All posts tagged: racism in finland

How not to be racist.

Hello! Today I am going to do a post on how not to be racist. I am doing this post because I am so sick of people saying things like “I don`t mean to sound racist, but (insert racist comment)”. Perhaps, people who use this expression are truly hypocritical, because they try to act nice when they actually are not so nice. In that regard, I have slightly more respect towards the Finnish politician Olli Immonen, who declared publicly that he is ” dreaming of a strong, brave nation that will defeat this nightmare called multiculturalism” than these gutless people. Because Mr. Immonen actually has the guts to say what he feels, even though it is not a kind statement. Before we proceed, let us define some terms: “Racist”: A person who believes that a particular race is superior to another. “Nationalist”: A person who believes that it is important to be loyal to and proud of his/her country often with the belief that it is better and more important than other countries. “Discrimination”: the …

This year’s SG50– what’s next?

Today I want to blog about something close to heart. After all my experiences in Finland, I really do think more Singaporeans should learn to think long-term. This implies that we should learn NOT to think so short-term, not to be myopic, and not to lapse into the “me myself and I” psyche. So, today I want to briefly blog about three ways on how we, as young Singaporeans, can make a difference to our immediate community. For the next fifty years, I hope more young people can learn to have a vision, dream bigger and establish a solid standing for Singapore on the global stage. In other words, always insist on becoming a better version of your current self, and always insist on expanding your thought and experience horizon. 1. Develop opinions, defend them, but do not be afraid of changing your mind.  Increasingly, making a difference anywhere in the world has become increasingly about first having an opinion and then standing by your opinion. Now this takes guts and strength of character, because it means standing up for what …