Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pat Condell on the trial against Geert Wilders

As a freedom-loving Dutch citizen, I can say that every sentence of this commentary about the trial against Geert Wilders
is spot-on:

Two quotes:

Well, this week in an Amsterdam courtroom we saw the beginning of what could be both the trial of the century and the crime of the century. What an honour for the Netherlands, so early in the century. In the most determined statement of dhimmitude we've yet seen in Europe — and that's saying something — the Dutch authorities are pushing ahead with the prosecution of an elected parliamentarian, for the crime of embarassing them with the truth. There's an ideological fervor about this prosecution that's almost religious in its intensity, because — let's be clear — this is a heresy trial by any other name. They can't refute mister Wilders' statement(s), so instead they resorted to the kind of cheap legal stunt that we'd espect from of the likes of Mugabe to shut their opponent up. They've accused him of being divisive and inflammatory. And yes, sometimes the truth can be divisive and inflammatory if it's being suppressed for long enough, and it's become sufficiently taboo, as it clearly has in the Netherlands. Because according to the prosecution, it doesn't even matter that what he says is true. What matters is that it's illegal. Well, when the truth is against the law, then there's something seriously wrong with the law. Because when the truth is no defense, there is no defense. And the law has no anchor. So it will drift wherever the wind of political expedience blows. And this week it blew straight into a crooked courtroom in Amsterdam. Where justice will now be made to fight for it's life, starved of the oxygen of truth that gives it life. These are desperate tactics of desperate people, who've tight themselves up in such knots of relativist guilt, they're incapable of acknowledging the truth, let alone dealing with it.

You know, in the English language we have an expression: "Dutch courage". It is not really courage at all. It's the kind of courage you get when you've had a bit to much alcohol to drink. Well, now there's a new expression: "Dutch justice". It's not really justice at all. It's the kind of justice you get when you've overdosed on cultural relativism and your spine has completely disappeared. Shame on the Netherlands. Shame on the Western media, for not raising a howl of protest against this outrageous attack on our basic freedom. And shame upon shame on the crooked judges of Amsterdam.

Video via Vlad Tepes.