Just finished another visit to Sweden, first in over a year. Sadly, all the negative trends are being maintained. Even though I was in a real-world situation this time (i.e. commercial as against university) the blindness and Stalinist thought control are still rampant.
The country gets notably shabbier as time goes on. Twenty years ago Sweden was the most advanced and the best in everything. Now it's just another country, and one that's sliding back if anything. Not surprising when you consider that a country of 8 million people allocates an estimated $27 billion annually to keep its immigration population afloat in welfare and security.
Speaking of which, it's also clear that trust is breaking down. Now you'll see security cameras, wire netting over shop windows and security staff in many shops.
And again, despite my best efforts, nobody will talk about it. It's just like East Germany under the Stasi. Can't be overheard, your job is at risk, or you could be imprisoned if you contravene the ever-expanding range of 'hate' crimes.
Interestingly, the most open to discussion are immigrants themselves. My highly intelligent Eritrean driver explained about all the problems for a black and/or Muslim immigrant. 'We're so different that we almost have to retreat to our own communities'. True, and unfortunate. 'We know they don't want to associate with us'. Again, true, and again, unfortunate.
But you see, this is the inevitable outcome of mass immigration of people from incompatible cultures. And it still goes on. As one Swede said to me, any politician who even raises this subject will see his career finished. And it'll destroy Sweden.
Last word to my driver. Does he think that Swedes are wise to allow and finance such immigration? "They're nuts" he answered succinctly.