The paradox of democracy is always that you can vote it away by allowing the most democracy-hostile actors to gain power. But perhaps more absurd: the most loyal defenders of democracy are the ones who will choose to allow that to happen.
It begs the question: How many votes for terrorists does it take for their behavior to be considered reasonable by a majority?
Sweden election & politics
“[Sweden Democrats] is currently by far the largest party in the world with Nazi roots”, says Tobias Hübinette, senior lecturer in intercultural pedagogy and teacher in intercultural studies at Karlstad University.
@axbom I can't even find news on it here (a DDG search is timing out, which might just be DDG). How bad was it? We still have family in Sweden so I try to watch what I can.
Here’s an article that sums it up pretty well.
“The party, which has white supremacists among their founders, is expected to stay formally in opposition, with many voters and politicians across the political spectrum uncomfortable with seeing it in government. However, their impact will still be felt.“
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Fellow Swede here, living abroad.
Yes, while the right wing extremists covet power, they are likely to stay out of having an actual place in the government. This way they can pressure the Conservatives any time they like, while not having to risk any accountability.
"It's more fun in the opposition, you get to be loud without having to foot the bill."
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