I’ve been traveling during the last weekend until Monday in northeast Argentina, where the Finns established a colony in 1906. I had limited access to the Internet but when I read what Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP Olli Immonen wrote on Facebook a cocktail of sadness mixed with concern overcame me.
What is surprising about what Immonen wrote is not what he wrote per se, since we all know that he is hostile to migrants and all minorities that live in Finland, but the complacent silence of his party to what he wrote.
That eerie silence is something that we’ve experienced many times before from the PS.
What did Immonen write?
Here is my response:
“I have always dreamed and fought for a nation that is inclusive and fair. I’m dreaming of a nation that will defeat a cancer called the PS and politicians like Immonen that are so incompetent that they blame defenseless minorities for their deficiencies. I am confident that this illness will deflate and be remembered as a bad dream. I have a strong belief in Finland and its values of justice and fairness. I will never give up fighting for my homeland and our culturally diverse nation. People like Immonen and the PS ensure that we will prevail.”
Immonen’s hostile posting and the silence of his party are more clear proof that the PS is a hostile party with fascist leanings – or is directly fascist – that is a menace to Finland.
* The Finnish name of the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English-language names 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.