April 8, 2016

Sweden wants love.

"To gin up interest in the Scandinavian country, a Swedish tourism agency created the Swedish Number, 46-771-793-336, a single phone line that connects international callers to randomly selected Swedish volunteers to chat about whatever is on their minds...."
The Swedish Number’s website invites callers to “talk about anything you want.” After I dialed the number... an automated voice responded: “Calling Sweden. You will soon be connected to a random Swede, somewhere in Sweden.”"...

By letting everyday Swedes communicate directly with foreigners, tourism officials hope to present a more authentic picture of the country than one conjured up by a marketing agency, said Magnus Ling, the secretary general and chief executive of the Swedish Tourist Association.

Yes, he acknowledged, the chats could go off the rails. But he had little fear of lewd, meanspirited or even dangerous correspondence — he believed that people have good intentions, he said. And he believed the Swedish people would make good ambassadors for the country.
The linked article is in the NYT. The coverage leans cutesy, and there's zero acknowledgement that Sweden might have a tourism problem based on news reports that might lead women to believe that we are not safe walking alone there.

For example, from last month: "Police defend warning for solo women in northern Sweden." And: "Two 10-year-old schoolgirls molested and a woman's trousers ripped off: Inside the sleepy Swedish town rocked by EIGHT sex attacks in three weeks by migrant men."


Curious George said...

Dear lefties:

"...by migrant men." means "...by Muslim men."

Sean said...

Has anyone considered giving the Swedes someone to call? I would suggest Angela Merkel and other pro-migrant EU leaders. They can chat about anything at all, but in particular the Swedes' ideas for increasing tourism to EU countries.

traditionalguy said...

An invading Army first takes and rapes the conquered women. After that domination and submission ritual, then maybe a Muslim man can get a little respect in Sweden.

Michael K said...

Sweden is toast,

Jupiter said...

"he believed that people have good intentions, he said."

Tank said...

It was a few years back, we were talking with friends about travelling, and I mentioned I was glad that we had been to Europe a number of times and seen the things we most wanted to see already. I noted that many places there were not as "nice" as they once were, and were becoming more and more dangerous for people like me (Jewish people). Years ago we went to Istanbul and Kusadesi (two very interesting places): I'd be very concerned about going now; i.e. I would not go there now. Sweden, never been, likely never going now.

Of course, if you look at the serious problems Muslims are causing everywhere in Europe where they've been allowed to settle in any numbers, and then suggest that maybe it's not a good idea to allow Muslims to immigrate here, to the US, then, of course ... you are a bigot, a hater, an Islamaphobe, blah, blah, blah. You might be as bad as ... Trump.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Curious George said...

"...by migrant men." means "...by Muslim men."

There you go with your islamophobia. No reason to think the migrants weren't from Norway, Finland, or even Denmark.

No, really.

Stop laughing.

Bay Area Guy said...

America - a relatively new country - was founded by British men based on the principles of Liberty and commerce. It quickly catapulted to the top of the world.

Sweden - a much older country - has adopted a new idea. Let's import a violent group of Muslim Men, who have Zero connection to our culture, hate Western values, rape our women, and don't work, because........Diversity.

Let's see how it plays out.

Big Mike said...

Here in Fairfax County, Virginia, we get foreign channels like NHK and Russia Today via our antenna. Every evening at 9:00 they show foreign-made detective shows like "Wallander," "Beck," "Maria Wern," "Irene Huss," and "Unit One." Between them and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels.

Based on these I conclude (1) Sweden in winter is bleak and miserable, and (2) the predominant crime is raping underage females. Plus some murders, of course. And a little vice due to Balkan criminal elements who immigrated, and some prostitutes imported from Russian and the Baltic countries.

Nah, I think I'll stay home.

Big Mike said...

Sorry, I meant to connect the paragraphs. Get rid of the blank space and the words "Based on these."

I'm a terrible proofreader of my own prose.

Paco Wové said...

I can understand why Germany and Germans collectively have had the spine beaten out of them because of unpleasant events of the past century. But WTF has happened to the Nordic countries? Gustavus Adolphus must be spinning in his grave.

Abdul Abulbul Amir said...

You will have a long long wait looking for the New York Times to acknowledge bad behavior by Muslim immigrants.

Danno said...

If you google "rape capital" most of the top hits relate to Sweden. Pretty sad what the Swedes have allowed to happen.

EDH said...

"Sweden, where one of us is better than 72 of your virgins in paradise."

john said...

I'm going to call that number. I never spoke to someone in Sweden before.

Could I get some suggestions here on what I should talk about?

Do you think I could find a wife?

john said...

Perhaps we could talk about Ikea camlocks.

Jupiter said...

"The coverage leans cutesy, and there's zero acknowledgement that Sweden might have a tourism problem based on news reports that might lead women to believe that we are not safe walking alone there."

There are large areas of most American cities where a woman is considerably less safe walking alone than she would be in most parts of Sweden. Acknowledging this problem is called "racism", and it is not done in polite Liberal society.

gspencer said...

I called the number, several times. I was hoping to get a member of the Swedish Bikini Team since Old Milwaukee was my favorite beer.

Instead I kept hearing Arabic, but I did pick up a few words, like, "fookin' kafur," "Alaha Akabar."

Maybe I'll try again over the weekend, when all the muslims aren't working.

Xmas said...

This is the same thing Belgium did...right before the airport bombing.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Hello? Am I speaking to someone in Sweden?"

"Ah! Ahurb adurb bo chinny woola lozenge?"

"Excuse me?"

"Just teasing you. Many of us in Sweden speak English."


"Sure thing. Where are you from?"

"I'm in America."

"America: that's a big place."

"It is."

"It is much bigger than Sweden."

"Yes: yes it is."

"You have black people in America, right?"

"Uh... Yes we do."

"They are a big problem, yes?"

"I wouldn't put it that way..."

"Black people in America: they seem to cause a lot of trouble."

"I think that might be a misunderstanding..."

"No, no. We watch your news. Black people are always yelling and setting fire to things."

"Uh -- maybe we can talk about Sweden..."

"I bet if you could just wish away all of your black people you would do it, right? Have them all -- poof! -- just be gone?"

"Black people are an important part of our country..."

"We don't have black people in Sweden. It's much nicer this way."

"This isn't quite the conversation I expected..."

"Well, I suppose there isn't much you can do about it now, right? Black people: you're stuck with them."

"I think I need to be going..."

"Oh. Okay. One last question, though?"

"Sure. I guess."

"In America -- where do you live?"



"What is so funny?"

"Detroit! Black people everywhere! It must suck to be you, right?"


"Good luck, my American friend..."

I am Laslo.

Gusty Winds said...

This sound like a maybe just a minor set above a phone sex operation.

But, what if randomly, like every 1 out of 100 callers, when you are expecting a member of the Swedish Bikini Team to answer, the voice was a male Muslim who would tell you that you were a Western Infidel that deserved death, and the call had been traced and he would fly to America to fondle your daughter?

Darrell said...

They keep telling me that they want to vote for Trump. Wisconsin seems like a big betrayal to them. Go figure.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Everything I need to know about Sweden I learned from Ingmar Bergman movies.

Anglelyne said...

I hear that Sweden has instituted classes for refugees, to teach them that Swedes frown on the habit of raping anything that moves. Which is nice, since newcomers understandably might not be aware of that odd little feature of Swedish civil society. Apparently the videos for the course feature brown dudes giving blonde guys wise advice about checking their rapey tendencies.

France has also recently released millions of euros worth of PSAs against prejudice and hate-driven violence. As with all such efforts, one can be confident that the portrayals of perps and victims accurately reflect reality.

EDH said...

"I wish life could be, Swedish magazines."

YoungHegelian said...

With my luck, I'd call in & get handed off to the Swedish Chef from the Muppets:


"Staburna hurna furna sturna LE-TOOOCE!"

Gusty Winds said...

So the first Latin American Pope is going to shove this type of migration down Europe's throat standing on some type of moral high ground? Does anybody else think this Latino Pope doesn't really care about the well being of Europe?

Anybody else think this is a little sinister and the whole, "I'm just a humble Francis of Assisi servant" is an act?

He just extended an invitation to his fellow Socialist Bernie Sanders to the Vatican to speak on moral economies blah, blah, blah...

Even the Pope knows how to use a prop.

Anglelyne said...

Gusty Winds: Anybody else think this is a little sinister and the whole, "I'm just a humble Francis of Assisi servant" is an act?

Makes one pine for the Borgias.

virgil xenophon said...

RE: Self-delusions

There is a bar in New Orleans just oppo Tulane Univ that I used to frequent in the 90s. There was one lefty Tulane co-ed (sorry not PC I know) that I used to love to argue with just to egg her on into greater heights of absurdity. She was a business major in Latin American Studies with a double major in Spanish. I once asked her that, as a dyed-in-the-wool "uber" feminist, didn't she feel conflicted in majoring in one of the most patriarchal languages extant? As well as the culture it spawned? Untrue, she vehemently denied and, as if in proof of the refutation, she led me to the rear of the bar where, as it turned out, three of her friends visiting from Barcelona were playing pool. She related my statement and they all TOTALLY denied it's truth. A sexist, male-dominated language? "En el contrario" they all protested, nobody here but us chickens! Es Imposible!

Moral of my little vignette? NEVER underestimate the extent to which either individuals or entire societies can delude themselves in spite of all documented evidence to the contrary. "No one is so blind as he who will not see."

Fabi said...


dreams said...

And John Kerry thinks that here in the USA we should be ashamed of our 2016 Republican candidates, he worries what the Europeans will think of us.

Bay Area Guy said...

A nice sociological experiment would be to deposit hundreds of unruly Muslim Males from Syria into a nice community, such as the Upper West Side, Manhattan, at say, 75th and Amsterdam, or Berkeley, CA or Chicago, Ill or Madison, Wisc to ...just see what happens!

Eleanor said...


"one lefty Tulane co-ed (sorry not PC I know)"
I went to engineering school. The guys called us the Co-Techs.

Jonathan Graehl said...

this tourism-PR stunt worked great for brussels

rehajm said...

I presume the random Swedes are preselected and not truly just random Swedes.

How do you say 'butt dial' in Swedish?

Virgil Hilts said...

They need to turn this apparent tourism disadvantage to an advantage. Laslo could do it better, but something like this:
"Are you fond of groping and molesting cute, blond women? Do you want to find a place where the reaction to such practices is to blame the victims and suggest they should change their behavior? where foreign men are not really expected to adopt to local practices or to treat women with dignity and as equals? where you do not need to worry much about the local police or so-called "men" beating the holy shit out of you when you act like a goddamn barbarian from the 7th century? Well, have we got the ideal sexual tourism destination for you . . "

Comanche Voter said...

When that Swedish woman calls Frau Merkel for advice, Frau Merkel will say, "Liebchen, when you are being raped by a "migrant", just lay back and think of Sweden." Or words to that effect.

And if a Swedish or Norwegian man were to call Frau Merkel, she would say, "When you are raped by a "migrant", you really don't need to feel guilty about it."

It's all just part of the Scandi/Islamic convergence.

Fernandinande said...

What do you get when you cross a migrant with a Swede?

A car thief who can't drive.

Gusty Winds said...

Anglelyne said...Makes one pine for the Borgias.

I don't think I'm the first Catholic to not like a Pope; and I am just tired of Francis. He is no John Paul II; no matter what flaws you want to attach to that man. I think John Paul II would be appalled at what Francis is pushing in Europe after John Paul spent his whole life trying to support liberation from WWII's totalitarian nightmares.

All his Francis' acts of humility are set up photo ops. Paying his incidentals at a hotel in his robe, the foot washing of immigrants this last Easter. Yet he seems completely silent on the cultural damage and sexual assaults taking place in European towns like the one linked by this post.

Most of annoying of all is that Latka Gravas, over the top, little humble me speaking voice. It's an act.

He takes it upon himself to lecture on who is and isn't a Christian based on political and cultural attitudes toward immigration. But then he wraps his arms around Islam, and now a secular Jewish statist to interject himself in American politics.

n.n said...

The Swedes will be assimilated through reactive and planned parenthood schemes, rape-rape of their non-transgender/crossover females, and other anti-native policies of the progressive liberal orthodoxy.

Alex said...

n.n - your posting over the years is needlessly apocalyptic in tone. Are you an old white man?

JaimeRoberto said...

This sounds like the sort of thing they would show on Lillyhammer.

Mike Albrecht said...

I have read that there are limited accommodations in Sweden because most everything that can be has been turned into a refugee center has been already. I wonder what will become of the workers who traditionally serve in tourist haunts. Good thing they have a strong social safety net.... for now.

hombre said...

Alex: "n.n - your posting over the years is needlessly apocalyptic in tone. Are you an old white man?"

@Alex: Does this mean you disagree, or that you believe old white men have nothing to contribute, or that you are just being a dick?

Kirby Olson said...

They are trying to reinvigorate Nazi youth all across northern Europe, apparently. They couldn't have a better plan than to introduce millions of foreigners who will not fit into Nordic life. It's puzzling. The few minorities in Finland (including myself when I was there) were often threatened by the underclass. In Sweden, it was far worse. I think they would have been safer, ultimately, remaining in Syria.

The Godfather said...

I've only spent 3 or 4 days in Sweden, quite a few years ago. I really liked the young women sun-bathing topless. I guess that'll be a thing of the past pretty soon.

n.n said...


I'm characterizing a system and processes, then predicting their evolution to the most likely states based on logical associations and historical information.

JamesB.BKK said...

Well, women and young girls are not safe out alone in Sweden, or Germany, or the UK, or many other places in Europe (even outside the areas that are no longer controlled by the state "authorities" where often their police, and firemen, and EMTs do not go and have not gone for years) and the political class there has no apparent current intention of doing anything about the condition. Instead, as with Belgium the persons in the Swedish political class likely aim to make people shut up. They have already impinged the basic human right of self-defense. They are ready to train their guns and threaten to use their sticks on locals (described as deranged or extreme ultra-right wing to be sure) protesting or outright fighting against this weird importation of, and toleration of the aggression of, persons who self-segregate and remain subject to a culture hostile to their hosts, their hosts' past, and the very buildings and records of their hosts' and others' history. This rape aggression is a clear tool of a destructive ideology of conquest, in use for too long a time to allow for pretending it is not being deployed as such a tool.

You can get big laughs with the Toronto upper class by cracking jokes about caring about rape by imported migrants (of girls, boys, and women) and of mass rape in general and rape as a tool of aggression. See http://www.steynonline.com/7507/when-mark-steyn-struck-back.

Listening to all the expressions of concern in the video by the pro side of that debate about all of the awful places in MENA (and much of the rest of Africa and parts of Asia where adherents to Islam continue their conflict and aggression), one may pause to realize that these are the same types of people or the same people that have enabled these conditions - either by (i) interfering with efforts to pacify or (ii) promoting aid and other mischievous activities that support authoritarian governments and suffocate or retard spontaneous economic activity, or both. These supposed concerns also translate into force applied to those that disagree with and are on the receiving end of mass unchecked migration – which is offered though not necessarily bought and sold as a as the solution to the problems these same supposedly concerned people have created or expressly allowed to flourish.

People are not safe in Detroit or Chicago or Cleveland and other formerly great US cities for similar reasons that drive the coming loss of Europe as other than a geographical location.

Jupiter said...

I think it is a little early to be writing off Europe. A lawless, violent minority is, after all, still a minority. As I and others have pointed out here, the American black underclass is much larger, and far more violent, if perhaps not more lawless, than the Arab and African Muslims the Europeans are importing. But we mostly manage to deal with them, by staying away from the places they live, and making them feel unwelcome in the places we live. They regularly victimize those who fail to avoid them, which is disgusting and sad, but life goes on. Niggers gonna nig. Whatcha gonna do about it? Round 'em up and put 'em in camps? Well, no. They round themselves up, and we just feed them. Same as in Europe.

Of course, it helps that white Americans are often armed, and black Americans know it. Which is why the elites seeking our destruction are determined to disarm us, as they have already disarmed the unfortunate Europeans. It is amusing, in a sad and disgusting kind of way, to see how any European who suggests that importing large numbers of useless criminals to harass and rape your women might not be the best idea is immediately characterized as a Right-Wing nutjob and Fascist. The intention, of course, is to marginalize those who would dare to defend their own race and culture. But I suspect the result may be to popularize the Right.