Open Borders Equals Liberty?

Stockholm, Sweden: 63-year-old Daniel Cuevas Zuniga was peddling home after his night shift.  He stopped to pick up an object that he thought was a toy:

It was an M-75 hand grenade. Manufactured in great numbers for the Yugoslav national army, and then seized by paramilitaries during the civil war in the 1990s, the grenades are packed with plastic explosives and 3,000 steel balls, well suited for attacks on enemy trenches and bunkers.

So reports the New York Times.  Zuniga died; his wife, Wanna, peddling ahead of him was also blown off of her bicycle, shrapnel penetrating her body.  Trying to crawl back to her husband, she was stopped by the police who happened to be nearby.  The explosion shuddered windows 50 feet away.

According to the Times, “Much of the problem is the supply of surplus weapons.”  Wait a minute.  These “surplus weapons” have been available since the 1990s.  But when did this use of hand grenades begin?

Affixed to the wall in Mr. Appelgren’s office in Stockholm’s Police Headquarters is a chart showing the increase in the use of hand grenades. Until 2014 there were about a handful every year. In 2015, that number leapt: 45 grenades were seized by the police, and 10 others were detonated. The next year, 55 were seized and 35 detonated. A modest decrease occurred in 2017, when 39 were seized and 21 were detonated.

Mmmm…what else happened beginning in 2015?

“We have lost the trust from the people who lived and worked in this area,” said Gunnar Appelgren, a police superintendent and specialist in gang violence.

What kinds of gangs?  Blond-haired, blue-eyed Swedes?

Varby Gard has produced a street gang, the Varby Gard Network, which the police have been monitoring for two years. It is led by a Tunisian man and populated by first- and second-generation immigrants from Finland, the Balkans and Africa, said Lars Broms, a detective who is investigating Mr. Zuniga’s death.

Finland?  One of these is not like the other.  I am guessing that there is an untold backstory to this Finnish invasion.

Perhaps the truth can be found here:

Last year, Peter Springare, 61, a veteran police officer in Orebro, published a furious Facebook post saying violent crimes he was investigating were committed by immigrants from “Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia, unknown country, unknown country, Sweden.” It was shared more than 20,000 times…

If you believe such a post would prompt an official investigation you would be correct.

…Mr. Springare has since been investigated twice by state prosecutors, once for inciting racial hatred, though neither resulted in charges.

I didn’t say that the investigation would be rational.

“Give them 20 years, and we’ll have the same as in L.A.,” Mr. Broms said.

Cultural appropriation?  I have no idea – am I supposed to consider this good or bad?

Illegal weapons often enter Sweden over the Oresund Bridge, a 10-mile span that links the southern city of Malmo to Denmark. When it opened, in 2000, the bridge symbolized the unfurling of a vibrant, borderless Europe, but in recent years it has been more closely associated with smuggling, of people, weapons and drugs.

What changed in “recent years”?

“Crime is increasing and increasing, and they aren’t doing anything about it,” Mr. Garrido said. “It’s denial. Swedes are very good people and they want to change the world. They want the rest of the world to be like Sweden. And the reality is that it’s completely different.”

Yes, everyone around the world generally lives by the non-aggression principle, fully infused with western liberal traditions honed via several centuries of their own culture and tradition.  Invite them all – they are just waiting for the chance to unleash their latent liberal impulses.

So Mr. Zuniga, who was nearing retirement, had planned his exit, squirreling money away to build a house in Thailand, where his wife’s family lived. He told friends he planned to go in April.

Even 10 years ago wasn’t the desired immigration route pretty much the other way?


Trump cautioned about Sweden a year ago, when he pointed out the problem.  The backlash from the establishment – including Swedish politicians and the same New York Times that is the source of this report – was immediate and intense.  What is the New York Times saying today?

Even President Trump weighed in on the issue, saying that after taking in “large numbers” of immigrants, Sweden was “having problems like they never thought possible.”

There are calls for military intervention within Sweden.  To any sentient being it should have been obvious that the unchecked “open borders” immigrant influx unleashed in 2015 would result in such drastic government reactions.  For example:

This is the “liberty” that results from open borders.

While we are at it, we might as well invite a few commies….

Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.