Not a lot of people know this, but I am half-Dutch. My mother comes from the
and only moved to the UK
from the age of nineteen; and she stayed for the rest of her life. I have never
felt much affinity for the country though, despite spending every school
holiday there. This is mostly because I was not close to my maternal
grandparents or my aunts, uncles and cousins. Coming from a Catholic Limburger
family, I have a large number of Dutch relatives, but these days I hardly ever
communicate with them. As a result my Dutch language skills are very rusty. My
mum died in 2006, but I wonder what she would have made of the current
political landscape in her country. Yesterday there was a general election in
which the representatives for the Tweede
Kamer, the "Second Room" of government, similar to the British
House of Commons, were chosen. The system of legislature in the Netherlands
is very different to that in the United Kingdom.
Instead of each of the house members representing a constituency, a
geographical area of the country, the votes for each candidate are simply
divided by 150, the number of seats in the Second Room. There are far more
parties in government too. Instead of a single governing party with a majority
of seats and an opposition, the aim of the Second Room is to build a consensus.
In fact no party in Dutch history has ever achieved the seventy-five seats
needed to form a majority government. The members choose the formateur, the prime minister, in a
separate vote; whereas in Britain
he or she is automatically appointed as a result of being leader of the
governing party. So a coalition has to be created between the largest parties;
or sometimes a combination of large parties and small ones. The cabinet is
appointed in the same way as the prime minister and they can come from any
party in the house, not just from the ruling coalition. It's even more
complicated than the American system, see links below. The central seat of
government is a complex of buildings called the Binnenhof in The Hague,
the legislative capital of the Netherlands.
Amsterdam is the official capital
and home to the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange; part of the Habsburg
Dutch politics has shifted considerably in the last few years and this could cause a constitutional crisis. The PVV- Partij voor de Vrijheid, the "Freedom Party" was only founded in 2006 yet in that year it won nine seats in the Second Room. In 2010 it won twenty-four seats making it the biggest single party in the house. It's also the third biggest party in the European Parliament with twenty-six seats. However, in last night's election it only won twenty seats indicating its popularity has slumped. The largest party is now the Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie, the "People's Party for Freedom and Democracy". This is easily enough for it to form a coalition with other willing partners. Its leader Mark Rutte will almost certainly remain the Dutch prime minister. The leader of the PVV is the energetic and charismatic Geert Wilders, who is famous for his thick dyed blond hair, like Donald Trump. Like Trump he is also described as a "populist", a word that has developed a new definition in recent months. It seems to refer to a person who has fewer than normal background and past connections to the political establishment, yet still gains office through independent means, often because of modern social media. The PVV's policies are centre-left on the economy, but very radical right when it comes to immigration, multiculturalism and the European Union. As I've said before, see background links, I oppose all hostility to anybody based on their race or religion, but there's no doubt mass immigration and multiculturalism is being used as a tool to break down Western society. I must be allowed to state this without being accused of racism or any other form of hatred. A lot of what Wilders says in that regard is sensible and progressive. He wishes to withdraw his country from the EU, "Nexit" as it has been dubbed. I'm a hundred percent behind him on this. I also support his immigration moratorium, but I question his level of awareness related to the subject. He insists that Dutch constitutional rights be asserted with their full Christian and humanist values left intact and he has identified the problem of radical Islam which is a part of the European destruction agenda. What he fails to do is address its cause. He doesn't seem to understand that radical Islam is an engineered act of psychological warfare, see background links for more details. Instead he makes the same mistake that the rest of the counter-Jihad do. In his eyes, the active role is being played by the radical Muslims themselves. They are a covert mass movement of conquest, trying to enact the imperatives of the Crusades, taking advantage of white liberal weakness which allows uncontrolled immigration from Muslim lands. This is not what is happening. The radical Muslims are playing a passive role. The government aren't letting them in; they're bringing them in. They know exactly what they're doing and it is for a grand long-term strategy. The EU government are building mega-mosques all over
Europe on purpose. The
Wahhabist and Salafist hate-preachers from Saudi
Arabia are being deliberately installed in Europe
to radicalize the immigrant youth. Wilders' failure to address this fact has
led him to propose excessive, unjust and destructive measures such as banning
the Quran, the forced closure of mosques and taxing women for wearing
traditional Muslim dress on public highways. In this way he's similar to the
Americans Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller; and like them he staunchly supports
Israel, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgb8FClTQxc.
Don't they realize the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad are behind a lot of
Muslim terror groups, including ISIS? These actions will
only alienate moderate Muslims and keep the truth about radicalization buried
even deeper. So I have mixed feelings about the outcome of the Dutch election.
Despite my desire to see the Netherlands
independent of the EU and back in control of its own borders, there's no point
if it then proceeds down a path to delusion. I wouldn't want to see innocent
Muslims punished for the crimes of the radicalized tendency, not least at the
behest of the Zionist demagogue in the Near East which
actively carries out said radicalizing and even some of the terrorist attacks.
If Wilders had won more seats, and even if he had become once again the biggest
party in the Second Room, he would probably still have not become prime
minister because the other parties all have said they will not form a coalition
with him. This would have led to the constitutional crisis in which the PVV
could have become the biggest party facing a coalition of smaller parties
united only by their opposition to the PVV. Still, one could argue that that
was all Hillary Clinton was.
See here for background: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/coronation-of-god-emperor.html.