With the help of one term, “cultural marxist,” Perussuomalaiset (PS)* chairman Timo Soini gave us the clearest-yet image of the wolf in sheep’s clothing. Soini lashed out on his blog at the same-sex marriage lobby and particularly at Nasima Razmyar as “cultural marxists” after she compared the PS leader and Christian Democrat Päivi Räsänen as “conservative Islamists” for opposing same-sex marriage.
Parliament is expected to vote in November on a same-sex marriage bill in Finland. The PS and Christian Democrats have opposed such a bill.
The use of an antijihadist term like “cultural marxist” shows once again the ever-louder anti-immigration shift and hostility of the PS towards migrants as the April elections near.
According to Urban Dictionary, “culture marxist” implies the gradual destruction of our traditions in order to build a failed communist-like paradise as we saw in the Soviet Union. The term is used by far-right counterjihadists to alarm Europe of a takeover of the region by Islam.
The term was used countless of times in Anders Breivik’s manifesto on the day he killed in cold blood 77 people to save the West from Islam.
Consensus has opened the door to the PS, a party with far right, anti-immigration, homophobic and nativist nationalistic roots.
Using a term like “cultural marxist” by Soini is further proof that the PS will continue to step up its attack on migrants and minorities in Finland as the April 19 elections near.
Contrary to the 2011 elections, which saw the PS become the country’s third-largest bloc in parliament, Soini is clearly worried about how to lure voters in 2015. In 2011 that was easy because of the bailouts of Greece, Ireland and Portugal, a week before parliamentary elections.
If the EU and the euro zone are no longer issues as in 2011 that leaves only one that the PS is shamelessly exploiting: immigration and Islam.
* 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.