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Playing dumb or dead to the threat of far-right groups is a political statement or reveals you are either lazy, naive, or white..
While it is a positive matter that the Finnish media is shedding light on two long-time bedfellows: the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* and far-right groups, even so, the question we should ask is why now if this was common knowledge for a long time?
One reason could be our propensity to play dumb or silent to the growing threat of far-right groups.
Isn’t it shameful and a slap in the face to all of our noble social welfare advancements that the biggest opposition party, the PS, is a xenophobic radical-right party?
A lot of people in Finland who don’t want this country to be driven by xenophobia to the lap of a Finnish Viktor Orbán are rightfully worried.
Kansallismielisten liitouma was originally founded by the Soldiers of Odin, a far-right vigilante groups that the police and many politicians supported in the face of a record number of asylum seekers to Finland in 2015.
Yes, I am surprised that you may be surprised by this fact that the PS and far-right groups are bedfellows.
Those who claim that we should ignore the racist narrative of parties like the PS and their far-right buddies are leaving our country’s future to chance.
We cannot allow this to happen.
With your help we’ll stop it and nip it off the bud.