Meshugger Posted September 8, 2009 Share Posted September 8, 2009 A pretty wellknown satirist in Finland was sentenced today for a 30 days fine for "disturbing the religious worship" for a blog-entry written in his personal blog a year ago. This law basically says that you cannot officially speak of another religion in a bad tone. This law happens to be a residue from the times when 50 different or so congregations of the christian chruch sprung up about 100 years ago. From having a Lutheran church, there were suddenly baptists, seventh day adventists, mormons, laestadians, missionary church foundation, evangelicans and so on...the law simply put in place in order to stop them from starting to kill each other. Fast forward to today: First, there's no denial that he is a nationalist and is not in favour of unrestricted immigration, he is also against the concept of multi-culture. However, he is favor of work- and studyrelated immigration, thus letting the universities and coorporations hire whoever they want. Still ok? Just his thoughts, ok. In order to understand the context of this issue, you have to understand an aspect of Scandinavian culture: Self-hatred. There are countless of movies, musicals, operas, tales and even serious research on psychological aspects of this culture of self-hatred. This is also often characterized and satirically laughed about in newspapers and discussed in everyday life as well. Some people even suggest that this is an inevatible part of the scandinavian (at least, the finnish) spirit. All these themes, musicals, movies and popular culture have in common that it is about misfortunate men, who have difficulties to cope with their current situation and not accomplishing anything, become drunks and finally kill themselves and their family in the end. Every scando can relate to that on some level Got it? Good. Now, this satirist wants to test this self-hatred within the realms of free speech. On his personal blog on the internet, he states the following (roughly translated): "If Finnish men are genetically positioned to fail in life, get drunk, get into knife-fights and finally killing their families, then by the same terms, are Somalian men genetically positioned to commit rape on women, theft and never be interested to actually work? Finally, by following the previous terms: Is the religion of Islam based on worshipping a man who should considered to be a pedophile by todays standards?" The satirist, Jussi Halla-aho, was today convicted on disturbing the religious worship against a religious group: The Muslims, and for defamation against a group of people: the Somalis. No conviction was made for his views on "finnish" people. Remember, no Somali or Muslim did actually accuse him for anything. It was the local state authorities themselves. Unbelievable. "Some men see things as they are and say why?""I dream things that never were and say why not?"- George Bernard Shaw"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."- Friedrich Nietzsche "The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it." - Some guy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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