Friday, 26 January 2007

Argentinians against Finland

I am quite surprised to once again hear about the rallies that have been going on now for months against Finland in Argentina. Is this a trick by the clever media telling us different versions of the truth once again?

A Finnish company is building a paper- or pulp mill plant in the vicinity of the Argentinian and Uruguayan border, if I have not got it all wrong.

And people are rallying against this plant, I have not quite got it, whether it is cutting the trees in the Amazon or the air pollution from the factory people are angry about as it can not be the jobs generated by the plant, can it?

I can understand if you get angry and annoyed with a company you stop buying their products, but I can not see why the rallying against whole Finland and its’ people. Why is little Finland here way up in the north to blame for something that happens in South America?

It is just the company, which is by the way only partially in Finnish ownership according to my knowledge, that is building the factory!

Or is Uruguay and Argentina in every way so owned and the business life so regulated by the Politicians, with the politicians deciding upon everything even the policies of companies and people living there can not even believe that in other countries it is not in the same? Or maybe they have now have found a scapegoat, a whole country for their own misery and shortcomings of their politicians?

Well, once again I have to conclude, life is strange and it is time for me to have a nice cup of tea!

1 comment:

  1. Haha, ironically the former singer of Nightwish (Tarja Turunen) is married to an Argentine businessman