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Kun Aika On…

Kun Aika On…

Has anyone else noticed the recent series of adverts ‘Kun Aika On’ by Oikotie?

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Kun Aika ON is currently a series of adverts in which a Black African man marries a white girl, a mixed marriage promotion that by itself seems laudable. However, it then portrays the man as a lazy good for nothing that spends his days boxing instead of working for a living, that is, until his wife gets pregnant and he finally concedes to get a real job.

Am I the only one left with the impression of racism and other stereotyping prejudices?

i.e. It is true that many Africans are athletically gifted and use this as a way to escape poverty and social deprivation in order to succeed in life, just as it is true that, many train combat sports such as boxing to protect themselves from physical assault by the local racists and other human trash.  However, this is not their fault.  ISIS is an imported religion-based prejudice, but racism and xenophobia are born/start at home, in the local community.

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Personally, I was left with a strong impression of socially programmed prejudices and stereotypes embedded in the social and working-life cultures. The slur and victimization does not stop with African immigrants but extends to all immigrants and foreigners in this and any other country. A slur based in stupidity as much as ignorance considering these people have often moved half-way around the world, braving difficult journeys, with much uncertainty and other risks, as well as a new country and culture to better their lives. All with the pain of separation from the wrenching apart of the extended family to do it. The local dead-heads, on the other hand, have barely made it out to neighboring Stockholm or Tallinn on a booze cruise to buy cheap booze to bring home with them.

Unfortunately, racists and other xenophobic nationalists, fascists and other deadbeats form about 20 to 30 % of all societies in the western democracies. Oikotie would have done better focusing on the adaptation of local social culture and working-life for social and economic inclusion, rather than promoting such stereotypes and by that means further exclusion. The fact is, that, the problems of assimilation due to volume and rates of immigration aside, we need the immigrants as much as they need us. The cultural inter-mixing has already enriched the culinary life of local people open-minded and educated enough to explore the amazing variety of cuisines now on offer. It may even help the blue-blood problem of inbreeding that locals like to blame on Salmiakki licorice so much.

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But it need not, and should not stop there any more than the local language should be used and abused as an informal border control method to serve the personal agendas of private individuals. Many jobs do not need fluent Finnish to perform effectively, though native level skills are often demanded. Applications are often ignored or rejected out-of-hand before the application dead-line at which time only is the employer legally allowed to start processing them. Closed shops, protectionism, monopolistic and other anti-competititon practices (illegal in EU law and alien to any free and open democratic society), along with Job design/requirements are other aspects that need urgent review/modification to preclude embedded social prejudices.

Euality vs Justice

Respect, cultural exchange and enrichment is a two-way process or nothing at all. The degree to which cultures/cultural elements are adopted and adapted is a matter of evolution and negotiation for which, some official guidance would undoubtedly be useful for inclusion in the social contract that binds everyone that lives in the community. This is a community issue, the solution for which all should be morally or legally bound to abide. This social contract, along with the accompanying culture, values, local history needs to be included in the education system and properly taught to both indigenous peoples and immigrants.

Civil rights should be progressively earned, not assumed and presumed all at once at the tender age of 18. Consultation, however, given that kids are our future, is a pre-requisite. For example, 15-year-olds driving souped-up mopeds around on both roads and public footpaths, endangering everyone in their path as well as themselves as they speed, race and do stunts along the way. Young kids wandering around with smart-phones playing pokemon go as they cross busy streets in the afternoon whilst waiting for parents to come home from work when even their parents often don’t know how to use them intelligently. So-called adults still wantonly break the law by driving cars whilst talking on mobile phones, so it should be no surprise that some kids even ride around on bicycles whilst fiddling with their phones, the latter of which, has caused several collisions with pedestrians that I have seen, very worrisome when we realise that in the UK last year, cyclists have caused at least two deaths to my knowledge.

With all this in mind, how can we expect 18-year-olds to have the education, intelligence or life experience to participate in the political decision-making processes? And, until they are mature enough, how can we ask them to train and fight in the army if need be!? The traditional age of majority is 21, based on the maturity of physical strength, though endurance does not peak until around the age of 35. So the old school was perhaps not so short-sighted as today’s social system, and yet still, mental maturity is not reached until around the age of 25 when young adults start to get their more hot-headed urges, reactiveness and, impulsiveness under better control. How does anyone expect them to ‘react’ to images and portrayals such as that seen in the Kun Aika On adverts? The multi-media messages are subliminal in effect, and the eastern cultures call it the ‘Monkey Mind’ for good reason. As human beings, we then continue to mature as human beings for the rest of lives, depending on life experience. Traditional eastern martial arts identify maturation of this type at around the age of 42 or 43.  Education for life is a continuous process and the lessons of time and history must be accounted for.

In my view, the advert’s producers, scriptwriters and other responsible persons should be ‘hauled over the coals’ for this series of adverts, or, even sacked to make way for more enlightened new blood, perhaps even a few foreigners who are not pre-programmed with the local social prejudices.

At the very least the advert should scrapped, followed by an open public discussion to make people look in the mirror honestly and start the process of social reform rolling –  forwards!

What do you think?

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Devolution and the Right to Self-Determination

The Catalonian Debate

The King has Decreed! It’s official…

the Catalonian independence referendum and devolution is illegal and undemocratic“. (See video of the King’s speech with English sub-titles in local Finnish press)

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But is it?

Please remember to vote in the poll at the end of this article 😉

The Spanish Government believe/claim the democratic vote on the issue is for all Spain as it affects everyone as part of a greater community that has ownership (sovereignty) rights, not just rights of possession on all the Spanish lands, including the Catalonian region. The broader Spanish community has fought, died and worked hard for many years to rid themselves and dictators and unify the country. Anyone who thinks they can or would willing let that all be thrown away are being extremely foolish. Also it seems unfair and selfish to them that the richest state within Spain should want to desert the ship they have sailed in because they don’t want to share. I.e. Fair Weather friends!. It smacks of Trump’ism – winners and losers and a state run by the ‘I am Alright Jackoffs!’

This is true except that the principle involved is in contradiction to the ‘Right of Self-Determination – as upheld by the UN.The problem is in where the boundaries are drawn – often as arbitrary (political) these days as they are culture and region based. The boundaries affect the outcome of the vote considerably, hence several attempts in the UK over recent decades to redraw the borders and map of the municipalities in order to influence the vote results – usually dramatically, by changing the demographic geo-structures to create the biggest minority of constituents in each voting area in their own favour.

No region is isolated, they all interact and have other overlapping regions. Change the preferred key reference points (boundaries) of a voting region and the result is totally different. The choice of key or dominant region to which others are subservient is always an arbitrarily political one, driven more often than not by the perceived pecuniary advantages pertaining to a politically militant few, e.g. Scotland and the issue of North Sea Oil. They all think they can do it now because of the security seemingly provided by the greater EU safety net that helps avoid isolation and the previous disadvantages of separation. In principle this process is the same as already happened within families and broader communities due to the creation of the welfare state.

A loose association of disassociated delinquent juveniles is no more beneficial for the Eu than it is with our sub-communities and social structures. It is however necessarily part of our right of self-determination. I ask you this however, how old / self-sustainable do kids have to be before they can just divorce their parents and leave home? Where do we draw the line?

Another question…
How many people are needed in order to declare an independent state?

Are there any rules about location, or geographical proximity / grouping? Should the Finnish government let the gypsies declare an independent state in any location their predominate? And what about the Laplanders? In UK, Indians moved into and took over a local town on mass, driving out all the original native residents. Should they be allowed to declare an independent state?

Woking used to be a middle class satellite town to Greater London. Last I heard from a friend of mine and former resident of the area, was that he had to leave because his child was the only native English (white) child in the entire school which, had not just social consequences, but also for personal identity, learning standards, religious education programmes etc. Indian immigrants, as thrifty, hard working and decent people as they are, tend to move into a house for four or five and live there with upto 15 people according to some reports. This has serious social and economic consequences for the value of local housing. Then their are large groups of Muslims in UK who make little attempt to integrate, merely build a Mosque in the centre of a town, buy up all the houses around it and turn it into a mini citadel! Not just hearsay, but first hand reports from an Englishman that was born and raised in such a town and then fell compelled to move out, eventually ending up in Finland.

The Papal enclave in Italy and several other city states (e.g. Monaco, Montenegro) in Europe are not much more than that. The use of force by the Spanish authorities is however a lamentable mistake that will never solve anything and, is already proving somewhat counter-productive. To solve the problem, feelings and concerns must first be recognised and acknowledged before rational discussion and negotiation can take place. The Catalonians should also be reminded that stable borders and relations with EU neighbours are a pre-requisite for EU membership that they will have to reapply for, as is a sufficiently well developed economic situation, social and political infrastructures, separate from the Spanish systems to which they are currently inter-twined – just as UK is to EU, hence the Brexit talks fiasco.  Integration as evolved over decades, a neural network of social and political bindings that cannot simply be picked open and undone overnight. As I was recently remined, Spain, like all the countries, have a right of veto on any new entrants to the EU. Even if Catalonians separatists get what they want, the rest of Spain will still need help to which, the Catalonians will still contribute via EU regional aid and development programmes.

The Catalonian situation, despite the generally accepted legitimacy of its cultural identity case, needs to be seen in greater perspective. Certainly, from a more far off perspective it seems like old European regional tribalism – and look where that got us all – endless wars including two world-wide wars. There are also considerable parallels with the Brexit referendum, which inspired this latest devolution activity / push, in that most voting has been on base sentiments and feelings rather than cool logic and rational thinking, much less actual comprehension of the overall facts and issues involved.

‘As it is below, so it is above’

The break-down and rebuilding of social and power structures is an essential pre-requisite for building a better, and stronger Europe. This has parallels in any learning and development process. For example I have experienced this more concretely whilst teaching hobbies such as martial arts in which, student development reaches a plateau at certain stages. My job was to break-down if not dessemble and tear apart their technique and what they thought they had established in order for them to rebuild it with a more sound and refined structure that will allow them to launch into the next phase of learning and development. ‘As it is below, so it is above‘ – social movements are but a larger scale aggregation of the smaller sub-social and individual processes, and ultimately nature itself. We have already entered a period of social chaos and break-down predicted by the Kondratieff cycles, a natural and empirically predictable natural cycle of social movement if not development. You can find out more about these from my earlier blog article on EU ‘brains’ warn about end of free capital markets by 2030.

The timing of the event however, is not so fortuitous for the EU and will cause much disarray at a time when we need more unity to weather the storm winds of change around the world. We already have 27+ states of various sizes, power and international expertise / worldly competence that are hard enough to hold together for the greater common good. If all our modern states start breaking up into a further multitude of tiny, bickering old-world regions and tribes lead by small-time politicians with little or no competence for the job – even by comparison to the current EU leaderships – this problem will be multiplied many times over, weakening the EU to the point of inoperability and totally vulnerable to the whims of other world powers who would be only to happy to exploit it to their own advantage.

The EU needs to be united and cooperate at least on the practical and functional levels of government administration in order to gain economies of scale that we need to survive in the modern globalised economy and political conditions. The historical process has so far been a piecemeal unification of smaller regions into modern countries as we currently know them that has helped to eventually stabilise borders, jurisdiction and many of the problems and violence of the old world – but nothing is perfect and the job is not yet complete, if ever it will be. A fully integrated and unified Federal European Union is a logical next step to some regional country groupings (e.g. UK & Ireland, Nordic union, the Netherlands – all passport free regions before the EU)  that some prominant groups in the EU are pushing for and have been seeking for a long time since. The U.S.  and Germany are federal states that permit a certain amount of autonomy and independence to constituent states to manage their own affairs, so, perhaps not such a bad thing.

Federalization however, would mean the creation of a European superstate that would diminish the position and influence of regions such as Catalonia even more that it is within the nations state of Spain. This is the hidden socialist agenda in Europe that many British (older generation mostly) have had a strong aversion to and resulted in the Brexit vote, one of the most ill-informed referendum votes in democratic history (except perhaps for recent U.S.A. elections ;). Democracy is necessary, but it does not always work it should, or as we would like it to, in large measure because of inadequate means to apply it as it is due to poor definitions/ parameters, elective criteria and administrative processes. In time, technology may allow us to achieve a nationhood and government administration based on membership rather than location, which, although already noted in discussion within academic circles, is not yet a practical viability.

In principle we believe, in pragmatism we trust

So consider this, constitutional and social contracts aside, the right of self-determination has no definitions or criteria as yet, and certainly is not an issue of scale. It is a principle only. And in principle the lowest common denominator is each and every single individual human being on this earth or anywhere else. Does this mean that I, and English man, living in Helsinki, Finland, can hold a vote with my self and declare my home and grounds an independent state that I might call ‘New Fingland’!?

Has a nice ring to it though, does it not? 😉

 

 

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Report: 22-Year-Old Muslim Migrants in Canadian School “Hitting on 14-15 Year Old Girls”

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Not just about ISIL, but a whole culture and borders between (incompatible) civilisations. Education is the key but that is a long term social prevention strategy that is wasted on all but a few of those already well and truly indoctrinated in the ways of a medieval society.  If the immediate prolems can be contained, then all well and good but, to those who promote PC’ism so recklessly, they should shut up or first put their own children where their mouth is. We are trying to help a people save themselves from themselves. To what extent can this really be done? With how many can it be acheived? With which ones can it be done? These questions are key not just for risks of ISIL sympathies, but also a culture focused risk assessment and security screening process to determine acceptability and integration processes required to minimise risks at a level acceptable to the general public who are most likely to get ‘shot by association’. Security screening is an integral part of many job recruitment and selection processes just as are security checks for terrorist associations, particularly when it involves working with children. Why should immigration and asylum application checks in respect to the cultural aspects be any different?

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