We read about Joy Aalto, a Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party member, who gave us 1 + 1 = 2 advice on becoming a Finn. If such a simplistic recipe for integration – learn Finnish and get a job – worked for her, that is fine, although I have my doubts.
Before reading on, this post is not against women from the Far East but wants to raise a question: Why does the PS believe that such women – not men – are acceptable foreigners?
Why don’t we see the PS empowering Somali and Muslim women?
Let’s hope that Joy Aalto will not turn into a Helena Puustinen or house the opinions of former Helsinki deputy councilperson Belle Sene Xia, who wished death to members of the Falun Dafa religious sect.
So what did Helena Puustinen post?
Puustinen said that she would like to lock up Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s government in Auschwitz and devise “a better plan than Hitler” to, I suspect, exterminate the ministers of her cabinet.
Puustinen’s hostile rant did not spare asylum seekers. Dropping atomic bombs on them would do the job.
Before getting the boot, Helsinki PS municipal candidate Belle Selene Xia didn’t consider her former party racist or against migrants.
“They’re only people’s stereotypes against the Perussuomalaiset,” she said. “The Perussuomalaiset are strongly against racism. Moreover, the PS is in favor of labor immigration.”
Surprisingly, she changed her opinion after getting sacked from the Helsinki chapter of the party.
She then said that her foreign background played a role in her sacking.