Multiculturalism oppresses individualism. In a nutshell, that is the simple yet astute view of Nima Gholam Pour, a conservative writer and brave member of the board of education in the small Swedish southern city of Malmö.
A massive influx of migrants has overwhelmed Malmö. An estimated 20 percent of its 300,000 population is Muslim. This city, once considered a “nice, beautiful, safe” place, is now considered by police to be one of the no-go zones of the region.
Historically, Swedes were good nationalist folk. They were not so-called “white nationalists” or “haters.” They were kind neighbors, a generous and loving people with good values in general. Swedes are altruistic. They try to be fair, empathetic and “do the right thing”; or “rite ting,” as my grandfather would say with his Swedish accent. But they were not doormats. Times have changed.
Recently, Malmö became the new home to the largest mosque in Scandinavia. No doubt sensing that this news would not be well-received among locals, Swedish media chose to completely hide the story – much to the ire of Mr. Pour. For him, it seemed to be the final straw.
Mr. Pour wrote a scathing must-read article about the unethical and manipulative practices of Sweden’s media. In his preface, he summarizes his op-ed as follows:
- In most democratic countries, the media should be critical of those who hold power. In Sweden, however, the media criticize those who criticize the authorities. Criticism is not aimed at the people who hold power, but against private citizens who, according to the journalists, have the “wrong” politicallly incorrect ideas.
- TV4 and all other media refused to report that it was Muslims who interrupted the prime minister because they wanted to force Islamic values on Swedish workplaces. When the Swedish media reported on the event, the public were not told that these “hijab activists” had links with Islamist organizations. Rather, it was reported as if they were completely unknown Muslim girls who only wanted to wear their veils.
- The Swedish media are politicized to the extent that they act as a propaganda machine. Through their lies, they have created possibilities for “post-truth politics”. Instead of being neutral, the mainstream Swedish media have lied to uphold certain “politically correct” values. One wonders what lifestyle and political stability Sweden will have when no one can know the truth about what is really going on.
However, what Mr. Pour failed to identify is who’s behind “the media.” This is the eternal question we ask at Winter Watch: Who is doing this? Was this an oversight or a deliberate omission for the sake of being “politically correct”? No, probably not the latter, because that would make him a hypocrite. Rather, it’s more likely that he himself – as well as the majority of the world – hasn’t come to grips with the fact that, by and large, radicalized Jewish leftists and globalists are the owners and operators of the “politically correct” mainstream media and the wealth spring of the vile, self-destructive, hyper-liberal ideology it spews. This is becoming abundantly clear in U.S. as well as European media.
Sweden is no exception. Conglomerate groups Bonnier, Schibsted and Stampen dominate the media market. The following is a list of Sweden’s top seven daily newspapers and their owners:
- Aftonbladet, Schibsted
- Dagens Nyheter, Bonnier
- Expressen, Bonnier
- Goteborgs-Posten, Stampen
- Svenska Dagbladet, Schibsted
- Sydsvenskan, Bonnier
- Dagens Industry, Bonnier
The Jewish family Bonnier owns the Bonnier media empire, and the Jewish family Hjorne owns Stampen. Major international banks with Jewish CEOs — such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Bank of New York Mellon — own and control Schibsted publications. Among smaller publications and television, the pattern of ownership is similar. Even when the owners are not Jewish, the persons placed in controlling positions within the organization most often are. Yet, on the whole, Jews make up a tiny percentage of Sweden’s population. There are only an estimated 20,000 in this country of 10 million.
Even media from outside Sweden try to bully and shame Sweden’s leaders into submission on the migration issue. A perfect example of this is an April episode of “Conflict Zone,” a hyper-liberal/globalist program produced by German state television news agency Deutsche Welle (DW). DW correspondent Michael Friedman interviews (in English) Sweden Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson about how the country is dealing with the migration crisis. I recommend the entire 25-minute video; but, if you don’t have the time or patience, jump to 8:00-11:00 during which Friedman, with extreme sarcasm, tries to shame Johansson for not accepting more migrants faster.
It should be noted that Friedman, on staff at DW as a “journalist,” is a German lawyer from a Polish-Jewish family. He was also vice president of the German Jewish Council but was forced to resign from this position in 2003 over charges of drug possession and prostitution. Many of the news articles on his fiascos have been scrubbed from the Internet, so this brief story from The Los Angeles Times must suffice:
His crime was discovered almost by chance. Police were investigating an Eastern European prostitution ring when wiretaps led them to the name “Paolo Pinkel.” According to the weekly magazine Der Spiegel, Friedman used that name when he invited three Ukrainian prostitutes to the Inter-Continental Hotel in Berlin and offered them cocaine. Investigators raided Friedman’s home and offices last month and found small amounts of the drug.
Friedman left Germany and lay low in Venice, but the ensuing scandal marred both his public and his private life. His talk show “Vorsicht! Friedman” — or “Watch Out! Friedman” — was suspended and his girlfriend, Baerbel Schaefer, also a talk show host, ended their relationship. …
Paul Spiegel, chairman of the Jewish Council, accepted Friedman’s resignation. “The drug affair is a human tragedy,” he said. “But time heals all wounds. After a certain time, he will reach out for a second chance, and I’m sure he will get it.”
Indeed, he did — at DW.
So we have a country, that just seven years ago ranked among the world’s top economies and high in indexes for quality of life and happiness, trying to face the economic, cultural and security burden of mass migration followed by civil unrest and coupled with attacks and propaganda by domestic and international radicalized Jewish-leftist mainstream media.
Why does it matter who controls the media? Because the media shapes reality for the majority of the people and, in a democracy, that can be a very, very dangerous thing. Media dictates culture and controls politics. Politicians create laws. Next thing you know, a 70-year-old Swedish woman is being arrested for hate speech after complaining about migrants on social media. Constitutional rights be damned.
This is not my grandfather’s Sweden. It’s a world gone mad. It’s institutional capture.
In close, here’s a troubling tale of a Somali journalist who visited Sweden then fled following threats for telling the truth.