DUTCH TOLERANCE NON-EXISTENT
Henceforth the animal must be entirely unconscious before being killed.
The commentary on webpages and underneath articles in the Dutch language press make it overwhelmingly clear that the Dutch loathe and despise all other religions than their own narrow branches of Calvinism and Catholicism.
In particular, many of them think that Judaism and Islam are primitive and barbaric superstitions which are absurd, backwards, and repulsive.
READERS OF DE TELEGRAAF
As just one slew of examples, those who also read Dutch may scope out the reactions underneath this article: http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/9479931/__Voor_verdoofd_ritueel_slachten__.html?p=1,2
Sorry, I cannot be bothered to translate any of it, as I am more than a little nauseated every time I read Dutch pigheadedness and bigotry in its native tongue.
Ze kunnen verrekken, die venijnige Ollandsche betweters en gal-spuwers.
THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE
The other thing that the discourse as usual makes clear is that the Dutch are convinced that they are a shining beacon of light and civilization which barbarians such as Jews, Muslims, Yankees, and other horrid barbarians would do well to emulate.
Long-time readers will remember that the contrary has been highlighted a number of times on this blog.
The vote in the parliament will have a majority, now that the Dutch Labour Party has thrown its support behind the proposal. Debate next week is expected to be short, and the subsequent vote quick. The sentiment moving the issue is primarily anti-Muslim, but a sneering dislike for Jews has also been evident in the ranks.
Proposing the ban: PvdD (Party for Animals - basically the political wing of the ecoterrorist and Vegan movements).
In favour: PvdA (labour), PVV (Geert Wilders), SP (rebranded Stalinists), Green Left (rabid fringe), D66 (just plain confused).
Still not decided: VVD (Liberals).
Opposing: CDA (Christian Democrats), Christian Union, and SGP.
I shall henceforth avoid all Dutch food products, as well as Netherlandish alcoholic beverages.
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