White power, blonde hair, us versus them

by , under Enrique Tessieri

THIS POST WAS UPDATED

Being proud of your heritage is fine as long as you don’t use your whiteness to socially exclude and oppress minorities.

I have seen many pictures of Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MEP Laura Huhtasaari, who appears to pour it on with her whiteness. Her comments are not only often racist and absurd, but her blonde hair, photoshopped blue eyes, and made up white skin appear exaggerated.

The former logo of the PS Youth is a perfect example of ethnonationalism and fascist whiteness.

The late Risto Laakkonen (1939-2020) said that whenever a group starts talking about itself as a tribe, it starts to flirt with racism.

Former PS Youth logo and MEP Laura Huhtasaari. Both are examples of ethnonationalist whiteness.

There are many examples of why some Islamophobic and far-right politicians dye their hair a certain color depending on the political mood.

Black hair Jenna Simula in an ad when she ran for Oulu city council and promised she would continue being a Nazi on immigration policy if elected. As an MP, Simula now changed to blonde hair. She is a member of the Nazi-spirited Suomen Sisu association that supports ethnonationalism and fascism.
Before and after. Why did Sanna Antikainen change the color of her hair? Is blonde more appealing to white Islamophobic voters? Antikainen has a way of making racist comments.

There are many other examples.

Former Perussuomalaiset minister and MP Hanna Mäntylä with black and white hair. Sources: Yle and Seiska.
Tiina Wiik isn’t a member of the Perussuomalaiset party, but she speaks and talks like one on steroids. Sources: Yle and Twitter.
And who could not forget Ulla Pyysalo of the Perussuomalaiaiset party? She was caught trying to join a neo-Nazi group. Surprisingly, she doesn’t like foreigners, too. Source: Länsi-Saimaan Uutiset.
What is far-right Marine Le Pen’s real hair color? Source: France 24.
I’m sorry to post this picture of Katie Hopkins. Who is she? Read this factsheet about this Islamophobe with a capital “I.” Source: Twitter.

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