The Perussuomalaiset (PS) are Finland’s anti-EU, anti-immigration and especially anti-Islam party. Some of their questionable political soul mates in Europe are the far-right Danish People’s Party, Sweden Democrats and Ukip of Britain. Even if they are all of the above, they make up shameful denials that they aren’t all of the above.
Why? Because Finnish voters are conservative and their tolerance for reckless populism has its limits. Moreover, Finland’s version of the U.S. Tea Party is only good at two things: whining and denying.
As mentioned, one of the main things that the PS does is spread racism and urban tales. They do so because that’s the way they get media attention. When they get media attention, they connect with their voters through code.
It shouldn’t surprise us that as the European Member of Parliament (MEP) elections near on May 25, the PS are feverishly connecting with their voters through their usual intolerance and racism.
In the city of Kouvola in southeast Finland, the PS are offering to potential voters licorice with a golliwog-looking mascot on a box that reads: PS – you get what you ordered.
This phrase could be interpreted in the following manner: “What you got” are blacks from Africa due to Finland’s immigration policy. The PS will set things right.
Thank you Marian Abdulkarim for the heads-up on Facebook.