As planned – and feared by those who are familiar with the content – the new Swedish constitution was passed in the Swedish parliament yesterday. Only the 20 Sweden Democrats voted against and 21 MPs abstained from voting. Even many MPs downright negative to it (from the Left Party and the Environmental Party) voted for, just in order not to vote in the same way as the commonly mocked Sweden Democrats. This far have Swedish politics declined in our parliament.
Swedish media have acted as if they were blindfolded. Have they written anything whatsoever about it, it has been praise for those small positive pieces that could be sorted out. But mostly nothing at all has been reported. I have written about this proposed bill before, but a conclusion of the three most important items is as follows:
Membership in the EU is from now constitutional. A withdrawal will imply yet another change of the constitution, which is more complicated and takes longer time (one voting before and one voting after a general election).
The multiculturalism is from now constitutional. It is now imperative to financially support ethnic, cultural and religious groups with the taxpayers’ money. A disastrous policy is cemented.
The significance of the Swedish citizenship is undermined when foreigners are broadly placed on an equal footing with Swedish citizens and thus enjoy the same rights. On top of this there will no longer be any insistence on Swedish citizenship for positions of sensible nature, which implies that foreigners are allowed to have the positions that are structurally important for the society.
The only existing Swedish journalist that publishes critical texts of the regime, and therefore has to write under the pseudonym of Julia Caesar, in spite of the fact that she is an experienced and well-renowned journalist with several published books, has commented on this:
“It feels like a long and evil nightmare that you just wish to wake up from. This just cannot be true!”
Read her chronicle on the constitutional amendment here. Translate it into English with Google translate. One of her earlier chronicles addressed to our PM Fredrik Reinfeldt has been translated into English and is to be found here.