It's almost enough to make you go on a rampage, like the dreaded koala.
In Sweden, They Forcibly Sterilized Citizens Up Until 1976
Sweden is widely considered to be one of the most enlightened countries on Earth. But up until 1976 -- the same year David Bowie's Station To Station was released -- they forcibly sterilized around 62,000 of their own citizens: A record second only to the Nazis. Sweden's State Institute for Racial Biology began in 1922, as a pro-Aryan eugenics program intended to study race in Sweden. And when your program begins with the descriptor "pro-Aryan" you just know it's not going to end well.
After WWII, Sweden, unlike most other nations, actually stepped up their eugenics and forced sterilization programs. They figured they'd eliminate the issue of welfare moms and wandering drunks by sterilizing basically anyone who seemed like they were having a bad day: "Troubled" youths for the crime of being moody teenagers, orphans in exchange for being released from reformatories, pregnant women in exchange for abortions, poor people, the mentally ill, and of course people of mixed race, because when has that ever gone wro-
German Federal Archives
Oh, right. The whole Nazi thing we just barely defeated. Right.
They even had government forms that the general public could fill out and hand in -- like a suggestion box -- to nominate their neighbors and coworkers for forced sterilization. Basically, Sweden was a crazy dystopian nightmare, complete with inhumanly beautiful blondes lurking around every corner.
Their last forced sterilization took place in 1976 -- the year before the first Star Wars movie came out. Oh but that was only the forced sterilizations. Coerced sterilizations are a whole other thing! Because until 2013, Sweden made transgender people looking to legally change their sex get sterilized first. We hate children as much as anybody -- with all their goddam hope and potential, the snot-nosed little punks -- but seriously, Sweden: Take it down a notch.
Mordecai reviews new music here. So if you're looking for something fresh to listen to come on by and check it out!
For more reasons to be fearful of the people making our laws, check out 22 Insane Laws You Won't Believe Exist In The Modern World and 5 Insane Laws Written Specifically To Harass Poor People.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and check out How Gun Control Made Australia Safer Than America, and other videos you won't see on the site!
Also, follow us on Facebook, and we'll follow you everywhere.