Throughout my adult life, liberals have consistently pointed to Scandinavia as the dream we should be reaching for… nanny state entitlements, open borders, high taxes, legal porn/prostitution, socialist governments, big greenies, pacifists, tiny military spending, etc…. all of a sudden this is looking too smart, let alone American. The left never gives up trying to turn the United States into a socialist/communist land.
The pretense of merely being politically anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian switched to anti-Zionism and is now blatantly anti-Semitic all over Scandinavia. This is largely the result of those open borders, which allowed large numbers of Muslim immigrants, and of a fuzzy warm nanny state, which gave free everything to those immigrants, but guess what? They don’t have any loyalty to the cultures of those Scandinavian nations, in fact the immigrants find those cultures evil. http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/08/sweden-ever-so-quickly-has-gone-from-so-called-anti-zionism-to-open-anti-semitism//#more
Don’t look for any Je Suis Charlie signs in Sweden. Earlier in 2014, they passed laws that effectively end criticism of Islam. IOW, as a nation Sweden is just like Obama: IslamApologist. http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/18116-new-swedish-law-criminalizes-anti-immigration-internet-speech
Dominic Green at Weekly Standard eerily predicted the problems Scandinavia is now experiencing will occur in France and other European nations. This was written less than a month before the Paris terrorism. The article also predicted the rise o right-wing nationalist parties, a little too late and a little too desperate to help. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/swedes-go-so-goes-europe_821210.html
Sweden has led the way in Euro-pean immigration, and Muslim immigration in particular. Some 20 percent of Sweden’s 9.5 million people are immigrants or the children of immigrants: the highest figure in Europe. Most European states were until recently monocultural. They have trouble assimilating immigrants, especially rural Muslims who wish to keep their cultural and religious identity. Sweden has applied the noblest of ideals—shelter to the oppressed—with the narrowness of mind that can happen when you live in a small society on the quiet side of the Baltic. The state has failed to assimilate its immigrants. Ordinary Swedes, both indigenous and immigrant, have paid the social cost. In a May 2014 poll, 44 percent of respond-ents wanted the new government to reduce immigration.
Unfortunately, the politicians can’t or wont understand what’s happening to their nation, they can’t stop being open-handed socialists, making for a very bleak future. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/395477/sweden-opt-suicide-immigration-daniel-pipes
Recall that Russia has been buzzing submarines and jets in Swedish space but they’re not friendly to the military and refuse to fully fund a strong national defense so nothing’s come of the Russian actions.
They’re running out of money, too. The immigrants don’t contribute to th econonmy but put a powerful strain on it. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/denmarks-central-bank-cuts-deposit-rate-to–02-2015-01-19-10913628