Since when is Sweden fake news? (Opinion)

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A couple weeks ago at a Presidential rally in Melbourne, Florida, Donald Trump mentioned something he really should not have. And that’s a bit of an understatement, actually. Because ‘things you aren’t supposed to mention‘ are on one level, and then there is another level of the unspeakable that leads to nothing but complete chaos and an unquantifiable degree of darkness.

In this instance, the unspeakable was Sweden’s sky-high, migrant-fuelled crime rate.

The moment his lips formed to give access to a mention of a possible bad thing happening in the Scandinavian socialist paradise of Sweden, the media collectively exploded into an explosive rage of key-slamming fury, each one trying desperately to beat the other in getting out word that Trump had said the so-labeled The Very Bad Thing™. Their bodies shook on such a mitochondrial level, editors across the North American mediascape were barely able to hold onto their stamps of approval. Sweaty fingers trembled as each journalistic masterpiece on The Very Bad Thing™ was placed in front of them.

God bless you, merry scribes of pen and keyboard. What would we plebeians do without you? It’s truly hard to believe that without your valiant efforts, we may actually have to deal with the terrifying pitfalls of liberal social experimentation.

If even one of those champions of editorial integrity chose to actually investigate Trump’s remarks on Sweden, they would find nasty recent stories like migrants being given a slap on the wrist for raping preteen girls, or migrants livestreaming gangrape on Facebook.

But no one wants to hear that silly stuff. Please, tell us more about that poop Trump and how ugly his hair is!

God forbid any of us discuss that knife-point gang rape of a boy under 15 by migrants in Uppsala, or that other gang rape that happened in Malmo of a woman in a shopping mall parking lot. Why should anyone even feign to speculate that they may know about the vicious rape of a 12 year old in Sundsvall, her Somalian rapist only receiving 180 hours of community service (and how he’s still harassing and abusing her), or the mass rapes by migrants that occurred at two music festivals in Norrkoping and Karlstad just last year.

No one wants to hear about how the instances of rape have gone up in Sweden every successive year by double digits (1,472% total!) since the Government opened their country’s door to whoever wanted to come in for any reason at all. Certainly, it would only do that stupid-head Trump good if the general public were to know about Sweden’s current global silver medal in rape, where it is floundering behind only a single African nation, or how despite being a feminist paradise, 25% of all Swedish women will be raped at some point in their lives.

Personally, I was horrified that, back a few years ago, the Swedish Police would release their victimization surveys and how they clearly showed a very tiny, single-digit Arab/African population being responsible for over 77% of all rapes that happened in their country. Luckily, those were the old days, and the police have gotten new marching orders from Sweden’s tolerant, open Government who have since made it illegal for police to take note of, or report, the race of criminals. Obviously, this was done because foreigners commit so few crimes that it became unnecessary to even mention it. Breathe easy, fellow progressives!

The Swedish Police have always been a problem, though. Like, a little while ago, they let it slip to the public that they had completely lost control of over 55 predominantly immigrant areas in their country. These are areas they are no longer able to service in any way due to the risk associated with going there. Recently, too, there have been a few top-ranking veteran Swedish Police officers who have come out and identified the vast majority of those who perpetrate crime in Sweden as being foreign. The audacity! Are they trying to make people racist or something?

After all of this, we should all be thankful to the American and Canadian mainstream media. Thank goodness they are standing by and ready to combat any false notions meany-pants Trump has to spew about Sweden with fun, witty headlines and absolutely no research whatsoever.

Gosh I love fun, witty headlines. Almost as much as I love countries in a death spiral whose reality is so horrific it cannot even be admitted by self-proclaimed pioneers of the truth.

UNB’s own Dr. Ricardo Duchesne will be hosting an informal talk on Thursday, March 16 at 4:00pm in Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Called THE RISE OF TRUMP: THE GOD EMPEROR, this informal talk will address Trump, nationalism, and globalism. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.