Long before refugees from Syria started trickling into Europe, and long before Germany went on a moral crusade to let every third worlder into their country, there was Sweden. Most European countries had started shifting into multi-cultural societies decades ago, but Sweden was arguably the first country to really open the floodgates. While there are other European nations with a higher percentage of foreign-born citizens and residents, Sweden was the first to let in so many people from countries with radically different cultures than their own.
As a result, the social fabric of their society is beginning to tear. The police are overwhelmed, their welfare system is overburdened, and their borders are crumbling. All in all, their society is on the verge of collapse. Depending on your perspective of Europe’s migrant crisis, you may find that hard to believe. But if you don’t believe me, then take a look at what the Norwegian government has been saying.
There is such an imminent danger that the Schengen agreement, and the asylum system in Sweden will break down, that Norway must have an emergency legislation in place in case it happens, believes Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Therefore, she has crafted a law that will allow for Norwegian authorities to reject asylum seekers who do not come directly from a conflict area…
…”It is a force majeure proposal which we will have in the event that it all breaks down, that the flow (of refugees) just comes, and they all end up in Norway, because we are at the top of Europe. Norway is the end point, is not it,” says Erna Solberg in an interview withBerlingske.
Let that sink in for a moment. The neighbor to one of the most affluent, stable, and successful nations on the planet (or at least it was those things) is afraid that Sweden is on the verge of collapse. They’re worried that Sweden’s problems are so severe, that they’re going to spill over their border and wreck their country as well.
It used to be that when you thought about countries that could collapse, Northern Europe was off the table. Civil wars, genocide, refugees, revolutions, coups, all that stuff. Those sorts of things used to be unheard of in the West. If you brought them up in a conversation, you’d immediately think of Africa, South America, or the Middle East. I mean, social collapse in a Nordic country? Ridiculous! That’s for third world countries, not highly developed welfare states.
But it is happening, and there’s a very simple reason why. Nations in the West became so rich and so advanced that they rose above the poverty, chaos, and insecurity of the third world. But then they started importing people from the third world, and they failed to assimilate them. Now they have third world problems.
Big surprise right?
Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.