Racism, but with reason?

Petter Larsson: Ygeman must distance himself from himself

This is a cultural article which is part of Then24’s opinion journalism.

Anders Ygeman
Anders Ygeman

What do you call a state that sorts its inhabitants into Western and non-Western in order to oppress the latter group?

Forcefully place their, but only their, children in preschool. Prevent them, but only them, from settling where they want. Drive them, but only them, from the places where they live, to replace them with honest Westerners.

By non-Westerners here is meant not only relatively recently arrived immigrants, but people who may have been born in the country, who have lived there for half their lives and are even citizens. In practice, it is a proxy term for non-whites.

I would call it racist.

Another word is Denmark.

Others might say role model and source of inspiration. But then it is usually the Sweden Democrats who speak.

Now it is the social democratic integration minister Anders Ygemanwho wants to “be humble and learn from others”.

he does not dare clash with racial opinion in an election campaign.

In an interview in Dagens Nyheter, he opened yesterday Sunday to import the Danish law on a maximum ceiling for how many people with a “non-western” background are allowed to live in certain areas. The Danes are thinking of a maximum of 50 percent now, and a maximum of 30 percent in a few years. This is to be done, among other things, by simply demolishing their houses and building new ones that they are not allowed to move into. This is how the “ghettos” are to be Danified.

You notice that Ygeman is a little uncomfortable with the whole thing. He tries to talk about social problems, about unemployment and crime, preventive measures and full prisons and things that are a little more social democratic at home. After all, the movement’s raison d’être historically has been to defend and organize the oppressed, not to attack them, and that self-image is still alive and well.

But he also doesn’t want to harass the sister party in Denmark, he knows very well that what is S politics today can be rejected in a week, and he doesn’t dare clash with racial opinion in an election campaign.

This lack of political backbone means that Ygeman opens the door ajar. Admittedly, he is not entirely fond of the term “non-Western”, as it has a colonial touch. Better then with non-Nordic ones.

(By the way, it would be interesting to see what EU lawyers would think of that kind of discrimination against EU citizens. Let me guess that they are sharpening the knives in Brussels.).

And he doesn’t want to go as low as 30 percent. 50 percent is perhaps more appropriate.

So a kind of line 2 is launched. Racism, but with reason.

It’s disgusting. You cannot compromise on numbers in a matter like this. You can do that about tax rates or motorways. But you can’t be too “just enough” racist oppression

In Sweden, we are talking about a couple or three million people. Suddenly they would now not be counted as real Swedes, but defined based on their ancestry and their parents’ ancestry and legally discriminated against.

In my house in Malmö, probably half of the neighbors could easily be classified as “non-Nordic”.

In Malmö as a whole, just under half.

In Sweden, we are talking about a couple or three million people.

Suddenly they would now not be counted as real Swedes, but defined based on their ancestry and their parents’ ancestry and legally discriminated against.

This is how the poison works: it pits neighbors against neighbors, co-workers against co-workers, Malmö residents against Malmö residents. It makes us see each other as groups and not as individuals.

It is a policy not of integration, but of disintegration.

Maybe it is naive wishful thinking on my part, but I really don’t think that either Anders Ygeman or his party really think it’s a good idea. Nothing in the program or congressional decision speaks for it, quite the contrary. But in that case, a quick “clarification” is now required from himself or from Magdalena Andersson, where they reject the idea in plain language.

Yes, it can be a bit embarrassing and difficult to distance yourself from yourself.

But the alternative is worse: that regardless of which bloc wins this autumn, we get a government with racist oppression on the agenda.

Source: Then24

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