7 Oct 2010

A bunch of free dom parties

The PVV (freedom party) is a one man party. No really! It has one member, Mr Geert Wilders and to make it a legal entity the Geert Wilders foundation is the second entity.

The PVV platform calls for more policemen, ethnic registration of all citizens, deportation of criminals and harsher prison sentences.

The PVV has called for a ban on minarets and Muslim scarves. It says if Turkey joins the European Union, the Netherlands should withdraw.

Mr Wilders has said "The core of the problem is the fascist Islam, the sick ideology of Allah and Mohammed as laid down in the Islamic Mein Kampf: the Quran."

Geert Wilders is on trial for incitment. He says it is free speech. Maybe so....But organising a trans national alliance to stop the social advancement of new arrival groups hardly inspires one to sign up to his one man crusade. Ooops!

"We must stop the tsunami of the Islamisation. This hits us in the heart, in our identity, in our culture. If we do not defend ourselves all other points from my programme will appear to be useless."

3 Oct 2010

Political daftness grows

Interestingly it comes as no surprise to hear politicians will go to any lengths for a shot at fame. They are worst of the celebrity status hunters. The austerity coming to the people is the result of bad government management. In Netherlands the lust for power is taking a turn for the worst. In order to get a coalition, politicians have agreed a very dodgy set of parliamentary objectives. Some of which are:

  1. Benefit cuts for people whose clothing or behaviour stops them finding work
  2. Ban on the Burqa and other face-covering garments
  3. Parents to be made financially responsible for making their children speak proper Dutch
  4. Prostitution age to be raised to 21
  5. 500 new animal police to protect mainly pet animals rights.

Are people expected to take this seriously? Is it time to question the necessity of governmnent and whether we really need it at all.