As Migrant Tales correctly predicted on Thursday, Vaasa Perussuomalaiset (PS) councilman Risto Helin got away with a warning from the party for giving a clock with Hitler to an anti-immigration neo-Nazi group, reports tabloid Ilta-Sanomat.
The PS sends a loud and clear message with this decision: It’s ok to hang around neo-Nazi groups and even have the same racist ideas as them concerning Jews, undesirable minorities, real and imagined enemies of the Third Reich.
What the Nazis did was ok.
Vaasa city councilman Risto Helin posing with his neo-Nazi “blood and honor” t-shirt during the municipal elections. Source: Facebook.
Helin was quoted as saying that he was happy with the decision from the party leadership.
“I have given as a present said clock but it happened way before I was a candidate for councilman,” he said. “You can give Nazi clocks to Nazis and to Stalinists Stalin clocks.”
What kind of message does the PS send when it approves members who openly support neo-Nazi groups? The answer is simple: We don’t have an issue with Nazism and it’s perfectly fine to give Nazi clocks by PS members to neo-Nazi clubs.
Considering the terror and mass-murder that Hitler’s Germany brought on Europe between 1933 and 1945, the decision by the PS to do nothing to Helin is like a slap in the face to the victims that perished under Nazism.