Monday, February 15, 2010

Then and Now: Part One

The Demonization of Pim Fortuyn

This is the first of a series of four videos about Pim Fortuyn, Geert Wilders, and the current state of official Multiculturalism in the Netherlands. The cases of Pim Fortuyn and Geert Wilders are very similar, with the main difference being that Mr. Wilders’ party, the PVV, is much more popular and firmly established than the List Pym Fortuyn ever was.

It is obvious that the official Dutch establishment has marked Geert Wilders for the same fate that befell Pym Fortuyn. For all practical purposes Mr. Wilders has been outlawed, and offered up as a fair target for anyone who can get past his bodyguards and take him out.

In the video below, from March 22, 2002, the late Pim Fortuyn speaks about the consequences of his demonization. Many thanks to our Flemish correspondent VH for the translation and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Pim Fortuyn was assassinated six weeks later, on May 6, 2002, by a left-wing activist.

A full transcript is below the jump.
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00:00 00:04 If you could see what I sometimes get in the mailbox,
00:04 00:08 … threats and so on, they would not make you cheerful.
00:08 00:12 And the Dutch government — and I think it’s a bloody shame — …
00:12 00:17 …helps to create a climate of demonization of my person.
00:17 00:21 And IF something should happen to me —I am glad you give me the opportunity —…
00:21 00:26 …IF something happens to me, then THEY share responsibility.
00:26 00:30 They cannot throw their hands up about it and say…
00:30 00:34 …”Well, I did not commit that assault”. You DID help create the climate.
00:34 00:45 And that must stop.
00:45 00:49 More cake? Come on with it!


In Hoc Signo Vinces† said...

Is it not unlawful for a state to target an individual?

Conservative Swede said...


Thanks a lot for that! I've been waiting since 2002 for things like this to be translated into English.

With love from Sweden,

Unknown said...

Thank you CS!

Gregory said...

So, what race was this left winger assassin?