The self-destruction of Trump and the future of global populism and racism

by , under Enrique Tessieri

As the gap between Joe Biden and US President Donald Trump widens in the opinion polls, populist-far right parties like the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* are feeling the pressure.

Much of the hate fuel that PS and other like-minded politicians feed on from Trump is starting to run out if the US president loses on November 3.

The 1 + 1 = 2 campaign strategy is to speak in code, attack vulnerable groups like asylum seekers, and spread white Finnish supremacist mumbo-jumbo that is hostile against migrants and minorities.

All of the 39 (now 39) PS MPs got elected to parliament with one message: We hate Islam.

The PS’ waning popularity is not only based on their anti-Muslim rhetoric but on the support they draw from Trump, Vladimir Putin, Victor Orbán, Xi Jinping, Kim Jung-un, and others.

All of the politicians mentioned above base their rule on human rights violations, disrespect for diversity, and their autocratic instincts.

Trump’s biggest fans in Finland are Jussi Halla-aho and the PS. In the tweet above, he states that he digs Trump and believes that the US president is the best thing that happened to the United States and the Western World. Source: Twitter.
To put the racist icing on the Halla-aho cake, he tweets that no PS wants to see Finland turn into a multiethnic or multicultural society, which is present in our program and in everything we do.

I predict that after Trump is ejected from the White House, populist and racist parties may have their hate fuel reduced significantly.

The US is going through a revolution that is shaking its racist foundations. There is no return to the past when whites ruled.

The same is happening in Europe as well. We, too, will have to confront our colonial and racist past in a way we never expected.