NETHERLANDS: VOTE AGAINST TRADE DEAL SHOWS UK NO ALONE IN ANTI-EU SENTIMENT……

But many of the slavish minded Finns would dredd such thing, big government is always good, even bigger government….better!

Dutch no vote on trade deal ‘shows Europeans are sick of Brussels’: Brexit campaigners say result proves UK is ‘not alone’ in anti-EU sentiment 

Far right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, pictured, said the No Vote was 'the start of the end of the EU' 

Far right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, pictured, said the No Vote was ‘the start of the end of the EU’

  • Dutch MP Geert Wilders praised the electorate’s rejection of the trade deal
  • Some 61 per cent of those who voted rejected the controversial deal 
  • However, only 32 per cent of those entitled to vote cast their ballots 
  • Brexit campaigners said Brussels was a ‘remote self-serving bureaucracy’  

The rejection by Dutch voters of an EU trade deal with Ukraine is proof anti-Brussels sentiment is spreading across the bloc, Eurosceptics claimed last night.

Brexit campaigners said the result proved the UK was ‘not alone’ and warned people had had enough of a ‘remote self-serving bureaucracy’.

The final outcome of Holland’s ‘advisory’ referendum showed a No vote of 61 per cent against the deal, on a turnout of 32 per cent.

The poll was hailed as a ‘humiliating rejection’ of an expansionist EU and a boost for Eurosceptics across the continent.

David Cameron said he hoped the rejection by Dutch voters would not affect the outcome of Britain’s referendum on EU membership.

But hailing the victory as a nail in the EU’s coffin, far-Right Dutch MP Geert Wilders said the result could help secure a vote for Brexit, and warned it could be ‘the start of the end of the European Union as we know it’.

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GEERT WILDERS: CHANGE DUTCH CONSTITUTION AND BAN ISLAM……

Actually, it (Islam) should be relegated to the extreme periphery like communist/national socialism, with immigration quota systems focused on applicants outside the Islamic world.

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Wilders: preferably Islam should be forbidden in the Netherlands

In a parliamentary debate on the Brussels terror attacks by Muslims, PVV party leader Geert Wilders said that Islam is not a religion like Christianity.  He added that it is an extremist totalitarian ideology, its aim is not to integrate or to live together but to dominate society.  He said that preferably the constitution should be changed and Islam should be forbidden.  The representatives of several other parties disagreed with Wilders’ proposals.

FM: BNFTN via Refdag.nl

NETHERLANDS: AD JOURNALIST OBTAINS LAWYERS’ CONFIDENTIAL PLEA NOTES PREPARED FOR WILDERS CASE……

Media/political tag team scumbaggery…..

The journalist interviewing Wilders’ lawyer obtained the preparatory notes from someone, and now the police have been tasked in finding out how it was done. It’s just one more step in the kangaroo court case against Wilders.

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Wilders’ lawyer: my court plea notes have been hacked

Lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops said that he was contacted by the AD daily. An AD journalist read out part of the plea notes he had prepared for the lawsuit against Wilders, which began last Friday. He said that during his 30 years of practice this had never happened before.

He requested from the President of the Court that an investigation should be ordered, to be carried out by an independent IT expert or by the National Detective Service. Knoops wondered how he would communicate with Wilders in the future, if he could not do so via email. Wilders is being tried for allegations that he insulted a group and incited to hatred and discrimination in his statement in favor of less Moroccans in the Netherlands.

FM: BNFTM via AD.nl

NETHERLANDS: GEERT WILDERS OPENING STATEMENT TO DUTCH COURT: ”I ASK NOT FOR COMPASSION, BUT A FAIR TRIAL”……….

Netherlands Wilders

President, Members of the Court,

For more than eleven years, I have been living under death threats. Every day, I am reminded of this. Even today. This morning, I was driven here in a convoy of armored cars, with sirens, flashing lights, and surrounded by bodyguards. And not only today, but every day.

I will be brought home in the same way. Home is a safe-house. My office is a shielded room. And when I have to stand in court, it is here, in a bunker at Schiphol.

For more than eleven years already, I have been paying a heavy price. And I think that you as well as I know why. I am paying that price for the same reason as why I am standing in the dock for the second time. Because I dare to criticize Islam and mention the Moroccan problem.

“Freedom is the power that we have over ourselves,” said the great Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius. His statue stands at the entrance of the Supreme Court in The Hague. Hugo Grotius is the symbol of Dutch law. But once he was on trial himself. He was sentenced to life because he had fought on the side of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt for Dutch freedoms. But Grotius escaped in a coffin and fled to Antwerp.

Sometimes I wish that I could escape myself. But I know that I cannot. I would have to pay a price which I do not want to pay. I would have to shut up. And I cannot. I do not want that. And I will not do it. Freedom of expression is the only freedom I still have. And, forgive me, I will never give it up.

So here I stand again.

And I honestly think it is a disgrace that I have to stand here.

Millions of people in this country and abroad think so, too.

I do not ask for your compassion. But now that I am forced to stand here, I ask of you that you give me what I am entitled to: a fair trial. I ask that Lady Justice be blindfolded.

And I fear this will not be the case.

So my lawyer explained, over half of the legal complaints lodged against me proved to be false when they were investigated. People thought they were voting in elections, instead of pressing charges. Or they did not know my name. Or they were illiterate or did not recognize their signature. Or they said they did not feel discriminated against, even though it said so in their complaint. I hope that you will never be accused of something that you did not do. Or they got assistance from mosques or Labor politicians. Or they were told by the police that the officers also felt uncomfortable with Wilders’ statements. Or they were told by the mosque administration that they had to fill out the forms the police was going to bring.

Mr President, Members of the Court, this is nothing but deception, manipulation, intimidation, ignorance, it is a scam. It is incredibly shocking.

And that the prosecutor just said that this nothing to worry about is a disgrace.

Because in front of you stands a politician.

And he is being prosecuted because he has voiced a political opinion.

Why did I speak about fewer Moroccans?

The honest answer is because I want fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands has a huge Moroccan problem. It is my job as a democratically elected representative of the people to honestly identify the problems in our country.

How and why do I want to get fewer Moroccans in our country has already been written down in the PVV election platform since 2006: We want to stop immigration from non-Western immigrants, and therefore also of Moroccans, to promote voluntary repatriation, and to denaturalize criminals with a dual nationality and expel them from the Netherlands. And before, during and after the contested election night, I have repeatedly explained this in front of many cameras and microphones.

I did not say “All Moroccans must leave the country” or “Moroccans are no good,” but I advocated “fewer Moroccans”. Because that is my opinion, that is what I want, and what many millions of Dutch want together with me.

The Public prosecutor is trying to catch me, but he is selectively shopping.

If I would have advocated fewer Syrians, then I would not be standing here today. Or I would not stand here alone, but together with Prime Minister Rutte and almost all the government leaders in Europe. Because today they all want to get fewer Syrians.

The Public Prosecution is also applying double standards. And there are many examples of this.

How quiet was it when, earlier, politicians from the Labor Party spoke about Moroccan cunts (Mr Oudkerk), about humiliating Moroccans (Mr Spekman) and about Moroccan boys who have an ethnic monopoly on nuisance (Mr. Samson). Why were they not being prosecuted?

And how quiet was it when a Turkish member of the Dutch Parliament (Mr Öztürk) compared me with a tumor and said “One has to fight him,” and likened me to Hitler. Where were the mayors then who spoke shame of it and led processions of people going to press charges?

Where was the Public Officer’s press spokesperson when a Labor Party chairman (Mr Den Hertog) said that he hopes that I die of a heart attack, but that if a bullet is needed then it would have to big enough to engrave from the grateful people on it?

Where was the outrage of the Prime Minister when a D66 member (Mr Mohammed) said he would put a bullet through my head and cut me open and feed me to the pigs?

And why was there no prosecution of the former police commissioner of Amsterdam, Mr Van Riessen, who said about me, and I quote: “Basically one would feel inclined to say: let’s kill him, just get rid of him now and he will never surface again.” End of quote.
Where were the preprinted declaration forms then?

What a duplicity. What a selective indignation.

And when someone is taken to court, such as the Moroccan rapper who said that he, and I quote, “hates these fucking Jews even more than the Nazis”, end of quote, then he is acquitted, because then suddenly his words are covered by freedom of speech.

These double standards and this hypocrisy by both politicians and the Public Prosecutor turn this trial into a political trial. The leader of the largest opposition party, who proves too strong to defeat in Parliament, must be neutralized. That is a disgrace and I hope you will not allow yourselves to be taken advantage of.

Because the problems of which I speak will not go away by keeping silent about them.

Silence is not an option.

Silence is cowardly.

Silence is betrayal.

If I, as the political leader of my party, during an election gathering of my party, am not allowed to say what has been written down in my party platform for a decade, then this is absolute madness and then one has to convict me.

My opinions will not change. And one will not be able to silence me.

I have been deprived of my freedom for over eleven years and the only freedom I still have is my freedom of speech. Nobody will be able to rob me of it.

But obviously, I hope that you will leave the political and public debate to the political and public debate, that you will not turn this courtroom into a political forum, and that you acquit me.

On August 24 last year, in the television program ‘Looking into the Soul’, I heard one of your fellow penal judges, Mr Hermans, say that voting for the PVV is – I quote – a “huge contra-indication to the profession of judge.” Excuse me that this worries me.

And I am even more worried because, of all people, it happened to be one of you three, Mrs Van Rens, who on August 17 last year in the television program ‘Looking into the Soul’ criticized political views of my party, which is allowed of course. She said that she opposes minimum sentences and expelling illegal immigrants. But she said even more. Mrs Van Rens also criticized the judicial decision during my previous trial to approve our objection to the court. She said she did not understand that the objection was assigned by fellow judges because, and I quote: “there was no proper basis in penal law to allocate the objection.”

Mr President, Members of the Court, there has been only one single judge in the Netherlands who has openly criticized the judicial decision in favor of me. Only one. And she is exactly the judge opposite me in court today.

Madam Judge, I hope you understand that I am saying this and that I do not find this very reassuring. It would do you credit if you would withdraw from this case and I strongly call on you to do so.

Mr President, Members of the Court.

I conclude.

I meant what I have said, I spoke on behalf of millions of Dutch, I retract nothing and have no regrets. I have said what I think and I will continue to do so. Always.

But I hate no one, I do not incite any hatred and I abhor everything that has to do with discrimination.

That is the truth. Only in a dictatorship, speaking the truth is a crime.
And only in a dictatorship, the opinion of millions of people is criminalized.

I stand here before three judges, but actually it should be the 17 million Dutch who should judge my political expressions.

So I ask you: Let freedom of expression prevail.
Let the Netherlands remain a free country.
Acquit me.

Thank you very much.

NETHERLANDS: KANGAROO CASE AGAINST WILDERS, FAKE COMPLAINTS TOO OBVIOUS TO IGNORE……..

The case against Wilders was all rigged from the very beginning.

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One complainant told Mr. Wilder’s defence lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops that outsiders had come to his mosque with papers, claiming they were ballot papers. Doing what he was told, the man duly “voted” for Mr. Wilders, or so he thought. When pressed by the defence lawyer, the Muslim was shocked to hear Mr. Wilders was to go to court because of the paper he had signed, he had no idea what it was or who Mr. Wilders is.

Serious Concerns Over ‘Shocking’ Irregularities And ‘Fake’ Complaints In Geert Wilders Free Speech Case

The Netherlands’ best-selling newspaper has presented damning testimony that the criminal trial against anti-Islamification campaigner Geert Wilders is flawed, with many complainant declarations “fake”.

Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders’ trial for supposed hate speech started this morning, but the quality of the government prosecutor’s case has been called into question. Earlier this week De Telegraaf published a leaked report suggesting many of the 6,400 plaintiffs in the case were not Dutch speakers and hadn’t even been aware they were signing statements.

The report from the weekend edition stated: “The charges [against Wilders] were often pressed by ignorant, non-Dutch speaking and sometimes even illiterate elderly immigrants who had no idea what they were doing”. In total the Dutch government received some 15,000 complaints of discrimination.

The actual reasons behind the majority of the 6,400 complainants may never be known, as the judge presiding over Wilders’ case refused the defence the opportunity to investigate the plaintiffs. It was only after “much pleading” he was finally given access to just 15 of the 6,400.

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NETHERLANDS: PVV LEADER WILDERS BACK BEFORE THE KANGAROO COURT ON…….HATE SPEECH CHARGES

They keep trying to convict him for speaking the truth.

Truth be told again, it’s now going to be even harder since the government itself wants to divest itself from muslims flowing into the country as well:

“A majority considers that the current influx exceeds society’s ability to absorb newcomers, and that the cabinet has to take “unorthodox” measures in order to restrict further immigration, either in the national or in the general Western European context.  One of the parties supporting these demands is Prime Minister Rutte’s Liberals Party (VVD).

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Dutch lawmaker Wilders in court on hate speech charges

Firebrand Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders takes pictures of photographers as he appeared in court for…

AMSTERDAM (AP) — In a case that will test the limits of Dutch freedom of expression, firebrand lawmaker Geert Wilders appeared in court Friday for the first public hearing in a hate speech prosecution.

The pretrial hearing at a tightly guarded courtroom on the edge of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport comes with Wilders’ anti-Islam Freedom Party standing atop opinion polls a year ahead of Dutch parliamentary elections and with anti-immigrant sentiment rising across Europe.

Prosecutor Wouter Bos said the case pits two key pillars of the Dutch constitution against one another: A ban on discrimination and the right to freedom of expression.

“The importance of freedom of speech is great,” he said. “It is one of the essential elements of our democratic society.” But, he added, “freedom of speech is not absolute.”

More here.

NETHERLANDS: MUSLIM SENDS PVV PARTY LEADER GEERT WILDERS A PRIVATE DEATH THREAT……

Fifth column alert……

The Netherlands would be far better off without the likes of Mahir Mohamed and other such-like islamomiscreants.

H/T: Vasarahammer

Youth D66 member sends death threat to Geert Wilders

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Politics February 26, 2016

Photo: Depositphotos.com A member of the D66 youth wing in Friesland has been suspended for sending a death threat via Twitter to PVV leader Geert Wilders.

The youth, named as Mahir Mohamed and for a time treasurer of the local party in Drachten, has since turned himself in to the police.

In the private tweet to Wilders, Mohamed wrote that if Wilders came to Drachten he would ‘shoot a bullet’ through his head. Wilders relayed the threat to his twitter followers.

Local party members say they are very surprised at Mohamed’s action. Ruben Feiken, who chairs the youth wing of the party in Friesland, told De Stentor Mohamed is an intelligent young man.

‘I know him really well and I don’t understand it,’ he said. ‘I have no idea what would make him say these sorts of things.’

Read more at DutchNews.nl

NETHERLANDS: PVV’S GEERT WILDERS SAYS IF HE’S KILLED IT IS LABOUR’S FAULT…….

Just like in Sweden where SD leader Jimmie Åkkesson is viciously attacked, the Dutch political elite along with the fake media regularly demonize Geert Wilders.

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Wilders: If I am killed, the Labor Party will be responsible

Labor Party leader Hans Spekman has accused PVV leader Geert Wilders of fomenting revolt.  Wilders responded that the Labor Party had learned nothing from the death of Pim Fortuyn, who was murdered after being demonized by the left.  The Labor Party was now demonizing him, he said, creating an atmosphere into which “a bullet may arrive.”  Wilders added “if that bullet comes, PvdA (Labor Party) will be engraved on the side.”

FM: BNFTN via Volkskrant.nl

UPDATE (RESIGNS): NETHERLANDS: LEFTIST MP WISHES GEERT WILDERS WOULD DIE OF A HEART ATTACK…….

Now resigns because of it:

Classy………

We all hope, of course, that Wilders dies of a heart attack in bed (whether or not between the legs of a left mp)”

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H/T: Andy Bostom

LOCAL LABOUR LEADER WISHES FOR WILDERS DEATH IN TWEET

PvdA leader in Katwijk Willem den Hertog wished that PVV leader Geert Wilders will die of a heart attack in a post he distributed through his Twitter account late Thursday morning. Following the commotion they caused, he said the messages should not have been published, and he withdrew his statement.

Den Hertog’s tweets were in response to Wilders’ statement that if he is assassinated, the PvdA will have his blood on their hands. “I hope that the bullet does not come, but if that bullet comes from the left, then the Netherlands will know that the PvdA letters are written on its side.” Wilders made this statement in response to PvdA chairman Hans Spekman calling him a danger to democracy.

Den Hertog tweeted, “We all hope that Wilders dies of a heart attack in bed (if not between the legs of a left-wing parliamentarian)”, followed by. “But if there is a bullet on the way, then it is big enough to engrave ‘From the grateful Dutch people’ on it”. He concluded: “How many PVV’ers are now carving ‘PvdA’ on their bullets?”

As can be expected, the tweets resulted in a storm of angry reactions and retweets. According to Omroep West Den Hartog was even received a number of threats. So he decided to withdraw his statements. “There is commotion about the tweets I sent about Wilders. Given the reactions, I see that I should not have sent those tweets.”

Geert Wilders did not reply to the remarks until just after 2:30 p.m. In a tweet from his official account, he wrote, “Shocking message. Maybe now Labour chairman Spekman understands what I meant.” He ended the message with a hashtag that translates to, “bullet from the left,” referring to the Labour party’s leftist political stance.

More here.

GEERT WILDERS AT BREITBART: STOPPING ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION IS A MATTER OF SURVIVAL…….

As well as kicking out those who refuse to abide by our rules….

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The Islamization of Europe will profoundly influence European politics. Winning the Islamic vote will become the goal of ever more European politicians. As a result, Europe’s policies will become even less friendly towards Israel and the United States than they already are. The Atlantic alliance is in danger.

Stopping Islamic Immigration Is a Matter of Survival

In April last year, the renowned nonpartisan Pew Research Center released a report on the future growth of world religions. The content was shocking. The report states that, if current trends continue, Islam will almost equal Christianity by 2050. While the world’s population is expected to rise by 35 per cent until the middle of this century, Islam will grow with a staggering 73 per cent.

The consequences of future Islamic growth are frightening. Islam is not a religion like Christianity, but rather a totalitarian political ideology. Its goal is primarily political. Islam wants to make the whole world submit. It aims to establish a worldwide Islamic state and bring everyone, including “infidels,” such as Christians, Jews, atheists, and others, under Sharia law. This is the barbaric Islamic law which deprives non-Muslims of all rights, treats women as inferior beings, condemns apostates and critics of Islam to death, and condones terror. More Islam equals more violence, more intolerance, more terrorism.

With the growth of Islam, the world will become a less safe place. And so will America. According to Pew, the United States will see its number of Christians decline from more than three-quarters of the population today to two-thirds in 2050, while Islam will more than double in size and replace Judaism as America’s largest non-Christian faith. The consequences of the Islamic presence in America have already been visible in several murderous attacks, such last December’s San Bernardino shooting, but also the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, and several other acts of terrorism. If Islam doubles in size, the threat of terrorism will only grow.

In the past, the totalitarian ideologies of Nazism and Communism have both been defeated by the common efforts of America and Europe. Without America, Europe would have been lost. But without Europe, America would have been isolated. If Europe had fallen to either Nazism or Communism, there is no doubt that America would have become the next victim. The Transatlantic alliance between Americans and Europeans has been the key to the survival of our common Western civilization. This alliance is in danger today, because the more Islamic Europe becomes, the less reliable it will be as an ally of America.

More here.

GEERT WILDERS ADDRESSES EUROPE NATIONS AND FREEDOM CONFERENCE IN MILANO ITALY…….

Truly one of the great statesmen of our times.

Statement Geert Wilders

Press Conference Europe of Nations and Freedom
Milano, 29 January, 2016

I am extremely happy to be in Milan. Because this is the city which in 2005 awarded the late Oriana Fallaci, a true Italian hero, Milan’s highest award, the Ambrogino d’Oro.

She deserved it. She was one of Italy’s greatest and most courageous women and journalists. Whenever I come to Italy, I do so in honor of her: Oriana Fallaci, whose bravery in warning against the dangers of Islamization I greatly admire. Her book The Force of Reason – La Forza Della Ragione – was one the best books I have ever read. It was published in 2004 and inspired me to start my own political party that same year, a party that today – twelve years later – is by far is the biggest party in all the polls in The Netherlands with almost 30 percent of the votes.

Thank you Italy, thank you Oriana for the inspiration. I am very proud to have been awarded the Oriana Fallaci prize in Rome in 2009.

Today our civilization is still in danger, as a matter of fact worse than ever before. We are facing an existential threat.

You can see it everywhere, in all Western European countries. Our borders have been opened to Islamic mass immigration. And the consequences are terrible. The costs are gigantic, the attacks horrible and the threat of terrorism has never been higher.

So we need to act.

That is why we are here today in Milan. With a message of strength and unity. Together with my good friends from Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, the U.K. and other countries we have forged an alliance. An alliance with a historic mission. Our mission is to save and defend our nations and our Western civilization, built on the legacy of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem. The survival of our freedom, identity and values are at stake.

My colleagues and I, we ring the bells of the revolution. A democratic and peaceful revolution to regain our national sovereignty. To stop the invasion. To protect our own people, our women, our culture. We have to become the masters again of our own borders, our own budgets, our own destiny. Our mission is to do what our governments fail to do. We say: Basta! Finita la commedia!

And there is good news. Ever more people – millions of people – join us. A patriot spring is on its way. The European elites are running our nations into the ground. We will not allow that. We will not accept that. The people will not accept that. The people will resist that.

The people no longer want politicians who are selling out their nation, ignoring the wishes of its citizens, and acting like politically correct appeasers and cowards. What we need today is real leadership. Brave politicians, unlike the ones that currently misrepresent the people in so many fake parliaments, where they do exactly the opposite of what the majority of the people want. We say: enough is enough.

Most of us here are leading in the polls in our respective countries.

We are politically successful because we stand for the following five principles.

The principles of the new patriotism.

One, we want to close our borders for mass immigration from Islamic countries and the asylum tsunami.

If I would become Prime Minister of the Netherlands next year, I will close the Dutch borders at once.

Two, we must protect ourselves against the terrorist threat.

We do not want jihadis in our countries. And we must restore the safety of our citizens, especially our women. No more rape, no more sexual jihad. On New Year’s Eve in Cologne alone, over 1,000 women were assaulted, groped, raped. So far, 30 suspects have been caught. All of them North-Africans, and half of those asylum seekers.

This is unacceptable. Closing our borders is a major step towards more safety too. Three, we do not want billions of taxpayers’ money to be spent on Brussels, bailouts and asylum seekers. We want that money to be spent on our own people. In our own country.

Four, we choose national sovereignty instead of the EU. The Capitol of The Netherlands is Amsterdam not Brussels. We will regain national sovereignty and get rid of the unelected European bureaucrats.

And five, last but not least, we want to stop the Islamization of our free societies. I say: no more. We chose freedom and will not compromise anymore.

It is time to halt the elite’s march of folly and save our countries. That is what people expect of us, that is why people support us, that is what needs to be done, and that is what we will do. That is our duty as true political leaders.

We will make our countries safe, sovereign and great again. And we will succeed.

Because the people and the truth are on our side.

Let me remind you of something Oriana Fallaci once said. I quote: “It is a lie to say that the truth stays in the middle. No sir: Sometimes truth stays on one side only.”

End of quote.

The truth, ladies and gentlemen, indeed, is on one side only. It is on our side. So, get
used to it: We are the future.

GEERT WILDERS: THE PATRIOT SPRING………

Unlike the fake ”Arab spring”, what Geert Wilders is championing is an actual ”Spring”, the kind that flows from Western classical liberalism based upon the enlightenment.

Exclusive — Geert Wilders: The Patriot Spring

by GEERT WILDERS 26 Jan 2016

“A revolution,” Wikipedia says, “is a fundamental change in political power or organizational structures that take place in a relatively short period of time when the population rises up in revolt against the current authorities.”

In Europe and America, revolutions are brewing. They are peaceful and democratic, but they are going to send the elites home that are running our nations into the ground.

I have just reread Ronald Reagan’s 1982 Westminster speech, in which he predicted that freedom and democracy would soon send the communist dictatorships in Eastern Europe and Russia to “the ash heap of history.”

Reagan spoke of “Poland’s struggle to be Poland.” And today, three decades later, history is about to repeat itself in the United States and in several West European countries. Of course, I am not comparing our current political elite with the Communist dictatorships with their prison cells for dissidents, but the fight of a nation to be itself, remain itself and defend its identity, that fight is also being waged today.

We are witnessing America’s struggle to be America, and the struggle of several European nations, among them the Netherlands, Britain, France, Germany and many others to preserve their identity and liberty, to remain the Netherlands, Britain, France, Germany. Everywhere, patriots are on the march. We are living the Patriot Spring.

Everywhere, democratic revolutions are underway. They will drive the elites from power. People are sick and tired of seeing their nations lose. They are fed up with how the political and media elites are weakening their country. They want to regain their national sovereignty from supranational organizations such as the European Union. They want to get rid of the fake parliaments that sell out the national interests because they no longer stand for what the majority of the people want. They want brave and patriot politicians in the legislatures. They also want more direct democracy, so that the people can correct those who misrepresent them.

For decades, Westerners have been told by their elites that multiculturalism was a virtue and patriotism a thing of the past. The values of the middle classes with their common sense, rooted in the traditions and morals passed down by their parents, were undermined and ridiculed by the mindless political correctness of the educational system, the government apparatus, and the mainstream media. The economic prosperity of the people was squandered by high taxes, foolish monetary experiments, and bailouts for foreign countries. “Our nation first” became “our nation last.”

The elites applaud politicians such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel. President Obama praised her for her leadership. Time dubbed her “Chancellor of the Free World,” for one single reason. Because she has foolishly sold out the safety and wellbeing of her own people to hordes of largely male fortune seekers who rather than fight for their own country, have come to live on German taxpayers’ money.

Frau Merkel is not the only Western politician conducting policies that harm the interests of her own people. In fact, most of our Western leaders, including my own Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, are politically correct adherents of detrimental open door policies. Before the year in which Angela Merkel became “Person of the Year” was over, Germany experienced its own sexual 9/11. On New Year’s Eve in Cologne alone, over 1,000 women were assaulted, groped, raped. So far, 30 suspects have been caught. All of them North-Africans, and half of those asylum seekers. Also in other West European countries we see a rise of “sexual” assaults.

Unlike the ruling elites in politics, media, and academia, ordinary people recognize an existential threat when they see one. Years ago already, they have begun to realize that the democratic institutions in their national capitals no longer represent the will of the people. They realize that time is running out for the West, and that the moment has come for a democratic revolution to halt the folly of the elites, otherwise our superior Western civilization will perish, our nation will change beyond recognition, and our children’s future will be endangered. It is clear what millions of Europeans and Americans want. They want to protect national sovereignty, stop the tsunami of asylum seekers, close the borders to mass immigration, stop spending their taxes on foreigners, they want leaders who truly represent them and defend the national interest. They do not want their countries to be Islamized.

And that is why we should add a new chapter to the long list of historical examples of people standing up for democracy and freedom. Let us add the Patriot Spring of 2016 to the list. And let us all be part of it.

Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch Parliament, is the leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) and the author of “Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me,” published by Regnery.