The Tide Begins to Turn

by Gary Fouse

If this week’s electoral victory by Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (They won 37 of 150 seats in the Dutch parliament’s Second Chamber) is an indication, the far-left and pro-Hamas protests may be the straw that broke the camel’s back with the public at large.

Most sensible and decent people in the West, including the US, are fed up with seeing those obscene Palestinian flags being waved on our streets and campuses after the horrific atrocities carried out by Hamas on October 7. The Netherlands is no exception. The marriage between the far-left Woke crowd and the Muslim-immigrant Hamas supporters appears to have been a decisive factor in carrying Wilders to victory. The Dutch appear to be fed up with their liberal government’s policies of allowing more and more “asylum-seekers” into the country, giving them priority for housing in a country with a severe housing shortage, and importing anti-Semitism to a nation that already experienced having most of its Jewish population rounded up and deported to death camps during the Holocaust.

Here in the US, our holiday season is off to a bad start with pro-Hamas crazies disrupting the traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City and Black Friday disruptions of shoppers. One is tempted to say, “Keep it up, you dopes. The voters will punish you in the end.” Today, that seems to be the case in the Netherlands. (Yet, under the complicated parliamentary system in play in European “democracies”, the same old liberal parties can join together to thwart the people’s will and keep Wilders and his party out of government. That is still to be determined.)

The fact of the matter is that the despicable exhibitions of support for the butchers of Hamas in the wake of the atrocities of October 7, on the part of leftists, Islamists, and pro-Palestinian mobs, have exceeded all bounds of decency and are an affront to our civilizational values.

As one conservative Dutch news site pointed out, the antics of these loons and terror supporters may have tipped the scales in the Dutch elections. Might it do the same in next year’s US elections? One can only hope and pray. Sooner or later, the civilized world is going to reach the tipping point. That time should have come years ago.

My fervent hope is that Geert Wilders becomes the next prime minister of the Netherlands and that his government will start removing the imported Jew-haters that the previous government has let in. Moreover, I hope that the rest of the West will follow suit. Hopefully, we won’t have to look at that cursed Palestinian flag much longer.



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