Susanna Koski and the National Coalition Party’s youth wing: The language of barbarians

by , under Enrique

The more I think about the proposals put forth by the president of the Youth League of the National Coalition Party, Susanna Koski, the more I wonder where this country is heading. Would her suggestion to scrap the Ombudsman for Minorities and laws that govern ethnic agitation constitute barbarism?

Even if barbarians are considered “uncivilized,” in this day of age a person can be simultaneously so-called civilized and barbaric.

The Center Party newspaper Suomenmaa quoted the party’s youth league president, Jirka Hakalaas saying that “the fascist world view [of the Youth League of the National Coalition Party] shouldn’t get a foothold in Finnish politics.”

Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP Jussi Halla-aho, who was convicted for ethnic agitation, says he will draft a law to scrap Finland’s hate speech laws, according to MTV3.

Green Party Helsinki politician Husein Muhammed makes it clear to Koski on his Facebook page that ethnic agitation in Finland is permitted.

Because Koski’s and the National Coalition Party’s youth league suggestions lack refinement, education and are based on ignorant greed with a heavy drop of narcism, could we claim that some of their proposals are barbaric?

What would happen if Finland did away with the Ombudsman for Minorities and ethnic agitation laws? Would it unleash a tide of racist hostility, awaken the primitive barbaric spirit of hate and survival, against all those that are different from Koski and members of the Youth League of the National Coalition Party?

Some of the proposals put forth by the National Coalition Party’s youth wing are barbaric because they would bolster and reinforce our prejudice, discrimination and outright hostility to people who are different from us.

Isn’t that type of behavior barbaric?

 

 

 

  1. Brave

    Isn’t that type of behavior barbaric?

    Its barbaric and satanic,black and wild
    A pit is waiting for them
    A deep dark pit
    They themselves made it
    And they will fall into it, soon very soon
    No doubt, for sure
    Because they are dancing with crime
    And it will be the end for them
    THE END
    The end wont be easy for them because my comfort was not Important for them
    They will retire in dark for always

  2. Mark

    Describing them as ‘barbarians’ is not the language I would choose to use, Enrique. That kind of ‘dehumanising’ language is already used too much in these debates, and reversing the tables doesn’t really take us forward.

    Indeed, the proposals are extremely worrying, but may be no more than a few hotheads who have been reading up on ‘US-style’ freedoms of speech and arguments.

    The important thing, which you haven’t yet actually tackled, is why their proposals should be opposed. I’m all for calling fascism where you see it, but you have to articulate it too – you have to explain WHY it’s fascist and why we need an Ombudsmen or hate speech laws etc.

    • Enrique Tessieri

      –Describing them as ‘barbarians’ is not the language I would choose to use, Enrique. That kind of ‘dehumanising’ language is already used too much in these debates, and reversing the tables doesn’t really take us forward.

      Agreed and you have a point.

      What kind of a country would Finland become if we did away with laws that govern hate speech? Who would you complain to when they’d burn your car or told you in your face that they don’t hire foreigners?

      I went through all that in the 1980s in Finland.

      Sometimes strong language is needed. However, if you look at MT, what I said to describe the National Coalition Party’s youth league was an exception.

      We don’t normally use such language because those that make outrageous statements soil themselves.

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