Finland and Italy Show the Way! By James Reed

     Fortunately it is not all bad news, and there are little rays of hope to keep up possibly sagging spirits.: 

“ It appears Europe’s dream lives another day. As we predicted, Pekka Haavisto has conceded defeat against the incumbent Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the Finnish election vote, with “Trump-lite” Huhtasaari garnering 6% of the vote. The incumbent was on 64.4 per cent of the vote, trailed by the Green Party’s Pekka Haavisto, who came in at 11.2 per cent. Laura Huhtasaari of the populist-nationalist Finns Party and veteran Centre Party politician Paavo Vayrynen, who ran as an independent, garnered 6 per cent of the vote respectively. The results were based on a tally of ballots cast in advance voting. Election officials said 36 per cent of almost 4.5 million eligible voters had exercised that right.

“I thank you already, but let’s not tear down the house yet,” Niinisto said in an interview on YLE TV1 as the preliminary result was revealed. “We can’t be sure yet, the election day can bring surprises.” First it was Nigel Farage, then Beppe Grillo, Frauke Petry, Alexis Tsipras, Marine le Pen, Geert Wilders, Victor Orban, Sebastian Kurz and so on, as one after another European populist, anti-immigrant leader emerged in response to the economic cataclysm unleashed by central banks over the past decade which left the “1%” better off than ever, at the expense of everyone else. Now a new threat has emerged out of Finland, one which is petite, with blonde hair and blue eyes.”

While there is enormous disappointment in Trump, he at least got the ball rolling, and it is likely that an increasing number of people, in these desperate times, may take a stand. And, in worse times to come, they will be rising up to challenge the genocidal status quo. For example, Matteo Salvini, leader of the Lega Nord, has promised he will deport half a million migrants if he becomes Prime Minister of Italy, beginning with 100,000 illegals in his first year. He has said:  “The only antidote to racism is to control, regulate and limit immigration. There are millions of Italians in economic difficulty. Italians are not racist, but out-of-control immigration brings with it far from positive reactions. We want to prevent that.”

      Fortunately Salvini and the Lega Nord have formed an electoral alliance with billionaire and former four-time Prime Minister and leader of Forza Italia Silvio Berlusconi, so this will increase their chances if he bankrolls them. 



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Tuesday, 16 July 2024

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