December 15, 2016
Jews have a long history of in Holland. Modern Jewish power, it could be argued, was projected onto the world stage after the Spanish Reconquista, when the entire Sephardic population was expelled, dispersing throughout the world but choosing Amsterdam as their 16th century Wall Street. Before the industrial revolution, the Sephardic population of Jewry was far more powerful than the Ashkenazi.
Today, Jews continue to run a tight operation in Holland, where virtually every obscenity imaginable, from bestiality to pedophilia, is not only tolerated, but enshrined into law as “human rights.” They have considerable clout in the Dutch parliament, despite being a small minority of the nation’s population.
But one thing certainly doesn’t grant you coverage in the Jewropean Union, and that’s the crazy talk about wanting to curtail immigration from Morocco and the Caribbean.
Even in a country where hate speech is the subject of intense political and judicial review, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher’s Facebook post from February about the phenomenon was unprecedented.
Titled “Disrespectful Dog,” the 735-word essay by Asscher, a descendant of Holocaust survivors who last week became Dutch Labour’s candidate for prime minister, featured a compilation of racist insults used against him on social media. Asscher, 42, explained that anti-Semitic attacks over his Jewish roots were causing him to limit his use of Twitter and Facebook.
The text, a sarcastic open letter to online abusers, stood out in a country where the media typically keep out of the private lives of senior politicians — and where politicians, in turn, rarely speak of their ethnicity or religion. The post made the front pages of leading dailies and earned praise for Asscher. The top political commentator of the RTL television and radio broadcaster, Frits Wester, called the post “brave.”
This outspokenness by Asscher, an eloquent yet down-to-earth statesman who used to be deputy mayor of Amsterdam, was key to his comfortable victory last week in the Labour primaries. He ran on a relatively aggressive platform that promised left-wing voters an unrelenting assault on Holland’s rising far right ahead of the general elections in March.
After thanking his predecessor at Labour’s helm, the first goals that Asscher listed in his victory speech were “the need for unity against right-wing politics” and a “progressive and uniting answer to Wilders.” Geert Wilders heads the far-right Party for Freedom, which has emerged as the country’s most popular party in five major voting polls conducted after Nov. 25.
Wilders “rides a wave of fear and uses societal divisions,” Asscher said in his victory speech on Friday. “But the politics of blame can never be the answer.”
While Wilders’ prominence on Asscher’s to-do list is new, Asscher has consistently been quick to denounce other expressions of hate speech — including against Jews and Israel, Naftaniel said. He noted Asscher’s strongly worded reaction in 2014 to a remark by a Labour member and government-employed cybersecurity expert who said that the Islamic State terror group was a Zionist invention to malign Muslims.
“It made me sick to my stomach,” said Asscher, the senior-most politician to comment on the incident. To Naftaniel, this demonstrated a zero-tolerance attitude in Dutch Labour to left-wing anti-Semitism. And that, Naftaniel added, sets his party apart from its British counterpart under Jeremy Corbyn, who has expressed support for Hamas, Hezbollah and some attempts to boycott Israel.
“Corbyn is a radical,” Naftaniel said of the man whom many British Jews accuse of allowing anti-Israel rhetoric by some party members to morph into open anti-Semitism. “And while Asscher has his [own] values, he is a pragmatist.”
Asscher’s great-grandfather, Abraham, was a leader of the Jewish council set up by the Nazis to control Dutch Jews ahead of their extermination in death camps. He is not the first Labour leader with Jewish roots; former Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen led the party for two years until 2012.
Whereas Cohen has downplayed his Jewish origins — “I have a Jewish name, and that’s about it,” he said in a 2010 interview — Asscher, who has three sons with his non-Jewish wife, “is more at ease or open to talking about his Jewish roots,” Naftaniel said.
This openness was on display in Asscher’s unusual Facebook post from February.
“Many of you possess a keen historical insight,” Asscher wrote sarcastically in that letter, which he addressed to the people who hurl anti-Semitic insults at him online, including those accusing his great-grandfather of collaborating with the Nazis. “You found out that I’m related to Abraham Asscher, who was a chairman of the Jewish council. Chapeau,” he wrote, using a French-language expression for “well done.”
It’s not secret that I actually despise Geert Wilders, but he’s about 30%-40% right (EU referendum, fewer immigrants to Holland, etc), while Jews like Asscher won’t rest until Holland has demographics like New York City and nobody is legally allowed to criticize Israel (whether it’s from the “left” or “right”) ever again.
I have no faith in Geert, a borderline cuck, who in the presence of Jews puts on a gimp mask and unzips it only to shamelessly lick Judah’s boot before it kicks him. Someone trying to assert moral authority over you by saying they’re the “descendant of a Holocaust survivor” should be taken with about as much seriousness as you would someone who claims to be the son of Harry Potter.
Granted, there are laws in Holland that prevent you from saying it openly, but attitude can go almost as far as speech when it comes to liars (‘survivors’ themselves know the Holocaust didn’t happen, including Asscher’s great grandfather who died wealthy 5 years after the war ended). Wilders prefers to travel the easy route and pay respects to a myth.
Thankfully, the #TrumpEffect is making all kinds of limps a bit more feral, and Wilders’ video blasting the state over his outrageous “hate speech” conviction in a Dutch kangaroo court was great and serves as a polaroid of the revolutionary times that are only beginning. Weak Paleo-Cons worldwide are beginning to note that this isn’t a politeness contest. The more righteous anger you express on behalf of the people, the more popular you will become.