Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends an atheist’s impassioned defense of Christmas, plus a roundup of the latest political news from Modern Multicultural Holland.
A blessed Christmas to everyone
by H. Numan
After the battle over Black Pete, we’ve got another one here in Holland: the fight over Christmas and New Year’s. Mohammedans don’t like Christmas. That’s why they mass murdered twelve people in Berlin and maimed fifty more. The Germans celebrate the New Year as Saint Sylvester day; mohammedans don’t like that, either. They don’t like much, least of all each other.
But first, I, a confirmed die hard atheist, would like to wish every reader a blessed Christmas! Definitely not happy holidays. Why the change of heart? Because my (non) religion has been hijacked. Just as your religions are. I’m not going into the debate on whether gods exist. That’s up to you. I don’t believe it, that’s up to me. For me, Christmas is a nice family festival. I don’t mind it at all. Is it religious? Of course, in origin. Rest assured, buying gifts and setting up a Christmas tree or a nativity scene is not religious at all. But we all do it, don’t we? And we love it!
However, the politically correct left has taken over both religious as well as non religious ideas. From now on, we are supposed to wish ‘happy holidays’ as not to offend. Who is offended? I certainly am not. Buddhists aren’t. Jainists aren’t either, nor are Shintoists. Also Hindus don’t have a problem with it. There are only two religions which are offended: extreme lefties and mohammedans. No one else. Again: only extreme left wing activists and mohammedans are offended, and they have taken over our way of life. Both of them try to subvert anything you can think of into their way of thinking.
I resent that. What actually is atheism? That you don’t believe in gods. Nothing more. Anything else is added. You can be conservative, gay, progressive, conformist or whatever and not believe in gods. The only thing atheists share is that they don’t believe. Period. Nothing else.
Does that mean other people have to share my non-belief? Of course not. That’s up to you. If you want to. If you don’t, and most Americans don’t, fine. Oh yes, I do have limitations, but they are based on science. If you really want you can believe the earth was created 6000 years ago — something all mohammedans do too — fine, but you would fail any geology exam worthy of the name exam. If you believe man is not a species of animal but something different, excellent. You’d fail every biology exam, but that is your problem. Not mine. And you share that belief with mohammedans. They go one better even. The divide mankind into two different species: believers and anyone else.
Only two religions do that. Extreme socialism and mohammedanism. You have to think they way they think. Nothing else is acceptable.
They have ways to make you believe. Lefties, at least in Holland, control public opinion, commerce and government. They simply changed ‘gelukkig kerstfeest’ into ‘fijne feestdagen’ (‘merry Christmas’ into ‘happy holidays’). Christmas bread is no longer sold as ‘kerststol’ but as ‘feeststol’ (from ‘Christmas bread’ into ‘party bread’). So as not to offend the other group of intolerants. But the same companies that refuse to sell traditional Dutch products bent over backwards to promote mohammedan products. You can’t buy Kerststol, as we don’t want to offend … but why don’t you buy halal food (you actually do already, also in America) instead? Maybe something extra to celebrate Eid al Fitr? Excuse me? That is not offensive to Dutch? Actually, no. It isn’t. Or it wasn’t. Most Dutch used to be very tolerant. As long as they weren’t bothered by you, you could do as you pleased.
That border has been passed. The left simply doesn’t care. You do it our way; there is no other way. Of course there’s a reaction coming. A lot of people, myself amongst others, don’t buy stuff in the Hema anymore. Easy enough for me, as I have to fly 12,000 km to shop there, but many more people share that feeling.
Hema stands for Hollandse Eenheidsprijzen Maatschappij. It’s one of the oldest large retailers in the country, and they introduced fixed prices. They prided themselves on relatively high quality for low prices. Even the design wasn’t too shabby. A few years ago Hema, as a first, introduced ‘El Hema’. It was a special program in which they sold as many Dutch products as possible wrapped up in a mohammedan outlook. For example, during Sinterklaas the Dutch buy often chocolate letters. Large pieces of chocolate shaped as the letters of the alphabet. El Hema was, you guessed it, introduced during that period and they didn’t have chocolate “Dutch” letters, but Arabic. It’s chocolate after all, what’s the big deal? Likewise, they promote each and every mohammedan festival to the max. The result? Declining sales. The whole ‘El Hema’ was a huge and utter failure. The Dutch couldn’t say they disapproved; that’s discrimination. They voted with their wallets instead.
A common sense board would immediately say: Which a**w*** came up with that idea? You’re fired! However in Holland, as in America, left-wing loonies have slithered into most board rooms. Making profits isn’t their primary goal. Converting heathens is. Instead of firing the marketing team that came up with that silly idea, they simply keep on going. Because the end justifies the means.
Look at feminism. In principle I am a feminist. When my mum told me women earn less then men, I was astounded. How is that possible? You get paid to do a certain job, don’t you? Does it matter if you got boobs or not? Not in my book! I was a kid at that time. Now I’m a middle-aged man, and I still feel the same. But feminism changed from equal rights for woman into more rights for women, amongst others the right to be oppressed. The few women who fully supported burkas in Holland are feminists. No exceptions. They also support polygamy and child marriage. They don’t support sharia law per se, but the majority of feminists by far have little objections to it. How low can you go?
That’s the battle that Geert Wilders will have to fight from 15 March onwards. He has plenty of good men (and women) to help him, but how do you change the collective mind of the ruling elite that has gone stark raving mad? Bonkers. Insane.
He’ll win the elections, no doubt about that. That doesn’t guarantee him a seat in government, mind you. The biggest electoral victory of the Labor Party was 53 seats in 1977. They were kept out of the government all the same. In the Dutch political landscape 53 seats is huge: that’s well over 1/3 of the entire parliament (150 seats). Rest assured that all parties will do anything they can to keep the PVV in the opposition.
But things do look a bit brighter this Christmas. As you may know, Geert Wilders immediately appealed his verdict. The prosecutor is now also appealing. He thinks a verdict without punishment is not enough. Not very clever, as Geert Wilders immediately twittered his boss is ambassador of the Moroccan Fund. This gentleman was unpleasantly surprised with that revelation. Gentlemen don’t tar other gentlemen, that sort of thing.
Something else came to light too: Judge Frans Bauduin, who refused to change judges during the previous trial, was equally biased.
And our beloved prophetess of discrimination Sylvana Simons left DENK. That’s the Turkish branch of Erdogan’s AK Party working within the Dutch parliament. Sylvana knows everything there is to be known about fighting divorces, and how to get the most out of it. She was married four times to rich (white) men and left them bare. This time she prepared her departure weeks in advance. Her departure came as a shock to DENK, who will have to find another useful idiot. She will continue to campaign in her new party, called Article 1.
This election no fewer than 82 parties are going to compete for 150 seats. There are no polls until January, but the PVV is rising. Currently about 37 seats. The campaigns haven’t started yet, but rest assured: ISIS won’t be satisfied with just one ‘minor’ incident. They produced a list of churches to attack, also in The Netherlands. The first churches have already been desecrated. I can’t add a link — the newspaper removed it, politically correct as they are.
We have a long battle ahead of us, but things look brighter. Let’s hope we can party in March!
— H. Numan