Whitewashing the Swedish Nightmare


Just in the last couple of weeks, the chief of the National Police, Anders Thonberg, has put in an urgent request for backup from the military, and Ulf Kristersson, head of the Moderate Party, has charged the government with losing "control of what is happening in Sweden." A few weeks ago, after a gang of armed thugs raided a Christmas party at a private home in the city of Västerås, robbing and brutalizing twenty or so guests, a neighbor commented: "It's the Wild West here in Sweden." (Not true: Wild West crime rates were almost surely lower, and settlers had guns to defend themselves.)