Swedes Are Fleeing Sweden

2019 October 3
by bc3b

There is a constant push for migration by the elites. It comes from the United Nations, Francis and the bishops, capitalists looking for cheap labor, the media and the rest of the left.

One of the Democrats’ aims is to replace native Americans with migrants because they know that people from third world countries will support their socialist dreams.

And, political correctness prevents rational discourse. How will increased migration affect developed countries – in terms of philosophical change, inclusiveness and diversity rather than assimilation, increased crime, increased dependency on governmental support programs, education, health care, etc.? At what point do citizens surrender their country to invaders?

Perhaps no developed Western country is farther down the path to surrender than Sweden. The Swedish government promoted third world migration even before it came into vogue. Sweden has two sets of rules – one for native Swedes and a far more lenient one for migrants, especially if they are Muslim.

What was once one of the world’s safest, cleanest, crime-free countries is now anything but that. Forty years ago an attractive blonde thought nothing of taking a late night stroll. There was nothing to fear. Today it is totally different. Studies show that Swedish women are afraid to go out alone at night. They are warned by the police not to wear short skirts or other revealing clothing because of “cultural differences.” Many cities have “no-go zones” where emergency workers, firefighters and even the police are afraid to enter. The Swedish government has gone out of its way to favor migrants – providing housing and other benefits, excusing migrants who commit crimes (including sexual assaults) and just this week are permitting migrants who leave Sweden to become terrorists to return.

In short, the Swedes have surrendered to the hoard and many are leaving Sweden for their own safety and the safety of their families.

Sweden has drawn praise for opening its doors to thousands of fleeing Middle Eastern and African refugees and migrants, in numbers comparable only to Germany:

When it comes to refugees, [U.N. Secretary-General Antonio] Guterres praised Sweden for being “absolutely exemplary” and said Europe had failed to provide support by taking coordinated action to ensure equal distribution in the area.

“Instead, Europe was totally unable to find solidarity for this kind of integrated European solution. There was no European solution.  As there was no solidarity at all, two countries, Sweden and Germany have essentially been the ones receiving the overwhelming majority of the refugees, which is absolutely unfair, which doesn’t make any sense.”

Turns out that wasn’t such a bright idea, given that Swedish cities such as Malmö have turned into Muslim-dominant no-go hellholes, which Swedes now find unlivable.  The migrants freely admitted to Sweden have placed about as much value on that entry as the price they paid for it, which is nothing.

Now it’s the Swedes who are fleeing, setting off a second refugee wave of sorts as Swedes move away to either the Swedish hinterlands or else to other countries, according to this Gatestone report.

  • “As a parent, you become angry, desperate… The result is that those who can, and can afford it, move…. To a quieter part of the country or abroad. Those who do not have the same opportunities [to move] remain where they are. It’s devastating…” — Former Minister of Labour Sven Otto Littorin, who now lives and works in Dubai, on Facebook.
  • “About 13 percent of the population in Sweden experience problems in their own residential areas with crime, violence or vandalism. It is one of the highest proportions in Europe.” By comparison, the other Nordic countries were placed among the countries with the lowest percentage of the population who experience such problems….” — Statistics Sweden, April 25, 2019.

Swedes are on the move. Problems in many municipalities are prompting Swedes to leave for other areas with fewer socioeconomic problems. The issue has recently gained the attention of the Swedish mainstream media.

They’re calling it a “population exchange,” which isn’t exactly a gain.  According to Gatestone:

Take the small, picturesque town of Filipstad (population 10,000), for example. Swedish television recently made a documentary about the town, which finds itself in both a financial and an existential crisis. “We are experiencing a population exchange. You can think of that what you want… But it is simply a statement of fact that this is actually what we are going through and we have to deal with it”, Jim Frölander, integration manager in the Filipstad municipality, says in the documentary. Between 2012 and 2018, 640 native Swedes left the town, and 963 foreign-born people moved into the town. Those leaving are people of working age (20-64), which means that the municipality’s tax revenues are shrinking, exacerbating [the] town’s financial crisis.

Oh, sure — the idea of taking in thousands of unassimilated and hostile Muslims into Sweden’s cities may have sounded great to the country’s central planners.  Its own population after all, is in a death spiral as a result of its past socialist policies, which created a high-cost, low-marriage, low-child, graying country with a potential pension crisis.  But Sweden also wanted to virtue-signal to other countries as it opened its gates to all comers and drew all that U.N. praise.

What this report signals is that Sweden ended up exchanging its well educated, law-abiding, and high-social-capital population for an unemployable, uneducated, lawless, and low-social-capital one.  The central planning here — and as this excellent New York Post article notes, it is a country with a lot of central planning — didn’t quite work out the way they thought it would.  Sweden isn’t gaining the population its social engineers thought it would gain from this top-down maneuver; it’s actually losing its most productive citizens as an unintended consequence, because for every unassimilated refugee coming in, a Swede is moving out.

Now it’s the Swedes who are voting with their feet.  Countries that fought to keep high numbers of unvetted, unassimilated, and hostile migrants from their shores drew a lot of opprobrium, but at least they aren’t seeing this kind of flight.  It all boils down to migrants placing about as much value on the country they are admitted to as the price they actually paid for it.

26 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 October 3 3:23 am
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    bc3b permalink

    GOP/Democratic senators push Trump to bring as many refugees as possible:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/30/gop-democrat-senators-beg-trump-import-as-many-refugees-as-possible/

    For every refugee, there’s also an influx of immediate family members as well as others they sponsor. Example Representative Omar.

  2. 2019 October 3 4:04 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    In the US, it was called “white flight” to the suburbs

  3. 2019 October 3 5:12 am
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    PresidentRonPaul! permalink

  4. 2019 October 3 5:36 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Not just white flight. Those blacks that had either the education or drive also left. As a consequence the inner cities were left with the lower band of income workers and associated race hustlers to capitalize on the political vacuum of upper tier blacks leaving.

  5. 2019 October 3 5:43 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    You know the American Press sucks when even Putin resorts to mocking them — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/putin-mocks-nbc-reporter-well-definitely-interfere-2020-just-dont-tell-anybody — Crazy world we live in.

  6. 2019 October 3 5:53 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    We win, they lose — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/nra-san-francisco-city-backs-down-face-lawsuit — San Fran blinks before the NRA had posted their lawsuit on the docket.

  7. 2019 October 3 5:55 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jeeez. Just took a peek at DrudgeReport. Man that site has become a South Beach Soy Boy Bar.

  8. 2019 October 3 5:59 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #6 –

    Drudge once was a daily “go to.” I haven’t visited his site in three years.

  9. 2019 October 3 6:02 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  10. 2019 October 3 6:14 am
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    justrand permalink

    drdog, I peek at the Drudge Report about once a week…for about 30 seconds. Long enough to remind me why I don’t go there more often. It is ALL Never-Trump all the time. And giving the Democrats passes on things he never used to.

    I suppose Drudge thinks folks like me will come back if a Democrat wins…WRONG.

  11. 2019 October 3 7:30 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #9 –

    Homosexuality “trumps” all. Pun intended.

  12. 2019 October 3 8:08 am
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    justrand permalink

    bc3b, which is weird because Trump doesn’t give a damn whether someone is Gay or not…me neither.

    but these days, if you aren’t marching in a Gay Pride Parade, and ushering bearded men into your daughters restroom, you are HOMOPHOBIC!!!

    at one point the whole Gay movement was about: “Being treated like everyone else”. Sadly, today you must push LGTBQZXY “rights” with every utterance.

  13. 2019 October 3 8:37 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #11 –

    True. But while Trump doesn’t give a damn, he doesn’t push the LGBTQ agenda like the Democrats.

  14. 2019 October 3 8:40 am
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    bc3b permalink

    BJG COLLEGE FOOTBALL STANDINGS

    Fight On: 82-33 season/20-6 week
    TLS: 79-36/18-8
    MI Conservative: 77-38/19-7
    bc3b: 77-38/17-9
    Justrand:70-45/15-11
    RJH: 67-48/16-10
    JimNorCal: 61-54/15-11

    Sorry I’m late, but it was a combination of things: busy work week and I suck!

  15. 2019 October 3 8:55 am
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    bc3b permalink

  16. 2019 October 3 9:59 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “San Fran blinks before the NRA had posted their lawsuit on the docket”
    I think it was a non-apology apology and they didn’t withdraw the resolution just told City workers not to implement it.
    Which I bet they are doing, just not publicly

  17. 2019 October 3 12:24 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Report: Man who stabbed four Paris policemen to death had converted to Islam:

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/03/paris-knife-attacker-who-killed-4-in-police-headquarters-had-converted-to-islam-report/

    Surprise…surprise…surprise!

    More real news for CNN to cover up.

  18. 2019 October 3 1:49 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Things you can’t make up: Joe Biden confirms that son Hunter will join him on the campaign trail:

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/03/biden-confirms-hunter-will-join-campaign-trail/

    I guess Biden is really going after the druggie/scumbag vote.

  19. 2019 October 3 2:34 pm
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    TLS permalink

    Then there’s this story out of Sweden that they’ve basically imported the Nigerian mafia. Of course the Swedish gov’t traitors who caused this problem will only have an issue with it because they can’t tax these activities.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/10/03/swedish-police-warn-brutal-nigerian-mafia-gaining-foothold-stockholm/

  20. 2019 October 3 4:27 pm
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    6/7/9 – Exactly, only time I’ve even bothered checking it in the last couple years was to spot check just how bad its become, been some months since I even bothered spot checking – because what difference does it make at this point.

    11 – Exactly. Truth is most of the pushing after the 90’s was never about equality, it was about pushing superiority\special status and disproportionate normalization.

    As for the topic, given where Sweden is going and seemingly no ability to reverse course, I’m not surprised. Problem is there are fewer and fewer places to run to too worldwide.

  21. 2019 October 3 5:26 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    TLS #19 – And in the US we have MS-13. The difference is the US is so massive compared to Sweden (9 million population). But areas like Long Island, Maryland and LA are under major attack and most MS-13 crime isn’t reported by the media.

  22. 2019 October 3 5:56 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Sports Illustrated lays off half of its writing staff:

    https://www.thebiglead.com/posts/sports-illustrated-writers-fired-updating-01dp9nwn8qyt

    As a boy I couldn’t wait for SI to arrive every week. In the past 20 years the only time I even looked at SI was the swimsuit issue (I’m sure that shocks most of you). Burkinis and plus size models cured me of that.

    Like ESPN and even The Sporting News, SI became much more political, pushing politically correct and progressive causes in recent years. As with most primarily print publications, time has passed it by. The present-day SI won’t be missed when it dies.

  23. 2019 October 3 6:22 pm
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    Eph permalink

    22. That’s what happens when you support the homo agenda. Bye bye

  24. 2019 October 3 6:23 pm
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    Eph permalink

    BC,

    I def got a stiffy looking at Elle M at SI swimsuit

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