Finland’s Independence Day

Dec 6th is Finland’s national day, so of course all the Nazis came out for a parade. But there’s also good news.

People pledged small sums of money to charities for every Nazi reported taking part in the marches. Together they raised 1223.94 euros per Nazi. The police estimated that 180 Nazi turned up, so that’s 220,309.20€ to causes in support of a more gender equal, democratic and diverse Finland!

What a great idea!
It seems to me that there’s two kinds of patriotism.

  1. Let’s do things to help our fellow citizens
  2. vs

  3. Let’s hate on everyone else.

Only one of these is a good idea.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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