Some really good questions — hard to answer!
Since Multiculturalism apparently has come to stay, and all the political parties present in Parliament except one are fighting to outdo each other in arguments for expanding immigration to Sweden, regardless of which country or which part of the world the new “Swedes” comes from, I thought that we maybe could go to Malmö and check out the conditions on that continental and Multiculturalism-fortified city!
I myself live in another part of Sweden, far from Stockholm and Malmö, and in my town there is still a relatively stable monoculture, although there are some areas that are more enriched than others.
Since Multiculturalism here in Sweden has been highlighted so often by our politicians during the last thirty years for producing so many splendid results, I would obviously like to know what prosperity and success I can expect when my town one fine day becomes just as multicultural as Malmö. Therefore I would like to ask some questions of you — who are reading this — and obviously I hope that some politicians also read this, so the answers will be more qualified.
I want to state that I will not appreciate ironic answers. If one wishes to make a point in serious cases like this, it is better if it is done — in my opinion — effectively and objectively.
The first question is actually quite simple:
1. How large a profit does Malmö make in relation to other Swedish cities?
I imagine that the economy must be fairly good, considering the great advantage the city has due to its huge numbers of immigrants and the high degree of enriching Multiculturalism which precisely characterizes Malmö.
So, is Malmö one of the wealthiest municipalities in Sweden?
2. In what ways can I expect my municipality’s revenues will increase when Multiculturalism expands?
I have read that immigration will lead to more exports and exchanges of goods and valuables with other countries, and thus higher tax revenues for both state and municipality. To give this question more relevance, I pray that someone can tell me more about what we in Sweden export to Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan, so I might have an opportunity to climb aboard the train? Also I would like to ask if there are other resources — that are not tax-funded — that will benefit myself and my community?
3. I wonder how it goes with segregation in Malmö?
I imagine that our intensive integration policy has meant that there are many mixed areas, where Swedes and Kurds, Afghans, Somalis, Jews, Iraqis, Palestinians and others live side by side in one big happy family…?
4. How can I expect that multiculturalism in the future will enrich me and my community more than the visible signs that exists today: pizzerias, Chinese restaurants, sharwama and kebab outlets and tobacco kiosks and greengrocers with leftover fruit from the auction hall?
How will my life be improved within the next decade, when thousands of Somalis, Afghans, Palestinians and Iraqis move in to my community? What is it we are missing in my town today, so that life can move forward and that we should be able to make such progress that has already been implemented and exists in Malmö?
5. How much has crime decreased, and how much has security improved, since Malmö some decades ago was predominantly mono-cultural?
Since Multiculturalism, according to the information I have been given, equips us with a feeling that we are primarily a people with high attachment to each other instead of separate cultural or ethnic groups, I assume that everyone takes care of each other and ensures that everyone is doing well. It surely cannot fail to have a positive impact on crime rates, can it?
6. How do the schools in Malmö work?
I imagine after what I hear about the benefits of Multiculturalism that the free exchange between cultures should lead to a massive sharing of knowledge and progress — in contrast to the usual monotonous training, like I myself and my children were been forced to go through. Back then it was only the ordinary subjects that mattered: mathematics, English, Swedish, history, geography and such things.
7. Does the large influx of new settlers and the consequent Multiculturalism in Malmö naturally lead to better development, innovation, international exchange, progress, openness between cultures and ethnic groups, and many other benefits, if I understand our politicians correctly?
Of course I understand that the relative monoculture in my town leads to stagnation, xenophobia, lack of entrepreneurs and inventions, and similar drawbacks. I have not personally seen it yet, but it is an inevitable fact that we will be left completely behind if we do not immediately open the municipality’s boundary and allow a massive invasion from the most far away places, regardless of culture or ethnicity.
Let us learn from you in Malmö! Tell us what areas in Malmö, which is under the influence of Multiculturalism, that you, as a local from Malmö, are most proud of? If I can learn the answer to that it will be much easier for me, who am a total outsider, to identify the progress that our small community can expect in the future!
8. Finally, I would also like to ask if there are areas in Malmö, where — God forbid — Multiculturalism has led to any disadvantages?
Are these inconveniences in this case caused by a failed integration policy, and what resources are needed to address these shortcomings?
By the way, here at the very end: Why don’t our politicians not use Malmö and other well-functioning multicultural cities much more intentionally to inform us about all the benefits of Multiculturalism and mass immigration?
Surely that would smash any arguments put forward by the many xenophobic reactionaries who, thanks be to God, are not allowed to go on TV or to write in the real newspapers, although they have so much power on blogs and other disreputable places!
Thank you in advance for your sagacious answers!
— Anonymous Swede