If you had the opportunity to listen inside the brain of a Perussuomalaiset (PS)* politician, you’d probably hear the following word: migrants, maahanmuuttajat, migrants, maahanmuuttajat…
The head of the PS parliamentary group, Ville Tavio, regurgetates that obsessive word in countless tweets and statements.
Tavio, who has before mentioned his admiration of France’s National Rally far-right head Marine Le Pen, claims that some conspiracy permits “massive” asylum seekers to enter Finland.
I understand that Tavio does not wake up in the morning and looks in the mirror, whispering to himself that I am such a racist.
Or does an Islamophobic mindset make people delusional? They attract voters with their exaggerations and lies and get hooked to power like junkies.
The PS believe that they can get away by lambasting migrants, especially Muslims and people of color, without any consequences.
A party like the PS that bases 90% of its politics on Islamophobia and Afrophobia cannot tap from the well of hatred and discord forever. One day that well will dry out.
No matter how much politicians like Tavio and his band of Islamophobes kick and bitch, we are here to stay.