Everybody here, my friends in the Iraqi community, feel so down these days about this country’s crazy asylum policy and Migri’s stupidity. I just want all you to know that we are many Finnish people who work very hard to change the situation because we simply cannot accept how our country treats you.
We could today have 30,000 happy former refugees here, who would now work, study, feel safe, hope for the future, and who would be part of our country and contribute as tax-payers thanks to innovation and new businesses. Instead, we have 20,000 angry, tired, desperate refugees, who live in fear and pressure, and who have come to hate this country. Everybody can clearly see now that this country’s policies towards refugees is a total disaster, and that everybody, both Finns and refugees, suffer from it. The present situation doesn’t make anybody, including the racists, happier or create wellbeing. It only leads to tension and increased negativity and hatred. It’s a total failure. We have to help the government to see that.
The government and Migri are breaching international laws and undermining humanitarian values… I hope Finns wake up to see that the biggest security threat to our country at the moment aren’t foreigners, but this country’s ridiculous fear-based caveman-like government policies, and those angry racists who spread fear and hatred when there is no need for it. They live in some weird bubble where they believe that Arab people are rapists, criminals and terrorists , which is, of course, completely untrue. I feel so sorry for some Finns who don’t know that reality is much more positive, friendly and nice, than the one they see in their minds and clouds their decisions.
I hope we could all contribute in creating a better atmosphere than the one we live in today… We need some good and relaxed vibes to counteract and disarm fear-mongering, but we also need to stand up and protest loudly, flood the media and social media with a different narrative in order to find other smart and creative ways to change the present state of things and provide an alternative path on how to move forward. Give Finns some positive pictures to believe in. If you want, you can join or help organizations like the Right to live, We see you, and others, or even create your own association as many of you have done. Remember to be supportive, strengthen and inspire others. Together we are strong.
I know that many people feel like giving up and just want to escape to Europe, or go to France or Germany. Even so, I want you to know that we are trying to change things in Finland. There are networks being created that give accommodation and help those who are undocumented migrants. We want you to be able to stay here, if you want, and help challenge and change our country’s unjust policies. Quite frankly, sometimes I ust cannot put up with the bullshit… Try not to lose hope even if the situation seems impossible. We have to do everything in our power to change things, and believe in ourselves and our ability and inner strengths.
The future is what we create, and every single person can create change so don’t squander that power.
We have nothing to lose. I wish all of you lots of love, sunshine, and strength.
This Facebook posting was reposted with permission.