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'Upper-class safari' angers Stockholmers
A montage to market the 'safari' features an image from the 'Solsidan' TV show

'Upper-class safari' angers Stockholmers

Published: 16 Jan 2012 15:47 GMT+01:00
Updated: 16 Jan 2012 15:47 GMT+01:00

Plans for a sightseeing trip to Saltsjöbaden to “see how the other half lives,” have been reported to police after coming under fire from residents of the well-to-do Stockholm suburb.

The bus trip, arranged by “Everything for Everyone” (“Allt åt Alla”) has proved to be a big hit, with people seemingly desperate to peek behind the curtains of the rich and famous.

The actual aim of the organizers however, is to debunk the myth of Sweden being a classless society and to highlight the gulf between the classes.

Not everyone seems to be so enamoured with the idea though.

One resident of the exclusive suburb was apparently so enraged by the news, that he filed an official complaint to the police, citing an intrusion of privacy.

His plea was apparently given short shrift by the local police force though.

“Anyone is free to organize something like this,” Ulla Krogh at Nacka Police told the local newspaper Näcka-Värmdö Posten.

Highlights of the Saltsjöbaden tour will apparently include the chance to meet Rolf, who lives in Sweden’s most expensive house, the sea view from “Oscar’s” house, one of those featured in the popular comedy series "Solsidan", as well as the Grand Hotell in Saltsjöbaden.

Before reaching the upscale suburb, however, the bus will go through Fisksätra, Sweden’s most densely populated suburb and a world away in terms of wealth from its neighbour.

All For One calls itself a "revolutionary organization" involved in class warfare, according to its website.

The group calls on prospective sightseers to develop their "hate" of the class system.

Similar trips have been arranged in Gothenburg and Malmö and have proved to be highly popular.

The Saltsjöbaden tour seems likely to follow suit having quickly sold out, according to the organizers.

The Local/gm (news@thelocal.se)

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17:24 January 16, 2012 by Svensksmith
I love it! Sign me up.
17:34 January 16, 2012 by occassional
Other cultural Marxism ideas are welcome.
20:06 January 16, 2012 by nolikegohome
great news. im going to join this safari too.
20:42 January 16, 2012 by Jules
What a bunch of bitter w@nk$rs.
21:18 January 16, 2012 by zooeden
This is so Swedish!!!
00:49 January 17, 2012 by Tanskalainen
So that's what that bus load of shabby peasants was doing at the end of my driveway this morning!
01:25 January 17, 2012 by Da Goat
Swedish tourists are always welcome in my suburb (especially the younger women) my place needs brightening up a little as it is too exclusive and nobody visits!
12:33 January 17, 2012 by Twiceshy
You get to see those who cheat on their taxes and those who do not!
14:37 January 17, 2012 by Marc the Texan
So by this organization's own admission, they are a hate group.

-- All For One calls itself a "revolutionary organization" involved in class warfare, according to its website.

Sounds like a pretty good description of a leftist terrorist organization. Sweden is as close to a classless society as you will get outside a hunter-gatherer society. All high school students should be required to take 4 years of Economics to truly understand how the wealth of a nation is created. Instead they study literature and we produce generation after generation of the economically illiterate who see economic inequality and think the solution is to upend the system to solve it.

As far as the bus tour goes, I don't see the problem.
16:23 January 17, 2012 by RobinHood
It all sounds positively and scarily Orwellian. No wonder the residents don't want them hanging around the hood - what with all that hate development going on.

Is there a risk all that hate might tip them off the edge so they become violent?

Is a person who goes on a hate development bus tour fit to be loose amongst normal people?

Are their children safe?
18:30 January 18, 2012 by mkvgtired
Marc, I was thinking the same thing. I think they can take both. I was required to take some Econ in high school, but had plenty of electives. They could easily have required Econ and taken away some opportunities for electives. I think the majority of politicians could have benefitted from at least one Econ class.

Robinhood, I agree. The group's objective is to promote hate. If I was in that neighborhood I would not want them there either. Also if I was in the poor neighborhood I would not want a bus full of middle class idiots using me as a benchmark for a shitty life.
19:45 January 18, 2012 by bjorkon
who needs a bus tour, when you can browse google maps streetview, then find out about the people that live at each address with a visit to ratsit or the other websites that share your birthday, name, age and business investments.
21:40 January 18, 2012 by Beavis
bjorkon - you hit the nail on the head- this is Sweden! There is no privacy! The police must have a had a right laugh at that guy.
14:26 January 21, 2012 by Lemanic
Just to clarify this up. "All for One" don't really "hate" the ones living there, just the way they got there, which is not by being "handy" as everyone thinks. Nepotism, Bribery, State Tax Evasion and such is very common in those areas. Very foul behavior for the whole country.

Ans Sweden is NOT classless in any ways. Canada, the UK and France is more classless than Sweden, since it's popular movements have been based on the de facto people, not a cultural elite. I'm very jealous of the UK being more classless than Sweden.
21:01 January 21, 2012 by Gustav Jung
I don't think the UK is more classless than Sweden! But anyway - EAT THE RICH!
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