Meanwhile in the Netherlands…


Just when I was in an optimistic mood and for whatever reason had the feeling everything would soon cool down and go back to ‘normal’ – whatever that may be – our good friend Rita Verdonk (dutch minister of immigration & integration) thought of a bogus plot. Her idea was to put vignettes on illegal aliens. That would make it really easy for the good guys to avoid those nasty new inhabitants. Fortunately, ex party members soon came to the rescue and explained that humanity had already tried literary labeling of certain groups of ‘other people’.

I guess it’s back to school for minister Verdonk, She’s got a lot of catching up to do…


  1. Posted June 9, 2004 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    I might have to correct you here, or at least make something clear. The vignette Verdonk is talking about is not a visual one, it’s some sort of benchmark on how integrated ‘newcomers’ are. (A very convenient way of saying ‘you’re not welcome unless you’re a rocket scientist and know more about dutch history then the average dutch man/woman’.)

    I don’t agree with her plan, let that be clear as well. But comparing her ‘vignette’-plan to a Jude-star is like comparing her with Hitler. That’s way too much credit for her. :)

    Now, Go Vote!

  2. rufus.k
    Posted June 10, 2004 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    visible, invisible… it’s all the same.

  3. Gyz
    Posted June 11, 2004 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Die Niederlande über alles!