The Dutch courts today acquitted populist politician Geert Wilders from charges of discrimination and using hate speech. This is a great day, my friends...and lovers of true liberty around the world should rejoice.
The summarized story is this: a lot of destabilization and unrest have come with the massive influx of muslim immigrants to Holland (a common problem amongst many western countries). WIth an increased population have come many demands to change Holland into something unlike Holland...you know, into something more like the intolerant third world countries that these ungrateful parasites came from.
Enter Geert Wilders, the gutsiest and arguably most patriotic of parliamentary members in the Dutch House of Representatives. Where a majority of his political peers succumb completely (and suicidally) to the pressures of political correctness, Geert has been vocal in noting the dangers of radical Islam, particularly if it is not curtailed while it continues to infest his country to a greater degree every year.
Setting about to warn his countrymen of the dangers of failing to take action in maintaining the rights, freedoms, and culture of Holland, he has been criticized as an extremist, a reactionary, and of course as a racist fear-monger. His insistence that immigrants conform to dutch culture rather than push it out in preference of their own foreign culture has angered many within the Muslim community worldwide.
My opinion is simply this: Geert Wilders had the guts to say what many of the fearful and the brainwashed will not...Islam is a huge problem, period. Where most prefer to stick their heads in the sand and pretend that this murderous religion is something other than what it is, Geert Wilders had the courage and fortitude to say it like it is. Where many countries are in the process of committing slow suicide by pandering to these obnoxious slaves to a 7th century barbarically tyrannical culture, Wilders stands out amongst a seemingly minute selection of heroes who still have the guts to stand for freedom and to describe plainly the blatantly obvious.
It is no surprise these days that he was attacked so dishonestly and with such rage for taking his argument to the public. That is the modus operandi of the evil in this era. Free speech is only for the bad guys...for those who oppose them, it is called hate speech. Use any means at your disposal, including violence, to shut down criticism. Infiltrate and indoctrinate, or else annihilate.
Wilders' crime, if we could call it that with any integrity at all, was to call them out publicly for the intolerant and insistent savages that they are, and to do so in an age when the masses prefer to slumber blissfully into oblivion rather than be roused to the dangers at their door. Although he has never once called for physical action or violence (where many of his critics have and do), he was accused of exercising "hate speech" (what others call free speech). Today the courts found him innocent of these preposterous charges.
The fact that something as ridiculously obvious as a right to free speech still has to be defended in the courts is simply frightening. A massive shift has taken place in western civilization. Ideas and speech that were once understood or thought to be dangerous have come a long way. Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Feminism, Aryanism, Anti-Semitism...the list goes on with these hate filled doctrines...have all been traditionally rejected, understood to at least be somewhat perverse ideologies incompatible with the natural world (the nature of mankind) and / or the concept of individual liberty and freedom. Now, however, through the use of various methods and avenues, many of these ideas have gained traction, all under the protection of liberties granted by the societies which they abhor and oppose. Where permissiveness was granted most leniently to unpopular ideas and beliefs, the beneficiaries of such graciousness are now the first to deny it to others. All the while increasingly liberal societies are blinded by their own irrational and unreasonable ideologies, often making pronouncements in favor of tyrannical minority groups, as much as these may defy the sensibilities of the majority whom these governments are charged to protect and serve. For instance, the Labour government of England actually banned Wilders from entering the country in 2009, saying his presence would constitute a "threat to one of the fundamental interests of society." What principle, eh? Wilders is the threat to society...not the terrorist acolytes of whom he speaks. Weak kneed and unprincipled leaders with twisted doctrines like these are precisely the primary threat to free civilization in the modern era.
Thus we have a violent thuggish cult (yes, yes, I know there are "moderate" Muslims...do we have to go there yet again?) who has absolutely no regard for the rights and freedoms of others outside of its own narrow sphere, and in fact seeks to dominate or destroy them. Yet, when criticisms are levied (which are far milder than those received the other way around), it is all of a sudden a hate crime that we are supposed to take seriously? Unfortunately, these sorts of asinine charges are made because they have some effect in our topsy-turvy twisted system.
This is why today is a great day. A courageous man was vindicated, an uncertain outcome in increasingly corrupt courtrooms. His positions are popular, but rarely spoken because the oppresive weight of liberal political correctness is even more pervasive.
We need to wake up. For every Geert Wilders who has the advantages of popularity, public support, political connections, and financial resources, there are many others who are crushed under the tyranny of political correctness run amok in our governments and our courtrooms.
Here's a bit of parting wisdom...whenever you hear someone using the term "hate speech" or "hate crime", understand immediately that you are dealing with either the enemy or the indoctrinated. These are wickedly deceptive terms used to shut down free speech and debate for the purpose of forcing their own twisted ideology. Decent and thinking people do not use these terms, and understand them as merely one in a host of dishonest and dishonorable tactics used to coerce and ultimately enslave.
Long live Geert!!
P.S. Thanks to WP and Elphaba at Red State Witch for bringing Wilders to my attention many moons ago!