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The Holocaust in Swedish Politics: 2018 election

Postby Sannhet » 1 week 1 day ago (Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:34 pm)

Sweden's general election was today. The story everyone focused on in the past weeks was the Sweden Democrats [SD] party, the most successful conservative-ethnonationalist party in modern Swedish history.

If you have been following the news in recent weeks, you may have seen some journalists in more dishonest and/or clueless media outlets declaring the Sweden Democrats to be "of Neo-Nazi origin." My impression is SD are equivalent to mainstream Swedish conservatives of thirty or forty years ago; they are conservative with an ethnonationalist flavor, but not radical; the more radical ethnonationalists are either "extra-parliamentary" or are attached the new Alternative for Sweden party (on which, see below).

The Islamic refugee issue is what attracted SD more support; on the Islamic refugee issue, there are distinct overtones of Holocaust narratives in Swedish political psychology (Sweden's Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg saved all those Jewish refugees in the 1940s; Sweden owes it to the world to save Syrian refugees in the 2010s).

The entire Swedish political establishment lobbied actively and aggressively against SD, in a united front, in the tradition of the political cordon sanitaire. The Holocaust was, of course, used in this society-wide campaign against the Sweden Democrats, often indirectly/implicitly, but sometimes directly. Out of nowhere, in the period just before the election, Sweden realized it needed a new Holocaust memorial:
Announcing the decision to create the [new Malmo Holocaust museum], Swedish Minister of Social Affairs and Sports Minister Annika Strandhall‏ [Social Democrat] said Tuesday [Sept. 4, 2018] on Twitter that the news “feels more important than ever.”

[From CODOH-Forum thread "Sweden to build Holocaust museum focused on survivors"]
"More important than ever"... because it was election season! Get the Holocaust in the news to reduce the Sweden Democrats vote total, if possible, or to undermine them if they did break through and get a shock 30%+ of seats, which at one time looked possible. The campaign does seem to have worked because the Sweden Democrats declined five to ten points from their summer peak in the two weeks before the election.
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Projected results as of this writing:

[a.] 144 seats: Left-Wing Coalition (behind the unnecessary new Malmo Holocaust memorial initiative)
  • 101 seats: Social Democrats [70-75% of Sweden's Muslims vote for this party]
  • 28 seats: Left Party
  • 15 seats: Green Party
[b.] 143 seats: Center-Right Coalition
  • 70 seats: Moderate Party
  • 31 seats: Center Party
  • 23 seats: Christian Democrats
  • 19 seats: Liberal Party
[c.] 62 seats: Ethnonatioanlist parties
  • 62 seats: Sweden Democrats -- soft ethnonationalist
  • 0 seats: Alternative for Sweden -- ethnonationalist; contains some semi-open Holocaust revisionists (there are no Holocaust-belief Enforcement laws in Sweden)
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I don't know Swedish politics well enough to evaluate which parties have the most aggressive Holocaust pushers, which parties would criminalize Revisionism if they were in power, which are the neutrals, which lean towards opposition to Holocaust ideology, and which would support open debate. The closest party to actually being Holocaust-revisionist is Alternative for Sweden [AfS], and it did not make it above the 4%-threshold for seats. One of AfS' prominent supporters is former journalist Ingrid Carlqvist:
In March 2017, [Ingrid Carlquist] came under attack for questioning "why it was so sensitive to discuss the evidence surrounding the Holocaust".
Whether AfS -- a party formed only three years ago -- survives after failing to win seats, I don't know. Many other small parties thrive in Sweden and so there is no reason AfS cannot also survive.

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The Holocaust-as-political-tool is always instructive to observe, not only from a Revisionist perspective but even from a Holocaust-believer perspective. Its political use ought to be obvious to all, and its political usefulness is one reason revisionism is so suppressed. The general purpose of this thread is to show that it is even true for neutral Sweden.



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Re: The Holocaust in Swedish Politics: 2018 election

Postby Dresden » 1 week 1 day ago (Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:24 pm)

Sannhet said:

"(Sweden's Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg saved all those Jewish refugees in the 1940s; Sweden owes it to the world to save Syrian refugees in the 2010s)"

That's a non sequitur.

It would make a lot more sense if it read:

"(Sweden's Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg saved all those Jewish refugees in the 1940s and NOW, look at Sweden!)"

Sweden should learn from its mistakes and try not to repeat them.
Maybe, just maybe, they believe what they are telling you about the 'holocaust', but maybe, just maybe, their contempt for your intelligence and your character is beyond anything you could ever have imagined. -- Bradley Smith

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Re: The Holocaust in Swedish Politics: 2018 election

Postby Sannhet » 1 week 1 day ago (Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:18 am)

Dresden wrote:It would make a lot more sense if it read:

"(Sweden's Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg saved all those Jewish refugees in the 1940s and NOW, look at Sweden!)"

Sweden should learn from its mistakes and try not to repeat them.

I don't know the status, strength, or influence of the Wallenberg hero-myth in today's Sweden. I hope that if any Swede or someone more familiar with Sweden sees this, he/she can comment on it.

I do know that the Jews think Wallenberg is the best Swede to have ever lived. (They even got Washington, D.C., to name the street in front of the 'National' Holocaust Museum "Raoul Wallenberg Street.")

If the Holocaust is a cornerstone of today's Swedish culture (as we know, it is for every western country whether it is consciously so or not), the Wallenberg hero-myth and the greater shadow of the Holocaust probably motivate some of the eight million ethnic-Swedes to support the political venture of resettlement of the now nearly one million Muslims in Sweden.

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Re: The Holocaust in Swedish Politics: 2018 election

Postby Sannhet » 1 week 1 day ago (Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:44 am)

One irony is the Social Democrats' use of both Muslims and the Holocaust to bolster their position/power.The Social Democrats led the summer-2018 all-out "Stop the [ethnonationalist] Sweden Democrats" campaign, appear to have been behind the new Holocaust Memorial initiative, the one that dropped out of nowhere just at the right time. I want to emphasize this again because for me it is so beautifully instructive of the Holocaust's place in Western politics. (Even if it is obvious to most reading CODOH-Forum, it is worth pointing out explicitly and finding concrete examples.)

The irony comes in the fact that the Social Democrats also once again got huge wins from Sweden's most heavily Muslim districts, reported as follows [from here]:
Valresultat (S) i några av de värsta problemområdena i Sverige. [Election results for the Social Democrats (S) in some of the worst 'problem areas' of Sweden]

Vivalla - 69,9%
Rinkeby - 68,6%
Araby - 61,1%
Rosengård - 47,2
Bergsjön - 61%
Biskopsgården - 53,7%
Hammarkullen - 55%
Skäggetorp - 58,8%
Gårdsten - 57,1%
Lövgärdet - 53,7%
Oxhagen - 51,7%
Valsät./Gottsunda - 57,8%
These are all majority-immigrant, heavily Muslim areas; many are Muslim majority now.

Nationally, the Social Democrats are reported to have gotten 28.4% of the vote in 2018, its lowest in about a century as party support diffuses outwards. (In total, eight parties have entered the parliament, as shown in the OP.)

If Muslims were 5% of vote-casters (around ten percent of the resident population but many non-citizens), and if up to three-quarters of them voted Social Democrat (as polling indicates), one-in-seven Social Democrat voters is now a Muslim. Another important faction of the Social Democrats' ideological core is ethnic-Swedish "Holocaust Pushers," though, with also a tiny core of Jews (20,000) probably also largely aligned to this party. Something will not hold with this coalition; Unless Sweden can turn its million Muslims into obedient Holocaust believers...

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Re: The Holocaust in Swedish Politics: 2018 election

Postby Sannhet » 1 week 1 day ago (Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:44 am)

One irony is the Social Democrats' use of both Muslims and the Holocaust to bolster their position/power.

As stated above, the Social Democrats in the summer-2018 all-out "Stop the [ethnonationalist] Sweden Democrats" campaign they led, appear also to have been behind the new Holocaust Memorial initiative, the one that dropped out of nowhere just at the right time. I want to emphasize this again because for me it is so beautifully instructive of the Holocaust's place in Western politics. (Even if it is obvious to most reading CODOH-Forum, it is worth pointing out explicitly and finding concrete examples.)

The irony comes in the fact that the Social Democrats also once again got huge wins from Sweden's most heavily Muslim districts, reported as follows [from here]:
Valresultat (S) i några av de värsta problemområdena i Sverige. [Election results for the Social Democrats (S) in some of the worst 'problem areas' of Sweden]

Vivalla - 69,9%
Rinkeby - 68,6%
Araby - 61,1%
Rosengård - 47,2
Bergsjön - 61%
Biskopsgården - 53,7%
Hammarkullen - 55%
Skäggetorp - 58,8%
Gårdsten - 57,1%
Lövgärdet - 53,7%
Oxhagen - 51,7%
Valsät./Gottsunda - 57,8%
These are all majority-immigrant, heavily Muslim areas; many are Muslim majority now.

Nationally, the Social Democrats are reported to have gotten 28.4% of the vote in 2018, their lowest vote-share in about a century, as party support diffuses outwards. (In total, eight parties have entered the parliament, as shown in the OP.)

If Muslims were 5% of vote-casters (around ten percent of the resident population but many non-citizens), and if up to three-quarters of them voted Social Democrat, as polling indicates, it means one-in-seven Social Democrat voters is now a Muslim. Another important faction of the Social Democrats' ideological core is ethnic-Swedish "Holocaust Pushers," though, with also a tiny core of Jews (20,000 total in Sweden, 0.2%) probably also largely aligned to this party. Something will not hold with this coalition; Unless Sweden can turn its million Muslims into obedient Holocaust believers...


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