zaterdag 31 juli 2010

What’s in a name? The farce of Dutch democracy

The liberal party got the majority of votes on the edge, last elections in the Netherlands. (One chair in parliament) The liberals are called VVD, Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie (Peoples party for Freedom and Democracy).

Under the flag of democracy Mark Rutte, leader of the VVD, is now forming a right wing cabinet with the biggest loser of the elections: CDA. CDA means Christian Democratic Appel.

A good thing one would think: Christians and democrats who strive for freedom.

The two lack chairs in parliament, together they form a minority. That is why they close a deal with the Party for Freedom (PVV). Ironically, the PVV wants to ban freedom of religion, when the religion is called Islam. It wants to prescribe the clothing citizens are allowed to wear. The PVV forbides books. It strives towards a tough immigration policy and cutting development funds. Looking at the program, even with a magnifying glass, one can not find one splinter of freedom in this extreme right club.

So we have a bunch of Christians, freedomproclaimers and democrats who have one goal and one goal only: power. They abuse words and laws and distort truths. The left side of politics rests, baffled in silence and decent behavior. And we, Dutch sheep, are stupid enough to accept this.

Beware: democracy is arithmetic. The ones that can count up to 76 are ruling. Dictators window dressing as democrats are no longer reserved for developing countries.

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