Leftists point to Sweden as an example of “socialism that works,” maybe because it was “working” back in the 1960’s when Democrats ossified their belief system that Democratic socialism was the way to go. [Never mind that a few years ago, Sweden dramatically reduced it’s corporate tax rate to a level far below the 39.6% highest-in-the-industrialized world American corporate tax rate.]
But the “success” of Swedish socialism was an illusion. What the Swedes were in fact doing was squandering the wealth accumulated under centuries of successful capitalism. But it isn’t just economic forces that are tearing down Sweden, the forces are social and cultural.
Today, it’s as if the inmates are running the asylum. The politicians are participating in a chicken race of “goodness” where everybody tries to one-up each other in caring for the citizens of OTHER countries while Swedish retirees, school children, handicapped and other vulnerable categories of people are thoroughly ignored. Violence is exploding. Jihadist Trojan horses are flowing through the porous border along with the tens of thousands ID-less refugees.
Sweden is experiencing an exploding debt to pay for a bloated welfare system. The cities are growing more violent due to a crush of unassimilatable third-world refugees. Its school system has abandoned facts and critical thinking in favor of feelgood social engineering and “consensus-building activities.” The military has been slashed to a point where, were the Russians to decide to take action, there are simply no resources to check their aggression.
Why does it all sound so… familiar?