Homeless Swedes Out In The Cold

Authored by Bruce Bawer via The Gatestone Institute,

  • One reason there are so many immigrants in Sweden, both legal and illegal, is that the country's welfare system is a bonanza for foreigners. Far from not being covered by the system, immigrants often enjoy preferential treatment
  • These Swedes should not be sleeping on the streets. The Scandinavian welfare states were founded on a compact between the citizens and their government: the people would pay outrageously high taxes, and in return their government would guarantee them a magnificent safety net should they get sick or get fired. But ever since these countries chose to open their doors to mass Muslim immigration, that compact has been broken.
  • A state-employed paper-pusher who gives citizens something for which they have already paid can hardly feel particularly virtuous, whereas handing out free stuff to aliens who have done absolutely nothing to deserve it can make that same government paper-pusher feel like a world-class Good Samaritan.
  • Even more shattering is that millions of those Scandinavian citizens accept it. Marinated from birth in multiculturalism, millions of them dare not demand what they have coming to them -- what they have paid for, what they deserve -- lest they be viewed by others, and even by themselves, as bigots.

The other day, I reported about the Church of Sweden's strenuous efforts to appease Islam. Now comes the news that from December 15 to March 15, churches in the diocese of Gothenburg will be used at night as shelters for the homeless.

Lovely idea. But there is a catch. The only homeless people who will be allowed in are foreigners -- either immigrants from elsewhere in the EU, who are by definition legal, or illegal immigrants from outside the EU. In other words, native Swedes need not apply, even though the initiative is being paid for by taxpayer money.

A man begs on the street in Lund, Sweden, July 23, 2013. (Image source: Sigfrid Lundberg/Flickr)

The argument for this policy -- which represents an expansion and formalization of a practice that began two winters ago -- is that it is designed to help people who are not covered by the Swedish welfare system. But this argument does not hold up. One reason there are so many immigrants in Sweden, both legal and illegal, is that the country's welfare system is a bonanza for foreigners. Far from not being covered by the system, immigrants often enjoy preferential treatment. Last fall, for example, it was reported that several Swedish municipalities were passing over hardworking citizens who had waited several years to rent government-owned housing, and were giving the homes instead -- for free -- to unemployed, newly-arrived immigrants. Some Swedes actually stirred from their torpor and angrily criticized this policy, but the protest was to no avail: the Swedish Parliament had passed a law compelling local governments to put foreigners at the top of their waiting lists.

That the Swedish Parliament could pass such a law is, of course, a scathing indictment of its welfare system's priorities. So is the fact that there are, as it happens, a great many ethnic Swedes living and begging on the streets of its cities, and -- in the winter -- huddling in the doorways of stores and offices, wrapped in layers of blankets at night, in hope of keeping alive in the subfreezing cold. The same disgraceful situation can be observed in the major cities of Norway and Denmark.

These Swedes should not be on the streets. The Scandinavian welfare states were founded on a compact between the citizens and their government: the people would pay outrageously high taxes, and in return their government would guarantee them a magnificent safety net should they get sick or get fired. But ever since these countries chose to open their doors to mass Muslim immigration, that compact has been broken.

Yes, the citizens are still being forced to pay for the welfare system -- but that system no longer has their backs. The people in authority, from the highest-ranking national leaders down to the lowest local bureaucrats, would seem to have forgotten for whom they work. In a way, it makes sense: After all, a state-employed paper-pusher who gives citizens something for which they have already paid can hardly feel particularly virtuous, whereas handing out free stuff to aliens who have done absolutely nothing to deserve it can make that same government paper-pusher feel like a world-class Good Samaritan.

What is even more shattering than this state of affairs is that millions of those Scandinavian citizens accept it. Marinated from birth in multiculturalism, millions of them dare not demand what they have coming to them -- what they have paid for, what they deserve -- lest they be viewed by others, and even by themselves, as bigots.

Fortunately, not all Scandinavians fit this description. When the alternative news website Samnytt reported that the churches in Gothenburg would be turning away homeless people who belong to that church in order to accommodate members of a religion that views Christianity as an abomination, dozens of readers reacted with outrage. "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," wrote one. "The hatred toward ethnic Swedes knows no bounds," wrote another. A third suggested that the churches of Gothenburg will soon, in any case, be converted into mosques -- minarets and all.

At present, alas, that seems like the safe bet.

Comments

HopefulCynical svayambhu108 Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:51 Permalink

You know, Tylers, it would be a lot better if you'd quit shilling this (((propaganda))).Seriously.All of Europe has a gagging mouthful of Immigrant/Migrant/Rapefugee dick, because they've been propagandized, demonized and demoralized for 7 decades to believe that they are guilty of the crimes of (((Others))).Frankly, this site needs to get back to telling the fucking truth - a truth which does not and never has included Cultural Marxist propaganda and narrative shilling.

In reply to by svayambhu108

HenryKissinger… Byte Me Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:27 Permalink

Winter is, and forever has been, one of the best eugenics tool, because it KILLS the weak and the stupid, every fücking year.that is why government NEEDS welfare to keep the weak and the stupid voters in the gene pool.ALL acording to plan...nothing to see here, it is just a plan to turn europe into a future race of mongrel (((bolshevik)))-worshippers... check also:-KALERGI plan (miscegenation into low IQ brown mongrels) / also Hooton plan-George Soros leaks on the Merkel plan  http://soros.dcleaks.com-ESI Merkel Plan Compassion and Control http://journal-neo.org/2016/04/27/how-nato-linked-think-tanks-control-e…-Kalergi/ Charlemagne Prize BEARERS list http://www.karlspreis.de/en/laureates-Soros professional rapefugee smuggler operation http://gefira.org/en/2017/07/13/soros-sponsored-immigration-network-in-… divörsity™ Lerner Spectre"I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive." ~ Barbara Lerner Spectrehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFE0qAiofMQhttp://www.jpost.com/Israel-…"Instead of destroying European Jewry, Europe, against its own will, refined and educated this people into a future leader-nation through this artificial selection process. No wonder that this people, that escaped Ghetto-Prison, developed into a spiritual nobility of Europe. Therefore a gracious Providence provided Europe with a new race of nobility by the Grace of Spirit...The man of the future will be a mongrel.  Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian–Negroid race of the future, similar in its outward appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals."Practical Idealism - by Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergihttp://archives.eui.eu/en/isaar/89http://www.karlspreis.de/en/laureates… Must Perish: A Plan For Permanent Peace Among Civilized Nations"I believe that the Jews have a mission in life. They must see to it that the nations of the world get together in one vast federation. "Union Now" is the beginning of this. Slowly but surely the world will develop into a paradise. We will have perpetual peace. And the Jews will do the most to bring about this confederation, because they have the most to gain" Theodore Newman Kaufmanhttp://www.dw.com/de/gutachten-die-grenz%C3%B6ffnung-und-der-bundestag/…"it does not get any better than this" ...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Bikini_Teamhttp://upandnet.ydup5r… Lego: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/11/26/mutti-merkels-diversity-barr…

In reply to by Byte Me

A Sentinel HenryKissinger… Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:16 Permalink

There is a consistency problem. The entire eugenics movement, from planned parenthood abortion and birth control is absolutely undeniably aimed at the less educated, non-white and particularly blacks. It was Margaret Sanger’s subject through speeches around the world back at its founding and all you have to do is look where they put the abortion, sterilization and contraception centers - always near poor, and overwhelmingly also black neighborhoods. The Rockefeller foundation subsidizes contraceptives to this day as do the “Illuminati” in general. Lady Rothschild is an outgoing activist for eugenics across the board and they fund it.

I don’t doubt their holding the ideal of destruction of masculinity, femininity and thus the family- they’ve done a diabolically successful job. I also don’t doubt that they want whites weakened and eventually wiped out. I suspect, however, that their end-game plan is more like those stones with the insane rules - earth population at something like a million, all sorts of insanity.

Bottom line is that I think you’re wearing rose colored glasses. The situation is much worse than you paint it.

In reply to by HenryKissinger…

Itinerant HenryKissinger… Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:33 Permalink

These dynamics have been in place long before the current refugee influx. It has been true since the eighties that "guest laborers" get priority for housing and no problems with benefits. Natives are hounded to death by the bureaucrats, unless they have a drug problem -- then they qualify for housing and stuff that is free for no one but them (despite having stolen millions in theft to support their habit). The whole welfare scheme is geared to some official "pity" group, and the whole bureaucracy is trying to earn brownie points by helping them, but in the process setting them up for failure (no work, school, not speaking the language, etc) and political strife (demanding even more, or even changes to the laws to benefit them).It is a bomb under the system. A lot of younger people who are paying 60% or more of their meager income for inadequate housing are left wondering why all the empty office space can be converted to housing for swarthy newcomers, but never for them. Solidarity with those that are down on their luck only works in a society where everyone normally contributes, and not one in which whole urban areas live off the teat of virtue singalling welfare largesse.

In reply to by HenryKissinger…

Theosebes Goodfellow HopefulCynical Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:01 Permalink

~"All of Europe has a gagging mouthful of Immigrant/Migrant/Rapefugee dick, because they've been propagandized, demonized and demoralized for 7 decades to believe that they are guilty of the crimes of (((Others)))."~The crime is Altruism. In a nutshell, the idea that one must sacrifice a greater good for a lesser one. The altruist will demand that you compromise. It is your values that he wishes to be surrendered, (compromised), not his. Remember this when dealing with an altruist.

In reply to by HopefulCynical

Memedada Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:41 Permalink

/* Style Definitions */
table.MsoNormalTable
{mso-style-name:"Tabel - Normal";
mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-priority:99;
mso-style-parent:"";
mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin-top:0cm;
mso-para-margin-right:0cm;
mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt;
mso-para-margin-left:0cm;
line-height:115%;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;
mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;
mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;
mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;
mso-fareast-language:EN-US;}
I get nausea when I see or hear the name ”Gatestone”. The corporate propaganda-drivel that this institution creates is sickening.

Debugas Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:43 Permalink

it is as simple as thatfor every immigrant EU funds pay money for their accomodationlocal politicians in order to get the funding take away social apartments  from the local homeless and pass them over to immigrants

Mustahattu Debugas Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:19 Permalink

Some of politicians and people working in these projects, and investors, are actually investing big time in housing cooperatives. Apartments are rented out to refugees and the rent is guaranteed by the government forever. They don't need to look for tenants, ever. They don't actually give two shits about the refugees, they just want to make money out of the refugee business. And it's big business in a small country. They neither give a shit if they need to kick out a Swede to make room for a refugee. This is how sick it is over there.

In reply to by Debugas

Blue Steel 309 Fri, 12/08/2017 - 03:53 Permalink

You give joos power and this is what they do with it. Not mistake their media is 100% joo owned and the royal family is subservient to their joo banker masters.

lakecity55 Blue Steel 309 Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:00 Permalink

((Double Secret Vault Beneath Knesset))PM: Mossad, Report!Moss: PM, a fantastic development! I've brought Professor Shicklegruber here to report. Professor?Proff: PM, I have invented a new drug! It turns all men, EXCEPT Khazars, into niggers!PM: Astounding!Proff: What's more, it's better than the fluoride we currently promote. The drug makes anyone docile as well, and they respond to our orders instantly!PM: Mossad, have you a plan?Moss: I recently read an old Tom Clancy book. We are going to spread it at airports and at the next olympics! Soon, everyone but us will be niggers, even the Persians and Arabs!PM: This is the best news, ever! To the Gold Vault, men! Tine to get nekkid and bathe in Gold!

In reply to by Blue Steel 309

Hillarys Server Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:10 Permalink

A beautiful teenage girl wins a beauty contest.

Asked what her dream for the future is she replies

"I plan to smoke crack. All herbs are God's herbs."

A year later she's lying in the back of a Walmart dumpster with AIDS giving head for three dollars.

That's an interesting article. I would read that article. Once.

But what's with the updates?

She's a crack whore.

She had mistaken reasoning and logic and little understand of the integrity and sanctity of her body as an organic whole and made bad choices.

And now she has scabs and open sores all over her body and is spreading her drugged up legs in the back of a dumpster,

I've got it.

I can't bear to read many more updates.

This week she has a new open sore on her arse. It may be malignant.

She's a crack whore. A tragedy and a warning for others.

I can't bear any more.

It pains me to read about suicides, Robin Williams, Sweden, or any.

Marge N Call Hillarys Server Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:27 Permalink

That's a really, really, fucked up analogy. But you know what, it captures the disgust a lot of us feel when reading more and more stories about the pathetic "leadership" in the West, and what those sick fucks are doing to an entire cultural system.But as a lot of people say on this site, what the fuck will it take for people to actually DO ANYTHING about it? I'm convinced that when someone figures out how to rally the white race, there will be widespread violence like we haven't seen generations. I truly believe it will happen, it will just be a question of if it's too late to make a difference. 

In reply to by Hillarys Server

Marge N Call Oldwood Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:20 Permalink

OldWood - I agree 100%, the key work being "believe", as in fully recognize the implications of the facts that they are already before them.For instance, kids today already know they are the first generation in a long time that will not do better (or even as well as) their parents. That's only getting worse as the income/wealth gap widens and encompasses more and more socio-economic groups.So...when looking at the current trends in public and private debt, globalism, govt abuses, etc and extrapolating out another 10-20 years, there is much more to be gained than lost, since the most things to be lost are pretty fucking bad things.

In reply to by Oldwood

jin187 Megaton Jim Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:24 Permalink

I like how people like you forget that our "civilized" countries didn't used to be this way, and were built on the backs of people like the Somalis to boot. Not that we haven't made progress, but we're one EMP, one sunburn, and one food shortage away from being Somali. It wasn't too long ago that our ancestors were also mucking around in the dirt, fucking anything that moves, and killing anything they couldn't fuck. You benefit from feudalism on a global scale. If it weren't for our Asian and South American serfs, you'd be mucking around in the dirt just like they do.

In reply to by Megaton Jim