You can live in Finland as long as you are culturally invisible (and conform to our stereotypes)

You can live in Finland as long as you are culturally invisible (and conform to our stereotypes)

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Vesa-Matti Saarakkala’s statement on Seinjäjoki-based daily Ilkka is another clear example of how some politicians, and even the National Board of Education, continue to deny our ever-growing cultural diversity. There is a lot of talk about “multiculturalism” and little action. This leaves us with a hostile message lingering above us: We, white Finns, […] more…
Populist parties of Finland are a direct threat to our prosperity

Populist parties of Finland are a direct threat to our prosperity

A recent poll commissioned by Helsingin Sanomat reveals an important trend: How the National Coalition Party and the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* are in a semi-tailspin mode. The Center Party continues to strengthen its position as the most popular party among voters with the Social Democrats slowly but surely overpassing the National Coalition Party.  Certainly this is an […] more…
Michael McEachrane: Seeing Sweden’s race problem for what it is

Michael McEachrane: Seeing Sweden’s race problem for what it is

Michael McEachrane* Two things seem abundantly clear regarding the rise of ultranationalism in Europe today. First, it is symptomatic of a broader form of nationalism which all European states are steeped in. Second, it is this broader nationalism that ultimately needs to be confronted if equality is ever to become a reality in Europe. Read […] more…
An encounter with an enraged racist Finn in a taxi driven by an Estonian

An encounter with an enraged racist Finn in a taxi driven by an Estonian

Here’s a recording of an enraged Finnish male who goes on a racist rant against an Estonian taxi driver in Finland.* The video clip has received wide coverage in Estonia.   Here are some disgraceful excerpts: You went to the taxi driver course and if you can’t drive then go to the other side of […] more…
Defining Swedish white privilege #1: Case Björn Söder

Defining Swedish white privilege #1: Case Björn Söder

Sensible people in the Nordic region and elsewhere understand the threat of far right nativist rhetoric through mouthpiece parties like the Sweden Democrats, Danish People’s Party, Progress Party of Norway and Finland’s Perussuomalaiset (PS)* that parrot their “us” and “them” racism. Sweden Democrat party secretary Björn Söder offers us a good example of how Swedish […] more…
Thomas Elfgren: Kansallissosialismi ei tule hakaristien muodossa

Thomas Elfgren: Kansallissosialismi ei tule hakaristien muodossa

Thomas Elfgren* Ruotsidemokraattien Björn Söder sanoo sen mitä akkujaan lataamassa olleelta puheenjohtaja Jimmy Åkessonilta jäi vaalitaistossa ääneen sanomatta. Hänen mukaan esimerkiksi saamelaiset ovat kyllä Ruotsin kansalaisia, mutteivät kuulu Ruotsin kansaan. Kuten eivät hänen mukaansa kuulu myöskään Tornionjokilaakson meänkieliset asukkaat. Asiapitoisuudessaan tässä ole mitään uutta. Aärioikeistolainen maahanmuuttokrittisyys on salonkikelpoinen synonyymi rotuerottelulle. Rotuerottelijoita ja rasisteja on aina […] more…
Sweden Democrats openly attack cultural diversity – will the PS of Finland follow their example?

Sweden Democrats openly attack cultural diversity – will the PS of Finland follow their example?

In a clear attempt to cash in on the anti-immigration sentiment, Sweden Democrat party secretary Björn Söder said that minorities like the Saami could never be Swedes and was willing to pay immigrants to leave the country, reports The Local. The mere suggestion that Sweden is only a country of white Swedes reveals the racist […] more…
What kind of a culturally diverse country will Finland become in 2024?

What kind of a culturally diverse country will Finland become in 2024?

Here’s a question that has been going around in my head for the last few days: Is the intolerance we’re witnessing today in Finland a passing matter? How much good will is there in our society to apply our Nordic welfare state values to others?  Finland isn’t a country of immigrants but a country of emigrants. […] more…
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