For the better part of the last week there have been riots going on in Swedish suburbs. Angry Swedish people rioted this week in protest of the economic situation in the country. The riots, which were focused in suburbs outside of Stockholm, spread to other cities in the country within days.
These riots aren’t just about immigrants as the popular narrative might have you believe. It’s more of a class war. The kids of the lower class in the country are fed up with the structural racism, lost benefits, economic inequality, and the rising cost of housing that has become synonymous with many European cities over the past few years. Sweden is the most recent European country to be hit with class war fueled riots (see England and Greece in recent years).
More confusing with the immigrant narrative is the fact that many of the young anarchists rioting are in fact Swedish born and not immigrants at all. I use the word anarchist in its original meaning - one who feels the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful.
If a multi-day riot in one of a country’s biggest cities isn’t damaging enough the Swedish police force received unwanted help from Neo Nazi groups who assigned themselves the task of saving Sweden from the “immigrant uprising.”
In case you weren’t sure why Nazi groups hate immigrants I’ll break it down for you. Here’s my expert analysis. Nazi’s hate people who aren’t exactly like them because Nazi’s are ignorant scum. You’re welcome.
So the police force had not only to deal with the angry dissenters of the lower class who were finally rising up seeking equality; they had also to deal with self-righteous people hating Nazi’s who used this uprising as an excuse to perform the evil deeds in the name of justice. Hmm, quite a pickle Sweden’s finest were in.
There was even a Swedish report of members of the Nazi group molesting an immigrant child who was on crutches. I’m not sure how that helps the situation Mr. Nazi man, but I digress.
The riots have cooled down now and the city is attempting to repair the relationship with its citizens. Leave it to good people to offer peace in the wake of devastation. People started trading in their throwing stones for hot dogs as cooler heads prevailed. My Swedish insider reported this, “Today they organized a huge barbecue in one of the suburbs, some soccer pros were there to play with the kids, big rappers performed etc.” she said.
Good will and positivity is much needed in times of turmoil, but there is still a huge issue of inequality looming over the conservative ruling party of Sweden. The problem won’t go away with barbecues and picnics. Real economic reform is needed not just in Sweden but in the entire world. There is no reason that more than half of the worlds population live on less than $2.50/day while there are people who can throw away 2million dollars without batting an eyelash (Hey 1% how you been?).
The solution is simple really. Be the change you want to see in the world. If you have a lot then give some to someone who has nothing so that we can all have something. No one should have to starve when we have enough food spoiling in our fridges each year to feed an entire family. We are all the same.
“A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money" W.C. Fields
Here are some articles/sources from Laaame Stream Media news outlets for you to check out if you want more information on the events of this past week. -