Hey, ProudIncelistani, just this one individual alone (who, yes, happens to be female, though we would have felt no need to draw particular attention to her gender if you hadn’t turned up) we hold in higher regard than every Incels member in the world combined (if you want to prove me wrong, then you go and do something similar for refugees and post the mainstream news link when you are done):
A lone student activist on board a plane at Gothenburg airport has prevented the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker from Sweden by refusing to sit down until the man was removed from the flight.
Her successful protest, footage of which spread rapidly across the internet, shines a spotlight on domestic opposition to Sweden’s tough asylum regime, at a time when immigration and asylum are topping the agenda of a general election campaign in which the far right is polling strongly.
“I hope that people start questioning how their country treats refugees,” Elin Ersson, 21, told the Guardian in an interview. “We need to start seeing the people whose lives our immigration [policies] are destroying.”
Swedish plane protester Elin Ersson: ‘I knew I couldn’t back down – I had to do what I could’
This September, Sweden will hold a general election, and immigration has already dominated the debate. Polls have shown strong support for the anti-immigration party Sweden Democrats, which has links to white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups. Ersson is concerned the country is shifting to the populist far right.
The tragic postscript is that she believes the young man she was originally trying to stop getting deported was taken to Stockholm and put on a flight there. “This is how deportations in Sweden work. The people involved know nothing and they are not allowed to reach out to their lawyers or family,” she says in a text the next day. “My ultimate goal is to end deportations to Afghanistan.”
To Ersson, besides offering you our sincere praise for taking a stand, our advice is the same as always: what if the Sweden Democrats do come to power in a few months’ time, or at any point in the future? Or what if the other parties in Sweden adopt their enough of their policies (as they have already started doing as the election approaches) as to become indistinguishable from them in practice? What if, either way, Sweden one day becomes like Hungary, just as Italy (only a few years ago the most pro-refugee country in the EU) has sadly become in the blink of an eye? The state will then not care about your pacifistic protests against deporting refugees any more than the IDF cared about Rachel Corrie’s (oh shit, PI, another female!) pacifistic protest against demolishing homes. You, just like every other leftist, need to be as well armed as possible so you can physically put bullets through rightists when this becomes – as I predict it will – the only way to effectively protect refugees. Are you and your cohorts ready to do this? If not, how long until you become ready? Because the clock is ticking. (Again, look at Italy: the anti-refugee state is now violently turning away refugees at the coastline, but pro-refugee activists are not killing the coastguard Rehabs, therefore refugees are dying:
You say your ultimate goal is to end deportations to Afghanistan. Very well. You say you will not back down and have to do what you can. Very well. Then please believe me when I warn that the only realistic way to achieve your ultimate goal is ruthless, relentless Ahimsa against the far-right until every last one of them is permanently wiped out. If you do not believe me, then do not complain if you fail.
(And for PI’s record, I have zero interest in having sex with Ersson, nor did I write this blog post with the motive of improving my chances of having sex with her. FFS, even if sex with her were the only way to persuade her to buy firearms(!!!), I would send RP to get it done rather than go myself. And no, I do not want to watch them either. And yes, I am saying all this mainly to illustrate the level of discussion that PI wants to drag us down to.)