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Great post.

I have on thing to complain about though.

"The Sweden Democrats (a nationalist, racist party that have tried to clean up just a bit to be more appealing) also look to make their best election ever. They get 2.9% now, and with uncertainties of polling it is not inconceivable that they might sneak their way over 4% and, shudder, get some seats."

I wouldn't call them racist. Nationalist, yes. Anti-immigration in general and anti-islam in particular, yes. But racist? No. They were a racist party ten years ago and maybe even five years ago, but not today. They are like a light version of Front National or Dansk Folkeparti.

The thing is that political correctness in Sweden is so pervasive when it comes to immigration that anyone being the slightest critical of the elites current immigration policies is immideatly labeled as a racist.

For example in 2002, the Liberal party said no one should be able to get a Swedish citizenship without being able to read and write and speak basic Swedish, a very reasonable demand and something that exist in what, 90 % of all EU countries? But they were immideatly condemned as racists by all other parties, including their brother bourgeois parties.

The "language test" proposition tripled the number of votes for the liberal party in the last weeks of the campaign.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Tue Sep 5th, 2006 at 04:52:41 PM EST

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