Self-righteousness will be the death of Sweden

From a commentary on “Last Night in Sweden,” a book aimed at wallpapering over the cracks created by the conflict between Swedish and Islamic values at Gatestone,

The first copy of Last Night in Sweden, published on September 7, was mailed to Donald Trump. Other copies have been, or will be, sent to “all members of the US Congress and European Parliament” as a way of countering “false news.” [This is how they put it] At the end of October, an exhibition of photos from the book will move from Stockholm to the European Parliament in Brussels.

The book contains pictures of an ethnic Swedish man sitting on a snowmobile on a snow-covered icy river; a young guy walking around a gym practicing the tuba; a 94-year old Swedish woman in a retirement home being pushed in her wheelchair by a Somali immigrant; an octogenarian Swedish couple sitting in their home sauna in Lapland; a handicapped Algerian immigrant working out in the gym he founded; a Romani beggar woman kneeling on a city street; an elderly Swedish couple playing in their kitchen with their dog. And so on. In other words, a bunch of images showing immigrants doing things that, in one way or another, enhance life in Sweden, mixed in with a few photos of ethnic Swedes living pretty much the same way they did before the immigration tsunami started.

What won’t you see in this book?

You won’t see Muslim violence in Sweden’s public libraries, which has increased so dramatically in the last couple of years that many librarians are looking for other jobs… More.

Why won’t we see it? Why can’t people admit that they are having problems with something they felt they ought to do?

I posted a comment in response:

Now, wait a minute. Swedes voted for this and continue to do so. It’s their right.

Sweden is what happens when an international reputation for virtue goes to one’s head. They are more than willing to trade everything that made them admired for the sheer pleasure of signalling virtue while crashing into oblivion. They probably won’t care if, in future controlled histories, they are made out to be villains and whores for believing in liberal cultural values.

Because ultimately it isn’t even about their liberal cultural values. It’s about their self-righteousness, which acts as a drug. Like all addicts, they lose touch with their own survival.

But in fairness, it IS their choice, just as a woman can move to an unfree Islamist nation, marry a Muslim and lose everything we would here regard as civil rights, convinced that she is demonstrating openness and understanding by doing so. One can picture a fatuous women’s magazine celebrating such a woman’s choice and listening to her burble on about how she plans to raise her daughter to never know anything but the status she now has. One senses that making that choice is, to corrupted feminists today, another liberation to be celebrated.

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