In his latest essay, our Dutch correspondent H. Numan responds to a commenter named Reconquista, who took him to task in the comment thread on his previous post.
There really is a left-wing conspiracy
by H. Numan
A few days ago I wrote an article about massive political losses of the left-wing parties in America and the UK. A reader responded this was nonsense; I was just an old fogey longing for the days where communists were prosecuted. I had to smile when I read it. Yes, I am an old fogey. Yes, I’m also a (C)old war warrior. What the reader doesn’t know, but I proudly say: I was member of the Royal Netherlands Military Constabulary or Koninklijke Marechaussee. A unit not exactly known for their love of progressiveness and liberalism. I’m not repudiating or refuting this reader; I’m more than happy to give him the benefit of doubt. Let’s just say he doesn’t know better. Most people don’t know all this. It’s up to me to clarify. That’s why I write for the Gates anyway.
Let’s start by looking at me, way back when I was a kid. My parents were devoutly Roman Catholic. They voted for the KVP (Catholic party), later the CDA (Christian Democrats, after the merger). For one reason only: they were Catholic, and Catholics vote for that party. No other reason. Now, my parents were not rich. Far from it. We never lacked for the bare basics, but no more. A car, for example, we never had. During the holidays we kids had to amuse ourselves; my parents couldn’t afford to go away on a holiday. At best we went on one— or two-day trips. My clothes — as many over the age of 50 will remember — were usually hand-me-downs from elder cousins who had grown out of them. Fortunately, my sense of fashion was and still is non-existent.
You might say that my parents and myself later on were the ideal voters for a labor or social-democrat party. After all, we had a lot to gain and nothing to lose by voting labor. Yet I never felt attracted to socialism in my life. Not as a young boy, not as a young new voter and certainly not now. I think you have to work to achieve something. You can choose something else, but that is your choice. Don’t ask others to pay for your hobbies and daydreams. So you can say I’m a die-hard conservative from the cradle. I never voted conservative (VVD) because I particularly liked that party, but more for want of anything better.
Right now, we have more options. For me there’s the PVV party, which is a conservative party for the common man. There is also FvD (Forum for Democracy), which is another new conservative party. Only this one targets a more affluent audience. The VVD party calls itself a people’s party, but in real life they are anything but. The VVD only works for the people who actually own factories, businesses and banks. Nowadays it’s a wishy-washy party trying to be as progressively liberal as it can get away with. Which is quite a lot, regretfully. The name VVD stands for Volkspartij voor Vrijheid and Democratie, in English: People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy.
Now you have a bit of a background. Let’s look at the conspiracy. The biggest lie of them all is calling national socialism anything other than socialism. Both national socialism and fascism are variants of socialism. Neither Hitler nor Mussolini had a problem with socialism itself. All they did was add nationalism to it. Or get rid of the ‘inter’ prefix, if you prefer. And Hitler was quite enchanted by the extreme racism, the infamous Jim Crow laws of the Democrat Party in the southern USA. That’s what he based his Nuremberg Laws on. Not on muslim dhimmi laws, as I stated in an earlier article. He probably would have, had he known about them. Those laws are even more vile.
But Hitler and Mussolini hated communism, you say. They persecuted communists, locked them up, killed them and conquered (or try to) communist states? Surely you are mistaken! Not at all. True, they most certainly hated communism. Not because they were on opposite sides of the political spectrum but because they are so closely related. That happens a lot in history. We had many wars between Catholics and Protestants, or Shiite and Sunni muslims to mention a few. Both share more than 96% of their opponents’ ideology, differing only on minor points. For which they fought and fight each other to death. Make no mistake: national socialists and fascists are both forms of socialism. They just don’t like the ‘inter’ prefix.
That created a huge problem for international socialists after WW2. They had to come up with something to hide that rather embarrassing fact. Which they did, with great success. They never ever speak about national socialism. Always about fascists. Less about Nazis, only when absolutely necessary. And then only as Nazis or Neonazis, never as National Socialists. They stress the national part, so much so that almost everyone believes national socialism and fascism are extreme right wing ideologies, not left-wing.
I can say lots of things about communists, most of it bad. But not that they are stupid. The ideology is a dead end, but many of its adherents are among the brightest and most creative minds alive. It’s just a pity they focus that massive brainpower on something that never can work.
Bright progressive minds realized that converting the poorest of the poor peasants was not too difficult, but slightly better-off poor workers in the West didn’t fall for it. Something had to be done about that. They got together in the Goethe Institute in the University of Frankfurt to work that out. We know it as the Frankfurt School. Their strategy was to turn all basic values upside down. Marriage, love for your country, making a career, relationships, morality, just about anything had to be questioned, ridiculed and replaced by something else. We see that in action from the flower-power days onward.
That works like a charm. Look at our society today. Marriage, for example, has been replaced by cohabitation. To get a divorce or an abortion is as easy as going to the pharmacy to get a bottle of aspirin. Even the elderly aren’t exempt. Euthanasia is now legal in several states, and progressives in Holland already demand that medical treatments of the elderly be stopped past a certain age. Single-parent families are now common. Babies, toddlers and children have to be farmed out to daycare centers and kindergartens so their single mother can work, as is her right.
One might argue that having a really loving and caring single mother is better than having abusive parents, but I think that having a mother and a father is vital for growing up. Of course, abusive parents are always bad. Therefore that comparison is simply wrong.
I find the idea of intentionally single mothers rather abusive. Having children only because you think you deserve a few, sometimes even fathered by different men, is in my book quite abusive. If you want a high-end career and children, and you don’t want a father involved, you’d do better to consider a couple of cats.
Nowadays it’s quite common to see parents with a couple of past marriages and children from those marriages. Those children grow up as half brothers and sisters. Which, again, is something I think is not a good idea, either for society nor the children. It’s not necessarily bad, but definitely not good.
In America patriotism is still normal. Not so in Europe. We Europeans look on with a bit of surprise at the way Americans show their love for their country. We are supposed to do that only during football championships, and nowhere else.
Dutch high school students who have a Dutch flag on their bags or jackets are cautioned by their teachers. “It’s offensive to others, and surely you don’t want to be seen as a neonazi, do you?” Those ‘offended’ students are usually children of Moroccan or Turkish descent who have no problem walking around with their national symbols. They aren’t actively encouraged to do that, but not cautioned and certainly not punished for it. Dutch students are. The national symbols of the culture-enrichers are allowed, because that’s part of their proud heritage and culture. Which the Dutch do not have, according to Maxima Zorreguita, the Argentinean gold digger who married the (now) king of the Netherlands.
Gender roles are now, officially, abolished. If you feel you are a woman, you are. Transgenders are who they say they are. Now, I know quite a bit about ladyboys (we call them ‘kathoeys’ in Thailand). Their suicide rate is horrendous. More than 50% commit suicide, or die prematurely. Swallowing hormone pills as if they are Smarties is extremely unhealthy. Swallowing that many Smarties is very unhealthy, for that matter.
Even worse, a sex change operation is forever. Some parents go as far as to actively encourage their young prepubescent children to change their genders ‘to become who they really are’, and are not prosecuted. Neither are the doctors who make it possible. And we are supposed to look down upon Castrato singers? Why, exactly?
In Holland we have a word for refugees who can no longer appeal in court. They have appealed in every court, up to the high court and lost. Those people are called ‘uitgeprocedeerden’. You can translate that roughly as ‘those who have exhausted all legal remedies’. Those so-called refugees come from safe countries, such as Morocco (!), Ghana, Nigeria or Albania and many other safe countries. They usually arrive without passport or legal documentation. Which, for mysterious reasons, they lost on the way. They never ever lose their smart phones … Then apply for refugee status. Are denied. Appeal. Which is rejected. So they appeal again. And again and again. Once the high court confirms previous sentences, they are turned loose on the streets. Those legal proceedings take years and cost the taxpayer millions. Going to court in Holland is expensive, but asylum seekers get it 100% free. All the way up to the high court.
Sending them onto the streets is the cheapest solution. They don’t want to be extradited to their native countries. If they are, they usually create such a ruckus that airlines refuse them. Those people have to be accompanied by at least two Marechausees to prevent harm to the other passengers. More often than not, the home country is not known, or flatly refuses their citizens back (Morocco, for example).
So the courts let them wander the streets. Where they have to resort to violent crimes to make a living. And entertain themselves with rape. I’m not a lawyer, but as I see it, turning these people loose on the streets is highly illegal. Something like ‘willfully encouraging crime’. A good lawyer could make a case out of this. Our problem is semi-alphabetic mainly muslims; your problem is similar with mainly South Americans.
Now, lots of left-wing organizations make a very good living out of this. At taxpayers’ expense. They run pro bono (the taxpayer pays for it) law offices — foundations, because you pay much less tax for a foundation. Where they use every trick in the book to keep ‘kansloze asielzoekers’ (refugees who haven’t any chance at refugee status, another new Dutch word) in the country. They also man, partly voluntarily and party as professionals, the IMD, the Immigration service that decides about this.
Lots of famous Dutch people call out on TV for the general population to warmly accept poor refugees into their homes. Which they never ever do themselves. Sound familiar? Meryl Streep and J. Rowling own many not mansions but palaces. They call for the same thing, but never house any refugee themselves. Not even in a garden shed far from the main buildings. Progressives demand borderless societies, but if they can afford it have the biggest fences possible build around their mansions. With armed guards, preferably.
Now, I can fully understand that the Democrat party is furious over losing the election. But not three years later. It seems like separate acts of violence, but it isn’t. It is far too well coordinated for that. I can understand (with difficulty) one university going for Marxist gender rights, but not all of them. I can understand one or two acts of violence against conservative speakers on campuses, but not always, all of the time and perfectly coordinated. That really is a conspiracy.
Those young activists are the new brown shirts. They are just as proud to be in Antifa as their compatriots of the past were proud to be in the Sturmabteilung. They use exactly the same tactics, at the same places, for the same reasons. Disturb peaceful meetings. Browbeat speakers. If a filthy appearance can be seen as a uniform, they are equally uniformed. If they manage to silence a speaker, or get a meeting canceled, mission accomplished. We scored one for the cause!
All deniable, as much as possible. It must appear spontaneous. But it isn’t. It’s far too well orchestrated. The accusations are too similar. Most often, equally vague. Is Trump a fascist? Nope, anything but. However, his accusers most certainly are. Admittedly not as national socialists, but international socialists.
When we look at ‘global warming’ it’s even worse. Every warning, no exceptions, from the seventies onward has been proven incorrect, false, or an outright lie. It started somewhere in 1972-3 when the BBC aired a highly popular documentary in which they presented the snow blitz theory. We could be in a full-blown ice age within three years. That hasn’t happened, but in the early seventies we really worried about a possible and sudden ice age. After that we got the report of the Club of Rome, where scientists warned the planet’s resources were running out. Then we had to act really fast (by paying a s***load of money) to combat acid rain, and buy rain forests for preservation. Followed by Al Gore who stated that the polar cap would melt. Which it didn’t. Al Gore, incidentally, had a lot to gain from climate hysteria. He peddles ‘carbon credits’, which is literally turning coal into gold for him.
Germany went for green power (solar and wind) because the Green Left demanded that. As a result electricity prices are through the roof. And… far more pollution. Why? Because coal fired plants had to be reopened, to meet demand. Every reasonable and working solution is rejected; only fairytale solutions are acceptable. And every time we, the people, have to unite in order to save us all. Unite as in: “proletarians of the world, unite!” The latest hoax is that the world will be gone in just twelve years. It’s not yet mainstream, but don’t worry. That’s just a matter of time.
If that all is not a conspiracy, I don’t know what is. By the way, I base my information on the book The Big Lie by Dinesh D’Sousa. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
— H. Numan