Doublespeak

I have talked before about the xenophobic politician Wilders and his political party PVV. One thing he and his party always claim is that they are protecting “the freedom of speech”. Obviously, there are a lot of religious people, and quite a lot of them are muslims, who believe that it should be forbidden to insult their religion, their God or their prophet. We all remember what happened when some Danish cartoonists drew some (funny? not funny?) cartoons with the Islam prophet in them.

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Totaler Krieg

In the Netherlands, there is only one political movement, led by one single leader, who consistently talks about war, about deportation, about shooting people through their kneecaps, about inferior cultures, about prohibiting books, about an utopic Netherlands without immigrants. In short, everything all fascist parties all over the world tend to say. His party is called PVV, his name is Wilders, and yesterday he said the following words.

“Door heel Europa, niet alleen in Nederland, maar in heel Europa vechten de multiculturalistische elites een totale oorlog(*) uit tegen hun bevolkingen. Met als inzet de voortzetting van de massa-immigratie en de islamisering, uiteindelijk resulterend in een islamitisch Europa – een Europa zonder vrijheid: Eurabië.”

“Throughout Europe, not only in the Netherlands, there is a multi-culturalist elite that fights a total war(*)against their people. The goal of this fight is the continuation of mass immigration and Islamization, ultimately resulting in an Islamic Europe – a Europe without freedom: Eurabia.”

“En toda Europa, no sólo en los Países Bajos, las elites multi-culturalistas han montado una guerra total(*) contra su pueblo. La meta de esta guerra es la continuación de la inmigración masiva y la islamización, que en última instancia resultará en una Europa islámica – una Europa sin libertad. Eurabia”

As always, his trick is to blame others for supposedly wanting to start the war as an excuse for starting his own. The usual retorics about “the people” against an elite that is favouring foreign threats should sound familiar as well. In short, everything all fascist parties all over the world tend to say.

So, I repeat. If the UN is really out there to bring democracy to foreign countries…, forget about Afghanistan (they are fed up), forget Irak (it’s already enough of a  mess), forget Egypt (they are much better off without our “help”)…, send your troops to the Netherlands. (And when you shoot some PVV voters, call it collateral damage.)

*) “Totale Oorlog” / “Total War” / “Guerra Total” = “Totaler Krieg”, Joseph Goebbels, (18- 02-1943)

Hello, my name is Effy and I make documentaries

Hello. My name is Effy. And I make documentaries.

The idea was simple. I wanted to show life. Not Life, but life, without capitals. I wanted to show what I knew about life. I wanted to make a documentary. A documentary about a man, a normal man, who wakes up with a morning erection, brushes his teeth while having a leak, has a leak while he is taking a shower, struggles with an old piece of bread while dressing and combs his fingers through his hair while he shuts the door behind him and hurries off to the office where he will spend the rest of the day looking for a clue. I wanted to show that all these documentaries about nature or ancient temples, rock bands and politicians, arms deals and medicin scams are not what my life or your life is all about. I wanted to bore the shit out of you and make you realise that that is what life is: boring the shit out of you. Until you run out of shit.

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