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.
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.