The far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS) party has gained significant traction by capitalizing on anti-immigrant sentiment, particularly targeting vulnerable groups such as Muslims.
In addition to their hostility towards migrants and minorities, many PS supporters and politicians hold admiration for autocratic leaders like Donald Trump and view Viktor Orbán’s Hungary as an ideal country to emulate.
However, it would be overly simplistic to solely attribute Finland’s racism and animosity to the PS. Other parties such as the National Coalition Party, Christian Democrats, Center Party, and even the Social Democrats also face challenges regarding racism.
For migrants contemplating joining a political party, the common concern revolves around identifying the one with the least amount of racism.
When examining the PS, it becomes evident that all of them have built their political careers on propagating racism and fostering animosity towards migrants and minorities.
One example of this is MP Sebastian Tynkkynen, whose notoriety stems from promoting false information, engaging in hate speech, and receiving three ethnic agitation convictions.
(Left) Sebastian Tynkkynen trying to make a point by wearing diapers. He voices his displeasure at an editorial that criticizes his party and asks why the media is unable to remain impartial. Answer: Why should a newspaper stay impartial in an editorial? Tynkkynen’s post shows his ignorance of the media.
if Tynkkynen had his way, like many other PS politicians, they’d tell the media what they can write.
Sounds like a party with a “Hungarian” heart, right?