RESISTANCE MOVEMENT. An interview with the long-time activist and third candidate in Ludvika Municipality, Nicklas Norling.
Please introduce yourself to our readers. Who are you and how long have you been in the organisation?
My name is Nicklas Norling. I’m 32 years old, a father of three, a plumber and an activist in the Nordic Resistance Movement. I’ve been a member of the organisation since 2011, but I followed its work and donated to it before then.
Could you tell us a bit about your upbringing and your nationalist awakening?
Like many others, I grew up in the countryside. I was always close to animals and nature during my upbringing, and to what I would call “eternal values”. My younger years were severely lacking in decadent influences and distractions, and, looking back, I can say that my upbringing on the whole was a good one.
The first part of my schooling was spent in a picturesque village school outside one of the larger towns in Dalarna, where everyone knew everyone. Compared to many modern and more centrally located schools, it was safe and quiet. There was almost no truancy and bullying was not an issue. Likewise, the growing problem of mental illness among children was not something I experienced then.
As I got older, I started attending a more centrally located junior high school. This would be a big change for me, as it meant that I came into contact with the modern world in a lot of ways. Even though there wasn’t that much multiculturalism in the form of immigrants, there was still a kind of conflict. My traditional village school was swapped for a liberal, Marxist and completely degenerate high school. Considering what was happening in the country at the time, the physical manifestations of multiculturalism became increasingly apparent as time went on.
In senior high school, I chose a vocational programme and also played some sports, with football being a particular interest. Afterwards, I worked in industrial jobs for a while, before I finally found my place as a plumber.
As for the nationalist part of my life, I would like to say it started early. I began listening to Viking rock in middle school, which is when some rudimentary nationalist thoughts first arose in me. I started throwing around terms like “patriot” and “loving my country” and feeling a sense of pride in who I was.
These thoughts continued, and in senior high school, they received an ideological addition. In this case, it came directly from the Nordic Resistance Movement. A combination of many activities in Dalarna; reading the organisation’s then website, patriot.nu; and acquaintances who were part of the movement resulted in my finally joining in 2011.
In my more than ten years in the movement, I’ve been involved in a lot. I’ve been everything from a group leader to a journalist and now a candidate in the municipal elections. One good thing about this movement is that you’re never in danger of being idle.
You’ve chosen three core issues to symbolise your election participation. Could you tell us a bit about these?
Immigration is by far the most important issue. The first point in our party programme highlights this problem for a reason. Ever since multiculturalism began making itself known in my surroundings, I understood it was a problem – a problem that will have devastating consequences for our people.
When speaking about immigration, the topic of security quickly follows. Foreign racial elements leave a trail of insecurity all across the Nordics – and the acts that create this insecurity are completely appalling. As a father of three, I feel I must do something about this out of an instinct of responsibility and sheer self-preservation.
Growing up outside the larger towns has definitely left its mark on me. Even though I have lived in more central places for some periods of my life, my goal has always been to settle down in the countryside. I simply believe this is where most of us are meant to live, and it’s where I want to raise my children. Ludvika largely consists of small villages where the concept of folk community is very much alive, compared to the cities.
Nicklas Norling: Countryside – Security – Immigration
Ludvika is largely made up of small villages, and that is something we should preserve. In a way, it’s good that the traitor politicians don’t give a damn about us in the countryside, as we escape some of the madness they are inflicting. We can avoid unsafe areas like Ludvika Gård and Marnäs, for example. From what I have seen and heard, the insecurity is spreading from these places, making it unsafe to stay in central areas, even during the day. Stone-throwing, humiliation robberies and sexual assaults are starting to become everyday occurrences. Does Ludvika have to become the next cautionary example of how multiculturalism works? With riots in the streets and burning cars?
Why the Nordic Resistance Movement? What is it that makes you want to be a candidate for this movement in particular?
The Resistance Movement is not like all the other nationalist organisations and parties. In many ways we’re totally unique. If you don’t want to solve the problems we’re facing, you can vote for someone else, but if you want to make a real difference, we’re the ones to choose.
Our extra-parliamentary basis and fanaticism make it possible for us to do an incredible amount with very limited resources. Our structure also keeps fortune hunters at bay, and in many ways gives us clear evidence of someone’s honesty. This is because our activities result in personal losses for many of us, and there is nothing to be gained financially.
How does it feel to stand for election for the Resistance Movement? Is it strange and different compared to your previous work in the struggle or is it just a different form of propaganda in your eyes?
From a personal perspective, I would say it’s fun to do something new and shake things up. It’s also great to know that my comrades think I’m good enough to be a public representative. Being seen as a worthy representative gives me a certain pride.
My participation doesn’t feel strange, for the simple reason that I’m not a politician. As you stated in the question, election participation is just another form of propaganda. When the Resistance Movement stands in an election, the liberal aspect of parliamentary elections goes out the window. We are the people, and it is only right that we are normalised in the eyes of the people.
How do you think the Resistance Movement’s candidates would improve municipalities across Sweden?
I think the first improvement would be that we would greatly increase interest in politics. The Resistance Movement would be a veritable breath of fresh air in a league of its own. No issue would be too uncomfortable for us, and our main issues would be constantly discussed. You could safely say that democracy would be put to the test.
As a final note, could you please tell us about any other interests you have outside the struggle?
National Socialism is a comprehensive worldview that extends into all areas of life. This ensures that everything I do outside the struggle can be linked back to National Socialism.
In my case, this means focusing a lot on my children, the farm I live on and running my own business. Farm life and self-employment mean numerous other issues come up. This includes everything from vehicles in need of repair to bookkeeping, which takes up a fair amount of my time.
Do you have anything you would like to say to the voters of Ludvika before we finish? A few words to all your neighbours, acquaintances and colleagues who have the chance to vote for you in September?
Get in touch with me! If you’re curious about the politics that my comrades and I stand for, just contact us. I know many of our sympathisers live near us, so it’s not difficult. It’s also important that you let go of the media’s false image of us. Then you’ll come to realise that we’re just ordinary people.