Friday, February 13, 2009

The Dutch are coming...


Geert Wilders - Let Him In

Geert Wilders - Let Him In
By The Times

Geert Wilders - Let Him In
Denying entry to the UK for a Dutch demagogue is bad politics and precedent.

Geert Wilders, the leader of the right-wing Freedom Party in the Netherlands, is not so much an unlikely as an incredible standard-bearer for liberty. His most prominent political stance is his opposition to what he terms “Islamic invasion”. He is the authentic voice of provincial populism and even xenophobia. He encapsulates the adage of Harold Macmillan that criticism in politics is never inhibited by ignorance.
Mr Wilders' remorseless themes are opposition to immigration and condemnation of Islam. He depicts Islam as monolithic, monocausal and monomaniacal. Its founder is a “terrorist” and a “war criminal”. Mr Wilders compares the Koran to Mein Kampf for its incendiary content, and demands that it be proscribed. With an irony so clumsy that it can be lost only on himself, he declares 2009 “a year to defend free speech”.
and there is morreee

I am worried when religion become more important than law.

Friday Morning Meditation

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief.
Do justly, now.
Love mercy, now.
Walk humbly, now.
You are not obligated to complete the work,
but neither are you free to abandon it."
- The Talmud

Day Opening - February 13

"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
Anais Nin (1903 - 1977)