Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Oy vey.

Someone emailed me a link to this bit of pearl-clutchery from one of those awful alt-right news aggregator websites*:
The almost unbelievable plunge into insanity—started two years ago already—was reported—in a positive pro-refugee light—by the Allehanda newspaper in Sweden, under the title “Fired up for Sniping,” (Laddade för prickskytte, literally “Charged up for Sniping”) and shows a large number of Third Worlders being taught how to target shoot with “sniper” target rifles on a formal shooting ground in Sollefteå, central Sweden.
I replied:

"prik" = pointy or sharp
"skytte" = shooting

High school students in Sweden are allowed to engage in smallbore target shooting. Even if they or their parents were born elsewhere.

Meanwhile, American students get suspended for drawing pictures of their brother the soldier holding a gun.

Now, tell me again, WHO is screwed here?

Apparently the Swedish government thinks that hanging out at the local school's smallbore match would be an excellent way to learn the language and culture and mingle with one's Swedish agemates. Can you see the US Federal government sending recent teenage immigrants to Camp Perry to better learn American folkways? No. No you cannot.

*This is that place's idea of a humor page.