PS MP of Finland ready to patrol streets and take law into his own hands

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Remember what people said when the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* won their historic election victory in 2011? ”Nothing is going to happen you’ll see…they’ll soon implode like the Rural Party did in the 1970s…” some said playing down the whole matter. After almost four years, the PS continues to polarize society by instilling fear and fueling racism but has now opened a new terrifying chapter in its strategy to gain power: mob rule. 

PS MP Tom Packalén, who falsely claimed on a blog entry that only migrant youth gangs in East Helsinki attack white Finns, has unleashed the darkest and most racist side of Finland.  Not only are MP Pakclaén’s claims false, they have been disproven by the police.

And let’s not forget the publication, Uusi Suomi, where MP Packalén’s blog entry and many others by the PS have been published. They are just as responsible as the PS for spreading racism in Finland.

In this latest bout of xenophobia in Finland, it’s the silence of the political parties and the media that doesn’t surprises us once again.

Making racist claims and victimizing migrants and minorities has become such a “normal” activity in this country that not even the PS leadership cares what some of their members say or will do.

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The aim of parties like the PS and far-right associations like Suomen Sisu is to keep Finland white like the graffiti above that reads “white power.”

 

Suomen Sisu is a far-right association chaired by PS MP Olli Immonen whose aim is to keep Finland white. In a statement, Immonen warned that “if officials don’t have the will or resources to protect the security of its citizens,” Suomen Sisu will take matters into its hands.

Yes, no translation mistake since what you read is correct. A PS MP, a lawmaker, of a far-right association is ready to patrol Helsinki’s streets against real or imagined youth gangs.

While the PS has always shown its ugly and hostile side to migrants and minorities, the suggestion by one of its MPs to patrol streets with others like neo-Nazi Kansallinen Vastarinta and other PS members, which MP Packalén’s blog entry has encouraged, is totally unacceptable in a democracy such as Finland and should be condemned.

The blog entry by MP Packalén shows the desperate state of the party, which needs a big boost to come close to their 2011 election victory since the last three elections have been disappointing.

Finland needs the PS, the silence of other parties and a media that is blind because it is white like a hole in the head. The lack of leadership that we are witnessing today in the face of such racism and hostility is shameful.

Far-right and nationalistic parties in Finland, as is Europe, have become a grave threat to democracy and to the right of minorities to live in peace. It’s clear that matters will get worse as these parties, like the PS, get more power since the scapegoating won’t stop but get worse. Such intolerance has the danger of destroying our society.

We must do everything to stop the menace that is placing Finland in harm’s way and that danger is the PS and our shameful silence.

Leadership is needed more than ever now.

* 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.Thank you Pia Grochowski for the heads up! 

  1. Yossie

    “PS MP of Finland ready to patrol streets and take law into his own hands”

    He did not. Do not try to incite people, who cant read finnish or dont bother to read the source, against PS.

    “Suomen Sisu is a far-right association chaired by PS MP Olli Immonen whose aim is to keep Finland white. In a statement, Immonen warned that “if officials don’t have the will or resources to protect the security of its citizens,” Suomen Sisu will take matters into its hands.

    Yes, no translation mistake since what you read is correct. A PS MP, a lawmaker, of a far-right association is ready to patrol Helsinki’s streets against real or imagined youth gangs.”

    Sure, the part where you quoted him was right. One should wonder though why you decided to quote him half a sentence only? Stopping the quote there and going on yourself. Lets put the whole quote here:

    “Mikäli viranomaisilla ei ole halua tai resursseja huolehtia kansalaistensa turvallisuudesta, Suomen Sisu on järjestönä valmis käynnistämään katupartioinnin uudelleen alueilla, joissa ongelmia ilmenee. Partioinnin tarkoitus on luoda turvallisuuden tunnetta suomalaisten keskuuteen ja pitää huolta kanssaihmisistä”

    “if officials don’t have the will or resources to protect the security of its citizens, Suomen Sisu is ready as an organization to start partrolling on streets again in areas, where problems arises. Meaning of patrolling is to create sense of security among finns and take care of people.”

    Sure cutting it off and claiming the end to be “Suomen Sisu will take matters into its hands” sounds more omninous. I suppose that was your intention too? And most definitely there is not anything about “taking law into their own hands”.

    “After almost four years, the PS continues to polarize society by instilling fear and fueling racism but has now opened a new terrifying chapter in its strategy to gain power: mob rule”

    Your own imagination!

  2. intternetnetsi

    Dont forget that head of police wants civilian street patrols, atleast in rural areas.

    BTW when you changed your way to write so you dont publish names, remember few years ago when you ridiculed people “you can say anything in net what you can in public, are you afraid of something. If your opinion is valid then you can use your name”….

    And when told about harassment “it doesnt happen if opinion is legit”.

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