Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan provides a little compare-and-contrast between the upcoming American presidential election and what’s currently going on in The Netherlands.
The sound of silence
by H. Numan
In America the presidential mudslinging campaigns are well on the way. Nothing new here. People tend to forget it, but almost all presidential elections have been (and will be) accompanied by lots of mudslinging. The few that weren’t were the dullest elections ever.
Now, take some comfort in the fact that Trump is vilified only as a buffoon. The worst the Democrats can do is laugh at the silly remarks made by Trump. Rest assured, if Trump had one unpaid parking ticket, they’d be right on top of it. They don’t because there isn’t anything they can use. In the other camp, it’s a whole different ballgame. Ms. Clinton has so many skeletons in her cupboard that Ikea’s stock is rising; she desperately needs more cupboards.
Yes, just about anyone is striking at Trump. Clinton is treated with kid* gloves (* no actual kids were harmed in the process). Yes, most of the media are firmly behind the Democrats and rigged the Democrat candidacy in Clinton’s favor. Yes, even the Republican party abhors the fact that they had to nominate Trump, and try to be as open as possible about it. But at least some of the media support Trump, as do many Americans. Even as notoriously a progressive activist as Michael Moore doubts Hillary Clinton can win, and I agree with him, albeit for different reasons.
That’s a far cry from The Netherlands, or Bananastan on the North Sea as I nowadays see it. In The Netherlands Geert Wilders is completely ignored in the media. Nothing is reported at all, unless it happens to be negative. No media attention whatsoever. That is no radio station, no TV station, no newspaper — nobody reports anything about Geert Wilders or the PVV. Unless it is something negative. He isn’t ridiculed anymore (didn’t work), nor is he vilified (didn’t work, either); instead he is stonewalled. By all media. None exempted. Just as you can do with Trump, I take some comfort in that Wilders has been proven 100% correct by the facts. It’s actually a lot worse than even he says. But he can’t speak the truth, much less what really needs to be done. If he did, he’d be arrested immediately.
I’ll translate a Facebook posting for you, composed by a Mr. Ersin Ulkar. He holds dual nationality, Dutch and Turkish. It’s not entirely unlikely that he lives off Dutch social benefits:
“I pray to Allah the almighty. With His help the Eiffel Tower will be renamed within ten years into the Sultan Abdul Tayyip Erdogan Tower. The Dom Church of Cologne will be renamed as Sultan Tayyip Mosque. Europe will be divided between Russia and the Ottoman Empire 2.0 (Turkey). It won’t be long.
Today 5 million Turks in Istanbul and 75 million Turks in Turkey swore vengeance and to destroy the West. Tuesday there will be a meeting between Erdogan and Putin. 8 hours has been set aside for that meeting. Plans will be discussed. Destroy the evil spirit. The USA won’t save Europe this time.
Your women will become our sluts in our harems. Your churches will burn. Your men will become our slaves! Your time has come. We will take revenge for Sultan Abdulhamit Han the second. We will rule! You will feel our jackboots! We will destroy! May Allah allow this to happen soon. Allah is great!”
There isn’t a word French in that, is there? He doesn’t really mince around the bush. But, in Bananastan on the North Sea, nothing is done about it. Yes, GeenStijl publicly nailed him. Afshin Ellian wrote a column in Elsevier.
And that’s about it. Noting else will be done. He won’t be extradited. He won’t get arrested. He won’t be asked to explain himself. He won’t lose his ‘precious’ Dutch citizenship. He won’t even get his benefits cut. Far more likely, he’ll get a lot extra. Because he has some ‘grievances’, belongs to the correct minority, is disadvantaged (his Dutch certainly is!) so empty a pot of gold and all his and our problems go away.
Here’s another pearl of perfect integration. The 15-year-old son of an imam walked the streets of Verviers (Belgium) at night calling loudly for the extermination of infidels. His daddy can be proud of him. He’s following in daddy’s footsteps, as daddy is a well-known very strict Salafist.
If I were to write anything not even a tenth as nasty, the Dutch government would scream for my extradition. Had I lived in The Netherlands, and written something not remotely as vile about Mohammedans, I’d be arrested, lose my job
almost certainly, and would be lucky if the court were to settle for a steep fine only. Very likely the court would want to set an example and send me to jail. To frighten others into correct behavior. I’d be incarcerated in one of the few jails left, because currently the government is closing most of them down. From 2014 until 2018 no fewer than 32 complete prison complexes will be shut down. Due to “budget cuts”.
You probably read in The Gates about Mohammedans running amok in Europe, but it is far worse than you can possibly image. In America you can at least protect yourself to a fair extent. You can buy guns. In Europe that is unthinkable. In some European countries you can legally buy mace, but The Netherlands is not one of them. The — ahem — ‘best’ you can get is “Smurf Spray”. That’s a spray can with non-erasable blue paint (hence the name) so you can tag your assailant. Makes him really angry; if he hadn’t planned on killing you, he definitely will now. And the police? Donut, anyone? In Germany the police are under orders to ignore citizens’ complaints. In The Netherlands the police are too busy, too. They simply haven’t got the time to file your complaint. I have no idea with what, but very busy they are. And please do not try to defend yourself when assaulted, because both the Dutch and German police suddenly have plenty of time and ample manpower available to arrest you for inciting disrespect/discrimination/racial hatred/excessive violence/illegal weapons/looking mischievously or God knows what.
Assaults happen on a daily basis now, but they rarely reach the news. Only the very worst atrocities are reported. A simple gang rape, a mere mugging or a minor assault will not be reported in the news. The few cases that do reach the media are almost always reported as ‘lone wolves’ or ‘mentally deranged’. Yes, even the Mohammedan mass murderer of Nice was pictured at first as a ‘lone wolf’. They kept it up until it no longer could be denied. And after that, as a matter of fact. The Dutch media still called him a lone wolf and certainly not a real Mohammedan®, a full week after those facts were published internationally.
Or, if a victim happens to be gay, he is simply told not to flaunt it so openly, as he by now should know better. Several women who are genuinely in favor of refugees actually filed false rape accusations; they said that their assailants were European, while they were in fact refugees. Several women did this in Sweden and in Germany. They admitted the truth, but only after the police found out. Resulting in what? Not even a stern talking-to. Because they are women (how about double standards/patronizing/patriarchal?), they meant so well, and that sort of bull.
Making false accusations is a very serious crime, but if you do that for the sake of political correctness, it’s not only okay, it is even expected. Look at the coming Wilders trial (starting this autumn) where well over ten thousand false accusations have been filed. All you had to do is tick the offense you prefer and sign on the dotted line.
And yet, I’m moderately optimistic. Why? Because the PVV consistently polls at 35 seats. The last couple of months the polls were stable. Nobody lost or gained seats. But there are some changes behind the scenes. The Liberal Party (VVD) currently in government is going to be skinned. They hold 41 seats in parliament but the polls give them 25 at best. That’s what we see from the outside. Behind the scenes lots of people with higher education are now leaving the VVD. Yes, the fat cats and the mercenaries are leaving the sinking ship, hoping to gain a nice comfy job within the PVV, I know. But it’s a sign that even though the RMS VVD seems to be sailing smoothly, it’s actually taking on water.
Pim Fortuyn said before his murder it was five minutes before twelve. I’d say it’s about one o’clock now. Perhaps not too late. Don’t forget Winston Churchill only became prime minister on the very day Germany invaded Western Europe. After immense suffering and effort Germany was defeated. It could have been prevented easily, but the progressives of that era were just as naïve as ours are today.
There is a difference, though. In 1940 progressive activists weren’t actively supporting Germany. A few did, but not a lot. Today we not only have a fifth column (all our media), but a sixth (activists), seventh (most political parties and the courts), eight (refugees), ninth (terrorists already in the country) and a tenth column (resident dual-nationality Moroccans and Turks). It’s very likely Geert Wilders will win the elections in March. Even if he were to become prime minister, Churchill probably wouldn’t want to change places with him. Defeating Hitler was a whole lot easier.
Until those elections, nothing about the PVV in the news. Only the sound of lone wolves calling out the name of Allah’s Snackbar… But they aren’t real Mohammedans®, because real Mohammedans® don’t do that sort of thing.
— H. Numan