Category: Finland

Oh Siberia!

Of interest to all Europeans, as Durocher would say.  Emphasis added.

Some papers unlikely to be focused on by The Unz Review or Raciology crowds.

Number one.

In this study we compare the genetic ancestry of individuals from two as yet genetically unstudied cultural traditions in Estonia in the context of available modern and ancient datasets: 15 from the Late Bronze Age stone-cist graves (1200–400 BC) (EstBA), and 6 from the Pre-Roman Iron Age tarand cemeteries (800/500 BC–50 AD) (EstIA). We also included 5 Pre-Roman to Roman Iron Age Ingrian (500 BC–450 AD) (IngIA) and 7 Middle Age Estonian (1200–1600 AD) (EstMA) individuals to build a dataset for studying the demographic history of the northern parts of the Eastern Baltic from the earliest layer of Mesolithic to modern times. Our findings are consistent with EstBA receiving gene flow from regions with strong Western hunter-gatherer (WHG) affinities, and EstIA from populations related to modern Siberians. The latter inference is in accordance with Y chromosome (chrY) distributions in present-day populations of the Eastern Baltic, as well as patterns of autosomal variation in the majority of the westernmost Uralic speakers [1–5]. This ancestry reached the coasts of the Baltic Sea no later than the mid-first millennium BC; i.e. in the same time window as the diversification of west Uralic/Finnic languages [6]. Furthermore, phenotypic traits often associated with modern Northern Europeans like light eyes, hair and skin as well as lactose tolerance can be traced back to the Bronze Age in the Eastern Baltic.

Number two.

European population history has been shaped by migrations of people, and their subsequent admixture. Recently, ancient DNA has brought new insights into European migration events linked to the advent of agriculture, and possibly to the spread of Indo-European languages. However, little is known about the ancient population history of north-eastern Europe, in particular about populations speaking Uralic languages, such as Finns and Saami. Here we analyse ancient genomic data from 11 individuals from Finland and north-western Russia. We show that the genetic makeup of northern Europe was shaped by migrations from Siberia that began at least 3500 years ago. This Siberian ancestry was subsequently admixed into many modern populations in the region, particularly into populations speaking Uralic languages today. Additionally, we show that ancestors of modern Saami inhabited a larger territory during the Iron Age, which adds to the historical and linguistic information about the population history of Finland.

This model, however, does not fit well for present-day populations from north-eastern Europe such as Saami, Russians, Mordovians, Chuvash, Estonians, Hungarians, and Finns: they carry additional ancestry seen as increased allele sharing with modern East Asian populations

As shown by these multiple lines of evidence, the pattern of genetic ancestry observed in north-eastern Europe is the result of admixture between populations from Siberia and populations from Europe.

This individual may be interested in learning about these data.

Subhuman Finns?

Derbyshire at it again.

After Derbyshire’s despicable attack on Finnish patriots and the Finnish people as a whole, you would think that he would steer clear of the topic.

But, no.  The Derb simply cannot control himself; therefore he reproduces the following “reader letter,” emphasis added:

The name “Soldiers of Odin” is probably just a marketing ploy,  as Väinämöinen Sotila  would be hard to understand for the Mail. And since the group has a couple of chapters in Norway already, it was probably wise. (Finns are to large extent still looked upon as subhumans in Scandinavia, even if they are 68% of the same stock.)

Yeah, Derb, that’s great.  Now, apologists for the crown prince of measured groveling yellow fever would say that he is simply reproducing a reader’s letter.  Yes, indeed, assuming the letter is genuine, then he chooses to publicize a letter that considers the “Odin” to be a “marketing ploy” (rather than an honest reflection of identification with Norse mythology in Northern Europe) and, more to the point, emphasizes that Finns are “looked upon as subhumans in Scandinavia.”

Now, is the letter correct?  Is that how Finns are viewed in Scandinavia?  I do not know. I would not be surprised – after all, groveling to Third World invaders while considering Northern European Finns to be “subhumans” is something to be expected from ultra-liberals (and I’m sure TOO would have all sorts of pontifications about “universalist hunter-gatherers” to explain it all to us).  Perhaps nationalists such as Friberg and Hagberg (and/or Murros) can illuminate this for us, and provide an honest, unbiased observation on Germanic Scandinavian-Finnish relations.  We certainly cannot trust Derbyshire, or any of his readers, to provide a truthful assessment of the ethnic/racial/cultural/historical dynamics at play there.

At this point, we can ask: what’s with this obsession HBDers have with Finns?  True enough, the main (White) targets of HBD are the low-IQ, high-anxiety, neurotic Schettino wops (*) as well as “White rednecks” who they propose will be assimilated into “Redblex” along with Blacks and Hispanics (**).  Still, one remembers Razib’s obsessive ridiculing of Finnish men at GNXP, and now we observe Derbyshire’s obvious anti-Finn fetishism, and so we can wonder what’s going on here?

Personally, I consider the Finns to be an impressive people.  Indeed, one Kai Murros is worth more than an infinite number of miscegenating Derbyshires; the Derb being a “man” whose most famous accomplishment in life was being physically humiliated by the predominantly Chinese Eurasian hybrid Bruce Lee.

*That as opposed to low-anxiety, non-neurotic, stoic, phlegmatic Jews and non-anxious, heroic Korean ship captains.

**With upper-class Whites being wonderfully intermixed with Jews and other Asians into a “Jeurasian” ruling elite.

Enemy of the Finns

Derbyshire attacks The Soldiers of Odin.
Read here.  In all cases, emphasis added.
Derbyshire attacks patriotic Finns thus:

…the Soldiers of Odin look like an unsavory bunch. Beaucoup tattoos, criminal records, and yes, Nazi memorabilia.

Note how Derbyshire morally equates the Muslim immigrants with the “unsavory” “underclass native skinheads” – both of them equally repelling “decent people.” Thus:
But all right, Third World aside, by European standards—First World standards—Finns don’t need much policing. Or didn’t, before they laid out the welcome mat. Now they’ve got thirty thousand leering, groping Muslims and skinheads with whole-body tattoos and Rottweilers out on patrol…unassimilable Muslims demanding privileges, angry disaffected underclass natives breaking windows, and decent people staying away from public spaces.
Is this guy Derbyshire a despicable turd or what?
The subtext seems to be: Oh, look at those scary skinhead Whites who would probably reject sweet little flat-faced, buck-toothed, flat-chested East Asian females. For shame! All the HBDers get their panties in a bunch because not everyone desires a neoteny-enriched Chinatrix as a stand-in for their hidden pedophilic desires.

Hey Derbyshire: Finns do not require your permission or approval to safeguard their uniqueness and preserve their ethnic integrity.
I hope that if any Soldiers of Odin read this blog post, they realize that Mr. John Derbyshire is their enemy, he has declared himself as an enemy of the Soldiers of Odin group.  Remember that, Soldiers, remember that long and hard.
Also remember that control of the streets is only the first step; control of the government is the endgame; thus, a foray into electoral politics should be in the plans.
By the way, the link given concerning Finns’ “non-Germanic” nature contains the following tidbit:
The closest genetic relatives for Finns are Estonians (FST to Helsinki 40 and to Kuusamo 90) and Swedes (FST to Helsinki 50 and to Kuusamo 100).
Which is not surprising given the clear association between genes and geography; in addition, the ethnic Swedish population in Finland implies some degree of mixing, even if the two groups are, or have been, culturally distinct.  In other words, Finns are not “Germanic” to the same extent as, say, Germans, Swedes, Danes, etc. but neither are they bereft of Germanic blood. To nitpick over the identification with “Odin” is sheer stupidity on Derb’s part; Norse mythology resonates throughout Northern Europe, and even a swarthoid like yours truly finds significant appeal in it.

Soldiers of Odin

Healthy Finns.

That’s a great initiative, but I’ve read elsewhere than the Finnish government  – including the Finnish “Right” – is upset at these “vigilantes” picking on “those poor immigrants.”

In any case, I approve of these soldiers and wish them well.  One can only wish other Europeans would do the same.