The rise of conservatism in Europe is "a natural reaction to extremely violent leftist and globalist policies," Sweden-based academic Dr. Bilyana Martinovski, an associate professor in human-machine interaction, told Sputnik, referring to the emergence of right-wing and anti-migrant parties across Europe.
"Generally and historically, right equals conservatism: family values, big individual freedom, small government, free market, etc.," she highlighted, commenting on the stigmatization of right-wing parties by the liberal MSM in Europe. "So, right has nothing to do with leftist ideologies such as international socialism or Mussolini's Big State fascism, other than as opposition to those. I don't think there is a rise of the ‘right' in the sense of ‘Hitler' or nationalism. There is a rise of people who want to stay alive without being raped, robbed and murdered. One could call it 'patriotism,' I would call it 'survival.'"
Such is the case in Sweden, the academic noted, referring to the Sweden Democrats (SD) winning about 18 percent of the vote in the recent general elections.
The professor explained that the SD party actually has a left-wing program, which includes regulation of immigration. "Regulation of immigration leads them to oppose the EU because the EU directs the current immigration policy," she noted, adding that "this party has struggled for exactly 30 years to get where it is now."
"Their leaders have been persecuted and literally abused for three decades by all parties, all institutions, all main stream media, and most people due to their position on immigration and criminality. In globalist terminology, they are the Swedish 'deplorables,'" she elaborated.
"They love [US President Donald] Trump and they changed the Swedish political discourse this summer with their ‘repatriation tour' around the entire country. What they did has never happen before and they got literally zero coverage by MSM," she said, suggesting that they had failed to overcome a threshold of 4 percent due to no media coverage.
Nevertheless, Dr. Martinovski foresees that the AfS will continue its political struggle and may have better chances in the EU election next year.
Social Democrats Sustained Historic Loss of Trust
Assessing the results of the vote, the professor highlighted that the largest and oldest left-wing Social Democratic Party "sustained a historic loss of trust among Swedes."
Likewise, the liberal-conservative Moderate Party — "pro-EU, pro-NATO and pro-Soros" — has lost some of its positions, but not as dramatically as the Social Democrats, she added.
"The Social Democrats, yes, historic fail of trust among Swedes and non-Islamic immigrants, if we exclude the 10 percent they got from MENA [Middle Eastern and North African] immigrants with or without citizenship (non-citizens may vote on municipality level), they would have only 20 percent votes," the professor pointed out.
"On election day, the Social Democrats sent out 700,000 sms to immigrant-dense-area voters offering benefits if they vote for their party and the results came out crystal clear," she said referring to a report by Dagens Nyheter (DN), a daily newspaper in Sweden.
Meanwhile, the Sweden Democrats gained additional 5 percent if compared to 2014, i.e., more than 300,000 votes, she underscored. "They were expected to reach 27-30 percent given the polls and voters' fear of sharing [their] political choice due to violent stigmatization and persecution (e.g., loss of job, socialization issues)," the academic noted.
'Massive Rape Cases Silenced in Sweden'
The failure of left and center-left pro-globalist forces during the Swedish general elections is quite understandable given their "horrible" handling of the refugee problem in the last few years.
"Have in mind that most of the migrants are not refugees. For instance, January-August, 2018, Sweden awarded residency to about 87,000 migrants, of which 14,000 were classed as refugees. So, the rhetoric involves the word 'refugee' because it appeals to viewers but in reality we have a general immigration and little refugee migration," she explained.
"The government and the MSM deliberately hide any statistics that show the origin of the perpetrators and persecute those who dared to discuss, do or evaluated such statistics," Dr. Martinovski stressed, adding that she had found herself in dire straits because she checked and validated a gang-rape statistics she had seen online. She was subsequently removed from the University of Stockholm, where she had worked for years.
However, the situation has dramatically changed since then, the academic highlighted: "All of a sudden, MSM published part of the statistics, it became an open topic, Jeff Ahl (SD now AfS) raised the issue in parliament for the first time (he was boycotted by Parliament, the feminists did not attend). Yet, the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (BRÅ), which is supposed to offer official statistics, continues to refuse to provide crime statistics based on origin of perpetrator and victim. The MSM published only partial data."
In August 2018, Swedish national broadcaster Sveriges Television AB (SVT) reported that 843 people were convicted in the same period, specifying that 58 percent of the culprits were of foreign birth. However, 49,100 cases remain largely silenced, she said, presuming that the authorities were not interested in publishing the damning statistics before the general vote.
However, despite the fact that no media outlet ever discusses that, never mentioning the 50,000 registered cases, nor the number of rape police reports, the problem of widespread rape by MENA migrants in Sweden has become so prevalent that it can't be silenced any more, the professor emphasized.
"Now, the fact that a true conservative and right-wing party as the AfS was just born this year is an effect of extreme criminal violence, extreme economic abuse, welfare decline, plus political and judicial impotence," Dr. Martinovski highlighted.
Dr. Bilyana Martinovski is an associate professor in human-machine interaction. She holds a Ph.D. in General Linguistics (2000), an M.A. in Slavic Philology (1992) and a B.A. in Literary Theory and Linguistics (1992) from the University of Gothenburg. She has worked as a senior lecturer in informatics and human-computer interaction at the University College of Borås (2006-13), as a senior lecturer in communication studies at the University of Gothenburg/Chalmers (2007-10), and as a research associate in artificial intelligence and virtual reality at the University of Southern California, US (2001-07).
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