The Counterfeit Detector

Martin BosmaLong-time readers will recall Martin Bosma, whom I met on a visit to Diana West’s house a couple of years ago. Mr. Bosma is a Dutch MP for the Party for Freedom (De Partij voor de Vrijheid, the PVV) and an associate of Geert Wilders.

As it happens, Martin Bosma has just published a book, whose release happily coincides with the formation of a new center-right government strongly influenced by his own party. Mr. Bosma’s book is about the history of the PVV, his role in the party, and the recent upheavals in the Dutch political scene.

Our Flemish correspondent VH has compiled a report about the launch of Martin Bosma’s book. He begins with an introduction compiled from various newspaper articles:

Martin Bosma — member of parliament for the PVV, its fraction secretary, quadruple campaign leader, and the man of the hour of the Group Wilders — has published a book on the multicultural Netherlands and the beginning of the PVV.

 Book Cover: “De schijn-élite van de valse munters” (The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters), a very well-executed pastiche of typical leftist activist designIn his book “De schijn-élite van de valse munters” (The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters) — with as subtitle “Drees[1], the extreme right, the Sixties, useful idiots, Group Wilders and me” — the PVV MP Martin Bosma unfolds his range of ideas, but also shines a personal light on the years of his political career, the years in which Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh were murdered and Geert Wilders developed into the most outspoken politician in the Netherlands.

In recent decades, society has changed dramatically, with its main development being the multicultural society. The population, however, was always opposed to the influx. Why then did it still happen anyway? If there are so many forces gathering to put every effort possible into constantly stepping up the mass immigration, there apparently must be compelling reasons to sacrifice the stability of the Netherlands for this.

In his book, Martin Bosma lays the blame on the spirit of May 1968 and the elites who then received a blow from which they never recovered. The leftist elites are just as blind to Islam as they were in those days to Communism. [source Villa Media]

PVV feared Fitna might become fatal to the party

PVV leader Geert Wilders took into account the possibility that the release of the anti-Islam film Fitna (2008) might be fatal to his growing party. So says Martin Bosma, Wilders’ second-in-command and a PVV MP, in the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. Due to the heavy pressure under which he and Geert Wilders had to function, the “survival of the whole operation” — to build up the PVV — was at stake, according to him. “While Geert on his nights off was putting together a movie, the head of the UN interfered with it. Given the many incidents, it could have turned out quite differently,” Bosma says. The PVV, for example, feared a lawsuit, a ban on the party, and a major claim.

Political scientist and former journalist Martin Bosma is regarded as the thinker of the PVV group. He writes [many of] Wilders’ speeches and was the campaign leader for the elections. This week he published the book The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters, a title Bosma borrowed from the social democrat [and considered a conservative intellectual] Jacques Kadt (1897-1988). Bosma writes that Wilders, during a discussion about whether or not they should release Fitna, finally said: “This is exactly why we are here. Even if we in the end are left with one seat [in parliament], this simply is our job.”

Bosma argues that the “leftist elite” since the blow of the “Marxist carousel” in ‘68 has become blind to the dangers of Islam. He draws a comparison with Communism and Nazism. “The only people who have been acquitted by history are those who ruthlessly have spoken out against this.” He writes that you never know if a moderate Muslim shows his true nature. “In Islam there is the phenomenon of taqiyya. Both to Shiites and Sunnis is given the task — not just the option, but really the mission — to conceal their true intentions.” [source NRC]

Martin Bosma: Hitler was a socialist

Martin Bosma also wants to prove that Hitler was a socialist, as he said in an interview with the [left-wing] newspaper De Volkskrant. According to Bosma, the extreme right does not exist. “What they call extreme right is simply a form of socialism.” He does not want to say that National Socialism is equal to the Labour Party. “I just wanted to prove that National Socialism is a form of socialism, and thus a left-wing stream.” In his book The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters Bosma shows how the political streams “left” and “right” have “changed places”. [source De Volkskrant]


Photo caption: Hans Jansen shakes hands with Mickel Aziz, the tram ticket inspector who was forbidden by the public transport company in Amsterdam to wear his necklace with a cross. He was officially presented a copy of Martin Bosma’s book “The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters”.

Below is the speech by the Arabist Hans Jansen at the book-launch on Wednesday September 29, 2010, as published on the Dutch Blog HoeiBoei and translated by VH:

Speech by Hans Jansen at the book-launch The Pseudo-Elite of the Counterfeiters of Martin Bosma

September 29, 2010, old assembly room of the Dutch Parliament, Binnenhof, The Hague

For my information I am largely dependent on the state broadcaster, so maybe I’m completely wrong, but if I understood it correctly, yesterday, Tuesday, October 28, 2010, it was D-Day for the Netherlands. A great deal of struggle will follow on from D-Day, possibly even the rivers of blood Enoch Powell predicted, but the turning point in this struggle is on this beautiful moment one day behind us.

But today we want to keep our thoughts far from the difficulties that lie ahead, because it is feast due to the release of the magnificent book by Martin Bosma.

In my student days we had never heard of Job Cohen [former mayor of Amsterdam, party leader of the PvdA (Labour Party, Socialists)]. Yet back then we sang a wonderful song, of which the opening lines were “On Socialists, close the rows, the red flag we follow, it’s somewhat worn by the years, it now has the color of weak tea [slappe thee].”

Weak tea indeed. The Netherlands since the sixties has been saddled with a tea-colored, orange-red elite that brings harm to the people of this country. Our first task is hold a mirror up to this elite.

This elite and its auxiliaries [hulptroepen] are not happy about that. Anyone who, like Theo van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn, demonstrates that he does not swallow their fables and fabrications as sweet cake runs great risks.

It is — as we all actually already realize — about an elite who deeply hates it when someone holds up a mirror to them, an elite which in private circles is up to a lot more than just some tea-drinking. It is about an elite that is also resentful, because nothing hurts the rulers as much as the loss of a portion of their power.

It should therefore be welcomed that Martin Bosma in a bright, sharp and legible way managed to put into words exactly what it is about, between that elite and the Netherlands. In order to remain in power, the false elite makes use of ideological counterfeiting, and that can go on well enough for a long while, but counterfeiting does not work once the counterfeit notes are held against the light.

In his superb book, for page after page Martin focuses the spotlight on the humbug that is sprinkled over us on a daily basis, and that humbug can not withstand this.

The approximately one and a half million people who voted for the PVV will want to buy Martin’s book, to have at hand at weddings and parties the well-documented reasonable arguments one needs to defend his political affiliations. But even if only half of all PVV voters buy the book, in a few months Martin will be a modestly well-off man.

And that he well deserves, and alas, most of it will go to the taxman anyway, you should think, and can then be used for grants for artistic dance or windmills in the North Sea or to one of those other projects of the Green Khmer, or maybe also for a visit by Sheikh al-Qaradawi to the Sultanate of Amsterdam-West.[2]

I consider be brave of Mai Spijkers from the publisher Bert Bakker / Prometheus, that he published the book by Martin Bosma. That Mai Spijkers is a weird man, but this now has made him appear sympathetic to me. I but hope that his publishing house made use of the beneficial discount offered for steel shutters which was recently advertised on the website of the PVV.

When lived in Egypt, I used to regularly visit Islamic preachers, to ask these gentlemen stupid questions. One of those devout men one day said to me: “Oh, you know, Mr. Jansen, I regularly have Western journalists visiting here. Often I ask them if they also find that the Qur’an and the Bible actually are exactly the same. If they answer with “yes”, then I’m sure they have not read a letter of either book.”

That Islamic preacher understood it better than the professional Islam-watchers Islam of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or of those of the established Dutch political parties.

However, perhaps the established political parties find Islam not important enough even to be watched. For religion — as the elite of the left-church believes with enviable cheerfulness — constitutes but gibberish. Well, I have a bad message: Religion is not gibberish. There is not a single act someone somewhere has not committed, or refrained from committing, because they believed their religion required it of them. On just about anything you can come up with, there will be a religion somewhere that prohibits or imposes it.

The Netherlands has become part of a multicultural superstate called the ‘European Union’. The ideology of multiculturalism teaches not only that persons are equal and equivalent, but also collectives: all forms of societies and religions must be of equal value, as this ideology claims. At the universities, uncounted hours are spent convincing students that societies which can not even purify their own sewage are equal to ours.

But before the Netherlands became part of the European multicultural utopian state, this country actually knew at least three mottos. The proud Je maintiendrai, ‘I will persist’ [or ‘I will stand firm’], and the optimistic Luctor et Emergo, ‘To struggle and emerge’, and the somewhat sentimental den vaderland getrouwe [‘loyalty to the fatherland’, a line in the Dutch anthem — translator]. It’s not such a good idea to replace these three mottos with the multicultural blindfold on which is written in headline type; wir haben es nicht gewusst [German for “we were not aware (of it)”].

After all, to find out what a religion prescribes on the treatment of women, children, homosexuals and religious minorities; or to find out what a religion prescribes about power, human rights, legislation, war, violence and assassination, is not at all that difficult. An appeal to ignorance is not valid here. Such an appeal to ignorance is not only ridiculous, it also is immoral.

When you allow me, I will make an allusion here to the Hebrew motto of Martin’s great book: You can only continue to refer to “darkness” as “light” when you tie your blinders firmly across your nose. Let the book of Martin Bosma serve us, yes, serve the Netherlands to ever further untie that ridiculous orange-red multicultural blindfold.

— Hans Jansen


[1]   “Drees”: Willem Drees was the post war prime minister (1948-58) and sober Social Democrat, who quit his membership of the PvdA [Labour Party] in 1971 due to his distaste for the taking over of the party by the post -’68 New Left, which he considered “too radical, unrealistic and spendthrift”. Already in 1974 he warned strongly about the effects of the then still relatively limited mass immigration: “If one considered foreign workers to be essential, one should have restricted this to short term contracts with unmarried workers, or workers who were prepared to stay here for a short time without their families.” In 1982 Drees repeated his warnings: “The Netherlands in many respects started to do things that had a humanitarian character, but became too much of a burden for the Dutch people. With its overpopulation and all that high unemployment, the Netherlands could not afford these things.”
[2]   See also: “A Proposal for a Muslim Township” [GoV] and “More on Amsterdam’s Islamized Township” [GoV].

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