Sweden’s Image as Moral Superpower: Studies in Suicidal Moral Narcissism

In an article about the many problems of “Sweden’s ugly immigration problem,” Margaret Wente writes:

Sweden’s generous immigration policies are essential to the image of a country that (like Canada) prides itself as a moral superpower.

Note the role of “image” and “pride” in the choice of policies. In order to parade on the global scene as a “moral superpower,” Sweden adopts policies it can’t sustain, indeed that threaten the fabric of their extraordinary civil society.

I suspect that a fair amount of the secular supersessionism that motivates much “leftist” anti-Zionism, and that finds so nurturing environment in Scandinavia, can be located in this suicidal sense of being the cutting edge of the global community. “We are good because we’re so open and empathic and generous. You Israelis are bad because you’re mean to the poor Palestinians. QED we’re morally superior.”

Congrats on your self-coronation. How’s that going? Painted cakes do not satisfy, though sometimes they can poison.

2 Responses to Sweden’s Image as Moral Superpower: Studies in Suicidal Moral Narcissism

  1. […] and chaos. It’s Sweden’s snotty arrogance that got them into this mess, calling itself a “moral superpower” because of its stupid generosity in welcoming dangerous people inside the […]

  2. […] chaos. It’s Sweden’s snotty arrogance that got them into this mess, calling itself a “moral superpower” because of its stupid generosity in welcoming dangerous people inside the […]

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