as an “IT-consultant” from Stockholm the mainstream media have attempted cover-up the fact that Amin Muktar Ali Burhan is an immigrant from the Middle East.
Newsreader Fredrik Ahl with Swedens Television referred to immigrants as “kebab technicians”, sang the opera and spoke in funny voices during a rehearsal shoot that went viral in Sweden after it was accidentally beamed out to viewers.
The clip was posted yesterday evening and has just under 2 million views on Facebook (at the time of writing). Not bad for a country of just 9.6 million people.
Jokes about “well-educated” immigrants from the Middle East
The word “kebab technicians” is uttered by Ahl in conjunction with a news report about “thousands of well-educated migrants fleeing to Sweden”. The same news has been published on Sweden Televisions (SVT’s) website with claims that “the number of engineers from abroad has more than doubled in a year”.
When the conservative newspaper Fria Tider double-checked claims regarding the number of Syrian engineers validated in Sweden last year the number turned out to be slightly blown out of proportion by SVT.
Two, says Lars Pettersson, regional director with the University- and College council to Fria Tider.
In another sequence the anchor jokes about a Social-Democratic politician in Katrineholm named Göran Dahlström who 3 years ago pretty much said that Katrineholm, a municipality currently running at a yearly 10+ million kronor deficit due to Somali immigration, was screwed.
The government proposes that municipalities be forced accomodate a certain number of refugees. That’s not very fun, thinks Dahlström, he wants everyone there, because he gets so much money then. – Fredrik Ahl
Conservative news outlets such as Nyheter Idag, Fria Tider, Avpixlat, Exponerat along with people on the online-forum Flashback have therefore speculated that the newsreader joked about Göran Dahlström along with “kebab technicians” and “the level of education in all of Sörmland increasing” because he knew that he was about to read up state-sanctioned propaganda.
University of Chicago educated economist Tino Sanandaji has expressed criticism in the past regarding the medias coverage of “highly educated” Syrian asylum seekers. On his blog he writes that “around 10% of newly arrived Syrians have university/college education of at least 3 years compared to 25% of the Swedish population”.
Apologized for innovative terminology
Fredrik Ahl was unsurprisingly confronted by the progressive inquisi… tabloid newspaper Expressen who have a knack for publicly shaming and calling people the r-word so the anchor was quick to apologize for his innovate terminology.
“If anybody has been offended I flat out apologize. You should choose your words. If I had known it was going to be aired, I would not have said it,” a regretful Ahl told the Expressen tabloid on Thursday.
Puns, puns everywhere
The word “kebabtekniker” already has 45300 hits on Google and has brought out the creative side of some Swedes.
Where are you going to study when you grow up? – Royal Technical Institute of Kebab – Erik Almqvist on Twitter
Now that the word hen and racified are used vigorously in the debate, It’s high time we add kebab technician. – Hanna Lindholm on Twitter
In Husby they plan on building the Kebab-tehnical Museum. Looking forward to it eagerly – Jonas Ström on Twitter
If the Social Democrats are going to reach the goal of EU:s lowest unemployment in 2020 we must increase the demand for kebab so as to employ more kebab technicians. Kebab tax cuts? – Erik Almqvist on Twitter
Swedens Television indoctrinated viewers with “well-educated Syrians”. But the news anchor calls them “kebab technicians”. – Patrik, Ängelholm on Twitter
99% of the comments I have seen from immigrants and Swedes alike have been light-hearted and no matter what happens; Fredrik Ahl has made Swedish internet history and we can pride ourselves on having our very own Ron Burgundy.
In a brand new report released today the Swedish Fiscal Responsibility Council have recommended raising the retirement age by one month per year. Chairman of the council, Johan Hassler, also states that working until you are 70 may become necessary to get a “reasonable” pension.
The council have based their calculations on the National Institute of Economic Research and Statistics Swedens population prognosis. Swedens state media live up to their reputation as a left-wing propaganda organ and deliver some politically correct explanations.
“We live longer and longer, in the coming century life expectancy is expected to increase by seven years. Which means that if we do not work longer than today the sum paid into the pension system must cover expenses during several years. The consequence will be that pensions are reduced greatly. In some scenarios the pension is halved according to the council who therefore recommend that the pension age be increased.”
It would cost 4,5 billion SEK / year (540 million USD) to raise those pensioners above the poverty line.
Considering that Swedes are one of the most taxed people in the world and that our socialism is praised across the globe one might wonder why the government isn’t able to dig up the money required to raise our elderly above the poverty line and avoid forcing citizens to work themselves to death.
Come to think of it there is one expenditure which is spiralling out of control, funny how the state-owned media failed to mention it. Honest mistake, I guess.
Here are the runaway costs – Migration +205%
Considering that the total costs of immigration are between 2-7% of our annual BNP according to the renowned Swedish economists Jan Ekberg and Jan Tullberg (78 billion SEK/year – 273 billion SEK/year) one might think that it would be reasonable to, for example, demand that asylum seekers show identification so tricksters and hustlers are unable to raise their standard of living at the expense of real refugees and Swedes who have built one of the most generous welfare states in the world. Seems like a reasonable fix considering 9/10 asylum seekers do not show identification; i.e. nobody knows who they are.
If not perhaps a step in the right direction would be for the government to start following in our neighbours footsteps by properly researching what the total costs of immigration are so there isn’t a 195 billion SEK margin of error?
I’m just messing with you, the results would be similar to those of Norway (4,1 million NOK per non-European immigrant). That sort of news would make the mainstream media and politicians look really bad in the eyes of their constituents seeing as they have unanimously, for the past decade or so, told Swedes that mass immigration is necessary due to low birth rates.
The consensus can be summed up as follows: “A yearly import of 100,000 unidentified individuals from the third world enriches Sweden and anyone who disagrees with us is a racist”.
Literature researcher Åsa Warnqvist yesterday warned state-sponsored Swedens Radio that only 5% of Swedish picture books that were published in 2014 had a black protagonist. She has come to this conclusion after having spent days sorting childrens book characters by skin color, at the taxpayers expense.
Åsa who works as a researcher at the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books has dubbed her method the “Warnqvist-test”.
“The first criteria is that the picture book should depict at least one black person. The second is that the person should be an active subject in the story. The third is that the person should not be a secondary character in a white persons story” – Warnqvist
59 – approximately one fifth – of the 244 books that depicted people contained a person that Åsa Warnqvist defines as dark-skinned, and out of them 16 fulfilled all the criteria in her test.
The basis for the survey, you write that only 5% of the books have a dark-skinned protagonist. Is that little compared to the population at large?
“It is of course difficult to make such comparisons, but in 2013, 20.7% of the population had foreign background and 15.9% were foreign born. Many of them are from the Nordic countries but there are many in Sweden who do not have representation in children’s books, that is completely clear.” – Åsa Warnqvist
Whilst I am sure her motives are good I find that this sort of research and journalism are more suitable in the Onion but alas this is just your run-of-the-mill article from Sweden’s Radio who caused quiet a stir a couple of weeks ago. Their journalists thought it was a good idea to count the skin color of executives at top Swedish companies.
They came to the conclusion that the company boards were too white and started trending #vitabolag (white companies) on Twitter.
The response to their investigative “journalism” was met with scepticism and many, surprise-surprise, want the Swedish equivalent of the BBC to become privatised so taxpayers aren’t forced to sponsor their left-wing propaganda.
“Would like to know which specific skills we immigrants possess because of our foreign surname or pigments
Is it just me or do these self-proclaimed anti-racist journalists have an unhealthy fixation with skin color?
On the 25th of December 2014 a mosque in Eskilstuna went up in flames and 5 people were injured. Thanks to one incompetent police officer journalists quickly spread allegations that an arson was to blame and to their glee the fire was followed by two more. A couple of days later the police said that little evidence pointed to the mosque having been subject to arson but by then it was much too late.
It became an international sensation with people all over the world reading about the arson, right-wing hate crimes, nationalist parties in the BBC, Reuters, Huffington Post, New York Times and various other news outlets.
The New York Times wrote a big story with the alarming title: “In Sweden, the Land of the Open Door, Anti-Muslim Sentiment Finds a Foothold”. A number of individuals are interviewed such as Omar Mustafa, president of the Islamic Association of Sweden. Strangely the fact that he has been identified as the Muslim Brotherhood’s representative in Sweden is left out.
A couple of days later the story turned from sour to sweet when thousands of tolerant Swedes mobilized and held anti-racism rallies against Islamophobia united under the banner “Don’t touch my mosque”. Many decided to love-bomb mosques.
”This is what it looks like when hate is replaced by love”
The Eskilstuna Islamic Dawa Center thanked all the progressive Swedes for support on their Facebook page
“We want to thank all the people who came to Nyfors today and love-bombed the mosque which burned down. By doing so we showed support for the people who were in the local and practiced their fath when the mosque when the fire was set, for the people who were in the building when they were subjected to attempted aggravated arson and for all the devout Muslims who have a right to practice their faith in peace.
By reacting quickly to this undemocratic attack we also stood up for each other and the society we want to live in. A society were we can live together, as we are, on equal terms.
Unfortunately mosque attacks aren’t uncommon. This year apporximately one mosque a month has been attacked and regardless of the motive behind this fire attack on the mosque here in Eskilstuna yesterday is it is important that we pay attention to the increased Islamophobia in our society which in turn increases the number of hate crimes. It is therefore very important that we continue talking about what we can do to increase the security in Eskilstuna, and “Together for Eskilstuna” will continue to be part of that work.
In Eskilstuna we stand united for democracy, freedom of religion, and a society free from violence and the obvious right to live on equal terms. Thank you for showing that today.
Our action has gotten a lot of coverage in the media, below you can read several of the articles.”
Meanwhile, politicians realized that this was a great time to publicly condemn the gruesome deed and stand up against evil Islamophobes attacking innocent Muslims who merely wanted to pray in peace.
The Minister of Culture took things one step forward by joining a manifestation in Uppsala and holding a speech condemning the arson as an attack on the Swedish constitution. She promised to counter Islamophobia and even met with some groups who claim to represent Swedens Muslims. The latter turned it to be a complete fiasco seeing as no one group can represent a global religion which is divided into so many different factions. To make things worse for Alice the individuals she did decide to meet with turned out to be representatives of the dodgy “Muslim Human Rights Council” An organisation that want to allow human rights… if they are in accordance with Sharia Law.
Some of us were not quiet so quick to jump to conclusions and the Sweden Report wrote a post early on questioning allegations of arson. The police did point out in December that there was no evidence of a firebomb and lets take a step back and consider whom benefits from an arson story? The official police investigation is still underway, almost 4 months later, but yesterday a source within a police department said that a deep fryer in the mosque was the root cause of the fire.
The news spread like wildfire on social media with various anti-racist campaigns being replaced with the theme of fryers, various opportunistic politicians being mocked for jumping to conclusions and an abundance of puns. I’ve taken the liberty of translating some of them below.
“Right now there are thousands of people who are finding out that they have gone on a torchlight procession against a fryer. I suffer with them” – Hanif Bali, politician from the New Moderates.
“What great timing, the Minister of the Interior visited Uppsala mosque today and talked about hate crimes. Has the frier been caught?” – anonymous Tweeter who was subsequently blocked.
“Now make sure to not to tar all fryers with the same brush! All fryers don’t burn down mosques!”
“It was one of these – an Islamophobic fryer – that torched the mosque in Eskilstuna. I understand why Löfven is silent.” – liberal blogger Rebecca Uvell in reference to the Prime Minister having previously condemned a fryer.
However, to my great dismay the fire department have today retracted claims that an Islamophobic fryer is to blame.
UPDATE 2015-03-13 – Police have come to the conclusion it was not arson attack.
Edit 1 – The base of the old graph in English wasn’t in line with the years referred to so I switched to the Swedish one that Julia used in her original chronicle on Snaphanen.
A couple of weeks ago there was an incident on a ferry where a number of Somali citizens were arrested for gang raping a Swedish woman. For reasons unknown the media decided to label the perpetrators as Swedish. I wrote a straightforward post on the matter but I was still a tad confused as to why the nationality of the perpetrators was omitted. A couple of hours later I stumbled upon this chronicle written by a journalist and author who writes under the pen name Julia Caesar. She has now given me the green light to translate it and publish it on Swedish Surveyor. At risk of sounding sexist I doubt a man could have written a text of this calibre and on this topic. I know I couldn’t.
The gang rape of a 45-year old woman on the Viking Line Finland Ferry Amorella was followed by yet another rape. Journalists raped the truth and the Swedish public by lying about the ethnicity of the criminals. The 8 suspected perpetrators were alleged Swedes, despite seven being Somali citizens and one being Iraqi.
The 4 suspected criminals that have been arrested are all Somali citizens and Muslims. None have Swedish citizenship. But in the media they were called ”Swedish” in big fat headlines. The Swedish media once again revealed its unscrupulous agenda when it comes to violent criminal immigrants. The perpetrators are protected, the victims are completely disregarded.
Five times more normal that immigrants rape
In a sane society citizens have a right to information regarding who commits exceptionally violent crimes so as to make an educated call regarding the risks they are exposing themselves to. How are Swedish women and young girls supposed to protect themselves against rape if they don’t find out that immigrants are overrepresented five times over? The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention revealed that in their report 2005:17. It is now 10 years old and relies on numbers that are 15-20 years old.
For political reasons no later report has come in. All of public Sweden, including the media and state authorities, are in agreement to silence everything that shows the destructive consequences of mass immigration, Islamization and multiculturalism
Journalists protect serious criminals
Sweden is not a healthy society but a very sick society. The lies fester and permeate more and more sectors of society. Politicians commit the worst rape. The group rape on M/S Amorella is a direct result of the mass immigration to Sweden from Muslim countries and primitive honour cultures that has been going on for decades. The mass immigration policies have amongst other things resulted in our country topping the list of reported rapes in Europe and incessantly leads to more and horrible brutal rapes of Swedish women.
“Reported Crimes 1975-2014″
“Data Source: The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention“
Tens of thousands of women are sacrificed every year on the altar of multiculturalism. Politicians disregard the victims. The silence reveals their indifference to their own people’s safety. No Swedish government has ever cared about attempting to curtail the rape rates in the only way that could give a noticeable result: minimizing immigration from Muslim countries. To place Swedish women’s security and safety above mass immigration is, of course, racism.
”Funky mood with an international touch”
Are you feeling up for a relaxing day cruise on the Baltic Sea? A little ”funky mood” with an ”international touch”? This is how the ship-owner Viking Line writes on their website:
”M/S Amorella is our daily cruiser that chugs back and forwards to Åbo, every night from Stockholm. You can count on a funky mood with an international touch, good food, an abundance of tax-free bargains, comfortable spa-treatments and Swedish dance bands, every Friday and Saturday in the nightclub”
Eva, 45 (assumed name) was one of those who bought a ticket on Amorella’s Cruise to Åbo the 30th of January 2015. Maybe she felt like a relaxing day cruise. But the trip ended in an unexpected fashion. She was lured into a cabin and was subjected to a gang rape by seven Somalis and one Iraqi.
Four out of five have Somali citizenship
Pettersson’s blog publishes the name of the five suspected perpetrators who have been arrested, three in Finland and one in Sweden.
4 of the 8 suspected rapists have been detained. All are Somali Muslims and have Somali citizenship. Four have been released, amongst them the Iraqi Bjar Mhamad Shakir, but they are still being suspected of the crime.
”For the time being the four individuals that have been released are under suspicion, but I can’t go into detail of what that those suspicions consist of because the preliminary investigation is still underway.” – says prosecutor Elisabeth Brandt.
The entire media calls the perpetrators ”Swedish”
The gang rape of 45-year old Eva is followed by yet another rape. Journalists raping the truth and the Swedish people. Swedish journalists see it as their duty to protect violent criminals by deceiving the public with regards to their ethnicity. They habitually omit facts and thus actively contribute to the rape of girls and women.
The weekend entails a news drought and undermanned newsrooms. In that situation a gang rape is more than welcome. The entire Swedish media quickly posts big headlines:
Several Swedish men suspected of rape on Finland Ferry (Dagens Nyheter)
Six Swedish men raped woman in cabin (Aftonbladet)
Six Swedes arrested for rape on ferry (Expressen)
All reporting stems from TT (The Newspapers’ Telegram Bureau), which the entire Swedish media subscribes to. Even in the Finnish media the suspects are called Swedes, like in this quote taken from Helsingfors Dagblad:
”According to Ekot the investigation will be transferred to Sweden, because all the men were Swedes.”
But the information comes from SR Ekot in Sweden.
Somali and Iraqi citizens are called ”Swedes”
The radio, State-owned Swedish Television (SVT), all the big newspapers and every little podunk paper screams out that Swedes have committed a gang rape on a Finland Ferry. The bells didn’t even ring in the newspaper offices when it turned out that the men needed a Somali interpreter during the detention in the Finnish district court. The majority of the public who solely consume mainstream media naturally get the impression that their countrymen have committed this horrendous crime.
Why do the journalists consciously lie to the Swedish people? They do it to push their own sick agenda and hammer in the notion that Swedish men are full-blooded racists, Nazis, barbarians and brutal gang rapists.
Above all it’s about Swedish journalist having sworn to protect immigrant criminals under any and all circumstances. Not a single suspected hair may ever be touched on an immigrant’s head. The really bizarre thing is that journalists in the mendacious Swedish media beat themselves on the chest and think they are doing something good and admirable. They imagine that with their lies they will counteract racism and xenophobia.
How can they hate the Swedish people so?
I try to explain the medias lies to a Swedish friend who has lived abroad for many years.
Why do they do this? How can they hate the Swedish people so much that they lie to this extent? They are Swedes themselves? She says.
I try to explain again. The Swedish seed of self-hatred planted years ago. How journalists look down on normal Swedes and think they are better than them and that they can therefore hate all other Swedes without including themselves in the hatred.
Their schadenfreude – exhilaration – when Swedes have committed a crime.
Mechanisms completely without logic
I’m a journalist. I know the talk in the newsrooms. The cynicism. The arrogance. The raw jokes. The superiority. The power trip. The hate that is spewed on everyone and anyone who is perceived as differing from you and your norms. The reluctance to admit that you’re at fault. Journalists never make mistakes. They have a thousand excuses to write as they do. Journalists are always right. They always know best and for the stupid peasantry they have only disdain.
I give up trying to explain. I don’t understand either how journalists with their blatant lies can smear a whole people – their own people. It’s best described as mechanisms completely without logic. Mechanisms that verge on insanity.
Raped and beaten by four Somalis
The media has used the same tactic that was used to protect the gang rapists on M/S Amorella every single time that immigrants have committed a rape or gang rape. On new years eve 2004 Jenny Lémon, 24, was assaulted with a baton and subjected to a very brutal rape in Gothenburg by four Somalis; Omar Mohamed Omar, Jassin Abdikarim Mahamud, Abdulgadir Mohamed Khalif and Mursal Abdullahi.
Jassin Abdikarim Mahamud, born 1987, kicks her several times in the groin. Jenny Lémon is seriously injured and has to undergo several operations. A friend of hers, Linda, is also severely injured. All except Omar Mohamed Omar are prosecuted but receive very mild punishments.
Aftonbladet set their well-oiled lying apparatus in motion
Aftonbladet set their well-oiled lying apparatus in motion and called the perpetrators ”Swedish”, illustrating with silhouettes typical European profiles. The reader was supposed to believe that the Somali perpetrators were ethnic Swedes. Even Expressen bluffed with regards to the ethnicity of the perpetrators.
Jassin Abdikarim Mahamud changed name to Lamin Abdikarim Ali but didn’t change appearance. In November 2010 he broke into an 84-year old ladies address on Sturegatan in Falun and raped her several times. In Expressen, the man’s lawyer informed us that his client ”felt really bad”.
How the 84-year old woman felt after having been robbed and raped repeatedly was not something the journalists were interested in.
Between the rapes of Jenny Lémon, 2004, and the 84-year old woman in Falun 2010, Lamin Abdikarim Ali committed several brutal crimes. Despite the medias protection he was in July 2011, finally sentenced to a noticeable penalty. Svea Court of Appeals sentenced him to 9 years in jail.
Double error and completely morally f***ed up
Journalists defend themselves by saying that they follow the ethical guidelines of the press.
According to the rules a criminal’s ethnicity should only be disclosed if it is ”relevant in the context”. Criminal’s ethnical origin or nationality should not be disclosed if it ”lacks meaning in the context and is disrespectful”. According to the documented understanding of Swedish journalists ethnicity is never relevant – with one exception: if the perpetrator is Swedish. Then the ethnicity suddenly becomes so important that you throw the ethical rules out the window and scream out the Swedish ethnicity in fat headlines.
Even if it had been true that the rapists on Amorella were Swedish the journalists clearly broke the press-ethical rules by stating the Swedish ethnicity. Double error and completely morally f***ed up.
Tried to make them Swedish citizens.
The media works in a different reality than just a few years ago. The truth slips out quickly via the Internet and the social media. Soon the correct information regarding the gang rapists on Amorella were out on the web. Then the media switched to another dishonest strategy.
”When Richard Aschberg and Victor Stenquist published their article in Aftonbladet it had already been disclosed in social media that the perpetrators were Somali. It is hard to not suspect that they were attempting ”damage control” when both writers instead starting accentuating the men’s alleged Swedish citizenship. They went so far as to falsifying what the authorities had told them”
Words are placed in the prosecutor’s mouth
About the prosecutor Elisabeth Brandt Aftonbladet writes.
”She is now going to request that the errand is investigated in Sweden due to the victim and the suspected perpetrators being Swedish citizens”
”Yeah well, that’s something Aftonbladet will have to stand for then” comments prosecutor Brandt when Nya Tider asks if she really said that.
NyT: You don’t recognize that you said that?
”No, what I said was in that case that they had their residence in Sweden”
When the media eventually realize that the rapists are Somalis the news quickly disappears.
Where are the prominent feminists?
African immigrants grossly defile a Swedish woman. Who stands up for her? Where are the prominent feminists? Where are they hiding, all the loud-mouthed champions of women’s rights and freedoms?
Where is the Feminist Initiatives party leader Gudrun Schyman? Where is the rape expert Katarina Wennstam? Where are the super-feminists Maria Sveland and Athena Farrokhzad? Former Minister of Equality Maria Arnholm (fp)? Where is Margot Wallström (s)?
It’s as silent as the grave. No silence echoes as loudly as the silence of feminists when immigrants rape Swedish women.
Margot Wallström cries for raped women
The 10th of October 2010 Margot Wallström cries in State-owned Swedish Television (SVT). It is a Sunday, and the program is called Agenda.
Margot Wallström was at this time and until June 2012 the UN general secretary Ban Ki-moon’s special representative in questions that revolve around sexual violence in conflicts. She has met raped women in Congo, and she is crying for them in a reportage by SVT very own Marika Griehsel.
Margot Wallström bursts into tears but pulls herself together and says
”We have broken the longest silence in history”
In a big article in Dagens Industri Weekend on the 4th of February 2011 Margot Wallström gets asked whether or not Ban Ki-moon is a feminist.
”Yes, if he hasn’t been then he is on his way to becoming one.”
When she is asked if it is possible to stop the sexual violence in war and conflicts she responds:
”Of course it is!”
”These aren’t crimes that should be followed by impunity and amnesty. There must not be amnesty for these perpetrators. The United Nations shall make sure that all doors are closed for them. We won’t allow a career for rapists. They should know that we will follow them and they will be punished in accordance with international law!”
She draws a parallel with the Nurnberg trials and how the rape are regarded as “unspeakable” and says:
”We have broken the longest silence in history”
When Margot Wallström was interviewed in DI Weekend approximately six years have passed since the brutal gang rape of Jenny Lémon in Gothenburg. Later in the same year as the interview is published, 2011, eight asylum-seeking Afghanis will rape a 29-year old mother in an asylum home in Mariannelund. It is the most brutal gang rape in Sweden’s history. Seven of them are sentenced to a jail sentence of 4,5 and 6.5 years. Six of them are deported from Sweden for a 15-year period.
Four years later the 45-year old Eva on M/S Amorella will be gang raped by Somali citizens.
When Granskning Sverige in March, 2014, call up Margot Wallström and confront her with the Swedish rape statistics from a report compiled by the UN-organ UNODC from 2010 she laughs and says:
A feminist foreign policy does not include Swedish women
Today Margot Wallström is the Foreign Minister in Stefan Löfvens red-green government and she has declared that she intends to set a ”feminist foreign policy”. If someone were to ask her what she plans on doing about the 6000 women who are raped in Sweden every year (The unreported number is estimated to be 10 times higher, in other words 60 000 according to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention) she would probably put on a confused face. When she finally manages to pull herself together she would probably say that the feminist foreign policy does not include Swedish women.
Then she would say that she as a minister cannot express herself on individual questions. In that case the entire government must think the same way. Seeing as Stefan Löfvens government and all other Swedish governments in the past are agreed on one thing: that it is completely o.k. to sacrifice tens of thousands of women every year for multiculturalism we can assume Wallström thinks its o.k. too.
Her last trump card would be to point out that the tear-dripping assignment with regards to raped women in Congo concerns rape in war and conflict. And Sweden is a peaceful country.
Sweden is no longer a peaceful country
That is precisely where the cookie crumbles. Sweden was once a peaceful country but it is not a peaceful country any longer. Sweden is a country whose citizens have been pushed into war by politicians who have allowed mass immigration from the worlds most underdeveloped and violent countries and cultures. Politicians rape their own people through a yearly mass import of tens of thousands of Muslim men with a backwards view on women.
After 45 years of mass immigration nobody can claim that immigrants from the Middle East or Africa are like us or pretend to believe that they become like us the second their feet touch Swedish soil. There is an abundance of evidence pointing in the other direction. In Muslim culture it is legitimate to rape a woman if she doesn’t cover herself up. In Muslim culture a mans honour rests between a woman’s loins, and a mans sexuality is a woman’s responsibility. Both to satisfy (intramarital) and to guard against (extramarital)
All cultures are equal, even those that rape and murder
In cultural relativist Sweden it is forbidden to consider any culture to be better than another. All cultures are alleged to be equally good, even those who oppress, female genital mutilate, rape, and beat their women and murder their own children. Primitive and primeval cultures are glorified as ”exotic” and ”exciting”, and immigrants are encouraged to keep them and live them out on Swedish soil. How are Swedish women supposed to protect themselves if they don’t get correct information but are instead spoon-fed perfidious propaganda about the blessings of multiculturalism and everyone’s equal value?
That is why Swedish women are raped
Consequently uninformed Swedish girls and women get their lives ruined when their souls and genitals are torn apart via brutal rapes, committed by immigrants who think they have all the right in the world to violate unveiled women.
That is why Jenny Lémon was raped by four Somalis (Muslims) in Gothenburg.
That is why an 84-year old woman in Falun was raped by a Somali Muslim.
That is why a 29-year old mother was raped by eight Afghans (Muslims) in Mariannelund.
That is why a 45-year old Eva was raped by seven Somalis (Muslims) on-board the M/S Amorella.
That is why Swedish girls and women will continue to be raped by imported Muslims for the foreseeable future.
There is one word for these notorious unscrupulous liars, politicians and journalists alike, who bear the responsibility for this war on the Swedish people.
Ann-Charlotte Marteus, a journalist for the tabloid newspaper Expressen, has in this recent article confessed that she helped build the so-called “opinion corridor” that has stifled constructive and intellectual debate on immigration whilst simultaneously ostracizing and branding innocent Swedes as racists and xenophobes.
For years Swedes have to no avail been fretting and warning about the consequences of the countries extreme and unsustainable immigration policies. Economists such as Tino Sanandaji are routinely dismissed and disregarded thanks to journalists such as Ann-Charlotte Marteus. In one of her latest articles she explains how she for the past 13 years has helped mould and shape the infected political climate which prevails today.
[…] The assignment for me as a hallway worker was two-fold. First and foremost to warn about the Sweden Democrats and yell at all the hillbillies that were considering voting for the party. Secondly, to demolish anyone using terms that could normalise the Sweden Democrats rhetoric; attack every son of a bitch who used words or facts that could be interpreted as racism or semi-racism. Or a precursor to semi-racism.
That included any any and all texts that questioned Swedens ability to handle large-scale immigration in a short period of time. I didn’t sort those types of texts under “labour market”, “housing”, “welfare”, or “education” i.e. politics. I sorted them under moral crimes such as: “racism”, “egoism”, “evil”.
Under my time in the corridor I received a lot of racist e-mails but then other e-mails started coming. Sad, concerned messages from decent people. One was especially touching. It was low-key: “Ann-Charlotte, if I am afraid that the immigration policy doesn’t work but I don’t want to vote for the Sweden Democrats, what should I do? Who should I vote for? Please, answer.”
I didn’t answer. Discussing with someone who went around thinking about volumes was taboo. […]
Ann-Charlotte is one of the few who has come clean and kudos to her for doing so. The damage has unfortunately been done. If you aren’t Swedish you probably can’t comprehend how infected the immigration debate is and how treacherous many of the journalists have been. Pushing their own agenda and beliefs under the false guise of objectivity whilst simultaneously crushing any and all opposition. They will have to live with the consequences of their actions for the rest of their lives.
To truly understand their devastating impact I sincerely recommend reading the open letter below which is adressed to Ann-Charlotte. It was written by Chang Frick, a journalist who helped found the popular news-site Nyheter Idag.
You chose to speak out regarding how you helped build the opinion corridor. I understand that it is unavoidable, it is no longer possible to make a career that way. It is simply to thin and crowded. People have long ago demanded something else. But you won’t be let off the hook that easily.
There are those who have been affected by the opinion corridor. I am one of them. I was officially labelled a lesser human being, not for the opinions I host, but because I could no longer stay in the Moderates and decided to join the Sweden Democrats. This was before 2010, and even then I experienced that there was no space for me and liberal-conservative ideas. Or maybe I should say libertarian ideas. I have commited the criminal action of previously being a member of that political party. The political party that now has 19%, if the latest opinion poll is to be believed.
I’m guessing that there are a couple of things that make the two of us different. One of those things is that you probably haven’t had a refugee family living with you. Mother, father, and child in a small crowded apartment. I have, they were from Iraq. I don’t think that you, or your colleagues, have used the last of your money to help a refugee. I have, when I was in the army.
I don’t think you have ever socialized with people who live in Rosengård or other outsidership-zones on a daily basis. I have, I live in one of those areas right now, I don’t think you do. I don’t think you have been beaten up or bullied in your youth for having the wrong parents. I have, mom is a Jewess from Poland and dad was a Swedish gipsy.
But I know one thing that you have done. You have labelled people like me as racists. We are the angry, young, men who aren’t given any room to express ourselves, because you want that spot. You and your colleagues. You who love for the career. Nothing has changed either, on a daily basis I hear that I am a lesser human being. A racist. And you, you still prioritize your career.
When I was labelled a racist it wasn’t for anything I said or did. It was solely for not seeing any other option than leaving the Moderates for SD even though I knew they were imperfect. But I couldn’t be a hypocrite, not like you and your colleagues. I couldn’t do it, I couldn’t stand feeling dirty. Thats why I left the warmth.
I’ve had stones thrown at me through car windows and death threats sprayed in my stairwell. I’ve been kicked and hit at public square meetings, right in front of your journalist colleagues who chose to look the other way. I saw that they were ashamed, but they didn’t dare write about what happened. Not then.
It’s gone so far that I’ve become accustomed to being called a racist. It’s almost starting to become a compliment, a receipt that you haven’t sold yourself to the idiocy. That you dare stand for something. That you care about something other than the surface and the career.
The opinion corridor is the most Swedish thing we have. Sweden is a cold country where you don’t talk to your neighbour, where we are quiet on the subway. A country where one distances oneself and condemns those who are different. But on the surface, we are bloody perfect. Fake smiles, artists against nazis and a humanitarian superpower. I couldn’t stand being tolerant, the only thing you can talk about. Tolerance, values and other intellectual prostitution.
People like you want to open this countries borders. People like you don’t have to face the reality I have had to face. I have tried so many fucking times to help that kid from Afghanistan, or those from Iraq who were highly educated and should have gotten a job from day one in this country. But what they got was welfare and they got used to it. Now they don’t know know anything else and live in a neighbourhood where 50% vote socialist.
It’s this system you’ve defended. More projects, more tax money, more welfare. All the while distancing yourself from the trash. People get angry because their tax money goes to this circus, just so you can feel benevolent. And you call yourselves liberals.
Thats why I started writing. Because of people like you. We have a thread on the forum Flashback where every news about the medias inevitable demise is posted. Every reader I manage to steal from you is a victory. Thats how we liberals work, we outcompete you. In the political and medial arena, you have gotta go. Far away.
And we are about to succeed. That is why you wrote like you did.
P.S. Sorry about the harsh tone, but it isn’t exactly like the label I’ve gotten from people like you will disappear tommorow. Nor will I or the the 100,000’s affected get an apology or any form of justification. Or am I wrong?
Chang Frick is correct. Day-by-day the established newspapers are dying a slow death despite the government blowing artificial life into them. People simply don’t wish to buy them and turn to alternative-news sites instead. The eroded trust became clear in a recent opinion poll.
Only 11% trusted Expressen, the newspaper Ann-Charlotte works at. The others were not far behind.
A wise man once said:
The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
Malcolm X (1925-1965)