Finland is in almost critical danger of becoming the next country to fall under the leadership of an extremist right-wing political party, in this case led by a stone-cold fucking lunatic.
It almost happened last time. We just barely avoided having them as the largest party in government, in a coalition formed by them and an assortment of centre-right establishment shitbags. We avoided it by making a coalition of Greenies and Democratic Socialists and – yes – some more shitbags instead, and that made the final product look better than it is. The problem with the right-wing extremists being the opposition is, they can blame everything that goes wrong on the ideologies of the governing parties.
Time was, we could “let” them get a term in office and show everyone just what a bunch of empty blustering failures they are, so the voters would be disillusioned and let them become a scornful footnote in the history books as they deserve to be.
I don’t think we can afford for that to happen now. Maybe we can. Maybe it would be the best thing. We’ll probably find out next election anyway.
Just in case anything happens to Edpool, I figured Hatboy had better say something too.
This was just on my mind today. It’s not all great. Even the best-run ships have rats in the bilges. Our chief rat is a gun-loving isolationist bigot who fantasises about murdering homosexuals, and whose pals run shooting range events with pictures of leftist politicians on the targets. And the less said about his party’s affiliation with Hankamäki’s philosophies, the better. Or you know, maybe the more said about it, the better.
These people and their adherents are my sole source of unhappiness and fear in a life I otherwise consider to be completely perfect. It may be asking too much of the universe to make them stop … but I’m afraid I, too, am a flawed creature. I may ask it of the Destarion in the dead of night.