In Holland, the establishment has its knickers in a twist over Geert Wilders election victory. Even the Queen is now getting in on the act to exclude him from parliament. Strange days indeed!
The Baron has the story:
Geert Wilders’ political party, the PVV (Party for Freedom) won substantial gains in last month’s elections in the Netherlands, in particular drawing support away from the Christian Democrats (CDA). If the Netherlands were a normal parliamentary democracy, post-election negotiations would have led to the inclusion of the PVV in a new government, and cabinet seats for members of the party.
But the Netherlands is not a normal parliamentary democracy, not when faced with the possibility that an “Islamophobe” like Mr. Wilders might be a member of the cabinet. If there is one thing that unites all the other Dutch political parties, it is an absolute determination that the PVV must not be included in any governing coalition. To ensure this outcome, any other configuration of parties is acceptable â€” what would it matter if the “conservative” VVD were to join forces with the Communists, so long as Geert Wilders would thereby be kept from gaining any seat in the government?
To create a cordon sanitaire against the PVV, the elite oligarchy that wields the real power in the Netherlands â€” the Queen and the three major parties â€” has resorted to some blatant extra-constitutional shenanigans during the procedure leading up to the formation of the new government…Read it all
The Fear that Wilders is Right
Geert Wilders argues that Islamofascism derives directly from Islamic teachings, including Koranic exhortations. His movie, Fitna, advancing this argument, is unimpeachable in its citations of Islamic scripture and in its images of Islamofascism on the march.Â ThatÂ those who oppose him are motivated in large part by a wish to appease the purveyors of the Islamist threat is indicated by the fact that the negative responses to WildersÂ have focused not on rebutting his arguments but on demonizingÂ him and usingÂ anti-democratic means to silence him.Â As Roger Simon suggests, they are compelled to hate Wilders because they so want to cling to their delusionalÂ denial ofÂ the threat. Read it all
British National Party leader and MEP Nick Griffin announced this morning in the European Parliament that he wished to nominate brave Dutch MEP Geert Wilders for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.