Defining white Finnish privilege #17: The Perussuomalaiset and our civil rights

by , under Enrique Tessieri

The Perussuomalaiset (PS) is a xenophobic party that sticks out like a sore thumb and reminds us that our liberal Nordic welfare society and democracy may not be as open-minded as we thought. Their latest party program on immigration is further proof that the PS is a hostile to migrants, visible minorities and to our Nordic values.

What is even more surprising is how other mainstream parties haven’t said a word about the PS’ program on immigration, even if it needs condemnation since it is xenophobic and parts of it are unconstitutional.

Such parties are quiet because they don’t want to make immigration a campaign issue in the upcoming April parliamentary elections.

While some may understand such a tactic, it’s that kind of silence that has given us a political party like the PS in the first place.

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Read (in Finnish) the PS’ party program on immigration here.

What’s wrong with their program?

Here are some to name a few:

  • It is in conflict with our Constitution (Section §6) since migrants would not be equal before the law
  • It is in conflict with our Constitutions (Section §9) since it wants to restrict free movement of migrants in Finland and Europe
  • It targets especially Somalis, Muslims and Africans
  • It would permit citizenship to be revoked
  • It supports assimilation, or one-way adaption policies for migrants and minorities
  • It supports an inhumane family reunification policy
  • It believes that cultural diversity, or multiculturalism, as an ideal should be abandoned
  • It wants affirmative action revoked
  • It supports and wants to strengthen white Finnish privilege

Definition #17

The PS is a good example of the dark side of Finland. In other Nordic countries we have likeminded parties: Danish People’s Party, Sweden Democrats and the Progress Party of Norway.

All of the above are united by a common goal: To keep their respective societies white.

Mainstream parties in Finland, which have white Finnish privilege, care little about migrant rights or the PS’ latest program on immigration because it doesn’t affect them directly.

The white Finnish privilege of the PS shows that it is a menace to our Nordic way of life. If they ever got enough power, it’s clear that they wouldn’t think twice about implementing such xenophobic policies. The interesting question is which group would be their next scapegoat target after migrants?

Would it be you?

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The Finnish name for the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The names 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.