A Swedish Reader Says Swedes Are Sorry For Themselves—With Reason
November 06, 2003
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From: Michael Stålberg
email@example.com, Tyreso, Sweden:
I think Jared Taylor`s view of
Sweden is too sunny. [“The
Swedes don`t sit around feeling sorry for themselves
because there are only nine million of them.”]
Consider this: 12 percent of our
population is foreign born.
(Compared to 6 percent for Denmark
and 7 percent for Norway.)
Another 8 percent are second
Last year the number of immigrants
were at an all time high (I think over 60,000).
Normally the number is around
45,000, divided among 10,000 refugees, 15,000 relatives
to the refugees and the rest professionals or students.
The entire population is nearly
nine million on an area the size of California.
At least 50 percent of the
refugees, according to the Migration Bureau, are
During the last ten years
immigration has gone from being economically profitable
(they say) to a yearly loss of 30 billion Swedish crowns
(around four billion US dollars).
This a conservative figure,
published by the Migration Bureau. Immigration reformers
give a much higher one.
In the third largest city, Malmo,
in southern Sweden, opposite Copenhagen in Denmark,
(comparable to Detroit and Toronto), one-third of the
population is foreign born.
Mostly Muslim. There have been
demands for introducing Arabic as the main language in
certain class rooms.
The group of
Somalis is also large. They are
worse off, as far employment is concerned, than any
other immigrant group. They are Muslim and practice
female genital mutilation. This has caused some
consternation among the
Swedish public, and now the punishment for such
practices is ten years imprisonment—though, of course,
authorities look the other way.
crime is up enormously, since unemployment is high
among immigrants. In some areas 90 percent.
As for the
Scandinavian welfare state, it`s rapidly in decline.
Hospitals are shut down and elderly care as well, and
every branch of the welfare state is put on a diet: the
education system, the military, the judicial system (the
courts) and the police.
For a more detailed description of
consequences of Muslim immigration in Denmark and
Norway (and accordingly Sweden) read this
classic piece by Mark Steyn: There are
informative articles in
The Economist on Scandinavia and immigration.
The pattern is the same of
all over the Western world. Third world immigration,
even if a vast majority of the immigrants are law
abiding and part of the work force, cause tremendous
integration problems. Simply because the immigrants are
too many. A pause and later a slower pace is necessary.
P.S. Here is the homepage of a
Swedish Nationalist journal
comments: Of course, Jared Taylor`s point was
simply that the Swedes don`t want or need
immigration-forced population growth—with which our
get a significant number of foreign readers at VDARE.COM—and
letter from a Norwegian
reader attracted particularly heavy traffic.]