Local elections were held in The Netherlands on March 3, and who has been watching them would not have believed these were elections in a European country. Where European states send observers to countries like Zimbabwe in order to ensure no irregularities take place it has become time for coutries like Zimbabwe and Venezuela to return the favor.
Labour politicians issued campaign posters in Turkish, Moroccan and Arabic, as otherwise the uneducated, unassimilated, analphabetic immigrants would not be able to understand where to get their free lunch. "You cannot exclude these people from the democratic process" is their legitimation. In my view, someone who doesn't understand the slightest about his guest country should not be allowed to influence that countries politics by being granted the privilege to vote. But then again, how else is labour to stay in power?
Well, they have some other tricks to that effect up their sleeve. Like ignoring voting laws, and hijacking ballot boxes. It did have some undesired side effects, like non-native candidats taking over labour in Helmond, where out of 6 seats only one will be occupied by a Dutchman, while the complete PvdA section in Feijenoord (
The Dutch voting law is clear on procedure in the voting booth: never more than one person in the booth. In
One voting commissioner even sent back home his own wife, as she had left her ID at home and thus could not present it, a new rule, instigated in a fake attempt to stop fraude committed by immigrants. A commenter in a national paper had this to say about it: His pencil will probably not be sharpened for a while... in reference to the fact that for the first time, voting machines were banned as these are deemed to be unreliable and easily rigged, and voting has been reverted to using a red pencil on a ballot form.
As far as rigging goes, in a white neighborhood of
Leefbaar Rotterdam, the party that saw life under Pim Fortuyn, has only 600 votes or so less than Labour (PvdA), so for that reason alone the lost ballot boxes could make a lot of difference. The largest party gets the first attempt to form the local council for the coming for years, and even while the number of seats are the same, 14, the PvdA will be considered the largest party, as it has slightly more votes. Labour has already announced to ignore the votes for Leefbaar, and to form a coalition with three other parties (the minimum to reach a majority).
Which goes to show that democracy has nothing to do with it, as democracy would dictate that the winners of the elections should be ruling the city, democracy being mob rule, the Terror of the Majority. Leefbaar has always said not to exclude labour, but hey, labour, being labour, only has complete ignorance and disdain for voters. Hopefully Leefbaar will raise a proper stink, and insist on redoing the elections. If that does not happen, Rotterdam, once one of the world's greatest sea ports, can be written off completely and live on under the name of Harare on the river Maas. And The Netherlands will truly and irrevocably have become a banana Monarchy. Time to get rid of the Oranges, too...
With lots and lots of items coming from the blogosphere, the MSM has finally woken up and is calling for a recount. One of the empty boxes was 'accounted for' as the votes were supposedly found in another ballot box. Reportedly, 105 votes had been omitted, 5 Labour and 100 Leefbaar. It was also found that out of 15 districts, only 3 had counted properly. That's what you get if you leave the handling and counting of votes to the stakeholders...
The recount chant of course is silly, a typically leftist approach of starting 'investigations' in the middle. Starting at the start, the obvious approach, would leave them empty handed, more often than not. I mean, what good will it do to recount votes of which we already know they were cast in a fraudulent manner? The hope is of course that the repeated focus on a recount will lull the voter into submission that this is enough, according to Goebbelian doctrine: repeat a lie often enough and it will become truth.
While a proper recount will show a difference, the only real solution is to have the entire election redone, with proper control, and with independent vote-counters. Maybe, just maybe, that may even happen, but then again: hasn't this proven that the whole political system is corrupt, null and void? Isn't it time for something completely new?