Being FUCKING INSANE in today’s Europe

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Following the high court decision in France that ruled to suspend the anti-burkini decree in southern France, it looks like the row will not die down, according to The Guardian. Imagine how “offended” people like former president Nicolas Sarkozy and others are demanding a nationwide prohibition of the burkini in France. 

As the burkinigate scandal rages in France because their white French privilege and pride suffered a dent, in Finland we’re going through the same motions with invisible white minorities like the Swedish speakers.

A University of Stockholm study, which was cited in a tabloid Ilta-Sanomat story, showed that of the 412 Swedish-speaking Finns interviewed close to 300 saw themselves threatened in Finland because of their background.

As our xenophobia, racism and bigotry get the best of us and overwhelm our sound judgment, we’ll continue making FUCKING INSANE (see tweet below) proposals and act like total d**ks. 

We’ll vote for parties like the Perussuomalaiset*, and mainstream ones that are no different from them, that make these FUCKING INSANE proposals and blame migrants and minorities for their utter failures.

Näyttökuva 2016-8-27 kello 6.47.25

 

Näyttökuva 2016-8-27 kello 6.47.35
Source: Twitter. 

Even the Social Democrats (SDP) of Finland are wishy-washy on racism and discrimination.

The defection of former PS MP Maria Tolppanen to the SDP is a case in point.

If the social democrats wanted to show leadership against rising racism and bigotry in Finland, they would have refused Tolppanen’s defection to the party on moral and ethical grounds.

But that’s not what happened, right?

SDP leader, Antti Rinne, sent the familiar mixed signal with Tolppanen like in the game, he or she loves me not. The transformed Finnish political version of the latter is: I’m against racism (one flower petal picked), I’m not serious about being against racism (another one is picked).

We’re not seeing more racism in Europe and Finland today. It has always existed with the difference of the Internet and social media.

The Finnish name for the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English names of the party adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We, therefore, prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings. The direct translation of “Perussuomalaiset” is “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” 

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