Crossing a line in Norway and condemning it in Finland

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By Enrique Tessieri

When does a person or group cross the magic line from right-wing populism to far-right? The tragic events that struck Norway on Friday should help us to distinguish better where that magic line is and what our reaction to it should be.

If Anders Behring Brejvik, the man who was responsible for the death of over 90 people on Friday, would have never carried out his outlandish deeds he’d be walking amongst us today visiting the numerous hate websites on the net.

What happened in Norway is a rude wake up call for us in Europe and Finland. It casts an eerie shadow on the role of those politicians, political parties and associations that spread a culture of hatred against immigrants and minorities and repackage it as patriotism.

Even though these groups are dazzled by the power of racism they soon notice that after the monster has been left out of the cage it can bite back at them.

Brejvik was chairman of the populist and anti-immigration Fremskrittspartiet party in Oslo West for about nine months and then on the local party’ board for about two years.*

Moreover, Brejvik was reported by TV1’s 20:30 news that he is an admirer of Perussuomalaiset MP Jussi Halla-aho, who is a mamber of the Nazi-spirited Suomen Sisu association.

The tragic events in Norway should embolden us to act and distinguish those groups and members in our society that want to change it at the cost of other people’s civil rights. Probably the reason why some of us haven’t branded some of them yet as far-right extremists is because we are in denial or dread admitting that there are these types of people and groups amongst us.

We need  a serious debate in Finland about the role of associations like Suomen Sisu in our parliament and the racism that festers in the Perussuomalaiset party.

The tragic events of Norway should strengthen our resolve to defend our Nordic way of life, which is built on social justice and equality for all. We should stand firm and be especially vigilant against those who want to destroy our noble values.

It is the minimum we can offer to the victims in Norway.

* Thank you Jonas for the heads up!

    • Enrique

      –That Enrique Tessieri’s communist-spirited blog claims so?

      Good one Allan! Now give us a reliable source for that.

    • Enrique

      Allan, it is the journalist against the police according to the document. The JSN sides with the journalist in this case. But this is not the point, however, What kind of an organization is Suomen Sisu if it basks reading people like Alfred Rosenberg and David Duke? Are they the Counter-Jihadists? It’s all very 1930ish but in a 2011 context. The same monster, however, but in a twenty-first century context. Racial purity, hatred towards Muslims etc.

      Tell us who Teemu Lahtinen is and what does the IKL stand for.

      I don’t need Supo or KRP to tell me what Suomen Sisu is and who some PS MPs are. They are public figures and they are open to criticism.

      But Suomen Sisu and the Counter-Jihadist have a problem: our societies are already diverse. Tough tomatoes. The million-euro question is: What solution (I don’t mean “final” here) do they want to give us to turn time back to the 1950s?

      Please tell us what the solution is.

  1. Allan

    > Allan, it is the journalist against the police according to the document.
    > The JSN sides with the journalist in this case.

    The JSN verdict, which you apparently can not comprehend, states that “no action is necessary” as the newspaper published the “opinion piece” of Suomen Sisu which presented these facts.

    > But this is not the point, however,

    The point is, that I have proven you wrong. Suomen Sisu is not a “nazi-spirited organization as stated by KRP and Supo” which you have repeated in this blog numerous times. Even after you have been repeatedly been pointed out that the libel was proven wrong already in 2009.

    >I don’t need Supo or KRP to tell me what Suomen Sisu is and who some PS MPs are. They >are public figures and they are open to criticism.

    Your readers however have to be told, that you invent your truths. Can they base their beliefs on e person that lives in a bubble they fabricated themselves? Hey, wait, do you believe in “counter-jihadists”, or “knights templar”. ??

    > Please tell us what the solution is.
    Getting proper care for delusional individuals, before they start believing in their fabricated truths.

    • Enrique

      —Getting proper care for delusional individuals, before they start believing in their fabricated truths.

      Avoiding the issues, Allan, again? I asked you a simple question:

      1. Tell us who Teemu Lahtinen is and what does the IKL stand for.
      2. Tell us about Suomen Sisu’s racial views and connect these to Alfred Rosenberg, sentenced in Nuremberg for crimes against humanity and hanged, and former KKK head David Duke.

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