Finland is suffering from a chronic labor shortage in the face of an ever-shrinking labor force and graying of the population. If you want some friendly advice, Finland would be one of the last countries in Europe I’d move to. There are several reasons you should think twice before moving here.
One of the main reasons you should choose a friendlier country to build your future and bring up a family is that Finland is a hostile country towards migrants, especially Muslims and visible migrants.
We have asylum seekers who have been in legal limbo for eight years. Anywhere up to 10,000 people, according to some estimates, are undocumented.
Don’t be fooled by superficial surveys that claim Finland to be the happiest country in the world. It’s only a PR stunt. But here is the question: How can the happiest country have its second-biggest party in parliament, the Perussuomalaiaset (PS)*, be openly racist and hostile to migrants?
You have a choice: If you are white and can flow with the xenophobia, Finland could be a good country for you. Who knows, maybe you can become an example of a super migrant as seen by xenophobic politicians.
Who are these super immigrants?
- They function perfectly as a group, even if humans are far from perfect
- They are white northern Europeans, and some Far East Asia groups like the Chinese (white Russians are excluded)
- They commonly belong to the Christian faith
- They are heterosexuals
- They are skilled professionals and well-behaved
- They adapt quickly and without problems to our way of life
- They are never unemployed (they are against social welfare and handouts)
- They are paid less than Finnish employees
- They never practice their culture in public spaces
- Their children only speak their parents’ language at home
- Their parents speak near-perfect Finnish
- Cultural differences and slight Finnish accents are fine because they allow us to distinguish who is “us” and “them”
There are experts who predict that a potential government led by the National Coalition Party, along with the PS, Swedish People’s Party, and Christian Democrats, could be the most conservative since the 1930s. However, it is also worth noting that some view it as one of the most xenophobic governments since that time period.
Thinking of moving to Finland?
Think twice and come at your own peril.