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.
I see so many people wanting John Egbert to be Crocker John. It’s a great and scary concept and all, but all I could think of was…
She can’t have him.
No one can.
You see, he’s not like the other characters. No one can have John Egbert. That’s his role. Ever since the beginning of Homestuck
John has always been the steadfast most annoyingly difficult to control character, and even the almighty Condesce and Caliborn himself can’t control him.
He is mastered by no demon, no elder god, no omnipotent doggies friendly or otherwise, and certainly no fish queen. John Egbert is, as of now, the one truly free character in all of Homestuck, held back only by his love for his friends and no weaker bonds.
He’s the orginal and perfect embodiment of a breath player. you can’t control the wind, you just deal with all the shit it does.
someone get the unruly youngster in the timeout corner
You got a problem?
i’m really half and half on it. i like the basic concept behind it and how it gives people a chance to elaborate, expand on and even reinvent events in canon in interesting ways. unfortunately, it feels like it’s just falling short of it’s grand goal. there was a lot of potential and a lot of stuff to be excited about at first, but especially recently, i feel like it’s falling into a very distinct pattern of focusing on a small group of characters. specifically, the meteor crew.
on the positive, there’s been a lot of genuinely good jokes in it that i really like. that last scratch vs. hussie comic was great.
Sometimes I like to imagine dinosaur movies if dinosaurs had fat puffy bird bodies.
one of the only ways jurassic park could have been improved
that is a tough one to answer. you had it on the nose when you said it would have been nice to know more about jade’s quest with the frogbreeding and forge. she’s the only one who successfully completed her quest, but there’s still a LOT of question left about what was detailed about that. we got more detail about caliborn’s quest than we did about jade’s and anything regarding caliborn that doesn’t involve being able to laugh at him in some way just feels boring and unnecessary.
oh, and i’d like to know exactly what feferi did to get the dreambubbles going. or even IF she got the dreambubbles going. there was some prophecy about her uniting two races and then she gets (tuna) canned before any elaboration on what was up with her.
lastly, why the fuck is gamzee invincible? clown stuff isn’t a good excuse, but i don’t expect hussie to actually explain anything about his favorite plot device. who knows, maybe we’ll learn more about all this with the giga update.
Celebrate National Dog Day by spreading awareness of “The Truth About Purebred Dogs.”
Okay, I get it. You love your purebred bulldog! Who could resist that loose skin, those stubby legs, and that adorable underbite? Well, I hate to break it to you, but that lovable little freak — along with almost every other breed of dog — was created by Victorian eugenicists less than one hundred years ago. What’s more, the breeds they created are now getting so inbred that most of them are sicker than … well, dogs! Check it out: Adam breaks down the awful truth for you in the newest episode of Adam Ruins Everything.thoughts?
Unfortunately he hit the nail 100% on the head.