The Sweden of progressives’ dreams, including the Pope’s, is being murdered by reality.

You know, the peaceful sexpot welfare paradise? And, it turns out, progressives care only about the illusion.

From Katie Kieffer at Townhall:

Less than 13 days after President Trump accused Sweden of having an immigration problem—Scandinavia proved him right by announcing two prickly public policies: paid “sex breaks” for public workers and drafting female soldiers.

Swedish councilman Per-Erik Muskos announced plans to offer his municipality’s public workers a paid 60-minute weekly break to hurry home and procreate as a way to jump-start Sweden’s dwindling birthrate and dying culture. The next week, the Swedish government announced plans to draft some 4,000 18-year-olds every year, including young women, in response to a what is being reported as a “deteriorating security environment.”

Possibly a joke?

Why not enforce the law against rapists instead?

Stockholm police spokesperson Varg Gyllander admitted to The Guardian that police “are afraid of talking” due to political pressures. And Sweden’s National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson requested 4,100 additional officers and staffers to handle migrant-related episodes.

Never talking about serious problems is a great way of dealing with them. Outlawing discussion is even better.

“The Pope specifically praised Sweden for welcoming and integrating foreigners,” The National Catholic Reporter wrote last month. In an interview with Scarp de Tenis magazine, Pope Francis emphasized: “Those who arrive in Europe are escaping war and famine. We are in some way responsible because we exploit their land but we don’t make any kind of investment for which they can benefit.” More.

Reality check:  “… we exploit their land but we don’t make any kind of investment for which they can benefit”: Putting violent criminals down slam for a long time would benefit them – and everyone else too. (People are less likely to support capital punishment if they are not forced to put up with the guy and the rest of us like safety and security.)

Good thing few Swedes are Catholics. Bad thing Sweden isn’t Texas.

See also: Will Political Correctness start to decline? Ordinary people must take the risk of voting no.

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  • Watchman

    If they are short of people to deal with a “deteriorating security environment”, why not recruit some of the hundred of thousands of refugees already in Sweden instead of having to draft young Swedish women. After all, “Of almost 163,000 people who applied for asylum in Sweden last year [2015], less than 500 landed a job”, so there is a seeming huge unmet demand for jobs.

    Now, what is causing that “deteriorating security environment” again? Militant Inuit?

    /sarc

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      The militant Inuit of Sweden, I confess, are a grave danger to Swedish soceity and way of life. 😉

      Lapp it up!

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_people

      • Watchman

        Maybe the “deteriorating security environment” caused by the Swedish Seal Independence Movement – City branch (SIMCity) fighting against the genocide of the Swedish seals for thousands of years by the Sami, the same Sami now under the protection and acting under the authority of the Swedish state.

  • tom_billesley

    Sweden’s integration minister has been forced to admit sex attacks in the country have actually increased – just days after she said the number of incidents had fallen.
    Ylva Johansson told the BBC last week the number of rapes in Sweden were “going down, and going down, and going down”.
    Her remarks came after former Ukip leader Nigel Farage claimed in February the city of Malmo was the “rape capital of Europe due to EU migrant policies”.
    However, days later official figures revealed there had been a 12 per cent dip in 2015, but the number of sex attacks had soared by 13 per cent in 2016.
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/775663/Swede-Ylva-Johansson-sex-attack-increase-admit-decrease

    • Watchman

      I wonder if she asked for redeployment of the police staff who were dealing with rapes to work on other more important areas like investigating ‘islamophobia’, based on her earlier belief that rapes were “going down, and going down, and going down.”

  • tom_billesley

    “We are in some way responsible because we exploit their land.
    Could the pope explain exactly how I am exploiting Somalia?

    • Watchman

      I believe it might be your failure to trade your assets in exchange for a dozen or more Somali ‘refugees’. Your failure to take more than a dozen Somalis into your own home, feeding them Somali food, supplying them with spending money and khat, catering to their sexual needs to avoid ‘sexual emergencies’ and respecting and complying with their religion is the basis of your exploitation accusations.

      • tom_billesley

        I see it now. Mea culpa. mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

    • Bataviawillem

      You don’t send enough ships loaded with loot to there cost, and therefore they are hungry.

  • bls46

    As the parent of a soldier who has seen multiple deployments in some of the worst parts of the MidEast….and a Catholic……I RESENT and refute the Pope’s statement.

    My son’s life and the lives of so many others are priceless treasure, so don’t lecture me about ‘not investing in these countries “…..How DARE you ~

    • A Hamilton Guy

      May God keep your son safe. As a retired reservist and Catholic, I also resent the Popes political comments. He does not know what he is talking about. Islam is satanic, read their crummy book you will see it in print.

      • bls46

        Thank you !

        There are too few citizens who know anything about what the military and their families do to support this country. Our son was in Iraq and had to hear his first child’s birth over the telephone….ane was happy that he had at least some contact with his wife as he’d been dug in a hole in the desert the week before.

        It’s easy to be sanctimonious and declare war ‘off limits’…..until someone shoots a gun/bombs a building/destroys men/women and the families who love them with an IED.

        When the sh*T hits the fan, THEN we hear good things about our military.

        The best defense is a POWERFUL offense with few ROE other than to win honorably. Neutering the military and/or making it a SJW slogan diminishes the service that our men/women offer.

  • simus1

    A fair compromise would be to not only draft Swedish women into the army – no doubt for military policing functions to help deal with controlling unrest during crises – but also to “establish certain other and more rigorous quasi – military formations stocked with unruly sons of the prophet requiring major reorientation of their thought processes. Intensive constant unremitting physical labour under challenging conditions is a well known corrective antidote for their problems.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      And let the ladies supervise them.