A message to our American readers from our Dutch correspondent Michiel Mans:
To all Americans:
Our deepest sympathy with, and condolences for you. Bud has been grabbed by Belgium.
A nation that is not a nation, currently again in quibbling debate over being more French or more Flemish. The Flem are a somewhat sticky, watered down version of the Dutch, hence the name, while the Wallonians, the frog speakers, are something the French pooped out. And they got your beer.
This is worse than losing the war. What war? Any war.
It is widely known, particularly among Americans, that you do not mess with someone’s automobile. It is worse than nicking his wallet. In them olden days horse thieves were strung up. For good reason.
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Touching a man’s beer goes beyond this. It is sacrilege. Taking a man’s beer, is taking his soul, his flag, his balls. And the Belgians do it all.
Not content with taking our wallet, the big Dutch ABN-AMRO bank which was as wooden shoe-windmill-red-white-and-blue as our queen, the Belgians now took your beer. Is this their gratitude for 101st Airborne General McAuliffe’s “Nuts!” in December 1944?
Now they have taken your nuts. They pretend to be a small nation of futile quibble. However, yesterday our wallet, today your nuts, tomorrow the World. Forget China, forget India, beware of Belgium.