Wow, it’s been ages since I last blogged here!
I’ve just been occupied with other things and lately blogging for other purposes (such as Movember)… But I feel like I should give this another shot, consider it a Christmassy thing or something else! 😉
Perhaps it’s all a result of the last week’s political situation in Sweden, where the far right Swedish Democrats have begun their mobilisation as breakers and opposers to whosoever that doesn’t dance around their tree-of-immigration-politics! They’ve actually said in public speeches that they will outvote every budget proposition that will not restrict the current in-flow of immigrants with 90%!? As if Sweden was overpopulated or something? It’s all way to simplistic and xenophobic rhetorics taking place from 13% of the parliament (Riksdagen) right now, and I doubt the extra-election be held due March 22 will have a different outcome. The latest poll gives SD 16% (previously 13%) of the votes, as well as the Social Democrats ca 34,3 % of the votes – a rise of ca 3% each from the general elections’ outcome in September. In other words, the gap between the xenophobic far-right and the socialistic minority governement is growing significantly.
Here’s an interesting piece of history summarized in a fresh article by the Swedish writer Per Svensson on the current political climate in the Nordic countries [in Swedish, but you could probably use Google translate to get some of the facts right].
Will we learn from history or not, Dear Sweden?!