How about the bad image that Muslim settlers on the hijra jihad in and around Europe have created all by themselves?
In Finland, the term used to describe people at the forefront of the open borders movement who fling themselves (and by default the rest of society) into the asylum seeker tar-baby, are called “suvaki” (suvaitsevaisuus/tolerance), Finnish slang for those who sanctimoniously beat their chests in showing their “tolerance”.
In a civil society toleration is a good thing, but when done by radicals as a knee-jerk response to anything and everything that they (the Left) wants to shove at society, then it becomes a detrimental ideology and a de facto threat to the civil society. Here is a case in point.
NOTE: Normally I would take time to debunk this nonsense, but it’s so plain to all, and I trust my readers to read between the lines, and laugh out loud.
Pekka Häyhä and Leena Nicolaou are professing tolerant people.
I’ve always advocated multiculturalism as a resource. Now is a situation where people are in particular need of assistance, because they are in distress, says Häyhä.
Häyhä has done relief work in Helsinki, Africa and in neighboring countries. He does not admit to being an extremist suvaki. Nicolaou admits with a laugh that had not even heard of before the whole suvakki designation. Flower Hatted Aunties or Daisy Maids are words, which are also used to describe Suvakis.
BOTH recognize Finland’s tight financial situation. The Finns are concerned about the wellbeing of the elderly, the unemployed and education. Why shouldn’t these problems be dealt with first?
– Finland’s problems have been known for a long time, Nicolaou exclaims and adds:
– Why didn’t they take care of them prior to this refugee crisis? Our problems shouldn’t be the refugees’ fault.
Häyhä agrees. He believes that Finns need to help refugees in the best way that they can, at the same time taking care of the vulnerable in society. The man is particularly concerned about youth unemployment, which affects both immigrants and the host society as well.
– We must invest in the training of young immigrants, which would benefit the entire society.
Nicolaou who for over twenty years has done relief work is convinced of the refugees readiness.
– Doing nothing will be costly. By working they are useful to themselves and to society.
Both say that the refugee crisis has come as a surprise to Finns. Finland did not have any time to prepare for the arrival of refugees, because society is wrestling with internal problems. Both stress that information and assistance should be initiated as early as possible.
– Only now are they looking for a route in solving the refugee crisis, says Nicolaou.
-Yes, aid workers and those needing assistance have been confused by the situation, says Nicolaou who helped the Kivilahti asylum seekers.
Häyhä believes that refugees should be informed about the Finnish society, customs and laws as early as possible. Here’s how to avoid conflicts, to which many people refer to in the refugee debate.
– Foreigners can be foreigners, while Finnish culture is nurtured. We need to respect each other’s cultures.
PART OF FINNS are afraid for their safety, once a a reception center is set up in a small community, and foreigners can be seen more on the town’s streets. They fear that the influx of refugees bring with them crime and other unpleasant side effects. Häyhä says that he understands people’s concerns, the asylum seeker men come from cultures where women dress and movement is limited. Nicolaou believes that worry is unnecessary:
– My three sons have grown up in Greek culture with immense respect for a woman.The mother is not dared to be talked back to. A woman is not touched without her permission.
Foreigners have not harassed them either, even though both have spent long periods abroad, and have done volunteer work with foreigners in Finland.
– The problems may be exacerbated in more rural areas, which are not used to foreign people, says Häyhä.
– In larger cities, foreigners do not stand out so much in the street scene.
Nicolaou believes that extreme negative cases are reported in the news.
– Each basket has a rotten apple. Both foreigners and Finns.
Häyhä is unimpressed when told the news of sad cases in which people create a one-sided picture of foreigners. Positive things should be told more.
– Fortunately, it has been observed that immigrants would correct the sustainability gap resulting from the aging of our population, says Häyhä.
THE SUVAKIS both agree that Finns are a tolerant people.
– There is nobody out there walking around on the street, carrying an “I’m a suvakki” -sign, says Nicolaou.
– Most are tolerant deep down, Häyhä believes..
Volunteers for crisis relief is needed more. Now, the work rests on the shoulders of certain groups. Nicolaou says that the Finns did not dare to ask for and provide assistance, but helpers are found, when they are asked – also people of Äänekoski.
XENOPHOBIA should be gotten rid of according to Nicolaou.
– Oh, you can question, to be concerned about and reflect upon the situation, but you shouldn’t be crude. No one should be allowed to call someone a monkey or to spit on people.
Häyhä and Nicolaou would like to see more everyday meeting places where Finns and foreigners could meet with each other. Prejudice is lessened in this way, where interaction of Finns and foreigners increase.
– I’ve always believed in the goodness of people. If you treat others well, so they too will treat us well, says Häyhä.