class A asshat

March 22nd, 2006

59 days. Almost two months. What am I talking about? Oh, I didn't say? It took almost two months before I would have something to say about Dutch politics. See, I just caught the appearance of one Geert Wilders on BBC Hardtalk as I was surfing the channels and it took me about 2 minutes to realize that the guy is an asshat. Yes, I know what you're saying, "you don't even speak Dutch and now you're going to bash this politician you know nothing about because you happened to hear him speak English". Yes, you're damn right. In this society of public correctness, it's amazing sometimes to hear people say things that are so blunt that you think they have no awareness of public opinion.

Let me reiterate some of his stand points for your pleasure.

  • if you wear a burka, you will not get a job, you will not make Dutch friends and ultimately you will fail to integrate into society
  • in these times of insecurity, noone should wear clothing which covers their face, everyone should be able to identify everyone else in the street
  • if you have dual nationality, of which one is Dutch, and you repeatedly commit a crime, you should be stripped of your Dutch nationality
  • it is unacceptable that the major Dutch cities are becoming dominated by citizens of the faith of Islam, this country should be dominantly white/Christian/Jewish
  • if Turkey, a moderate, democratic Islamic state joins the EU, the Netherlands should leave the EU
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5 Responses to "class A asshat"

  1. erik says:

    The guy is, quite simply put, an idiot. He intends to remove article 1 from the Constitution: the article that reads discrimination will not be tolerated in Dutch society. He wants to get rid of it because he says it's necessary to write down stricter laws for the Muslim community.

    It's "Apartheid" what this man preaches. It's insane.

  2. erik says:

    On that note; it's somewhat reassuring that the city council elections held nationwide a few weeks ago showed major victories for the left-wing parties everywhere. The public isn't having any of Mr Wilders' nonsense.

  3. numerodix says:

    Well of course he's unlike to get any real backing, but it can get nasty when these bs parties form a coalition and start negotiating for compromises..

  4. ash says:

    Islamophbia seems to be much worse on the continent than here, not sure why that is. We do have the BNP who say similar things to Mr Wilder, and it is bad that they seem to be growing in support, but I'm not worried by them. And without proportional representation, they don't really have any say what so ever.

  5. Diana says:

    I also saw this discussion on TV, they even invited him to explain why Article 1 of the constitution should be replaced or deleted or whatever.:wallbang: What a waist of television time if you ask me, with his 'pruikentijd' looks... If you ask me, he only creates more tension by making all these statements. :mad: Hopefully he won't win the elections next year and hopefully all dutch citizens won't pay any attention to him. :mute: