Ten matters that ignite the debating spirit of Migrant Tales

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By Enrique Tessieri

Migrant Tales will never censor opinions that aren’t racist. One of the strengths of this blog has been its diversity of opinions  on immigration,  Finnish identity and other topics.  Even so, some matters get our adrenalin circulating faster than others. Here are the top 10:

  1. People telling an immigrant that while all foreigners live off welfare, he or she is the exception
  2. The Perussuomalaiset (PS) worldview (provincial and simplistic answers of the world like on immigration)
  3. Exclusive views about Finnish culture and what it is (time-warp syndrome)
  4. Tight definitions of who can claim a place under the Finnish sun (denial of immigrants’ and minorities’ historicity in Finland)
  5. Racism repackaged as freedom of speech (eg A PS MP or a Finn assuring us that racism is a minor problem in this country)
  6. Racism as racism
  7. People who still romanticize about fascism in the twentieth century (PS MP’s Juho Eerola’s fascination with Benito Mussolini’s economic policy, for example)
  8. People who romanticize about fascism in the twenty-first century (Counter-Jihadists)
  9. Far-right and right-wing populist parties that lure votes by spreading hatred of immigrants (Danish People’s Party, Progress Party and Sweden Democrats to name a few)
  10. Short-sighted politicians who lack leadership and who are too weak and corrupted spiritually to defend everyone’s civil rights

  1. Niko

    – Migrant Tales will never censor opinions that aren’t racist.

    The problem in your blogs is that you always will protect the racism against minorities, but I have never seen you react if a minority is focusing the racism to Finns. That is something you could improve. Just a thought.

    • Enrique

      Hi Niko, racism is a two-way street. It’s wrong from both sides and if we want to live in a society with cultural diversity, acceptance and respect (mutual) are paramount. Just like you cannot compare a Che Guevara (left-wing guerrilla leader) to Anders Breivik (right-wing “freedom fighter” of Christian Europe), there are also differences on how racism works. But agreed, it is unacceptable from either group.

    • Enrique

      Hannu, I suggest we do a little test: Take a large picture of Breivik and another one of Che Guevara. Hold them up in a big crowd and ask people whom they see as a cold-blooded murderer. As far as I can recall, Guevara did not have racist views of blacks, Amerindians never mind Muslims. He did not like white USAmericans using Latin America as their personal backyard. Breivik on the other hand sees Muslims taking over Europe and killing Christianity. Now, tell me, Hannu, how deranged can you get?

  2. Marymekko

    Really shameful that in fact Che Guevara was half-Irish, raised by his Irish relatives, and picked up that distinctive cap from his Irish aunt, who’d kept it as a momento of the Irish fighters for independence in 1919.

    Handsome dude, though, and he died a “martyr”, so he’ll live forever on leftie t-shirts and on the walls of nitwits. His murder track record will slowly shuffle away, as does LEnin’s.

    • Enrique

      –Handsome dude, though, and he died a “martyr”, so he’ll live forever on leftie t-shirts and on the walls of nitwits. His murder track record will slowly shuffle away, as does LEnin’s.

      Does the same fate await George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and others? I mean they killed murdered a lot of Brits and carried out acts of terrorism against the crown.

    • Enrique

      Marymekko, what did you think about that video clip of the history of the Nazi Party in USAmerica?

  3. Hannu

    Enrique so he was racist against whites so thats ok?
    And being against USamericans using his area is different than muslims using his area?

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