Make Sweden a ‘Settler Country’: Minister

The Local, July 7, 2011

At a press conference on Thursday, resigning Centre Party head and minister for enterprise and energy, Maud Olofsson, revealed that her speech at Almedalen later this evening will point out the three top priority challenges for the Centre Party to tackle in the future.

“I get extremely depressed when I see how poorly we’ve managed integration. I’m so tired of hearing about immigrants being stigmatised and described in solely negative terms, such as unemployment and criminality,” said Olofsson.

The first challenge therefore is making Sweden a “settler country”, where immigrants are welcomed, and invited to help make Sweden strong.

The second challenge is creating a Sweden where entrepreneurs can blossom, and small innovative companies can grow.

The third challenge, according to Olofsson, is creating a green and sustainable Sweden.

“Interest in environmental issues is dropping, while carbon dioxide emissions continue to grow. It seems we can only discuss one thing at a time.”

Olofsson also presented an open letter to her successor, and to her colleagues in the centre-right alliance. In her letter they are encouraged to cherish those agreements the alliance has made, particularly within energy politics. Olofsson points out that this was the most difficult deal to make, for the Centre Party.

She also reminds them that one of the central point behind the political alliance was that all the parties should be able to contribute and gain from the cooperation.

“I think a great challenge from here on will be to make sure that all four parties are visible and continue to grow,” writes Olofsson.

“Everyone has to feel that they have something to gain from this cooperation.”

Within the Centre Party there has recently been some discontent with the Moderate Party’s overbearing role in the alliance.

Olofsson did not want to criticise the Moderates at the press conference, however, nor did she express concern that her successor would not cherish the alliance cooperation, instead explaining that she simply wrote the open letter to ensure that the “original sentiment” behind the cooperation is preserved.

Her speech on Thursday evening will be her tenth and last at Almedalen. At the press conference Olofsson fought to contain her tears when speaking of her decade as Centre Party leader.

“I’m grateful to have been a part of the political world, and to have been allowed to lead the Centre Party and Sweden. But now it feels good to be handing over the relay baton,” she said.

At the end of the press conference Olofsson was unable to hold back her tears, and had to ask her staff for a handkerchief.

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  • Anonymous

    I wonder how representative the commenters on TheLocal.se are. Are they a cross section of Swedish society or is thelocal a known leftist rag?

    It seems that about half of the comments are from people who haver bought the official line about migration and racism hook, line and sinker. There is one guy who is proclaiming that he’s going to study genetics so that he can help to isolate a gene for racism and cure it. There’s another who wrote a short essay about how Ancient Rome, Europe, and America all owe their existence and greatness to migrants.

    These people clearly deserve whatever they eventually get, whether that is sharia law, a society where violent crime is rampant and uncontrollable, or a bankrupt welfare state. It’s just unfortunate that they get to drag the other half of people, who actually sound like thoughtful human beings and not horribly broken records, down into the dust with them.

  • English Tony from NYC

    How about if Sweden opens its arms to whites born in South Africa and the former Rhodesia, yet demonized there as “settlers”? Believe me, if you’re looking for honest, hardworking people who will make a strong contribution to the Swedish economy, these are the people you want!

    Somehow I don’t think the Swedish government will presently find this argument persuasive–although one day it will.

  • Anonymous

    The first challenge therefore is making Sweden a “settler country”, where immigrants are welcomed, and invited to help make Sweden strong.

    It’s always just stated as a presumption that they WILL make a country strong just by their gracious consent to settle there.

    NEVER will the politicians ever describe the behaviors that strengthen and weaken the country, and if anyone asks them to, then the race card is played and the questioner is ignored and relegated into the dark corners of the leper colony.

  • sbuffalonative

    Every once in awhile, I’ll read a story in total disbelief. This is once such story.

    “I get extremely depressed when I see how poorly we’ve managed integration. I’m so tired of hearing about immigrants being stigmatised and described in solely negative terms, such as unemployment and criminality,” said Olofsson.

    It boggles my mind that there are actually people who get extremely depressed or spend any amount of emotional energy fretting over non-whites.

    “At the end of the press conference Olofsson was unable to hold back her tears, and had to ask her staff for a handkerchief.”

    While I’m not a licensed psychiatrist, this women’s brain is clearly malfunctioning. No one should be having this over-dramatic reaction. If it isn’t staged, then there is something seriously emotionally wrong with someone who would destroy a nation in order to feel better about herself.

  • Istvan

    Aren’t the United States, Canada and Australia “settler countries”. Oh wait, no, because “indigenous people already lived there. Well, then, isn’t South Africa a settler country? The Cape Area was uninhabited when the Dutch arrived. Oh wait, but the the rightful black African’s showed up so they are the indigenous people. So boot the whites out. So now Ms. Olofsson wants Sweden to be a settler country. But what about the indigenous people of Sweden? Oh, right, white people are not indigenous to anywhere and must be replaced. Thanks Ms. Olofsson for reminding us.

  • Anonymoose

    Three challenges:

    “The first challenge therefore is making Sweden a “settler country”, where immigrants are welcomed, and invited to help make Sweden strong.

    The second challenge is creating a Sweden where entrepreneurs can blossom, and small innovative companies can grow.

    The third challenge, according to Olofsson, is creating a green and sustainable Sweden.”

    Just a little question: Are challenges one and two compatible with three? Are one and two compatible? Is challenge one even internally compatible? Are “settlers” compatible with a strong Sweden at all.

    I always though Sweden was pretty strong for a small country. The best, really. Their social democracy was functional because it was an adjunct of Swedish homogeneity and national elan. Israel, for example, has had problems with its social democracy simply dealing with Jews who are different countries and social systems. How are you supposed to have social democracy when you have people who have nothing in common culturally and ethnically?

    Especially when you are dealing with people for whom even economic participation is not, and never was in in their original country, a primary value?

  • A Comment from Australia

    Here in Australia the longest standing motoring jokes are all about a certain Swedish made cars and the sort of people who drive them.

    It now looks like the joke will now be extended to Sweden’s Centre Party which wants to talk up this situation: “I get extremely depressed when I see how poorly we’ve managed integration. I’m so tired of hearing about immigrants being stigmatised and described in solely negative terms, such as unemployment and criminality,” said Olofsson.

    Sorry Ms Olofsonn we have the same situation here despite having our own very generous welfare and intergration programs. These people just do not fit nor do they want to fit into Western culture and I have yet to see any evidence that they will make either my nation or your nation any stronger no matter how much taxpayer money is thrown at them.

    Sweden’s Centre Party, sounds very left of centre to me.

  • TomSwift

    I’ve heard that Sweden maintains an army of only 5000 soldiers available for immediate deployment. It has a larger army but would take a year to mobilize.

    It accepts about twice as many immigrants per capita than most European nations, and the laws are heavily biased toward the least desirable immigrants, who come from the poorest, most war torn nations of Earth. Importing millions of people who have never experienced any law but the law of the sword is always going to create problems, even if they were all ethnic Swedes.

    If anyone ever creates a “Which country will implode first” contest I would bet of Sweden. No offense to the ordinary Swedish citizens.

  • Eric

    “I get extremely depressed when I see how poorly we’ve managed integration.”

    How can people from completely disparate backgrounds ever be successfully integrated. It’s impossible. It’s a solution to a problem that wasn’t necessary. Racial diversity and multiculturalism is an affront to nature, it can’t exist anywhere besides the deluded minds of leftists. It offers nothing but conflict and destruction. I don’t want the Nordic culture and it’s people to disappear into the abyss because of some deranged, suicidal ideology that will inevitably be relegated to the dustbin of history like communism was.

  • anstelede

    Bringing in unskilled, uneducated people from the far reaches of the world and introducing them into an alien country is downright destructive for both natives and immigrants. Yet economic prosperity is prioritized above everything else, even if you have to wreck western civilization, so a few business owners can make some extra cash using cheap labor. What it all boils down to is: they need the labor. Cheap labor is even better. The natives don’t want to endure the strain and sweat from rearing their own children. Success as a civilization has created a lifestyle of laziness, self-loathing, and guilt for many and the liberals feel that this can be mitigated through active self-destruction of everything that their culture stands for and has ever stood for. Anything that embodies what the liberals call “whiteness”–good or bad.

    What the liberals are doing is clearly destructive in so many ways. All of the “cultural enrichment” and diversity mantras are sugarcoating, whitewashing, etc. crafted to make us feel better about what we are doing when it is all just white guilt plain and simple.

  • Wayne Engle

    The last thing Sweden needs to do is to “welcome” more non-White immigrants into a country that has been a big success (OK, highly socialist, but a success nevertheless) while remaining, until recent years, about as homogeneous as any country in the world.

    I have a good friend, an American, who has lived in Sweden most of the time for years. He says that non-White, or Middle Eastern, immigrants have been just what Olofsson bemoaned: a crime problem, a drag on the nation, you name it. Sweden started letting them in because of its ultra-liberal, bleeding-heart political views. Now they’re there, and the Swedes find they have imported a big problem.

  • Anonymous

    9 — Eric wrote at 7:08 PM on July 21:

    “I get extremely depressed when I see how poorly we’ve managed integration.”

    How can people from completely disparate backgrounds ever be successfully integrated. It’s impossible. It’s a solution to a problem that wasn’t necessary. Racial diversity and multiculturalism is an affront to nature, it can’t exist anywhere besides the deluded minds of leftists. It offers nothing but conflict and destruction. I don’t want the Nordic culture and it’s people to disappear into the abyss because of some deranged, suicidal ideology that will inevitably be relegated to the dustbin of history like communism was.

    ———————————————————–

    I agree. The problem is multi-Racialism, not multiculturalism. We had many different “cultures” come here to form America, those from WHITE nations, not from NONwhite cultures. Forming “one out of many”, meant coming from the different WHITE nations, NOT from nonwhite nations as we are told over and again by the enemies within.

  • Anonymous

    I wish I could understand the insanity that has overtaken the western world in the last few generations. I know many of the best and bravest of our men died in two senseless wars but Sweden avoided this. I just don’t get it…..

  • Hunterbrimstone

    There is no arguing with people like this who fear carbon and think welfare will make the 7th Century death cultists love their country and expect its traditions. It is impossible to even think the West will exist is 50 years.

  • Mike H.

    I think Danish Politician Pia Kjaersgaard says it better than I ever could, so I’ll just quote her here for everyone’s enjoyment.

    “If they want to turn Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmo into a Scandinavian Beirut with clan wars, honour killings and gang rapes, let them do it. We can always put a barrier on the Øresund bridge,” said Pia Kjaersgaard.

  • John Engelman

    Social Democracy has only worked with whites of European ancestry. I am confident it would work with Orientals. I doubt it will work with populations that have more recently emerged from a paleolithic existence.

  • Swede

    I can comment that nobody reads the Local – ever.

    Only journalists and immigrants who despise the nation.

    As for Olofsson: she is widely mocked by people and nobody takes her seriously. But it is true that Sweden is the most dogmatically leftist nation in Europe and multiculturally fanatical. Our press is famous for lying and censoring in a way that even makes the U.S. media seem honest.

    The situation in Sweden is very grim: I would say grimmer here than anywhere in the Western world except one other nation: namely America, which is already finished and where Europeans will either face a slow, strangling death or in the event of a cataclysmic crisis: a unity towards a new beginning, a partition and eventual re-conquest. But that’s unlikely.

  • John Engelman

    open immigration can’t coexist with a strong social safety net; if you’re going to assure health care and a decent income to everyone, you can’t make that offer global.

    – Paul Krugman

    http://goo.gl/pfO0

  • Linnea

    Here is something that really is depressing: Reported number of violent, including deadly, crimes in Sweden, per 100 000 pop, years 1975-2006

    http://bit.ly/ouoLTl

  • elitist

    To Anonymous Nr 1 poster:

    I’m not sure about the Swedish version of the Local, but the German version is a politically correct but often informative and useful useful news source.

    They do censor their comment sections, so visible comments are by no means representative of their readership.

    When a group of Muslim immigrants from four different countries stumped the man in the subway, putting him into a permanent coma, I engaged in a long comments thread – it was a delight for me to send many politically correct commenters over the edge with rage.

    Soon, I was banned from commenting in the local at all, and all my comments were removed.

    I did, however, end up in a telephone and then e-mail dialogue with the editor – it kept going on and on because he wanted so desperately to have the last word.

    I kept sending him information, and despite his haughty attitude, he was obviously young, stupendously ignorant of political reality, and probably vulnerable to my deprogramming efforts.

    Even comments that are censored may have an impact on the comments page editors.

  • Moemsie

    thanks English Tony for mentioning South Africa! White people might need to flee any time soon-if not already! Daily we read how armed groups invade homes and kill and torture at whim-(they are called robbers because something might be missing!) Genocide Watch puts SA on Level 6 of Genocide (there are 8 stages)

    Whereto could we flee? Seems the white nations do not want white refugees…. weird world we live in!

  • Anonymous

    It’s this same Scandinavian type thinking which accounts for all the ongoing Somali and Hmong problems we have here in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    These “Old believers”, descendants of socially progressive Swedes, Nordes, Dutch, Danes, German, Polish and Anglo- Saxon Yankee ethnicities, have let loose people upon us this region was never prepared to cope with.

    Old believers are of the mindset that a dose of Christian understanding,combined with sharing and benevolence is all you need to turn non- white third worlders into wonderful, responsible mid- westerners, who value the same things they do.

    Values like community order, civic virtue and the unwritten contract of reciprocity are merely end products of living in a white, Scandinavian influenced, homogeneous society for too long and then naively thinking “it just works this way everywhere”.

    All the vikings are dead. . . replaced by these whimps who love being used as doormats by anyone not white.

  • shaunantijihad

    If just any immigrants can make Sweden strong, an unproven assumption btw, then even more immigrants will surely make Sweden even stronger! So why not just invite the entire populations of say, Somalia, Nigeria and Ethiopia into Sweden? Surely that will make Sweden really, really strong!

    This is surely the politics of children, imbeciles or actual enemies of Sweden.

  • Anonymous

    Video evidence of the wondrous benefits that diversity has brought to Sweden:

    http://goo.gl/Epxl9

  • Fr. John

    “The first challenge therefore is making Sweden a “settler country”, where immigrants are welcomed, and invited to help make Sweden strong.”

    Fine. Put your money where your mouth is.

    Let EVERY SINGLE SCANDIC in Minnesota, who can’t find work here, move over THERE, and be an IMMIGRANT back to their ‘homeland’.

    Give US jobs, and Give US perks, and see how quickly (and relievedly) WE would ‘fit in’!

    Oh, don’t want Whites?

    RACIST!

  • Jesse

    To try and answer some of the comments.

    #1, Anonymous

    The comments are probably quite typical for Swedish newspapers. There are some very vocal proponents on both side.

    But one side gets censored quite heavily. In other newspapers articles about immigration or crime tends to have the comments section closed down, due to “racism”.

    Media in Sweden is extremely controlled by the left, if you think USA is bad, it is nothing by comparison, because over there you at least have some other option. In Sweden, the only ones not heavily leftist are a few internet-only newssites, with no economy and working for free.

    #6, Anonymoose

    The social democrats of old, the ones who built Sweden, the party leader once said “Sweden is blessed by being homogenous, not just by race but in many other things too”.

    But the modern cosmopolitan way despises homogeneity of any kind, and especially when it comes to race.

    #7, A Comment from Australia

    All Swedish politics are very left of centre. Obama would be considered a right-wing extremist in Sweden.

    And even the most right-wing party in Sweden, would be considered left-wing extremists in USA.

    #8, TomSwift

    The Swedish military is in a turmoil, we removed the conscription system just last year, and they are still moving over to a military of contract-employed soldiers, causing big problem in the entire system.

    Which among other things mean we have more Colonels than Lieutenants, and more generals than howitzers.

    There are a number of theories of why they wanted to so radically change the Swedish military, one theory is that they don’t want normal, law-abiding Swedish citizens to learn how to use weapons and act as a military force.

    Think of the USAs 2nd amendment basically.

    #9, Eric

    Sweden has long been the extremist of the western world when it comes to such things, a legacy of Olof Palme. And while most nations in Europe are starting to realize the problems, Sweden will be the last to act on it, since Swedish politicians are hell-bent on showing others by example.

    The fact that Sweden is one of the counties in the world with the highest rape per capita, is just one indicator of how “well” things are working.

    Robberies, violence and various other immigrant-related crime is also heavy in Sweden. And poverty cannot be blamed since Sweden’s welfare system is very generous. Crimes are not committed due to economic reasons, other than out of jealousy.

  • elitist

    Have Africans, Arabs, Muslims ever been successfully integrated in more than tiny numbers to any Western society?

    Of course not, and the Swedes (and the rest of the Europeans) forgot to ask themselves this all important question.

    Part of the reason they took on the challenge of integrating people so radically different is to prove that America’s failure in dealing with its blacks is caused by racism.

    Pretty silly reason to wreck a continent!

    Europe has now learned the hard way that blacks, Arabs, etc., cannot be assimilated in significant numbers to Western societies.

    But the people who choreographed this catastrophe are never going to admit they were wrong – they need to be thrown out of government and replaced.

  • cliff yablonski

    Swedes need to start making their politicos accountable for the idiotic things they are doing in the name of diversity.

    Here’s how this moron plans to make Sweden “stronger”?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN32eCzIv1U

  • Majuba

    “The second challenge is creating a Sweden where entrepreneurs can blossom, and small innovative companies can grow.”

    “Everyone has to feel that they have something to gain from this cooperation.”

    ====================================================

    Why import immigrants from 3rd world countries who have every resource they need to be successful and yet have created absolutely nothing with them?

    How on earth can they add value to Sweden?

    Look over the border to Denmark. They are in the process of waking up from their folly.

  • Laager

    In the 90s we watched as Yugoslavia imploded

    In 1910 the British created the Union of South Africa – an African Yugoslavia – with 9 different black tribes, two distinct white groups (like the Canadian English and French) an Asian community speaking 3 languages and divided across two religions, and a Mulatto community – the descendants of South Africa’s two “First Nations”

    The liberals will have you believe that this multi-culti melting pot will deliver “diversity” and add value to a nation.

    The reality is that race-relations in South Africa are worse today than they were under the “evil” apartheid regime which supported segregation and self determination for each group.

    The United Nations labelled this policy “A Crime Against Humanity”

    How many more people have to die (320,000 so far in 17 years of “freedom”) before these liberal idiots come to their senses?

  • Rebelcelt

    I looked up her Wikipedia page, and it listed a husband but no children. She wants cheap labour, why should she care what happens after she dies?

  • Anonymous

    This buffoon’s immigration statement’s flaws are so painfully obvious, that I will go for another part of her triad; Only white people, and usually only liberals care about the environment very much. The third worlders she wants so badly to mingle with in Sweden characteristically don’t even begin to think about the question. She is the epitome of the self-defeating mental illness of socialism combined with over-zealous liberal Christianity.

  • Mr.White

    If these third world “settlers” (that’s exactly who we’re talking about here) were capable of making a country “stronger,” why then are the countries they flee such squalid places to live? If you import ignorance and poverty, you get ignorance and poverty! That will never change.

    What’s wrong with our race? We’re the only race on the face of this planet that will sacrifice our own racial existence in order to elevate some other race. No other race does this but ours!

    Why do we continue to do this? Is there a genetic flaw in our DNA that defaults to this behavior?

  • voter

    This teary-eyed lemming represents the center-right coalition?

    Good grief! I would hate to know what the center-left, not to mention the extreme left, must stand for!

  • Anonymous

    22 — Anonymous wrote at 7:51 AM on July 22:

    It’s this same Scandinavian type thinking which accounts for all the ongoing Somali and Hmong problems we have here in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    These “Old believers”, descendants of socially progressive Swedes, Nordes, Dutch, Danes, German, Polish and Anglo- Saxon Yankee ethnicities, have let loose people upon us this region was never prepared to cope with.

    Old believers are of the mindset that a dose of Christian understanding,combined with sharing and benevolence is all you need to turn non- white third worlders into wonderful, responsible mid- westerners, who value the same things they do.

    Values like community order, civic virtue and the unwritten contract of reciprocity are merely end products of living in a white, Scandinavian influenced, homogeneous society for too long and then naively thinking “it just works this way everywhere”.

    All the vikings are dead… replaced by these whimps who love being used as doormats by anyone not white.

    ———————————————————

    You are so right. Today’s White Christians are the most NAIVE, un-informed people on earth. They will be responsible for the “Death Of The West”. I am a Christian but not the suicidal kind that most White Christians seem to embrace today. They put NONwhites way above their OWN kind. That is why I will not enter any church today nor pay any type of tithe/charity. I know exactly where those tithes will go.

  • Krister

    This woman is a complete idiot, a few years back she held a speech on some entrepreneur convention and claimed that we in Sweden has not done anything worthwhile, everything came from abroad, she obviously does not know our history regarding persons like Carl Linneus, Alfred Nobel, Carl Scheele and Anders Chydenius. Like so many of her ilk she hates our country and its indigenous population. Luckily her party will be gone in the next election because they have nothing to offer anybody. As for our media they are a joke, every journalist is either a protocommunist what you Yanks call a liberal or a diehard communist and it shows in the papers. They had this big meeting in the late eighties, what we call “lilla Saltsjöbadsavtalet” were every important journalist, publisher and so on participated. They decided that no negative articles would ever be written or printed regarding the negative effects of the planned mass immigration and that still stands. I am so glad that

    internet exists, and we can thank you Americans for that!

  • Browser

    They decided that no negative articles would ever be written or printed regarding the negative effects of the planned mass immigration and that still stands. I am so glad that

    internet exists, and we can thank you Americans for that!

    ………………………….

    Well, you can thank us for a lot of other stuff that would not be so complimentary. But thank you for the thanks. You are being too kind.

    Ever since the Frankfurt School (of subversion) moved here, most of this multiculty ideology has been emanating from America, infecting the rest of the (white) world via our world-dominating entertainment and news media.

    Since 1945, we have been the very center and root of it. America, though unwittingly, bears much of the blame. But most Americans haven’t even a clue.

    (I understand that Olaf Palme — who proclamed Sweden would be henceforth a multi-racial country, in/about 1975 — got radicalized while at college in America. He had a very close American advisor behind this: one of the usual suspects. Now look at the results of this nation-wrecking enterprise!)

  • Anonymous

    “I wish I could understand the insanity that has overtaken the western world in the last few generations. I know many of the best and bravest of our men died in two senseless wars but Sweden avoided this. I just don’t get it…..

    The insanity I believe is arrogance. When I went to Europe for three months with my brother in 1975 Europeans especially Northern Europeans lectured to us endlessly about our ghettoes etc etc. When we tried to explain the situation with non-whites they would never listen. Now I see this stuff going on. I am torn. One part of me hates my race to sink to such depths.the other side of me remember these pompous jerks and it puts a smirk on my face.

    Now I am not trying to discount some bad leftist influences however from my vantage view it was 99% Whites who did this to themselves. It is one of our defects I guess.

  • White Son of Japeth

    I heard that Swedish women are dying their hair brown or dark because it brings too much attention to those muslim&black african immigrants who want white-especially blonde women for girlfriends&wives. Sweden is one of the rape capitals of Europe. These non-white peoples there go crazy over females with blonde hair&blue eyes