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Submitted by Anon. (Israel), Nov 2, 2018 at 09:18

I would state that were the Sweden Democrats in favor of viewing all white people as one nation, they would hardly want Sweden to be a sovereign country. I think one is acutely aware that in Europe there are various peoples, ethnic groups/nations, living in their historic lands, rather than one people/nation.

It would be unthinkable for ethnic Swedes to find themselves a minority in Sweden, losing their independence and ability to determine their own fate in their ancestral land, and since they happen to be 'white', were white people to become a minority in Sweden, then people of Swedish descent would be a minority in their own land. There is no reason why they should wish that to happen, just as Arabs in Saudi Arabia can hardly be expected to welcome ever-increasing 'diversity' and to embrace having their Arab/Muslim country turned into a country which is neither Arab nor Muslim and in which they, who are in their ancestral land, would be a minority.

Similarly, Kurds (and when we say Kurds, we always speak of ethnic Kurds) have no wish to be a minority to ethnic Turks, and would hardly wish for mass Turkish immigration into the borders of what used to be Kurdistan. If ethnic Kurds liked being a minority to ethnic turks they would not now be wishing for independence. It isn't that they want 'the land' to be free. It is that they want to be free to determine their destiny and this would not be possible were ethnic Kurds to be a minority to ethnic Turks (or anyone) within the borders of historical Kurdistan.

It is not a matter of "Arab racism" when it comes to Saudi Arabia or of "Kurdish racism" in Kurdistan and it is absurd to regard the white peoples of Europe intense desire to avoid being a minority in their historical lands as racist, it is not based on any racist doctrine or belief whatsoever. Similarly, one would hardly wish upon the Japanese for "asians" to become a minority in Tokyo or in Japan as a whole. This is not a matter of 'asian racism' but of people of Japanese descent not wishing to lose their ability to control their destiny and to avoid having their nation be transformed into a minority community.

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