While the coronavirus has taught us to take precautions like washing our hands to avoid infection, what steps should we take to stop the spread of racism and fascism in Europe?
The knee-jerk reaction of countries like Denmark to shut down their borders for a month to most tourists should not surprise us.
As many know, Denmark has a big Islamophobia problem. They try their hardest to assimilate foreigners, especially Muslims, without understanding that they are part of the country’s racism problem.
If soap helps stop the spread of the coronavirus, what kind of “soap” would we need to stop the spread of racism and fascism in Europe?
Would washing our hearts and souls regularly with the “soap” of love and understanding help?
In Finland, we have politicians that would care less about the plight of other humans. They are the same types that looked the other way when Nazi Germany committed mass murder during the Holocaust.
These politicians are the coronaviruses that infect people with racism and hatred.
How we treat asylum seekers today outside our borders explains in part why fascism lifted its ugly head in Europe in the 1930s. It tells us as well why so many “good” people became war criminals in the process.