The Tundra Tabloids would like to thank Fjordman for forwarding this article originally published in Norwegian and at the DocumentNo. website, and for Cecile for translating it into English. Many thanks. Cecilie has also wrote a piece on the article by Christian Skaug, viewable after the article below the fold, here’s a brief excerpt:
Cecilie: The below article is interesting in what it doesn’t say: That ethnic Norwegians will soon be outnumbered by foreigners of Muslim descent. After all, like all European countries, Norway has no problem with Chinese, Vietnamese, Swedes or Indians. It is invariably the Muslims creating problems, fear and uncertainty.
The silent revolution
CHRISTIAN SKAUG 30.04.2011 at. 16.27
Document No. One of the most fascinating aspects of Oslo’s slow but sure transformation into a city with a foreign majority, is how it all happens fairly quiet, and with by far not everybody noticing it.
When it just became public knowledge that the majority of the city’s population will be of foreign origin well before 2030, and thus in majority among the younger half of the population – the future population in other words- long before that time, the news was received with more or less a shrug, a shrug whose effect was that the news did not get the reaction required for attaching itself firmly in the public consciousness.
Or was it perhaps gaping disbelief mixed with a painful sense of having been thoroughly deceived, which in turn meant that the news did not become a particularly controversial topic? Did it in informed circles in two nanoseconds go from being a paranoid fantasy you could not mention to a matter of course which it would be uncool to admit that one had not long ago sussed?
When a certain type of information reaches the majority of the population, it can roughly be done in two ways: either because the major national media decide to give it a certain amount of coverage, or because the news spontaneously spreads like wildfire among the population . (And the latter often leads to the national media sooner or later reviewing the case, ie, they can either set the agenda themselves, or they can take things into consideration.)
But the knowledge that the capital will surely lose its Norwegian majority during the lifetime of most of its present inhabitants, has not been spread in any of these two ways.
That the media does not give this demographic revolution – with consequences for hundreds of thousands of people’s lives – significant attention, can be attributed to herd mentality. As long as the bell sheep decides that this shall not be questioned, the other sheep fail to do it. It is tragic, but essentially banal, and easily understandable from the observation that the people in question are in thrall to their defects.
Far more interesting, on the other hand, as a social psychological phenomenon that awareness of, and upset over the ongoing revolution in Oslo has not spread like wildfire all by itself, without mass media attention. Those who see what is going on, do not raise the issues in public, and they don’t raise them at parties. One may begin to wonder whether these topics aren’t even discussed within the family. Does one decide to move from Oslo without even having to admit to one’s spouse – or even oneself – that one find it most pleasant to be surrounded by one’s own kind?
The questions may seem absurd, but considering how little the public know about things that many thousands of people must have realised, it’s hard not to ask them.
A Document reader refers to an obscure Web site belonging to Akershus University Hospital. There one can read that Manuela Ramin-Osmundsen, Project Manager in the South-East in briefly comments :
Statistics from Oslo University now show that 7 out of 10 mothers have an immigrant background.
The article is dated 11 November 2009, ie after hospital Ullevål and Aker was merged with organizational Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo. The vast majority of births in the capital take place at one of these three hospitals, do they not? Does this mean that only 30% of the newborns in Oslo currently have a Norwegian background? If the true figure is 30% or 40% may not matter greatly. The point is that these are numbers that would surprise most people, despite the fact that anyone who might have stayed at a maternity ward in Oslo last year, must have seen the development close up.
What do a doctor, nurse or midwife observing how Norwegians are fewer and fewer year by year? I refuse to believe that there is information that does not make an impression. What do expecting parents who see that their children are a minority in their age group think about this? And whatever they think: Why have they not they shared their thoughts with enough people that it is an indisputable and well-known public truth that Oslo in a few years will be a Norwegian city only in patches?
The explanation can hardly be any other than that it’s taboo to say that, Norwegians prefer to live among other Norwegians. It is a taboo so strong and so deep seated that one must believe the reason people keep quiet can’t be based on sense. The Taboo must to such a degree have become a part of one’s mind, that the reaction comes almost from the bowels: Stress hormones come trickling out, and it hurts physically to challenge the silence.
Europeans have been a link between conscience and political correctness that makes them go around with constant feelings of guilt: We owe it to share and make room for the others, to the extent where we declare our own culture out of date. This is a strange psychological phenomenon. It has occurred during a relatively short time, and people do not speak out even when they are forced to move out of their neighborhoods. When will they be willing to speak up? What will it take?
There is something odd about a culture that claims to be against everything Hitler was for, but dares not or cannot defend their own culture.
The Jews who survived Auschwitz have no problem with saying that they want to retain a state composed of their own people. Should we also need to allow ourselves to be partially obliterated before we find it morally acceptable to fight tooth and nail to retain a territory we can call our own?
It is often said that Israel and Europe are in the same boat, in the sense that both are the subject of Islam expansionism. But the difference is that Israel understands perfectly what is happening. “Israel is us” is the name of a book by Fiamma Nirenstein. I wish , I have to add.