Do They Really Mean It?

Last night’s post about French President Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron started a conversation in the comments about whether or not Mr. Macron sincerely wants to stop (or slow) the encroachment of Islam in France. The translated article concerned the French President’s requirement that the French Council of Muslim Worship come up with a plan for regulating the training of imams in France and removing foreign influences from the process.

The consensus seems to be that Mr. Macron is trying to poach some support from Marine Le Pen of National Rally, who would probably win the next presidential election if it were held today. With every incident of deadly violence that escapes the banlieues and impacts the lives of ordinary native French people, the more voters turn to Ms. Le Pen.

Emmanuel Macron may have a vestigial sense of French identity and culture, but he is clearly an opportunist. In his lofty position as head of state, he can hardly be unaware of the dire peril that Islamization poses to the French state. In my opinion — which is not based on statistics, since the French government has for many years prohibited the collecting of statistics on ethnicity and religion in France — the country has already passed the point of no return. France will become an Islamic republic within a generation at most.

If Mr. Macron and his handlers are aware of these facts — and one must assume they are — then they are simply maneuvering to give themselves the best possible positions of advantage during the rapidly dwindling time in which non-Muslims retain control of the French government. And, as someone pointed out in the comments, the president may well be keeping an eye on the military, which has its own agenda concerning Islamic violence.

I’ve been watching the careers of Emmanuel Macron, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and British Prime Minister Boris “BoJo” Johnson since long before they achieved daily prominence in the news headlines. Despite their widely differing personalities and styles, they seemed to be cut from the same political cloth: ambitious, unprincipled, unscrupulous men who would do whatever it took to achieve and maintain their positions of power.

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Geert Wilders: “A Monster Called Islam”

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, recently spoke at a debate in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of the Dutch parliament) about freedom of speech, in the wake of the beheading of Samuel Paty in France. The video below shows excerpts from Mr. Wilders’ remarks.

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

The accompanying article from the RAIR Foundation:

Geert Wilders Slams Dutch PM: ‘You Have Imported a Monster Called Islam Into Our Country’

The Dutch House of Representatives held a debate on freedom of speech at the request of Party for Freedom (PVV) leader, Geert Wilders after the beheading of the French teacher Samuel Paty. Wilders slammed the open-borders policies of the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte for “importing a monster called Islam into our country, which has put our country in danger.”

Geert Wilders, who is thought of as, “The Donald Trump of The Netherlands”, opened the parliamentary debate with a summary of the islamic attacks and threats in recent weeks. He also addressed the call by Amsterdam’s imam, Yassin Elforkani, who just two weeks after the murder of Samuel Paty, began demanding the criminalization of insulting Mohammed. A petition was even launched by his fellow Imam, Ismail Abou Soumayyah insisting the government to adopt sharia blasphemy laws. The petition has currently been signed more than 125,000 times.

Once again, Wilders told the Dutch legislatures to enact his five point plan to tackle what he deems the biggest danger to their society,

“Islam is the poison of our society. We imported a sample. I’ve been warning about it for twenty years. How many more victims have to fall before the penny falls until we realize that this terrible Islam does not belong in the Netherlands?”

Wilders’ plan asks the government to; “recognize that Islam is a violent ideology”, close the borders, “dismantle institutions of Islam”, lock up and deport all muslims threatening violence — along with their sympathizers, and have schools and media “show Muhammad cartoons”.

The PVV leader sent a clear warning to sharia-adherent Muslims who refuse to assimilate into the Netherlands, leave he demanded — go to an Islamic country,

“for all the Muslims in the Netherlands who do not respect our freedom, our democracy, and our core values, who find the rules of the Quran more important than our secular laws….get out! Leave for an Islamic country. This is our country. Not your country, but our country. This is the Netherlands.”

Video transcript:

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Geert Wilders: Erdogan is a Tyrant, a Dictator, and a Terrorist

As reported here on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, for saying unpleasant things about him.

In the following interview, Mr. Wilders answers questions about the Erdogan affair. One of the interesting (and unexpected) aspects of this crisis is the fact that Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is backing Mr. Wilders.

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

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Erdogan is Suing Geert Wilders

Turkish President Recep Tayyip “Papa Goat” Erdogan has filed a lawsuit in a Turkish court against Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands. Mr. Erdogan is upset over “insults” by Mr. Wilders as expressed on social media. The Turkish president considers the issue to be under the jurisdiction of Turkish courts because the alleged insults were directed at the office of the presidency.

The incident reminds me of the initiative by Jordan back in 2009, when the Hashemite Kingdom issued a warrant for Mr. Wilders’ arrest and extradition to Jordan to be tried for insulting Islam with his movie Fitna.

Some things never change.

Below are excerpts from a Reuters article about the Turkish lawsuit:

Erdogan files criminal complaint against Dutch politician Wilders

ANKARA (Reuters) — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint with Turkish authorities against Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders saying that he had insulted him on social media, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.

Wilders is one of Europe’s most prominent far-rightists and has been a key figure in shaping the immigration debate in the Netherlands over the past decade, although he has never been in government.

On Saturday Wilders posted a cartoon picture of Erdogan and captioned it “terrorist”. On Monday he posted an image of a sinking ship with a Turkish flag on it. “Bye bye @RTErdogan. Kick Turkey out of NATO,” he said under the image.

Erdogan’s lawyers filed a lawsuit with prosecutors in Ankara on Tuesday, saying Turkish courts had jurisdiction on the matter because the insults were directed at Turkey’s president, Anadolu reported, citing the document filed by the lawyers.

“Even though the crime was committed directly against the person in the presidential seat, the value that is being violated is the state’s political government structure,” the lawyers said, according to Anadolu.

They said the comments by Wilders could not be viewed as freedom expression and that Wilders had targeted Erdogan’s “honour, dignity, character and reputation”.

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Geert Wilders on the Moria Inferno

In the following interview Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, discusses the Dutch government’s abject multicultural response to last week’s fire at the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The fire, which destroyed the camp, was deliberately set by a group of its inhabitants.

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

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The Geert Wilders Trial Was Rigged

Here’s the latest twist in the Geert Wilders case — breaking news from the Netherlands via our Dutch correspondent H. Numan.

The Wilders trial was rigged

by H. Numan

Of course most (sane) people know that, but how to prove it? Fortunately, our progressive activists are most helpful.

Enter Akwasi Owusu Ansah. He pretends to be an artist as a rapper. Personally, I don’t see rap as art, more as vocalized progressive whining. Akwasi was born in Ghana, in the Ashanti tribe. That’s one of the tribes that got really rich through slavery.

Akwasi didn’t like it in Ghana, so he moved to a land of milk (lots of it) and honey. He thinks he is an artist and went to work as a rapper. He is one of the many filthy rich millionaire commies. Firmly aligned with the extreme left of the extreme left. His assets are several millions in (Dutch) real estate. But don’t talk about that too much. Neither does he. That spoils the ‘poor oppressed gangster’ illusion. What Akwasi did, until last week with impunity, was to make death threats against Black Pete. I’ll talk about Black Pete in a minute. He tweeted many times that he wanted Black Pete killed, and even offered a reward of €500 for someone willing to do his dirty work.

Last week he tweeted that he was going to kick Black Pete in the face, once he spotted one. That was one tweet too many. Especially after the trial of Geert Wilders. Some people filed complaints with the police. A DA was put on this case… and… came to a gentlemen’s agreement. His lawyer (not Akwasi himself!) would read an apology, and the case would be dismissed.

This district attorney is Jacobien Vreekamp. She is not only DA, but also was chairwomen of Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP), an extreme left-wing and violent platform. It’s not marked as a domestic terrorist group, but should be. She is also director of the Anti-Discrimination Bureau of Amsterdam. This gentlewoman’s agreement is not exactly the way she normally operates. She is known for her harsh demands as a DA, especially when she can hang someone not toeing her preferred political line. She is not only ruthless, but also merciless.

This news broke over the weekend. It is causing a huge outcry, nationwide. Understandably, Geert Wilders is livid. He immediately announced he will ask questions in Parliament, on Monday.

Given the enormous outcry, the prosecutor’s office has placed her on non-active status, pending an investigation. There was little else they could do. Hushing it up won’t work. Interestingly, Jacobien was removed from a controversial case in which 25 condemned accused are on trial for racial discrimination on this Monday. It took a mere nine months to get this case on the agenda. One can give birth faster.

Let’s have a look at Jacobien Vreekamp. All judges and DAs are required to report if they have side jobs somewhere else. A lot of them simply ignore this rule. What they do outside the court is their affair, they think. Not really, because it has happened that a judge was personally involved as an legal advisor to a company that was sued. He ruled in favor for that company. As a judge it is very difficult to get punished. This judge was reprimanded, nothing more. Now he is a judge in the High Court.

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The State vs. Geert Wilders

Here’s a take on the Geert Wilders verdict from Paul Cliteur in De Dagelijkse Standaard. Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation:

The retreating move of the court in the Wilders case

by Paul Cliteur
September 4, 2020

This afternoon the Court of Appeals in the Hague convicted Geert Wilders of group insult for the “Fewer Moroccans” statement (art. 137c Sr). He was acquitted in the attempts by the Public Prosecutor to convict him for incitement to hate or discrimination (art. 137d Sr).

Though it is naturally a disappointment that Wilders was not cleared of all charges, it is nevertheless a small success that now suddenly, the incitement to discrimination on grounds of race has disappeared. That takes a bit of the sting out of the conviction, because now only the group insult on the basis of race remains.

It is quite a backward move that the Appeals Court is making compared to the standpoint of the lower court. One step further, the Supreme Court, and the group insult will also die. That is not imaginary, because the Supreme Court will, hopefully, see clearly that Moroccans are not a race, but rather a nationality. No Moroccan race, no Moroccan ethnicity, just a nationality. And the legislature has explicitly not included that in the law. Thus, the zealots for stretching the concept of race can claim what they want, but, in doing so, they violate the principle of legality, and with it the rule of law.

What remains a problem is that the administrative elite, for one puzzling reason or another, is obsessed with labeling one group a “victim” while someone who spends the rest of their life on a jihadist death list can count on a lot less compassion.

Prof. Paul Cliteur is a professor in Leiden, a member of the first chamber [Senate] with Forum for Democracy, and the author of, among others, “The State vs. Wilders”.

Wilders Has Been Convicted: 2-0 for Wilders

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, has been convicted yet again in yet another kangaroo court proceeding. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a video of Mr. Wilders’ remarks at a press conference after the verdict.

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends the following report.


Geert Wilders: “The Netherlands has become a corrupt country,
where the leader of the opposition in parliament is sentenced in a political trial.”

Wilders has been convicted: 2-0 for Wilders

by H. Numan

Friday the court handed down the verdict in the never-ending Geert Wilders trial, on appeal this time. Guilty, without punishment. Wilders called the trial and judicial process a farce and will again appeal. This time to the High Court (Hoge Raad). The court dropped some of the lesser charges, but not all. The main charge was reduced to guilty without punishment, against which Wilders appealed.

Let’s recap for new readers. Geert Wilders is the leader of the Dutch opposition. During an election rally in 2014 in Scheveningen (part of The Hague) he asked his audience if they wanted more or fewer criminal Moroccans. The audience yelled: Fewer! Fewer! Fewer! The whole country was in an uproar. Most people fully agreed with Wilders. Privately, of course. The uproar was created by the united left wing. They showed how immensely powerful the left really is.

I highlighted “criminal”, as this really is important. He never ever called for unlimited deportation of all Moroccans. Not even for those with a minor criminal record. That would account for just about 50% of all Moroccan males. Only for those with a severe criminal record. Something always glossed over by the media. I wonder why…

All media slammed him. All VIPs spoke against him. The government was horrified. Immediately an action was initiated to indict Wilders. Now we’ve finally got him! He won’t get away this time! The police, as one man, rallied against Wilders. Police stations extended their opening hours, so more people could file a complaint against him. The police provided pre-printed forms where you could mark what you were offended about. They provided translators for those who couldn’t read or write. If you can’t write, just ask and we’ll tell you where you can place your thumbprint. Moroccan organizations provided the translators and organized transportation to police stations. Commissioners were present, just to answer questions.

Just about the only thing the police did not do was go to every door and knock on it with a truncheon to ask if the occupants had already filed a complaint. Contrast this with regular complaints. You have to make an appointment, usually months in advance. The police actively try to get you not to file a complaint, unless it is very serious (=non-political).

The actual trial was more like a clown car with square tires. I’ve reported extensively about it. That trial was a farce, a kangaroo court beginning with pre-printed complaint forms. Ending with a pre-printed verdict. It started with one of the judges stating publicly on TV that she abhorred Wilders. Which his solicitor, Mr. Moskowitz used to remove her from court. He opened a new trend in justice, as before his action a judge was rarely removed from court.

Next, the court allowed entire lunatic asylums to take the witness stand. A female lawyer with green hair and a nose ring was allowed to speak at length for the prosecution. Another one, Jeroen de Kreek, ranted for hours about the pain Wilders had caused. (Both are native Dutch, not Moroccan.) The court suddenly found a nice legal loophole in changing the legal definition of ‘race’. It decided that from now on Moroccans are a race. So they could convict Wilders of racial discrimination and sowing hatred. The verdict in this farce was a fine of €5,000. Wilders went on to appeal. Score: 1-0 for Wilders.

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The Monkey Comes Out of the Sleeve!

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends this update with the latest monkey business from the Dutch political scene.

The monkey comes out of the sleeve!

by H. Numan

That’s a literal translation of a Dutch proverb: de aap komt uit de mouw. In the Queen’s English: now we get to the point. Admit it, (double) Dutch can be fun.

I told you about the election of a politically correct incompetent clown as leader of the Dutch Christian Democrats, in two articles. Here’s a follow up. We know that the election was rigged. That’s a given. The politically most correct candidate had to win. Which was Hugo de Jonge, alias Pipo the Clown. The wife of his opponent, Mrs. Omtzigt, now complains openly of election fraud.

It gets even better. Saturday Pieter Omtzigt was in The Hague, where he was accosted by extreme left wing demonstrators. He was threatened, and had to flee into a ministry for safety. One of his assailants was Claudia ter Schuur. A lawyer-cum-political activist. She’s of course whiter than snow and firmly committed to Black Apartheid. When blacks are racists, they aren’t racists, says whitey Claudia.

She was fully exposed on GeenStijl.nl. Which — something we know so well from progressive activists — is all a lie, she claims. Despite video evidence, and later an interview on TV in which she ‘hoped she had changed his mind’. Claudia wrote a letter to GeenStijl denying she was even there.

Pieter Omtzigt tweeted about his assault: “My colleague Geert Wilders certainly does have a point. This is not normal.” [about parliamentarians needing bodyguards] Which makes it all obviously clear to me.

As I wrote earlier: Hugo de Jonge had to win. Omtzigt cannot be manipulated as easily as de Jonge, and is not even remotely as much in favor of the EU and integration as the party elite is. The powers that be (in this case, VVD* and CDA*) have already decided they will follow a very progressive course. Hugo will do as he is told, Pieter definitely not. Hugo would rather see his party fade into oblivion than work with the PVV* and FvD*.

The conservative party VVD has, for the last couple of decades, firmly moved to the left. The same goes for the other big parties, to a slightly lesser extent. Every attempt to change the course was nipped in the bud. The last prominent VVD conservative was Rita Verdonk. When she was ousted from the party, the remaining conservatives were either ousted as well or silenced into obedience. The conservative party is now a moderately progressive party in disguise. It wasn’t Rutte who began the shift towards the left; that was Ed Nijpels, a generation ago. Ed is now a prominent VVD retiree. However, Rutte is the one who solidified and consolidated it.

That creates a problem for Mark Rutte. He wants to win the elections. His leadership during the CCP virus crisis, especially that of CDA vice premier Hugo de Jonge (yes, that’s the same Pipo the Clown), is slipping. The VVD is slowly but surely declining in the polls. The election of Pipo didn’t do the CDA much good. So far it costs four (virtual) seats. On the other side of the spectrum the PVV and FvD are steadily growing in the polls. The PVV currently polls at 21 seats. Not as much as the VVD (32 seats) but the gap is narrowing. Left-wing parties aren’t winning anything at the moment. Only the PvdA* (labour) is climbing out of the pit. They poll at 16 seats, and hold 9. It possible but not likely they will gain that much during real elections.

So what is Rutte planning to do? It looks he is gambling on an ultra-left many-party coalition. In theory he can work with both Wilders and Baudet. His minority cabinet Rutte II had support from Geert Wilders before his coalition partner CDA blew it up. Where they very capably put the blame on Wilders.

In reality Rutte prefers a left-wing coalition. Sure, if worst comes to worst, he’ll work with anyone. But his personal preference is progressive. The only way that can happen is a very broad — and unworkable — many-party coalition to get the required 76-seat majority.

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A Sick Old Man Called CDA

H. Numan is back with an update on the Christian Democrat Party in the Netherlands, plus the latest multicultural Dutch news.

A sick old man called CDA

by H. Numan

A few days ago I wrote about the election of Pipo the Clown Hugo de Jonge as the newly-elected leader of the CDA (Dutch Christian Democrat party*). I explained a bit that his election wasn’t the smartest move and why. Well, it’s going to get worse. A lot worse. At this moment the CDA is a very sick old man. With very fancy shoes, I have to grant him that. Unfortunately, he’s standing in a pool with hungry sharks.

On the 17th of March 2021 we will have elections. Dutch elections are rather complicated, because we have so many parties*. More parties than a month has days, to be exact. So a coalition government must be formed. We have 150 seats in parliament, which requires a minimum of 76 seats for a workable cabinet. The biggest electoral victory ever was in 1977 by the socialists (PvdA), who took 53 seats. Even with that huge victory they couldn’t form a cabinet. They thought they could demand the moon. Reality hit them very hard when enough other parties teamed up together to scrape the required 76 seat majority. Which they did. The PvdA spent the next decade in the opposition.

This Mr. de Jonge is as ambitious as he is incompetent. There was a debate in parliament in which he had to defend himself against Geert Wilders, the leader of the PVV*. He didn’t defend himself at all. He just sat quietly at the back, waiting for Mark Rutte to do the saving. Geert Wilders was at his best. And de Jonge? Not so much. He sat quietly in the corner like a naughty schoolboy waiting for the trashing to be over. Even poor old Joe Biden would have done better…

His poor performance means that the sharks have smelled blood. Now everybody is out to get a piece of the corpse. Not by attacking de Jonge directly. There’s really no need for it. His faith is far worse. He is ignored. Wilders mentioned him, sure enough. But only because he is the minister of health, and as such responsible for the CCP virus debacle. Wilders didn’t attack him, but his ministry and the cabinet. So will all the others. The CDA will probably lose massively. So much so that it’s not at all unlikely they will have to merge with the CU (Christian Union*, communist Calvinist Christians) to survive.

How did this come to be? That’s because of the CDA mastodons. There is a huge difference — just like in your Democrat party — between what the party elite wants and what the voters want. The party elite is staunchly against Wilders and pro-political correctness. The voters are exactly the other way around. Perhaps not really in favor of the PVV; otherwise they would have voted for it. But definitely not against a coalition with the PVV. Unlike the party elite, who would rather shut the party down than work with Wilders. Even Rutte has no real problem with the PVV. Provided of course that he remains in power. But the CDA would rather dies than give in. Not a big problem, I think. That can be arranged.

The election of de Jonge was an internal election. Only card-carrying CDA members could vote. Most Dutch people are not members of any party. Of a population of 17 million, perhaps 40,000 people are members of the CDA party. The CDA is a big party; most parties have far fewer members. That meant that the election could easily be directed toward the desired result. Someone who really hates Wilders, not the other candidate (Pieter Omtzigt), who is more open for a compromise.

That opens a new track for the elections. Left and right are looking for the corpse that is the CDA. The party elite wants to turn left. The electorate does not. They have to decide now where to go. Some will turn left. But I think most will have no other option than go conservative. Do mind that I say: conservative, not right. If you read the party programs of really right-wing parties, you might think you were reading the same nonsense of really left-wing parties. There is very little difference between the extreme left and right. (Also in America.) In Dutch politics the conservative parties almost all moved to the left, which created a gap. That gap is filled by the PVV and to a lesser extend the Forum for Democracy (FvD). The CDA is polling at around 16 seats right now. They’ll be lucky to keep 10 of them.

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Hell on Earth in Scheveningen

NOTE: There is no indication of any cultural enrichment in this report from the Netherlands.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from De Dagelijkse Standaard:

Hell breaks out in Scheveningen: Shootings, violent outbreaks with blackjacks and massive disorder

by Tim Engelbart
August 11, 2020

During this Corona summer, Scheveningen has become something of the epicenter for all the chaos and violence in the country. Enforcement personnel have been beaten down with blackjacks, and on the pier, shot and stabbed. It is not funny: There have been several deaths.

The picturesque little coastal location is no longer what it once was. The fishing village, swallowed up by the Hague, is these days a paragon of violence, mass trampling of the Corona rules, and even murder. That is the conclusion one must come to after yesterday evening a Rotterdam youth, who was stabbed on the pier, died. There are also videos to be seen where grown men with drawn pistols run back and forth and shots are heard.

Things are going bad on the beach as well: When nobody is drowning in the sea, parking attendants are nearly knocked senseless with blackjacks because they simply monitor compliance with parking and Corona regulations. The beach is used as a public trash bin, and nature itself as an open-air campground. The government cannot control the total anarchy, as it appears from all images and reports.

Meanwhile, the chaos is so great, that the municipality has been forced to send in forest rangers to restore some calm. So, for now, say goodbye to the idea that the government in the Hague still owns the monopoly on violence. There are now enough groups of thugs who behave with impunity as if they were terrorists. No wonder that the de Mos Group [local political party in the Hague] now calls the once so lovely Scheveningen a “free state, an El Dorado for troublemakers who can go around undisturbed.” The PVV [Freedom Party] also thinks that this “last bastion of sobriety is going down the drain”, thanks to “weak left-wing administrators, including the VVD,” [People’ Party for Freedom and Democracy] says MP Machiel de Graaf: “Today is the last straw.”

It is very curious whether there is a Plan B today to restore peace in Scheveningen. But, given the complete mess it was yesterday, it seems sensible to be skeptical.

The Christian Democrats Just Chose Eurabia

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan checks in with the latest political scuttlebutt from The Netherlands.

The Christian Democrats just chose Eurabia

by H. Numan

An interesting event happened in The Netherlands. The Christian Dhimmicrat Democrat Party CDA held internal elections for the new party leader. There were three candidates; one didn’t matter. The other two were Hugo ‘Pipo’ de Jonge and Pieter Omtzigt. Mrs. Nobody fell off in the first round. Before the voting, Hugo boasted for a bottle of good wine that a second election round wouldn’t be necessary. He would win by a landslide. Well, he lost. Pieter Omtzigt got 40%, so a second round was necessary. That round Pipo the Clown won, but barely. The difference was less than 1% in favor of the clown. About 300 votes…

Why do I call the right honourable Hugo de Jonge ‘Pipo the Clown’? That’s because of his choice of shoes. Hugo doesn’t stand out in anything, so he decided to stand out as the most ridiculously dressed politician ever. He has a sense of fashion bordering the deranged. No matter how inappropriate, he wears clown shoes. Pipo, pardon, Hugo wore a nice blue suit with white clown shoes when the customary photo was taken after the inauguration of the present cabinet. He stands to the left of the king.

This is a very formal situation, not suitable for a wannabe court jester.

Hugo the Clown is not the minister of funny walks, but minister of health. Under his incapable leadership the Chinese virus pandemic was mismanaged. Even our parliament wasn’t too pleased with Mr. Funny Shoes’ performance, and grilled him. He barely saved his political skin by putting the blame on someone else. He had his staff call Dr. Diederik Gommers. How many ICU beds are available this weekend, was the question. “I dunno, about 1,600, I guess” replied Dr. Gommers. He is head of the ICU unit of a major hospital and member of the Chinese Virus outbreak team. “Can you confirm this by sms?” So he did. To his amazement he discovered that statement was used by Hugo to save his skin. “There is nothing wrong, 1,600 ICU beds are available; I got this confirmed by Dr. Gommers.” Needless to say Dr. Gommers is anything but pleased.

Normally, I wouldn’t bother writing you about an overly ambitious local nincompoop. You have plenty of those yourself. But his election is important, as it is another brick in the wall of Eurabia. Apart from having no fashion sense whatsoever, his ambition is without peer. Hugo de Jonge is by far the most europhile politician in the CDA. A party that already is a very euro-centric party.

So why this article? Because his victory may very well be a pyrrhic victory. That’s because of his opponent, Pieter Omtzigt. As politicians go, Omtzigt is a popular hard-working not (overly) ambitious parliamentarian. Very popular with his electorate, much less so with his peers and the civil administration. Omtzigt is a muckraker. He likes to investigate what is swept under the carpet. And he doesn’t let sleeping dogs lie. Several whistleblowers of nefarious affairs in the civil administration got his support. He’s also a very vocal voice on the MH17 scandal. One doesn’t make friends in high places that way.

All Omtzigt wanted to be is a hard working parliamentarian. He never said he wanted to run for office. ‘Winner’ Hugo said — silly as it is — that there are no winners, he will work as a team with Pieter. That’s sheer nonsense. There can only be one party leader. That goes for dictators just as well as for democratically elected parties.

Pieter Omtzigt can no longer be a regular parliamentarian. Given the fact that he ended in second place with a mere 300 votes’ difference, he has to be given a much higher position. The only job available is party whip. Which means that our ambitious clown will have to take orders from Pieter Omtzigt. That could lead to very funny situations in the near future.

Now don’t get your hopes raised too much. Hugo the Clown is very much against any cooperation with the PVV and FvD parties. Even more than the D66 party. Difficult to believe, but there you go. He hates both with a passion. With him in the command seat the boycott is total. But Pieter Omtzigt is also against such a coalition. He’s not as vocal about it, nor as outspoken. That’s all. Effectively, it doesn’t matter much whether Omzigt or de Jonge hold the command seat. Both will oppose any attempt to work with the PVV and FvD parties.

Having elected de Jonge by the narrowest of margins, the CDA goes bravely forward to their own rapture. De Jonge is not a popular minister. His election will turn off many voters. Omtzigt is far more popular, and could revive the CDA. However, the powers that be (The Hague, Berlin, Brussels) prefer have an easy-to-manipulate clown. Like the one they have in Paris.

Let me explain what the CDA is and why it’s doomed to fail. CDA stands for Christian Democratic Appeal as a reaction to the consistent secularization of Dutch politics. Until 1977 every Dutch cabinet consisted of at least one Christian party. However, those parties were shrinking in popularity. They realized if they didn’t cooperate, a — heaven forbid! — cabinet without a religious party would come soon. So three Christian parties merged together into the CDA: The KVP, Katholieke Volkspartij or Catholic People’s Party, the ARP, Anti Revolutionaire Partij or Anti-Revolutionary Party and the CHU, Christen Historische Unie or Christian Historical Union.

Their positions were center-right for the KVP, center-left for the CHU and definitely left for the ARP. Oh, what revolution are those devout ARP Calvinists against? The FRENCH revolution. (Don’t ask me why. It makes no sense. I know.)

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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.

Video #1:

Video #2:

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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The PVV on the Expropriation of Jewish Property in the Netherlands During World War Two

Below are written Parliamentary questions from Gidi Markuszower MP and Geert Wilders MP (both PVV Party for Freedom, Partij voor de Vrijheid) to the Ministers of Education, Culture and Science; of Health, Welfare and Sport; of the Interior and Kingdom Relations; of Finance; and of Justice and Security, about the article that four out of five municipalities do not know whether “during the Second World War, Jewish real estate was expropriated and resold, while that did happen in their municipality”*:

1.   Are you familiar with the article and the research?
2.   Are you prepared to map all the stolen property of Jews, in cooperation with the Dutch municipalities? Including the real estate that was expropriated during the war but was not resold? And also, for example, commercial real estate that was stolen by “verwalters” appointed by the Nazis?
3.   Did the Dutch government, central and local, own and/or take possession of real estate for which the Jewish owners or their relatives were murdered? If so, do you not believe that these properties should be returned to the Jewish Community?
4.   What efforts did Jews, who survived the Shoah, have to make after the war, and what costs did they have to incur, to get their looted property back?
5.   Does the Minister believe that the State of the Netherlands is liable for the actions of wrong notaries; after all, they formed a crucial link in the robbery of the Jewish looted real estate in and after the war?
6.   Are you familiar with the fact that with every sale of stolen Jewish property, the Tax Authorities collected a 5% “registration fee”? If so, are you willing to refund these fees?
7.   Was the restitution of the looted Jewish real estate part of the settlement made by the government with the Jewish Community in 2000?
8.   Which municipalities have imposed leasehold, street tax and other levies on returning Jews?
9.   Do you share our opinion that the time has come to find out which governmental irregularities in WWII can still be rectified? Such as collected fines and taxes, Jewish star fees, transport costs paid by or on behalf of those transported away?
10.   Are you aware that much information about the stolen Jewish property is in the archives of the Dutch Management Institute? Don’t you think it is time to make all these archives digitally accessible and freely available?
*   Research by Follow The Money en Pointer