For most of the 20th century, Sweden was held up as the very model of a modern welfare state: prosperous and peaceful, a example of social cohesion that was the product not of “diversity,” but of the very lack of “diversity.” That homogeneous Sweden is no longer. In Sweden, elderly residents of a “nursing home for the demented” in Eslöv have been eating dry porridge because there is not enough money for the home to buy milk. The Swedish government has had to divert ever more of its resources from welfare for the elderly and poor to welfare for the Muslim economic migrants who have been flooding into Sweden. More on this disturbing story can be found here: “Sweden: Elderly denied milk in porridge after ‘money runs out’ while migrants get tens of millions for housing,” by Thomas Brooke, Remix News, September 27, 2023:
Elderly residents at a dementia home in Sweden are being served porridge without milk for breakfast due to a lack of funds, despite the governing municipality only recently finding the cash to put up migrants in hotels, according to local reports.
The Samnytt news site revealed the demise of pensioners at the Kärråkra’s nursing home in Eslöv, which it claims is just the latest cutback in the quality of care provided to residents in recent years.
“The money has run out,” Sofia Persson, the manager of the facility, told the Skånska Dagbladet newspaper when asked about the substandard breakfast on offer to its elderly residents.
Residents at the Kärråkra dementia center in Eslöv, Sweden, are going without basic staples such as milk towards the end of the month due to stretched budgets….
Persson expressed her sadness at the situation and explained that many residents were becoming dissatisfied with the meals on offer, particularly towards the end of the month when finances are stretched, but did note that those who do not wish to partake in a milk-free porridge breakfast are able to opt for sandwiches instead.
This is not a singular incident. Here is another story, from last February, of the poor and elderly being deprived — in this case not of milk for their breakfast porridge but of their modest apartments — in order to give them to migrants.
The Samyntt news site explains that the food is not even publicly funded for all residents, with those with the means to pay being charged for the breakfasts, and these prices were hiked recently by the local council.
The crisis comes at a time when the local government is finding the money to fund hotel accommodation for new arrivals into Sweden.
“Elderly people in wheelchairs with broken hips are thrown out into the street and 90-year-olds who cannot manage at home are denied a place in nursing homes. This is at the same time as the municipality of Eslöv has spent tens of millions on housing so-called unaccompanied migrants in hotels,” the site stated….
As early as 2015, Reuters reported that Sweden’s soaring costs for asylum seekers were forcing the country to cut costs and borrow more.
“At that time, Sweden’s Migration Agency had doubled its financial forecast for asylum seekers and stated that it would require an extra 70 billion Swedish crowns ($8.41 billion) over the next two years. Since then, Sweden’s migrant population has only exploded higher.
“Reuters wrote at that time that “Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson said asylum costs were unsustainable in the longer term and called on other European countries to do more to share the burden.”
What’s happening to the elderly poor in Eslöv, Sweden, deprived even of milk, is in one form or another happening all over Europe, where economic migrants, overwhelmingly Muslim, are soaking the welfare states for every possible benefit, and the money that is spent on them is taken from the amounts that would otherwise be available to the poor and elderly. And as the numbers of those economic migrants inexorably rises, so will the economic burden of supporting them, and the first to suffer will be the indigenous poor and elderly. There is no end to this, unless the anti-Muslim migrant parties come to power and again run their welfare states for the benefit of those who most need that help, beginning with the poor and elderly indigenes.
Instead of persuading other European countries to “share the burden” of welcoming and supporting these economic migrants, why not call a Europe-wide halt to admitting any more of them? Why not deny those already in Europe welfare benefits unless they satisfy a work requirement? Why not deport any economic migrant — they are overwhelmingly Muslim — who commits a crime, including welfare fraud? Instead of sharing the burden, Europeans should lessen, or even remove, the burden altogether. It should still be possible for the country that gave the world King Gustavus Adolphus, Linnaeus, Ingmar Bergman and Ingrid Bergman, smorgasbord, glög, and Akvavit, and Raoul Wallenberg, to step back from the brink. Swedish elites made a big mistake in opening their doors to Muslim migrants. But all is not lost. There is still time to reverse course.