As reported by Tundra Tabloids yesterday, a major brouhaha has broken out among Sweden’s chattering classes over Finnish Christmas cookies that — horror of horrors! — look like swastikas.
But Swedes who live near the Finnish border can relax: there will be no pastry-based blitzkrieg from the east. The alleged racist confections are actually poinsettia cookies — julstjärnekakor in Swedish — and eating them at Christmas has been a Finnish tradition since long before the first brown shirt ever sieg-heiled in a Munich bierkeller.
But that doesn’t matter when Nazi fever sweeps the nation. If all you have is a Nazi hammer, everything looks like a racist nail. Especially those über-WAYCIST Finns!
As KGS pointed out, there are plenty of other crypto-swastikas in Finnish public life, including Nazi reading cubicles in the Rovaniemi University library. If you don’t believe me, check out his post to see the photographic evidence.
It seems an intensive denazification program is the only hope for Finland.
Does Charles Johnson know about this? Someone send him an urgent lizardgram!
Here’s the story from Avpixlat, as translated by Google with help from Fjordman:
Poinsettias causes Nazi panic
Nazi Cookies — When the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet published a recipe on Sunday for traditional Finnish poinsettia cookies, the left intelligentsia came to life with accusations of Nazism, because they believe that the cookies look like swastikas. The uproar in Sweden has amused the Finns, who have now made a politically correct alternative available.
After SVT [the Swedish state broadcaster] drew attention to the recipe in a piece entitled “A swastika with your coffee, anyone?”, the reactions were many and intense. A reader writes that this is not a new product, but has been one of the most common and traditional pastries baked in almost every Finnish home at Christmas for the last hundred, perhaps several hundred, years — and in Finland no one has ever linked any cookies to swastikas.
“In Finland eating poinsettias it is an old Christmas tradition. If you want to be a geeky journalist, go ahead and turn it into a swastika. Talk about seeing ghosts in broad daylight or making a sensation out of nothing,” writes Denise Lindell from Finland.
I’m told that instructions on how to make politically correct alternative cookies are presented in the accompanying video, which aired on Finnish TV and pokes a little fun at Finland’s western neighbor. Unfortunately, it’s in
Klingon Finnish, but we’re hoping to get a subtitled version in a day or two.
How do you say “Screaming Nazi Heeber-Jeebers” in Swedish?