No end to the insanity

The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) has produced another report: Identification with the Netherlands. Much like the previous one, it leaves one doubting the actual scientifickiness of the WRR.

In short, the WRR advises the Dutch government to abandone the concept of a Dutch identity and to force the Dutch to adapt more to 'newcomers', meaning mostly mulsims. (emphasis mine - KV)
The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) says the Dutch must adapt themselves more to Islam. It also advises the elimination of the word 'allochtoon', the most common term used to describe residents with a foreign background.


The WRR also considers the Dutch must be prepared to adapt their standards to that of newcomers, for example in the area of religion and sexuality. Tolerance for Islam is too low and question marks on the sexualisation of Dutch society are justified, in its view.

In the report, the WRR also says that the integration debate is not helped by the fixation on the concept of 'national identity'. The report says that there is nothing wrong with the dual nationality held by most immigrants in the Netherlands.
It really beggars belief. In a time when most of the Dutch are starting to suffer from 'integration fatigue', when more and more Dutch are starting to turn against any foreigner coming into the country (openly or less openly), the WRR barges in like the proverbial bull in a china shop and admonishes the Dutch for not giving muslims the shirt on their back as well.

As with the decision to not hold a refererendum on the Turnip, what is most infuriating is not the decision itself, but the way it is argued. It is so hamfisted, so absolutely devoid of any evidence of being in touch, so incredibly arrogant and patronizing. I think that today, September 21, 2007, is the day when the ruling elites of the Netherlands have openly turned against the very citizens they were sworn to serve.

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