Just a reminder

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.

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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.

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8 Responses to Just a reminder

  1. Damn, man, yes the spread of violent right-wing nationalism around the world is scaring the shit out of me lately. And you point it out well, they seem to have being in the opposition mastered, and clearly they easily start the authoritarian takeover when given power. So it’s lose-lose until the ideology itself becomes unacceptable, by and large, I’d say.

    And liberals need to be better as opposition, too. Democrats in America, for example, are feckless and weak. Although I think that’s because they’re paid to be, but you get my point. We need to be at least as effective in opposition as the right-wing.

    • stchucky says:

      Well, yeah. The Democrats in the US are really just Republicans with blue hats.

      • stchucky says:

        I mean, I saw this image today which seemed to nail it, although I think it may actually be a bit optimistic. Trump is a wannabe strongman, he’s not extreme far right at all. He’s just regular racist cunt right. But that may be all a country as violent and stupid as the US needs. Guess all we can do is wait and see who turns up next.

      • Damn that is so true.

  2. Damon Holston says:


    then threw up

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