Showing posts with label Dutch xenophobia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dutch xenophobia. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Lying Dutchmen: How the Dutch State lied to the CoE about free expression in the Netherlands

 [C]ertain politicians and media often portray Islam and Muslims, as well as the arrival of Eastern Europeans, as a threat to Dutch society. The criminal-law response to some of these statements has been criticised. (CoE - 15 Oct 2013)

In a post yesterday on The StateMaster Critical Terrorism blog I discussed how the Dutch State responded to the October-released report from the Council of Europe that was critical on the free flow of hate speech in the Dutch media and politics. The latest critical report from the CoE continued to criticize, as the UN human rights bodies had the previous year, how Islam and Muslims continue to be portrayed in the media as a threat to Dutch society and that little had been done to combat this problem, despite human rights conventions that the Netherlands has an obligation to. Here the Dutch State is responding to the critical CoE human rights report from October 2013 emphasis mine:

The Cabinet acknowledges the impression that the debate in the Netherlands about immigration and integration is sometimes conducted in fierce fashion. Heated debate is unavoidable in a constitutional democracy characterised by great diversity among its people, customs and personal convictions. Equally, that debate is essential, because it contributes towards clarification of problems and bringing about solutions. The Netherlands is a constitutional democracy with clear rules. However, this is not to say that everyone keeps to the rules. Discrimination whatever its shape or form is unacceptable and is countered rigorously. In relation to statements made by political parties, the Cabinet wishes to emphasise that the freedom of speech is a prerequisite for a properly functioning democracy. Nevertheless, racist statements are unlawful. Evaluating whether a criminal offence has been committed is reserved for an independent court.
Reaction to the European Commission:
 The government considers the ECRI report as a valuable tool to improve their protection. Citizens against discrimination The government has taken note of the appreciation that ECRI decides on the progress made to address. Racism and related forms of discrimination and intolerance in the Netherlands with the consent Everyone in the Netherlands have the same freedoms and everyone should be treated in a similar manner. This also applies to the freedom of expression. Anyone can say within the limits of the law in the Netherlands and write whatever he or she likes, even if others disagree with that.

The Dutch State's response to this latest report was the typical defense of "free expression" or, more accurately,  the absolute right to say what the hell you want in media and in public without facing the consequences of how it breaches the peace, damages social cohesion and the rights of others to be regarded as full members of Dutch society.  What we should see here is that the actual view of the Dutch State is that the "freedom of expression right" of a single writer to publish myths about Muslims in a media outlet - without consequences- to be of greater importance than the rights of Dutch citizens who practice Islam to live in peace and security in their own country. 

While the Dutch State defends the "free expression rights" of individual bigots to publish myths and lies regarding Islam and Muslims in the Netherlands - it continues to work to deny the same respect for "free expression" rights to Muslims, Leftists and critics of the PVV through attempts to prosecute and punish. In a past post here on Yellow Stars (Free Speech in the Netherlands-PVV style), I described how a punk rock band who wrote a song called Mussolini of the Low Countries (about Geert Wilders) was told not to perform that song in public at celebration of the Netherlands' liberation from the Nazis. Timothy Garton Ash wrote an article that appeared in the LA Times regarding the crackdowns against Wilders and PVV critics, but now, the PVV and VVD ruling allies are using the Dutch State to persecute and punish.


Politically incorrect polarizer: Screenshot of Dutch State's counter-terrorism bureau webpage depicting a Muslim woman as "polarizer." Never mind the FACT that the biggest polarizers are Geert Wilders, the PVV and the ruling-junta-bigots of the VVD party.
Not all "polarization" in the Netherlands is acceptable "free expression." Along side of the notion that some "free expression" from Muslims, Leftists and PVV critics is to be suppressed and punished, we have the notion of "polarization.' Polarization is used by the CoE to describe religious and social divisions that can be created through various discourses, especially hate speech. In its report on human rights in the Netherlands, the CoE called the "debate" and the speech polarizing, and "polarization" is what Geert Wilders and Dutch political and media figures do when they push myths that Muslims are a threat to the Netherlands, bring about policies that are blatantly discriminatory against black Dutch citizens from the Caribbean, blame all crime problems on racial and religious minorities. The polarization and stigmatization in the media and politics that leads to real employment discrimination for ethnic and religious minorities is, well, defended by the Dutch State as "free expression."    Those minorities that cannot get jobs due to discrimination are said to "not be integrated and assimilated into Dutch society."

Now- we should know that the Dutch State intelligence service, the General Intelligence and Security Service, AIVD in Dutch, is actually a highly politicized intelligence agency with the real mission (forget the one they give us) of protecting the political order by denouncing Muslims, Leftists and PVV critics as "threats to the democratic legal order." There is also the occasional announcement that somebody in some remote corner of the world "threatened Wilders." Of course, "democratic legal order" is defined by the AIVD, (see From Dawa to Jihad ), and in this document you see justification for the "concern about non-violent threats." Those non-violent "threats" are never the PVV and Geert Wilders (the real threat to Dutch democracy), but Dutch Muslim citizens who want to participate in the politics of their own country!

Besides its irrational obsession with anything dealing with "jihad" (even if it does not exist), the AIVD  is also interested in finding and denouncing (don't laugh, I know hypocrisy is funny!) "polarizers" in Dutch society. No - not THE REAL polarizers in the media and politics that were pointed out by the CoE in their reports, nope, it's Leftists, but especially Dutch citizens that practice Islam are always the main target of the AIVD, even if the Muslims are harmless are engaging in the politics of their own country" It's also PVV critics who might "threaten Wilders" just by opposing him and his Islamophobia.

Which leads to the newest example of "free expression" hypocrisy and out of the Netherlands. There is the Muslim University in Rotterdam that is now facing suspension of its accreditation by the ruling VVD junta - bigots currently ruling the Dutch State because of some statements out of the rector of the University, Ahmet Akgunduz, that the ruling junta VVDers don't like. Dr. Akgunduz made some statements about the opposition to Turkish Prime Minister after the past summer's demonstrations in Turkey. Since Akgunduz is a Muslim, he does not have the same "free expression" rights that the Islamophobes in the Dutch media, the PVV, and he just might be denounced as a "polarizer" by the jihad obsessed, paranoid schizophrenics of the AIVD. Because he is a Muslim, Akgunduz's statements should be see as "violent" no matter how the actual statements read. Akgunduz should not have attempted to freely express himself on the level of professional Islamophobes of the Dutch media and political class, like PVVers, as he is just a Muslim. (see : Liberal Party: Accreditation of Muslim University should be Ended and VVD: Islamitische Universiteit aan banden leggen).

So, the Dutch media, Geert Wilders, his PVV "political party," the VVD, Mark Rutte - can be as polarizing as they want. It's their "freedom of expression," but don't be a Muslim. Leftist or PVV critic and try to exert YOUR freedom of expression. You'll end up in jail just like Joke Kaviaar, did for writing elk woord een vonk - every word a spark - on her blog. Yes, for writing elk woord een vonk on her blog, Joke Kaviaar was put on trial and put in jail for her attempt at "free expression!!!"

 Elk Woord een Vonk!

The lying Dutchmen of the Dutch State lied to the CoE.  So, the Dutch State lied to the Council of Europe when it asserted that it protects "free expression" as "part of a functioning democracy" (paraphrase). It is more true to say that the Dutch State protects Islamophobic bigots in publications like De Trouw to publish myths and lies about Islam and Muslims - contrary to its international human rights obligations - and is not concerned about the damage such myths and lies do to social peace, social cohesion and the ability of Dutch Muslims to be equal citizens in their own country. We have seen people hauled off to jail for writing  "elk woord een vonk" on a blog, threats against universities and staff for their "free expression" the ruling parties don't like - and espically a politically oriented intelligence agency that goes after "non-violent threats" and "polarizers" who are Muslims, Leftists and PVV critics.

The only ones we see hauled to jail for speech crimes are Muslims and Leftists, while Wilders remains free. Other Dutch citizens that have tried to engage in "free expression" that is from the far Leftist perspective or write a song or give a speech critical of the PVV have been harassed and even put in jail. The only "free expression" protected by the Dutch State as stated in its response to the CoE human rights report is Islamophobic hate speech out of politics and media who get full protection from the Dutch State.  Contrary to what the Dutch State says above, the rules (de regels) are not so clear - do not apply to everyone - and we have yet to see people actually hauled to jail for hate speech against Muslims and immigrants.

Wilders as Nazi camp guard: Threats against Joop.nl  cause removal of this cartoon.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

A pillar of Emancipation in the Hague? Possible Dutch Pillar community in an Orthodox Muslim neighborhood in The Hague.

A Dutch Pillar community in an Orthodox Muslim neighborhood in The Hague? I had said that the Dutch pillar system really was not dead, but just sleeping. Since national traditions die hard and the Dutch pillar tradition was an accumulation of 400 years of working for religious peace in Dutch society - there is probably some ability to revive it. We now have an example of a possible religious pillar community in The Hague - and it is under attack - including from those outside of the PVV - and these attacks against this possible pillar community should be called "anti-Dutch." Despite Wilders other baseless claims that “Islam causes criminal behavior,” which it does not, we also have, shamefully, members of the Labor Party (PvdA) also shamelessly abusing women’s liberation to attack this Dutch tradition.  We will see who they are and how Dutch traditions and national identity that were once admired by the world are continuing to be attacked and dismantled, even by the Labor Party, the PvdA.

There have been a series of articles appearing in the Trouw about an Orthodox Muslim "enclave" Schilderswijk or driehoek in the City of The Hague. We are told that youth gangs and crime are non-existent because young criminals are made to "feel the fear of Allah." Sharia law is in use. Community residents often tell the police to allow for settling of conflicts and issues without police and state help. A certain kind of strict religious behavior is in force on the street, especially for women and outsiders. While any abuse of women or anybody else should be referred to the police – the continued destruction of Dutch history, culture and values in the name of women’s rights is outrageous! What women need to be “liberated” from this community? And if there are a few who want to be “liberated,” don’t spousal abuse programs exist to help them out, if that’s what they want? Even if one woman is “abused” in this community – it simply does not warrant the destruction the Dutch national treasure of the pillar model of integration that integrated Catholics into the Dutch nation.

 When I read about this Islamic faith community, it strikes me as being a type of Dutch pillar community.It would be interesting to use the measures of Arend Lijphart to measure how strong or weak this Orthodox Muslim pillar in the Hague really is. What are the instructions and organizations inside of the Orthodox Muslim community? Are there any schools? We do know that this community has mosques. The community is isolated, and probably not just for self imposed isolation, but excluded as Catholic once were. Another part of this sad story is that the Dutch State itself is hostile now toward even Dutch history, culture and values (or the Dutch have replaced their beloved national identity with Fortuynism, the ideology of Pim Fortuyn) and even the Dutch intelligence and security service, AIVD, is hostile and quick to call anyone “radicalized” who dare proposes Dutch pillar communities for Muslim minority communities. The cherished Dutch pillar model is now viewed as “a threat to the democratic legal order” by the AIVD.

See: 'Haagse Schilderswijk domein van orthodoxe moslims' - Haagse buurt domein orthodoxe moslims - 'Optreden in moslimenclaves Nederlandse steden'

Below is a paper that contains excerpts and ideas from my upcoming work, The Pillars of Emancipation: Communities and their struggles for security and emancipation in the Netherlands. The paper uses Critical security and terrorism studies frameworks, concepts and discourse analyses to examine the securtization process of religion and its politics in the Netherlands with two case studies. The first case study is how Calvinists came dominate the Dutch Republic and cut out an exclusive place in Dutch national identity and how Catholics became suspect and the strategies that had to be taken to desecuritize and emancipate Catholics, which includes a discussion of the pillar system (verzuiling). The second case study is focused on the Muslim-Moroccan community, how Islam in the Netherlands came to be securitized (long before 9-11) and the prospects and proposals for deserutrizing Islam in the Netherlands and the possible use of the Dutch pillar model to emancipate Muslim communities. 

How the Dutch pillar system worked and why it is a great Dutch tradition. First of all, an extensive examination of the 400 year development of the Dutch religious tolerance tradition and the pillarization (verzuiling) system is beyond the scope of a blog post. There will be an extensive discussion of the religious tolerance tradition in the forthcoming work, The Pillars of Emancipation, and some words here are excerpts from that work in progress. What is clear from scholars of Dutch history is that there is no dispute that the Netherlands was and is a nation of religious tolerance and plurality. Religious tolerance was never perfect, but helped to bring about religious peace and integrate Catholics into the Dutch nation. Tolerance was also good business and trade (Kaplan 2002):
Tolerance is represented as smart economics, but also as a national trait - a virtue by most people's account, a vice by others', but either way as something rooted in the history, customs, and very character of the Dutch people. The Dutch, in other words, do not just practice tolerance: by their own account and others', they are tolerant; it is considered one of their defining characteristic.
Discussion of the Dutch pillar system is usually centered on the Catholic pillar, as it is the “most pillarized” according to the measuring system created by Arend Lijphart (1975). This “most pillarized” status may have been the result of the Dutch Catholic community being subject to suspicion of their loyalty to the Dutch nation. Being Catholic was not a crime, but implied disloyalty to the Dutch nation (Lijphart 1975; 80). Lijphart describes the dilemma faced by Dutch Catholics as they tried to become a part of their nation with symbols and associations between the House of Orange and the Calvinists that go back to the revolt against Catholic Spain (82-83).  According to Joke Spaans, the there is also a ‘gap’ in understanding just how religious toleration worked in the Dutch Republic among scholars of Dutch religious tolerance, but it is tied to the development of religious communities, or ‘pillarization’:
This gap in our understanding of the place of religion in Dutch society, and how this society coped with religious diversity, is mainly a product of historiographical trends in the past. Religious toleration has long been, and still is, an item of national pride, and historians have not been really interested in the particulars of its legal basis and the policies that gave it its characteristic form. Historiographically religious toleration is embedded in the nineteenth-century contest over Dutch national identity that resulted in the famous verzuiling or `pillarization'.
There was, however, differences in just how much “tolerance” was extended to Catholics, but all non-Calvinist religious faiths. At the same time that Prince Maurice launched his purge and persecution of the Remonstrants and the followers of Jacobus Arminius culminating in the 1618-1619 denouncements at the Synod of Dordrecht, Lutherans and Jews enjoyed open faith communities in Amsterdam. There were strings attached to this tolerance of these communities, such as not proselytizing and caring for their own poor. The Jewish community was viewed as profitable in terms of the trading routes that were viewed as economically useful to the Dutch Republic. After the death of Prince Maurice in 1625, Remonstrants in exile returned and set up churches and a seminary. Catholics remained excluded from having such open communities. Catholic Mass was banned, but not being a Catholic. In many provinces Catholics were excluded from citizenship, which meant that they could not join trade guilds  (Olsen 2006; Kooi 2002).

After the Catholic Spanish were driven out of mainly northern Dutch towns, local magistrates were faced with religiously diverse communities. In the context of the late 1500s, this was a rather new situation and the majority of the towns' Erasmus-humanist leaning magistrates largely choose to ignore the anti-Catholic placards that came down from the Calvinist dominated Dutch Republic authorities. The practice of “making it right” was a type of bribe paid by the Catholic community to local magistrates to overlook enforcements of the placards. In the early 1600s Catholics paid 400 guilders a year to be able to celebrate the sacraments.  (Spaans 2002; Van der Pol 2002, Kooi 2002). The defection of Rennenberg, the governor of Friesland and Groningen, was a sign to the Calvinists that Catholics were not trustworthy as citizens. Another form of coping with religious diversity was for religious communities to create their own boundaries and institutions. During times of hostility and conflict with Spain, the worship spaces that Catholics forged were feared to be a hotbed of sedition (Nierop 2007,  Kooi, 1995, 76).

During the time of the “patriotic” revolt and Napoleonic French occupation (1795-1813) Catholics would be granted full citizenship rights (along with other non-Calvinist protestant faiths) by the French approved administration. The “patriots” had passionate pleas for religious tolerance, pointing out that not all of world’s great Dutchmen were Calvinists. Catholics were so confident of their new liberty that Catholics in Utrecht founded a club called   “Truth and Liberty” that came to dominate the new societies (Schama 1977, 20-21; 330).

The pillars (zuilen) are defined by Thomas Rochon (1999) as “networks of organizations that create ideological homogeneous subcultures within a larger pluralistic society” (25). The “amount” of “pillarization” is measurable by the “strength” of various religious community institutions and their separateness from larger society. There were two categories of pillar communities, religious and economic class, and a four fold division of Dutch society: According to Andeweg and Irwin (2005) is was the Catholics who “were the most pillarized” and the Social Democrats “the least pillarized,” and that religious communities were seen as the ‘strongest’ (23-25). The degree of pillarization, according to the criteria by Lijphart, is measured from this list (23):
  • The role of ideology or religion in the pillar;
  • the size and density of the pillar’s organizational network;
  • the degree of social ‘apartheid’ or the absence of deviant, that is, non-pillarized social behavior; and 
  • the extent to which pillarized behavior and loyalty was encouraged by the subculture elite

Pillarization is linked to “consociational democracy” and avoiding “fatal” fragmentation by cooperation and accommodation in national politics– but that concept will not be discussed at length here. What we need to know is that the Dutch example is regarded as a highly successful one. The presence of pillarization and its fragmentation is regarded as unstable to a democratic system, yet the Dutch example shows us otherwise (Lijphart 1975, 2).  Various authors, chiefly Lijphart and Bakfis, have tried to explain the success of the Dutch consociational democracy system and the basic explanation is also a noble one of the spirit of cooperation on issues to govern the country (Bakfis 1984, 316):
that elites have the ability to accommodate the divergent interests and demands of the subcultures; that they have the ability to transcend cleavages and to join in a common effort with the elites of rival subcultures; that they have a commitment to the maintenance of the system; and finally that they understand the perils of political fragmentation.
During the time that the pillar system was visible (after WWII),  it was said that a Dutch Catholic was born in a Catholic hospital, went to Catholic school, belonged to a Catholic trade union,  shopped at Catholic stores, voted for a Catholic political party, joined only Catholic associations – and was buried in a Catholic cemetery. The relationships within the pillar were maintained by the Catholic clergy and the church dominated a tight organizational network. There were ‘spiritual advisers’ in all of these organizations, for example, the trade union or bowling club would have a priest as ‘spiritual adviser’ (Andeweg and Irwin 2005 23-25). The Dutch Catholic in the 50s and 60s was under Church pressure to engage in only Catholic associations, which included pressure read only Catholic newspapers and vote for the Church approved political party. The Church in the Netherlands provided its own separate social services and resources for Dutch Catholics. The reality is that the maintenance of a pillar structure requires both a strong feeling of association along with tight control in the areas of social, politics and labor relations and this control was exercised by church leadership. (Bryant 1984). 

The “depillarization” or “end of the pillar system” is said to have occurred in the 1960s and there were many reasons for its demise. The first is that there was a crisis of unity within the pillar system whereby the modern times and seculartazation of Dutch society loosened the tight grip that Catholic clergy had on pillar intuitions. In the 1960s Catholics were better educated and as incomes rose Catholics spent their extra incomes on television sets, cars and other material goods (Bakfis 1984, 544; Andeweg and Irwin 2005 23-25).The tight and centralized subculture of the Dutch Catholic church was, according to Bakfis (1984), a result of isolation from the Reformations and being forced to practice their faith in secret. (530). The separation and isolation from the rest of Dutch society had ended and this was evidenced but a better educated and more prosperous Catholic population that had “caught up” with the rest of the Dutch population. Dutch Catholics realized that they no longer needed the pillar for protection, unity and the pillar institutions were abandoned, and this can be taken as a sign of their final acceptance in the Dutch nation (Bakfis 1984, 544; Bryant 1981, 61-63).

The Dutch pillar system as a possible form of Emancipation
. While the some authors and experts, especially Lijphart, on chiefly the Catholic pillar acknowledge that the need to isolate to practice their faith in secret gave rise to the “pillarization” – with its separate isolated institutions – the final acceptance of Catholics in the Dutch Nation in the modern age have also contributed to the “demise” of pillar system. According to Lijphart’s  measures into the extent of pillization, the Catholic pillar scores the highest and the social democratic pillar the lowest. The perceived need for a separate and isolated community for Dutch Catholics to practice their faith is found in the works of historical authors on Dutch Catholics, like Christine Kooi and Joke Spaans. Thomas Rochon (1999) writes that the pillars “developed over several generations, from the nineteenth century until after WWII” (33).  It is easy to see, however, that the economic exclusion,  the need to practice their faith, and questions of their loyalty to the Dutch nation undoubtedly helped pushed Dutch Catholics to construct their “separate but equal”  institutions and organizations of the Catholic pillar. All of these dilemmas once face by Dutch Catholics are now being faced by Dutch Muslims.

A growing subfield with Critical security and terrorism studies is the idea of emancipation of groups and individuals. Part of the idea of Emancipation is that communities and the individuals residing in them are free from especially state government interference in their lives and that they can freely carry out daily life activities free of state government interference ( a definition of ‘security’). The Dutch pillar model can and has served as a type of assimilation and emancipation model for allochtoon (non-Western immigrant) communities in the Netherlands. According to Rochon the same “pillar privileges” in such areas of schools and broadcasting that have been used in the past by both Catholics and Calvinists have been used by Muslim newcomers (1999 58-59).

 It is the clear that the Dutch pillar model can be used and adapted to allow for suspect and excluded communities to – eventually – become accepted into the national community – while keeping their distance. In Emancipation studies we must first identify, locate and break down discourses and narratives that have placed communities and communities of “threat and danger.” Often, the exact paradigm that a community takes is not set and there are no set Emancipation models. We must discover what works to emancipate Dutch Muslim communities, and the Dutch pillar model has that history of working.


References

Andeweg, Rudy B. and Galen A. Irwin. 2005. Governance and Politics of the Netherlands. Palgrave Macmillian: New York, NY, 17-42.

Bakfis, Herman. 1984. Toward a Political Economy of Consociationalism: A Commentary on Marxist Views of Pillarization in the Netherlands. Comparative Politics, Vol. 16, No. 3 (April), 315-354.

Bryant, Christopher G .A. 1981. Depillarization in the Netherlands. British Journal of Sociology. Vol. 32, (March) Number 1, 56-74.

Kaplan, Benjamin J. 2002. Religious toleration in the United Provinces: from `case' to `model'  In Calvinism and religious toleration in the Dutch Golden Age. Hsia, R. Po-Chia and Henk van Nierop, eds. Kindle Addition.

Kooi, Christine. 1995. Popish Impudence: The Perseverance of the Roman Catholic Faithful in Calvinist Holland,1572-1620. The Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring), 75-85. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2541526 [accessed 25 March 2012].

Kooi, Christine. 2002. Paying off the Sheriff. Strategies of Catholic toleration in Golden Age Holland. In Calvinism and religious toleration in the Dutch Golden Age. Hsia, R. Po-Chia and Henk van Nierop, eds. Kindle Addition.

Lijphart, Arend. 1975. The Politics of Accommodation. Pluralism and Democracy in the Netherlands. U. of California Press:Berkeley, CA.

Nierop, Henk van.. 2002.  Sewing the bailiff in a blanket: Catholics and the law in Holland. In Calvinism and religious toleration in the Dutch Golden Age. Hsia, R. Po-Chia and Henk van Nierop, eds.  Kindle Addition.

Olson E., Roger. 2006. Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities. InterVarsity Press: Downers Grove, IL.

Rochon, Thomas R. 1999. The Netherlands: Negotiating Sovereignty in an Independent World. West View Press: Boulder Co.

Schama, Simon.1977. Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands. 1780-1813. New York: Vintage Books.

Spaans, Joke.  2002. Religious policies in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic. In Calvinism and Religious Toleration in the Dutch Golden Age. Hsia, R. Po-Chia and Henk van Nierop, eds. Kindle Addition.

Van der Pol,  Frank. 2002.  Religious Diversity and Everyday Ethics in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch City Kampen. Church History, Vol. 71, No. 1 (March), pp. 16-62.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Vluchtkerk live stream of refugee protest.

Refugees from the #Vluchtkerk bringing a live streaming from the demonstration 23 March to support the refugees en against the Dutch asylum procedure! Join the protest and the streaming from 12:30 am Saturday 23 March #vluchteactie13 #rechtopbestaan


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Another free speech trial in the Netherlands: Joke Kaviaar


Free Speech for Geert Wilders but not Joke. We now see the start of a "criminal trial" in the Netherlands against Joke Kaviaar - an anarchist and activist against the nature and manner of Dutch immigration policy. This young lady is an activist for refugees and for open boarders. She is on trial for what she said on her blog and has been told that so as long as certain posts remain up - she is "inciting" and "violating the law!"

Keep in mind that the Netherlands claims to be an international advocate for free speech on the Internet in its foreign policy. And - as I have argued in the past this is a double standard, as the Netherlands is all in favor of "free speech" for Iranians, Chinese and the extreme and radical right - while the Netherlands is working to criminalize speech from the far-left, the vast majority are non-violent speakers like Joke. We have also seen people punished for speech that is taken as "threatening Wilders"when it actually is an anti-Wilders protest speech.

As I have also argued there are double standards when it comes to "protected speech." As this article from Krapuul points out, people have made threats against political opponents, yet no arrests. This is double standard is present on both sides of the Atlantic. While the radical, anti-Muslim right talks about killing Muslims, blowing up mosques and executing political opponents - Joke Kaviaar is arrested for speaking out against the brutal Dutch immigration policies. We now see that anti-immigrant policies have now taken to political persecution of activists as "threats." Nowhere do we see that pro-immigration activist present some kind of terrorist or violent threat against national security and public safety. 

I have been putting off my best work in research and writing about the darkness that is now enveloping the Netherlands, much of this darkness a result of about two decades of pounding the country's national identity by American-lead, conservative interests. I have spent about six-months wrapped up in Dutch history, in an effort to build a most detailed national identity study, and what I've found was that the Dutch had build for themselves a nation of real peace and inclusion, especially for Catholics and religious minorities. I have also seen evidence of Anglo-American Conservative activism and this can been seen in the pages of the British Contemporary Review and the National Review


If you, dear reader, seriously think that the writings of an anarchist are "incitement" - the Dutch government has not yet seen what I will be doing in the future - as I am not just some Leftist political hack and have a substantial educational and academic background in national security, national identity studies, international security, counter-terrorism and analysis. The General Security and Intelligence Agency,  whose writings I've been reading for quite some time (2 years), the subject to discourse analysis as the first order of business. 
If the Dutch government thinks it can intimidate people -- lol -- I'm not at all intimidated.

I'm not an anarchist (I don't belong to the Tea Party)  - but I have been writing for years abut the militarist activities of Frontex, Fortress Europe -- and believe that people should be able to live where they want, visa permits and residency regulations be damned!  My main study area a few years ago was European foreign policy and I was especially interested in the activities of Frontex. I have the education and expertise to write on the topic that Joke advocates from a social scientific and critical perspective, but I've been a bit lazy about it. No more - the war starts in earnest today!


 The Dutch people need to <opstaan> just as they did against the Nazis, French and the Habsburg Spanish and now the PVV-VVD regime funded by David Horowitz! "Freedom of speech" is, apparently, just for Geert Wilders and PVVers - and this tread follows the trend on the Western side of the Atlantic - of the "red raids" by the FBI against socialist, social democratic and animal rights groups. Out in Washington state, animal rights activists have been jailed for minor property damage crimes amounting to misdemeanors. These "red raid" especially occurred in the aftermath of the Summer 2010 US Supreme Court decision expanding so-called "material support for terrorism" into areas that are actually not material support for terrorism, like speech. We have seen people and bloggers prosecuted for writing nice things about HAMAS - yet we have Americans who have written fan mail to Anders Breivik and of course, those people who inspired the Norway terrorist, like Robert Spencer, have yet to be charged with "material support for terrorism" for all the inspiration he gave Breivik. 

The truth is that our counter-terrorism and security institutions do not protect us from real threats  because they are actually charged with political policing are harassing people that actually do not pose a threat, whicle the real threats are allowed to fester.

I can't wait to publish and eat the lunch of the AIVD, the Openbaar Ministerie, and the VVDers. Let's see them come and get me...I'm no anarchist writer ... and I'll eat their lunch, which will taste quite good too!  

Elk woord een vonk!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Freedom of speech and the 'Bedreigen Wilders' speech crime - future projects

In that aftermath of the "Innocence of Muslims" hate film as "freedom of speech" an opportunity has now opened to demonistrate the hypocracies of the Western notions of what is freedom of speech and what is speech crime.  We now accept the notion that radical anti-Muslim and Islamophobic extremists can make videos that cause an international crisis, while it is strafbaar to make anti-Wilders videos in the Netherlands where one must face the rechtbank for the bedreigen Wilders speech crime.

...and as is typical with "Muslim control" in the Netherlands - everything is shamefully justified -SURPRISE! SURPRISE! - from narrative of the murders of "Pim and Theo."

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We know that this American extremists who made the anti-Muslim hate film  (some are also backers of Wilders) claim "freedom of speech," but their record is that they are actually opposed to freedom and liberty for their critics and opponents. Geert Wilders in the Netherlands trampled over the freedom of speech of his critics and people have been prosecuted criminally for speech crimes against Geert Wilders. In the video above, a Rotterdam rapper is getting straf (punishment) for creating a bedreigen Wilders (to threaten Wilders) video. I will be working on a full academic paper (in PDF also) about those victims who have been persecuted for this speech crime (and I may even try to contract some of these victims) and post some of their videos...

Crazy religious extremist talk is also freedom of speech!!! The are also a couple of goofy groups running around Belgium and the Netherlands calling themselves "Sharia4Holland" and "Sharia4Belgium." Most people laugh at these loud and obnoxious groups as they shout how much they'd like sharia for their countries (not likely to ever happen).

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As a (near) flaunt speaker of Dutch, I can understand about 85% of what this fellow is saying. People DO have the freedom of speech to talk crazy and talk about sharia and the economic crisis in our streets! I applaud these religious zealot-nutcases for their courage!  BLIJVEN PRATEN!  Deze zijn je mensenrechten!

Now - this fellow above was fined 450 euro for his speech crime against Cry Baby Geert Wilders (the real juvenile delinquent here) - an act of speech crime that is actually harmless compared to the anti-Islam film that has deliberately cause harm between the US and the Arab world.Shouting that you want sharia law to rule in Belgium and the Netherlands should not - in a democratic and free societyNEVER warrant any national security investigations, or intelligence spying, having your bank accounts sifted ----- let allow charges for a criminal act. However - knowing the AIVD (Dutch intelligence service) like I do, this is no laughing matter. The AIVD is as genuinely Islamophobic of an organization as one can imagine, and I suspect the AIVD uses the discredited NYPD  "radicalization model"- and given this assumption - the fellow and his friends have probably been labeled as "radicalized Muslims" a long time ago.

Not all 'threats' should be viewed as legitimate. Usually, but never the case with the bedreigen Wilders speech crime, what is a legitimate crime is weighted against the ability to carry out a threat. The fellow has no ability to harm Geert Wilders as much as getting his sharia law dreams for Europe. We must realize that this fellow  simply has no means with which to carry out his threats against Wilders.  These public statements being heard by people in the street have the appearance of street theater, not actual threats to take action against Wilders.

If somebody wanted to actually harm Wilders, he would not tell people in such a public place and he would be an expert assassin, and such an expert assassin would not waste his time on Wilders. It is highly likely that al-Qaeda has higher value targets than Geert Wilders.  So, we should see the occasional reports of "somebody threatened Wilders oh my" as childish methods to bring about social control of Muslims and justify the speech crime of bedreigen Wilders. We know that  Geert Wilders in the Netherlands trampled over the freedom of speech of his critics and people have been prosecuted criminally for speech crimes against Geert Wilders.

Geert Wilders has NO claim to be some "protector of freedom of speech!"

In reality, it's the AIVD that is becoming quite radical and this intelligence agency works against freedom of speech (as well as other freedoms) for Muslim citizens. I have some projects for the future that are going to expose the AIVD and the Dutch counter-terrorism unit NCTb and their brand of Islamophobic bullshit to the free world. In reality, AIVD needs something else better to do than Muslim social control!

Here's an ad from the CDA political party against the PVV and Wilders that avoided the prospect of criticizing Wilders as "threatening him."  Yet - is it good that child actors had to be out through this?

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Arabic Music on a Spanish Airbus




Arabic music on a Spanish Airbus airliner - another case of Islamophobic insanity in Dutch security. Well a couple of days ago, the crew of a Spanish Airbus bound for Amsterdam were slow to respond to the control tower. When the crew did respond - there was the frightening sound of Arabic music in the background. Well - the goofy Dutch sent up F16 fighter jets to escort the Spanish Airbus to the ground.

The past Islamophobic insanity of Dutch intelligence and security apparatus. As I have demonstrated here on this blog [ see below ] Dutch intelligence and security(AIVD and NCTb) in the area of "counter-terrorism" is actually about the maintenance of the myth of "jihad in the Netherlands, with much of this myth built on the murder of Theo van Gogh.  The other task of the Dutch apparatchiks is to help facilitate social control of Muslims and Left-leaning groups that especially support asylum seekers.  After all, de kogel kwam bij de linkerkant (the bullet came form the left), as the political Left is responsible for the murder of "Pim," just as  Moroccan-Muslim community is responsible for the murder of "Theo."

But - another major use of the Dutch apparatchiks, the Dutch Ghostbusters, is to keep the Dutch people scared - so they learn to forget their great national traditions of religious tolerance and peaceful, pillarized pluralism. According to the new and deviant national myths being forced upon the Dutch people - tolerance is culpable for the murders of these "Dutch heroes."

Last May we had the out pouring of sympathy from the Dutch people (those that still understand what being Dutch is really about) for the plight of Somali and other asylum seekers across the Netherlands. This out pouring of sympathy was quickly followed by a story that a BBC journalist in Somalia had met with an al-Shabaab fighter and this fighter told the BBC that "there were terror cells in Western countries, including the Netherlands." This latest episode of Arabic music on a Spanish Airbus airliner causing a "security crisis" can be viewed as yet another on of these false flags- perhaps intended to promote fear and prop up Islamophobia in the Netherlands.

We can see where the Dutch get their fantasies of "jihadist terrorism" - and the whole of the Dutch intelligence and security apparatchik engages in this perverted form of Islamophobia. Discourse analysis is a useful means and method of examining the Islamophobic insanity behind Dutch intelligence and security. Despite the lack of evidence of  "jihad networks" and "international al-Qeada terrorist networks" - those that want to frighten and engage in spread Islamophobia in Dutch society continue to put up these false flags "terrorist threats in the Netherlands" - but with no real proof that there is a real terrorist threat.

Among other very important Islamophobic things - it is highly suspected that the Dutch security apparatchiks use the biased and discredited NYPD "radicalization model."  We can certainly suspect that there is a "Mohammed Bouyeri" profile used to sift the Moroccan community for intelligent, and faithful Muslim boys that do well in school - never mind that such young men can contribute to Dutch society.

The maintenance of fear in the Dutch people is also purpose of the activities of Dutch security apparatchiks. Pim Fortuyn was an expert at keeping the Dutch people scared. It was his stock and trade to scare the Dutch people away from the pride of their national identity.

Again - there is a high prospect that the murder of Theo van Gogh was just a murder by a street gang member - not an actually terrorist attack by "an al-Qeada network." We see from this latest episode the kind of mileage that turning the murder of "Theo" into a "terrorist attack in Amsterdam" gets...more of the same fear creation ...

Remember this: There is NO evidence that there is an organized and wide spread effort for "jihad in the Netherlands" except in the minds of Dutch security apparatchiks - the Ghostbusters of the Netherlands.

We can also expect more of this type of phony Islamophobic "jihad in the Netherlands" threat as the September 12 elections loom -m it is an effort to keep fear in the minds of the Dutch people and prop up Islamophobic discourses.



Arabische muziek op een Spaanse Airbus - Het bewijs dat Nederlandse veiligheid volkomen krankzinnig is!

De Nederlandse Ghostbusters buste Arabisch "moslim" muziek op een Spaanse Airbus! Ja - misschien is het een jihad spook!- ja - de Nederlandse veiligheid zijn krankzinnig islamofoben! Wel een paar dagen geleden, de bemanning van een Spaanse Airbus op weg naar Amsterdam waren traag om te reageren op de verkeerstoren. Toen de bemanning reageerde - was er het angstaanjagende geluid van Arabische muziek op de achtergrond. Nou - de goofy Nederlandse stuurde F16 straaljagers aan de Spaanse Airbus begeleiden naar de grond.

De afgelopen islamofobe waanzin van Nederlandse inlichtingen-en veiligheidsapparaat. Zoals ik hier laten zien op deze blog [zie hieronder] Nederlandse inlichtingen-en veiligheidsdiensten (AIVD en NCTb) op het gebied van "terrorismebestrijding" is eigenlijk over het onderhoud van de mythe van de "jihad in Nederland," en met deze mythe gebouwd op de moord op Theo van Gogh. De andere taak van de Nederlandse apparatsjiks is om sociale controle van moslims en linkse groepen  te ondersteunen asielzoekers te vergemakkelijken. Immers, "de kogel kwam bij de linkerkant," als de politieke linkse is verantwoordelijk voor de moord op "Pim", en de Marokkaanse moslimgemeenschap is verantwoordelijk voor de moord op "Theo."

Maar - een andere belangrijke toepassing van de Nederlandse apparatsjiks, de Nederlandse Ghostbusters, is om het Nederlandse volk bang houden- zodat ze leren om hun grote nationale tradities van religieuze tolerantie en vreedzaam, verzuilde pluralisme vergeten. Volgens de nieuwe en afwijkende nationale mythen wordt opgedrongen het Nederlandse volk - tolerantie is schuldig aan de moord op deze 'Nederlandse helden. "

Afgelopen mei hadden we de uitstorting van sympathie van het Nederlandse volk (die nog te begrijpen wat het betekent om Nederlands echt om gaat) voor de benarde situatie van Somalische en andere asielzoekers in heel Nederland. Deze uitstorting van sympathie werd snel gevolgd door een verhaal dat een BBC-journalist in Somalië had ontmoet met een al-Shabaab vechter en deze vechter vertelde de BBC dat "er terreurcellen in de westerse landen, waaronder Nederland." Deze laatste aflevering van Arabische muziek op een Spaans Airbus vliegtuig veroorzaken van een "security crisis" kan worden gezien als weer een andere een van deze valse vlaggen, misschien bedoeld om angst te bevorderen en tot steun islamofobie in Nederland.

We kunnen zien waar de Nederlanders krijgen hun fantasieën over "jihadistisch terrorisme" - en het geheel van de Nederlandse inlichtingen-en veiligheidsdiensten apparatsjik houdt zich bezig met deze perverse vorm van islamofobie. Discoursanalyse is een nuttig middel en de methode van onderzoek van de islamofobe waanzin achter Nederlandse inlichtingen-en veiligheidsdiensten. Ondanks het gebrek aan bewijs van 'jihad-netwerken "en" internationale al-Qeada terroristische netwerken "- degenen die willen bang maken en in verspreiding islamofobie nemen aan de Nederlandse samenleving verder op te zetten deze valse vlaggen" terroristische dreigingen in Nederland "- maar met geen echt bewijs dat er sprake is van een terroristische dreiging.

Onder andere zeer belangrijke islamofobe dingen - is het sterk vermoeden dat de Nederlandse veiligheid apparatsjiks de bevooroordeelde en in diskrediet NYPD gebruikt "radicalisering model." We kunnen zeker vermoeden dat er sprake is van een "Mohammed Bouyeri" profiel wordt gebruikt om de Marokkaanse gemeenschap te ziften voor intelligente en trouwe moslim jongens die het goed doen op school - never mind dat zulke jonge mannen kan bijdragen aan de Nederlandse samenleving.

Het onderhoud van angst in de Nederlandse bevolking is ook het doel van de activiteiten van het Nederlandse veiligheidsbeleid apparatsjiks. Pim Fortuyn was een expert op het houden van het Nederlandse volk bang. Het was zijn voorraad en de handel aan het Nederlandse volk weg te jagen van de trots van hun nationale identiteit.

Alweer - is er een grote kans dat de moord op Theo van Gogh was gewoon een moord door een straat bendelid - ". Een al-Qeada netwerk" geen daadwerkelijk terroristische aanslag door We zien uit deze laatste aflevering van het soort kilometers dat het draaien van de moord op "Theo" in een "terroristische aanslag in Amsterdam" krijgt ... meer van hetzelfde angst creatie ...

Onthoud dit: Er is geen bewijs dat er sprake is van een georganiseerde en breed verspreid inspanning voor "jihad in Nederland", behalve in de hoofden van de Nederlandse veiligheid apparatsjiks - de Ghostbusters van Nederland.

We kunnen ook meer verwachten van dit soort nep-islamofobe 'jihad in Nederland' dreiging als van 12 september verkiezingen loom-m is het een poging om angst te houden in de hoofden van de Nederlandse bevolking en het faillissement van islamofobe discours.



See also/zie ook

Nationaal Coördinator Tahmilahbestrijding en Veiligheid

Faulty and biased terrorism studies field behind NYPD’s radicalization modelDefecte en bevooroordeeld terrorisme studies veld achter NYPD radicalisering model

Terror cells in the Netherlands? BULLCRAP! AIVD show us the evidence!Terror-cellen in Nederland? AIVD waar is het bewijs!

De politie machtsmisbruik in New York met CIAGhostbusting in Nederland

Nederlandse en Amerikaanse gebruik van de islamitische “Radicalisering”Questioning Dutch and American uses of Muslim “Radicalization”

Books / Boeken

John Mueller - Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them

Michael Barkun - Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination, and Homeland Security Since 9/11

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Geert Wilders is NO Dutch patriot!

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The phony "patriotism" of Geert Wilders. Geert Wilders is promoting a very curious brand of "patriotism" that has more of it origins in the American neoconservatives that fund and support him than in real Dutch patriotism grounded in Dutch history and traditions. The very fact that Geert Wilders hates and actively seeks to oppress a religion- Islam- is contrary to Dutch patriotism and Dutch traditions. The Dutch have, basically, always been religiously tolerant and permissive (even as there were setbacks) toward the practice of religions, from the time of William or Orange's pressure in 1572 to allow the practice of both Protestantism and Catholicism.  

The reality is that Geert Wilders - and Pim Fortuyn before him - actively sought to tear down Dutch traditions, and slander them as "linkse hobbies" (leftist hobbles) and threatening to Dutch society. A willing Dutch media followed and American conservatives, who hate Dutch tolerance and progressive identity - cheered on and have played an active part in the destruction of the Dutch national identity. Geert Wilders' active opposition to the Dutch tradition of religious tolerance is well known, but Wilders has now dragged the Dutch flag into his anti-Dutch antics against his own nation and its European Union membership. The Dutch tricolor flag has its roots in the House of Orange, of William of Orange, who, as stated above, allowed the practice of both Protestantism and Catholicism.

Religious liberty: What Dutch nationalism is and Dutch heritage in religious freedom. Dutch patriotic images are found in the art of the period,  and the character of Dutch nationalism is totally different from British or American nationalisms. The liberties that Wilders speaks of has nothing to do with being "free" of the European Union or the accusations against Muslims of the Islamisation myths (myths that have been disproven many times on this site).  Dutch nationalism and patriotism became synonymous with Calvinism in the late 1500s struggle against Spanish rule, including unhindered expression of religious conscience. Dutch nationalism rests in defense of religious liberty of all Dutchmen, not opposing religious freedom for anyone.

In fact - patriotic Dutchmen should rally against Geert Wilders and the PVV and in support of religious freedom for Dutchmen that practice Islam. Defending  freedom of worship and freedom of conscience of Dutch Muslims is a part (or should be a part) of the Dutch national tradition.

"Freedom of Dutchmen" (as Wilders seems to put it) was about freedom of worship and freedom of conscience, and forcing any Dutchman against his freedom of conscience was the main issue with the Spanish rulers. Benjamen J. Kaplan tells us that propagandist pamphlets from the Dutch Revolt took up the theme of Netherlanders' "as exceptional lovers and advocates of their liberty and enemies of all violence and oppression" along the lines of religious liberty (2002, 179 - emphasis mine):
It is the refusal - to a certain extent sacrilegious - to legislate in the religious domain, while everywhere else divine right was still called upon to impose limitations, which marked out the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century. Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the social arrangements and political procedures, to which religious diversity based on freedom of conscience gave rise, made the Dutch Republic a testing-ground for peaceful co-existence, then for toleration. In the more or less long term, according to which contemporaries we consult, it was established in Europe as a model to be followed.

We can see what Dutch nationalism is as described by Arend Lijphart in his classic book on Dutch politics, Politics of Accommodation (1976) and, although the Netherlands was divided by social and religious cleavages, the Dutch managed to build a successful democracy of peaceful co-existence.  Dutch nationalism, according to Lijphart, is toward ones own bloc (Catholic, Socialist, Liberal) as well as to the common nation, and this nationalist feeling is an important factor to the consensus to preserve the system and the nation from civil war (78-79):
Holland is also one of the most notable examples of a successful democracy. The social fragmentation of the Dutch people has not been an insurmountable obstacle to the development and firm persistence of a stable, effective, and legitimate parliamentary democracy which has served the people well and which has by and large enjoyed their active support or acquiescence (Lijphart, 1976, 2).

Lijphart tells us that for Catholics the Calvinist-based Dutch patriotism was a hard concept, with the House of Orange as a major actor in the expulsion of harsh Catholic rule. But - the Catholics have never revolted even as their own religious practices were banned - and have always worked within the Dutch nation to improve their position (80-81). Just as today, Dutch people that practice Islam have their loyalty to their nation questioned, just as Dutch Catholics once had their loyalty questioned. Likewise, today, some Muslims and Muslim groups are choosing non-violent means to fight for better position in Dutch society,  just as Catholics once did...

It is the duty of every Dutchman to stand up to Geert Wilders! The whole, main idea of the Dutch Revolt was to resist the forceful imposition of the Catholic Church on the Dutch people.  The Dutch should now resist any attempt by the likes of Geert Wilders and his PVV fascists to oppress a religious faith - Islam - as it is the heritage of the Dutch people to oppose religious bigotry, especially against Muslims! Likewise - the Dutch should oppose any attempts by Wilders and his PVV fascists to define Dutch patriotism as being anti-Muslim and anti-European Union.

Messing with anybody's religious freedom should make the majority of patriotic Dutchmen angry!

While Wilders accuses Dutch citizens that practice Islam of horrible crimes and conspiracies against their own nation that are hateful myths (with accusations the used to be directed against Catholics), he attempts to bring about a nationalism that is more like the American Tea Party. If Wilders ever got his wish to remove the Dutch nation from international and European structures, the economic price to Dutch businesses and national standing will be devastating and take a long time to fix. If anything - Geert Wilders and his PVV are traitors who are bringing treasonous policies to the Dutch nation, as well as undermining Dutch traditions and nationalism steeped in religious tolerance (permissiveness).

As Wilders drags the Dutch flag through the mud - it is a sickening site to see - along with his continued attacks on Dutch traditions and culture. Geert Wilders is as much of a Dutch patriot as Adolf Hitler was a German patriot! Both have and are leading their nations to ruins and misery.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geert Wilders is GEEN Nederlandse patriot!

De"patriottisme" van Geert Wilders. Geert Wilders is het bevorderen van een zeer nieuwsgierig merk van "patriottisme" dat er meer van oorsprong in de Amerikaanse neoconservatieven dat fonds en steunen hem dan in het echte Nederlandse patriottisme geworteld in de Nederlandse geschiedenis en tradities heeft. Het feit dat Geert Wilders haat actief en probeert te onderdrukken tot een religie-de islam-in strijd is met Nederlandse patriottisme en Nederlandse tradities. De Nederlanders hebben altijd al religieus tolerant, liberaal (zelfs als er tegenvallers) in de richting van de praktijk van religies, vanaf het moment van druk Willem van Oranje in 1572 tot de praktijk van zowel het protestantisme en het katholicisme toe te staan.

De realiteit is dat Geert Wilders - en Pim Fortuyn voor hem - actief gezocht om af te breken Nederlandse tradities, en laster ze als Linkse hobby's en te dreigen met de Nederlandse natie. Een gewillige Nederlandse media gevolgd en Amerikaanse conservatieven, die een hekel Nederlandse tolerantie en permissiviteit - toegejuicht en hebben een actieve rol gespeeld in de vernietiging van de Nederlandse nationale identiteit. Geert Wilders 'actief verzet tegen de Nederlandse traditie van religieuze tolerantie is bekend, maar Wilders heeft nu sleepte de Nederlandse vlag in zijn anti-Nederlandse aanvallen tegen zijn eigen volk en zijn EU-lidmaatschap. De Nederlandse driekleur heeft zijn wortels in het Huis van Oranje, Willem van Oranje, die, zoals hierboven vermeld, kon de praktijk van zowel protestantisme en katholicisme.

Religieuze vrijheid: Wat Nederlandse nationalisme is en Nederlands erfgoed in de vrijheid van godsdienst. Nederlandse nationalisme bestaat, maar zijn karakter is totaal verschillend van Britse of Amerikaanse nationalisme. De vrijheden die Wilders spreekt van heeft niets te maken met te brengen vrij van de Europese Unie of de beschuldigingen tegen moslims van de islamisering mythen (mythen die zijn vele malen weerlegd op deze site). Nederlandse nationalisme en patriottisme synoniem geworden met het calvinisme in de late jaren 1500 strijd tegen het Spaanse gezag, en het calvinisme had een bevoorrechte positie in de Nederlandse samenleving in de 19e eeuw. Nederlandse nationalisme rust in de verdediging van de godsdienstvrijheid van alle Nederlanders, niet tegen de vrijheid van godsdienst voor iedereen.

Verdedigen van vrijheid van godsdienst en vrijheid van geweten van de Nederlandse moslims is een deel (of moet een onderdeel zijn) van de Nederlandse nationale traditie.

"Vrijheid van Nederlanders" (zoals Wilders lijkt te zeggen) ging over vrijheid van godsdienst en vrijheid van geweten, en het dwingen van een Nederlander tegen zijn vrijheid van geweten was het probleem met de Spaanse heersers. Benjamin J. Kaplan vertelt ons dat propagandistische pamfletten uit de Opstand nam het thema van de Nederlanders '"als uitzonderlijk liefhebbers en voorstanders van hun vrijheid en vijanden van alle geweld en onderdrukking" langs de lijnen van de godsdienstvrijheid" (2002, 179):
""Het is de weigering - tot op zekere hoogte heiligschennis - om wetgeving op het religieuze domein, terwijl overal elders goddelijk recht is nog steeds op de naam van de beperkingen, die gemarkeerd de Nederlandse Republiek in de zeventiende eeuw op te leggen. Gedurende de zeventiende en achttiende eeuw de sociale regelingen en politieke procedures, waarin religieuze diversiteit gebaseerd op vrijheid van geweten leidde, maakte de Nederlandse Republiek een proeftuin voor een vreedzame co-existentie, dan voor tolerantie. In de min of meer lange termijn, volgens welke tijdgenoten we te raadplegen, werd vastgesteld in Europa als model te volgen"" (Benjamin J. Kaplan, 2002, 179).

We kunnen zien wat de Nederlandse nationalisme zoals wordt beschreven door Arend Lijphart in zijn klassieke boek over de Nederlandse politiek, Politiek van Accommodatie (1976) en, hoewel Nederland werd gedeeld door sociale en religieuze breuklijnen, de Nederlanders in geslaagd om een ​​succesvolle democratie van vreedzame samenwerking op te bouwen bestaan. Nederlandse nationalisme, volgens Lijphart, is in de richting van de eigen blok (katholiek, socialistisch, liberaal) en aan de gemeenschappelijke natie, en dit nationalistische gevoel is een belangrijke factor om de consensus op het systeem en de natie van de burgeroorlog behouden (78 -79).
Nederland is ook een van de meest opvallende voorbeelden van een succesvolle democratie. De sociale fragmentatie van het Nederlandse volk is niet een onoverkomelijk obstakel voor de ontwikkeling en stevig persistentie van een stabiele, effectieve en legitieme parlementaire democratie die gediend heeft goed de mensen en die over het algemeen genoten van hun actieve steun of het gedogen (Lijphart 1976, 2 ).

Lijphart vertelt ons dat voor katholieken de calvinistische op basis van Nederlandse patriottisme was een harde concept, met het Huis van Oranje als een belangrijke speler in de uitzetting van harde katholieke overheersing. Maar - de katholieken nog nooit in opstand gekomen, zelfs als hun eigen religieuze praktijken werden verboden - en heb altijd gewerkt binnen het Nederlandse volk om hun positie (80-81) te verbeteren. Net als vandaag, Nederlandse mensen die de praktijk de islam hun loyaliteit aan hun land hebben ondervraagd, net als de Nederlandse katholieken hun loyaliteit vraag had. Ook vandaag, zijn sommige moslims en moslim-groepen kiezen voor niet-gewelddadige middelen om te vechten voor betere positie in de Nederlandse samenleving, net als de katholieken vroeger ...

Het is de plicht van iedere Nederlander op te staan ​​over Geert Wilders! Het geheel, belangrijkste idee van de Nederlandse Opstand was om de krachtige opleggen van de Katholieke Kerk verzetten op het Nederlandse volk. De Nederlandse moet nu verzetten tegen elke poging van de wil van Geert Wilders en zijn PVV fascisten naar een religieus geloof te onderdrukken - de islam - want het is de erfenis van het Nederlandse volk om religieuze onverdraagzaamheid tegen te gaan. Ook - de Nederlandse moeten verzetten tegen elke poging van Wilders en zijn PVV fascisten aan de Nederlandse patriottisme te definiëren als zijnde anti-moslim en anti-Europese Unie.

Terwijl Wilders beschuldigt de Nederlandse burgers dat de praktijk de islam van de gruwelijke misdaden en complotten tegen hun eigen volk (beschuldigingen van de gebruikte te zijn gericht tegen katholieken), dat zijn hatelijk mythen, probeert hij te komen tot een nationalisme dat is meer als de Amerikaanse Tea Party. Als Wilders ooit kreeg zijn wens om de Nederlandse natie te verwijderen uit internationale en Europese structuren, zal de economische prijs voor Nederlandse bedrijven en nationale positie zijn verwoestende en een lange tijd op te lossen. Als er iets - Geert Wilders en zijn PVV zijn verraders die verraderlijke beleid te brengen aan de Nederlandse natie, maar ook als een aantasting van Nederlandse tradities doordrenkt van religieuze tolerantie (permissiviteit).

Als Wilders sleept de Nederlandse vlag door de modder - het is een misselijkmakende site om te zien - samen met zijn voortdurende aanvallen op de Nederlandse tradities en cultuur. Geert Wilders is net zo goed van een Nederlandse patriot als Adolf Hitler was een Duitse patriot! Beiden hebben en leiden hun land tot een ruïne en ellende.

 

References

Kaplan, Benjamen J. 2002.`Dutch' religious tolerance: celebration and revision. In R. Po-Chia Hsia and Henk Van Nierop, eds. Calvinism and Religious Toleration in the Dutch Golden Age . Kindle Edition.

Kooi, Christine 1995. Popish Impudence: The Perseverance of the Roman Catholic Faithful in Calvinist Holland,1572-1620. The Sixteenth Century Journalhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/2541526 . Accessed: 25/03/2012

Lijphart, Arend. 1976. The Politics of Accommodation. Pluralism and Democracy in the Netherlands. U. of California Press:Berkeley, CA.

Nierop, Henk van . 2007. Alva's Throne—making sense of the revolt of the Netherlands. In Graham Darby, ed. The Origins and Development of the Dutch Revolt Taylor & Francis. Kindle Edition.

Pettegree, Andrew . 2007. Religion and the Revolt. In Graham Darby,ed. The Origins and Development of the Dutch Revolt. Taylor & Francis. Kindle Edition.

Also see/zie ook:

Sawyer, Andrew. The Tyranny of Alva: the creation and development of a Dutch patriotic image.

Ben Vermeulen. The Historical Development of Religious Freedom. Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Sophie C. van Bijsterveld. Freedom of Religion in the Netherlands.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Polish Immigrant Hotline: Why the Netherlands is not the same Netherlands we all loved..

“Just like Pim and Theo.” When it comes to the Netherlands, we are talking about a nation that has made “heroes” out of men who have dedicated their public lives in tearing down Dutch culture and Dutch national identity.  Both “Pim” (Pim Fortuyn) and “Theo” (Theo van Gogh) we regarded as “great Dutch heroes” for attacking Dutch culture – while claiming to “save Dutch culture” from especially  “Muslims” and “immigrants.” These men were made into “heroes” for attacking the Dutch tradition of tolerance and its multicultural society – and are crowned as “free speech heroes” for their attacks on the Dutch culture and national identity.  The much of the Dutch population now regards as “heroes” men who were actually opposed to everything that made the Dutch nation great and admired in the world and among other European nations. This twisted admiration for the anti-Dutch “Pim and Theo” twins is now firmly in place in the country’s national psyche and it will take a great shaking to get the ghosts of “Pim and Theo” to bring the country out of this twisted admiration.

So – expect there to be claims that the PVV and Geert Wilders have “free speech and free expression rights” for putting up such an offensive website.  Expect that the Dutch media, who pandered to “Pim” and Theo” also begin talking bad about Polish and East European immigrants, as, after all, we are “just like Pim and Theo  as we sit here on Dutch television talking bad about Muslims, allochtoon and, now, East Europeans.”  Sitting on TV and trying to be “like Pim and Theo” is still an admired thing to do in the Netherlands, sad to say. The reality that the Dutch people MUST LEARN is that “Pim and Theo” are not “heroes,” but villains that destroyed their country’s culture and national identity. The two anti-Dutch Dutchmen helped to bring about Wilders and the current, unruly leadership that believes that tolerance is “bad for Dutch culture” and “say what you think and do what you say” no matter the consequences.

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I also knew that the time would come when the Netherlands would make such trouble. Dutch national identity with Wilders walking the halls as “kingmaker,” along with the abandonment of the Dutch and European values, meant that this clash was coming. The Netherlands is no longer a civilized European nation, but a seething cesspool of hate and fear – and thanks to “Pim” - the country is driven by hate and fear.  The Netherlands is a very sick country with a very sick domestic politics, so expect Wilders and the PVV’s polling to get better, sadly.  The Dutch people need to be called to repent for the error of their ways.

Why Wilders could be doing this and what it means for Europe.  In the debate in the European Parliament yesterday, Guy Verhofstadt went over the obvious reasons why Wilders was doing this, the polls that showed the PVV down by seven seats in January, followed by the attacks on Queen Beatrix and her trips to Oman, especially the wearing of the headscarf.  Verhofstadt is probably right, but this is also a dog whistle for Europe’s far right, that is not only xenophobic, but vigorously anti-European Union. This type of crowd subscribes in the crackpot conspiracy theories of the EU being “the new Soviet Union,” as well as the equally crackpot “Eurabia” and “Muslim invasion” conspiracy theories.   Geert Wilders long held ambition is to unite Europe in an aggressive war against the Arab and Muslim Middle East.  We already see moves by the far right to form a Europe-wide organization like that of the English Defense League.

Also – the VVD (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie) party can best be described as a Thatcherite and American-type Tea Party – and this party is following the lead of Iron Lady Thatcher in attacks on the EU and European values.  Look and see that the majority of hate mongers and trouble-makers came out of the VVD party.  The list includes Geert Wilders, Pim Fortuyn, but also Frits Bolkestein, the originator of anti-Muslim and xenophobic trouble in the early 1990s.

Good for the European Parliament! It’s about time that EU institutions, like the European Parliament, go after renegade Member States under the influence of the far right.  When a nation is an EU candidate status, there is incentive and interest to modify the national behavior, but once the nation is in the EU as a Member State, those incentives disappear.  There is little beyond infringement proceedings from the Commission to sanction a Member State.  More need to be done to stop Geert Wilders and his ilk from undermining peace, tolerance and security in Europe. It is right for MEPs to want standards for the money given to political parties and groups. There should be standards that require political parties respect human rights and not actually promote intolerance and hate by giving money to far right parties.

Nation building is not just for the physical rebuilding of war-torn countries or nations working to obtain that EU Accession treaty. Nation building is about the changing and maintaining national identities of nations, for good or bad. Nation building is a continued process and for old as well as new EU Member States it must be about the maintenance of a Europe-orientation of the Member State's national identity.  This means that the EU must become involved in Member States' promotion of European values and goals of the European project, not just legal enforcements of directives, but the maintenance of social cohesion through the promotion of tolerance and human rights for all in Europe. The European Union does not continuously build positive, Europe-orientated national identities of the Member States, and this is something the Union needs to do.

It’s quite sad to see the once great Dutch nation continue in the horrible legacy of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh. These men worked to tear down their own nation and caused a loss of collective Dutch identity, as well as setting up the state of sad political affairs of today. However – it is good that at least one European institution has stepped up to combat the far right. It is fitting that this push back starts with Geert Wilders and the PVV, the most dangerous of the far right. Geert Wilders need to have his Europe-wide political wings clipped- and this clipping starts here.  In clipping Wilders’ political wings, we can save the Dutch people from themselves…we are doing it for them too.

The Dutch nation needs to be rebuilt and this involves first realizing that the Netherlands no longer has a Europe orientation. The Netherlands may be an EU Member State, but it is no longer a European nation (it is more like an American neocon nation), but the nation can and must be rebuilt with its former identity.


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"Net als Pim en Theo." Als het gaat om Nederland, we hebben het over een natie die heeft gemaakt "helden" uit van de mensen die hun publieke leven gewijd in het neerhalen Nederlandse cultuur en Nederlandse nationale identiteit. Zowel "Pim" (Pim Fortuyn) en "Theo" (Theo van Gogh) hebben we beschouwd als "grote Nederlandse helden" voor de aanval op de Nederlandse cultuur - terwijl ze beweren te "redden Nederlandse cultuur" van het bijzonder "moslims" en deze mannen "immigranten." werden gemaakt in de "helden" voor de aanval op de Nederlandse traditie van tolerantie en de multiculturele samenleving - en worden gekroond als "vrijheid van meningsuiting helden" voor hun aanvallen op de Nederlandse cultuur en nationale identiteit. De een groot deel van de Nederlandse bevolking beschouwt nu als "helden" mannen die eigenlijk waren gekant tegen alles wat uit de Nederlandse natie grote en bewonderd in de wereld en onder andere Europese landen. Deze gedraaide bewondering voor de anti-Nederlandse "Pim en Theo" tweeling is nu stevig op zijn plaats in de nationale van het land psyche en het zal een groot beven om de geesten van "Pim en Theo" naar het land brengen van deze gedraaide bewondering .

Dus - er verwachten dat beweert dat de PVV en Geert Wilders hebben "vrije meningsuiting en vrije expressie rechten" voor het ophangen van een dergelijk offensief website. Verwachten dat de Nederlandse media, die pandered aan "Pim" en Theo "ook beginnen te praten slecht over Poolse en Oost-Europese immigranten, is er ondanks alles, we zijn", net als Pim en Theo als we zitten hier op de Nederlandse televisie te praten slecht over moslims , allochtoon en nu ook Oost-Europeanen. "Zittend op tv en probeert te zijn", zoals Pim en Theo "is nog steeds een bewonderd ding om te doen in Nederland, triest om te zeggen. De realiteit dat het Nederlandse volk moeten leren is dat "Pim en Theo" niet zijn "helden", maar schurken dat hun land de cultuur en nationale identiteit vernietigd. De twee anti-Nederlandse Nederlanders geholpen om te komen tot Wilders en de huidige, weerbarstige leiderschap die gelooft dat tolerantie is "slecht voor de Nederlandse cultuur" en niet de consequenties uit 'wat je denkt en doen wat je zegt zeggen ".

Ik wist ook dat de tijd zou komen dat in Nederland zou een dergelijk probleem te maken. Nederlandse nationale identiteit met Wilders het lopen van de hallen als 'kingmaker, "samen met de afschaffing van de Nederlandse en Europese waarden, betekende dat deze botsing zou komen. Nederland is niet langer een beschaafde Europese natie, maar een kolkende poel van haat en angst - en met dank aan "Pim" - het land wordt gedreven door haat en angst. Nederland is een heel ziek land met een zeer zieke binnenlandse politiek, dus verwacht Wilders en de PVV van de stembureaus om beter te worden, helaas. Het Nederlandse volk moet worden opgeroepen zich te bekeren van de dwaling van hun wegen.

Waarom Wilders zou kunnen worden om dit te doen en wat het betekent voor Europa. In het debat in het Europees Parlement gisteren, Guy Verhofstadt ging voor de hand liggende redenen waarom Wilders dit deed, de peilingen dat de PVV zien door zeven zetels in januari, gevolgd door de aanvallen op koningin Beatrix en haar reizen naar Oman, in het bijzonder de dragen van de hoofddoek. Verhofstadt is waarschijnlijk gelijk, maar dit is ook een hond fluitje voor de Europese extreem-rechts, dat is niet alleen xenofoob, maar krachtig anti-Europese Unie. Deze vorm van publiek onderschrijft in de bizarre complottheorieën van de EU als "de nieuwe Sovjet-Unie," en de al even gek "Eurabia" en "islamitische invasie" complot theorieën. Geert Wilders lang gekoesterde ambitie is om Europa te verenigen in een agressieve oorlog tegen de Arabische en islamitische Midden-Oosten. We hebben al zien stappen van extreem-rechts om een ​​pan-Europese organisatie op te richten, zoals die van het English Defense League.

Ook - de VVD  partij kan het best worden omschreven als een Thatcher en de Amerikaanse-type Tea Party - en deze partij is in navolging van Iron Lady Thatcher in aanvallen op de EU en de Europese waarden. Kijk en zie dat de meerderheid van de haatzaaiers en onruststokers kwam uit de VVD. De lijst bevat Geert Wilders, Pim Fortuyn, maar ook Frits Bolkestein, de schepper van anti-islamitische en xenofobe problemen in de vroege jaren 1990.

Goed voor het Europees Parlement! Het is hoog tijd dat de EU-instellingen, zoals het Europees Parlement, gaan na afvallige lidstaten onder invloed van extreem-rechts. Wanneer een natie is een EU-kandidaat-status, is er stimulans en belang voor de nationale gedrag te wijzigen, maar zodra de natie is in de EU als een lidstaat, die prikkels verdwijnen. Er is weinig verder dan een inbreukprocedure van de Commissie aan sanctie een lidstaat. Meer moet worden gedaan om Geert Wilders en de zijnen te stoppen ondermijnen vrede, verdraagzaamheid en veiligheid in Europa. Het is goed dat leden van het EP te willen normen voor het geld gegeven aan de politieke partijen en groeperingen. Er moeten normen die de politieke partijen ten aanzien van de mensenrechten nodig hebben en eigenlijk niet te bevorderen intolerantie en haat door het geven van geld aan extreem-rechtse partijen.

De natiegebouw is niet alleen voor de fysieke wederopbouw van door oorlog verscheurde landen of landen werken aan dat het EU-toetredingsverdrag te verkrijgen. Nation building is over de veranderende en onderhouden van nationale identiteit van volkeren, ten goede of ten slechte. Nation building is een voortdurend proces en voor oude en nieuwe lidstaten van de EU moet het over het onderhoud van een Europa-oriëntatie van de lidstaat dat de identiteit. Dit betekent dat de EU moet worden betrokken bij de lidstaten bevordering van Europese waarden en doelstellingen van het Europese project, en niet alleen juridische versterkingen van de richtlijnen, maar het behoud van sociale cohesie door het bevorderen van tolerantie en mensenrechten voor iedereen in Europa. De Europese Unie wil niet continu opbouwen positief, Europa-georiënteerde nationale identiteit van de lidstaten, en dit is iets wat de Europese Unie moet doen.

Het is heel triest om te zien de eens zo grote Nederlandse natie voort te zetten in de verschrikkelijke erfenis van Pim Fortuyn en Theo van Gogh. Deze mannen werkten af te breken hun eigen land en veroorzaakte een verlies van de collectieve Nederlandse identiteit, maar ook het opzetten van de toestand van de trieste politieke zaken van vandaag. Maar - het is goed dat minstens een andere Europese instelling heeft opgevoerd om uiterst rechts te bestrijden. Het is passend dat deze push terug begint met Geert Wilders en de PVV, de meest gevaarlijke van extreem-rechts. Geert Wilders moet om zijn pan-Europese politieke vleugels geknipt-en dit clipping begint hier. In het knippen van Wilders 'politieke vleugels, kunnen we besparen de Nederlandse bevolking uit zichzelf ... we doen het voor hen ook.

De Nederlandse natie opnieuw gebouwd moet worden en dit wordt eerst realiseren dat Nederland niet langer een Europese oriëntatie heeft. Nederland kan een EU-lidstaat zijn, maar het is niet langer een Europese natie (het is meer als een Amerikaanse neocon natie), maar de natie kan en moet worden herbouwd met zijn oude identiteit.

See/Zie:

Pim Fortuyn: The Villain that became a Hero - Pim Fortuyn: De schurk dat werd een held

MEPs unite over Dutch anti-immigrant hotline

Schulz on EP resolution on discriminatory internet sites and government reactions

“Het lelijke gezicht van Nederland”

Europarlement tegen PVV-meldpunt