That would be Geert Wilders.
Here is a man who spends his life under armed guard. He has done so for years, and if you do a google image search of his name, there are very, very few candid snaps of this man who has managed to single-handedly demolish the idea that Australia is a free country.
Not when a man who is a legitimately elected member of an allied government and travels with police escort and private security is denied entry to Australia on because the Minister responsible for handing out visas drags his feet until too late.
Not when the government routinely provides visas for men who are happy to declare that muslims cannot be friends with Jews and Christians and apes, who believe that it’s scripturally okay to beat their wives and daughters, and that “whoever changes his religion should be killed.”
Not when our government allows people like Sheikh Hilaly to pronounce that women who don’t cover themselves deserve to be raped. Don’t give me crap about “context”, because an infidel man who attacked a woman and explained that it was his culture would be correctly charged for assault, where muslims who plead sharia cultural norms are given a pass.
Not when the outgoing Attorney General, fresh from declaring war on cigarette packets has now decided that saying things that might hurt someone’s feelings should be illegal. She’s behind the times – we already have the Blasphemy Laws, and even though they are rarely used, the chilling effect is such that what was normal table conversation in restaurants is whispered in loungerooms around the country.
You never know who might be listening, because your intent (even in a private conversation) is irrelevant. That some poor petal was upset is enough.
And now we come to Geert.
I awoke yesterday morning to the news that the Sydney venue for the Cavalcade of Kaffirs has cancelled the booking for him to speak.(It’s only the venue that was cancelled, not the talk, so no need to panic, Sydneysiders!)
I guess the thought that people may be “offended” enough to protest against him is too much. Especially when the threat is backed up by violence that everyone knows will be excused away on the basis of coming from a ‘small minority of extremists.’ It is unlikely that any offenders if caught will be prosecuted, and if they are then they will most likely be excused because they are really, really, really upset about Geert; he has insulted their particular belief system and they are enjoined to fight the unbelievers and those who ‘insult islam.’
Remind me again how a book and a set of rulings get ‘insulted.’ I can tell you as a christian I get insulted and offended regularly about things said and done by other Christians, or by non-christians. A quick example – “Jesus is a prophet of islam.”
Um, no. Not to me, and not to most other people. He’s seen as the person that Christians call the Son of God, who is one third of the Holy Trinity. He may have been a prophet, but He wasn’t muslim and He isn’t muslim. To me that is blasphemous and offensive.
But now I’m being insensitive and I’m sure the Thought Police will track me down at some stage and charge me with hurting feelings.
We have come, now, to a place in time where the ANZAC spirit, the proud history of a young country is under siege. Too many years spent rolling over at the barked commands of the politically correct academe and media, not to mention lawmakers who have been working long and hard to break down our cultural norms in order for us to accept something we don’t like.
We know that if we speak freely we are courting trouble. If we complain about outrageous signs, or behaviour then we are expected to blame our own shortcomings rather than accept the possibility that some practices are just not compatible with our own behaviours.
We live in times when our elected representatives decline en masse an invitation to hear another elected dignitary speak of freedom – of speech, of association, of religion.
When universities that are happy to host groups like Hizb ut Tahrir, refuse to allow a man who travels with his own protection (even if it is supplied by the Dutch government and the sponsors who invited him here) to speak on their grounds, then there is no freedom of speech.
When a public meeting of the Q Society necessitates the reading of a lengthy introduction that reminds people of the laws we labour under, and that even though we believe the subject is in the public interest we can still be charged with ‘hate speech’ or causing offense. If people attend with the intention of being ‘offended’ they are free to leave at any time, and may consider themselves so advised.
And then we have Mr. Wilders.
He is a man under siege, and in our so-called ‘free world’, our ‘democracies’ and our ‘most liveable cities’, nothing is more frightening to a lot of people than one man who speaks without fear or favour. One man taking the slings and arrows of his enemies and throwing them back, who lives under constant guard courtesy of numerous fatwas is so scary that he must be shut up at all costs.
So what does this lone politician from the Netherlands of all places, do that is so dangerous? The media have called him a hate-monger, the usual anarchist suspects want to disrupt his talks here and Hizb ut Tahrir want to debate him.
He speaks. He made a film, wrote a book.
And he is still only one man. In a cage built with bars of appeasement and tolerance and fear.
Because, for all the talk of ‘tiny minorities’, of ‘fringe extremists’, it only takes one man.
Geert is one man.
He will be giving 3 public talks in mid-February. One in Melbournistan, then one in Perth, and finally in Sydney.
I guess our ANZACs never realized they were fighting so that we could just sink into dhimmitude and debasement.
Regardless of the appalling morass that our current Government has sunk into, I had never before felt ashamed of my country.
That all changed yesterday.
For all his physical restrictions, for the perpetual shadow he lives under, he is freer than we are. He speaks his mind persistently and consistently. We know what his message is, and it is a clarion call. He has chosen his path and is walking it without complaint.
He is the last free man.
Last Saturday Geert was in Bonn. His speech with translation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUFsz1MtXEA
Hopefully after September the Australian Labor Party will be demolished and the Coalition Government will ramp up action against the Islamist movement. Gert will have a friendlier welcome.
@ Ross, I fear you are sadly mistaken. Dhimmies on the left and dhimmies on the right, as far as your eye can see.
Sadly, we haven’t got a word of support from those who are wrongly perceived to be on the “right”. They are not.
I’m afraid I have to agree with Raoul about the cowardly dhimmitude being a cancer that has contaminated the whole spectrum of politicians.
Wonderful article, brilliantly researched. It’s the first time I have seen “Fitna” in its entirety. It needs to be distributed wide and far.
Yes this needs to be distributed far and wide it needs to be put on every Facebook site we can place it on.
@ counterdschihad, thanks for that film. I look forward to it. His German is cute. I read in his book that his father, a fighter against the nazi occupation of Holland, was not all too happy about Geert’s interest in and gift for German.
My God, when I read some of the vulgar, illiterate, hateful, moronic crap written against Geert Wilders (and the Q-Society) by people who obviously wouldn’t reach Mr. Wilders’ ankles if they jumped, I feel physically ill.
Speaking of bottom feeders, has anyone seen this ?
I pray that he will live a long and fruitful life and succeed in his fight to keep Europe free.
A wonderful blog, filled with often sad facts that surely cannot be reputed. Sadly, I am afraid, it appears there are those preparing to create a violent protest at the Sydney venue. Clearly they are afraid of level-headed fact-filled debate and prefer to scream and demand we stop talking about this. Gert Wilders is a very brave man who has the courage of his convictions. While we are all free to disagree, we should all support his and our right to speak out minds and to engage in healthy debate. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for your words, Rita and Dorothy.
Have you also seen Submission? I can see why Theo van Gogh was killed. It’s very powerful also.
God give us more men of the ilk of Geert Wilders, and preserve us from the trembling, inane, corrupt and fearful politicians that walk this earth……politicians that can be bought for a mess of potage.
@nilk. Thanks for the link to “Submission”.Until now I had only seen stills of it and it IS really powerful – as is your article above. Is it okay with you if I post it, in toto, on my blog?
wilders sucks dog balls and you all suck wilders’ balls. brainwashed cultists. fucked in the head. kill you cunts. die die
Marksman, Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
I have always had an open mind on religion until the Muslim faith came out behind its extremist vale. No I’m gald to say I’m a hater of this faith and will not tolerate it around my family. It is the pure evil of so society and as an Australian living under Aussie law am taking a stand to refuse to have this crap[muslimcrap] anywhere near my family.
They should be sent to a Muslim country
They don’t want to assimilate they want to dictate
Similar to Nazi Germany
And we should react the same way to this cancer
I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in Australian culture, humour and pride. I will not tolerate the intolerable. I am Christian and proud of my inheritance, I believe in one God and the Holy Trinity and no other shall come before. I love my culture and am very proud of who I am and every other western culture that believes in peace and democracy. I am proud of Australians taking a stand for our values and our way of life that should not compromised by Islam or muslim ideology.
Well said. When I came here it was a Christian nation. While not many of us went to church in our hearts we were Christians, now we have to be careful what we say not to insult our neighbours…… Surely this can’t be right as they were so called refusees but now these are telling us what to say or not to say and have us accept their values, their laws. Rather than grateful of being accepted in our country it is them how try to rule us. Enough is enough, if those of other faith don’t like it here, go home.
I love Australia and all we believe in.
Our Great Grandfathers faught for what they believed in,
helping free spirits live free,
freedom of choice and helping those persecuted by extremists.
When it was first colonised we did some pretty horrendous things to the Aboriginals all in the name of Christianity,
we also did some horrendous things to the Australian citizen unmarried mothers, sent away to give birth to the child and forced to adopt the baby out and returned home to return to normal life, this is AN Australia, Christian community.
We have said and done terrible things in the name of Christianity, all good things come to those who wait,
we said sorry to the Aborigines, mothers found their stolen generation babies,
we use all things that happen, to make us stronger and that is why as Australians we are proud to say, We are Australia. Born to a free country.
If Muslims come to our country they dress like us and speak like us.
That needs to be our rules.
If anyone has ever travelled overseas into a Muslim country,
you are subjected to their rules from the minute you step off the plane.
But we know the rules of their country and if you want to go there you know the rules.
I want to buy a house in a Muslim country and start a christian societey temple, and see if I can stay alive.