How great that you found my podcast or chronicle. I want to tell you a little bit about why ive started to try and make my voice heard online. Im deeply conserned about the developments here in my country Sweden. I think to say that things are going in the wrong direction these days is a gross understatement. Unfortunately theres still people that will try to argue theres nothing wrong, whos right or wrong im gone leave for you to decide.
However my way of looking at it is if something is going on around you that conserns you and that theres not much you can do about it, theres always one thing you can do, tell about it, so thats what im doing right now, in the future i want to be able to look my children in the eyes and tell them i didnt just look on without doing anything, at least raising my voice….
On saturday february 18th 2017 US president Donald Trump gave a speech in Florida where he spoke about keeping America safe and also mentioning the terrorist attacks that happened in Nice, Paris and Brussels and in the same sentence he pointed out an unspecified event that happened in Sweden Friday evening. So what was it that actually happened that Friday in Sweden, well the answer to that is not particularly much. That wasnt what president Trump was actually referring to, he was actually talking about a Fox news story that aired on Friday night. So what happened in that documentary? Well a whole lot is the answer to that question, that and other developments is what i feel the need to talk about.
When did i first notice that there was something skewed going on in my country, and by that i mean when did i notice that there was some kind of a change that was not entirely good? Im pretty sure when that was, or roughly around the time at least.
I grew up in a little village outside of a town with about 50000. Its a very nice area that is part of the most beautiful landscape in Sweden (Dalarna) that is known for pittoresk houses nice landscapes and beeing very cultural. This area and especially the town i grew up nearby has had its problems with drugs and criminality, but what i was about to discover when i moved to Stockholm was something else that we were alieanated from here in this area where i grew up.
So late 1998 i moved to Stockholm which is the capital of Sweden looking for work. It didnt take me long before i got a job at the time largest private security company in Stockholm. I would work for them for about 7-8 years doing various things, so that job led me to meet people and into situations that strarted setting of the alarmbells that there was something not right going on….But the first memory i actually have of some of that something was an event that was out of my work.
It was a regular day of the week, i had been somewhere doing something, cant remember what but i was going to take the commuter train back to where i lived at the time. As i was going down to the plattform where the trains move out in 2 seperate directions there was nothing unusual going on, just a regular weekday in the middle of the day with not to many people commuting.
Im standing there in my own world probably thinking about motorcycles or something like that when i notice 2 guys standing some meters away from me, one guy is swedish and the other one, a young guy that looks like he comes from the middle east somewhere. The swedish guy is starting to look a little bothered even though they talk with low voices, so this catches my attention. I can hear the swedish guy say
-Dont you think theres to many people around here? My brain is now starting to put 2 and 2 together. I didnt hear the whole conversation but its clear to me that theres a very actual possibility that im watching an attempted robbery right in broad daylight! I cant believe it might actually be happening and it does catch me a little of guard. But im thinking if this guy actually goes ahead with a robbery im gone make a citizens arrest.
So i move in closer to them which gets the attemted robberer to think i suppose, he just looks at me and then moves away. This was something i had never seen before in my life, the attitude ruthlessnes and obvious impudence of the attemted robberer was a brand new to me and it left me with a feeling of surprise and anger. Basically the way this guy was acting, was a brand new to me was actually something that is very apparent in statistics over commited crimes in Sweden.
Immigrants from various parts of the world, some places more then others are hugely overated in crimerates. Before i explain more about that, theres something very important that i would like to say i have been truly blessed in my life by having friends that are immigrants. I think different cultures is very interesting, and every time i meet people from different countrys i find it very interesting.
By talking about these things im not trying to say all immigrants are bad people and argue the case that no one should be here. Rather what im trying to do is to explain what the facts and consecvenses have been to Sweden due to the massimmigration politics that our governments have pursued . I fully understand why people come here and to the rest of Europe to look for a better life. What is more difficult to understand is the politicians, who by now should be very much aware that in whole massmigration with all its problems has been very bad for europe.
A while back i had an email conversation with a swedish pastor that has been outspoken about these kind of things from a christian perspective, how Sweden it seems has really moved far away from God. But what he said gave me hope, he basically said that first of all to resist the feeling of hopelesness and not be like the lazy servant. But also that since Sweden has been so much in the forefront of spiritual degredation, maybe we will be the first ones to turn.
Sadly Sweden stands in the forefront of everything you can imagine that is left liberal which includes more or less open borders and a willingness to accept everything that comes from or benefits the EU. This country that has a Christian heritage that dates back to as early as the 800s is now in the forefront of embracing as it seems as many things possible that goes against classical christianity. As an evangelical Christian i find it hard to describe how sad it is to watch my country degrade like this.
Basically though of course i hope this country will turn, but sometimes when you take a fight for something, you should fight not because youre going to win that particular battle or accomplish change but because you think its Gods will, how he wants to use youre efforts is His plan….If there is one thing we can be certain about as Jesus followers it is that no matter what the situation looks like…..God will always have a plan. If you are a Jesus follower, Evangelical, Catholic or whatever….please pray for my country Sweden, if you dont have a faith but also recognize and see things going in the complete wrong direction, lets all work together and make our voices heard and God bless you!