Life, the mystery

I enjoy seeing how life is always a complete mystery to the politically correct:

A new wave of execution-style shootings in Sweden’s third largest city has left police puzzled, raising concerns that Malmo has become a magnet for gang-related killings. On Thursday dozens of police took to the streets in the southern Swedish city of 250,000 to try calm the public and to collect tips about the attacks, which come only a year after a suspected serial shooter was arrested there.

“We’ve never experienced anything like this before. It’s exceptional that there have been so many murders in such a short period of time,” police spokesman Lars-Hakan Lindholm said. “People are worried of course and want to talk about it.”

In less than six weeks, five people have been shot dead in execution-style killings, prompting local police to ask for back-up from national investigators and for Malmo Mayor Ilmar Reepalu to call on the country’s justice minister to implement tougher gun laws. Sweden’s gun control laws are fairly strict. Penalties for possessing illegal arms typically involve fines or up to one year in prison, but serious breaches of the law can result in a four-year sentence.

Lindholm said that due to the fast escalating death-toll police presence has now been bumped up by about 30 extra officers in the city on weekdays and by around 40 on the weekends. Malmo is an eclectic city, where about 40 percent of its residents are first- or second-generation immigrants.

Logic would dictate that the reason that they’ve never seen anything like it before is because Sweden used to be almost entirely populated by Swedes. It is, of course, quite shocking to learn that people who are not Swedish do not behave like Swedes. Not even when they find themselves in Sweden.

As it happens, I am given to understand that the Mongols did not give up their horse archery and human skullpiles for tantric yoga when they immigrated to India, nor did the Macedonians decided to exchange their imperial monarchy for democracy when Philip of Macedon conquered Athens. And I don’t believe American soldiers devote much of their time seducing donkeys no matter how long they are in Afghanistan.

I’m always a little curious to hear how the politically correct who are in denial about the observable fact of human sub-species explain the differences in human behavior. If I understand their logic correctly, human genetics have no impact on human behavior, as it is dictated by, apparently, geography. That being said, I do recall having a sudden craving to eat jellied cod soaked in lye and to sail across the North Atlantic, raping and pillaging, the last time I was in Stockholm. So, maybe there is something in the ley line theory after all. Or perhaps it is simply the somnolent dream whispers of the slumbering Elder Gods.