Congrats Swedish Christian Democrats

September 20th, 2010 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

Congratulations to my friends in the Swedish Christian Democrats, wo have just got re-elected to Government.

Reuters reports:

Official preliminary results showed the centre-right coalition government winning 173 seats in the 349-seat parliament and the Social Democrat-led centre-left with 156 seats.

Reinfeldt, who has benefited from one of Europe’s strongest economic recoveries and sound public finances, would be the first sitting center-right leader ever to win re-election in . The Social Democrats, architects of ’s welfare model, ruled for much of the last century.

A very good result to be the first CR Government re-elected. The Moderate Party is the largest CR party.

However, the big news of the night for a country which has long prided itself as being one of the most tolerant in Europe was that the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats looked set to win 20 seats, their first entry to the national parliament.

This is not a surprise. In most countries in Europe there is a backlash against immigration. Not against all immigration, but against immigrations where immigrants do not assimilate into the local community, but instead form hostile enclaves.

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38 Responses to “Congrats Swedish Christian Democrats”

  1. kowtow (7,629 comments) says:

    Yes,congratulations to the Sweden Democrats,who are being described as”far right” for wanting to keep Sweden Swedish.!

    Same thing happening all over Europe.
    Any party wanting to preserve traditional European values are tarred as “far right” by the “progressives” and MSM.

    It’s taken a while but the backlash against the out of touch political elites is growing.

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  2. JiveKitty (869 comments) says:

    “Not against all immigration, but against immigrations where immigrants do not assimilate into the local community, but instead form hostile enclaves.”

    I don’t really understand why people move to other countries if they’re intending on being there long term but don’t intend to integrate.

    “keep Sweden Swedish.”

    I don’t even know what that means. Keep the imagined community pure? Care to explain?

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  3. DJP6-25 (1,268 comments) says:

    About time this happened. Long may it continue.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  4. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    To the media anyone who isn’t a card carrying member of the communist party is “far right”.

    It means not changing their culture to permit another one to dominate them Jive. Not allowing the use of religious law to take precedence over national laws being an example.

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  5. mattyroo (975 comments) says:

    How the fuck can they need 349 seats in parliament????

    Let’s hope our useless lot of politicians don’t try and emulate the size of the Swedish parliament.

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  6. DJP6-25 (1,268 comments) says:

    [JiveKitty 1:24 pm] In the negative, it means not turning it into Swedistan.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  7. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    Well if they didn;t have 349 seats some of them would have to stand.

    Question is why they need that much representation.

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  8. Biomag83 (94 comments) says:

    This is Great. Now we just need the New Zealand govt to take seriously the threat of immigration which is undermining New Zealand values and lifestyle. One only needs to see the Muslim protest that took place in Sydney yesterday to see how real that threat is

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  9. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “It means not changing their culture to permit another one to dominate them Jive.”

    Kind of like what the Maoris complain about in NZ Jive. Their culture being subordinate to European culture. Do you think they have a case?

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  10. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Good article on this issue here-

    Excerpt-

    “This is the derangement of the left. Their invective is so destructive and polarizing, it is painful to watch. It’s a voyeuristic window into a sick mind, and yet this is the accepted narrative. The norming of spewing the most vile propaganda. And then they carry out relentless attacks on every single person who deviates from their hateful and fascist rhetoric. All neatly packaged and served up to the American people everyday, every way, everywhere. As if this were normal. Responsible journalism is dead. Nail, meet coffin. This is what we are up against, and they have the whole culture in a chokehold. It’s going to get ugly, folks. Steel yourselves.”

    http://bigjournalism.com/pgeller/2010/09/18/truth-is-the-new-hate-speech-long-past-time-to-overthrow-the-media-and-save-ourselves/

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  11. RRM (9,458 comments) says:

    All this anti-immigrants bizzo in Europe will come to a head.

    5 years ago I thought it would all fizzle out and be forgotten. But instead it’s being refined… We’re not against all foreigners, oh no, just the ones that “form hostile enclaves”.

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  12. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “Let’s hope our useless lot of politicians don’t try and emulate the size of the Swedish parliament.”

    Or anything the Swedish have done (politically) in the past. Read Roland Huntford’s “The New Totalitarians”. Frightening what the left have done in that country mainly by brainwashing their young on a massive and evil scale. (And they’d probably all blanche at the mention of the Hitlerjugend.)

    “There is of course no reason why the new totalitarianism should resemble the old. Government by firing squads … is not merely inhumane … it is demonstrably inefficient, and in an age of advanced technology, inefficiency is a sin against the Holy Ghost. A really efficient totalitarian state would be the one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”

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  13. Pete George (22,846 comments) says:

    Now we just need the New Zealand govt to take seriously the threat of immigration which is undermining New Zealand values and lifestyle.

    We need to have immigration to grow, due to our emigration levels and modest birth rates. Would it solve most of the problems to restrict immigration to atheists? That could minimise the chance of acquiring potentially antagonistic religious types.

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  14. kowtow (7,629 comments) says:

    Jive kitty are you kidding? “I don’t know what that means.”……pretty bloody simple really. Unless you’re an internationalist or multiculturalist,in which case you hate and oppose any indigenous (only European indigenous is allowed to be hated) vales and traditions or/and you wish to place all other incoming /migrant cultures alonside or even ahead of the native one,all presupposing of course that itis ocer seen by a “progressive”political elite.

    Look what New Labour under Blair and Brown did with their secret but deliberate attempt to flood Britain with immigrants. This has been well documented but largely ignored by the MSM

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  15. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “modest birth rates.”

    For once you are close to right, but those modest birth rates are a result of the West’s mad and destructive obsession with Progressivism/ Feminism that has destroyed the historical concept of fathers mothers daughters sons and families in general. Our birth rates are low because motherhood has been demeaned and belittled for decades by the twisted sermons of Marxist feminists who hold their religious meets at universities where the innocent and naive are inducted into socially destructive Marxist cults rather than educated with free and open ideas by real teachers.

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  16. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    @Red – I think the belittling of the family unit in line with Marxist teachings is part of it. Another part is human greed. Kids are costly – both in terms of money, time and ‘opportunity cost’. The problem is too many would-be parents choose not to make the sacrifice before realising that any short-term cost may have held long term gain for them.. and for their society. I have a few friends who chose not to have children. Conversation with them now are tragically gushing of their nephews and nieces. It’s really very sad.

    Back on topic, it’s going to be interesting to see other non-liberal/progressive parties gain more traction in Europe. People may feel too frightened to speak their mind over the water-cooler at work, but the ballot box is another matter.

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  17. tvb (4,207 comments) says:

    Sweden as a neutral country in the second world war emerged from the war in a very good state without the significant costs the war cost the others including Britain who was basically bankrupted by the war. On the back of this “fake” prosperity Sweden build a very expensive welfare state. NZ politicians would always quote Sweden and said look Sweden could build an economy on high taxes and generous welfare. Luckily this was largely resisted as deep down it could not work. Now Sweden has caught up with the rest of us and the Social Democrats are fading and the conservatives and on the rise. I don’t think we will be hearing too much from Labour Party politicians about how great the welfare state is in Sweden.

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  18. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    Good answer Pete, we’re not productive so lets import more people to be unproductive.

    Excellent thinking.

    What say we work on reducing the number of people sitting on their asses first, just a thought.

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  19. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “Kids are costly – both in terms of money, time and ‘opportunity cost’.”

    True- abortion is so much cheaper and easier.

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  20. John Gibson (295 comments) says:

    Birth rates are low in the West because women are better educated, infant mortality is lower and we live longer. Nothing to do with socialism, everything to do with science and individual freedom of choice. Islamic fertility is higher because women in that religion/culture are secondhand class citizens.

    The answer is not to return the West to a Christian patriarchy but to set the Muslim world free with education.

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  21. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “Birth rates are low in the West because women are better educated, infant mortality is lower and we live longer.”

    So how is it that the fall off in birth rates is a recently modern thing, or is it that a few decades ago, we were not so superior to Islam as you claim we are today?

    http://patrickmadrid.com/images/chart.jpg

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  22. kowtow (7,629 comments) says:

    Immigration debate is seriously needed. Business leaders tend to like it as it can keep wages low and ensures a”flexible “workforce.
    “Progressives” like it as in Britain so they can point to a “multicultural”society and attack traditional values and nationalism,which they hate. It also gives them an excuse to “protect” minority interests and identity politics by passing “anti hate “etc laws thereby giving them more control over the debate and the populace. Geert Wilders could be a martyr to this cause.
    When have the people ,the electorate, ever been asked their opinion on the future makeup of their own country?

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  23. Banana Llama (1,105 comments) says:

    A good idea might be to look at why people are leaving the country and start tackling those problems.

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  24. Pete George (22,846 comments) says:

    So how is it that the fall off in birth rates is a recently modern thing,

    The pill has a lot to do with it, and also easier access to abortions. Plus it becoming ok for women to do things like getting educated and pursuing careers rather than just being housebound baby producers.

    Having kids is a wonderful thing, for many people the most valued thing they achieve. But pregnancy and childbirth aren’t rated so high on the enjoyment scale, so that also influences family size choices.

    You could blame feminism, but being a lover of individual rights and freedoms you shouldn’t mind women having much more freedom of choice.

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  25. malcolm (2,000 comments) says:

    Another part is human greed. Kids are costly – both in terms of money, time and ‘opportunity cost’. The problem is too many would-be parents choose not to make the sacrifice before realising that any short-term cost may have held long term gain for them.. and for their society.

    OK, i’ll bite. Krazy, why do you use the term ‘greed’ when it comes to not having (or not having more) children? If I aspire to become very wealthy by business, does that make me greedy? My wife and I have two children and that will probably be it. Could we afford another another 4? Sure we could. Does that make us greedy?

    Most couples now have less children than they could afford. A couple of generations ago families were much larger, on much lower real incomes. So it’s possible. How poor do we have to make ourselves from child-rearing to avoid the accusation of greed?

    I’m always perplexed when people who favour freedom turn around and want us to have more children for the ‘good of society’ and not to be ‘greedy’. How is that different from suggesting that I give up more of my income for the ‘good of society’ and not to be ‘greedy’

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  26. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    @malcolm, so a fair enough cop on my use of the word greedy – it has callous/negative connotations which is not my intent. The point I was trying to make is that most of us have choice – and each choice has its own combination of actual and perceived costs, and actual and perceived benefits.

    The [slightly older than us] people my wife and I know have made a conscious decision not to have kids because of the lifestyle implications today. They want to travel, live in an apartment in the city and generally not have the hassle of kids. I think that’s an emotionally costly decision in the medium term, and a financially costly one for your and I – taxpayers – in the longer term. But it’s their call, and one I pay today… having to hear them drone on and on about their siblings’ kids :)

    You’re right about the family sizes shrinking. A couple of generation ago there was no reliable contraception and an expectation that kids would look after their parent in their old age. So having a big family was a forced investment for hopefully comfortable, well cared for dotage.

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  27. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “You could blame feminism, but being a lover of individual rights and freedoms you shouldn’t mind women having much more freedom of choice.”

    So typical of the left to camouflage indoctrination in such a phrase as “freedom of choice”. As in the old Soviet Union, everything is given a name that is deliberate misnomer designed to conceal the real intent, and in most cases, that real intent is the exact opposite of the professed intent.

    (another example- Progressive= regressive, people’s= elist’s etc etc) Women have largely been denied freedom of choice thru propaganda and hectoring and attempted marginalization of those who resist, (example- Sarah Palin) but they’re breaking down the progressive walls more every day, as this video on Crusader Rabbit demonstrates so well.

    http://falfn.com/CrusaderRabbit/?p=1817

    If only men would grow a pair as well. Most of them are gutless spineless surrender monkeys completely intimidated by Progressive/ feminist rhetoric. Aren’t they Petey?

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  28. Pete George (22,846 comments) says:

    What point are you trying to make Herr Patriarch? You’re all over the place. I think most women are much more free now to choose for themselves from the propaganda onslaught of consumerism.

    But that is getting too far from the topic. Centre right wins in Sweden, and excludes the more righter party from their coalition. Sounds sensible.

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  29. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “I think most women are much more free now to choose for themselves from the propaganda onslaught of consumerism.”

    Not even coherent.

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  30. Bob R (1,336 comments) says:

    ***“keep Sweden Swedish.”

    I don’t even know what that means. Keep the imagined community pure? Care to explain?***

    Jive Kitty,

    Presumably it means not demographically transforming Sweden into a middle eastern or african country.

    Note, that Sweden now boasts the highest level of rape in Europe. This is unfortunately linked to their immigration policies so it is no surprise the Swedish Democrats have finally cracked Parliament. This despite media blocking their advertisements. It seems in European countries the idea of restricting immigration = far right. In Asian or Latino countries it’s pretty normal.

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  31. MrHappy (70 comments) says:

    Just so you all know, 95% of the country is in shock – ordinary people on both sides of the political divide are genuinely worried that the Sverigedemokraterna got in. All the major political parties categorically ruled out working with them long before the election.

    Good to see all the usual chestnuts about Sweden rapidly becoming a middle eastern country etc etc getting trotted out.

    From the feeling at work today, I predict that the result may actually have a positive spinoff – more people are actively taking a stand against racism and intolerance. We’ll see.

    DenMT

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  32. kungen (1 comment) says:

    “Just so you all know, 95% of the country is in shock”

    No, 95% of the ‘establishment’ is in shock. ‘Ordinary’ Swedes seem to be a lot more pragmatic about the results (and it’s not as though recent polls didn’t suggest such a result was likely).

    And MrHappy, if you’ve spent any reasonable time in Sweden (or any country for that matter, I suppose) you’ll know that what’s said around the water cooler is one thing, what’s said in the privacy of a voting booth is another.

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  33. Duxton (581 comments) says:

    “This is not a surprise. In most countries in Europe there is a backlash against immigration. Not against all immigration, but against immigrations where immigrants do not assimilate into the local community, but instead form hostile enclaves.”

    I’m not sure that the anti-immigration feeling in Sweden is due to enclaves, hostile or otherwise. According to a good friend of mine, who lived there for a number of years in the early 2000s, that the real issue is that Sweden’s cradle-to-the-grave welfare system is based on an assumption that the beneficiaries (ie, everyone) will live and work for a lifetime in Sweden, and thereby be able to rely upon the state when they require help. The model has been thrown out of sync by mid-life immigrants arriving and going straight onto welfare, and then never moving off it. Perhaps not surprisingly, the locals are startong to rebel.

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  34. MrHappy (70 comments) says:

    Kungen – do you live in Malmö by any chance? :/

    DenMT

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  35. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    yeah but where are they from and what religion of peace are they?

    What do they expect if Swedish isn’t their native tongue and they haven’t worked in a functioning society?

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  36. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    I suspect this has something to do with it :-)

    Rape by Muslims is so prevalent that Sweden has forbidden the police to collect any data in the investigation that would point to Islam. Rape is part of Islamic doctrine as applied to non-Muslim women.

    http://www.politicalislam.com/blog/sharia-law-for-non-muslims-may-20-2010/
    That’s chapter one, print them all out, worth a read.

    http://ayaanhirsiali.web-log.nl/ayaanhirsiali/english/index.html
    updated comments.

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  37. Bob R (1,336 comments) says:

    ***MrHappy (65) Says:

    September 20th, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    Just so you all know, 95% of the country is in shock – ordinary people on both sides of the political divide are genuinely worried that the Sverigedemokraterna got in. All the major political parties categorically ruled out working with them long before the election. ***

    Shouldn’t they be shocked that Sweden now boasts the highest level of rape in Europe? Your priorities, Mr Happy, are a little disturbing to be honest. You’d rather do nothing so you can maintain your feeling of moral superiority. Restricting immigration does not = intolerance. If it did, then most countries would be deeply intolerant.

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  38. Steve Wrathall (242 comments) says:

    Here is the Sedish Democrats TV Ad (described as “banned” by the Dom)

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