As was projected earlier this month, the Sweden Democrats have risen to officially become the largest party in Sweden in the latest polls.
“Anti-immigrant party the Sweden Democrats have become the country’s most popular party for the first time, a poll released today revealed.
The far-right group overtook the Social Democrats, nine years after winning its first seats in parliament.
A new opinion poll showed the Sweden Democrats would get 24.2 per cent of the votes if an election was held now.
But the Social Democrats would get 22.2 per cent, the lowest ever polled by Swedish pollsters Demoskop. …”
Where do you stand at this fork in the road?
The Sweden Democrats won 19.8% of the vote last September. They fell short of becoming the largest party in Sweden. It seems now that was only a temporary setback.
It is worth remembering that Gunnar Myrdal was a Social Democrat. The Social Democrats dominated Sweden in the mid-20th century and were instrumental in creating the “postwar consensus.” It was Myrdal who created the notion of an “American Creed” that was inherently in conflict with its racial, cultural and ethnic identity in his highly influential 1944 book An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy.
Note: The Swedish Dilemma of the 21st century is that Social Democracy is dying in Sweden and Europe in general because of Myrdal’s nutty ideas about race.