The two peas in a pod: Perussuomalaiset MP Mauri “Perkele” Peltokangas and Benito Mussolini

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Does Perussuomalaiset MP Mauri “Perkele” Peltokangas give you the creeps when he rants on YouTube?

In one recent 2:36-minute monologue, Peltokangas used the following swear words every 20 seconds:

  • Shit (paska): 2 times
  • Fucked (perseestä): 2 times
  • What the hell, hell (mitä helevetti, helevetti): 2
  • The devil (perkele): 2

A Peltokangas monologue is like watching Benito Mussolini speaking from a balcony all over again.

There are differences, however. One speaks Finnish and the other Italian; one wears glasses on his forehead while the other one does not wear glasses; one was in politics from the 1920s until he was hung lifeless by the feet in Milan in 1945, while the other is building a political career today.

Check out the two videos and their loud-mouthed crude populist pomposity below and tell me if Peltokangas and Mussolini aren’t two peas in a pod.

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