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The Great Replacement Debate Heats Up in Sweden
From Naive Denial to Shocking Demographic Facts: How the Debate is Shifting
The Great Replacement has been the talking point of nationalists in Sweden and elsewhere for decades, even before Renaud Camus coined and popularized the term in his books L'Abécédaire de l'in-nocence and Le Grand Remplacement. The understanding that massive immigration will lead to Swedes becoming a minority in Sweden, Germans becoming a minority in Germany, and so on has been top of the agenda for nationalists as long as there has been an anti-mass migration nationalist movement.
For the longest time, Swedish mainstream media and politicians have waved it off as something impossible. The arguments for why this couldn’t happen have been everything from “immigration will never go that far” (a.k.a. the naive stance) to “most people will be born in Sweden, so Swedes will always be in the majority (a.k.a. the race nihilist stance).
But this week, something changed, and maybe the debate regarding The Great Replacement will be very different in Sweden from now on.
Investigative Report on The Great Replacement and Mattias Karlsson's Response
A Swedish investigative journalism TV show, Kalla Fakta (Cold Facts), had gotten access to an internal working document for a conservative fundraising foundation closely related to the Sweden Democrats. The Great Replacement was discussed in this document, and the journalists somehow thought they had struck gold.
They booked an interview with Mattias Karlsson, former chief ideologue and current board member of the Sweden Democrats, as well as one of the main figures of the fundraising foundation. When confronted with the internal document and accused of spreading “conspiracy theories”, Karlsson didn’t' back down but turned to the journalists and asked if it wasn’t just a fact that Swedes are becoming a minority in our own country.
And a fact it is.
The Rise of the Demographic Facts: Swedes Becoming a Minority in Their Own Country
Just the day before Kalla Fakta published their interview, one of Sweden’s most prominent anti-white activists, founder of the Antifa magazine Expo Tobias Hübinette, triumphly published the latest Swedish demographic statistics. He concluded that Swedes are a minority in Malmö (57,54% non-Swedes), and soon in Göteborg (46,96%) and Stockholm (45,43%) as well.
So how can it come that a prominent antiracist can publish statistics that confirm that Swedes are becoming a minority in Sweden, while at the same time, a conservative politician is attacked by media and other politicians for stating the same facts?
Well, this is where the debate has changed.
The left and the liberal conservatives now say that Swedes are becoming a minority, but it’s not a replacement — it’s just demographic change!
What’s the difference, you might ask?
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The New Narrative: Demographic Change vs. The Great Replacement
The new narrative that we will probably hear for the foreseeable future seems to be that while Swedes are becoming a minority, this was never a plan or the result of a political will. No, it’s just the product of global changes, a world in unrest, international injustices and more people looking for a better life in the north.
Talking about a replacement of people implies that there was some kind of plan or political will behind this demographic change, and that, my friends, is a conspiracy theory and should not be uttered in a civilised discussion!
That is, of course, just nonsense.
The Unfounded Claim of a Conspiracy Theory
If this was something that just happened for natural reasons and not because of political decisions, how come Swedish nationalists warned about this development already when the Swedish parliament decided that Sweden should become multicultural in 1975?
Mattias Karlsson is a part of the more liberal wing of the Sweden Democrats and one of the main people behind their walk away from all sorts of ethnonationalism. But in this interview, he deserves credit. Not only for pointing out the demographic facts, but also because when the reporter calls it a conspiracy theory that there was a “small elite who was behind this”, he replies without hesitation:
“Politicians taking political decisions in the parliament is, by definition, a small group of elites. So what makes it a conspiracy theory?”
A Step in the Right Direction: The Possibility of Change in the Swedish Debate
And that’s how The Great Replacement became the main topic in the Swedish news this week. Leaders of the opposition parties, and even some in the government parties who work with the Sweden Democrats in parliament, have condemned him.
But the topic has spread to usually lukewarm conservative social media accounts and online magazines, who all — for the first time, it seems — took a look at the facts and realized that, yes, there is a replacement going on.
To realize this and to understand the mechanics behind the demographic change and the radical solutions needed to solve it are different things. But you can’t have the latter without the former, which means that a big chunk of conservative Swedes took a huge step in the right direction today.
And maybe the Swedish debate has changed forever.