A liquidation

Three days on, and your intrepid blogger is still hopping mad about the deconstruction of the Dutch military to save a lousy 1 billion euros. Given the amount that is nominally saved, this destruction of capability, of experience and tradition, is wholly unnecessary. To give just one example: Immigration alone costs the Dutch tax payer 7.2 billion euros every year. On the face of it it should not be too much of an exercise to get the billion needed by curbing this a little, now would it?

But the point of the exercise evidently has little to do with saving money. Evidently, because there are several ways (one of which is migration, others include the infernal 'social programs' that throw money at the Moroccan scum making our cities less enjoyable to live in then they should be) this 1 billion euros could be saved without destroying our national army.

Defence minister Hans Hillen, in the wake of furious reactions both from within the armed forces and of public opinion, said (NL) "The armed forces will remain of Champions League level. We will still matter". This immediately received the scepticism it deserved. But here the minister may have inadvertently indicated the true nature of the cuts.

For all intents and purposes the UEFA Champions League is a pan-European League, where the elements of national competition have been removed as much as possible. Yes, there are Dutch teams, as there are British, German, Spanish and Italian teams. But teams are overridingly identified with the city, and specifically not the nation, they hail from.

As far as I'm concerned, that is quite okay, and it has given us some spectacular matches to watch. But it is an entirely different matter, when our armed forces are thrown out into a 'European league'. Minister Hillen is confirming exactly what we were suspicious of. The parts of our armed forces that will be left after the cuts are effected will be stationed in Holland, will be funded by the Dutch government. But they will no longer be Dutch.

Instead they will be minor units, battalions, regiments and squadrons, in a European Army, in a EUnion army. After the cuts, there will only be Dutch units under foreign command. But a Dutch army it will not be. Minister Hillen is overseeing the liquidation of the Royal Dutch Armed Forces.

Does that make minister Hillen a traitor? Presumably his ultimate defence will be that his hands are tied. Buried deep in the Lisbon Treaty are the requirements and measures to create a EUnion army, with a EUnion command structure, wholly subservient to the EUnion. Post-Lisbon our government is beholden by the terms of the treaty we affectionately call the Turnip. So, on the face of it Hillen is right.

But this is where the nefarious character of the EUnion becomes clear. It was after all the Dutch government (led by Jan-Peter Balkenende, a past recipient of the Annual KV Anton Mussert award), who ratified the Turnip. Even when fully 63% of the Dutch had said 'NO' to the Turnips predecessor, that infernal European Constitution. The hands of our government are tied because it wants it that way.

His Grace also understands this. And he puts it more eloquently then I ever could. So, I will quote him verbatim:
The EU is one great quango: it is a democratic scam which permits the politicians of each member state to promise the earth to get themselves elected, and then blame "Europe" that their manifesto pledges could not be fulfilled. This then permits each political leader to stare their electorates in the face and say, quite truthfully, "Our hands were tied; we could nothing about it; we were bound by our treaty obligations, etc., etc".

Reacting to this new-found clarity, Richard North elaborates:
This is the point which the Little Englanders and the dyed-in-the-wool UKIPites simply do not get. The European Union is not a conspiracy of foreigners, to take over and rule Britain. It is a conspiracy of the ruling élites, on a European scale to by-pass democracy. Our leaders are part of it, it is them, the British political élites, doing it to us. (...)

In our book, The Great Deception, Booker and I wrote of the slow-motion coup d'état - which is precisely what has been happening – and why the book is routinely ignored by the "great and the good". Slowly, slowly, almost imperceptibly, the organs of states, and the most important institutions such as the BBC, have been taken over. Our democracy has been stolen from under our very noses, not by those ghastly foreigners or the filthy Hun, but by our own élites.

Still, I find it hard to put into words the depths of my disappointment, anger and grief with this government. Up to now I lived under the impression that is was mainly the left that was in love with the EUnion project. I always thought the right, conservative sliver of our political establishment, would remember the traditional place and role of politics and government.

But the brazen attempt to rob us of a believable armed forces, by this, OUR OWN GOVERNMENT!, and the strangely subdued, tacit agreement by the opposition, proves that the entire political class in the Netherlands is wedded to the ideas and principles of the EUnion. It is actually no wonder our 'NO' from 2005 was swept under the rug so effortlessly. There is nobody in our political scene that actually wants to make good on that vote. The EUnion is just too convenient for that.

Dr. North once wrote: "We are a satellite state of the Greater European Empire, ruled by a supreme government in Brussels. We owe this government neither loyalty nor obedience. It is not our government. It is theirs. It is our enemy". At the time he first wrote this, I thought he was coming on a little too strong. But now, finally, a little sadder, a little wiser and a whole lot angrier, I realize Dr. North was right all along.

Even before our armed forces, our political class ceased to be Dutch. It is of the EUnion, in its entirety, from left to right. We may be allowed to colour a red dot every four years, but there is actually only one choice: The EUNion. In a very real sense, we live in a one-party state.

And so it is our own elites, that continue to hollow out the natural principles of just government, of freedom and of democracy, using the EUnion as the perfect excuse. And when we protest, they throw up their hands: 'It wasn't us. It's that damn EU'. But in their ante-chambers, where we don't see them, I bet they're sniggering in their little fists about the joke they've played on us.

If you take anything from this angry vent, this should be it: The EUnion is not some nebulous bureaucracy in Brussels, that makes our lives miserable. The EUnion, that is our own elites, fellow Dutch, making our lives miserable. They are the enemy. We should start treating them as such.

17 reacties:

Rondehaan zei

But the Dutch just decided to spend 1 billion on a totally useless wind farm.
They haven't learned a thing from history after the army was crushed when they enaged in battle against the German Blitz Krieg machinery with noting more but bicycles and wooden rifles.

This Pro Euro Government, despite it's right signature is raving mad.

Fifteen Heretics zei

I feel for you. The UK armed forces too are being decimated, but not to this extent but maybe that's just a matter of time. Cameron is proving to be every bit as bad as Blair and Brown and there is a ground swell against him. As yet not properly focussed but that will come. But I detect no real anti-EU grit in the Dutch public. Not yet. Maybe a good moment for Geert to pull support for the CDA/VVD coalition and get out there with an anti-EU anti-Islam message that re emphasises the Dutch tradition of libertarian freedom that Europe and indeed the whole of the world should be grateful for.

johnincheshire zei

For what it is worth, if it was my decision I would give all third world immigrants a week to go from my country, England, and then it would be open season on any who are left. I suggest that the Dutch should be doing something similar, if you want to retain your normal, civilised country. But I suspect that the Netherlands is more a lost cause than we are here in England.

Edward. zei

Our idiot PM has trashed our Navy - the Royal Navy and sold it down the river to the Frogs!!
If anyone had a feel for the history of the UK...ah but there again there is no history [it is not taught in our schools] in the EU tyranny, Lisbon was year zero.

In Britain, even the bicentennial celebration of Trafalgar in 2005, had to be careful of the sensibilities of the losers, France and Spain - such frail children.

It is also ridiculous that the Dutch are slashing their army, the Nederlanders have always punched above their weight militarily and we have good reason to be grateful to them for their support in many theatres of operation.
Holland needs an army, with geographical neighbours like it has, there is history there......
Holland, like the UK is a now a vassal state but the absolute responsibility remains with your government in the Hague, not with Brussels.
The elites are in touch with Brussels but the battle is at home with the politicians of each individual country.

Both countries [UK and the Netherlands] are in need of 'revolutionary' tactics - the people do not have a say in any of this madness - when are the people's voices going to be heard??

harrie verstappen zei

@Rondehaan, give the Dutch army its due: actually it was the only West-European army that managed to stop the Nazis in their tracks, much to their surprise. Only the bombardment of Rotterdam forced Holland to capitulate.

Guy Gadbois zei

This can be no coincidence. The swedish army could muster some 500000 or so 30 years ago. Today it is just down to 5000 or something like that. The traitors have trashed our army, navy and air-force alike. Stellan Bojerud, a retired lieutenant colonel and military historian who has written several books, commented fairly recently (either 09 or 10), that today they have only as many men as to defend Rosenbad (government) and/or the Riksdag (parliament) plus Arlanda (airport) for as long as it takes for the first team from CNN to arrive. The government has also recently bought 15 Black Hawk helicopters from US. Maybe they are planning their retreat just in case when all this multiculuralism will come down crashing? So they probably are going to use the military left to protect themselves during their escape. If it will be from angry mobs of arselifters or swedes I don't know. Maybe both.
Last year these traitors also changed our constitution. They have no written in multiculturalism and it is now the citizens duty to promote it, the EU membership is now cut into stone thanks to this. They also degraded our citizenship. Now everybody who happens to be on swedish soil is automatically a swede.
They also abolished the draft last summer. Sweden now has an army of mercenaries instead. The change of constitution also allow the military to open fire on ethnic swedes, which hasn't been allowed since 1931 when the then army opened fire on a peaceful labor-movement march in Ådalen, with one or two killed and several people was wounded. But now it is again nemas problemas. They actually practice to fight against rebellions one or two times last year and the enemy was quite clearly ethnic swedes. They were not practicing on shooting koranimals doing their intifada. Thus Sweden is hastily slipping into complete totalitarianism. My guess is that next step will be to either allow halal-slaughtering or sharia. Could it be more treacherous than this?

Klein Verzet zei

Not only that, but during that four-fay war (which lasted three days longer then the Nazis has planned for) so many air-transport planes were shot down by Dutch AA (525, I think the number was), that afterwards Hitler forbade further large-scale airborne assaults.

Going back even further, there was a time the Dutch army has to take on England, France and (parts of) Germany at the same time (1672, Rampjaar) and we managed to survive. Those days are, however, long gone. Alas.

Klein Verzet zei

Agreed. But how to organize/galvanize a group of people that have no tradition in 'revolutionay tactics' and are deeply suspicious and antagonistic to such?

Klein Verzet zei

It's a race to the bottom, I agree. But I don't know which will arrive there first. It'll be a photo-finish, probably.

Klein Verzet zei

Wow, that is just awful. I'd heard (from you, wasn't it?) about the Swedish constitution and how it had basically defined away 'the Swede'. But that bit about allowing the military to open fire on Swedish civilians is new to me. And it is positively sinister.

But there must be a tremendous amount of resentment about these developments among Swedes. Are there no organisations to channel that resentment? What are Sverige Demokraten doing about all this?

Rondehaan zei

Harrie, I know what they did, they made clever use of the terrain and showed a lot of courage. But the Dutch said 'never again' but have forgotten that promise.
And if the Dutch had spend some more money on their air force (they did perform miracles with what they had available at the moment) before the war they would have shot the Germans from the sky. No, bicycles and wooden guns. History is repeating it's self.

Rondehaan zei

They are all asleep.
They swallow the propaganda without thinking and as you said they have lost all notion of history.
How many tanks do the russians still stock?
We are one coup and one totalitarian away from enslavement.
Today they can role in their tanks using the new Autobahn and drive from Moscow to Paris having a pits stop in Berlin at MacDonalds.

Rondehaan zei

US Civil War began 150 years ago April 12 1861

Another forgotten lesson.

Morningstar zei

Yes, it was me. I was just tired of the old nick and since disqus allows one to change it frequently, there is no reason to not do once in a while. Oftenly when you register a name it is from then on cut in stone. Disqus is an exception to the rule. I also collect a few new vampire pics some time ago while surfing and this was a good opportunity to at least use one of them. Too bad it views as so small though as it is rather cool, a fitting pic for a dark angel. LOL!

Yepitssnouck zei

"Even before our armed forces, our political class ceased to be Dutch. It is of the EUnion, in its entirety, from left to right."

Yes, from left to right the whole political class is post-national. This goes for most Western countries, including the USA. I have been calling the Dutch political class a "political cartel" since December 2005. There is nothing to choose.

It is my time to say: "I told you so"



Klein Verzet zei

I guess in some sense a lot of us suspected as much. But this is as clear a proof as you'd get that the 'cartel' is actually in place. IN *that* sense this is news.

But fair's fair: You called that one right.

Free Movies Online zei

They are all slumbering. Propaganda Engólena not have a clue and said they have lostthe concept of history. How many Russian tanks are still in stock? We are a totalitarian regime, and shot away from slavery. Now we can role in thetanks with the Autobahn album and new from Moscow to Paris, stopping in Berlin,Mr. MacDonald.


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