Sweden illustrates better than any country I know the parasitic character of liberalism-socialism. In the mid-twentieth century, Sweden built itself up into a regional industrial power with a robust export-economy in goods ranging from grain and dairy products to heavy machinery and ships. Sweden’s role as a “neutral” in World War II was somewhat morally ambiguous (neutral now in favor of the Axis and neutral now in favor of the Allies), but it enabled the nation to survive the conflict without going to war. Because of that, Sweden entered the postwar period with intact industries and one of the most educated and disciplined populations in Europe. The decision not to import armaments after the war but to draw on domestic industry for defense needs was sound and had positive effects for the nation. However, the Swedish left and its liberal sympathizers propagandized incessantly about Sweden’s role during the war, pounding the idea that Sweden must share the guilt of Germany, some of whose resource-needs she had supplied. And having instilled that guilt through their control of education, they used it to attack the middle class, the Lutheran State Church, and Swedish tradition generally. […]
As is the case wherever liberalism-socialism prevails, the regime at first discouraged and then began to outlaw and penalize criticism until today Sweden is probably the most totalitarian nation in Europe (and that’s saying something), with no genuine freedom of the press and insidious institutional pressure on individuals who dissent from the system.