I thought I had heard some lame excuses from the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party, but I was wrong. Risto Helin, a PS city council candidate for Vaasa, beat all those before him hands down. On his Facebook page, Helin is wearing a blood-and-honor t-shirt. He claims that it was purchased about ten years ago but didn’t know it had anything to do with Nazism or Skinheads.
Risto Helin of the PS is running for city council in Vaasa. Would you ever vote for a person who can’t read?..
Certainly this is a publicity stunt to get media attention. What is worse, but not surprising, is that the PS does not have a problem with a candidate that openly supports Nazis and Skinheads.
If you want to put Helin’s profile picture on Facebook into context, in the United States he’d be a candidate wearing an American Nazi Party or Ku Klux Klan t-shirt. In Spain or Norway, Helin would be wearing a t-shirt with a rude quote by dictator Francisco Franco or Vidkun Quisling, respectively.
…what a coincidence with Helin’s t-shirt! Check out the anti-Semitic website where this ghastly picture was posted.
Does the PS openly support racism, Counterjihadism, neo-Nazism and far-right mumbo jumbo as part of their political message?
PS campaign manager for Vaasa, Harri Leppälä, gives us an answer to that question. He does not see any problems with Helin’s t-shirt, whom he described as an honest entrepreneur who opposes multiculturalism.
“There’s no reason to prevent him from running [on the PS ticket],” Leppälä was quoted as saying on Turun Sanomat. “Somebody is trying to make a storm in a teacup and blackwash the Perussuomalaiset.”