1984. A 48-year-old Swedish family man by the name of Fabian Fjälling (formerly known as “Erik Johansson” on YouTube) had a knock on the door. It was on Thursday, the second of March. Before he opened the door, however, he already knew who it was, why they were there, and what was about happen to him and his family.
This is what happens if you ask questions in Sweden.
Fabian Fjälling, whom this article is about, did not like where Sweden was headed. Unregulated immigration, the destruction of the schools by feminist propaganda, the exploding numbers of rapes, murders, and violent behaviour, and the overall economic corruption by people who want to take advantage of the destruction of the country.
Democratic Citizen Initiative. Questioning this, however, can be problematic. Fabian knew this. There was no way he would risk himself and his family, but he knew that he could not stay quiet about it, either. He searched for a way to voice his opinion without revealing his identity, and found a group on YouTube called “Granskning Sverige” (GS), which translates into something like “Examination Sweden”.
GS describes itself as a democratic citizen initiative that asks politicians, journalists and officials tough questions that are not politically correct. Everyone in the group is anonymous; the work is decentralized and without pay. They have posted over 200 videos on YouTube; several have gone viral in the mainstream media, but because GS is not from the “correct side” politically, the videos have been mostly ignored. Until now.
Exposure. About two weeks ago, however, things changed. A paper by the name of Eskilstuna Kuriren did an article about GS and, like magic, it went viral in the mainstream media. From every small local newspaper to the state-run TV channel SVT, everyone started reporting about it.
GS was portrayed as a ”troll factory,” potentially funded by Russia, that lies about everything and uploads interviews on YouTube that are edited to make people look bad. Never was the content of any of the GS videos addressed, they were just ”bad.” People who worked with GS were, of course, happy with the exposure they gained, even though they were portrayed as liars and trolls, because now more people than ever knew about GS.
Individual error. The journalist Malin Lernfelt from the newspaper Expressen wrote a negative article about GS in which she called it a “trollhärd” (troll den), a word she had invented herself. In a new GS interview, Fabian called Lernfelt and wanted her to explain what she meant by “troll den.” After the interview, Fabian made a mistake and accidentally revealed his identity to Lernfelt.
It did not take long before people were sharing Fabian’s, his wife’s and his children’s phone numbers on the Internet. People were sending death and rape threats to his wife, his children were scared about what was going on, and in the middle of all of this there was someone knocking at the door. Who could it be?
Expressen. Fabian opened the door and there were two people standing outside of his house, one photographer and one reporter. The reporter presented himself as Diamant (yes, that is actually his name), and that he worked for the newspaper Expressen. He started asking questions in a short interview at Fabian’s front door.
The next day everyone in Sweden knew who Fabian was.
Aftermath. Fabian’s life is now completely changed. His wife and kids might leave him to get away from the threats, or they might move to another country. They don’t know yet. The social burden on the family, after being outed, is massive for the family, as they are considered outcasts by society because of how the media reports the news.
Conclusion. Asking question in Sweden can be very dangerous. If you don’t protect your identity, you might lose more than you have, literally.
GS’s press representative, Patric, can be reached at 0707663320