Regardless of the issue, the citizen’s throat is always the target of the statist
The Eastern Finnish border town of Lieksa has been the center of controversy during the last year or so, due to the rejection of the city council’s decision to situate 200 refugees in city owned empty apartment units, by many of the town’s residents.
The article below by, Sanna Rummakko, is typical of the mindset that belongs to the “human rights industrial complex, big on big government schemes for pet causes, short on the rights of the indigenous people violated by their big government schemes.
For the statist, the focus is always on what lies ahead, not on the mess created in the here and now. If they’re forced to address the situation, it’s always the fault of ”the others”, with the solution being more big government intrusion into the affairs of the locals, regardless of their needs, desires and points of view.
Vasarahammer wrote not too long ago on these pages about this very situation, he noted then that Finnish state is in its nascent assent to the same totalitarian pinnacle of being the vanguards of radial multiculturalism as it already is in Sweden and in Norway:
It can be argued that the Swedes have had decades to fine-tune their methods of marginalizing dissent and keeping matters related to immigration outside of mainstream political discussion. Finland, on the other hand, still tries to learn the methods of controlling dissent, since the Finnish multicultural project began as late as in the early 90′s when the arrival of Somalis from the Soviet Union spelled the end of the strict Finnish immigration policy of earlier decades.
Since then the Finnish authorities have tried to combat racism in different ways that are very familiar to everyone living in a politically correct society. The crude propaganda highlighting the positive aspects of multiculturalism is matched with demonization of racists meaning those who do not embrace the multicultural project with adequate enthusiasm.
The Finnish way also relies more heavily on courts and law enforcement as a tool to suppress racist thought. This can be seen clearly in the case of Lieksa below as well as in the several court cases, in which internet bloggers have been convicted of incitement to ethnic hatred.
Sanna Rummakko plays a disingenuous role as stooge for the state’s central planning immigration/refugee schemes, where unfettered mass immigration is always seen as a plus, while any objection to it is met with the label of racist. No doubt, racism exists, as in the Facebook incident where a handful of lone oddball locals took things much too far, but that’s the exception to the rule.
What’s in question here however, is an issue much bigger than immigration, refugee relocation, multiculturalism and racism, it’s an issue of self determination, the rights of the citizenry to determine for themselves just how their tax money is to be spent, and what kind of society that they want to live in, free from governmental torment and media demonization. That is something that members of the human rights industrial complex want to desperately shove under the carpet.
NOTE: Please do read the Baron’s The Federal Refugee Industry as well.
Remember, it’s always sunshine and warm Spring rains in multicultural land.
Small town refugees change the landscape in Lieksa
Migration movements sometimes work in surprising ways and may bring change into even very remote parts of the world. Lieksa in the province of Eastern Karelia in Finland close to the Russian border is one of such place. Its population has shrunk from 26 000 people to 12 000 in a few decades, due to rapid population concentration to urban centres in Finland. The population of Lieksa has been ageing at the record rate in Europe.
This cycle is now over, thanks especially to refugees granted residence permits and their family members moving into town during the last couple of last years. In Lieksa there is over 200 people strong Somali community, Arabs, Kurds and non-refugee immigrants of Russian and European origin. This is a major change in an area where just three years ago a dark skinned person was never even seen and the talk of the town was more likely to be sightings of wild life like wolves or bears.