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Apr 13 2017

Sweden, the Canary in the Coalmine of Moonbattery, Found on the Ground With Its Legs in the Air

The mainstream media doesn’t want you to know what its ideology has wrought in Sweden. Roaming Millennial clues us in:

Cultural Marxist progressives are literally eradicating an entire civilization in Sweden. They won’t stop there.

On a tip from Bodhisattva.

Oct 09 2015

Sweden, the Canary in the Coalmine of Multicultural Moonbattery

We have no excuse not to turn back on the road to multiculturalism thanks to Sweden, the canary in coalmine of moonbattery that graphically demonstrates exactly where that road leads.

Weasel Zippers reminds of this tale from 2013, before the importation of Muslims had been shifted into overdrive:

Growing unrest turned to violence last Sunday in a north-western suburb called Husby – where more than 80 per cent of the residents are from overseas, mostly Turkey, Somalia and the Middle East.

Trouble then spread to some of the city’s most deprived areas, shattering the country’s proud claim that it is a template for a successful and ethnically diverse society.

Taking pride in being ethnically diverse has gone from silly to insane. A society that is not cohesive is not healthy. When Muslims are involved, this means violence:

On Thursday night there were 90 separate blazes in the capital. Thirty cars were torched and there were eight arrests – mostly of people in their early 20s.

Most of the “refugees” currently pouring in through Syria meet the same description: fighting age Muslim men.

In earlier attacks, groups of up to 100 rioters targeted schools, nurseries and shops – breaking windows and setting buildings ablaze.

All part of enriching the multicultural tapestry.

In Skogas, south of Stockholm, emergency services were kept from a fire in a restaurant when a gang of youths pelted fire engines with rocks.

And in nearby Ragsved a violent mob set fire to a police station – the second to come under attack in two days.

Lars Bystrom, a Stockholm police spokesman, said: ‘Such fires are mainly lit to lure the police to the scene, who are then attacked.’

He admitted officers have been forced to change their tactics, saying: ‘Now if there is a small fire that is not likely to spread, and there is no risk to life, we will send out a patrol and keep an eye on it from a distance.’

Swedes don’t dare put out fires in their own country lest they be attacked by hostile foreigners. Anyone who finds this situation acceptable belongs in a mental institution.

The attacks on emergency service workers have led to private security companies telling employees to stay at home, as mobs have started attacking anyone wearing a uniform.

Several public transport routes have also been cancelled after rioters started hurling petrol bombs at buses. …

Government leaders have been stunned by the ferocity of the violence in a country which has long been touted as a paragon of social justice.

Apparently it doesn’t occur to P.C. fools that it is “social justice” — i.e., pandering to savages — that causes the violence, in Sweden as in Baltimore.

On a tip from Torcer.

May 05 2020

Sweden Proves Lockdowns Unnecessary

To think Sweden was recently known as the Canary in the Coalmine of Moonbattery. Now, it is an inspiration, demonstrating that high-handed authoritarianism is not the only option. Rather than tyrannically lording it over its citizens, Sweden’s government has treated them like adults. Social distancing has been encouraged, not imposed with the full force of the state. Schools, bars, and restaurants have remained open.

The liberal media predictably shrieked in outrage. But now the results are coming in:

Sweden’s public health agency has now published a study of its R number, a metric which the UK is using to judge the success of the lockdown. The UK objective is to push R below one, by which it means it wants the number of new cases to fall. Last week, the UK’s R number was estimated at 0.8 (± 0.2 points), a figure described as an achievement of lockdown. But Sweden’s reading is 0.85, with a smaller error margin of ±0.02pts.

Imperial College London, generator of models for Big Government, predicted that Sweden would have an R number between 3 and 4, meaning that every infected Swede would give the virus to three or four other people. It was foretold that Sweden would have 40,000 Wuhan coronavirus deaths by May 1 and nearly 100,000 by June.

The latest figure for Sweden is 2,680 deaths, with daily deaths peaking a fortnight ago. So Imperial College’s modelling – the same modelling used to inform the UK response – was wrong, by an order of magnitude.

Have the experts produced any models that aren’t radically wrong? Yet we have surrendered even the most basic liberties and plunged ourselves into a likely depression because we let authoritarians use these models to frighten us.

On a tip from Lyle.

Oct 22 2019

What Is Really Happening in Sweden, Greta?

Despite the militant hysteria personified by Greta Thunberg, Sweden is not threatened by climate change. It does have its problems though — very serious problems.

Jellybean Gen brings us up to date on the real issues faced by the Canary in the Coalmine of Moonbattery, aka Sweden:

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Jan 25 2019

Sweden’s Moonbat Culture Minister, Amanda Lind

Let’s check in on the canary in the coalmine of moonbattery, namely Sweden, which has a new Culture Minister, Amanda Lind. Peter Sweden provides background:

Amanda Lind is a licensed psychologist and has studied herbal alternative medicine, acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She told Swedish website Yippie Härnösand that she is interested in roleplay and cartoons and that she looks at life in a “spiritual way”.

More from Peter Sweden:

They say politics is downstream of culture. Maybe the point of a government having a Culture Minister is to turn the stream into a circular moat in which the stagnant water turns ever more rank with moonbattery.

On a tip from American Lizard Gothic.

Aug 14 2018

Multiculti Sweden Goes Up in Flames

It wasn’t just Gothenburg. Apparent Islamocarbeques burst out all over the country. The canary in the coalmine of moonbattery has had its tailfeathers set ablaze:

More than 100 cars have been set alight in across Sweden overnight, as gangs of masked youths went rampaging in a series of arson attacks believed to have been coordinated on social media.

Dozens of vehicles burned in Sweden’s four major cities – Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenburg and Uppsala – on Monday evening and in the early hours of Tuesday.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven responded with an impotent curse word. “What the f*** are you doing?” Löfven demanded of the arsonists, who he must know are likely to be welfare colonists imported and bred by his government.

The answer to his question: making it clear who is boss.

Over 100 cars were torched just in the Gothenburg area. Another 13 went up in Stockholm and Uppsala.

No worries; the police are on top of it.

‘We have already started making calls to the parents of the youths who were taking part in this,’ Gothenburg police spokesperson Ulla Brehm told SVT.

They have even made two arrests. The miscreants, aged 16 and 21, could spend whole hours behind bars.

Continues Ulla:

‘We chose not to arrest anyone on the spot, but have identified them.’

Arresting them on the spot before they could torch more cars might have angered them, making these emissaries of Islam feel themselves to be oppressed.

Maybe Swedes should just get used to it, the way Islamomoonbat Mayor Sadiq Khan says London should accept terror attacks as “part and parcel” of life. After all, 3,098 cars were set afire in Sweden just between 2016 and 2017. For perspective, consider that the population of Sweden (9.9 million) is not much larger than that of New York City (8.5 million).

Nowhere does the Daily Mail source article mention the 99% likelihood that the arsonists are of Muslim immigrant background. But it does mention this:

Last year in February, two days after US President Donald Trump’s baffling comments linking crime to immigration in Sweden, riots broke out in the immigrant-heavy northern Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby.

“Baffling.” It doesn’t take much to baffle the liberal establishment that created this mess.

At this point, I believe it would be safe to say that open borders and multiculturalism are not working. Let’s see if that remark suffices to get this site silenced by WordPress.

On tips from Ronald L and Artfldgr.

Jul 05 2018

Sweden Tightens Up Borders

Even Sweden — the canary in the coalmine of moonbattery — is tightening up its borders:

[P]olice have increased the number of locations where temporary border checks may take place. The checks have been introduced to a total of 12 new spots, including some of the largest airports across the country, as well as ports in southern and central Sweden. …

Patrik Engström, head of the national border police … said that a government decision in May gave police a mandate to carry out checks in additional locations in order to identify asylum seekers, economic migrants, as well as potential criminals and terrorists.

Too little too late, you might say, considering that Sweden has already submerged itself under a deluge of explosively reproducing Third World welfare colonists. But even the smallest demonstration of respect for a Western country’s territorial integrity is a step in the right direction.

It would be nice to see our own government make meaningful progress in the same direction, rather than knuckling under to the leftist media’s crybully tactics.

On a tip from J.

Jun 26 2018

Sweden Could Be Moving Right

The one place socialism supposedly works is in Scandinavia, thanks mainly to what they used to call the Protestant work ethic. Except that Scandinavia isn’t actually socialist — although Sweden comes close enough to serve as a canary in the coalmine of moonbattery. This coughing canary may soon make it out to fresh air:

Paying some of the world’s highest income-tax rates has been the cornerstone of Scandinavia’s social contract, with the political consensus in Sweden to save money for when the economy is less healthy. Yet the country is showing strains all too familiar in other parts of Europe with nationalists gaining support and Swedes increasingly questioning the sustainability of their fabled cradle-to-grave welfare system.

Resentment has built over the influx of more than 600,000 immigrants over the past five years, many from war-ravaged countries like Afghanistan and Syria, a huge number for a country of 10 million people.

There are also soaring crime rates, gang violence, complaints about education and pregnant mothers even being turned away from maternity wards due to a lack of capacity.

Swedes are not getting their money’s worth from their massive tax burden.

In some polls, the Sweden Democrats have even overtaken the Social Democrats as the country’s biggest party, with backing from more than 25 percent of voters.

The Social Democrats represent the entrenched liberal establishment. The Sweden Democrats are right-wing populist upstarts.

The percentage of Swedes who realize that their taxes are too high is rising. The percentage who do not want to see their country stolen away and handed over to Islamic colonists is rising even faster. Change is on the way.

On tip from Lyle.

Apr 19 2018

Islamized Sweden: More Violence, Higher Taxes

Change a country’s population, and you change the country, because the country is the population. As a result of taking in more Third World welfare colonists per capita than any other E.U. nation, Islamized Sweden will never be the same:

Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated with a rising number of Islamic State recruits, bombings and hand grenade attacks.

In a period of two weeks earlier this year, five explosions took place in the country. It’s not unusual these days — Swedes have grown accustomed to headlines of violent crime, witness intimidation and gangland executions. In a country long renowned for its safety, voters cite “law and order” as the most important issue ahead of the general election in September.

The situation may already have deteriorated beyond anything voting can fix. Even if they finally shut the barn door, the country would still find itself without horses. Something has to be done with the zillions of colonists Sweden’s treasonous ruling class has imported. Assimilation for more than a few outliers is not a realistic option.

Sweden has gone from being a low-crime country to having homicide rates significantly above the Western European average. Social unrest, with car torchings, attacks on first responders and even riots, is a recurring phenomenon.

It isn’t Swedes behaving like this. But it is Swedes who will have to put a stop to it or watch their country turn into Somalia.

This site has been referring to Sweden as the canary in the coalmine of moonbattery for years (see e.g. here, here, here, and here). Denmark’s Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen agrees:

“I often use Sweden as a deterring example.”

Not to worry, Big Government knows how to fix the problems it creates:

In response, the Swedish government has launched an international campaign for “the image of Sweden” playing down the rise in crime, both in its media strategy and through tax-funded PR campaigns.

Speaking of Big Government, the extravagantly generous welfare state that drew all these refugees will be needing a permanent massive cash infusion:

Chief forecaster of Sweden’s Economic Research Institute, Ylva Hedén Westerdahl, points out that unless more immigrants enter the labour market in Sweden, taxes will have to rise. …

Nearly six out of ten of those currently enrolled in the Employment Service are foreign born whilst only 25 percent of Swedish residents have a foreign background. The gap between home-born and foreign-born workers’ ability to obtain work is only growing.

Recently, SVT shared a story of a 35-year-old Kurdish single mother of five who has just taken her first job ever as a cleaner, having been in Sweden for 16 years. They intended it as an example of success…

The real success, as far as Sweden’s progressive ruling class is concerned, is the creation of a massive and explosively reproducing underclass that will never assimilate and that will always vote for an ever bigger government, so long as it takes from Swedes to give to them.

The complacency that causes Europeans to put up with this rather than hoist their rulers’ heads on pikes may prove terminal for the entire people.

On tips from Sean C and Artfldgr.

Mar 19 2017

Swedish Men Succumb Humiliatingly to Feminist Moonbattery

It could be that the yellow in the Swedish flag is in honor of the canary, since Sweden is the canary in the coalmine of moonbattery. This is what guys working in construction look like in Sweden nowadays.

The picture shows the Byggnads Förbundsstyrelse (evidently a construction union), expressing its solidarity with feminism. They wish to “thank all the women who dared defy gender norms” by working in the construction industry. Looks like these guys are up to defying some gender norms themselves.

Their forefathers were Vikings.

Let’s not let moonbattery do this to us too.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

May 24 2014

Sweden Goes Insane

Pat Condell brings us up to date on Sweden, the moribund canary in the coalmine of multicultural moonbattery:

The liberal fools running Sweden are literally and permanently destroying it. Anyone who points this out is a witch I mean racist and will be punished into silence.

No fate could be worse than for a country to be taken over by liberals. It is cultural suicide by the most disgraceful means imaginable.

On a tip from Glenwood183.

Nov 25 2019

Academics Confirm Welfare Draws Immigrants

Does welfare draw vast numbers of unproductive people from the Third World, who then proceed to bloat welfare rolls? There are two ways to answer this crucial question: (1) apply common sense, which instantly produces the answer, “Yes, obviously”; or (2) pay academics to pull on their chins and conduct a study, which eventually produces the answer, “Yes, obviously.”

From a translation at Gates of Vienna of an article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:

Many refugees only make their way to Europe because they know that they can collect lavish social benefits here. This thesis is particularly persistent in the immigration debate — but this so-called “pull effect” of the welfare state is controversial in research.

It is controversial because some leftists fear that if they admitted they are forcing people to finance their own displacement, resistance could arise.

A group of researchers led by Princeton economist Henrik Kleven now counters this skepticism about the pull of a strong welfare state with hard figures from Denmark: According to the figures, there have been significantly fewer immigrants from countries outside the EU every year since the Danish government cut benefits specifically for migrants from this group.

Denmark goes back and forth on generous welfare benefits to immigrants, depending on whether the center-right or center-left is in power.

The effect the researchers found in the data was large. With the reduction in social benefits for non-EU nationals in 2002, net immigration from this immigrant group decreased by 5,000 persons per year compared to average annual migration movements before the change in the law. And that’s not all: when the centre-left government reversed the law, immigration figures from the affected group of countries immediately rose again — to almost the same level as before.

Fortunately, the center-right got back in and restored the welfare cuts.

Five thousand per year is a significant number when you consider that the population of Denmark is smaller than that of greater Houston (5.77 million vs 6.16 million). Plus, many of the immigrants who were already there sponging probably left for greener pastures when the benefits went down.

Tightening family reunification rules had a similar effect, causing immigrants in Denmark to move on to Sweden. Once again, the canary in coalmine of moonbattery loses.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Sep 23 2019

H&M Accused of Racist Oppression

Sweden may be the canary in the coalmine of moonbattery, but not even Swedish companies are woke enough for the thought police. First racist peas were discovered in the rice at IKEA. Now H&M, which has infuriated racial justice warriors before, stands accused of committing racism by featuring a black model whose hair isn’t properly styled:

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It’s essential that we have a conversation about this photograph from the @hm_kids campaign. Before I begin, I do not have the facts, nor have I seen any statement by #H&M or the team who worked on this. This post is just an assessment based on all my years of seeing situations like this happen time and time again. And its got to stop. This beautiful young girl’s #kinky hair appears to have had very little to no attention yet all of her counterparts have clearly sat in front of someone who was more then capable of styling other hair textures. My heart breaks imagining yet another girl from my community sitting in front of a mirror being ignored by the team around her, left to her own devices because someone didn’t know how to handle her texture. As if that’s not bad enough…. Prior to this campaign appearing this photograph will have been seen and APPROVED by countless ‘professionals'. Lets say conservatively 50 people. It’s breathtaking to me that not one person looked at this shot and had the same reaction that the internet seems to be feeling since the campaign broke. THAT IS AN ISSUE. We must do better. Our girls, our young women deserve better. Let this be a moment of learning. #Education is key #wehavetodobetter #vernonfrancois #Ignorance #blackgirlmagic #allhairisgoodhair

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The social media mob answered this call to racial justice with pitchforks aloft and torches flaming.

It isn’t enough that blacks are absurdly overrepresented in advertisements. They must be featured in a way that cannot be criticized. Since this is impossible, persons of politically preferred pigmentation can rest assured they will never be deprived of the privilege that comes of being oppressed.

Meanwhile, the racism at H&M appears to be spilling over onto other races:

On a tip from Steve T.

Jul 24 2019


Some call Sweden the Canary in the Coalmine of Moonbattery. Others wanted it renamed “Blandland.” But there is nothing bland about Sweden’s self-induced death spiral into multicultural ruin, as Paul Joseph Watson details:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

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