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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Dutch outraged at offensive speech

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SUMMARY: The Dutch, who had no problem egging on violent Moslems with offensive cartoons, are outraged that their Hitleresque eugenics programs are being called...well, Hitleresque. (Oh dear, did I offend them?)


From Weekly Standard...
Killing Babies, Compassionately The Netherlands follows in Germany's footsteps.
by Wesley J. Smith
03/27/2006 12:00:00 AM

AT LAST A HIGH GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL in Europe got up the nerve to chastise the Dutch government for preparing to legalize infant euthanasia. Italy's Parliamentary Affairs minister, Carlo Giovanardi, said during a radio debate: "Nazi legislation and Hitler's ideas are reemerging in Europe via Dutch euthanasia laws and the debate on how to kill ill children."

Unsurprisingly, the Dutch, ever prickly about international criticism of their peculiar institution, were outraged. Giovanardi's critique cut so deeply that even Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende felt the need to respond, sniffing, "This [Giovanardi's assertion] is scandalous and unacceptable. This is not the way to get along in Europe."

As is often the case in the New Europe, what is said matters more than what is done. Thus, the prime minister of the Netherlands thinks that killing babies because they are born with terminal or seriously disabling conditions is not a scandal, but daring to point out accurately that German doctors did the same during World War II, is.
So let me get this straight, we defend the Netherlands for publishing cartoons anyone with one eye and half sense would know would offend Moslems, on the grounds that it's "free speech" to offend people you don't like. But when it comes to pointing out the truth that the Dutch are progressively adopting Nazi policies of eugenics, why that's out of bounds, and shouldn't be said?!? Please point out this to those blogs who continue to sport banners in support of the Netherlands. [continue reading].