Saturday, February 25, 2006

Violence in Amsterdam during cartoon demonstration

This afternoon at 13:00 hours there was a demonstration (Dutch) to support Freedom of Speech (FOS) in Denmark and in general. The demonstration was a reaction to the violent demonstration by Muslims 2 weeks ago. There were several dozen demonstrators. In reaction several extreme Leftist Antifascists turned up for a counter-demonstration. There were fights between FOS demonstrators and anti-fascists. The police arrested one person. Several of the demonstrators who got into the fight wore White Power collars.

The FOS-demonstrators had permission for their demonstration, the anti-fascists not. Winston Churchill has said in 1946 that Fascism, when it comes back will call itself anti-fascism. Breaking-up opponent's political meetings is a method used by the German National Socialists to intimidate their opponents. Nobody disturbed the violent demonstration of the anti-cartoon Muslims. Not the police. Not the anti-fascists. But the peaceful FOS demonstration WAS disturbed.

So who are the ones using fascist methods here?

1 comment:

Ethnocentrist said...

Winston Churchill has said in 1946 that Fascism, when it comes back will call itself anti-fascism. Breaking-up opponent's political meetings is a method used by the German National Socialists to intimidate their opponents. Nobody disturbed the violent demonstration of the anti-cartoon Muslims. Not the police. Not the anti-fascists. But the peaceful FOS demonstration WAS disturbed.

I think Churchill was quite prescient. Though one thing I am uncertain of is with the term fascism and how it is used in Europe. We need to not mix words/labels because it only adds confusion. I always that Fascism was a right totalitarian ideology like Mussolini and Hitler's regimes. Is that not the meaning? Or is it used as any totalitarian regime, right or left? I think these so-called "anti-fascists" want to designate themselves as "anti-Hitlers" and use the term contextually appropriate. I always refer to them as intolero-leftists or Marxists, which is more accurate in their ideology. They surely are fanatical and "fascist" in their behaviour as well, for sure. Your thoughts, Snouck?