Geert Wilders on “Racism” in the Netherlands

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter crisis, there has been a debate in the Dutch parliament about racism in the Netherlands. The two videos below from the floor of the Tweede Kamer show excerpts from Geert Wilders’ remarks on the issue.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

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The following article from De Dagelijkse Standaard (also translated by FouseSquawk) accompanied the videos:

Geert Wilders on racism: “80,000 social rental homes to asylum-seekers while native Dutch have to wait”

by Bart Reijmerink
July 1, 2020

Geert Wilders cannot tolerate that politicians believe that the Netherlands is racist to the bone. Asscher, in particular, must suffer in the debate on racism. The Netherlands is one of the most tolerant countries in Europe, so many provisions have been made for migrants, but it is still thought that the Netherlands is racist. Wilders can no longer entertain this nonsense, and he is ranting in the Tweede Kamer.

In recent weeks, people have liked to throw out terms such as “systemic racism”. For Wilders, this is incomprehensible because if the Netherlands is so institutionally racist, why do we in the Netherlands do such much for asylum seekers? According to Wilders, it is specifically the native Dutch who are discriminated against and not the foreigners. He cites here the example that foreigners should be given priority in rental housing.

Wilders on Twitter:

80,000 social rental homes went to asylum-seekers while natives on are a waiting list for years.

Don’t make the racism problem bigger than it is. And think, finally, of all the natives who are discriminated against!

Wilders also criticizes the fact that Lodewijk Asscher pictures the Netherlands as some kind of banana republic. This is simply a big lie according to Wilders. The Netherlands is far away one of the most tolerant countries in Europe. If we look at our legislation, Wilders is certainly right. There are a number of countries that sometimes act like barbarians with migrants, or countries that maintain naturalization and integration policies that are many times stricter.

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Joachim Kuhs on Israeli Sovereignty in the West Bank

Last Thursday I reported on the vote in the German Bundestag concerning Israeli sovereignty over a portion of the West Bank. The AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) was the only party in the Bundestag that did not condemn Israel. All parties except the AfD submitted motions to the Bundestag session the previous day to deplore Israel’s alleged “annexation” of Judea and Samaria.

Joachim Kuhs is a member of the European Parliament for the AfD. The following video features his remarks on Israel and the West Bank.

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

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Spengler on Militant Religiosity

“The present can only accomplish its purification by the erasure of its past.”

Below is the third of Thomas Bertonneau’s three-essay sequence on the crisis of modernity.

Spengler on Militant Religiosity

by Thomas F. Bertonneau

Oswald Spengler (1880-1936), the German historian and philosopher, devotes a suite of three chapters (VII, VIII, and IX) in his Decline of the West, Volume II (1922), to what he calls “The Problems of the Arabian Culture.” The third of these chapters, “Pythagoras, Mohammed, Cromwell,” explores the parallelisms that, in Spengler’s view, and in his use of the word, make these figures “contemporary” with one another. The same chapter also contains Spengler’s analysis of Puritanism, but not strictly in the sense of Calvinist doctrine, although he includes Calvinism in his discussion. Spengler views Puritanism as an inevitable phase of religion, one of doctrinal hardening and literalism in which a totalitarian impulse predominates. Puritanism has manifested itself in all the Great Cultures, as Spengler calls them, such as the Chinese, the Classical, and the Gothic. By “The Problems of Arabian Culture” Spengler does not mean to confine himself to a history of Monophysitism or Islam, although these come under his three-chapter remit. Spengler subsumes “Arabian Culture” under the larger category of “Magian Culture,” which embraces both Arabia Felix and Arabia Deserta but reaches far beyond them to aspects of the late Persian and Syriac societies, to the Hellenism of Alexandria, and even to the Iconoclastic centuries of Byzantium. The term Magian also reaches back in time to the late stages of Mesopotamian society. For Spengler, St. Augustine shares rather more with Islamic theology than he does, say, with St. Thomas and the Scholastics. For Spengler, the Hagia Sophia of Constantinople anticipates the mosque. To understand the chapter-sequence on “The Problems of Arabian Culture,” however, requires that Spengler’s often shocking and sometimes counter-intuitive pronouncements, like the ones just mentioned, take their place among the over-arching assumptions of The Decline.

Spengler’s opus impresses the first-time reader as a colossal improvisation. Its erudition and seeming formlessness put off many would-be explorers. Spengler’s basic propositions nevertheless lend themselves to summary. Spengler rejects the idea of a universal history. He recognizes no singular history but a number of histories in the plural, each one peculiar to its own Great Culture. Thus the Classical or Mediterranean Culture begins with the palace kingdoms of Mycenaean Greece and ends with the Severan Dynasty of the Late Second and Early Third Centuries. Indian Culture begins with the Vedas and ends with Buddhism. Western or “Faustian” Culture has its earliest glimmerings in the Eighth Century but really only leaps into being after the year 1000. Western Culture preserves a profound awareness of Classical Culture but this awareness implies, for Spengler, no actual continuity. Each Great Culture constitutes itself hermetically as an organic whole without debt to adjacent or precursor cultures. Borrowings are never essential, but only ornamental. Spengler emphasizes the organic character of culture. He regards each Great Culture as a living entity, whose mortality impends as soon as it comes to birth. Each Great Culture follows the same seasonal life-course — a vivacious and creative spring, a productive summer, a crisis-afflicted fall, and an increasingly inflexible winter. Spengler also makes a distinction between culture, as such, and civilization. Culture flourishes as the vital phase; civilization takes over as the mechanical phase, becoming more and more rigid until the machine stops.

Each Great Culture first expresses itself in a springtime outburst of religion. The Classical pantheon and associated cults already existed in late Mycenaean times; Homer and Hesiod signify a literate transformation of a long existing Apollonian worldview, as Spengler calls it. By the time of Septimius Severus (reigned 193-211), the Classical religion has become a syncretic henotheism, with one god in numerous guises, complete with a church-structure wedded to the state. Whereas the springtime paganism knew nothing of prejudice, the syncretic henotheism has codified itself as a set of compulsory dogmas. Spengler distinguishes between a Magian and a Gothic Christianity, which have little or nothing to do with one another. The latter appears with the building of the Lady Churches and with the blazing out of sacred polyphony. By the time of the Baroque, however, Catholicism has become the counterpart of syncretic henotheism. A living entity no longer, the Church distinguishes itself hardly at all from the array of explicitly secular institutions. As for Magian Christianity, Spengler classifies it as one of many apocalyptic movements that participate in the same mundial vision. These dispensations show themselves initially around the time of Alexander’s campaigns. Spengler writes in Vol. II, Chapter VIII, how “the world, as spread out for the Magian waking-consciousness, possesses a kind of extension that may be called cavern-like.” A “primary dualism” governs the world-cavern of this revelation: “The light shines through the cavern and battles the darkness.” The Magian Culture reaches its final, ossified phase when Mohammed issues his unalterable Koran and commences his coercive mission.

If social, spiritual, and intellectual rigor mortis belonged to the autumnal and hibernal chapters of the cultural life-course, this would not mean that earlier chapters exhibited no forecast of rigidification. Spasms of Puritanism occur in the vernal and estival chapters but show themselves as liable to suppression by the still-vivacious environments where they arise. The first name in the title of Spengler’s third of three chapters on “The Problems of Arabian Culture” is that of Pythagoras, whose person will be familiar to most readers through its association with the theorem of the right triangle. The lifetime of Pythagoras spans most of the Sixth Century BC, with scholarship locating his birth around 570 and his death around 495. The prevailing myth treats Pythagoras in an anodyne way: Philosopher, mystic, mathematician, vegetarian, discoverer of the cosmic harmony, and champion of animals. Pythagoras invited veneration from the Florentine Humanists and again from the French Symbolists as an idealist and altruist. The truth puts Pythagoras in quite a different light. “Pythagoras was not a philosopher,” Spengler writes; but rather, “he was a saint, prophet and founder of a fanatically religious society that forced its truths upon the people around it by every political and military means.” Croton, the Greek colony in Southern Italy where Pythagoras took up residence in middle life, raised an army under his regime that “in the bitter earnest of [its] gospel of duty duly wrecked gay Sybaris and branded it forever a city without morals.” What was that “gospel”? It consists of the “enthusiasms of a sober spirit, cold intensities, dry mysticism, [and] pedantic ecstasy.”

Pythagoreanism belongs under the category of Puritanism. Spengler defines Puritanism as a symptom of dour old-age: “It lacks the smile that had illumined the religion of the Spring… the moments of profound joy in life, the humour of life.” The destruction of Sybaris, around 510 BC, finds affirmation in both history and archaeology; the city suffered such violence that its survivors had to abandon it and take up residence elsewhere, as in Thurii. The wrath unleashed against Sybaris has lodged in the collective memory, Spengler speculates, “because it was the climax of a wild religious war… an explosion of the same hate that saw in Charles I and his gay Cavaliers not merely doctrinal error, but also worldly disposition as something that must be destroyed root and branch.” Furthermore, “A myth purified and conceptually fortified, combined with rigorous ethical precepts, imbued the Pythagoreans with the conviction that they would attain salvation before all other men.” The South-Italian cities that had come under the sway of the collective enthusiasm eventually found the furor too much to bear. Inspired by Spengler, the scholar Kurt von Fritz issued his book Pythagorean Politics in Southern Italy in 1940. Von Fritz pieces together a simultaneous multi-city uprising that in the space of a few days wreaked vengeance on the Pythagorean committees, burned down their lodges, and suppressed the fanatical portion of their following. Spengler notes that the Pythagorean writings, such as the Golden Tablets, make the promise to loyal adherents of elevation to godhood. That degree of self-satisfaction and self-righteousness could only — and soon — draw forth condign reaction.

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Bombs Bursting in Air

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

This may be the last 4th of July that is celebrated according to time-honored custom. The Woke Brigades are well on the way to victory in the culture wars, and they have determined that Independence Day is a WAYCIST occasion. The intention seems to be to elevate “Juneteenth” to fill the void left by removing our major midsummer holiday. Which is interesting, because all the statues of Abraham Lincoln are being pulled down, so we will be celebrating Emancipation without acknowledging the Emancipator.

There may be more than usual number of bombs bursting in air today, if the BLAMtifa battalions make good on their promise to inflict major damage at various prominent public locations. However, the last time I looked at the news, everything seemed to be proceeding more or less normally.

I’ll be hanging around here for a while performing my normal functions, and then I’m going to visit some friends for a traditional 4th of July celebration that involves burgers and adult beverages.

Dig ya later!

YouTube Cracks Down

The following video by the German vlogger Unblogd discusses YouTube’s recent crackdown on “hate speech”, which took out Stefan Molyneux’s channel, among others. The purge was part of a larger Night of the Long Knives staged by Big Tech against users who dissent from the Woke party line on BLM, Coronamadness, etc.

In the video below, Unblogd refers to his earlier report on the terror incident at a Paris shopping center, which was almost immediately taken down by YouTube. Fortunately, Vlad’s version at 3Speak is still available.

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

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Céline Pina: “This Madness is Contaminating us All”

[I had to get another injection in my eye this afternoon, so I’m running on only three cylinders this evening. Nevertheless, I’ll do what I can to get some posts up.]

Céline Pina is a French politician and essayist who is known for her vigorous criticism of Islam. In the following video Ms. Pina discusses the ubiquitous torquing of language that has become a mainstay of political correctness in the West.

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

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1492 And All That

Eric Zemmour recently pointed out the fact that BLM mobs are using the same playbook throughout the West in their violence and propaganda.

Below is an example from Catalonia: a statue of Christopher Columbus was recently vandalized in Barcelona. Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating these two videos, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

The first video is a news report about the attack on the statue:

The second video was produced by the populist party Vox. It features a Vox spokesman, and shows a demonstration by Vox supporters to protest the vandalism and protect the statue:

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You Have Been Assimilated

I had to go to Charlottesville today, so I thought I’d check out the mask scene there in establishments that I haven’t been to since the Coronamadness set in.

My first stop was at the drycleaner’s. No masks necessary there! I wasn’t wearing one, and neither was the owner. Give him an A+.

Next stop: Food Lion.

I’m familiar some of the places where they won’t let you in the door without a mask, such as Whole Foods and the ABC store. I don’t bother trying to resist in either of those. But Food Lion is a downscale place, the most plebeian of the supermarket chains. The one out here in the boonies seems to be shrugging off the masks fairly well — the last time I was in it, about 50% of the customers weren’t wearing them.

Charlottesville, however, is Woke Central, and Nancy Pelosi’s message (or maybe Mitch McConnell’s) seems to have been effective there. The place was a hive buzzing with masked drones, both employees and customers.

When I pulled up in the parking lot I saw a woman entering the store without a mask. She looked quite a bit older than I am, but she evidently didn’t consider herself to be at risk. Or maybe she’s defiant, like me. Or maybe she doesn’t have a TV.

However, when I got inside the store, I saw that everyone else had a mask on. If it weren’t for the non-conformist elderly woman, I would have been the only maskless one there.

It was depressing.

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Based on some of the emails I’ve been getting, not everyone has the same opinion on the mask issue, even if they agree with me on most other things.

I understand the rationale behind the lockdowns; nobody wants to see elderly invalids dying horribly of the disease. But the best strategy would be to protect the nursing homes, rather than to dump COVID-infected people in them, the way New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did. Nursing homes in the USA became death-traps, thanks in part to clueless government policies such as his.

It just doesn’t make sense to quarantine everybody in their homes. It makes sense to take special care of those who are vulnerable to the coronavirus.

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Rasmus Paludan Bunged Into Chokey

The Danish “Islamophobe” Rasmus Paludan is well-known to regular readers of this site, thanks to the dozens of videos of his street demonstrations that Vlad Tepes has uploaded over the past four or five years. Vlad has lost a lot of channels during that time, but he recently re-uploaded last September’s interview with Mr. Paludan in Quebec. This time it’s on the 3Speak platform (in five parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5), so it’s less likely to disappear from the web.

Denmark used to be bastion of free speech. Thirteen years ago, when I first started paying attention to Danish politics, there was a greater degree of free speech in Denmark than anywhere else in Western Europe. And maybe there still is — but in the years since then, free speech in Western Europe has all but disappeared.

Rasmus Paludan was recently convicted of “racism” in a Danish court, and will spend a month in jail if his planned appeal is unsuccessful. Below are two articles about the verdict, first from Reuters:

Danish far-right party leader sentenced to jail on racism and defamation

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) — The leader of Danish far-right party Stram Kurs, lawyer Rasmus Paludan, was disbarred from the legal profession and sentenced to three months in jail on Thursday after being found guilty of racism.

Stram Kurs (Hard Line) was close to getting into parliament in the last election in Denmark with a policy based on banning Islam and deporting hundreds of thousands of Muslims.

Paludan first came to public attention in 2017 when he started making anti-Muslim Youtube videos. His stunts have included publicly burning the Koran, sometimes wrapped in bacon, in what he said was a tribute to free speech.

Paludan was sentenced to 14 days of conditional imprisonment in 2019 for racist speech. He will now face one month of imprisonment with two additional months of suspended sentence after being found guilty of 14 different accounts of racism, defamation and hazardous driving.

Additionally, as part of his sentence, Paludan was disbarred for three years, had his driver’s licence suspended for one year and was fined around 40,000 Danish crowns ($6,012.23), the district court said in a statement.

Paludan denied all charges.

The second report is from the BBC:

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Turks vs. Antifa in Vienna

Last Wednesday night violence broke out in Vienna among an unlikely group of combatants: Turkish Islamic zealots against an alliance of Kurdish feminists and Antifa. The antifas may have gotten more than they bargained for when they took up the cause of the Kurds and brought down the wrath of the Grey Wolves upon their heads.

The main battlefront was on the street in front of the Ernst Kirchweger Haus, which is the headquarters for Antifa. It’s named for a commie martyr who was killed in political street violence in 1965.

The following two videos concern the riots in Vienna. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

The first video is a compilation of raw clips of the violence at the Ernst Kirchweger Haus in Vienna:

The second video features acerbic commentary by the vlogger Unblogd:

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Dr. Heinrich Fiechtner: “Our Country is in Serious Danger”

Dr. Heinrich Fiechtner is a hematologist and oncologist, and a former member of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) who serves in the Baden-Württemberg regional parliament.

Last Wednesday the president (i.e. speaker) of parliament, Ms. Muhterem Aras (Greens), ordered that Dr. Fiechtner be ejected from the chamber, and suspended him for a term of five sessions of parliament. The following video is his response.

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

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Eric Zemmour: BLM Riots Are the “Convergence of Struggles”

In the following video from a French TV talk show, the popular commentator Eric Zemmour discusses the Black Lives Matter riots. He points out that despite being staged in such widely differing countries, they all have the same modus operandi and take the same form.

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

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Mention Kanaken

Boris Reitschuster is a German journalist and vlogger, and was featured here earlier this month in a report on the BLM riots in Berlin. More recently he was censored by YouTube over the use of a single word, Kanaken, which is a pejorative German term for Turks, Persians, and other “southerners”, roughly equivalent to the English slang word “wogs”.

Before we move on to what happened to Mr. Reitschuster, here’s the relevant audio message from a police officer that was recorded during last weekend’s riots in Stuttgart. The accompanying footage is from the streets of Stuttgart on the same night, but is not necessarily coterminous with the audio track.

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

The article below from Politically Incorrect (also translated by MissPiggy) describes what happened to Boris Reitschuster after he uploaded the audio to YouTube:

“Parts of This Voice Message Could Unsettle the Population”

YouTube censors voice message from desperate Stuttgart police officer

by Torsten Groß

Just a few hours after the unbelievably violent riots in Stuttgart city centre, committed by a motley mob of mostly foreigners, refugees and Germans with a migrant background, a private voice message by a police officer in action — completely upset — appeared on social networks, which has already been heard by millions of people.

The obviously extremely shocked officer describes the events experienced quite realistically from his point of view. The video platform YouTube has now classified the video as “Hate Speech” and censored this moving voice message, which contradicts the first reports of the vast majority of mainstream media.

Here’s the link to the video that the blogger Boris Reitschuster posted on Sunday of the voice message by the Stuttgart police officer on his video platform page on the video platform YouTube with pictures of the civil war-like scenes. The upload was uncommented.

Within a few hours, the video produced by Reitschuster had tens of thousands of views.

The blogger Boris Reitschuster writes about this censorship on his blog:

“Yesterday I uploaded to YouTube the audio message of a policeman from the night of riots in Stuttgart. In the recording, an officer describes what happened there. Among other things, he says: ‘Here in Stuttgart is war, if you wear a uniform, then you’re just the victim, a miracle that no one has been shot. There’s more to come!’ The video was viewed nearly 30,000 times in less than 24 hours.

“YouTube has now blocked the video, claiming that it is ‘hate speech’. The network belonging to Google has taken it off the network and issued me with a warning. The reason: ‘It violates the guidelines on hate speech.’ And further: ‘It is your first violation; this is only a warning. If you receive another warning, your channel will be warned and you won’t be able to upload videos, post, or stream live content for 1 week. If you receive a second warning, you are not allowed to publish content for 2 weeks. If you receive 3 alerts within 90 days, your channel will be permanently deleted. We want you to stay on YouTube. Please note, therefore, the following:…’ A training lesson follows.

“In my view, this is censorship. I can’t detect any hate speech in the audio recording. Once the official makes an insulting statement when he says, ‘Just Kanaken’: As much as I distance myself from such terms — although similar references such as ‘dirty potato’ or ‘pork-eater’ for Germans pass through without problems — the ban on ‘Kanaken’ is completely excessive. Especially since the term is also considered by the judiciary to be at least partially not relevant to criminal law. Is an offensive word a reason to block an entire statement? In a country where women politicians can be called ‘F…’ with impunity? And where in the TAZ has openly asked to dispose of policemen in the garbage dump because they tend to be Nazis? So far, no one has made any attempt to block this article.”

The worldwide Internet doesn’t just consist of YouTube, Google and Co., who have recently only too gladly bowed to the “leftist-green zeitgeist” and its defenders in politics and the mainstream media — especially since the legal “thumbscrews” are gradually being tightened.

The moving voice message of the Stuttgart police officer, which everyone should listen to, may also be found in other places on the net that do not rush to censor according to New German standards.

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Greens in Gagaland

Beatrix von Storch is a deputy leader of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) and a member of the Bundestag. In the following video from the floor of the Bundestag she responds to an initiative by the Green Party that would allow citizens to change their “gender” at will.

In the video Ms. Von Storch refers to a Green Party member of parliament named Anton Hofreiter, who is well-known for his fits of rage in the Bundestag. He is also well-known for his impressively hirsute appearance.

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

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