Comment: Of all the far-right anti-immigration PS MPs, James Hirvisaari has got to be the scariest. A railway engineer by profession, Hirvisaari not only reveals his ignorance about the role of the media in a democratic society but his true political colors whenever he gives his opinion on immigration never mind Muslims.
In his latest blog entry on Uusi Suomi, he accuses journalists of being “arragont and lying scum.” Hirvisaari has gone on the rampage at newspapers that use the term persu, or shortened term for Perussuomalaiset, by comparing it with the term nekru, or a synonym of the n-word.
The JSN announced today that using the term persu, which comes close to the term perse or anus, can be used by the media sparingly.
In a blog entry shortly after Anders Breivik killed 77 people in Norway, Hirvisaari blamed immigration for the mass killings. “I really am not surprised that something like this could happen in Norway,” he wrote on Uusi Suomi. “In the last years at least ALL (100%) of tens of those accused of violent rapes have been immigrants/foreigners that have come from outside Europe.”
Hirvisaari is also a strong believer of ethnic hygiene. He believes that it is a bad matter for Finns to marry foreigners.
One of Hirvisaari’s recent pet topics recently is the Finnish media. He and PS MP Jussi Halla-aho have tried to teach the media their job with dismal results.
Hirvisaari’s latest target is the Finnish Broadcast Company (YLE), which he accuses of brainwashing the public. “For as long as in YLE’s bylaws read that one of the aims of the company is to further multiculturalism, or brainwash Finnish citizens (not foreign citizens?), I would not want any state money (to go to YLE),” he was quoted as saying on Lahti-based daily ESS.
A question for Hirvisaari: Is it the state or viewers who finance YLE? If it is the latter then it cannot be the state.
Hirvisaari, like Jussi Halla-aho and his PS cronies, believes that multiculturalism is a conspiracy or a left-wing tool that permits non-Europeans and Muslims from moving to Finland and Europe.
If it were up to Hirvisaari, he’d close Finland’s borders and start a state-sponsored hate campaign against visible immigrants and minorities.
Fortunately, Hirvisaari’s party is not in government and that he is up for relection in 2015.
Perussuomalaisten kansanedustaja James Hirvisaari leimaa Yleisradion täysin ylimitoitetuksi ja kohtuuttomasti rahaa kuluttavaksi muinaisjäänteeksi, jolla nykymuodossaan ei ole olemassaolon oikeutusta. Hirvisaari vastasi sähköpostilla Etelä-Suomen Sanomien kysymykseen Yleisradion tulevasta rahoitusmallista. Hän ei suostu puhelinhaastatteluihin.