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On 11/09/2022 at 21:55, Granny Danger said:

Promising headline, really depressing read.

The far right setting the agenda even when they fail to take power.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/11/swedish-election-exit-polls-far-right

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/14/swedish-pm-concedes-election-defeat-to-bloc-led-by-far-right-sweden-democrats

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3 hours ago, Florentine_Pogen said:

It’s a frightening prospect and the only grain of comfort is the small majority which may make governing difficult particularly if they won’t offer any ministerial positions to the SD.  Pretty sure I read that the SD was the most popular party amongst Swedish Trade Unionists, that’s a worrying thought.

 

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/15/far-right-sweden-intolerance-liberalism-election-results

It might be tempting to draw the conclusion that the progressive Pippi Longstockings are dying out in Sweden, while a new generation of aggressive conservatives is taking over. But rather than reflecting any drastic shift in the liberal ethos of Swedes, the election results reveal a more uncomfortable truth: that perhaps Sweden’s supposed liberalism was never that deep to begin with.

Back in the 1980s, the ethnologist Åke Daun argued that the average Swede was extremely conformist and consensus oriented. He found that in neighbouring Scandinavian countries, 4-6% of people disliked the company of those whose ideas and values they did not themselves share. But in Sweden the figure was 45%.

Since then, the main representatives of such “dreaded” difference – immigrants and their descendants – have come to constitute a quarter of the population. But many “native” Swedes do not typically mix with them – and flee their neighbourhoods if they move in. Then there is an unemployment rate among the foreign-born population of almost 20%. Sweden has also seen a surge in shootings and organised crime over the last year. The reasons behind the increase in crime are complex – class and social exclusion play an important role – but the result is a political and media debate that focuses on the supposed values or cultures of immigrants themselves.

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3 hours ago, Florentine_Pogen said:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/15/far-right-sweden-intolerance-liberalism-election-results

It might be tempting to draw the conclusion that the progressive Pippi Longstockings are dying out in Sweden, while a new generation of aggressive conservatives is taking over. But rather than reflecting any drastic shift in the liberal ethos of Swedes, the election results reveal a more uncomfortable truth: that perhaps Sweden’s supposed liberalism was never that deep to begin with.

Back in the 1980s, the ethnologist Åke Daun argued that the average Swede was extremely conformist and consensus oriented. He found that in neighbouring Scandinavian countries, 4-6% of people disliked the company of those whose ideas and values they did not themselves share. But in Sweden the figure was 45%.

Since then, the main representatives of such “dreaded” difference – immigrants and their descendants – have come to constitute a quarter of the population. But many “native” Swedes do not typically mix with them – and flee their neighbourhoods if they move in. Then there is an unemployment rate among the foreign-born population of almost 20%. Sweden has also seen a surge in shootings and organised crime over the last year. The reasons behind the increase in crime are complex – class and social exclusion play an important role – but the result is a political and media debate that focuses on the supposed values or cultures of immigrants themselves.

Integration will work best if it’s managed and if people integrate.

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Is it really any wonder this section of the forum is such a car crash when here, in the normalisation of the far right thread, you have the same 2 or 3 troll aliases normalising the far right dragging every thread into the same horrific shit?

The mods are right to crack down on abuse but they should crack down on the aforementioned dafties as well.

 

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This is similar to the "Teaching the Controversy" principle. Fabricating the existence of a question or a debate where none exists. Then the cynical appeal to shallow identity politics with emphasising the fascist's gender.

Sky News is a shiter of an outlet.

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2 minutes ago, blackislekillie said:

Or air to breathe. c***s. Every last one. c***s.

Or booze to drink. Stewart wouldn’t want a drop going to anyone else - he has a wheel to get behind!

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