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hörnchenmeister
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I thought Scandinavian culture was listening to Children of Bodom or ABBA while eating a nice can of Surströming inside your place and dreaming of affordable beer?

:tongueout:
 

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hörnchenmeister
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Remembering: I have also heard it from the other perspective. The singer of one of my favourite bands 'Satanic Surfers' from Swesen looks like a guy from, uhm, Spain or Bulgaria or whatever and they have a song that people always look him up and down like a potential criminal. Must really be a situation ...

p.s. the song sucks but the band is great :D
 

Disciplined Galt

Disciplina et Frugalis
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Jan 15, 2015
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Remembering: I have also heard it from the other perspective. The singer of one of my favourite bands 'Satanic Surfers' from Swesen looks like a guy from, uhm, Spain or Bulgaria or whatever and they have a song that people always look him up and down like a potential criminal. Must really be a situation ...

p.s. the song sucks but the band is great :D
That’s one of the issues with immigration to most European countries. You can’t really become Swedish. It’s not like the new world. This is an old acquaintance of mine.
View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jx7J_6AetIo

Funny thing is, people would come up to him and ask for stuff and he’d redirect them to me and I apparently don’t look like a drug dealer.
 

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hörnchenmeister
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That’s one of the issues with immigration to most European countries. You can’t really become Swedish. It’s not like the new world.
Yes, that's true. The Germans are really stiff, as well. Immigration of course here in a very hot topic, because of the history..we are therefore also quite lenient in many ways, too lenient in my opinion, but I'll leave it at that.
My parents also immigrated, they fled from the Iron Curtain. But my father went to Uni with very little german at first, but he tape-recorded the classes and my mother would later translate it at home. Some people and groups integrate better than others, especially to be seen after 2 or 3 generations.
The new guys who come who are fleeing from wars/dictatorship in Africa are all very friendly and smart, regardless of religion and such bullshit, and there is a lot of support from the german society on an individual level. But there are so many implicit rules and behaviors of what is considered impolite or when you are friends etc. that foreigners also have a hard time to 'become German', like you wrote 'can't really become Swedish', I imagine the same thing.
 

Disciplined Galt

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Yes, that's true. The Germans are really stiff, as well. Immigration of course here in a very hot topic, because of the history..we are therefore also quite lenient in many ways, too lenient in my opinion, but I'll leave it at that.
My parents also immigrated, they fled from the Iron Curtain. But my father went to Uni with very little german at first, but he tape-recorded the classes and my mother would later translate it at home. Some people and groups integrate better than others, especially to be seen after 2 or 3 generations.
The new guys who come who are fleeing from wars/dictatorship in Africa are all very friendly and smart, regardless of religion and such bullshit, and there is a lot of support from the german society on an individual level. But there are so many implicit rules and behaviors of what is considered impolite or when you are friends etc. that foreigners also have a hard time to 'become German', like you wrote 'can't really become Swedish', I imagine the same thing.
Hell, when I was growing up anyone with black hair got called “svartskalle” literally translates to black head which is the Swedish equivalent of the n word.
 

b00ts

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Oct 21, 2015
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The owner of the restaurant my gf works at is from Denmark. Lovely family. He’s into motorcycles too, so I always go over to the bar and talk bikes with him and get my food for free lol.
 

Bones Nose

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According to SAS.
KARIN OLSSON: SAS borde inte låta snöflingorna bestämma
They took the video down after less than 24 hours.
Megaterio Llamas @Megaterio Llamas would you look at that!
That's disgusting to be pushing that agenda.
You dont exist. Meanwhile a Congolese child rapist is getting 20 month sentences and not being deported after release. Sweden is the rape capital of the west. Most of the countries with higher rape rates are the same third world countries they are importing people from