Finland’s pyramid of hate: Let’s do away with the Human Rights of asylum seekers

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Even if opposition politicians from parties like the anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS)*, National Coalition Party (Kokoomus), it’s sobering that the government of Prime Minister Sanna Marin is holding the line against their onslaughts.

It is surprising that how naive the PS and Kokoomus are. No border, no law, will bring a sense of security unless you deal with the root of the problem. Walls do not keep a country safe and at the end of the day they come down like in Berlin 1989.

Walls do not keep people out. Ask the millions of Latin Americans who crossed the US border.

If we gave a free hand to these two parties, the inalienable rights of asylum seekers, like seeking asylum, would be shelved indefinitely. The hateful rhetoric that would emerge from such a move would make every non-white person a target. First asylum seekers, who’s the next group?

By dehumanizing people, we risk going up the pyramid of hate. We saw this in Nazi Germany as well as in many other countries.

Let’s hold the line against the irresponsible onslaught that undermines our Nordic welfare state values enshrined in Human Rights and social justice.