Below, is one example of many of how media like the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) fuel racism and fear of asylum seekers in Finland. Asylum seekers and Muslims form a small part of Finland’s total immigration picture. Why do they give so much attention to them? If the story is to look at each parties’…
Finland is gearing up for municipal elections on April 9, 2017.
This presidential election has become the perfect storm of “post-truth” politics and racism. It is reflected by the fact that an unqualified “know-nothing” like Trump could be nominated as the Republican presidential candidate. Trump’s disregard for ethics, extreme egoism, and racist solutions to complex policy problems, which include banning all Muslims, building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and bombing our enemies into the stone age, will have institutional and individual consequences if he is elected as the next president.
No matter how much Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Matti Purkonen, MP Sampo Terho or Timo Soini assure us that they are against racism and fascism, the more they incriminate their party. Renouncing racism and far right ideology would be tantamount to committing political hara-kiri for the PS.
There is an epidemic in our country. Other epidemics like obesity and AIDS create injustice in the body, but this one creates injustice in our society and the ways in which we relate to one another. We have a name for this disease: colorblindness.