Remember when Donald Trump, during his campaign style rally in Florida, made an obscure reference to Sweden, as if a recent incident had taken place the night before?
Many people, including myself, shook their heads, and tried to figure out what the President actually meant? Trump’s comment went viral to the point where the Swedish foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom went out and demanded an explanation. Before the twitter attack storm on the President had calmed down, I received a message from my brother informing me that riots were taking place in Rinkeby, a suburb south of Stockholm with over a 90% immigrant population, as we were chatting.
Suddenly, Trump’s eerie remarks from the day before, returned to haunt my mind., and I was wondering whether or not “The God Emperor” was capable of travelling through time. An arrest warrant carried out by The Stockholm Police Department, in Rinkeby, had caused severe civil unrest and violence on the streets. This bizarre coincidence flipped the attention from Donald Trump to the Swedish authorities, who now had to explain themselves. We all know that governments are experts at covering up stories, but how could one possibly explain away a dozen cars set on fire, stores looted, rocks thrown at police, and private property destroyed? By the way, this wasn’t the first time. Riots had been plaguing the Stockholm suburbs before as well.
Anne-Sophie Naslund, a correspondent from one of Sweden’s biggest newspapers, Expressen, appeared on Fox News in an interview with Tucker Carlson regarding the riots in Stockholm.
There are a couple of interesting things to notice in this interview. Tucker Carlson was pressing Ms. Naslund on some crime statistics, pointing out that rape crimes went up 13%, and overall crimes went up 6.5% in 2016. These statistics are both correct. Ms. Naslund attempted to explain these metrics by saying that gun violence related crimes had gone up as a consequence of people coming in from the European Union, according to “what studies have shown so far”. There is just one minor issue with Ms. Naslund’s suggestion: there are no such studies. They simply do not exist, and she fabricated that statement from thin air. When Ms. Naslund said that crimes are falling, it would only be true if one were looking at the comparison between 2014 and 2015, when the crime rate did indeed fall. However, if we look at overall deadly crimes, between 1990 and 2015, we see that it had decreased all over the western countries, but much less so in Sweden (from 1.3 to 1.1 per 100K residents), compared to the US (9.4 to 4.9 per 100K residents). Furthermore within the last four years deadly violence has begun to increase once again in Sweden, while we are seeing a downward trend in almost every other western nation-state.
Now that we’ve straightened out some facts about crimes, let’s take a look at the areas where the crime rates are the highest, in Sweden. It is widely known, and far from a controversial statistic, that the vast majority of violent crimes take place in areas with a high proportion of immigrant population. Rinkeby is no exception to this, and therefore it should not come as a surprise to anyone who had looked at the statistics beforehand. But yet, it is taboo to even mention that violent crimes occur far more often in immigrant neighborhoods, and should you be so foolish as to mention this fact, then you’re risking, not only being written out of polite society, and having your career ruined by PC thought controllers, but you’re also risking criminal charges against you. Peter Springare is a retired police officer from the city of Orebro in Sweden, who got into a legal battle with the state by simply stating what most people should already know, namely that first generation immigrants, and children born to first generation immigrants, are vastly over represented among people who commit violent crimes. Mr. Springare was accused of hate speech, but charges against him were later on dropped. How much of that was due to public pressure through various social media campaigns, urging state authorities to leave Mr. Springare alone, is unclear. Regardless of the charges being dropped, the point here is to show how deeply threatened free speech is in Sweden these days.
If Sweden wants to find a solution to an evident crisis the country is going through with the massive flow of immigrants from the middle-east (160K in 2016 alone), then they ought to look for answers beyond government intervention. As an outspoken anarcho-capitalist, the ideal solution would be to privatize every square inch of land, including state borders. In this way, we are dealing with trespassing without voluntary consent from both parties (property owner and individual seeking to enter into property). Since privatizing everything seems very distant at this point, so the easier solution, without abolishing government completely, is to privatize all immigration. The government should not be making decisions about forcing citizens to subsidize immigration not demanded by the market. Rather, private philanthropy and the free market should dictate the proper flow of immigrants, in and out of a nation-state. Only then can we expect a peaceful integration to take place, without the compulsion of the state.