You may think that Sweden is a well-run Western country. Then again, if you follow international news just a little bit, your perception is probably a much different one. Here is an aspect that you may find truly shocking. It is based on my personal experience when I voted in the elections on 9 September.
The first unpleasant experience was that the leftist block stood outside the voting location, handing out fliers. There could well have been an element of intended intimidation in play. Imagine you walk toward the voting location, and right in front of the entrance you have to make it past a row of people with armbands showing their political affiliation, and telling you to vote for them. If those people had worn uniforms, the nazi symbolism would have been more pronounced.
Inside, things didn’t get much better. For this you have to know that in Sweden, elections are not secret. Instead, you take a paper slip corresponding to the party you intend to vote for, make an optional cross for a party member if you want, put the slip into an envelope, and hand that in. This means that you walk from the place where you take the voting slip to the voting booth with a paper slip that shows the logo of the party you are going to vote for. This is a clear flaw of the system. I bet Swedes vote this way in order to exert some kind of social pressure to not vote for the ‘wrong’ parties. Meek people, of which there are many in this country, may simply not dare to vote for a democratic party like the Sweden Democrats, given that the radical left dominates the political landscape. (By the way, the Sweden Democrats are a left-leaning party with clear socialist tendencies. They are just not as outright anti-white as the other parties.)
A workaround that ensures some secrecy is to take voting slips of several parties, or possibly even of all. Swedes love to bring this up as an excuse. Yet, that is a dishonest argument because your typical cucked Swede would be proud to be seen voting for the Social Democrats or the Left Party, while they may want to hide voting for a more conservative party like the Moderates or the Sweden Democrats. Both those parties get their campaign posters regularly defaced. It does not happen with posters hung up by the radical left mainstream. Consequently, people view you with suspicion if you don’t openly vote for a mainstream party. This is, among others, expressed in the fact that voters of the Sweden Democrats tend to not even participate in exit polls.
What I have shared so far is largely an example of social pressure. However, there was also outright manipulation. As I wrote, you take a voting slip for your party. Yet, when it was my turn to take a slip, I could not find any of the Sweden Democrats, so I complained to this to the staff, a middle-aged woman. I said to her, loudly, that I cannot find the slips for the Sweden Democrats. First, she played dumb and said she doesn’t know what I meant, so I repeated myself. She then looked through the sheets in the dispenser, and what had happened was that someone had put slips of another party in front of the slips for the Sweden Democrats. The excuse I got to hear was, “Teehee, this happens”, which I followed up with pointing out that this should not only not happen, but that the people responsible should get charged with election fraud. Her sheepish response consisted of thanking me for pointing out the “inconsistency.” I am not implying that the staff messed with the voting slip dispenser. However, at the very least they were negligent. I would not be surprised if they had witnessed that kind of manipulation and happily ignored it.
We in the West sure do like our moral grandstanding about “democracy”, while we look down on supposed dictatorships like Russia, China, or Singapore. Yet, I would say that, based on what I have experienced during the recent election in Sweden, we have at least one candidate country in the West that could do with international observers scrutinizing the elections. Quite frankly, I think the election system should be overhauled to ensure that your vote is secret, but that probably won’t fly in this “humanitarian superpower” that relies as much on misinformation in the press, silencing of non-leftist voices in the press, and social pressure to maintain the status quo.
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