Exposing white Finnish privilege #77: The PS are Finnish white supremacists

by , under Enrique Tessieri

TOPLINE

One of the interesting facts about white nationalism is that it is copied from somewhere else. Thus, white supremacist conspiracy views in Finland are nothing more than copy-and-paste jobs from somewhere else.

Some may play down the PS as a “light” version of white supremacy. We disagree. The PS under the leadership of Jussi Halla-aho is aiming to become a white supremacist political party in the same league as Donald Trump’s administration and Viktor Orbán of Hungary.

KEY BACKGROUND

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a racial justice group, states the following about white supremacy in the United States: “White nationalist groups espouse white supremacist or white separatist ideologies, often focusing on the alleged inferiority of nonwhites.”

And then we move closer to home here in Finland, the SPLC offers more light on this social ill:

“Adherents of white nationalist groups believe that white identity should be the organizing principle of the countries that make up Western civilization. White nationalists advocate for policies to reverse changing demographics and the loss of an absolute, white majority. Ending non-white immigration, both legal and illegal, is an urgent priority — frequently elevated over other racist projects, such as ending multiculturalism and miscegenation — for white nationalists seeking to preserve white, racial hegemony.”

All the latter sounds like the rhetoric spewed by the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party when it victimizes and labels asylum seekers, Muslims, and visible minorities.

How so?

  • As the tweet below, Riikka Purra and other PS MPs are near-constantly reminding us how white Finns will become a minority in Finland.

A recent tweet by MP Riikka Purra: “In the year 2035, Helsinki’s biggest language groups are from the Middle East and Northern Africa. Were [white] Finns asked in the cities’ demographic planning to really want this to happen? Or don’t they know what to answer and what it means?

  • According to the SPLC, white supremacists aim to end non-white immigration, multiculturalism, and miscegenation to preserve white, ethnic hegemony.

Jussi Halla-aho states in an interview with Denmark’s Politiken that the only reason he entered politics is to change the “scheme and system” of the way Finland’s immigration policy operates. In plain English, this means halting asylum seekers coming to Finland from Africa and Muslim-majority countries.

  • Halla-aho and other PS politicians want Finland to ditch international agreements to keep Muslim and asylum seekers from Africa out of Finland.
  • Like the PS and other white supremacist groups, they too spread myths like in the United States about how white nationalists are the victims of non-white crime.
  • Speaking before a parliament session in October, Halla-aho scapegoated Muslims by stating that their numbers are growing especially in the Helsinki region. “This demographic development worsens the municipal and state housing situation, it brings more crime and uncertainty. These are cold statistics. Immigration from Africa and the Middle East is harmful and becomes more harmful as their numbers grow.”
  • “Mainstreamers” in the US believe that infiltrating and subverting the existing political institutions is the only realistic path to power. Thanks to the PS and its weight in parliament, the infiltration of Finnish political institutions by the party began after the 2011 parliamentary election.
  • White supremacists are anti-Semitic. Suomen Sisu, a far-right group, has five PS MPs. Apart from Halla-aho’s anti-Semitic views and Holocaust downplaying, the writings of Alfred Rosenberg, a Nazi war crime criminal who was hanged in Nuremberg, is recommended reading.
  • The PS defends anti-Semites like Juha Kärkkäinen, who was convicted for ethnic agitation in 2014.


  • White nationalists in the US seek to return to a country that predates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. In Finland, the PS wants Finland to a period when there were hardly any foreigners in the country.

FINNISH WHITE PRIVILEGE #77

As can be seen from the above examples, white supremacists in countries like the US have a lot in common with the PS. Copying and pasting their ideology is easy.

It would be naive to believe that groups like the PS aren’t violent and cannot turn more violent as the number of minorities grows in Finland.

White supremacy is an illness of white people.

It must be addressed now.

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