A New Dutch Cabinet? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends an update on the interlocking political scandals in The Netherlands.

Geert Wilders tweeted: “An outing of the CDA party faction”

A new Dutch cabinet? Don’t hold your breath.

by H. Numan

I’ve reported about the Dutch elections in March. How’s the cabinet formation going? Not quite well. And it won’t, for the foreseeable future. A game changer event happened: Pieter Omtzigt resigned from his party. His resignation makes an extreme left-wing minority cabinet inevitable. A crazy left-wing cabinet, as the biggest party in it will be the “conservative” VVD party. So, what happened?

For many decades Dutch politics were ruled by religious parties. Our first real political party was the ARP or Anti Revolutionary Party. They were staunchly protestant (Calvinist). What revolution they were against? The French revolution! Yeah, I never understood why either. Vive le roi! In those days Dutch society was strongly pillared. Everything was segregated according to religion or political affiliation. I’ve told you that many times. You were born into a (in my case) Catholic family. That means an RC nurse delivered you. Your mum would visit the RC baby-care center. You’d go to an RC kindergarten, primary school, secondary school, get a job in an RC company, date and marry (in that order) an RC girl, if necessary go to an RC hospital, retire to an RC nursing home and eventually be laid to rest in an RC cemetery. You’d listen to the RC radio KRO, and vote for the Catholic KVP party. I experienced the last remnants of that society.

That changed completely in the ‘60s. The pillars disappeared, together with confessionalism. Religion was no longer a focal point in one’s life. Two protestant and one Catholic party realized they would no longer be able dominate politics. From now on, a cabinet without any religious parties was a strong possibility. They decided to merge, and formed the CDA or Christian Democrat Appèl (Appeal). That way they could still rule over Dutch politics for decades, which they did.

Like the proverbial whore of Babylon, they did it with anyone in any way. Usually with the — then — conservative VVD. A progressive cabinet was no problem for the Christian Democrats. We’ll do any trick you want, big daddy! They positioned themselves as the inevitable and unavoidable center party.

It was a smart move, but nonetheless a rearguard action. Because the trend in western Europe is secular, definitely so in Holland. For many Americans probably a rude awakening, or a refreshing shower, depending your point of view. In Dutch politics your sexual preference doesn’t matter. We’ve had plenty of gay politicians. You can be openly gay in America, but you’d never be in the running for president. Likewise, we have plenty of openly atheist politicians. When an American politician admits he is an atheist he just told you he’s not interested in a higher office. Your evolution vs creation politics are for us laughable. Or hilariously ridiculous. No European politician would be crazy enough to admit he’s a creationist. In America he’s taken seriously. In Europe, and particularly in Holland, he’d be the village (or a real) idiot. Religion does play a role, but nowhere near the way it does in America. Home schooling, for example, is not even possible.

Understandably, that had consequences for the Christian Democrat Party. They were — and are — in a sort of limbo. What to do? With the resignation of Pieter Omtzigt, the last shreds of credibility went with him. Everybody knows the CDA is now a wishy-washy party only looking for political power. CDA stands for Christenen Dienen Allah, or Christians serving Allah. Literally, as they accepted many mohammedans in the party and promote them to influential positions. When mosques want to broadcast the adhan over loudspeakers, it’s not only progressive parties that support it. The CDA also does that. Much more so than other parties. Because they want to show they are still a religious party. Yup, including that religion. Corruption scandals are standard in every political party. It’s just that the CDA top seems to think that the C stands for corruption. They eventually lost power in 2010, when premier Balkenende had to resign. He was at that time too religious and far too Calvinistic for the electorate. The CDA went into decline. Right now, that decline is terminal. Nay, they are dead. No resurrection over the weekend. Dead as a dodo.

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Santiago Abascal: Fighting the Socialist-Communist Tyranny

Santiago Abascal is the leader of the Spanish populist party Vox. In the following video Mr. Abascal expresses his determination to resist “Socialist-Communist tyranny” on both sides of the Atlantic. In his remarks he refers to Hermann Tertsch, who — despite his Germanic name — is a Spaniard, a member of Vox, and vice-chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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The BFYTW Bleg from WRSA

Western Rifle Shooters Association has been experiencing technical difficulties again. Over the last couple of days they’ve been intermittently offline.

Concerned American sent me a note today asking for my (and my readers’) help:

I’m tired of WRSA getting nuked. One path out of it is to generate a one-page, two-side handbill a la the attached.

I’d like suggestions from Gates of Vienna readers on the cleanest (i.e., no Blogger, WordPress, or their ilk, open source, basic not sophisticated, etc.) way to do it.

The images below provide an idea of what he’s thinking about. Readers are invited to offer their suggestions in the comments, or, if you prefer, send me an email at gatesofvienna {at} chromatism {dot} net.

Silvia Sardone: “Muslims Are Taking Over the Capital of Europe”

Silvia Sardone is an Italian MEP for the Lega, the party of Matteo Salvini. She’s been seen several times in this space (most recently here) decrying the Islamization of Italy and the baneful effects of mass immigration.

As I reported back in March, the largest mosque in Europe is under construction in Strasbourg, which (along with Brussels) may be considered the capital of Europe. With a Green mayor in charge of Strasbourg, the construction of the mosque is being underwritten with public funds.

In the following video Silvia Sardone visits the mosque site in Strasbourg to express her anger at what is being done there with the help of the Greens.

Many thanks to HeHa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden, Part Nine

Below is the latest installment on the Muslim Brotherhood in Sweden. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Ledarsidorna:

Faith and Solidarity: Give the Muslim Brotherhood a clear and obvious place

Over time, the Social Democrats (SD) have developed two foreign policy lines: Partly that which is presented in the media and Parliament, but also partly that which is carried out in practice. A foreign policy that is essentially influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood, whose most faithful ally is the Social Democrat side organization Faith and Solidarity.

Ever since the mid-1990s, the Muslim Brotherhood has established itself in the Social Democrat party. As Ledarsidorna was earlier able to report, the Brotherhood has its principal seat through the Islamic Association in Sweden and particularly through Stockholm’s mosque, whose current imam, Mahmoud Khalfi, was nominated for political positions of trust after the 1994 Stockholm municipal election.

Khalfi has himself affirmed the mosque’s direction as belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood in several of his own statements, which have been noticed by researcher Sameh Egyptson. The previous spokesperson for IFiS (Islamic Association in Sweden), Mahmoud Aldebe, has also confirmed the ideological direction through his own description of the Brotherhood in Sweden.

The clearest example of how this seemingly warm relationship between Social Democrats and the Brotherhood has grown is the trip that was made in 2011.

In March 2011, on the initiative of the Brotherhood movement, a delegation made up of Viola Furubjelke, head of the delegation, Mariam Osman Sheriafy (SD Board of Directors), Alaa Idris, SSU (Swedish SD Youth Association), Chakrib Benmaklouf, president of European Federation of Islamic Organizations (FIOE), and Ulf Carmesund, international secretary of the Brotherhood Movement, traveled to Egypt to gain information on the situation in the country after the riots at Tahrir Square. Among other things, meetings were held with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood who later won the subsequent election through their political party.

Viola Furubjelke is a former member of Parliament (1985-2002) and chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee. From 2005 to 2008 Furubjelke was general secretary for Olof Palme’s International Center.

FIOE, of which Benmaklouf was chairman at the time, is the Brotherhood’s European umbrella organization, and was founded by, among others, IFiS.

Mariam Osman Sheriafy later became rector for Kista Public High School, which is part of the Brotherhood’s cluster of network organizations. Alaa Idris became organizational secretary with responsibility for member registry for Carin Jämtin during the latter’s time as party secretary.

During the same period, Peter Weiderud was chairman for the Brotherhood Movement, which changed its name to Social Democrats for Faith and Solidarity. Faith and Solidarity developed into today’s organization to no longer being a Christian side organization of Social Democrats, but to an inter-religious organization where all religions are welcome. This led to the organization taking on a values-apologetic profile.

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Vaccine Apartheid

Our Hungarian correspondent László sends this report on the intense pressure that is being exerted on Hungarian employees to induce them to get the “vaccine” against the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Communist Vaccine Apartheid at Companies Encouraged by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce

No jobs, no dignity for the unclean

by László

An article published by Portfolio.hu sheds some light on the background of my previous report on coercive vaccination. This article is a cunning one, though, because while it pretends to condemn the discrimination, it is in reality a brainwashing propaganda piece that supports the vaccine apartheid and the plandemic: it is a warning to ‘obey or else’.

“The Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKIK) has sent information to 400,000 entrepreneurs and companies to convince their employees, families, suppliers and business partners of the importance of vaccination. […] In some cases, they are not allowed to shop in the company canteen, cannot eat with the vaccinated and have to undergo regular coronavirus testing. In addition, there is a growing trend, albeit unspoken, for unvaccinated people not to be hired by companies even if their skills meet the criteria.” (Portfolio.hu)

Translated excerpts from the Portfolio article:

Coronavirus: life at the workplace can turn into hell in moments for those who are not vaccinated

Many companies are offering incentives to encourage workers to get vaccinated in order to achieve operational safety and avoid a possible future local outbreak. Larger companies have been trying to facilitate vaccination for some time, but medium-sized and smaller companies are also organising such programmes. Some companies give extra time off for those who are vaccinated, while others discriminate negatively against those who do not get vaccinated against the coronavirus. At some companies, they are not allowed to shop in the company canteen, not allowed to eat with the vaccinated and have to undergo regular coronavirus testing. The cost of the test is usually covered by the employer, but there are some places where it is not. In addition, there is a growing trend, albeit unspoken, that unvaccinated people are not being hired by companies even if their skills meet the criteria…

Vaccination and anti-vaccination

The Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MKIK) has sent information to 400,000 entrepreneurs and companies to convince their employees, families, suppliers and business partners of the importance of vaccinated, because it is necessary to restart the economy, László Parragh, the president of the organisation, told Portfolio. He says he experienced that the response to the initiative has been positive, with the majority of large companies already following this path and small and medium-sized enterprises also trying to encourage their workers.

However, he said that the responses from some entrepreneurs were shocking. As an example of the strong anti-vaccination sentiment, some wrote to them saying that their initiative was vile because people die from the vaccination.

“Some of them said that we ourselves had not been vaccinated because we know how dangerous it is,” László Parragh said in response to our question, and he said it is unfortunate that such unfounded ideas were being put forward by some people. “This kind of feedback is not coming from companies, but mostly from the smallest entrepreneurs,” he added. According to him, company managers who are responsible for the oversight of many people in the company, are supporting the vaccination campaign because they know that this is the only way to ensure operational safety in the workplace and to avoid another wave of epidemics.

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Criminal Migrants Can’t Be Deported From Sweden Because… COVID

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Expressen:

Nine out of ten criminals will not be deported; they refuse to be Covid-tested

Border police now report that nine out of ten criminals who are sentenced to deportation after serving their prison sentences remain in the country by refusing to take the Covid test. According to the police National Operative Section, NOA, about 90% of those sentenced to deportation refuse, and thus, cannot be deported, and instead are placed in custody, Sweden Radio reports.

The Moderates [party] are now suggesting that the Parliament should demand that the law be changed so that it will be possible to forcibly test persons in order to carry out the rejection and deportation decision, but Justice Minister Morgan Johansson (Social Democrats) said recently that forced testing is not something that is he ready to consider.

Pettersson says that criminals are sentenced to deportation, and we have a justice minister who refuses to follow the decision of the court. Why is Morgan Johansson still in his post?

Viruses of All Countries Unite!

Erich Honecker was the penultimate communist leader of the DDR (German Democratic Republic, commonly known as East Germany). In the following satirical video Mr. Honecker returns from the grave to address the crowd during a celebration of the establishment of full totalitarian socialism in Germany thanks to the Wuhan Coronavirus (and with the help of Angela Merkel).

The humor in this piece derives in part from a number of puns and political references that may not be obvious to non-Germans. Check the notes that follow the transcript for explanations of some of the subtleties.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Celebrating the Mongrelization of France

“For a Social-Communist Caliphate Vote for Jean-Luc Mullah-Chon”

Jean-Luc Mélenchon is a French politician who was born in Morocco and ran for president in the 2017 election, coming in fourth. He belongs to the party La France Insoumise, which is not an out-and-out communist party, but was endorsed by the communists.

The video below shows a public appearance by Mr. Mélenchon in which he celebrates métissage (miscegenation) in France. MissPiggy, who translated the clip for subtitles, includes this additional note:

Here’s another fun video of Mélenchon saying he can’t stand blond hair, blue eyed people:

Jean Luc Mélenchon: Je ne peux pas survivre quand il y a que des blonds aux yeux bleus

“I can’t live in a place where people aren’t mixed. I live in Paris in the 10th arrondissement.

“I couldn’t live in the 6th or the 7th. I can’t survive when there are only blonds with blue eyes. It’s beyond my strength. When we arrived in France, it was a horrifying for us because we had idealized France and we discovered a lost corner of Normandy.”

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Socialism: An Utter Lack of Empathy

Our Bangkok correspondent H. Numan compares situation of ladyboys in Thailand with that of transgenders in socialist Western countries.

Socialism: an utter lack of empathy

by H. Numan

Let’s start with two quotes from famous socialist politicians. The first one is German: “Du bist nichts. Dein Volk ist alles!” The second one is American: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country!” We can start quibbling about the exact meaning of ‘Volk’. In this context it is identical. Though the first one is more in your face, and the second — probably a translation — more emphatic. The first socialist politician was Hitler. The other, John F. Kennedy. The essence of both quotes is absolute and total state control. That is socialism; national or international makes no difference.

I come more and more to the conclusion that true socialism is nothing but envy and an utter lack of empathy. Hidden under a surplus of empathy. The more people pretend to care about others, the less they do. Throughout the ages the very worst homophobes were gay themselves. Socialism is all about acquiring power and nothing else.

In this article I’d like to have a look at the perceived socialist empathy for transgenders. I’ve written about it in the past, but this is a topic you can’t hear often enough about. What is a transgender? Usually a guy who wants to be a woman. The reverse happens far less often. Transgenderism is an exclusively socialist fad in the West. There are no conservative transgenders. You see them exclusively in progressive circles. Being gay is something you can’t choose. But transgenderism is an acquired taste.

In Thailand (and some other Asian countries) the situation is somewhat different. Yes, it’s an acquired taste here as well. One isn’t born a transgender; one becomes a transgender. The difference is in the acceptance. Thai culture is vastly different (based on Buddhism, not on Christianity) from the West. There is far less guilt attached to sex in Buddhism. Doesn’t mean to say Thais boink everything in sight; far from it. Culturally, Thais are far more prudish than Westerners. Holding hands is something only youngsters do. Kissing in public is frowned upon. Every year the police raid short-time hotels on Valentine’s day, to catch teenagers doing naughty things. Compared to the west, Thailand is more like the ’50-’60’s: it’s there, we all do it, but discreetly. We don’t talk about it.

I have absolutely no idea why, but you see transgenders in Thailand everywhere. Some stunningly beautiful. Others, many of them, less so. They are almost as accepted as gays are. With regards to acceptance, no country is more tolerant towards gays and transgenders (we call them kathoeys) than Thailand. Strangely enough the Thai government is extremely conservative on gay rights. You can’t marry; you can’t legally live together as registered partners. Nothing. One is not persecuted. Everybody accepts it, except for academia and the government. They can be pretty homophobic at times.

Transgenderism is so common in Thailand that schools with larger numbers of transgenders create special bathrooms for them. In some universities they can wear girls’ uniforms. All Thai students, from kindergarten up to and including universities wear a uniform.

At first glance a paradise for kathoeys or ladyboys. Thai ladyboys are the luckiest on the world! The truth is very different. Something you won’t hear about from the left.

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Being Green Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

The article below discusses the sleazy (and casual) corruption of the Green candidate for chancellor in Germany. Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this piece from PolitikStube.

The translator notes:

A party that was founded by a pedophile and former Nazi has not changed one bit when it comes to self-enrichment.

The translated article:

Brandner: “Nothing with squeaky-clean woman — Baerbock ‘forgot’ to report income to the Bundestag”

The green candidate for Chancellor, Annalena Baerbock (the Goblin), has belatedly registered additional income from the years 2018 to 2020 with the Bundestag. That came to light today. These are allegedly special payments from the Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen party of between €17,500 and €37,000, which had been received but not declared. The exact amount is not known, as MPs are divided into different levels. Baerbock specifies level two special payments once (2018) and level three twice (2019, 2020).

Stephan Brandner, Deputy Federal Chairman of Alternative for Germany [AfD]:

“When the subject was raised in the Bundestag in March of this year, it suddenly occurred to Ms. Baerbock that she had completely forgotten to register her extremely generous special payments with the Bundestag. I’ll pretend I believe that… Apparently the candidate for chancellor got cold feet when the impacts on her questionable courses came closer and closer and it was foreseeable that the media would take a close look at her. However, how could it be otherwise, the media chorus remains: Baerbock is after all the darling of the standardized media. She is fond of believing that this is just another minor shortcoming, although there is a need for clarification. Of course, it can happen that you forget to report something to the President of the Bundestag. But amounts which would represent full annual incomes for ordinary citizens? That also shows how unworldly and detached the GREEN Crowd is.”

Sderot: Day Eleven

Our Israeli correspondent MC sends a new report that includes new material on yesterday’s missile attack on Sderot. (Previously: Day 1, Day 2, Days 3 and 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 10.)

Sderot: The two photos above show damage caused by Palestinian missiles on May 19, 2021.

Sderot: Day Eleven

by MC

Quiet so far. I have to go to Ashdod today. Like the Baron I have eye trouble, but mine is glaucoma, and the consultant has to decide how to treat it.

Last night’s missile attack was the closest yet. I walked down there this morning and took some photos, old-fashioned Olympus in hand…

There were about three (maybe more) missiles, and some Iron Dome intercepts, but from what I can make out, two landed.

The nearest hit the road about a yard away from a parked car. Two ambulances took away local people. I assume they were suffering from shock; it was all very loud.

The electricity went out, but dinner was on the gas stove, so that was OK, and we were only about two hours without power.

In the photos you can see the scarring in the road and the shrapnel damage to the cars around.

I would emphasise that this is a residential area of a small city (a small town by UK standards), and that Hamas is so beloved of Sleepy Joe and his Democrat friends. The House voted to continue to allow unrestricted financial support for Hamas by third parties (Sweden, Norway the EU and Qatar).

So you see pictures here of an acceptable war crime. It is acceptable to the Left because they are the ‘Fourth Reich’ and the immolation of Jews, any Jews, is acceptable. Joe is no Adolf; he is more like a Goering, a cruel bumptious useful idiot.

Tyranny is as tyranny does, so we have censorship, we have travel restriction via a reisepass:

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Eric Zemmour on François Mitterrand’s “Welcome Refugees” Policies

The following video is another excerpt from Eric Zemmour’s conversation with the French writer Jacques Attali about the “Great Replacement” of the French people. An earlier excerpt was posted here.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

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Resisting the New Order

Our Hungarian correspondent László sends this report on his latest encounter with the Corona Stasi in Budapest.

Resisting the New Order: My Stealthy Freedom Without the Corona Hijab in Budapest

May 13, 2021

Nothing to see here, it is just tyranny.

by László

A female shopkeeper started to SCREAM at me in the grocery store the other day when I walked past her with my naked nose, as the mask did not cover it.

As she was incessantly screaming “PLEASE PUT THE MASK ON”, her unpleasant, high-pitched voice sounded like that of an angry goose. But I somehow managed to keep calm and did not respond. I also did not obey, so another shopkeeper, a man, joined her and he started yelling at me too: “This lady asked you to put the mask on,” “Did you not hear it?” etc. In the meantime she kept on screaming, repeating her order to “PLEASE PUT THE MASK ON” many times, like a maniac. I did not show any reaction to either of them, as if I were deaf. I kept silent and deliberately avoided eye contact with them. Looking in the other direction I slowly moved on. They did not pursue me just continued screaming.

After screaming and yelling for some five to ten seconds, seemingly at nobody, they started to sound crazy in the crowded shop and it probably became embarrassing for them. At that point, amazingly, they went about their business, with an absolutely indifferent face again, and let me walk away despite my sinfully naked nose. So the situation dissolved by itself.

Looking back on what happened, the shopkeepers clearly wanted to intimidate me with the yelling, to make me quickly submit to their will. They did not even try to be polite! There was no sign whatsoever that they were doing it because they were worried about my health or anyone else’s. Perhaps the woman might have been afraid of Covid; I am not sure. But the way they were yelling sounded literally NAZI, and I am not joking. It was loud, impolite and slightly psychopathic.

In Hungarian stores the staff have been authorized by a new government decree to deny service or call the police if someone does not obey, and as a result they have become very emboldened. They probably expected me to OBEY immediately if they screamed loudly enough. But I did not obey, nor did I quarrel. Thus, when they met with passive resistance they just shrugged their shoulders. That was it: the SWAT team probably would not have raided the supermarket for one bare nose, so they just had to leave it at that.

The moral of the story: the Corona rules are not absolutely unbreakable. But I must admit that confrontations like this are a bit strenuous for me.

However, on my way out the same woman was already sitting in the checkout. So I had to put the mask on my nose otherwise the store would not have served me, and we had no food at home. This has happened to other people — they just do not give you food if you do not behave… So Bill Gates won the second round.

In the store, while they were yelling like animals, I realized that what they were playing was just a POWER GAME, and I knew that I had to win it, or at least not to lose it. You cannot let tyranny proliferate. I think this power game itself is the GOAL of the ongoing Corona-psyop. The Powers That Be want us to SUBMIT, and they want us to feel it. It is was never about health; it was always about power. All totalitarian systems use average people as enforcers like those otherwise innocent shopkeepers. In Hungary we call it the “janitor spirit of Communism”. Janitors, employed at blocks of houses, were often covert spies or agents in Hungary in the Communist era, who would act as whistleblowers or behave in a tyrannical way because they tasted power and liked it.

[When you read ‘spies or agents’ do not think of James Bond. They were simple, ordinary people who became petty government stooges / snoops in the state-owned blocks of flats. Their covert function was to keep an eagle eye on the people living in the building and make sure that everyone obeyed and behaved; and they informed the authorities about any dissidents. You always had the strange feeling that the janitor was lurking somewhere in the house and knows too much about your private life — and you were often right. So the word ‘janitor’ in Hungarian became a kind of synonym for ‘informer’. However, the janitors were only one tool in the system of total control in the Soviet era.]

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