Goodbye Sweden: Blogger at The Sweden Report quits, returns to the US

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.

Today, it’s as if the inmates are running the asylum…

Related: IKEA vows to spend €1bn on climate change measures (IKEA is a Swedish company)

  • just a thought

    “Inmates running the asylum”

    Same here, where instead of pickup up trash on the highways, they want us to do their work for them.

    Oh, look. There’s one in her orange jump suit now (H/T-IsraelMatzav)..

    It’s not just Sweden that’s going to the dogs.

    • David Murrell

      Canada too will become Sweden In a few years.

      • tom_billesley

        Nabadgalyo Canada!

    • mauser 98

      …………Hill on the march

  • just a thought

    Just how out of touch are world governments? Here’s some news from the Netherlands, uh, Nether World.

    Yeah, they’re delusional as well.

    • Frau Katze


      • tom_billesley

        There have been a few incidents in ultra-orthodox haredi villages in which stones were thrown at passing vehicles tnat they regard as breaking the ban on travel on the Sabbath, but that’s about it as far as I’m aware.

        • just a thoughtr

          I’m not sure how true that is, because picking up stones on Shabbos is also a Shabbos desecration. That and the fact that the Arabs and Israeli Left are constantly slandering the Religious, make me doubt the truth of those reports, though I suppose a few troublemakers might be involved. Every group has them.

  • JoKeR












    the 2015 Swedish Bikini Babes Calendar.

    • Achmed

      Don’t look at the slut on the left.

      She should be stoned for her provocative revealing attire!

  • P_F

    Going through the article if you replace Sweden with Canada and Stockholm & Gothenburg with Vancouver & Toronto the situation fits perfectly well into Canadian context.

  • Rosenmops

    Sweden is in worse shape than Canada because almost all their immigrants are Muslim. Canada has a lot of non-Muslim immigrants from China and the Philippines, etc.

    Sweden actually sent a delegation to Canada to try to figure out why Canada seemed to be reasonably successful at assimilating immigrants (at least, more successful than Sweden).

    We very much want to hear … what are you doing to be so successful?” said delegation leader Jaana Sandberg, development manager at Gothenburg’s Centre for School Development. “Some of your top students are immigrants. That’s not common in Sweden.”

    These people are idiots. Somalis in Canada probably aren’t doing any better than Somalis in Sweden .

    • Frau Katze

      Thanks for the link. I’ve often wanted to refer to it. If Sweden had taken Chinese instead of Muslims from the Middle and Africa, they would still have some glitches, but overall you wouldn’t say they heading for third world status.