In the Swedish parliamentary election of September 2018, the right-wing parties won a majority. The problem is that one of the major winners of the election was the Sweden Democrats, a populist group running on a centrist economic platform, but with a strict immigration policy.
In case you missed it, Sweden is a place so far left on identity politics that prominent politicians have stated that there is no such thing as a Swedish indigenous people, and that it wouldn’t matter if all Swedes went extinct and were replaced by “other” immigrants. A party seeking to limit immigration is therefore virtually alt-right or worse, by Swedish standards. The Sweden Democrats are therefore untouchables. No-one wants to cooperate with them, including the right-wing coalition.
Consequently, the nation was thrust into political chaos, incapable of forming a new government. Only now, four months later, has the battle been resolved. The result is that the left coalition between the Social Democrats and the Green Party stays in power – with the aid of two of the right-wing coalition parties.
The new government, led by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, is a weak minority rule, since three of the parties who give it parliamentary support will not join it.
Carl Petter Torvaldsson, head of the National Trade Union, said that “this stable political situation with either the left or the right ruling in Sweden, that time is gone.”
Former Prime Minister Carl Bildt tweeted: “After some sort of secret supplementary agreement with the ex-Communists PM Löfven will be back as PM in Sweden again. And with policies leaning in the other direction. Messy arrangement.”
In other words, even though the voters have clearly stated that they want to go right, the politicians steered the country left to avoid having to cooperate with the Sweden Democrats.
To the outside world, this level of self-abnegation seems almost incomprehensible, but Sweden epitomizes white guilt. It was among the only countries in Europe that escaped the ravages of World War II, and the Social Democrats had strong sympathies towards the Nazis during the war.
Sweden’s suicidal path towards self-eradication can be seen as an atonement for sins committed by previous generations.
Thus, Sweden’s suicidal path towards self-eradication can be seen as an atonement for sins committed by previous generations. The other Scandinavian countries, Denmark and Norway, which were occupied by the Nazis, do not display the same kind of suicidal behavior as the Swedes.
For now, the worst political chaos is over, but where will the nation go in the future? Will the Sweden Democrats be accepted into the fold of respectable parties, or will the snobbish elite finally bend to the will of the people and have a responsible immigration policy?
The only chance the Sweden Democrats have of becoming an accepted political player is if they grow so large that they threaten the very existence of the other parties. If the elites play it smart, they will adopt the immigration policies and stop denigrating Swedish culture. Otherwise, they will find themselves in an even more uncomfortable position in the future.