Daniel Pipes: Sweden’s national suicide

Woe to anyone in Sweden who dissents from the orthodox view that welcoming large numbers of indigent peoples from such countries as Iraq, Syria, and Somalia is anything but a fine and noble idea. Even to argue that permitting about one percent of the existing population to emigrate annually from an alien civilization renders one politically, socially, and even legally beyond the pale. (I know a journalist threatened with arrest for mild dissent on this issue.) The assertion that there exists a Swedish culture worth preserving meets with puzzlement.

And yet, the realities of immigration are apparent for all to see: welfare dependency, violent bigotry against Christians and Jews, and a wide range of social pathologies from unemployment to politically motivated rape. Accordingly, ever-increasing numbers of Swedes find themselves — despite known hazards — opting out of the consensus and worrying about their country’s cultural suicide.

The taboo on such attitudes means that political parties, with only one exception, staunchly support continued immigration. Only the Sweden Democrats (SD) offer an alternative: real efforts to integrate existing immigrants and a 90 percent decrease in future immigration…

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  • I wonder if Sweden can be saved. Then again the question is Can Europe be saved?

    • That Sweden is actively crippling itself gives one a sense that it cannot be saved.

    • WalterBannon

      the answer is no

  • Just a thought

    I can’t help but repeat, the swedes have no one to blame but themselves. When you have the consciousness of a rutabaga, you’re going to end up being consumed.

    • Frau Katze

      But there a few who have seen the light.

      • Just a thought

        Sadly so. Still, one hopes.

  • Brett_McS

    That’s a good article. Pipes notes – as I have argued – that the attempted coup by the major parties to head off the anti-immigration Swedish Democrats is unlikely to have the intended effect, but will only accelerate support for the SDs. It sounds like a panicked strategy. What a smart politician would have done is to make (at least apparent) concessions to the SD platform, giving them time to self-destruct with in-fighting between moderates (who may want to go along with the major parties) and the hard core. Now the SD is energized and focused.

  • Dana Garcia

    Diversity is the religion of secular liberals and they are as stubborn as any fanatic.

  • WalterBannon

    The assertion that there exists a Swedish culture worth preserving meets with puzzlement.

    Ah, but clearly this Swedish culture is NOT worth preserving.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Maybe national suicide has always been the plan. Being more European than anyone else, checking all the far left checkboxes would seem to indicate that. Like Easter Island, they looked around and destroyed their civilization on purpose.

  • Alain

    My concern is for my own country, Canada. We are headed in the same direction as Sweden at an accelerating pace, and we don’t even have a single political party or even politician with the guts to speak out against our own population replacement. It isn’t even just a matter of population replacement but the kind of people brought in to replace the population that should have all sane Canadians demanding a stop. We shall soon have another federal election without a single party willing to address the elephant in the room.

    • Porky17

      Alain, I couldn’t agree with you more. Canada is clearly headed in a very wrong direction.