The ethnonationalist YouTuber Way of the World posted a New Year’s video, The Unstoppable Rise of Nationalism, with a stark warning to the radical Left and its Antifa goon squads: “Nationalism is rising, and there’s nothing they can do to stop it.” The video is generic and doesn’t mention Scandinavia. But nationalism is indeed rising there—despite the fact that the international Main Stream Media prefers to focus the appointment of woke millennial female Sanna Marin, 34, (rated by John Derbyshire as contender for "hottest female national leader so far this century" ) raised by two lesbians, as prime minister of Finland [How will millennial leaders change the world? Finland will give us a clue, By Tulikukka de Fresnes, Guardian, December 11, 2019].
Finland’s December leadership election in the coalition-leading Social Democrats not only put Marin, right, in charge but also resulted in a gynocracy—a majority woman cabinet. Four are younger than 35, including Marin [Finland’s Sanna Marin becomes the world's youngest serving prime minister and prepares to lead the country with a new, female-majority cabinet, By Chris Dyer, Mail Online, December 10, 2019].
But the MSM excitement overlooks some important facts. In the Finnish parliamentary elections on April 14, the winning Social Democrats took 40 seats and 17.7 percent of the vote in the 200-seat Eduskunta—but the nationalist Finns Party, led by Dr. Jussi Halla-Aho, a certified WrongThinker [Supreme Court orders Halla-aho to pay for hate speech, YLE, June 8, 2012], achieved 39 seats and 17.48 percent of the vote.
And Finns Party came very close to winning another seat in the northern city of Oulu, which sits on the Gulf of Bothnia about 378 miles north of Helsinki. Revelations about Muslim grooming gangs shook the city in December 2018, as explored in a recent book The Silent Rape Epidemic: How the Finns Were Groomed to Love Their Abusers. If Junes Lokka, the independent nationalist councillor who uncovered this scandal, hadn’t stood for election there, then the Finns Party might have taken an extra seat and the entire election.
In other words, notwithstanding Marin, support for the Finns Party is growing—a big turnaround after it lost support four years ago because during a brief period in office it compromised on immigration. The party assented to the importation of 32,000 “refugees,” despite having campaigned to heavily reduce the numbers.
The party fired its leader and replaced him with hardliner Halla-Aho. But the Centre Party-led coalition refused to work with him, which led to an outbreak of RINO-ism as the Finns Party government ministers, and some back-bench legislators, to join a new group, Blue Reform. In December 2018, the Finns Party were polling just 8 percent, but then came the Oulu Muslim grooming scandal. Support skyrocketed and Blue Reform won zero seats at the 2019 election.
Indeed, Marin was appointed precisely to avoid further success by the Finns Party. The five-party coalition that ran the government lost confidence in Marin’s predecessor, essentially forcing him to resign to avoid bringing down the government and trigger fresh parliamentary elections [Finnish PM Rinne resigns, YLE, December 3, 2019].
An opinion poll published on December 5 put support for the Finns Party at 24 percent, the opposition conservative National Coalition at 18 and Marin’s SDP at 13 [Ylen mittaus: Perussuomalaiset jyristelivät taas eteenpäin, keskustalle kaikkien aikojen murskaluvut, YLE, December 5, 2019]. Rinne’s resignation thus forestalled an SDP bloodbath and a Finns Party victory.
Swedes are fed up with “diversity” as well. Thanks to its fanatically pro-multicult governments and the huge intake of young Muslim men claiming to be refugees, Sweden has suffered wracking violence more than any other Nordic country. Bombings are now a way of life.
Sweden Democrats, the immigration patriot party, came in a disappointing third in the country’s 2018 parliamentary elections, for reasons I explained here. But sunny skies are visible through the acrid smoke from cars set alight by Muslim gangs.
In an “historic shift,” as the Establishment newspaper Local put it, Sweden Democrats are now topping the polls in what is supposed to be the most Woke country in the world [Far-right Sweden Democrats top opinion poll in historic shift, November 15, 2019]. The most recent survey suggests they will prevail in the next parliamentary election, due in 2022, with 24 percent, ahead of the Social Democrats, who have dominated the country for almost a century (22 percent).
Lena Rådström Baastad, Party Secretary of the Social Democrats, was quoted as lamenting:
it’s a damned tough situation right now, so I’m not surprised when you consider what we’ve got against us, with gang murders, shootings and explosions. It’s us, as the ruling party, who has to pay the price.
Bastaad forgot to mention that it is her party’s virtue-signalling anti-Swedish policies through the last half century that have turned many Swedish cities into multicult Hellholes.
That leaves Norway and Denmark, which have been much less friendly to immigration for decades. In both countries, “far right” parties have taken part in the government. Both support relatively stringent immigration policies.
Polls in Norway shows that, as in Finland, immigration patriotism is ticking up. The Social Democrats and Conservatives have declined in support during the last year, while support for the “far right” Progress Party has risen to 11 percent [Norway—National parliament voting intention, Politico].
In Denmark, Social Democrats pulled a fast one. The party won parliamentary elections in 2019 by campaigning on immigration, which syphoned votes away from nationalist parties. But within a few months, having cobbled together a coalition with extreme left parties, the Social Democrats reneged and betrayed their naïve, mainly working-class voters.
The main beneficiary of the betrayal: the mainstream right Liberal Party, which is polling at 23 percent support [Denmark — National parliament voting intention, Politico]. The nationalist Danish People’s Party is at 8 percent, down from 15 this time last year, at which point a number of more radical nationalists broke away and created their own party [Danish far-right party calling for Muslim deportation to stand in election, By Daniel Boffey, Guardian, May 5, 2019]. The SDP are at 26 percent, a slight decline since the election.
Both the Danish People’s and the Norwegian Progress parties have been involved in government for decades and, as junior partners in coalitions, have been forced to compromise on their hard-line policies. Voters have punished them accordingly. They have lost the benefits of being perceived as anti-Establishment, yet they are also victims of their own successes: Strict immigration policies in Norway and Denmark are mainstream compared to Sweden and especially Finland, which is newest to the enrichment experience.
Norway and Denmark appear to understand that Open Borders will destroy them, too, while ruling-class elites in Sweden and Finland remain in denial about their treason.
So immigration patriot parties continue to emerge as the rock beneath the water of Scandinavian politics. As Way of the World summarizes nationalists’ attitudes to the Left:
We resist their hatred. We resist their violence. We stand in defense of our nations.
Harri Honkanen [Email him] is a student of Scandinavia.