As we reported last month, the United Nations has joined its voice to those of domestic Dutch progressives in earnest condemnation of the custom of Sinterklaas, the original Dutch Santa Claus, and his faithful servant Zwarte Piet, or Black Pete. You see, Black Pete is a Moorish sort of fellow played by a white guy in blackface, and we can’t have that, can we? It’s a most unbearably WAYCIST practice.
According to our Dutch correspondent H. Numan, the celebrations surrounding the arrival of Sinterklaas tomorrow are being threatened by dedicated anti-racists who promise to do whatever it takes to stop the hateful, xenophobic custom of Black Pete.
H. Numan sends this brief update on the eve of the occasion:
Today (tomorrow for you) is the traditional day Santa Claus arrives.
The anti-Petes haven’t been idle. Several threats have been made by the usual suspects. (Ultra) left-wing loonies. One of them being a civics teacher. Civics is supposed to preach non-violence, except when such violence is politically correct. This civics teacher announced he hadn’t any problems at all if offended people use violence at this children’s festival. The end justifies the means, after all.
The mayor of Amsterdam has announced he will allow demonstrators, and wants parents to control the situation. Which is tantamount to provoking violence, according to common logic. Personally, I think he could face serious criminal charges of willful neglect. After all, he knows the situation can become pretty nasty. A few years back demonstrators had to be protected by the police for fear of their lives.
Parents are usually very easy going, until demonstrators start making their kids cry. Then they can turn into ferocious monsters.
I’ll keep you up-to-date about this.
When I learn the fate of the unfortunate Zwarte Piet (and his sworn enemies), I’ll post it here.