What is the difference between the far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS)* and Blue Reform party? The PS is openly racist while Blue Reform is a racist party with a bow tie. Both are racist parties that aim retarding and undermining migrants, minorities and Others from having a greater voice in Finland.
Their aim is to keep Finland white by denying Others their rightful place in our society. They are not interested in integration but on how to teach and keep migrants and minorities as second- and third-class citizens.
Both the PS and Blue Reform are an aberration that represent the worst of our society. They are the first modern party that uses Islamophobic and xenophobic rhetoric to gain political party.
Sampo Terho, the chairperson and minister for European affairs, culture and sport, has the audacity to state below that we need to “manage immigration.” Manage?! After his former party, the PS, spearheaded tougher immigration laws that tightened family reunification and did away with residence permits on humanitarian grounds?! These types of policies not only told asylum seekers that we don’t want you here but created thousands of undocumented migrants from a few hundred before.
WARNING: RACIST CONTENT – We need to “manage Immigration” is one of Terho’s favorite catchphrases. What he is saying is that we should clean up the mess his party created in government concerning immigration and asylum policy.
Here is another question: Would you trust a politician who stabs a fellow party member in the back after he loses the election for the chair of the PS? What about a politician who knows he is racist but tries to sugarcoat it?
In 2007, the minister published a eugenics-spirited essay dividing humans into three racial groups (Negroid, Mongoloid and Caucasian) on the different races of the world and how the white Europeans were going to become a minority in the face of non-European migrants.
Vote for Sampo Terho? I don’t think so.
* The Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017, into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. Despite the name changes, we believe that it is the same party in different clothing. Both factions are hostile to cultural diversity never mind Muslims and other visible minorities. One is more open about it while the other says it in a different way.
A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.