HOly shit that second link
Holy fucking shit.
sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.
Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on:
Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%.
Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.
If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe.
- they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
- party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
- worn Nazi symbols
- supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.
There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand.
They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better).
In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.
They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology.
29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M, and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:
This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.
In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU.
Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.
People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP.
But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract.
Please spread this.
Here’s something sort of exciting ^_^
I’m attending the Lakes Comic Art Fest in Kendal this year as a guest, and also as a new patron of the event (fingers crossed Malin will join me there too!). Amongst other scarily organised planning for what looks like it will be an amazing event, Julie Tait - the show’s organiser - asked me to provide a special print, alongside some frankly awe-inspiringly talented artists.
The festival are making a set of eight limited edition giclee prints. The quality of these babies is just gorgeous, trust me. Here’s the full list of artists (you can see why I was a little nervous, eh?):
More news on how you can buy yours will be released soon, but you can see a sneak peek of all eight designs on page 45 of the amazing show programme - so do take a look.
I hope you like my contribution! It feels like a long time off before we can see Ian and Cortland sharing a moment like this, eh? But it’s nice to remind ourselves that they will. =^_^=
This seems relevant to post here :)
Computer might be saved. I hope. Now to reinstall EVERYTHING!
every time i start debating about racism with a white folk i notice something. they flip the eff out when called “white people”. it’s like voldemort’s name in harry potter. you can’t say it. apparently white people think “white people” is an insult. yet, it is acceptable for them to say “black” or “asian” or whatever else upon describing a PoC.
i’ve come to the conclusion that it probably has to do with the fact that they’ve never been defined by their race. they’re not used to being defined by their race, whereas poc constantly are. a PoC will never just be “the cute kid on the left”. or “the one with the glasses”. or “that girl with a red shirt”. no. they will be “the black kid” or “one of the asians”, or “that indian girl” before they have the chance, the right to be anything else.
Kiseiju Movie part 1
Mysterious worm-like aliens fall from the sky. They penetrate through the ears or nose into human beings and live off their brain while dominating the body. Now with human appearance, the parasites live among humans.
AHHHHH’M SO FUCKIN’G EXCITED
Excited as fuck
OH SHIT YES
OMG they actually got the look down pat!