It looks like my favorite European country is responding to the ka-bonks from the cluebat. Not the political party.
Two weeks ago, the country's biggest left-wing political grouping, the Labor Party, which has responsibility for integration as a member of the coalition government led by the Christian Democrats, issued a position paper calling for the end of the failed model of Dutch "tolerance."The political Left in The Netherlands, of all places, is walking - nee - running away from the cancerous rot of multiculturalism.
It came at the same time Nicolas Sarkozy was making a case in France for greater opportunities for minorities that also contained an admission that the French notion of equality "doesn't work anymore."
But there was a difference. If judged on the standard scale of caution in dealing with cultural clashes and Muslims' obligations to their new homes in Europe, the language of the Dutch position paper and Lilianne Ploumen, Labor's chairperson, was exceptional.
The paper said: "The mistake we can never repeat is stifling criticism of cultures and religions for reasons of tolerance."
Government and politicians had too long failed to acknowledge the feelings of "loss and estrangement" felt by Dutch society facing parallel communities that disregard its language, laws and customs.
Newcomers, according to Ploumen, must avoid "self-designated victimization."
She asserted, "the grip of the homeland has to disappear" for these immigrants who, news reports indicate, also retain their original nationality at a rate of about 80 percent once becoming Dutch citizens.
Instead of reflexively offering tolerance with the expectation that things would work out in the long run, she said, the government strategy should be "bringing our values into confrontation with people who think otherwise."
If our Navy was only as brave as the Dutch Left to speak what is true.
"The multi-cultis just aren't making the running anymore. It's a brave step towards a new normalcy in this country. "Zen.
Then again - the Dutch Socialists need a bit more work to do. Starting with this a55hat, Dutch Parliament member Harry van Bommel.
Like StableHand says - check out the 1:06 mark. As OMC will back us up, the words "Hamas, hamas, joden aan het gas" that flash in front of Harry translates to; "Hamas, hamas, Jews on the gas."
Nice friends you have there Harry. Perhaps they will kill or convert you last.