A Swedish Elephant – En samtidsskildring av dagens Sverige

A Swedish Elephant – En samtidsskildring av dagens Sverige


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MOST EXTREME COUNTRY You could compare our personal values
to an iceberg. Only a tenth of them are visible
above the water. The rest are in our subconscious and we
don’t notice them until we challenge them or in some way adopt new thinking
which battles against our old thinking. Our values have been created
over a long period. We bear an historic heritage, a place,
a root system, like the Swedish one which has existed since time immemorial,
we can go far back in history. But it also takes in our grandparents,
our parents our classmates our work colleagues, loved ones –
all this together forms our values. How do we capture these values?
How do we know what our values are? Researchers from around the world
have created a World Value Survey, they exchanged data
in a non-profit manner, which led to the world’s largest
sociological database for values. It started in 1981,
so it’s a meaningful period of time. We, the researchers who worked on
this, started to take a more systematic look at cultural variations and made
maps from it so we could visualize it. When we visualized it,
it gave me a shock. I saw that Sweden,
my “average” country, wasn’t in the middle at all,
but far up in the right hand corner. The other Nordic countries were lower,
but still in the same area. You could say that we are
the most extreme countries in the world when we talk about values. I give a lot of lectures
and what I always mention irrespective of subject is the World
Values Survey, where Sweden sticks out in an extreme manner
with regards to several points. Sweden is the least tradition-bound,
authority-bound and religious country. In the World Value Survey,
countries are divided into Survival versus Self-Expression values. With regards to Self-Expressions values,
Sweden is furthest out in one corner. There are countries who are close, but
we’re the most extreme in the world. Everything in Sweden is based
on you expressing yourself. Something like how we raise
our children, that we consider it important that
children are independent and creative, means we’re placed far up on the map,
but it also relates to equality issues. We’re one of the leading countries for
women’s rights at work and at home. That we were the first to outlaw
corporal punishment is related to this. But also that people should make their
own decisions, divorce, homosexuality… What impacts yourself
without hurting others is precious to us with regards
to liberal values. We are people who are individualists but simultaneously have a clear
connection to social values. This is because we in Sweden
very early on, moved away from what we could call “blood’s law”,
these passionate relations of trust that you still see in many societies
in relation to the traditional family, the clan, the religious community,
the ethnic group. Instead, we have moved towards
Enlightenment values which see the individual
as society’s constituent element. Rural laws play a large role. The church laws
that came in the 1600s, that we were first in the world
with obligatory schooling, people could read and write,
that we built a democracy, and you could add to that the
construction of the welfare state and thinking in terms of “we” as well. If you carry this with you, you see
why we are placed where we are. What’s interesting with the World
Values Survey is that Sweden is so oddly positioned. We’re all
the way up in the far right corner. Which means we’re extremely secular and extremely rational in our world view. A large proportion of those coming
to Sweden are positioned in the completely opposite corner –
that is, far down in the left corner, where one is very religious
and not so high on rational values. You understand that this will lead
to tensions and… …difficulties of comprehension.
In this way it’s a very useful map. The World Values Survey and other
studies are a way to talk about Swedishness in relation
to other countries and cultures. It’s also a way to understand Sweden
from a contemporary historical viewpoint as these numbers and results
are not just there by chance but have been created by
our modern history. 1900s Sweden is very much
in the background of these results which can absolutely be called extreme. You could say that this type of study
can be useful to understand what Swedishness
looks like in relation to itself,
a reflection of the self. If you imagined a fish could understand
human speech and you asked what they thought of water,
the fish would look as they usually do… A quizzical look, because it’s such
an obvious element for a fish. If you ask a Swede what Swedish
culture is, they look like the fish. The fish in the water. “We don’t have
any culture”, but of course we do. We’ve been blind to it as from
an international perspective, we’re such a homogenous country,
so we haven’t needed to define ourselves. This is where the World Values Survey
comes in, we get an insight to ourselves in contrast to others. – Swedish… What did you say?
– What is Swedish culture for you? What is it? That’s a bloody difficult
question, actually. Swedish culture? I don’t know.
There’s been such a cultural crash. There are so many cultures in the city. Swedish culture is Midsummer.
Yes, Midsummer. That’s Swedish culture and…
Ascension Day, almond cream buns at Lent,
and cinnamon buns and so on… Meatballs and mashed potatoes
are also Swedish culture. Swedish culture? I think we believe our
Swedish meatballs are Swedish culture. We perhaps think that we have more
culture in Sweden than we have. When you say, “That’s not Swedish as it
originates from somewhere else,” that’s pure…so what,
it doesn’t matter! After a while it becomes part of Swedish
culture. It always works like that. Swedish meatballs
are Swedish meatballs. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.
If there’s a foreign origin to it what difference does it make?
Swedish meatballs are Swedish. My father-in-law was French and the
first time he went to a restaurant here he was served meatballs with potatoes
and lingonberry jam. Totally normal.“Avec marmalade!” It was… Culture changes. It changes every day,
every minute. We don’t have the same culture as Gustav
Vasa’s and won’t have the same next year. Safety for me, lies in this change.
We live in a world that’s quite cool with globalisation,
with fairly open borders, with fast technological change.
This is all positive. And I think that this optimism
is perhaps somewhat Swedish. We’ve traditionally felt that confidence
in change is our way of solving things. What difficult questions you have!
Swedish culture to me…? – What should I answer?
– There’s no typical Swedish culture. There are different cultures,
nothing typically Swedish. Now that we’ve become multicultural,
Swedish culture has perhaps become a little warped,
but I think that’s a good thing. Swedish culture is everything
that touches on background and history. It’s our Swedish folk music,
our art and our Church history. There are a lot of good museums
and artists and things… Spontaneously I think of
Midsummer celebrations, and events like that around which
Swedes gather together. What I like is that we’re open to others
coming here and being themselves. The open borders we’ve had,
Midsummer celebrations… Red houses with white details. I see the archipelago and red houses
with white details with fluttering flags on flagpoles
and midsummer eve… As a representative of Skansen,
what’s your view of Swedish culture? We are the bearers
of the Swedish cultural heritage. It’s extremely important for us to maintain what Artur Hazelius
started here at Skansen. His idea was to maintain
the Swedish traditions we have and try to display them and as people start to lose parts of their traditions,
they would still be conserved. Skansen has celebrated Midsummer
since it was founded in 1891. When did people start using
traditional costumes for Midsummer? Traditional costumes
were everyday clothes and when it was time for celebrations you perhaps had a nicer costume
in white or something which allowed you to have that
only for celebrations. What is unique about
Swedish midsummer celebrations? The maypole is a little special. We also have our own dances
around the midsummer pole. Who doesn’t knowSmå grodorna
(The Little Frogs)? It’s something that all Swedes
feel is typically Swedish. No ears, no ears,
no tails do they possess Is there a risk that this is perceived
as excluding other groups in society? Not at all, quite the contrary. At Skansen,
everyone is absolutely welcome. With regards to traditions
and celebrations, we often see that… People from other nationalities
are even more attracted here because they’re curious
about our traditions and love to party and dance with us,
eat herring and potatoes and really enjoy our traditions. There’s Debate Over Whether the Flag
is Racist or Not And if it’s Right to Celebrate
National Day You can’t Celebrate National Day
in Sweden because then you’re a Racist School Bans Swedish Flag – could
be Offensive or Bait Ethnic Group Five Reasons not to Celebrate
Sweden’s National Day School Forbids Swedish Flag –
Gets Criticism Sweden’s National Day Celebrated
mostly by Immigrants It’s not odd to stand with a flag
on National Day. That’s when we celebrate
the nation of Sweden. There’s nothing that excludes others
in that. But I can imagine that there are people
who think it’s difficult when neo-Nazis or racists in the years
that have passed since the 90s have made these symbols their own.
Of course you can think… But I’d ask why? Stop basically spitting
on our Swedish flag. That’s what you should attack, not us
holding our flag. You give them power. We wish you all a fantastic
National Day celebration. Revel in being together.
Revel in the Swedish summer. Often we want to see a quick result.
That’s the kind of society we live in. But politics takes time.
And change takes time. This won’t be a quick fix.
But, do you know, all of you here today who form a part of our Sweden… …you are contributing
to building this future. Thanks from Tensta Gospel Choir.
Here’s Tensta Gospel’s Joyful Noise!Stick around!For Swedish culture it’s almost a
prerequisite that we were a great power, but we have become quite…
a small country. But we
still have this large perspective. That we’re some sort of moral
great power, you could say. Or we’d like to be, in the world.
Come to us and see how we do things, as we have the best mentality.
We were supposed to be the world’s most modern country
around the 60s and 70s. It’s a problem as it means
we don’t want to think that there’s a Swedish or Nordic culture
that we’re totally marked by. Sweden is a country that has,
for various reasons, lost itself. Normally, different groups, whether
they’re ethnic, national or religious, rub their identity against one another.
We’ve had Catholics against Protestants French against English, West against
East… Jews have been a minority that have had to sharpen their identity
as they’ve continually been attacked. Sweden has been spared from everything
that has questioned Swedishness. All refinement stems from
foreign soil in the end. Only barbarism was once home-grown. That’s Tegner, of course.
He knew what he was talking about. In most things, we try to find
something to feel ashamed about. If we look at Swedish history
we stress how bad we have been. We point out how bad Swedish culture is
and how good culture is from elsewhere. This is partly to do with
a bad conscience after World War Two. We didn’t join
the struggle against Hitler. We chose instead to negotiate with him trade with them,
allow transit passage, sell iron ore… There are good reasons why
the Swedish government acted this way. They wanted to protect Sweden
from being invaded by Germany. Perhaps it would have been
national suicide to attack. It wasn’t like we had a big army
or defence or anything like that. But it’s hard to claim that we were
especially proud of our behaviour. The question always arises, “What did you
guys do during the Second World War?” It has deep historical roots,
how we manage conflict, for instance. It can be tricky to handle if you have
another tradition for managing conflict and you enter our consensus culture
and try to find your way. What we often mean with Swedish
tolerance is the fear of conflict. We haven’t had war for 200 years
and when there has been conflict large powers around us manipulate us
and we’ve had to horse-trade. “Let them transport soldiers across
our territory so we don’t get attacked.” Horse-trading
runs though Swedish culture. So we’re afraid of conflict and try
to manoeuvre away to avoid facing it. Then we put a lid on it
and depict ourselves as tolerant. It comes from a consensus seeking
culture, a newly wealthy culture and a culture that lives
with myths about itself. All myths, where you glorify yourself
instead of facing yourself, are super dangerous
and Sweden’s full of them. When Dag Hammarskjöld became the
second Secretary-General of the UN we see in the early 60s
Sweden increasingly taking on this special role as an actor
in the international arena. Human rights. Olof Palme continues this
with his engagement in the Third World. So Sweden became more identified
with international solidarity projects. In time, Swedes understood this as an
important part of our national identity. So we suddenly have two parts to our
identity. One linked to our own nation the welfare state, the Swedish model. And these are linked in some way
to this idea of human rights. For a long time this wasn’t perceived
as a problem. But today, especially lately,
we can see that there are logical tensions
between these ideals. The welfare state is founded upon
it being a national project. Citizenship is simply membership
of a national state. Citizens are the ones who vote
and pay taxes. Human rights are built
on a different logic of universal, intrinsic rights that all people have irrespective of where they’re born
or come from. The problem is that these conventions are
divorced from budgetary considerations. They don’t provide any money. Refugee Crisis 2015 I appeal to the Swedish people
for patience, to open your hearts to see people under stress, in danger
and who are fleeing for their lives, fleeing to Europe, fleeing to freedom,
fleeing to better circumstances.My Europe does not build walls!We give help when the need is high.
Sweden’s reception of refugeesis all of Sweden’s responsibility
and that’s why all municipalitiesshould receive refugees,
none should be excluded.Sweden will continue to assume
its responsibilities.Europe Didn’t Save Aylan, 3Sweden Introduces Border Controls The best way to help my Green Party local commissioners,
is to do something.After declaring that it’s welfare system
was collapsingunder the strain of up to
200,000 refugees,Sweden today became the latest European
country to impose border controls.The nation has accepted more refugees
per capita than any other country.Unfortunately, I have to say
that Sweden has probably been naïve.The biggest challenge facing
Swedish politics is about integration.We stand before a unique and acute
situation, the challenge of integration.We face a big challenge
with new arrivals to create more jobsand manage the integration challenge.Show the sincerity.
Show the tolerance in the face of:There’ll be so many, it’ll be so
complicated, it’ll be so difficult.Show tolerance and show that you
remember that we’ve done this before.Decided: 9,000 Unaccompanied Minors
have Possibility to stay in Sweden When it started in August
or September in 2015, there was a immense stress
on the organisation. On Sweden… If I speak from a police point of view,
we were really overwhelmed by the amount of people
that came to Sweden. That walked on Öresund Bridge,
that came on all the trains. That were everywhere
at Malmö Central Station. Slowly but surely we created
an organisation that took charge of the task that was put before us. The controls were extended
since last year to work against terror
and ensure security Things that could undermine security
are given top priority. Then there are other things
like illegal driving or asylum seekers. Our work is mostly about people. We find people who are wanted
or blocked from other countries. We work a lot with INTERPOL and SIS
which is a system Schengen has to identify people and see how
they move between countries. We sometimes find weapons
and other things that we hand over to Customs
who we work with closely. How do you feel about the general opinion
of the work that you do here? It’s mixed. Many people support
border controls, others are against. What I would say is common
to all of them is that they don’t really understand
what border controls imply, which people have the right to be here
and why we really stand here every day. I think people
just form their own opinions. Does this contribute to maintaining
Sweden’s security? Border controls, you mean?
Yes, I would say so. There will be a lot of refugee streams
in the world. There’ll be a lot of refugees that
want to come this part of the world. Sweden is perceived,
which I think is good, as a democratic and good country.
So people want to come here. If border controls were stopped
or reduced or changed so it would be easier to enter Sweden, I’m convinced that within the networks
the refugees find themselves in the information would get out and
the number of migrants would increase. There’s a lot that Sweden is doing wrong
in terms of current immigration policy. The situation speaks for itself
right now. In 2015, nearly every politician was saying,
“Welcome refugees. Welcome refugees!”, without thinking whether Sweden
is able to take all these refugees in 2015 with all the people that came. Unfortunately the situation is in front
of our eyes. Sweden was not able to take that.
I think the Swedish public is irritated with the way the politicians
have responded to the problem. How’d you describe the climate
of debate in Sweden in the past years? Terrible in many ways, I’d say… Everything from the political level to… …people in-between. The prevailing debate in Sweden
has changed quite dramatically recently,
in the last year, I’d say. It’s far from healthy and balanced. I miss the objective discussion, the intellectual, honest,
objective discussion. We’re swamped by thoughts,
by opinions, and above all feelings, It’s not what we need. A healthy debate climate
is a civilized discussion that allows for a raw and radical tone. Straight talking is encouraged.
Sugar-coating is dangerous as it creates a passive aggressive
society. It’s important that both sides honour
one another at the end of the debate. Freedom of speech is best for all.
We have this raw debate and let the public decide the winner
as then society wins. A healthy debate climate
is one that doesn’t degenerate into insults and invective,
pejoritive expressions, and so on. but in some way keeps
to certain ground rules that are respectable and of course
within the scope of the law. For me as a debater it was… It was worse a few years ago. Part of this “suppression of opinion”,
or whatever you want to call it, has been dropped with regard
to the big taboo of talking about immigration policy. Not immigrants, but immigration policy. And to rank it equally
with any other policy area. I see that large parts of what we term
immigration criticism is about racism. It’s about people considering that white people are better than others.
That’s a strong motivator. Of course, not all criticism of something
is only in a certain way. So you can’t say that everyone who
thinks so has these motives. Politically, the government doesn’t have
those motives when they close borders. So you can implement policies
that I don’t agree with that change the conditions
of immigration policy completely but with totally different motives.
They could be economical, or… In this case they lost control
over immigration. This polarisation that specifically
the media has stimulated, means that today
if you’re not a leftist liberal, if you’re not pro open borders,
that everyone should get residency, if you’re not pro
third wave feminism, or LGBQT issues wholeheartedly… If you have any criticism or want
to discuss anything within these issues, you’re immediately classified
as being extreme right. There’s a huge space in the middle
and I think a lot of Swedes are situated in the middle, but it’s like
we don’t have a voice in the debate. They want to squeeze out…
Someone who deviates a little from what you often see in the media,
primarily in public service, gets immediately categorized
as being extreme right. I’m 35 years old. I don’t recall it like
this when I got my political awakening around 20 to 25 years old. I’m sure I recall there being
much better debates. There was, above all,
a more varied debate. It was a completely different
speaking time in general. Now it’s dreadful,
boring and polarized. One could accuse us, as I’ve also been
someone who’s polarized the debate. Inte Rasist, Men… (Not Racist, But…)
is not here to nuance things, rather we have a singular focus.
But politicians have a responsibility to ensure that there’s
a reasonable debate. For me the big threat
is that we have a double polarization. There’s polarization between right
and left, or whatever they’re called, who argue over immigration policy
and migration. And blame each other
for all kinds of things through a messy debating style,
primarily online. What is serious about this is that most people don’t want anything
to do with this. So they polarize themselves
with regard to the polarized. They do that by leaving
the political discussion, by not talking about what they think
because they risk being drawn into this mess, this malicious mess. In this manner, the good people retire from the political discussion. In an association
where a bunch of nutters turn up it’s not like traditional members
assemble to try and exclude the nutters. They rather change association,
they change company. They withdraw. That’s what worries me the most. I see the opinion corridor, political
correctness or cultural Marxism as a political campaign to promote
a kind of right wing popular opinion. They’ve always said, “You can’t say that”
and then they’ve said it. It’s part of the right wing populist
rhetorical toolbox to claim victimhood. In reality they’re not a victim,
there’s no opinion corridor. It’s rubbish to say people elsewhere
say what they want as everyone does. Those who say there’s an opinion corridor
are often swayers of public opinion with large platforms
and the large possibility of talking. That’s not what the opinion corridor
is about. It is rather… …a feeling around a subject which
means that people are afraid to express certain types of opinions
with regards to certain subjects. The price of this is support.
That people turn to the organisation, to the employer so the people
who have the “wrong opinion” get excluded and by doing so
you create self-censorship
that forms this opinion corridor. I experience this as very…
I’m more to the right. To character assassinate people…
It is a strategy by the left with regards
to the conservative class. A typical example of an idiotic
opinion corridor in Sweden, a while ago you couldn’t even
talk about… Whoever suggested immigration volumes
made a difference was seen as racist. This is idiotic, of course, as this is one big difference creating problems
today, that we didn’t have in the 60s. That there are so many people
relative to earlier. But groups are much bigger now.
And they make demands, naturally. They want things.
But Sweden is not defined. Suddenly it’s interesting to discuss
Swedish values, whatever that means. Suddenly it’s interesting
to discuss Swedish culture. And there’s confusion.
There’s polarization where one who thinks there is a Swedish
culture and who thinks values are standardized in Sweden
is quickly called a fascist. And another category of person who thinks
Sweden is nothing and we have nothing but everyone else has a lot
which is exciting and exotic. And it’s in this quite unstable,
uncertain and difficult environment where the
questions you bring up become a problem. When you have a situation where many
refugees came to Sweden like in autumn 2015,
things quickly become unclear. What is our responsibility,
who pays for this? Does this create conflicts between
our obligations to poor pensioners on the one hand
and a refugee from Syria? At some level,
we want to do everything. But you understand after a while
that this is not practically possible. Then this problem ensues where you see that there’s a tension between these
two logics. How do we handle that? That’s where we are today. For my part,
I think we have to take a step back, calm ourselves down,
not have such a high pitch and high-mindedness in the debate.
But understand there is a tension here and we
have to deal with it pragmatically. I would say that the debate in Sweden
is totally crazy. That’s the nicest thing I can say.
Totally crazy. It’s crazy because everything happens in relationship
to SD (Sweden Democrats). Are you ready, friends of Sweden,
visitors to Almedalen? are you ready to accept this,
are you ready to adapt? Then you’re welcome to be part
of our Swedish Welfare State. But, if you’re not ready to accept
the demands we make if you’re not ready to adapt,
then you should move somewhere else. The mistake the usual parties have made
has been that… There have been problems linked
to integration. They’ve been ignored, there’s been
an unwillingness to deal with them they’ve been denied like in the honour
question, for fear of appearing racist. Of putting wind in SD’s sails. This means that these problems become
infected, they grow and worsen. It’s a vicious circle that must be broken.
In the past few years there’s been focus on what should
or shouldn’t be reported in the news, so it doesn’t help SD.
They’ve been there like a guiding star. Forget SD,
deal with the problems that exist, do this honestly,
in an upstanding and courageous way, and all this with SD or xenophobia,
whatever it is, will take care of itself. We mean that the Nazi and the white
power movement are coming. In the Sweden Democrats
Samtiden (SD publication) we see time and again racist utterances
from their representatives. If you look at their programme you find
things on hereditary essentialism, how Swedes should be divided into three
different forms: Those that are entirely Swedish,
those that are assimilated Swedish and those that should stop being Swedish
as they’ve done something wrong according to SD,
they have criteria for this. Those three things we refer to
when we say they’re a racist party. If you wanted to be mean you could say
there’s a civil war among the majority around
what Swedishness we should have. What Swedishness should prevail in
the future, it’s a fight for the future. If we identify the combatants,
there are two extreme camps. And that’s the SD camp, which is
much bigger than SD as a party. If you distil what they’re saying it is,
“We want to return to the 1900s”. There’s another camp which
consists of the red and green parties, but that’s simplistic as it’s not
everyone who votes Social Democrat as many are, in terms of values,
more towards the SD camp. But irrespective which one, the Greens,
Socialists or leftists in Social Democrats if you summarize what they say,
it’s that we need a new Swedishness so that all can be a part of it
and everyone needs to adapt to that. It can mean that we have to sacrifice
certain aspects of Swedishness for those of us in the majority
of the population. I’m fascinated by the fact that the
established parties have for many years said that they’re against everything
that SD stands for. Some months pass and then
they move back or move forward their positions
closer to those of SD. I get that as that’s how politicians
behave. What I don’t get and find awful is that journalists don’t say, “You’re
doing what you said you wouldn’t do.” Swedish journalism is failing more
than politicians are at the moment. Because you can’t expect much more
from politicians, they want power. They manoeuvre based on new
circumstances, which is normal. That journalists let them get away
with it is awful and a massive failure of Swedish journalists
who have never been as bad as now. Media has played a very destructive role
in the immigration debate. They decide, to a large extent,
what can or can’t be said. And the search for truth… …has very low priority. Instead, it’s propaganda where the
question is does it promote SD or not. It’s not about the truth,
it’s simply agenda journalism. Unpleasant Images
from New Year Celebrations The video attracted a lot of attention
on many different channels. Not only in Sweden, but in Scandinavia,
and the USA and other areas of the world. In that I filmed it,
I was named in articles about it. I was called a lot of strange things. Everything from a racist
to a politically correct idiot when I tried to explain
the event afterwards. I wrote a little editorial that
was published here and there. As an explanation. I was also
in some reports on TV4 and SVT where they wanted to know
what I saw and so on. What was your intention with filming it
and putting it on YouTube? I was at home and wanted to do something
useful. I knew it would be chaotic and I took my camera
and went out and filmed it. It was 100% meant to be a fun thing. There was no citizen journalism
thinking behind it. It was chaotic, but still festive. It felt like people wanted chaos. Where’s the fun in shooting rockets
horizontally instead of in the air,
shooting at cars and so on? That’s a good question. You have to
respect the fact it’s a public space and not everyone is participating.
I documented a woman that was hit that didn’t want to be hit.
People had their children there. Not everyone was there
for the sake of chaos. Rocket Chaos in Blekinge –
Woman Shot with Fireworks Rowdy New Year Celebrations –
Police Shot with Rockets Trouble with Rockets and Crackers
at New year – Girl gets Rocket in Face Rescue Services Shot with Rockets –
Demand Police Escort Masked Youths Threw Crackers
– into Pram Fire Brigade Attacked with Rockets in
Helsingborg – Raised Alert for Weekend Fireworks will no Longer be Sold Fireworks Soon to be a Memory How did this lead to you starting
your project Neutral Media? It feels a little like a protest
against what you experienced. I became irritated with seeing
how various channels depicted it. Sydsvenskan, Malmö’s local newspaper, showed images from the New Year
celebrations that were really nice. They’d positioned their cameraman
far way at a different place, who filmed from a distance.
I was in the thick of it, which shows an entirely different
side of it. But they couldn’t ignore it
after I released the film so they had to adapt themselves
to the fact that the reality had come out. But also how both journalists from
the right and the left used my video to further their own propaganda. So that’s why I realized that
I have to continue what I’m doing. Someone says, “Look,
lots of cars are burning there.” “Oh, then we have to take pictures
of cars that aren’t burning.” “Look, it’s quite nice there.”
That comparative illness of journalists is so worrying and it’s interesting
psychologically, but mostly worrying. It leads to a totally nutty,
simplistic debate that is… If you know your history of how it
worked in eastern and communist states, you’ll recognize it at once. Journalists and photographers
worth their salt always look for what doesn’t work
in society. Perhaps it’s not fun and can be seen
as cynical, but that’s the job. Not to create
some sort of fantasy image… I don’t think you can dismiss
alternative media. I think it’s good that we can’t sit on our high horses. We think we can point fingers at them
and talk shit about alternative media, the established media is so bloody good.
But people don’t buy that. Rather, confidence in us has fallen and is declining.
I understand that to a certain extent. I think alternative media has been
an important battering ram to get through that opinion corridor,
to try and stimulate debate. And the debate has been choked
for many years now. In the end it’s like a pressure cooker.
It’s not by chance that alternative media is so big in Sweden because
there’s a real need to talk about these important questions.
They have contemporary importance. Of course alternative media
is undermining established media. But no one undermines established media
more so than themselves. If you do a good job, if you’re open to seeing the problems
that are actually there, if you’re open to conveying
an honest and proper debate, then you leave quite a small space
for alternative media. In that there are so many assertions in
alternative media, it should be our task to find out how it is,
irrespective of what we find. We can’t pussyfoot around. We’re not
in a campaign for one side or the other. If so, we’ve given journalism up.
I see examples of this. It’s that fear, that cowardice within
the journalistic body that’s awful and that lays the ground
for contempt of established media. You express contempt for public service.
Where does that come from? Experience… – Personal?
– Yes, personal experience. Tell us a little about
your personal experiences. As a private person in Sweden,
whether you work in media or not it’s easy to see
that in certain social contexts there’s a strong self-censorship
and fear of what one says and how one behaves. Multiply this by a thousand
in public service, of course. You can feel an almost panicked, but calm dread
in the corridors. Then you quickly notice in editorial
meetings that the ceiling is low. In what you can say,
the angles you can focus on… People initially react by themselves from their self-censorship.
Without thinking they reject it. Even if you persist, someone in
authority will put their foot down. If they can’t do it to your face
they’ll send your script to some ethics committee you’ll never
meet and it returns cut to pieces. Or you don’t send anything in, you
record it, hand it in and it’s cut later. This is your personal experience? You could become conspirational
and paranoid for less. Here in Sweden,
everything is considered racist. Nationalism is only ugly
when Swedes express it. When immigrants express a desire,
a will to preserve their identity
and their culture, then it’s charming. Because remember, they are the ones
with the culture, not the Swedes. How come you dared exposing yourself,
with your face and everything? I told the truth before journalists
dared to. I can talk about this as I should have
“interpretation priority”. I think someone is needed
from the immigrant side, so to speak that can raise these questions as Swedes
don’t dare to, for some reason. You said you were the first to tell the
truth. What’s your definition of truth? There are objective measures
for things. You can see if something costs money
and how resources are used. Mass immigration is always
in conflict with the welfare state. I like the welfare state, it’s given me
a lot and I’d like to maintain it. You don’t do that
by having basically open borders. All serious economists agree mass immigration is in conflict with the
welfare state. It’s an objective fact. Jan Ekberg is a Professor of Economics
at Linnaeus University in Växjö He Researches the Economic
and Demographic Effects of Immigration
in Sweden He’s Been an Advisor
to Several Governments Were we to have free immigration
without any borders and this free immigration
led to large groups arriving, it would place a strain
on the welfare system. We have to place a limit somewhere.
We can’t have free immigration and then hope that, even if everyone
doesn’t get into the job market, the welfare system manages it all.
It’s not certain that it will. There could be tensions between native
Swedes and these unskilled workers. It’s a strange idea that I, as an
immigrant, must support open borders. I’m not against responsible immigration,
I’m not against asylum seekers. But not in the way Sweden’s done it.
That is, not to dare deport imported rapists
or criminals. I think more than half of the long-term
inmates in Swedish prisons have foreign backgrounds. This is
criminality that shouldn’t exist here. The reason I make videos about
my country is to improve my country. Because unless we highlight
the negatives, we can’t change them. Nothing’s going to get better
if we ignore problems and act as if it’s all fine,
that’s a recipe for disaster. I think all people
have something sensible to say. Bad people can do good things,
stupid people can say smart things smart people can say stupid things.
Everyone has a point. Even racists can make good points.
If you remove their good points then they only have bad points left. That’s how you oppress polarization
and tensions in society. By recognizing the truth and removing
the right of interpretation. SD has been able to grow only because
other parties haven’t dared see the truth around immigration. It’s a prime example of how
things unfold when you avoid reality. Hi everyone. I’m a Swedish citizen,
I live in Sweden. I’m originally from Bosnia, but I came
here as a refugee when I was a child. So, I can speak Swedish
and I can read the news, statistics, research and articles and
keep updated in what happens in Sweden. You’re a refugee yourself. You came here
as a boy after fleeing the war in Bosnia. Do you consider it
more legitimate for you to criticize Swedish immigration policy
as you’re a refugee yourself? No, I think it’s about numbers, facts,
realising that resources are limited. My cousin’s family didn’t get residency
here. I’ve never hated Sweden for that. I’ve long understood that Sweden
can’t take in everyone. Swedes should also understand that.
But Sweden has a leftist hegemony and identity politics are very strong
in Sweden, especially in this debate. Many people on the left refuse
to believe that I’m an immigrant. I’ve seen them claim, “He’s Swedish,
he just says he’s an immigrant.” I initially thought I’d get better
treatment in that I’m an immigrant. But in the end I was called racist
and a “domestic gangsta”. Unlike a Swede,
I get two ugly names, not just one. I’m simply too white
to have any advantages. I’ve also see that non-white immigrants
who share my views are treated the same so it makes no difference how black
you are. The left is basically racist. Sweden is what happens
when white guilt prevails over logic. Sweden is what happens when you make
political correctness the state religion. For Finland it was quite
a new situation when we got over 30,000 asylum seekers. With what happened in 2015,
it was still a lot for Finland. It created a debate and… We have these xenophobic or purely racist forces,
political forces in Finland and it put wind in their sails. So it’s also been very polarized
here too. For instance as a newspaper,
we have a liberal and tolerant editorial line. And we think that multiculturism
is a good thing. Our policy with regard to columnists
is that they should collectively represent a wide spectrum. Because we think it’s important our
readers are exposed to different opinions. Even opinions we ourselves
don’t agree with. For instance Paul Lillrank’s columns
have elicited strong reactions as he writes in a provocative
and black or white manner. We’ve kept him so far
because we think it’s important that the opinions
he holds in a provocative manner also reaches our readers. There are many following developments
in Sweden with great anxiety. It’s especially the increase in crime
that causes anxiety. And then things like “no-go zones”. There’s also a movement of refugees
between Finland and Sweden which has received some attention
in the media. Sweden has always been seen in Finland
as a big brother. Like the mother country that represents Nordic culture
and Finland follows their lead. There’s a growing fear that development in Finland
will follow Sweden. If so, we would have serious problems
in society. This is why Sweden is becoming
a security risk for Finland. Which can be compared
to the security risk from Russia. A worse case scenario would be
if there emerges a similar situation to that
in Latin America, a slow burning war. Segregation continues creating
“no-go zones” that increase in size and then as a reaction, the other areas will somehow
mark their borders. So that Danderyd’s Municipality
puts up barbed wire around the border
and has checkpoints and things. This has happened in USA in some areas
with their gated communities. Also a lot in Brazil. Latin America
and India functions like this. In that way it’s nothing new. But it does break
with the Nordic model. Sweden will stop being unique
in the world as an equitable, democratic,
balanced, peaceful society. And becomes like all the rest. Tougher Immigration Policies in Denmark
Despite the Lowest Inflow in 10 Years Danish Social Democrats Want to
Remove Possibility of Seeking Asylum Danish Prime Minister:
“No Ghettoes in 2030” We Don’t Want Denmark to End up
Like Sweden Bertel Haarder has been a Member
of the Danish Parliament Since 1975 He’s Held Ministerial Posts
in Several Governments Since 1982 He’s Been, Among Others, Minister of
Integration, Church and Culture Minister How do you perceive of the multicultural
policies here in Denmark? What’s your general view
of multiculturalism? I think we’re through with that debate. Everyone can see
there are foreign cultures in Denmark, and we need foreign workers. We are, at heart,
a very tolerant people. But when, for instance… …a religion becomes politicized
or tyrannical in relation to people’s right to choose
for themselves, in relation to girls and women, in
relation to the Danish model of society which means that everyone works
if they can, then we must clearly refute that. We don’t want that. But we have nothing against
foreign religions or other values. What’s your reaction to the big
humanitarian effort Sweden made during the refugee crisis? Don’t you think
that’s worthy of respect and being held up
as a good example for Europe? I respect that Sweden did so and that Germany did so,
but I’m glad that Denmark didn’t do so. In Denmark we’ve always stressed
that the quantity of foreigners that come
shouldn’t be too high. Foreigners from non-Western countries. It’s obvious that in Sweden
there are far more foreigners from non-Western
countries and that creates problems. We see ourselves in Denmark
affirmed in this notion that the quantity has significance. What else do you think Sweden is getting
wrong in their immigration policies? That they don’t talk about the problems
in the same way they do in Denmark. Sweden is already like
a boiling cauldron with the lid on. You have to be careful it doesn’t boil
any more so the lid suddenly flies off. I don’t think you need less debate
in Sweden, I think you need more debate, especially
about what we’re discussing here. Because Swedes think something totally
different to what you read in the papers and what you see on SVT. – Why do you think that is?
– It’s due to something positive. It’s due to… …the Swedish self-image
which is that you are international, and you would like to be open. There hasn’t been war for 200 years
and there’s nothing that’s dangerous. We should just be people… And this self-image then rubs up against modern society’s cultural mixture, and foreign cultures
that have totally different values. And you think you can live together
by being open, but you can’t. And Swedes will find this out
in 15 years. I believe so. And also a lot of Danes. Data Programmer Tayyab Shabab
has Studied and Worked in Sweden He and His Wife were Sentenced
to Deportation in 2017 The Reason: His Previous Employer had
Forgotten to Pay his Pension Insurance I moved to Stockholm last year in 2016. And after I found a job
in this company called Dynamo. When I applied for an extension after about seven months
the Migration Agency contacted me back and told me that I am missing one insurance
from my previous company, HL Design. The Migration Agency
refused my visa… …because the insurance was missing
from a previous employer. By saying that your employer now has
fixed the insurance we can see now, but we do not accept it, it should have
been from the beginning. I’ve talked to some of my Swedish
friends and they tell me that they don’t even know what insurances
they have and what the requirements are. Normally people don’t care about it,
but since I was an immigrant only I had to face this problem. Deportation Due to Crime 2000 – 2014
Report from 2016 MURDER: Percentage Expelled
from Total Sentenced Foreign Citizens Residents – 43%
Non-Residents – 60% CHILD RAPE: Percentage Expelled
from Total Sentenced Foreign Citizens Residents – 13%
Non-Residents – 52% According to the Report
Only Every Second Person of Non-
Residents Deported for Child Rape Among Resident Immigrants,
only One of Ten Deported for Child Rape This is manslaughter,
so it’s even lower there. 58% get deported. It makes me feel very angry, because… When people like these, who
have committed really serious crimes, they don’t have to pay, they have
to live here, they won’t be deported. Then on the other hand, in my case,
I’m paying taxes to the government, I haven’t done anything wrong, it was
my previous company who did the mistake. And they get to deport me. That’s… …really, really strange and totally
unbelievable for me. – What shall we do?
– Change the law! – When, when, when?
– Now, now, now! – When, when, when?
– Now, now, now! – What shall we do?
– Change the law! – What shall we do?
– Change the law! – When, when, when?
– Now, now, now! NO PERSON IS ILLEGAL 2 Months Later
August 2017 So, what has happened
since the last time we saw you? Well, I actually decided to move away
from Sweden. I have found a job in Berlin and I will
be moving there at the end of this month. – Was it a tough decision to make?
– It was a tough decision for me. Because I have been living in Sweden
about four years now and I have made a life here,
I have all my friends here. I have spent a really good time here. I didn’t want to move because
I have a good job here, but unfortunately
I had to make this decision under the current circumstances
and it wasn’t easy at all. Are you disappointed in Sweden? Yes, I am actually disappointed
with the immigration system here. It’s not good at all. The rules here
need to be fixed and changed. And… Overall, I see that Sweden
has a good image all over the world, but some of the rules,
specifically regarding immigration are not good at all. I’ve lived here
and it wasn’t that easy for me. It’s not good here.We’ll talk about
what The Red Thread means.The Red Thread is a symbolfor unaccompanied children’s
right to a life.Everyone should feel safe
and feel that they have their own worth.A Red Thread can be like a chainthat binds all people together.STOP DEPORTATIONS TO AFGHANISTANOur strike is historical
and we’ll never give upbefore deportations are stopped.Why are you here
supporting the demonstrators? I’m here because I feel that… Conventions claim human rights are for
all and we haven’t signed them away. These are also people.
I’m lucky, I’m born here with residency and
I’ve never done anything for it. I’ve worked with refugees since
the 80s in pre-schools and schools. I feel that Sweden
has become much worse It’s politically correct to say anything
about Hazaras those that are most hunted in Sweden
at the moment by people fleeing. – What about you?
– I’m participating for them. They’re children and youngsters. Sweden can’t send back children
and youngsters to another country. Many of them are refugees from
Afghanistan, have no contacts there. I already wrote to the government
in June and I’ve sent it again. You have to think,
are these my children, my grandchildren,
my great grandchildren, that we’re thinking of sending back
to a country that’s as unstable, that’s as dangerous as Afghanistan. You others that came for the sit-down
strike, please come into the ring. We’ll strike until we get an answer
from the Migration Agency. We don’t want anything bad… We don’t want any money or food,
we just want them to change… – You want a change to the law?
– Yes. I’ve studied here. I’ve studied Swedish, I got all my grades
and a place in high school. But I didn’t get residency, I haven’t had
an answer in two and a half years. What do you think Sweden will lose
by deporting you? They will lose money. Money… …and the Social Democrats
will lose power. You say Social Democrats
will lose power by you being deported. – How do you see that?
– Because… …if a lot of people are deported… Is everyone here a Social Democrat? Yes… They’re all Social Democrats. If they deport everyone,
they’ll lose power… – Those that aren’t 18 can’t even vote.
– No. Those that are 18 or over,
those that are at home. – And you have to be a Swedish citizen.
– Yes. Those Swedes that… …supported us won’t vote
for the Social Democrats I don’t think. What do you think about Sweden
introducing age assessments? Well, everyone is a little suspicious. We know that a lot of people who came
said they were under 18 when they came. Is it a problem if they lie about their age
or if someone explained to them and told them to say
that they were under 18? They just want a chance to live and get a job. If you want to stay in Sweden
and get residency and live here in Sweden,
you have to tell the truth. You can’t lie, you have to show
respect to all people. If you lie it’s a lack of respect
to the others. Do you mean there were people
when you fled that told you if you say
you’re under 18 you’d be more welcome?
Did people tell you that? There are a lot of smugglers
who describe what to say to youngsters and people when
you go to Sweden or other countries. They try to say
that when you reach Sweden or other countries
like Germany or Austria, you say you’re under 18 because you
have a better chance of staying there. Ad you get residency straight away. But it’s not their fault, it’s not the
people’s fault, it’s smugglers that try to tell them, that’s all. Everyone that has had a serious agenda of for instance talking about how… …people are the age they are
or things like that, they’ve been
made out to be Brownshirts. Which is very strange
because of course if I’d fled somewhere and knew
no one checked how old I was and I got into the country,
I’d say I was younger than I was. It’s not about racism or anything,
it’s just… …total naivety to not check things like
that. But you can’t even discuss it. There’s a clear tendency that people,
in certain contexts want to force victimhood
on certain people. Jörgen Huitfeldt a while ago said that
we let unaccompanied refugee minors, become statistics
in the story about ourselves. They’re unimportant, what’s interesting
is the depiction of Sweden. We want to appear
merciful and good and all that… What’s macabre and comes out of this
is that people that openly lie are rewarded for that whilst those
that speak the truth are punished. We’re not interested
in these people’s rights or plans, but in those that sacrifice as
this is a part of our project of ourselves. I think the best way of looking towards
the immigrant for the society is not to feel sorry for him. He or she
has been through a lot, as I have been. But right now I’m in this country.
This country comes first for me. I have to work, pay taxes
and do something for this country and be patriotic about it,
not feel sorry for who I am and not for others to feel sorry
for who I am as an immigrant. 25October 2017, SVT Broadcast
a Programme on Afghan Deportations The Programme Received
a Lot of Attention Ola Sandstig and Janne Josefsson
were reporters in the TV Report When we did the Afghan deportations, we
knew it was a bloody sensitive subject. But many thought it was
a very balanced report. When you go into this you don’t think
you’ll be indulged by all groups. You try and be as truthful as possible. You do these interviews with these young
Afghan guys and you see their suffering. You have to communicate that,
it has to be visible. There’s a sort of empathetic eye
when you’re exposed to that. On the other hand you have to bring out
quite cold, hard facts. They had gone on strike in Stockholm,
led by Fatemeh and one of their recurring themes
was that they were being sent to their deaths.
So I asked… “Are they being sent to their deaths?”
“Absolutely”, they answer. Then I asked, “Can you explain,
what’s your evidence for that?” Then she corrected herself
and said it was a psychological death. Why hadn’t anyone asked that earlier? She’d been interviewed
by so many journalists. And I was criticized
for asking that question. Why can’t I ask that question?
It’s beyond me. I went to Kabul and interviewed people and I burst some type of myth as they
say they’re being sent to their deaths. We couldn’t find any sign that they were
being sent to their deaths. I’ve also read a lot of statistics
about how many people die in Kabul. Perhaps this is provocative, but
more people are murdered per capita in Detroit than are killed
by terrorist acts in Kabul. – But it’s a common occurrence?
– Absolutely. I calculated that maybe 700 or 800
people a year die in Kabul. But seven million people live in Kabul.
It’s a big city. In the report on the Afghan
deportations there was a lot in the media
about one case. I could see that they couldn’t
have read the report in this case,
why he was being deported. We found out about it and this person
had used different identities and was assessed with a different age
in several European countries. There’s only one answer. Either they’ve
read the reports and are hiding it from readers or viewers, or they’ve
not even looked at the reports. They’re not journalists. Journalists
to me must find out the facts and then pose a critical question
to this person. But they’re not doing this.
I react to this kind of thing. I’m don’t say he lied about his age
in the video report, but he did age tests in 2009 in Austria,
then 2011 in Belgium. You understand in that context
that he can’t be 17 years old. It’s important to show that image. That’s a story you find everywhere. You do your best to get in
and if you need to lie, you do it. You do these young Afghans a disservice
by suddenly introducing age tests. They should have had them right at
the start and it would have been clear. We’ve sent a double message.
Politicians have sent a double message to unaccompanied minors
and it creates a lot of problems. These unaccompanied minors came
in 2015, a large number of them. They’ve been here for two years,
they’ve been a part of Swedish society. They’ve been in the schools.
I as a teacher, teach them. Many of them can speak Swedish,
many of them are already integrated. They’ve stayed here for almost
two and a half or two years. To receive a negative decision after
two years being there, that is unfair. Look what we have created! There are protests, there is unrest,
there are many people not happy about it. If you want to give a negative decision,
you have to get them in a fast track. Not make him wait two and a half years
when he’s rooted himself in society. If they’re found out
that they’re overage, then immigration can give them a negative
decision, but that could’ve been avoided and they could’ve given them a decision
ahead of time. After two years, it’s brutal. Ziad El Samaray Came to Finland
from Iraq in 2008 During the Refugee Crisis,
He Realised that Many Asylum Seekers
would Rather Go Home To Accomodate the Demand, He Started
a Travel Agency which was Successful Two years ago, many immigrants
came from Iraq. But mostly from Syria. They came to the whole of Europe,
to Finland among others. Some were surprised and thought
they’d get residency, accommodation and income
after one month. They were surprised, life is hard and
you don’t get residency after one month. Only those really in need get that. So they decided to return home and were obliged to book tickets
themselves. Those that could afford to
booked themselves. We helped them book tickets
and fly the same day. Most of the people who returned didn’t need to stay in Europe
or in Finland. They didn’t need asylum and had
a normal situation in Iraq. That’s why they went back. Most of them had jobs
in the civil service or in the army. They didn’t have any problems
and so could return quickly. They were ripped off because of the internet and Facebook. There was a picture painted of Finland
where everything was easy here. Getting residency was easy and quick money rolled in
without even having to work. Some went back quickly they had thought that everything here
was free. In addition, many young guys thought that certain things were accessible
in an open Europe. Their idea of Europe clashed with
reality and they quickly returned. He said some people they came here thinking they’d get everything for free
but not all of them. Most of them went back immediately,
they didn’t wait one month. Some young people thought that
everything here was cool. They’d go clubbing and go with girls
drinking and so on. But when they came here they were
surprised, it wasn’t that easy. Ten girlfriends. He thought he’d get ten girls
with him when he came to Europe. But how many of… …the people that came during
the refugee crisis do you believe were actually real refugees from Iraq? – 30%.
– 30% deserved to stay here. 30% were actually real refugees
and the rest just… – …came here and took a chance?
– Exactly. “We thank you for inviting
the Swedish Migration Agency “to participate in your documentary. “Our job is to evaluate asylum seekers
who wish to live here. “We see this as being outside of
our remit and decline the request.” – Mikael from the border police.
– Göran from the Migration Agency. – Göran, the Migration Agency.
– Thomas, border police in Sweden. – Sten, the Migration Agency.
– Sten, the Migration Agency? You have an asylum seeker and they’ve
had a hearing with the Migration Agency. The migration court has rejected
their appeal and the superior migration court
does not take up the case. Then the case has run its course. The border police receive the case,
we meet with the person, we take them into custody the day before
or a few days before their journey. They declare that they are,
for instance, homosexual. They do that after having been in Sweden
for perhaps six years. The deportation is on Monday
and on Friday the representative hands in the application. This means that the Migration Agency considers that new motives
have come to light, the custody is terminated, the person
released and they’re never found again. – It’s a real problem.
– Where do they go? They disappear into society. Into crime, moonlighting, addiction… – The parallel economy?
– Of course. Thousands of Asylum Seekers
Expected to Go Underground Up to 49,000 asylum seekers will go
underground when asylum rejected. Border police are warning that the
majority of them will never be found. We have a mission
from the national government to escort those who shouldn’t be
in Sweden out of the country. I think the number of unrecorded
cases is big, we have many people in Sweden who, according to the rules
we have, don’t have the right to be here. I can’t put a number to it,
but certainly several thousand for sure. What are the risks
associated with this? The risks are that there is a parallel
society, I don’t think we want that here. Many of those who aren’t supposed
to be here still live in Sweden on social benefits
which could be considered odd. – How does that work?
– That works as they… They’re here and they apply
for social benefits as they have no work
and can’t support themselves. The social services,
through their confidentiality policies don’t even communicate internally,
not even in Malmö… Then this man or these families
receive social benefits. Because that’s how Swedish society
works. So they live here on… – Taxpayer’s money?
– Yes, that’s how it is. – Despite them having to return?
– Yes. – That’s big hole in state funds.
– Yes, huge… Four Trips Worth One Million –
And Still Mohaned Remains The authorities tried to expel Mohaned
to Sudan four times on chartered and regular flights.
Four failures – one million kronor. They can go AWOL as we say
at the last minute. We know they can leave
so we guard them until the flight. Information can come in and get logged
and we get a call, “No, they can stay.” It sometimes happens
on the airplane’s stairs. We get a call from the Migration Agency
or administration who tells us that the errand
is not required. There’s new proof.
And I have to abort. A flight is waiting that can’t leave. Are planes chartered
for a single individual? It happens, not all the time.
We try and get more. But it can be for one individual.
It’s a lot of money to expel someone. – Yes. And the taxpayer finances this?
– Yes, the taxpayer finances. How many times can this go around?
When does it get to a stage where you say this can’t go on,
or can it go on forever? – You can answer that.
– In principal it can go on forever. It’s also an abuse of the system,
of the asylum system. My understanding is that in many cases,
perhaps not all, but many, why they get us to look at these cases,
is that it’s not about showing their reasons for asylum,
but rather making it impossible to expel them,
to cloud who they are. Do you think Swedish society is as safe
as it was 15 or 20 years ago? No, no, no… Absolutely not. There’s a real change. I grew up around here
in the 60s and 70s. You felt safe in this town. Today when I’m around the areas
I grew up in… Look here. I apologize, but the fact is that… I have to have this, you see.
I was stabbed the other day. – The other day?
– Like, a week ago. They gave me eight stitches.
So I have to carry a blade myself. It feels really bloody unpleasant. I usually use my fists, you see. Do you feel that serious crime
is increasing or decreasing in Sweden? It’s increasing, actually.
It’s increasing. Is it because of jobs, I don’t know,
but it’s increasing a lot. Do you have experience of it
or have you just read about it? No, a lot of my own experience
actually. Many that I know, many that I know of,
many… Yes, many that I know personally.
It’s increasing, radically. Do you have friends and acquaintances
that have experienced shootings? Yes, absolutely. Many…! – Many?
– Yes. – Here in Norrköping?
– Yes, just recently… …a little guy was… He was shot in the stomach
and got a samurai sword in the… …head – he was paralyzed. – Here in Sweden?
– Recently here in Norrköping. That’s just one case.
Then there are loads of others. Shots fired here,
left and right the whole time. But now, the past few months, like,
five or six months it’s not been so bad.
But otherwise, it’s a lot. Well, where I lived before
it was really calm, but now there’s loads of car burnings,
shots fired and so on. – In Märsta?
– Yes, in Märsta. In Väsby, especially around Sigma,
the other day there was a car burning. Shots fired, stabbings, rapes, the whole
of Sweden is descending into… Is going down. It’s going all to hell. Where do you get this idea from?
Do you read about it in the media? Not in the media, these are personal… …personal experiences. All my life, the areas I’ve lived in, I’ve lived all over Stockholm.
Alby, Väsby, now in Rissne, I’ve lived everywhere
in the suburbs. It’s really… It’s not that the media is pointing out
that it’s highly dangerous. No! The suburbs aren’t highly dangerous, but
if you meet the wrong people it’s crazy. Pass… The Swedish National Council
for the Prevention of Crime realizes an annual
National Security Survey Figures for the 2018 survey: 29%
are very concerned over crime in society. 30% of women state
that they feel very or fairly unsafe or so unsafe that they prefer not
to go out at night. Here are answers
from random women. How do you feel as a woman? Do you
feel safe everywhere at all times? No, not at all.
At night, when it’s dark I think about where I am and where
I’m going. No, I don’t feel safe. It’s not like you go out willingly
at night and are out late. Personally, I’m very careful. I don’t go out alone and certainly
not at night or late evening. Is that recent or for some time? This is over the past 20 years
when it’s become worse and worse. One is unsure, even in the middle
of the day in a shopping mall. It doesn’t have to be a gang fight
or anything. They can attack anyone. That makes you feel unsafe. I feel very unsafe. I don’t dare
to go out alone at night. – Not even here in Hofors?
– Not even in Hofors. – Has it been like that for a while?
– It’s become worse. I’ve lived here for about six years and I used to dare to go out,
but not any more. You always look, especially when you’re
out in town, you look behind you. – I wouldn’t say that I feel safe.
– Even in a small town like Arboga? Yes, perhaps even more so as
there are relatively few people at night. You feel even less safe because
you have no support if anything happens. I don’t feel safe everywhere
and that’s a problem that has to be taken seriously. – Is that only in Eskilstuna?
– Everywhere, wherever you are. It’s very usual that people ask
if you want anything. I was going home and a couple of guys
asked if I wanted cocaine or something else. They said
they had everything and I just ran away. Many women are aware that there is
a certain risk when going out at night. Very few people in this society
are exposed to crime and even fewer are exposed
to serious crime. So how do people find out
that they are exposed to risk? Well, it comes from the media, it comes from discussions between
people which are related to media. And it comes from other types
of feelings that exist in society. So the fear of crime is strongly linked
to the climate in society, to the discussion occurring in society. And quite weakly linked to actual
exposure as there are so few exposed. Then, I’d like to argue that there’s
a political agenda in our society today where certain political forces
play on insecurity and use people’s insecurity
for their political agenda.You look at what’s happening
last night in Sweden.Sweden! Who would believe this?
Sweden!They took in large numbers, they’re
having problems they never thought of.People in Sweden today, in 2017,are restricted in their everyday
because of insecurity.Insecurity always entails
the loss of liberty.Two young men are in critical condition
after a shooting in Malmö.…was wounded in the shooting in
Rosengård in Malmö this evening…Two people have been arrested in Malmö
after a shooting in Docentgatan.The latest alert about explosions came
to the police in Malmö last night.Shots were fired on Drottningatan
in Malmö on Monday evening.An alert of a shooting in Malmö.
One person has been wounded.There’s been another shooting
in Malmö.What’s your impression
of the media depiction of Malmö? When it happens in suburbs in Malmö,
they say it happens in Malmö. But in Stockholm they don’t say
Stockholm, they say Täby or Rinkeby. It creates the wrong image of Malmö. I like Malmö a lot, it’s a good city. But I’ve been a little worried. They depict a much worse image
of Malmö than what it’s really like. The news wants to create headlines
so they exaggerate a bit. The media’s given an exaggerated image
of what it’s really like. It’s prejudice that people
have of Malmö. I’m influenced quite a bit by it,
you get a dismal image of Malmö. Even if I’m influenced by it,
it can be can exploited too much because it’s become a media happening
to follow what’s happening in Malmö. In some ways it’s a warped image,
as Malmö is not a criminal city. Rather criminality
and this violent criminality, this armed criminality
is perpetrated by a few hundred people. It’s gang related and it’s at heart
based on business activities. Most people in Malmö don’t walk around
with guns, if anyone was wondering. Contemporary Malmö is a divided city.
A schematic description would be on the west side,
the coastal part of Öresund there are well-appointed
residential areas where the new IT industry is moving to.
There’s a general optimism which reminds you of that
found in many cities that want to invest in education
and new technology. Then you have the backside.
East of the city, in towards the country that has ended up in stasis
in some way. Unemployment is constantly very high, as are social beneficiaries
and schools often don’t function well. The difference between the light
and dark sides has grown substantially. Yes, it’s very segregated,
but it’s nice as well. There’s a lot of different cultures
and that creates problems. There’s lots of segregation, so people
get together with others like them. They put everyone in a bad place
so all the shit ends up there. So, it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. If everyone with the same culture
stays together, they don’t adopt the new culture. Then small pockets of cultures get
built. Somalian here, Arabian there… Isn’t that good for multiculturism?
Or are there problems with it? The problem can be that they, like,
don’t absorb Swedish culture So other norms are created. Malmö is an old workers city,
an industrial city. Historically the left,
in the form of the Social Democrats, has taken care of politics
and the right has run businesses. That division, that segregation,
existed for the whole of the 1900s. As the city was deindustrialized,
the economy has changed and those old unskilled jobs you used
to be able to get no longer exist. When I came there was the shipbuilding
industry, the engineering industry there were so much to do,
I had three jobs! I worked in a boarding home, guarded a
hangar and shipyard. I had lots of money! When I look at Malmö,
I see a lot of immigration here. We are a lot of immigrants in Malmö. In the future there will be more
and more. We like it better here. – Are you happy in Malmö?
– Yes, very happy. At the same time that people have moved
here from other countries, often with little education, we’ve
received a group, almost a class of people in different areas of the city
who have no contact with either the jobs market
or much with society in general. I was raised in Malmö and have lived
almost all my life there. I remember the 70s, I was active
in the left wing cultural movement, the city had a bad reputation. Today,
it’s culturally vital, it’s a young city, not just families with several children,
but students are moving there too. A college was started which became
a university and so on. There’s another spirit
in the central parts of the city. But it doesn’t prevent there
also being this negative and destructive development
on the back side. You almost forget that when
you live this pleasant outdoor life with all the bars and clubs
and concert venues and so on. It’s possible to live in Malmö
and think it’s a really charming city. But the big problem,
and that which I always go on about, must be dealt with
and that’s segregation. That we let half the town
go off without really deciding what we
should do with it. I came when I was 18.
So, I see that Sweden had not developed on any front. In what way has Sweden not developed? Do you want my honest opinion? – What haven’t we succeeded with?
– Soon after Palme was murdered… …Sweden disappeared. You understand? In Palme’s time,
Sweden had a voice in the world. After he was dead,
Carl Bildt gave his son to George Bush, became one with them
and called in Wolfowitz, who was for a New World Order. They want to push down
all governments under their power. It was called the New
World Order under Bush and company. They came to parliament and took over.
Since then Sweden hasn’t recovered. I’ve given up on Sweden.
I feel threatened by the Swedes. So I’m trying to get away from here.
There’s no more to it… I just feel sorry for the people Sweden
has taken in. Why? It won’t be good, because these people
have been in war. They have another mentality. They’ll
take to violence to resolve issues. I’ll give it 10 years and you’ll see
how it’ll be here. 10 years. You know… It’s been rowdy at the library
in Landskrona since it opened in 99. It was used at once as a youth centre
in that one was missing. It’s in the centre, but a part of the
centre with high population density social problems,
irresponsible building owners and a generous tenancy policy
you could say. We’ve had problems with a group of
around five guys of 17 or 18 years old, who’ve been very rowdy
and thrown furniture… …and thrown books at visitors as an
expression of some kind of frustration, a lack of respect for adults,
a lack of male role models. They want to fight and run around. They play loudly on their mobiles,
they express things with quite vulgar swearwords, but
the worst is that when they’re expelled they call their elder brothers. And they are… – Don’t they tell their siblings off?
– No, no, no… They come in and make their mark.
That’s why we have security guards. The problem in the beginning
was that very young guys, around 8 to 12 years old, threw books,
made noise and were thrown out. Then their elder siblings came here
and threatened staff. Yes, it’s a personal threat because
you can’t touch their siblings. You can’t do that.
So the staff were worried and thought it was unsafe and difficult to work. So we’re here as a preventive measure. There was a lot initially.
We’ve been here several months. Initially we had to grab people
and eject them it wasn’t enough to tell them to leave. It wasn’t enough. You had to grab them
and use a bit of force. We’ve even been to schools lately.
We never needed to before. When I was at school there were never
any security guards at school. But lately it’s been necessary.
There’s a lot of damage, people that threaten staff and people
who can’t behave. What do you think
of the security guards at the library? They’re quite tough sometimes,
but otherwise good at their jobs. Their job is to maintain order
and not have it being rowdy. – So it’s good with security guards.
– And to help one another. Will you behave? – What was that?
– Will you behave when you go in? Well, we like,
talk loudly with our friends. Last time he said a bad word to… – It was a year ago.
– A year! I’ve started to behave now ’cause
I’m grown up and am more mature. – Have you felt unsafe in Nordstan?
– You often feel unsafe here. – I think.
– It’s guys that are difficult. There are gangs and things that walk around staring at you
so you feel really unsafe. – People follow you and things…
– And come up to you and… They can be iffy characters. I would think that I wouldn’t want
to be here alone in the evenings. I think it’s a personal thing.
If you don’t feel safe then…
you won’t be safe here. If you don’t care, it’s cool.
I haven’t felt anything. Especially these foreigners… They’re the ones that are mostly
after us here in the mall. I think they’ve arrived recently
and that’s why. When they see us coming,
we usually leave. – What happens then?
– They follow after us. We just leave the mall
and try to avoid them seeing us.They’re the ones that are mostly
after us here in the mall.I recognize it. This behaviour has been
discussed these past few years. That young girls and the way that
approaches are made to girls in Sweden differs from other areas
of the world. Here we have a phenomenon that occurs
because young Swedish girls move around on their own and
should be able to when they’re out. But they encounter groups
who aren’t used to girls doing this. So this situation arises that can turn
into a criminal assault of these girls when they tug
and pull and touch them. Do you think there’s a lack of police
and security personnel in Nordstan? – I’ve seen some somewhere.
– It’s not often you see them. I haven’t seen any today, for instance. We have a meeting every Tuesday
with the police where we update one another on
the situation, so there’s an exchange. They also contact us when
they’re here by calling before and telling us they’ll be here in
the afternoon or they come to us here. We’re down here all the time. They can use our guardroom
if they’re doing checks. We help one another out in many ways.
What do you think? I agree. I think it’s really good that
it’s the same recurring patrols so you build a relationship over time
and don’t start from zero every day. What we encounter most
is disturbances of the peace. That it’s disturbed in some way. We have a number of thefts
and jewellery thefts. We see a lot of narcotics. I think narcotics has increased a little
over the past few years. At any rate,
it’s more visible than it was. Drug Crimes in Nordstan on the Increase Nordstan, Gothenburg –
Drugs, Theft and Violent Crime is Usual Migrant children turn back on society
and live on theft and drugs. Insecurity in Nordstan Affects Business Every year commerce spends
11 Billion kronor on security. Still, more feel less safe today
than two years ago. Listening… – What happened there?
– They got a hit on a control. – What kind of thing?
– A little narcotics. And that’s a normal crime in Nordstan? Yes, very small amounts,
not very big quantities, but… Too many that have a little bit,
a little for personal use, but also to try and sell
to someone else. There’s a market down there.
Unfortunately. We work with knife law, we work with police laws, to try and manage the individuals
that are here not to buy things, not to shop.
I mean the unaccompanied minors. We have a number of unaccompanied
minors here in Gothenburg. Are they overrepresented
in these kinds of interventions? Yes, I’d have to say.
They are overrepresented. I know in Stockholm they have
more north Africans, Moroccans, but in Gothenburg we have Afghans. And they seek each other out. Unfortunately a lot of them
that we work with that have sought asylum
and have been refused and are waiting for the next decision. They shrug their shoulders,
they don’t care, they’re not so scared
of the Swedish police. And they openly say, “Nothing happens”.
That’s their version. So we’ll see them again the next day
or the following evening. Here you are again? Yes… But if you go there systematically
trying to sell drugs to perhaps new users as well,
who don’t feel well, that’s not okay. That’s why we’re here. If we can
make it difficult, then it’s worth it. What we sometimes lack is that the person who acts illegally
has thought it through. When you’ve committed a crime,
you should… Perhaps if there were fast-track courts.
We see the same people coming back. Just a few hours after being released
they’re back there again. The Securitas security guards are
the extended arms of the boutiques. They see the same things. This is someone we took in a little
while ago and it just continues. It’s not okay to come here and steal
and rob from people. And then just continue and continue… The young guys that we meet, there are
many good Afghan’s that we’ve met. We push that every day. “You must learn
Swedish words, both verbal and written.” It’s hard to assimilate that education
if you’re filling your body with hash and Tramadol. You won’t be able to manage school.
So it’s a vicious circle. When we were in Nordstan
the other day on patrol we did a PL19 control, a search
of people for various reasons. For two of these controls there was supervision on two people the
security police wanted information on, either people returning or people that have the will and means
to carry out terrorist acts. You have to think of that. They’re
amongst us. I don’t want to frighten you but they’re here –
we were there a few hours. In the controls we did
there were two like that. 3,000 Violent Extremists in Sweden We haven’t debated the facts in this. We can’t have a thorough discussion,
a debate of the questions. The consequence of this is we don’t want
to deal with the question of extremism. But I’ve been one of the voices
since the Rosengård report which brought up the moral police, the honour-shame culture,
radicalisation in the suburbs. We see a lot of suburbs that are run by old men,
we see a lot… We see cafés that are owned by men with only men and women
are not allowed to enter. We see suburbs where women
don’t dare to walk in short skirts. I don’t believe it will become better. A state within a state. Parallel cultures and traditions
and laws in Sweden parallel
with Swedish laws and rules. Often they come from a clan structure,
a collective societal system where the family is very important
and you place your trust into it. Clans are a way of organising society
in the absence of the state or if you don’t trust the state,
in dysfunctional states. It’s usually based on bonds of kinship. This is the world’s most usual
form of organisation. And the form that all humanity issued
from, Swedes, everyone on the planet. I’ve started to look at other countries,
like in the Middle East. The most important social
and legal entity is the clan. Look at Libya, Palestine,
Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan… In that light, it’s curious that Swedish
researchers and academics haven’t paid much attention to
this question, very little at any rate. That aspect hasn’t been included
in the debate at all. That has been my contribution that I put this into a integration
and political perspective. It’s one of those excluded zones
that are considered dangerous. What the hell do they want? You understand? Araby, up in Nydala. I grew up there
in the 60s and 70s. It was calm and nice, then. What the hell is it now? You wouldn’t
even dare going there alone at night. You wouldn’t dare… – Can you sleep there at night?
– No, I don’t go there to sleep. We Accepted Jukka’s Challenge
and Went to Araby Late One Night I think it’s calm here. It’s not like
they say, they exaggerate. It can be a bit dangerous sometimes. Like, on Friday or Saturday night,
it can be a bit dangerous. – In what way is it dangerous?
– There can be break-ins. Then you can, like… Like, certain people are assaulted
and stuff. So it’s not really safe. – Do you feel safe here in the evenings?
– Yes. Here, yes. But if it’s, like… Araby Park Arena isn’t as safe. The thing is,
when this park opened it gave the possibility for youngsters
all over Växjö to go there. To play basketball, football, in or out.
You name it, there was lots to do. But things happened in the areas
around the arena. People came and went, and as they
said before, there was stone throwing. That’s where the first stone throwing
was, around this area, which meant… You want know who these kids are,
to know who threw the stones. Then you want to stop it. The
municipality worked with the police and with the Växjö housing association
that’s here as well.It’s almost empty on the street.
Over and out.Understood, Stefan.
There’s a few of us here.We’ll enter the parking house
on Sommarvägenand go by foot towards you.
We’ll see what happens. Over and out.– That’s fine.
– We’re on our way.– Does it happen often?
– No. A few small stones
get thrown sometimes. But it’s not okay because
they’re small stones. They could be big. It could be younger kids throwing stones
as they’ve seen older ones doing so. It can’t be normalised
and become something you do when rescue services or police enter the
area. Many see it as entering the area. The kids say, “You have nothing
to do here, you shouldn’t be here.” – It’s their entertainment?
– We have to be present. It’s an area… in all areas.
We must have… …visibility, presence,
take care of things. We can’t just drive through
with blinders on. Film Sequences from the PoliceYes, they’re shooting at us.– Description?
– White top, black trousers.White socks. Over.They’re moving and running towards
Dalbo torg.What’s he look like?
The one that has it?– Masked.
– Drive up there.How many are there?Jeans, black top, wearing a mask,1,70 roughly.Somalian guy…Urban, Filip, Vera 736.Was attacked.
Assuming private individual.They suspect a lot of people here.
They just see you and they search you. – They search you for no reason?
– Nothing, I was leaving home. They stopped me at Tallgården and
searched me, then they let me go. It could be that the situation
was that something’s happened in that building
or someone ran in there earlier, we know that someone lives there…
I don’t know who you’re talking about. I can imagine that something’s
happened there earlier. People that come in and out
are checked for some reason. It could be for weapons, narcotics
or something else. – Are the police in control here?
– Yes. Police do their best. They do controls here.
They work well, day and night. I live here on the 12th floor.
I see the police here in the evenings. When I see the police here in this area,
I’m happy. Because when the police come here,
it’s… – You feel safe.
– Safe. Yes, you feel safe. – What is needed in Areby?
– Love and joy. – Is there any?
– A little. – Just a little?
– There’s not so much joy here. In 2017, the Police Estimated that there
were 61 “Vulnerable Areas” in Sweden 23 of Them Have Been Evaluated
as “Especially Vulnerable” The Term “Especially Vulnerable”
is Used to Describe an Area Where: The Police have Difficulty Executing Tasks
There’s a Parallel Society Immigrants Unwilling to apply
Legal Process
There’s Violent Religious Extremism Seven of the “Especially Vulnerable Areas”
are to be Found in Gothenburg Gothenburg is different to Malmö in
the sense it has a satellite disposition. Our Million Programme
is located in separate areas. Which means that we got quite a few
areas, but if they’d been together it would have created a larger area,
one designated area. You can’t say it’s seven times worse
than if we’d had one designated area. We do have our worries
with these areas. There’s exclusion to a large extent,
a parallel society and extremism that is there
all the time. We have five or six excluded areas,
just in Gothenburg. Where we don’t know, even if they
say we do, how we will resolve this. We don’t have the answer.
Neither the police, nor the politicians. That’s the worst. A society where
leaders say that they have solutions, but people don’t believe them.
It’s dangerous and it’s where we are. Take no-go zones. Instead of saying
we have a problem with our suburbs they start saying that Katarina Janouch
is some kind of racist. by using the term no-go zones,
there are no no-go zones… Instead of entering a debate
with a somewhat informed person. What I’m mostly struck by
is how abandoned these areas are. There’re only police.
I often go with them on patrol and they wear flak jackets,
they wear… …they’re heavily armed
and they go out to make arrests. They’re almost the only ones left
in these areas. There is very little trust
between the citizens and the authorities. I prefer to use the term: Areas where social disorganisation
prevails. Areas where many poor, unemployed,
socially excluded people live. Many of them are immigrants,
it’s been the same in USA. It’s like that in Sweden
and other Western European countries, where society quite simply
does not work very well. Alternative power structures
are often created. That try, of course, to take power. You get mafia organisations, gangs, different types of clans and the like, that quite simply compete
with established society over power. Statistics Norway has Charted Crime
Amongst Various Ethnic Groups It was Published on 11 December 2017 Synøve Andersen was One of the
Main Researchers Behind the Report All in all we see a higher incidence
of convicted offenders amongst immigrants and
those born to immigrants than amongst
the general population. We know this pattern from earlier. You also find large variations
of convicted offenders amongst different immigrant
groups. What we see is a drop in the number of convicted people
in all three groups. The number of
convicted offenders is highest among those born in Norway
to immigrant parents. An important reason for this is that the group has a lot
of very young people. Irrespective of what group you look at,
criminality is highest among young men. SSB: People with Immigrant Background
more Often Prosecuted for Crime Numbers from the Report: In the Group
“Norwegian Born to Immigrant Parents”
11.3% Prosecuted for Crime 1010 – 2013 In “Immigrants” Group,
6.7% Prosecuted for a Crime 2010 – 2013 In “Rest of Population” Group,
4.5% Prosecuted for a Crime 2010 – 2013 It’s the same with all statistics
and research. Many people have opinions about it. The response have been as expected,
mixed. I hope that the report can be used as an aid to understanding this better
and gaining the knowledge we need. The report is descriptive,
it gives an overview of the situation. But it says relatively little about
why things are like this. So, if one were to continue
with political measures, for instance, we need to know more about
the mechanisms behind these patterns. What do you think
of this report in Norway? When people come to a new country,
the adjustment is quite large. There are cultural differences,
language difficulties different views on gender, it’s a lot. Many get marginalised,
so it’s good that it’s surveyed. The people…
Or the children that are here that hang out here, that commit
crimes, it’s not their fault. It’s the state’s fault.
They don’t want to give them jobs they don’t want to give them something
that they can do. You understand?
I see that the state here doesn’t want to help people,
it just wants to tramp on them. People here are very different. But
the state and its rules are dreadful. Many refugees that come
bear traumas that they need help with
and need treatment. They’re in need and should have
understanding rather than punishment. I think the report will increase the
animosity and mistrust of immigrants. I think that there is a greater need
for knowledge and that it’s positive that they’re
bringing out statistics over this as for all other areas. Is there a risk that it increases
xenophobia or mistrust of groups with an immigrant background? I don’t think so as we have an open,
good, democratic debate in Norway. The report can be the neutral basis
of a wider discussion. The discussion shouldn’t be nastier
due to the report, quite the contrary. I’ve written a massive amount of books where my message is totally different to the message ascribed to me by those that attack me
in various media. My standpoint is, and I’ve had it
a long time and have conveyed it to the Swedish National Council
for Crime Prevention, where I work. I see no real purpose in doing
yet another investigation that illustrates that immigrants
are over-represented in crime. There are already 25 investigations
that show this, I’ve contributed to two. However, I think it is exceedingly
important and acute to study immigrant crime
and answer the question, what does this over-representation
depend upon? Which I’m saying to you… I think that we should do more
research on immigrants and crime, only if we ask meaningful questions.
To only do more studies that show that immigrants
are over-represented, I see no purpose to it,
we know this already. How do you see Sweden in 2030? What’s your future scenario? I don’t think it looks good for Sweden,
actually. What worries you? I worry that several large social
engineering programmes that have been running for a long time
and that run contrary to reality, are about to meet reality.
At the same time. These programmes have ensured that
the people who are dealing with this are the most ill-equipped people
to have ever dealt with a problem. That’s what worries me. I imagine that 40% of immigrants
in Sweden have a minority background. Over half of them have a background
outside of Europe. I know that if things go badly,
if it’s destructive that the gulf in Sweden between
minority and majority inhabitants, not least materially, will continue either to escalate or remain stable.
It won’t change or be improved. This creates an untenable position,
where many in society will be standing outside
the established society. We’ll have a situation like in USA
or many Latin American countries. Where a majority group, which also becomes more and more
a minority group, feels obliged to segregate itself
even more. Protect itself,
perhaps even arm itself. That’s the future we’re heading towards
if we don’t create a new Sweden. Unfortunately, I don’t have
a good image of Sweden in 10 or 12 years. WHAT SWEDEN For us it’s evident that the Muslim call
to prayer does not belong in Sweden! The political development I see now
frightens me. It’s no secret that, like… …misogyny, nationalism and racism
go hand in hand. No racists on our streets! The divide between different political
factions in Sweden today is so deep that there is no good solution,
but we have a very conflictual… …time ahead of us
and deepening antagonism. This polarization will lead to a country
that will physically split apart. I think gang criminality continues
to be a big problem. I also think that violent extremism
will grow. It’s awful, you just want to cry
when you think about 2030. – Why so?
– It doesn’t look good in the world. If you’re here and you think that
Islam stands above this country’s laws, the same laws that determined
that you could come here, perhaps you shouldn’t be here… We live in a time of migration. Through the centuries this has led
to the religious map being redrawn. For me it’s a part
of living in this world. The Swedish Church’s questions tend
to be political questions of the left. I think there’s a danger with that. Nazis who spread threats,
who spread hate… Swedish Jews aren’t especially
afraid of Nazis today. That’s a fact. They’re not responsible for violence
against Jews in Sweden. – How do you know?
– Through studies. I belong to those who believe The post-patriarchal society
could happen in 10 years. The problem with gender studies
is they’ve decided in advance that it’s the gender power order
that’s the problem. Equality doesn’t mean
that women should try to imitate men and be good
at what men are good at. But rather, understand that women
are very good at other things as well. What we call equality in Sweden today
has nothing to do with what it was. It’s been kidnapped by feminists
that promote a man-hating culture. Still today there’s a lot of
honour violence in Sweden. Very few knowledgeable feminists talk about honour related violence. We have a school system
which people all over the world look at and admire today,
fair, high-quality. Then we decided, based upon
a somewhat uncertain ideological basis, to change that school system. Prepping today is really about being a buffer to… What should I say?
An airbag, perhaps… To take the hit and go from what
we have today to where we could end up. Only the paranoid survive. To Be Continued… Premiere During 2019 Subtitles by Alexander Keiller

100 thoughts on “A Swedish Elephant – En samtidsskildring av dagens Sverige

  1. Svenska politiker och journalisters okunskap när det gäller islam och dess våldsamma historia, kommer att bli Sveriges undergång som vi en gång varit oss så kärt.
    Johan Akelius blev intervjuad av Göran Rosenberg för ungefär tio år sedan. Han fick då frågan
    – Har svenskarna ett privat jag och ett offentligt jag?
    Då svarade Johan Akelius- Det där är bara nazister som tänker så!
    1.1 miljoner svenskar som röstar på SD är knappast nazister. 100.000 invandrare röstade på SD.
    De flesta protest röstar på SD därför att deras tidigare partier inte vågat ta upp problematiken. De har istället drivit fram den skadliga polariseringen och skyller över ansvaret på Sverigedemokraterna. Detta börjar svenskarna förstå.
    Demokratin lider just nu av någon slags bipolär samhälls sjukdom. Just nu misshandlas demokratin av de etablerade partiledarna, vilket i längden antagligen leder till ett system som ingen över huvud taget önskar.
    Historien upprepar sig!
    Ofattbart att just Sverige, vårt vackra, fria och älskade fosterland misshandlas av våra egna folkvalda politiker som kränker och trakasserar deras egen befolkning. Ofattbart!
    Sverige behöver en samlingsregering representerade av alla partier inklusive vänsterpartiet och Sverigedemokraterna för att komma överens om att undvika en grundläggande samhällskatastrof.

  2. Många intressanta röster och sammantaget så får man bara en bild av splittring, polarisering och förvirring.

    Vad vill egentligen Sverige och Svenskarna? Ingen vet.

    Dokumentären var minst 40min för lång. Dom flummiga drömska bildmontagen (med musik) är 3ggr så långa som det känns lagom. Klipp ner dokumentären till 90min så skulle tillgängligheten för gemene man öka markant. Eller dela upp den i 2 delar.

  3. Har inte ens sett klart än, men har redan skrivit till SVT och uppmanat dom att visa dokumentären. Gör det du med! Enormt viktig dokumentär!

  4. Jag tror att det ligger mycket i det som Stig-Björn Lundgren säger, dvs att vi har en dubbelpolarisering, för det finns två läger som är väldigt högljudda i den politiska debatten. Den ena sidan brukar hävda socialism som sin ideologi och den andra sidan nationalism, men båda dessa sidor har mycket gemensamt.
    Däremot tror jag att Lundgren gör ett misstag när han framställer det som ett problem att många skräms bort ifrån att rösta. Istället tycker jag att man ska se saker för vad de är och inse att demokrati i själva verket utgör en bas för kränkningar utav individers naturliga rättigheter. Politikers stiftade lagar och direktiv skapar faktiska kränkningar som verkställs utav polis och om nödvändigt så blir det våldsamt.
    Alternativet borde vara att INTE ha ett politiskt engagemang och om alla bara kunde följa det så hade vi förmodligen fått ett väldigt fritt samhälle. Det samhället hade både kunnat vara lönsamt och rättvist och så hade jag inte behövt se fler idiotiska politiska videor som bara missleder med en massa strunt.

  5. No, the flag is not racist. There's a flag in the US of a white guy choking a native – that's racist. Also, keep the National Day, people worked hard to build the country.

  6. Domedagen är här, rädda era barn och fly ladet! Typ så målas det upp. Härligt med svartmålning, paid by SD. Gött att det kommer en vecka innan valet dessutom… hmmmmm

  7. 1:41:45 "Pass"
    Den kommentaren, eller oviljan att kommentera, beroende på hur man ser det, säger väldigt mycket om hur hon, och hundratusentals (miljoner kanske ligger närmre sanningen?) andra Svenskar väljer att (o)bemöta verkligheten, som i det här fallet inte ens är representerat av ett påstående, utan endast en fråga över huruvida hon sett en förändring i samhället eller inte. Svaret "pass" är själva essensen av passivitet, ovilja att ta ställning, och att "pass" finns i ordet "passiv" är, ironiskt nog väldigt passande.

  8. Mycket ordentlig och välsköt skildring. Ser fram emot mer sådant seriöst arbete.
    Fundersam över varför det inte är 100% utvisning på våldtäkt mot barn? Sjukt samhälle.
    Men skall vi ta vänsterns svar på det så är det ju mannen det är fel på inte invandrarens kultur.
    Det är dock väldigt svårt att ändra på invandrarens kultur från ett annat land. Vi kan dock göra något i vårat eget för att skydda våra barn!

    Har en öppen fråga till feministen i slutet som nämner att nazism, rasism och kvinnoförtryck går hand i hand men nämner inte islam(ister). I irak och fler länder i mellanöstern blir kvinnor mördade för att de klär sig i jeans och tröjja utan Hijab samtidigt som män i höga positioner uttalar sig: "det var bara en hora som dog".

    Feminister vill ha det bättre för kvinnor och homosexuella men vill även blanda in kulturer som är rädda för fria kvinnor och homosexuella med för stor frihet.
    Kommer dö av ålder innan den moderna feminismen har vaknat.
    Men nej, det är som sagt rasismen och MÄN som är det största hotet, vad rasism betyder idag vet jag dock inte då det används så ofta och högljutt.

  9. Som en filmskapare måste jag säga att det finns mycket bra här! Men det är så många långa utdragna etablerande scener som om de togs bort kan korta ned filmen på runt 20 minuter

  10. Gör en namninsamling som ni kan skicka till svt för att dom ska visa denna på svt1! Grymt bra jobbat allihopa bästa dokumentären på lääääänge!

  11. 22:55 Sweden still is negotiating with modern day Hitler type characters. This time they are the muslims that believe you and your country are kafir. Note I didn't say 'all muslims'. It doesn't have to be 'all'. The Nazis only made up 7% of Germanys population during WW2.

  12. Whites are minority in the world, successful minority, and you can’t solve world problems by inviting 7 billion people into successful countries. Extreme-left are trying to “solve” world problems by doing it wrong i.e. by “Giving a man a fish”. If you have problems then smart thing to do would be to invite or learn from someone who is more successful, not by doing other way around.

  13. 28:13 you never see little dead white kids in the media. I wonder why? Not from the Manchester bombing in London. Not form the Truck attacks in Nice or Berlin. But little dead brown kids; media cannot get enough of that. Especially when they can use it to push their pet political projects. If you want to help refugees it is more effective to do it within their own countries.

  14. runt 1:16:50 "jag har inte gjort något för det" Dina föräldrar kanske betalar skatt. Du kanske kommer växa upp t ett land som hade en välfärd där du kunde utbilda dig, få ett jobb och själv betala skatt som går in i välfärden.

  15. Jag tänker att oavsett vad man tycker MÅSTE vi börja gräva mer på djupet inom alla delar och områdena av samhället och göra en objektiv bedöming, och framförallt LYSSNA på varandra utan att kasta ord som rasism och sexism rakti i ansiktet på folk. Nej, jag håller inte med alla i denna filmen, men sen när blev den svenska konflikträdslan detsamma som svartmålning av annorludna åsikter?

  16. Brottslingar blir inte utvisade men en hederlig, utbildad och arbetande man blir det pågrund av försäkringssvårigheter. Folk kallar SD för rasister men detta hade aldrig hänt med dem i regeringen. Senast känslor och åsikter hade större makt än lag och rättvisa så mördades kvinnor till höger och vänster för att de misstänktes vara häxor. Och sossarna tycker det är rätt läge att återinföra värnplikten? De slår ner konspirationsteorier men är övertygade om att den stora stygga ryssen kommer invadera närsomhelst… Kommer välkomna ryssarna med öppna armar och smörgåsbord ifall det händer. Vad som helst förutom detta skitsamhället!

  17. 2:26:24 Dålig översättning av norskan där. Stygg på norska betyder ful, inte elak. False friend 🙂 / svensk som bott i Norge

  18. Välgjord dokumentär. Kommer aldrig visas i SVT med tanke på att den inte passar den VINKEL "objektiva och neutrala" public service vill ha.

  19. Svensk kultur är Julafton, Påskafton, midsommarafton, valborgsmässoafton, kräftskiva, Lucia, gåsmiddag för skåningar. Och när nån säger att julafton är inte svensk och Sverige har ingen kultur. Då säger jag Albanien har då ingen kultur, för att dem har bara Islam traditioner ifrån Mellanöstern! Jul och påsk har funnits i vår historia sedan urminnes tider då vikingarna firade det. Kristendomen har funnits här i mer än tusen år. Så att våra svenska förfäder i mer än tio generationer har firat jul och påsk. Så då kan jag kalla dem svenska traditioner, då det verkligen har blivit en fastklistrad tradition. Framförallt när det var vikingarna som kom på det först! Har ens Islam mer traditioner än vad jag nämnde upp nu? Då kan dem inte säga att Sverige har ingen kultur!

    Sen våran matkultur är svenska köttbullar, för att den där turkiska bluffen var bara en propagandalögn. För att den kungen som dem påstår har fört över det ifrån Turkiet hade varit död i 30 år då dem första köttbullarna i Sverige dokumenterades. Svenskarna gjorde sin egna verision utav köttbullar, med andra kryddor, annat kött och mindre storlek. Och ifall ni säger, men köttbullarna har inte blivit uppfunna i Sverige, så att därför är dem inte svenska! Då säger jag: "Jaha, då är inte Italienska köttbullar Italienska då dem likna det originella recepten lite mer än svenska köttbullar . Och det kontot har anklagats bland annat utav Expressen dels andra för att vara ett konto som sprider lögner om Sverige till utlandet. Sen har vi falukorv, Isterband, krösamos. Ni kan kolla på: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_cuisine. För att får vår hela matkultur.

    Sen kan ni gå och kolla på Historiska museet ifall ni vill ha riktig svensk kultur.

    Sen när det kommer till musikkultur så har vi dansband, Abba, Totta Näslund, Pugh Rogefeldt, Monica Z , Jerry Williams, Rolf Wikström, Ulf Lundell , Mikael Wiehe, Af Uggla, svenska psalmer, all svensk översatt musik, barnvisor exempel far jag kan inte får upp min kokos nöt, och 34 an etc. Filmkultur och litteratur är Ingmar Bergman, Vilhelm Moberg filmer och böcker, Selma Lagerlöf, Astrid Ingrid filmer och böcker. Kolla in den här: "https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svensk_film#Femtiotal.

    Och jag har svenska värderingar i tre ord: Demokrati, välfärd och protestantism. Och hur man är en riktig svensk är etnisk, historisk och kulturellt ursprung.

    Som en 87 procent Svensk och 16 procent Norrman. Tycker jag att jag har ett kulturellt arv!

  20. Svensk kultur är numera att lipa över vad det är. Finner detta hysteriskt roligt, jävla identitetslösa mupplon.

    Edit; Detta rör sig om ca 20-30% av befolkningen, det är seriöst urlöjligt. Världen är komplex, vem visste de?

  21. Kultur är alltså mat, musik och högtider. Ingen har nämnt något om hur vi behandlar kvinnor, homosexuella och pensionärer till exempel. Ingen har heller nämnt något om våra lagar osv. Svensk kultur är lite mer än bara mat och dans.

  22. @1:39:00 Fråga en hemlös person om Växjö är lika tryggt nu som när han var barn och icke-hemlös. Denna hemlösa person drar dessutom upp en kniv vilket innebär att han själv, per definition, gör sig skyldig till brott mot knivlagen och således är en del av brottsligheten i Växjö. Mycket pseudoargumentation och halmgubbeargument i den här filmen. Men den har ändå några bra poänger.

  23. Jag umgås med många invandrare och har alltid gillat det. Men jag är emot invandringspolitiken, därför att den har farligt polariserat samhällsgrupperna i landet mot varandra.
    Många jag möter, både invandrare och svenskar har börjat använda begrepp som inbördeskrig. Att våra barn kommer att få leva i ett betydligt mycket farligare land än det vi varit vana vid.

  24. Vad är det ni försökte visa med filmen. Att svenisar har haft det för bra och för länge, tycker dem själva och beredda ge bort landet dock ska inte personligt kontot drabbas, fast dem ge bort 80 procent av lönen, skulle dem pratat med sina farfar föräldrar som dem har stoppat på äldreboende så skulle dem fått veta att folk svalt på 40 talet, i Sverige men nu ska man vara gooooood och ge bort allt. Allt för alla. Prova på för fan.Tur att mina barn kan ryska, vi ska hem, Sverige säg hej då till narkos/ anestesi läkare, akut och IVA sjuksköterska, doktor i internationellt ekonomi, en barnmorska, samt lovar jag att se till att mina barnbarn får gedigen utbildning, inte börjar äta p-piller vid 12 års ålder och inte ta Suprexa i 10 årsålder, osv osv osv . Vi shvedi, v peredi planeti vsej, degenirati.

  25. Great moment around 1:18:00 where the guy reveals that the Social Democrats are allowing non-Swedish citizens to vote and their power is dependent on these economic migrants and, that most of them are posing as children when most of them are over 18 years old

  26. Jerzy Sarnecki alltså, det kanske handlar om att det begås mer grova brott att kvinnor är medvetna om riskerna med att vara ute? Media? Näää skulle inte tro det.

  27. Natürlich gibt es eine Schwedische Kultur, gar keine frage und die muss auch erhalten bleiben.
    Schweden gehört den Schweden.

  28. There are just 20% VIKINGS and only 20% GERMANEN. The rest are "swedish people" or "Deutsche" which give up their land, their freedom, their values, their independence, their culture… just for a good mood of hyper-moralism in the moment, without seeing that this is their own grave!

  29. Deckt sich leider 1-1 mit Deutschland, die linksGrüne Politik ist Schwachsinn und wird uns genau das Gegenteil einbringen.Rechte sind wegen dieser Politik in Europa auf den vormarsch.

  30. Jersy……. Vilken skitstövel….. Han sitter på så höga hästar och tror att det sk. drägget, dvs vi vanliga människor ska tro på han.

  31. I have no intention to sped an hour and a half on a slow boring video about daft Swedes. What is it that they say that we didn't know about already?

  32. har jag missat något eller varför och hur har det varit så tyst om den här filmen i media? trodde det skulle bli ett jävla liv om vem som sagt vad mm. men det är tyst än. står exakt alla för vad dom sagt med stöd av majoriteten eller?

  33. i eu´s omröstningar applåderar dom åt mycket,men när får vi höra åt att dom applåderar åt att dom hittat sätt att stoppa orsakerna till att folk flyr? åt att skapat möjligheter att återvända?

  34. 0:18 That picture fills my heart. Swedish flags everywhere. National pride at its best. How Sweden should truly be. And in the first part of the intro, showcasing the old times, it's just blonde, blue eyed Swedes. That's how it should be. Only Swedes. But they make you suffer for no reason. Nobody found fault with you in the past. Yet, somehow, you pay for "racism", when you were never racists, "colonialism", when you colonised nothing. (((They))) want you to suffer. Because when for no reason, do you Swedes get to suffer like this, it's (((them))).

  35. Ett av det bästa sättet att förklara svenskarnas tankar och värderingar! Jag hoppas innerligt av mitt svenska hjärta att ni fortsätter att lägga denna känslomässiga och samtidigt intellektuella på vad och hur vi är som i grunden demokratiskt tänkande, kännande och tyckande svenskar och de som kommer från andra länder och vill tillhöra oss. Tack för att ni så väl förklarar skillnaden!

  36. Samhällskollapstesen är lite småskojig, utmaningar ja, saker som inte går att lösa; nej. Stay positive folks, we are not at brink of extinction.

  37. Lite kritik på hur ni klippt, det är lite väl många musik interludes utan någon som pratar, jag gissar att ni vill använda ert soundtrack väl vilket jag kan förstå men det går att användas effektivt i bakgrunden av intervjuer och när nyheter läser upp rapporter.
    Just nu skulle filmen kunna klippas ner nästan 30 minuter känns det som.

  38. Jag anser att ni gjorde ett bra jobb vad det gäller att ha med många olika perspektiv och vinklar. Man kan aldrig vara objektiv till 100%, en viss grad av vinkling kommer alltid att finnas med. Men det är jätteviktigt att visa alla sidor. Tror att många högerextremister kommer att använda vissa delar av filmen till sin fördel men det kan man tyvärr inte undvika när man väl har valt att visa en helhetsbild av verkligheten.

    Som andra har nämnt tycker även jag att filmen var lite för lång, det hade varit bra att koncentrera den i ett lite kortare format och kanske klippa bort vissa av de delar där ingen pratar.

  39. Vi vill se flera program av a swedish elefant. Vi alla behöver er! Var vänlig och fortsätt! Vi är förväntansfulla och väntar ivrigt på er!

  40. Detta är intressant, på så många plan. Stör mig mycket på att statsmedia ligger flat.
    Moderaterna höll rent till höger förr. Nu är den flanken öppen för SD. Jag är inte överraskad att det ser ut så här. 15 år som utlandssvensk nu. Det här är inte som det skulle vara.
    Besviken men inte rasist.

  41. Någon som vet vart jag kan lyssna mer på versionen av "Den blomstertid nu kommer" som spelas i början?

  42. Min bild är att invandrare är ok men invandringspolitiken är farlig inför framtiden. Folk pratar om inbördeskrig inom en inte så lång framtid. När vi nu har segregerade områden där en trapp kan bestå av tjugo nationaliteter med olika etniska, religiösa, politiska och några missanpassade utslagna svenskar, som krockar med sina grannars åsikter och levnadssätt- HUR, menar man att de, ska integreras i det mångkulturella underbara Sverige, då de i sina hemländer hatar och skjuter skallen av varandra?! Konflikten står inte mellan invandrare och svensk. Konflikten skapas naturligtvis i trapphuset mellan invandrarna själva!

  43. Det svenska riket, har kört ner i diket. Nu står regeringen och pinkar på det svenska liket. Inte undra på att större delen av befolkningen känner sig kränkt och sviket!

  44. I am having deja vu here in the US…seems like the same factors at play in your destruction are on our doorstep

  45. Fantastisk skildring! Jag fattar varför SVT inte ville sända den. De vet att de är lika skyldiga som en stor del av övriga "journalistkåren". Detta passar inte ihop med deras aktivism. Synd bara att det inte blir en del två… Nu har jag inte mer tid för detta, jag ska iväg och fortsätta preppandet.

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