Fundamentals Matter

I remember an old coach of mine used to incessantly preach: fundamentals matter! I can appreciate that even more in socio-politics than I did in sports. And one of the most fundamental questions of our modern age is: for what do nation-states exist? And for whom?

Any example would do, but let’s take the Netherlands (the Moroccans are). Does Holland exist as a homeland for the Dutch? Or is there some other more fundamental purpose to its existence?

Certainly Dutch people can reside in other countries at the sufferance of their hosts–so long as that lasts. But where is the place specifically for them? That place where Dutch sensibilities, culture, and ethnic interests predominate by design. Where small numbers of non-Dutch guests who find that host dominance objectionable are not only encouraged to leave, but actively shown the door.

Is this place The Netherlands? One presumes that was the purpose of its Dutch founders, after all. Or did they fight and die in the Eighty Years War to establish the Maghreb’s right to colonize their children? If so, you’d think the Peace of Munster would have at least tangentially mentioned that being the cause of so much carnage.

Or alternately, perhaps it wasn’t the Dutch at all who formed this state, but rather the people collectively known as “tolerance.” This tribe having decreed (ex post facto in the latter 20th Century) that the country was instead erected for their purposes.

Whatever the truth, Geert Wilders of the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) has plainly alighted on the less exotic theory: The Netherlands belong to the Dutch.

Millions of Dutch have had enough of the Islamization of our country. Enough of the mass immigration, asylum, terror, violence and lack of safety. Here is our plan: instead of financing the entire world and the people we do not want here, we give our money back to the common Dutch person.
This is what the PVV will do:
1) de-islamize the Netherlands
* Zero asylum seekers and no more immigrants from Muslim countries: we are closing our borders.
* Withdrawal of all residence permits already granted to asylum seekers; asylum seeker centers closed down.
* No more Muslim veils in public functions
* Ban of overall Muslim expressions that are against the public order
* Preventive incarceration of radical Muslims
* Criminals with double nationality stripped of their Dutch citizenship and deported
* Syrian fighters not allowed back in The Netherlands
* All Mosques and Muslim schools are to be closed and the Koran banned.
2) The Netherlands will reclaim its independence. Therefore, we leave the EU.
3) Direct democracy: binding referendums, citizens have the power.
4) Deductible/excess in healthcare insurance is eliminated
5) Rents to be lowered
6) Age of retirement back to 65 years old. Pensions for everyone.
7) No more money for foreign aid, windmills, art, innovation, public broadcasters, etc.
8) Past budget cuts involving care will be reversed.
9) Plenty extra funds for defense and police
10) Lower income taxes
11) 50% reduction for vehicle ownership taxes

I like #7, though windmill defunding may be a bridge too far. I think I’d leave the subsidies in place for any who found that a deal-breaker.

But consider how revolutionary this fundamental platform rings to the modern ear. The world provides a buffet of residential choices for muslims. Holland is not one of those. It is for the Dutch. And it exists to define, defend, and advance their interests as precisely no other polity on Earth is designed to do.

Contra current doctrine, it is actually not a homeland for the tolerance people. Though I sometimes wonder if liberals ever extrapolate their logic if it was.

The position of this blog is that Dutch is an immutable characteristic. One can be a good man or bad, likable or heinous, residing in Amsterdam or Anqing, tolerant or not: none of which bears on being Dutch.

Though the liberal thesis of nationality rests upon the sands of creed. Reportedly, if a person adopts a certain purple mountain majesty mindset, they transmogrify into their new identity. Of course no countries ever evaluate or enforce this alleged metamorphosis. It is simply assumed without even being asserted. Thus Mexicans become Americans because we hope they think so. I imagine the same strict process occurs in Holland. Though the specific tenets that create new Americans or Dutch remain conspicuously vague.

But if nationality is defined by fidelity to some unstated abstraction (the Lazarus poem? Hamburgers?), then the rejection of that abstraction would logically strip a person of the nationality. It’s not an innate feature of identity, you understand. So if being tolerant and universalist in Utrecht is what makes one Dutch, then one must remain tolerant and universalist to remain Dutch. That means tribalist jews and muslims can not be Dutch (or presumably American) by the left’s own definition. What all-men ideology do we imagine ADL or BLM members embrace?

The truth is if substantive universalist creed-tests were applied in America–as they must if the liberal criteria for nationality is to have meaning–then most of the Democrats’ “minority” constituency would be paddling in the Atlantic (along with a sizable number of their “white privileged” colleagues).

It’s amusing to think that a conscientious application of leftist national ideology would result in the certain electoral defenestration of leftist politicians. It’s less amusing to know that no figure on the cuck-right will ever publicly contemplate this fact.

Though Geert isn’t even bothering with the exercise. He knows the Dutch are a people, not a philosophy. And he is speaking directly to their interests. The Netherlands belong to the Dutch. The concept is fundamental.


17 thoughts on “Fundamentals Matter

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  2. OK, that program looks really nice. Lets say Wilders win and successfully implements it. However I am curious – what will be the next insanity of Dutch people? There is a reason why they’re in their present situation. I am wondering what form will it’s next real world incarnation take.

  3. One understands Geert’s frustrations but his program is a bridge too far for me, particularly “All Mosques and Muslim schools are to be closed and the Koran banned”. I believe this to be an overreach, given that the same could later be applied to other religions, other denominational and non-denominational private schools and even those of secular educational philosophy, e.g. Waldorf schools. I like number seven though!

    As an immigrant myself, this is a sensitive topic for me. I’m also a dual national (US/EU), although not a criminal. I’m a permanent resident but not a citizen and do not plan to become one, but I’m also seventy, so… I speak the language of my host nation, but have no plans on adopting its cultural customs, though in the main they’re not that different from those of the northern hemisphere West. My grandchildren, however, will almost certainly be fully acculturated, given that their mother’s huge family is in many ways emblematic of the country’s culture. Then again, this country doesn’t face a cultural crisis as does the Netherlands and other Western nations. Fewer than fifteen thousand immigrants per year, according to government sources, with immigrants (most of them from other S.A. nations) making up about four and a half percent of the population.

    We’re still barely a blip on the globalists’ radar, glad to say!

    • As an immigrant myself, this is a sensitive topic for me

      An immigrant’s obligation is to the people who took him in, not to the party-crashers that follow.

    • Its a racial crisis, so stop reframing the argument.

      This is white genocide. White people are not allowed to have a say in their own countries anymore unless they never say anything pro-white.

      That’s why Geert is allowed to say what he’s saying: it has nothing to do with white genocide.

      It’s not about culture, although there is a culture of white genocide.
      It’s not about religion, although white genocide stems directly from Judaism.
      It’s not about money, although money is channeled from white people into anti-white projects.
      It’s not about skin color, although that’s used as an excuse to destroy the white race.

      • This is correct. They are setting up a framework to scream “white minority government” so they can push us out like they did the Rhodesians. You see how that ended up. If the Marxist is good at anything it’s applying what has worked in the past.

      • Exactly. The precious coddling of ‘minority-rights’ will cease at the very moment whites become one. And then suddenly any remaining whites in power represents apartheid.

        This is the mortal obliviousness of conservatives, who perpetually strive to accomodate the left’s template only to have it shift when no longer useful to the left.

    • “One understands Geert’s frustrations but his program is a bridge too far for me, particularly ‘All Mosques and Muslim schools are to be closed and the Koran banned'”.

      Why should this be A bridge too far”? When you understand that – above all else – izlam (sic – on purpose) is a totalitarian political ideology with aspirations of global conquest, it is certainly NOT “a bridge too far”. No other religion on Earth mandates global conquest. I think you had better take another look at izlam’s 1400 years of bloody conquest, and its relegation to “dhimmi” status the people of any other religion, with exorbitant “dhimmi” taxes (“jizya”) – IF they are allowed to exist at all!

    • One understands Geert’s frustrations but his program is a bridge too far for me, particularly “All Mosques and Muslim schools are to be closed and the Koran banned”.

      He could reframe it like this: “We’ll allow mosques in our land when Saudi Arabia allows churches in theirs”.

  4. 4) Deductible/excess in healthcare insurance is eliminated

    5) Rents to be lowered

    6) Age of retirement back to 65 years old. Pensions for everyone.

    Why stop there. If there is public money to pay all co-pay like things for health care, and public money to pay a pension for everyone regardless of contribution, and public money to subsidize rents (unless they are thinking of the more sinister confiscation of property from the owner and giving it to the tenant), why not free internet for all, free cel phones for all, free cable TV for all, free licorice for all – or at least lower the price of all these things for all –

  5. The worst thing to happen to the Dutch was the murder of Pim Fortuyn about 15 years ago. His homosexuality was the perfect antidote to the bad feels he gave them about being anti-Muslim. It’s taken that long, plus the murder of Theo van Gogh and the flight of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, for Wilders to get to a similar point of influence. Make no mistake , though, he’ll never reach the plateau of power there. 60% of Dutch folks make what Derb calls the culturally suicidal Midwestern Nice cucks look like nazis.

    As for your concern, Montefrio, about slippery slopes regarding freedom of religion; let’s worry about that when the time comes. The Goddamn kitchen is on fire.

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  7. Geert is still a slave in his mind; in “Netherlands belongs to the Dutch”, “the Dutch” is his euphemism for the Dutch government, which is certainly a different group of people than all Dutch people (who have different opinions in all these areas, after all).

    #1 in that list is taken care of by the simple expedient of making those Dutch who want to welcome refugees, welcome them into their own homes and made personally responsible for them. That will work. Anything more than this – making unwilling others subsidize them – is imposition, thuggery, the exact opposite of tolerance.

    Then extend that principle to all the rest of the list; for example if some Dutch want to subsidize windmills or foreign aid, let them do so out of their own pockets to voluntary organizations that have that particular agenda.

    He might take a look at panarchy, which is a political idea born in The Netherlands, after all. The fundamental problem is the premise nobody questions – that rulers are special people who may legitimately impose on all the rest of the population, through such facile excuses as “democracy” and “representative government” – both of which are frauds.

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