Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yes We Can: Government

Sugar Candy Mountainland or Cocaigne

Since the dawn of time mankind has been beset by many troubles. In the low countries there used to be a myth about a mystery land where all was well and plenty reigned. Luilekkerland or Cocaigne.

Pieter Breughel painted what it looks like:

The new Cogaigne

Progressive movements have repackaged the old myth and have been talking about a future land of plenty where the Government cures all our individual and collective ailments. Tim Higgins explains how it works:

Labour Party falling apart

The big parties are doing badly

The polls are showing remarkable results in The Netherlands. Before I mentioned that the Freedom Party (PVV) is polling at 27-28 seats. The other parties are in terrible shape. A big parties such as the Christian Democrats is polling at a number of seats of 22 in the 150 seat Parliament. This party used to have more then 30 seats all the time. But the most remarkable result is the result of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA), by being reduced to 14 seats. That is less than 10 percent of the electorate!

A big reason that Labour is doing so badly is their pro-multicultural stance, combined with the economic crisis and the proposals to push the pension age from 65 to 67. Voters are running away to the Left, staying at home or even voting for the PVV.

Politics has never been such fun! (Mad laugh)

Other European countries

In Germany things are similar. The SPD, the German Labour Party (German), polled at a all time low of 23 percent during the recent elections. Main reason was a proposal to move the pension age from 65 up to 67.

Geert Wilders: effective politician

Is Geert Wilders serious?

Since Geert Wilders founded the Freedom Party (PVV) his opponents have been charging that he and his party have no solutions for the problems they diagnose.

But this is getting hard to maintain, now that other parties are starting to adopt PVV proposals.

In 2007 Minister of Intergation Ella Vogelaar said that it was not a problem that more and more muslim women were walking in public fully covered by a burqa. In reaction Geert Wilder proposed a motion to ban the burqa (Dutch) from public space in The Netherlands.

This week the Mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen a Labour politician proposed to withhold welfare from people wearing a Burqa. The proposal received sympathetic treatment from the Christian Democrats (CDA) and Labour (PvdA) parties.

Wilders shows himself to be an effective politician

This is not quite a ban, but definitely shows that Wilders'proposals make more sense than his opponents care to admit.

Esther at IslaminEurope has more news on the Burqa battles.

Freedom Party undermines its reputation

Hero Brinkman the police officer and politician

One of the rising stars in the 9 man Freedom Party (PVV) parliamentary fraction is Hero Brinkman. Mr. Hero Brinkman is a Saxon Dutchman from the town of Almelo. He was a hardline police officer in Amsterdam for many years and a harsh critic of the Labour dominated politicians there. He was an effective enemy of the squatters and drug dealers.

The Dutch Antilles and Mr. Brinkman

He joined the PVV when it was founded in 2005. After the elections he became a MP. One of his specialties is Home Affairs. Mr. Brinkman puts special emphasis on the relations with the remaining parts of the Dutch empire. The Dutch Antilles. These are six islands in the Caribbean, three of which are not far from the coast of Venezuela. The Islands have deeply corrupt governments. Also they send their underclass to The Netherlands, where they are infamous for their very high gun related crime.

Sell them to Venezuela

The PVV policy with regards to the Antilles is that they should become independent or as Geert Wilders puts it rethorically: "sold to Venezuela". This policy is popular with the Dutch population who are becoming wary of subsidizing the Dutch Antilles and being unable to stem immigration of Antillians to The Netherlands. Mr. Brinkman's language towards the Antilles has been very harsh and it has given him a lot of profile amongst the Dutch voters. As a result he is the second man within the PVV after Mr. Geert Wilders. This has also given a certain independence, which is unusual within the PVV.

Mr. Brinkman has used this independence to fraternize with Dutch parliamentary journalists in Nieuwpoort, a club in Dutch Parliament for MPs and journalists, against Wilders' stricture against socializing with the uniformly leftleaning journos. Everything that happens at Nieuwpoort is strictly confidential and all remarks made there are of the cuff. This is called the "Nieuwpoort code". Last week Mr. Brinkman got drunk in Nieuwpoort. When a bartender refused to serve a drink to him, Mr. Brinkman went behind the bar and served himself. There was also a scuffle with the bartender. Next day, despite the "Nieuwpoort code" this damaging fact became news on TV and the newspapers. It was alleged that he had hit the bartender.

Wilders takes the situation in hand

Mr. Wilders acted quickly. Mr. Hero Brinkman had to publish a statement that he had a drinking problem and was working on it. He denied having hit the bartender and apologized for the scuffle. Potentially this could have been very damaging to the PVV. In the event the quick action by Mr. Geert Wilders kept the damage limited. It showed that he had been right about the rule not to fraternize with journos as the "Nieuwpoort code" was suddenly not in effect when a PVV MP made a slip.

Recent opinion polls show that the electoral damage to the PVV is limited to a drop from 28 to 27 seats in the 150 seat Parliament. The other parties were not able to take advantage of the PVV kerfuffle.

Black on Black shootings take a toll

Violence amongst African descended population

On the 27th of August IslaminEurope.net featured a story on the shootings amongst Blacks in the Black neighbourhood Zuid-Oost (South-East). The level of violence in an area of perhaps 9 square kilometers is unusually high by Dutch standards. In 2009 there have been 22 registered shoot-outs. Three people got killed. The last deadly shoot-out was on the 22th of September. It took the life of a 19 year old Carribean black rapper Ishmael Gumbs (Dutch). He had immigrated from the Carribean 2 years ago. He was shot in full view of playing children in a quarrel over an insult to the girlfriend of the killer.

Random shootings?

According to the police the shootings are not related. The cause of the shoot-outs may be insults or conflicts over drug deals. The things the shoot-outs have in common is the Racial background of the shooters and the locality.

Ishmael Gumbs rapping about the thug life style that led to his death

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wilders' Freedom Party steams ahead

Dutch politics thrown in chaos

Confusion reigns on the political polling front in The Netherlands. This blog reported a month ago that the Freedom Party (PVV) was losing seats. But now the news came out today that the PVV is polling at 28 seats in the 150 seat parliament. The other "big" parties have fallen to 22 seats or less. Therefore the PVV is now the biggest political party in the Netherlands! It also means that the theme of political splintering that this blog has featured is continuing and that Dutch politics will be increasingly paralysed and chaotic. Comparable to Belgium now or Israel for the past twenty years.

The state of political polling

It also seems that one of the polling firms, Political Barometer by Synovate, has lost the plot. The bi-weekly poll first reported a big increase for the PVV of 9 seats together. And then in a later published poll (Dutch) a big drop in seats which showed the PVV losing ground and grasping.

Unorthodoxy rules

On the third Tuesday of September The Netherlands has an annual "State of the Union" like event called "Prinsjesdag". The politicos of the ruling coalition gave a weak and unconvincing show. Geert Wilders performed masterfully giving a sarcasm-laced speech in which he compared the cabinet to a car with a dead battery. In the speech he went as far as proposing a headscarf tax, a tax specifically aimed at muslim women.

That was highly unorthodox and many people feel uneasy about it. Including me. But it does not to seem to have hurt him.

We could call him "Teflon Geert".

On being prepared in Europe

Crime is rising in the Netherlands as I wrote on IslaminEurope in May. And the State is losing the ability to project law and order.

As a result one may wonder how the citizens react. The citizens of The Netherlands cannot arm themselves nor form militias. But they can hire security. And they do.
Turnover of private security grows strongly

The turnover of the private security industry (Dutch) has grown in 2008 with 10.2 percent up to 1.43 billion Euros. Today 30,700 people are working in the Dutch security industry. This is shown by figures published by security industry association VPB.

Employment rose by almost 3,000 full time jobs compared to 2007. The largest part of the turnover is made in securing real estate such as offices, companies, schools and institutions. The rest is airport security (13 percent) and mobile patrolling (14 percent).

Even so the sector has felt the economic downturn. According to the VPB 44 percent of all security firms a lowering of turnover in the first quarter of 2009. 36 percent of all firms report stable figures.
It is to be expected though that the private security sector will continue to grow as the worsening economic crisis fuels rising crime rates.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Islamist mosque to be auctioned off

Islamists are being stonewalled

A hidden conflict of the hardline Islamist organization Milli Görüs with a former partner is coming out in the open. The partner is building corporation Stadgenoot. The conflict is about payments outstanding and promises broken by Milli Görüs. Stadgenoot has seized assets such as bank accounts. It is now seizing a mosque belonging to Milli Görüs in Amersfoort and preparing to auction it off.

There is a full news story at Esther's Islam in Europe blog.

(The picture of the model of a mosque at the head of this blog is a mock up of the prestigious Westermosque that was supposed to be built in Amsterdam-West).

Here are more of my articles on Milli Görüs and the Westermosque, starting in 2005.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mayor: Dutch against asylum seekers

Do the people agree with mass immigration?

Europe is being ruthlessly transformed by wave after wave of non-western immigration. Because European countries are democratic one would expect that the people agree with the transformation because they are not opposing it. Or is it perhaps more complicated and is the absense of political opposition the result of subtle political repression? A Dutch mayor, Eric van Oosterhout (Labour), has implicitly said so. He said that if it was up to Dutch citizens, no asylum seekers would ever be housed in The Netherlands. The mayor of the rustic Dutch town of Aa en Hunze, said this on 3FM, a Dutch radio station (Dutch).

With regards to opening a asylum seekers center against the wishes of the local population the words he used where:
we are defending a minority interest here, and such an interest should not be influenced by the majority. If the state would listen to the citizens not one more asylum seeker would be housed. You may call it authoritarian - but I call it accepting one's responsibility.
Dutch mayors are appointed and they are hand picked from a pool of 30.000 active members of the political parties. This is a narrow caste of satraps, which does not fear political competition for their positions. Hence the electorate, the citizenry has been made powerless. Enabling the satraps to overwhelm the Dutch nation and the other nations of Europe.

The media

Things are moving though. DJ Giel Beelen (Dutch) of the Labour affiliated VARA radio said it was irresponsible to increase funds to pay for asylum seeker in the midst of an economic crisis.

Christian Democrats mention marriage migration

Christian Democrats feel the heat

Today the Christian Democrats (CDA) mentioned that the number of brides imported by Muslims (Dutch) is still too high. The leader of the parliamentary fraction of the CDA, Pieter van Geel, proposed a plan to reduce the number of immigrants by making the language test more difficult. In addition the immigrants are to have a level of professional education in order to be able to immigrate into The Netherlands.

This proposal shows that Dutch political parties are aligning themselves with Freedom Party (PVV) of Geert Wilders.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

No intermarriage between ethnic Dutch or highly educated Muslims

An important indicator of the distance that a social group has to other groups is their willingness to intermarry with other groups. Less intermarriage is more social distance. So how big is the social distance Muslims in Europe keep vis-a-vis e.g. ethnic Dutch?

A Dutch Sociologist Jochem Tolsma wrote a study called "Ethnic Competition and Opposition to Ethnic Intermarriage in the Netherlands" (HT Esther).
Highly educated Turks and Moroccans of the second generation prefer not marrying a Dutch person. The cultural difference are yet too great.

This according to a study which sociologist Jochem Tolsma will present on September 28 at Radboud University Nijmegen for his doctor's degree.

According to Tolsma highly educated Turks and Moroccan of the second and third generation have a much different standing in society than one would expect.

Tolsma shows in his study that they are still distant from ethnic Dutch, just as their parents who emigrated to the Netherlands as guest workers.

They also don't have high regard for ethnic Dutch.
Us and them

The quote illustrates the hostility the Muslims feel towards the nations that they colonize. I asked the question how big the social distance is between the Muslims and the Europeans. In one generation the rate of intermarriage has remained the same. While other indicators like education have improved spectacularly.


The Muslims also have a low regard for the ethnic Dutch who granted them access to their society, to jobs, houses and the best education in the world, sought after by the best and the brightest of every civilization.

This education was paid for not by the immigrant Muslims but by the Europeans who created the knowledge and the educational institutions that pass the knowledge on.

Two worlds

The Muslims do not start walking. Despite all the gates that have been opened to them. Yes, walls have been thrown down to accomodate their passage. And if THEY do not move is there any change that WE and THEM ever come together as ONE?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Geert Wilders is a Jew

Geert Wilders is part Jewish

According to Dr. Lizzy van Leeuwen Geert Wilders' grandmother on his mother's side is Johanna Meijer a Jewess. The maternal grandfather of Mr. Wilders married Johanna Meijer in Indonesia during the colonial era. Appearently the Meijer family was a well-know Dutch-Jewish family in Indonesia.

The article charges into the ridiculous when Dr. van Leeuwen also states that Mr. Wilders peroxides his hair in order to hide his non-white Indonesian ancestry. O, and Dr. van Leeuwen mentions that many Dutch people in the Dutch East Indies supported the Dutch Facist Movement (NSB). What the ....?

Anyway. Here is a picture of Wilders as an 18 year old on his Kibbutz in Israel. With his original hair colour.

The use of opposing the centre of politics

Geert Wilders is the politician at the centre of Dutch politics. This is proven by the observation that if a politician wants to get some attention he attacks Mr. Wilders in order to enhance their own status.

The The Hague elections

An example is The Hague aelderman of Housing Marnix Norder (Dutch). He wants to move up to become the leader of Labour in The Hague. He says:
If the Freedom Party (PVV) will become the biggest party in The Hague, the city will become an anarchy. Be afraid, be very afraid. I suppose that many citizens who are considering to vote for Geert Wilders, will know that too. They will want someone of substance. Vote for society for solutions. And not for the hatred and totalitarion nonsense of Wilders.
But earlier in the interview he was quoted to say:
Voters are angry obout how little control they have on their neighbourhood. And they are sick and tired of having their values disrespected by people in their neighbourhood with a different cultural background.
What will aelderman Norder do once his party gets a majority in the city council? Says aelderman Norder:
I think that citizens must be able influence the use of the police and the public prosecutor. [...] If there is a recurring security issue in a neighbourhood the municipal council, rather than the agreements between the mayor, the first public prosecutor and the chief of police [who now decide about the use of the forces of Law and Order] should be able to direct the use of the police. This implies a limitation on the power of the mayor and more control for citizens.
This is a radically new proposal by aelderman Norder. The reason that now finally the control over Law and Order is moved away from the appointed functionaries such as the mayor, the public prosecutor and the chief of police to a citizen elected body, such as the municipal council would never have happened without the spectre of the PVV becoming the dominant party in The Hague politics. The voters are smart enough to realize that they got this power due to the Freedom Party appearing and many of them will hold on to this control by giving their vote to the Freedom Party.

The multicultural society is the central issue

Getting back to my point about opposing Wilders: the centre of Dutch politics. In the The Hague municipal elections Geert Wilders will not be electable, but instead the campaign will feature local PVV-politicians. But Dutch politicians such as Norder have an intense desire to personalize issues as if it is just about Mr. Wilders. However, the issues will not go away if Mr. Wilders dissappears. As was seen with Pim Fortuyn. Fortuyn was assassinated, but Wilders picked up Fortuyn's standard.

The real issue is the failure of the multicultural society and ideology. That is the true centre of Dutch politics. Wilders just the mouth of the Dutch citizenry.

Afghanistan: Karzai has nothing to work with

The centre cannot hold

If a country, a nation is to become one, achieve unity it needs a centre. Afghanistan, has in its history never really had national unity, it was an empire dominated by Paytans since its conception in 1770.

After the northern tribes, represented by a bunch of warlords together with the CIA and the USAF defeated the Taliban a tribal head named Karzai was made President of Afghanistan.

But Karzai does not have a power base. In the struggle between the Taliban and the pro-western Afghan "government" the only real power are the Taliban. This is brought out by a fragment of a long article on Karzai in the New York Times by Elisabeth Rubin. At some point Kabul is rocked by 6 hours of riots against foreigners and the U.S. Forces there and an abservers is quoted to say:
I felt really bad for him,” Jawed Ludin recalled. Karzai was so alone. He continued to watch the riot footage in his back room, trying to glean the plot. “I realized that, at that time, he had no dependable instrument of power,” Ludin said. “He didn’t have the money, the police, the intelligence. He had nothing.
Things fall apart.

And this in a nutshell is why the pro-western alliance in Afghanistan will fail.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Germany: multiculturalism waning

A rising tide of opposition to multiculturalism

During the state elections in Germany, the patriotic Pro-Deutschland movement achieved some remarkable results in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. The state has 18 million inhabitants.

The election results for 31 August 2009

According to a press release on the website of the Pro-Deutschland movement in Nordrhein-Westfalen (German) the following percentages of the vote were chalked up:

5.4 in the city of Cologne
6.0 in the city of Bergheim
5.1 in the city of Radevormwald
4.5 in the city of Dormagen
4.3 in the city of Gelsenkirchen
4.0 in the city of Leverkusen

What can the opposition do?

The results shows that a viable political opposition to multiculturalism is developing in Germany. Compare it to the increasing strength of localist parties in The Netherlands in the late 90ies. This development paved the way for the results of Pim Fortuyn and Geert Wilders between 2001 and 2009.