A quote for Riikka Purra – “If you can only be tall because someone is on their knees, then you have a serious problem”

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Who is Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party heir-apparent Riikka Purra’s mentor? Is it far-right leader Marine Le Pen of France’s National Rally or UK home secretary hardliner Priti Patel?

Purra got her anti-immigration inspiration from Jussi Halla-aho’s racist blog postings. “If it’s up to me, the Perussuomalaiset will never form part of a government that won’t tighten significantly Finnish immigration policy,” she was quoted as saying in Helsingin Sanomat.

Even if she plans to stop Muslim and non-EU asylum seekers from entering Finland, it is doubtful that she will succeed.

Her Islamophobic views are only meant for voter consumption and to provoke others.

What arrogance and bullying on her part. Let’s pick on the most vulnerable people in our society like asylum seekers and push and shove them around like trash so they’ll remain on their knees.


Even if I know Purra will never succeed in molding Finland into her closed and Islamophobic world, I do want to send her greetings from the late Toni Morrison, who asks what would you be without your racism?

“[but] when you take it [from the racist] away, I take your race away, the only thing you got is your little self, and what is that? What are you without racism? Are you any good? Are you still strong? Still smart? Do you still like yourself? [If] you can only be tall because someone is on their knees, then you have a serious problem”

  1. intternetnetsi

    When did Riikka Purra say “If you can only be tall because someone is on their knees, then you have a serious problem”?

    Thats what you claim in your topic.

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