PS’ about-turn on Russia is reprehensible

by , under Enrique Tessieri

In the backdrop of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, some politicians, especially from the far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS)*, have changed their tune. Don’t be fooled by them, and such moves are nothing more than an opportunistic move to prop up their sinking popularity.

Their shift in opinions about the Russians is so reprehensible that it resembles Adolf Hitler rising from the grave and claiming he is a changed person who renounces anti-Semitism.

It’s not going to fly because Halla-aho lacks credibility.

Disagree? Check out the PS’ close ideological ties with former President Donald Trump. He stated that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was “genius and savvy” and that he was an intelligent person.

In the quote below, the late social commentator James Baldwin warns us not to trust politicians and parties based on their questionable record.

As everyone knows, the PS has a dirty history of racism and populism with numerous ethnic agitation convictions like Halla-aho’s in 2012.

Is the tweet below credible?

Tweets Halla-aho: “People of Russia, Russian soldiers, politicians, officials!
Stop the criminal who dishonors you and your country before humanity.
History will not only condemn him but will judge you too.” Source: Twitter

Why doesn’t he and the PS directly condemn Vladimir Putin for the invasion of Ukraine? Just say it loud and clear without wavering: We condemn Putin for his military aggression in Ukraine.

A study published in fall 2021 by the Finnish Business and Policy Forum, showed that the most favorable attitudes towards Russia were Movement Now (67%), PS (48%), and Center Party (47%).

Anything coming out of the PS is a deception.

I can’t believe them because I see what they do.