Saturday, May 05, 2007

What Got Mikko Ellilä into Trouble With the Police

Aapo Puhakka has posted his translation of the controversial article by Mikko Ellilä. He has also posted a long and thoughtful response to and analysis of Mr. Ellilä’s article.

I find much of what Mikko Ellilä says repugnant. His statements about American blacks are nonsensical, apparently the product of an absolute unfamiliarity with the nature of American culture.

But what will happen next is that outrage will be turned against Mr. Ellilä, instead of against the thought police of the Finnish state and the EU.

We must not lose sight of what we are defending here. We are not defending what Mikko Ellilä wrote; we are defending his right to publish it. The issue is not the content of his writing; it is the process of his being summoned to answer for it.

Mikko ElliläI’ve read the whole thing, and Mr. Ellilä is obviously being deliberately provocative in the way he presents his views. But there are no incitements to crime, and no defamation of individuals. Nothing in his piece warrants the intrusion of the government. If the law allows the police to summon him on the basis of this article, “then the law is a ass.”

Remember this: the same people who want to silence Mikko Ellilä for saying “Negroes have a lower median IQ than whites” consider the statement “Islam is dangerous” to be equally bad. The silencing of “offensive” speech will not stop with outright racism — the entire Counterjihad becomes vulnerable if we meekly accept the abomination of censorship.

Here are some excerpts from Mr. Puhakka’s translation of Mikko Ellilä’s article, “Society Consists of People”. It’s extremely politically incorrect. I’ve modified the translation slightly, but only to conform with standard American usage.

In the discussion of immigration and multiculturalism many people seem to forget that every society and culture is created and upheld by certain kind of people.

European culture and modern western society is created by white people.

One could see in Africa societies and cultures created by black people, where there were no railroads, airplanes, streets with asphalt, stone houses, electricity, telephone, television, etc.

People of the Middle East have created a culture of desert-living tribes, that is so-called Islamic culture.

People of East Asia, mostly Japanese and Chinese, created in their own times a society where the standard of living and technical ability was for centuries higher than in Europe.

The collectivistic, authoritarian way of thinking, typical for Asians, leads however to stagnation, as a result of which, for example, America and Africa were conquered by Europeans, not by Japanese or Chinese.

Rationalism and individualism is typical of the European way of thinking and a necessary result of these traits is the support of private property and a free market-economy. For this reason the industrial revolution happened in Europe and not in Asia.

Asians can live in a European society, because they have no problems living by its rules. In their own societies Asians don’t want to implement values of European enlightenment philosophy, because they really see no use for them.

Asians think, that for example freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association and gathering and free elections are unnecessary nonsense. Idolatry of leaders as absolutist authorities, support of the official ideology of state without criticism, and persecution of dissidents are normal, self-evident and necessary things for Asian people.
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Robberies, rapes, nepotism, corruption, clan-warfare, superstition, and murders committed on a momentary impulse are normal things for African people. If Africans form a majority in some country outside of Africa, this country is transformed into Africa. This has happened for example in Haiti, where voodoo-culture and a society torn by bolshevistic anarchy strangely reminds us of African culture and society.

After this are sections about the deficiencies of intelligence among Africans. But interspersed with those observations are some very commonsensical passages:

…There is a positive correlation between intelligence and standard of living. Causality goes in both directions: On the one hand an increase in the standard of living increases the intelligence level by decreasing for example brain-damage caused by malnutrition in the population; on the other hand a more intelligent population can create a higher standard of living for them. When the mean intelligence level decreases, the standard of living of the country decreases. Stupid people can’t keep up a high standard of living, because the standard of living is the same as the real value of the sum of all production of items and services per capita; stupid people can’t keep up as valuable a total production of commodities as intelligent people, so a more stupid society has a lower standard of living.

…In Finland immigrants commit more than 20 times as many rapes per capita than Finnish people. The more immigrants from Africa and Middle-East are in Europe, the more crime there is in Europe. If all non-white people nowadays living in Europe would move back to their countries of origin, the crime rate would decrease several tens of percents in Europe.

That last paragraph reminds us of the pernicious unintended consequences of Multiculturalism. Mr. Ellilä is stating a plain fact: that the increase of immigration from poor Third World countries is invariably accompanied by an increase in violent crime. When this information is deemed racist, and is suppressed or denied — as it is throughout Europe — the perverse effect is to cause ordinary people to draw their own racist conclusions, in the absence of any honest discussion about what is actually happening.

Mikko Ellilä’s more obnoxious assertions can’t be refuted when all reasonable discussion of them is foreclosed.

Vasarahammer wrote me this morning and said this:

For the record, Mikko’s case has not been mentioned in the MSM yet. Not a single word.


Baron Bodissey said...

JCS --

Those characteristics could be "explained" by culture, or by genetics, or by a combination of the two. As of today there's no way to determine the answer scientifically, since no large control group exists.

Remember this: the same things were once said about the Irish, that their "race" gave them a lower intelligence; that their genetic makeup made them a predisposed towards crime or other antisocial behavior. But modern DNA research shows that the Irish are not a distinct race from, say, the English or the Danes. Culture was the determining factor.

That's why we have to be careful of assertions in either direction, since scientific evidence supporting one side or the other is simply lacking.

Spinoneone said...

To paraphrase Voltaire, "I may not believe a word you are saying, but I must defend to the death your right to say it." I find this is an idea and attitude which has evaporated in Europe and is a mere whisp in the U.S.


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lugh lampfhota said...

Sometimes one wonders if there isn't an unseen cultural string that communicates the old cultural preferences despite the immersion in a new culture.

Witness the warrior ethos in Scotch/Irish Americans who serve in the armed services or the tribal reproductive practices of african-American women . All despite generations of immersion in American culture.

Something is afoot here that cannot be explained by learned behavior.

senatortombstone said...

I agree with Mikko Ellilä that immigration from third world countries has been far more detrimental to America and Europe than it has beneficial. Whether this is due to genetic or cultural differences remains to be seen.
For sure, muslim immigration needs to end at once and all muslims in Western nations need to be offered a reverse of the choice that non-muslims are offerred: renounce islam or leave dar-al-harb. I may not share all of Mikko Ellilä's views, but I certainly support him over the muslims or islamophiles.

Darrin Hodges said...

See "Thirty years of research on race differences in cognitive ability".

Mikko Ellilä said...

I posted the information below in my blog on Friday, but in case some people reading the Gates of Vienna have not read this info yet, I will copypaste it here:

Mikko “Big Brother” Puumalainen has said in numerous press statements and interviews that all opinions that help maintain the current anti-immigrationist political atmosphere in Finland ought to be totally criminalised. In other words, he wants to change the political climate of the country by banning all opinions that are not in line with the multiculti teletubby utopian view of immigrants.

In Nazi Germany, the first thing that Hitler did when he was given dictatorial powers in March 1933 was to ban all newspapers critical towards Nazism. Puumalainen wants to do the exact same thing. He explicitly says that my blog should not be allowed to exist because I am saying that African immigrants commit more crimes than the Finns do. This is a FACT that I have demonstrated by quoting crime statistics published by the Ministry of Justice, but in the opinion of Mikko “Big Brother” Puumalainen even facts can be “hate speech”.

This time he did not mention Islam in connection with these allegations of racism, but I could not know this before Friday evening (the interrogation is on Monday) because he REPEATEDLY refused to specify his allegations and to email me the relevant material that he had sent to the police. I was able to obtain the material from him only after I notified him that I could sue him for failing to send me the relevant material because the POLICE had explicitly asked me to comment on his allegations in written form, which I obviously could not do as long as I had not even SEEN the allegations in the first place. Puumalainen undoubtedly committed a CRIME by acting like this.

In other words, a criminal bureaucrat is harassing me. Puumalainen is also seriously wasting taxpayer money by forcing the police to spend time reading my blog posts and discussing them with me, instead of trying to catch criminals.

Rapes are up by 64 % from last year, according to the official crime statistics that Puumalainen wants to make ILLEGAL. Puumalainen wants to stop people from knowing how many crimes are being committed, and by whom, i.e. by Finns or by immigrants.

I have mentioned in my blog that immigrants commit 20 (twenty) times more (as in, 2,000% more) acts of rape per capita than the Finns do, again by quoting crime statistics published by the Ministry of Justice. If this is “hate speech”, Puumalainen will have to sue the Ministry of Justice.

With the recent very large increase in the number of rapes, the police should allocate more resources to trying to catch those rapists, but no, Puumalainen wants the cops to spend time chatting with me instead.

Also, it is extremely important to remember that since this man has REPEATEDLY and EXPLICITLY said in the media that ALL facts and opinions that “help maintain the current anti-immigrationist political atmosphere” ought to be TOTALLY criminalised, he obviously wants to make criticism of Islam illegal because the Muslims are immigrants, and if the Finns have a negative opinion of Muslims, they will not be in favour of open immigration from Africa and the Middle East.

He also systematically LIES about the actual content of my blog posts in the allegations in his letter to the police. He says I am “comparing certain ethnic groups” to animals which I have certainly NEVER done. I said PEOPLE in general are biological beings, evolutionary in nature, shaped and guided by their genes, as opposed to created by a divine hand. Puumalainen is saying that this means I think black people are subhuman. This is a flat-out lie. It never ceases to amaze me how people think they can get away with such absolutely obvious lies. This is totally disgusting.

Captain USpace said...

Yes, this man's crude if not totally ignorant speech should also be protected. It should be debated, disproved where possible and ridiculed, but not outlawed...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
man may not cite public facts

that embarrass the state
criticize their agenda

FRDM said...

"Valkoiset amerikkalaiset ovat tietysti eurooppalaisia, joten heidän dominoimansa yhteiskunta on Amerikassa sijaitseva eurooppalainen yhteiskunta."

White Americans are of course Europeans, so the society in which they dominate, is an European society in America.

"Vastaavasti mustat amerikkalaiset ovat Amerikassa asuvia afrikkalaisia, joten heidän dominoimansa alueet ovat afrikkalaisia saarekkeita valkoisen eurooppalaisen yhteiskunnan meressä."

In the same way black Americans are Africans who live in America, so the areas in which they dominate, are African islands in a sea of a white European society.

"Neekerienemmistöiset alueet tietysti poikkeaisivat valkoisista alueista nykyistä enemmän, jos ne olisivat itsenäisiä kaupunkivaltioita. Koska ne kuitenkin kuuluvat Yhdysvaltoihin, niissä on voimassa sama laki kuin muualla Yhdysvalloissa."

The areas, in which Negroes are a majority, would differ more from white areas, if they were independent city-states. However because they are a part of The Unites States of America, they have the same legislation as other areas of The United States of America.

"Ympäröivä valkoinen yhteiskunta ikään kuin miehittää näitä neekerienklaaveja pitämällä poliisivoimin edes jotenkuten voimassa valkoisten ihmisten säätämiä lakeja myös neekerighettojen alueella. Neekerit itse eivät kuitenkaan olisi kyseisiä lakeja säätäneet eivätkä yrittäisikään ylläpitää niitä."

The surrounding white society in a way occupies these Negro-enclaves by somehow with police-force keeping up the laws, which are made by white people, in the areas of the Negro-ghettos. However the Negroes would not have regulated these laws, and they would not even try to keep them up.

"Neekerit noudattavat valkoisen yhteiskunnan säätämiä lakeja vain silloin, kun niitä konkreettisesti ylläpidetään kovalla kurilla. Jos kuri heltyy, neekereiden biologinen afrikkalainen kansanluonne manifestoituu taas heidän käytöksessään.

The Negroes obey the laws, which are made by the white society, only when the laws are concretely kept up by a hard discipline. If the discipline gets looser, the biological African nature on the Negroes will again manifest in their behavior.

"Leijonakin voi sirkuksessa totella ihmistä, kun sitä pidetään kurissa ruoskalla. Jos ihminen lakkaa ylläpitämästä kovaa kuria leijonalle, leijona ryhtyy hyppimään ihmisten nenille."

Also a lion can obey a man in a circus, when it is kept in hard discipline by a whip. If a man stops keeping hard discipline to a lion, the lion begins to jump onto the noses of the people.


"Neekerien tuominen Eurooppaan siis alentaisi Euroopan elintasoa, vaikka neekerit eivät olisi veronmaksajien rahoilla eläviä sosiaalipummeja."

So, Bringing Negroes to Europe would lover the living standard in Europe even if the Negroes would not be social-bums, who live by the money of tax-payers.

"Nykyisin neekerit kaiken kukkuraksi ovat enimmäkseen työttömiä tai muita eurooppalaisten veronmaksajien rahoilla eläviä loisia. Kun Eurooppaan tulee lisää veronmaksajien rahoilla eläviä pummeja, verovaroja riittää vähemmän. Mitä enemmän Eurooppaan tulee neekereitä, sitä vähemmän Euroopassa on varaa julkiseen terveydenhoitoon, koulutukseen, eläkkeisiin, lasten päivähoitoon jne."

Nowadays the Negroes are among other things mostly unemployed or other parasites, who live by the money of European tax-payers. When more bums, who live by the money of the European tax-payers, come to Europe, there will be less tax-money available. The more Negroes will come to Europe, the less money will be available to the public health-care, education, pensions, childreńs day-care etc. in Europe.

FRDM said...

I noticed that something was missing..

"Neekerienemmistöiset alueet tietysti poikkeaisivat valkoisista alueista nykyistä enemmän..."

The areas, in which Negroes are a majority, would of course differ more than now from white areas..."

(there may still be some mistakes, but the main idea is correct)

FRDM said...

Better, professional translation here: