Saul Schubak, the National Coalition Party politician who said that ”inferior people” should not get child allowances, resigned Friday as vice president of the party’s youth wing. If there is a lesson to be learned from the Schubak scandal, it’s which group you insult.
If Schubak speaks of ”inferior people” and gets dumped by his party for his statement, why doesn’t the same happen when the Perussuomalaiset (PS) and its anti-immigration extremists get showered with votes in elections?
The answer to this very simple question is obvious: Don’t insult the wrong group. Schubak insulted whites while the PS near-constantly insults immigrants and visible minorities.
The moral of the Schubak scandal? If you are going to insult people in Finland, stay clear from white people especially if you have a Jewish background. Bashing immigrants and even visible minorities is, however, fine. You won’t lose face.
Schubak said in a statement that he ”did not mean to insult anyone” although that is exactly what he did.
The former National Coalition Party youth wing vice president said that politicians don’t take responsibility for what they say and do. Schubak, contrarily, does, which is why he is resigning, according to his words.
Pushing aside the melodramatics and political soap opera, Schubak is resigning because of what he said and to whom, which made his position in the party untenable.
The National Coalition Party youth wing has been on other occasions a political thorn in the conservative party’s side.