By Thomas Jones
Sweden has become rather notorious in right-wing circles of late. Their quest to become the progressive jewel in the crown of the EU has led them to become a joke in the eyes of many, with the ‘Captain Sweden‘ and ‘Sweden Yes’ memes being good examples. It is a shame that a country which could produce men like Gustav II Adolf could become a nation ruled by people who become upset when they realise they can only play host so many Somali and Arab migrants. Sweden is much like Canada or Germany in this regard. Although, in all fairness, the dynamics are quite different. Germany is in a stranglehold, supposedly indebted, endlessly apologetic, and crumbling under the weight the greatest guilt complex in Europe. Canada, meanwhile, anxious to atone for its own colonial origins, finds solace in PR campaigns designed to promote itself as niceness and humility incarnate. Indeed, Justin Trudeau, a man with maple syrup for blood, makes the job a fair bit easier. Sweden carries a much lighter load. Pure as its own driven snow, this is a nation at the bottom of the list for finger pointers, and yet it insists on outdoing everyone else in the competition of self-destructive tolerance.
In Norway, another nation subject to only a small measure historical grievances, constitutional monarch Harald V recently decided to (perhaps, under duress) declare his support for the usual policies of multiculturalism, endless mass immigration, feminism, LGBT pandering, so on and so forth.
However, not everything is so bleak in Scandinavia, as Sweden’s historical rival and Norway’s former master, Denmark, appear to have taken some positive steps forward.
Unlike her Norwegian counterpart, Queen Margrethe of Denmark has made attempts to stand against the tide with an air of scepticism. Among other comments, she has stated that not all immigrants are capable of integration, that attitudes regarding integration had been naive, and that merely living in Denmark does not make one a Dane. Despite the factual nature of these of statements, such views are nonetheless considered radical in the current political-cultural climate. And now, this past week, the Danish parliament has done something that neighbouring nations would consider blasphemous. The Folketing (Denmark’s unicameral parliament) has just passed a resolution against the prospect of Danes becoming minorities in their own neighbourhoods.
Proposal to adopt
The Parliament notes with concern that today there are areas in Denmark, where the proportion of immigrants and descendants from non-Western countries is over 50 per cent. The Folketing believes that Danes should not become a minority in their neighbourhoods.
The government and parliament have implemented a number of austerity measures that have limited asylum flows significantly, and which prevents parallel societies.
Parliament calls on the government to proceed with a political objective to reduce the number of asylum seekers and the number of family reunification, coming to Denmark.
Adopted 55 votes for the proposal (DF, V, LA, KF) 54 votes against the proposal (S, EL, ALT, RV, SF) 0 votes either for or against the proposal.
Denmark, much like Sweden and its other neighbours, has borne the brunt of the failed multiracial and multicultural project. Back in 2010, over half of all rape convictions in the country were handed to individuals of foreign origin (immigrants or the descendants of), with Iraqis, Iranians, Turks and Somalis represented in high numbers. Denmark has also claimed a podium alongside Sweden as one of Europe’s top rape capitals. A recent Copenhagen police report show that out of 2,633 criminals who went before a judge, 2,049 were foreign (roughly four-fifths). Another 2016 report indicates that where welfare is concerned, 84% of all claimants were reported to be migrants of “non-Western origin”, representing around 8% of the population and claiming one-third of all benefits).
This recent declaration, of course, should be seen as rather mundane. That is, something to be expected. However, given our current situation, such a resolution becomes radical. We are told that there are no differences between native and foreigner and that anyone can be a Dane, a German, or a European in general, regardless of one’s racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. Humanity is just one mass of fungible elements. Indeed, this resolution has proven controversial with leftists and liberals in Denmark who detest the thought of a distinction being made between those whose ancestors have been in Denmark for thousands of years and recent arrivals from half a world away.
The word ‘nation’ comes from the Latin, meaning “… birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe…”, and it is high time we remembered this definition. There is much more in belong to a particular nation than legal status, language spoken, transient cultural and political attitudes, or a mere declaration of membership. By definition, the most unifying and obligatory of all factors is that of common ancestry. Of course, while blood inheritance is not an attribute that can be acquired, some outgroups may be able to adapt and operate with relative harmony depending on racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. However, this is not what our liberal-left overseers believe. It’s more than apparent that such truth evokes the worst of their hostilities, as such a thought threatens the very essence of their ideology. Many other ethnic groups receive respect and recognition as indigenous peoples, and such a status grants them a right to protect and conserve both themselves and their specific interests. Europeans, however, are not included under such a term.
One can only hope that Denmark, the same country that enraged both Muslims and Jews (not to mention terminally confused leftists) by banning Halal and Kosher slaughter, will succeed in many more pro-Danish endeavours. The Danes have made a small but vital step in the right direction. Perhaps they can serve as an example to the rest of us.