In this documentary I return home, take the pulse of the city and talk to people – locals, bus drivers, and academics, many of whom complain about the hostile intellectual climate in Sweden as the ideology of mass immigration is forced upon the populace. The nation state for most people is still the main guarantor of living standards, security and law and order, and the left’s project to guarantee approximate equality can only currently be realised within the borders of a nation state. Most people feel concentric circles of loyalty working outwards from their families to take in larger communities and finally the nation state.
They do not share the elites’ values of global cosmopolitanism. They cannot understand why their elites – journalists, civil servants, politicians – are tampering with the old social contract, based on hard work, homogeneous protestant values and respect for the process of give and take between generations and strangers sharing the same origins that once bound Swedes together and made them one of the most successful nations in history for this untried experiment in segregated multiculturalism; especially when history shows us so many examples of multicultural societies that have exploded in conflict.
Normal Swedes don’t understand why Sweden alone has to have these heavy obligations to the world’s poor, when the price seems to be the dissolution of their own Swedish identity while the Muslims especially, far from weakening theirs, seek to retain or even advance their identities.
Is Sweden still going to be Sweden in thirty years’ time. Are the Swedes still going to be able to have a country to call their own? And what is the point? The world’s population increases by the equivalent of one Sweden every two weeks. Saving the world this way – through a policy of open borders – is like scooping out the ocean with a spoon. The Arabs will still have their identity and own countries in a generation’s time. But Swedes may not.
Sweden – Dying to Be Multicultural from Two Raven Films on Vimeo.
Given that the migrants come from the most unstable and unsuccessful regions of the world, is the world’s most successful society going to continue to be successful? Who can guarantee that this entirely self willed social experiment is going to work? And who took it upon themselves to make this decision? And why are they not being held to account?