Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan reports on the latest attack on Geert Wilders by the establishment.
Dutch newspaper calls for a ban on the PVV
by H. Numan
The Dutch newspaper Trouw (the name translates as ‘loyalty’ or ‘allegiance’) wants to ban Geert Wilders’ party, the PVV (Partij voor de Vrijheid, Party for Freedom).
I know this
rag paper very well. Used to deliver it for years, when I was a boy. Even then I didn’t like to read it. It was a staunchly Dutch Reformed newspaper. The only reason I delivered it was they paid slightly better than other newspapers. With good reason, mind you: they had a lot fewer subscribers than other newspapers. I had to deliver papers to fewer subscribers over a much longer distance, and that was compensated.
Ironically enough, Trouw began as a resistance newspaper during World War Two. When I delivered the paper during the early ‘70s it presented the news from a staunchly Dutch Reformed point of view. As a kid, I found it a utterly boring and above all preaching paper. Not much has changed over the years. It still is a boring and preaching paper, now very politically correct.
Churchill said: The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists. Well, he didn’t actually say that. It is ascribed to him. In his day fascists were called Nazis. As national socialism is painfully close to international socialism, socialists went to great lengths to hide that fact. After WW2 they consistently called Nazis fascists (and everyone else they didn’t like). But when Churchill was alive they hadn’t taken over the world as yet.
Trouw is the proverbial example of it. Anti-fascist turning into fascists. From preaching the gospels they slowly replaced it with the gospel according to Marx. More accurate: they still preach all the gospels, but only if it agrees with the gospel of Marx. As do all Dutch newspapers today. None exempted.
How did this came to be? When I delivered newspapers, most cities and even villages had their own newspaper. Bigger cities, several newspapers. News is not, and never was, neutral. Though progressive journalists always claim that lie. Newspapers present the news according to the viewpoints of their subscribers. A Roman Catholic newspaper would print the same news facts as other papers, but from a Roman Catholic point of view. And with much more attention on what the pope was doing. The latter was something you don’t read a lot about elsewhere in, say, Trouw.
I’ve written many times about the pillared society. This is an example how that worked. When the pillared society disappeared, the need for focused newspapers disappeared as well. Many closed down, or were merged into bigger newspapers. Especially the Algemeen Dagblad and De Telegraaf. They have editions with local news for different cities or areas. Not only did the secularization of society have a major influence, so does the Internet. People today read news online. They don’t want to pay for it anymore; even reading news with advertisements is not really working.
The bigger newspapers merged into two major Belgian news media companies. Last one was the Telegraaf. DPG Media and Mediahuis are very Very VERY politically correct. That doesn’t mean to say that all Dutch newspapers automatically follow what the progressive Pravda wants them to print, but none of them supports the PVV. At best, they publish about it only when they can’t avoid the topic. Or to slander Wilders over something. Like Trouw does.
The editor-in-chief of Trouw wants the PVV banned, as they — according to him — infringe on the freedom of religion. He thinks any minority (Al Qaeda is also a minority, by the way) need all the protection of the law they can get. Especially from evil parties like the PVV. Whitey has done it! He rants on the constitution — which all progressives always do. When it suits them.
The Netherlands does have a constitution, don’t get me wrong. But for us it is simply a boring piece of legislation that nobody knows. At school we learn that we have a constitution. That’s all. Want to have some fun with a Dutch progressive referring to the constitution? Ask him how many articles the constitution has. Unless he graduated in law, he won’t know. I myself have no idea; there is a Wikipedia article about the Dutch constitution, but it doesn’t mention how many.