Dutch neo-nazis support Russia-bashing, oppose Wilders

This cartoon from Britain jokes about the present British Conservative government blaming Russia for all which they themselves ruin. Leading, eg, to a BBC Photoshop job on British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn‘s hat, adding Kremlin buildings, to make him look ‘Russian’ to help the Conservative government‘s anti-Russia hysteria.

Boris Johnson and Russia, cartoon

This is cartoon by Mike Bryson from Britain about Conservative Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Russia.

European Union joins UK in ratcheting up anti-Russia campaign: here.

Labour is right to focus on dodgy oligarch property rather than bang the war drums: here.

Jeremy Corbyn is hardly the only person smeared as a ‘tool of Russia’. Whether one is Green party leader Jill Stein in the USA; former United States Democratic party chair Donna Brazile; a Black Lives Matter protester against a police killing in Wisconsin, USA; or a Canadian First Nations person and/or Canadian environmentalist; the political establishment claims they don’t have actions and ideas of their own, but only move if Putin in the Kremlin pushes buttons to make them move.

Part of the establishment propaganda says that supposedly the whole political extreme right is pro-Russia. That propaganda aims at forcing people who for extremely valid reasons dislike the extreme right to become uncritical of the hysteria about Russia.

However, is the whole political extreme right really pro-Russia?

Let us look for an answer to that question at the Dutch neo-nazi party Nederlandse Volks-Unie (NVU; Dutch Peoples-Union). Founded in 1971, with as key purpose to rehabilitate convicted World War II war criminals, Dutchmen who had joined Adolf Hitler’s SS.

Soon, the then NVU leader, NATO bookkeeper Joop Glimmerveen, emphasized another main NVU point: opposition to immigrant workers. Dutch extreme right parties founded later copied that policy. Most of these other parties have disappeared by now. At the moment, Thierry Baudet’s FvD party and Geert Wilders’ PVV party exist.

What is the relationship between the NVU and the PVV?

The NVU fuehrer Constant Kusters has repeatedly advocated voting PVV in elections without NVU participation.

The NVU agrees with Wilders’ bashing of Polish, Romanian and other East European workers.

When Wilders organises demonstrations against Moroccan Dutch people and other Muslims, whether in Arnhem or in Rotterdam, the Nederlandse Volks-Unie sends friendly delegations to participate.

When Wilders organises a demonstration in The Hague, the NVU neo-nazis with their orange-white-blue flags (which used to be the flags of the Dutch nazis when they collaborated with Hitler’s 1940-1945 occupation of the Netherlands) and their nazi salutes are prominently present.

When the NVU and other far rightists organised a march to a part of The Hague where many immigrants live, hoping to provoke fights, Geert Wilders said he wanted to join that march.

To some extent, this is surprising. When Wilders broke with his old party (the pro-Big Business governing VVD party for which he used to be an MP), and founded the PVV, he claimed that the new party wanted to have nothing to do with racist parties like the Vlaams Belang in Belgium and the National Front in France. As Wilders was supposedly just critical of the Islamic religion.

However, when Wilders needed voters’ signatures to participate in elections, a Wilders aide asked for signatures on an Internet site of Dutch Holocaust deniers.

And a few years later, Wilders invited French National Front fuehrerin Marine Le Pen to The Hague as a political ally (the NVU welcomed that). This year, Wilders invited the Vlaams Belang to participate in his Rotterdam Islamophobic demonstration.

So, is all well between the NVU and the PVV? Not completely. Wilders, like some other European rightists, supports the political right in Israel. While the NVU wants to kill all Jews, outside or inside Israel; right-wing or left-wing. (In this, the NVU also differs from Norwegian neo-fascist mass murderer Breivik. Breivik wrote that Hitler was wrong killing all Jews, as he should supposedly only have killed left-wing Jews). The NVU used to emphasize that this, Israel, was the only point in which they strongly differed from Wilders.

However, then came a 4 March 2018 NVU propaganda video (no, I don’t link to nazi propaganda). NVU fuehrer Constant Kusters said he had found a second disagreement with Wilders. Wilders had gone to Russia to meet local MPs. Kusters reacted that was wrong; and that the NVU supports NATO governments’ sanctions against Russia. He said Wilders was already wrong to obey Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as his master, but that now he wrongly also obeyed a second master, Russian President Putin.

A background to this is the NVU view on the Ukraine war. Like neo-fascists in Sweden, Italy and elsewhere, some of whom joined Ukrainian extreme right paramilitaries to fight in the war in eastern Ukraine, the NVU has links with the Ukrainian anti-Semitic and anti-Russian extreme right. A local NVU leader went to Kyiv to strengthen the friendship of the NVU with Ukrainian neo-nazi paramilitary organisations. Wilders going to Moscow does not square with these NVU policies.


David Duke, Hungarian nazi supporter was Wilders’ Rotterdam pointman

This 14 December Dutch regional TV video is about Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch xenophobic and Islamophobic PVV party, presenting the new local party leader and number one candidate for the Rotterdam municipal elections on 18 March 2018. Opponents of Wilders were present as well.

That new local leader is ex-soldier, now unemployed, Géza Hegedüs, of Hungarian ancestry.

Mr Hegedüs turns out to be an activist in the Dutch self-styled ‘alt-right‘ neonazi Erkenbrand organisation (called after a Lord of the Rings fictional character). He also supports neonazi Holocaust denier David Irving. And he hates Africans. See also here.

Initially, Geert Wilders said that the PVV was ‘only’ against Islam, supposedly not anti-Semitic or otherwise racist. So, he then said he did not want collaboration with neofascist parties like Vlaams Belang in Belgium or National Front in France.

In November 2013 however, Wilders dropped his previous objections to these Belgian and French racists. The Nederlandse Volksunie (NVU), Dutch open Adolf Hitler supporters, applauded this new cooperation between Marine Le Pen and Wilders.

In August 2014, Wilders declared his intention to march against immigrants in the Hague jointly with the NVU and other neofascists.

In 2015, there were negotiations between Ms Le Pen, Mr Wilders and the Hungarian Jobbik neonazis to form a common caucus in the European parliament.

These negotiations failed. A problem then was that Jobbik are very open about their support for the Adolf Hitler age and anti-Semitism. While these are officially absent in Wilders’ PVV. They are also ‘officially’ absent in Le Pen’s National Front and Vlaams Belang; though, less officially, they come to the surface again and again, both in the National Front and in Vlaams Belang.

In July 2017, Wilders demonstrated together with the Nederlandse Volksunie against a Dutch Moroccan becoming mayor of Arnhem.

Now, Wilders and his new local pointman Hegedüs are planning a xenophobic demonstration in Rotterdam on 20 January 2018. The Nederlandse Volksunie on its Facebook page calls on its supporters to join that demonstration.

Who is Wilders’ Rotterdam ‘hero’ Hegedüs?

Dutch investigators of the extreme right Kafka write about him today (translated):

Hegedüs explains during the conversation that he got to know the alt-right through Red Ice. According to him there are all sorts of differences within alt-right, but he finds that refreshing. Fortunately, according to Hegedüs, there is also a binding factor within alt-right. According to him, that is “the survival of the white race, so to speak.” David Duke, the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan “also has interesting things to tell” he says. Hegedüs complains about the allegedly dominant influence of the concept of diversity in society. “Of course you are banned from doubting the ethnic diversity ideal in the first place” according to the intended PVV party local leader. “Where it goes wrong” he grumbles, “is the principle of equality.” Therefore he rejects feminism “totally” and he no longer conducts discussions with people who deny “racial biological aspects”. …

The Jobbik party soon comes up for discussion in the conservation and the two participants let themselves be known as outspoken anti-Semites and Roma haters. “The gypsy problem was discussed by Jobbik. That was very strong”, Hegedüs says with satisfaction. But he also has concerns about the development of this party. “Judgments about Jews have disappeared altogether” and “statements about gypsies are increasingly going to the background”, Hegedüs notes. He suspects, however, that this is a strategy to attract moderate voters. “If that is true” says Hegedüs, then it is “a very good strategic move.” Szaloki confirms the analysis of Hegedüs. “The skinheads in bomber jackets have disappeared from the streets in Hungary. Now it’s people in suits.”…

With the civil war in Western Europe to be expected according to Hegedus, Eastern Europeans must come to the rescue.

UPDATE, 15 December 2017, 15:23: Wilders had to sack Hegedüs after one day after this information and has to search for another Rotterdam leader. See also here.

PVV financial scandal: PVV must return fraud money to Limburg province: here.

Dutch politician Wilders demonstrates together with Hitler fans against Moroccans

Le Pen, Wilders, Petry, cartoon by Rytis Daukantas

This 2016 cartoon shows European Donald Trump fans; from left to right, Marine Le Pen, leader of the French neo-fascist National Front party; Geert Wilders, a good friend of Ms Le Pen and leader of the xenophobic PVV party; and Frauke Petry. Frauke Petry was leader of the German extreme right AfD party, but has meanwhile been kicked out as the party thought even she was not racist enough.

Recently, a committee of all political parties represented in the local council of Arnhem city in the Netherlands decided that they wanted ex-MP Ahmed Marcouch as new mayor.

Mr Marcouch is of Moroccan ancestry.

Dutch NOS TV reports that today, xenophobic MP Geert Wilders demonstrated in Arnhem against Marcouch becoming mayor. Wilders hates Moroccans.

Among the participants in Wilders‘ demonstration were members of the Nederlandse Volks-Unie (NVU). This neonazi party commemorates Adolf Hitler’s failed 1923 Munich beer hall putsch. They lay flowers on the grave of Peter Ton, a Dutch nazi paramilitary thug, killed in 1940 when Hitler occupied the Netherlands. They lay flowers on the grave of Mrs Florentine Rost van Tonningen, the widow of the leader in parliament of the Dutch NSB nazis, and herself a neonazi until her death.

NVU members at Wilders' Arnhem demonstration

This photo shows NVU participants of Wilders’ demonstration. Constant Kusters, their fuehrer, carries an orange-white-blue flag, which used to be the flag of the Dutch 1930s-1940s NSB nazis. On it, the letters NVU, and the slogan Voor Volk en Vaderland (For nation and country. Voor Volk en Vaderland is a line of the song of the NSB paramilitary gang WA, of which Peter Ton was a member. Volk en Vaderland was the name of the NSB weekly paper).

Pegida leader Bachmann posing as Hitler copycat

Also participating in Wilders’ anti-Moroccan demonstration were members of Pegida, an Islamophobic organisation of which the German leader Bachmann is an Adolf Hitler copycat.

Anti-Wilders demonstrators in Arnhem today

Many anti-racists were present to protest against the Wilders-NVU-Pegida rally.

The banner on the left of this photo says Wilders excludes. The sign on the right says: This smells like the 1930s … bah!

Anti-Wilders sign

Here is another photo of that sign.

Geert Wilders’ anti-Moroccan racism

Wilders cartoon

In this Dutch Geert Wilders cartoon, the signposts say ‘To the right’, ‘Further to the right’, and, finally as he falls into the abyss ‘FPÖ‘ (the Austrian far-right party, founded by ex-members of Hitler’s nazi party, with which Wilders cooperates now).

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Muslims condemn Wilders for calling Moroccans ‘scum’

Monday 20th February 2017

MUSLIM groups in the Netherlands slammed far-right leader Geert Wilders’s latest racist outburst against Moroccan immigrants yesterday.

The Party for Freedom leader, who hopes to become prime minister in the March 15 general election, made the comments at his first campaign rally in the town of Spijkenisse on Saturday.

He promised to crack down on “Moroccan scum,” whom he claimed the authorities allowed to “run riot.” “

Not all are scum, but there is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe,” Mr Wilders said, surrounded by a heavy police escort.

“If you want to regain your country, if you want to make the Netherlands for the people of the Netherlands, your own home, again, then you can only vote for one party.”

Umbrella group Contact Organ Muslims and Government director Ebubekir Ozture called Mr Wilders’s comments “reprehensible,” but added Moroccans and Muslims were used to his racist rhetoric.

Mr Wilders was convicted in absentia last year of hate speech for a talk he gave before the 2014 local elections.

He asked the audience if they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in the country, to which they chanted “Fewer!” — and he replied “I’ll take care of it.”

Abdou Menebhi of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Migration and Development, who made one of many complaints about the 2014 speech, said: “Wilders is not going to stop.

“He is still spreading hate and discriminating against Moroccans and Muslims.”

Dutch xenophobic politician Wilders boycotts TV debate because his brother was interviewed

Geert Wilders cartoon

In this Dutch cartoon, xenophobic politician Geert Wilders looks at his mirror image and says: ‘I am not alone’.

Today, Dutch NOS TV reports that Geert Wilders will boycott a TV election debate, organised by RTL commercial TV, Business News Radio and right-wing weekly Elsevier.

Wilders is angry because RTL TV had interviewed Geert‘s brother, Paul Wilders.

Paul Wilders said in the interview about Geert (translated):

He controls his empire [the PVV party] like an emperor. Whoever contradicts him seriously is finished. Family or not. He is still my brother. I love him, though I reject his ideas.”

Dutch racist pro-terrorist sacked

This video says about itself:

Geert Wilders sparks racist chant storm

20 March 2014

A parliamentarian member of the Dutch far-right Freedom Party has resigned in protest against a speech made by party leader Geert Wilders.

During the meeting he encouraged supporters to chant racist slogans against Moroccans.

Wilders addressed the meeting:

“So I ask you what do you want in this city more or less Moroccans?”

The crowd chants, “Less. less.”

Wilders continues: “We will fix it.”

The crowd laughs.

Ronald van Vliet will keep his seat, but as an independent.

Read more here.

The Dutch mail service has dismissed an employee for racist sayings on the Internet.

The man from Zwolle had, eg, reacted to the recent bomb attack at the Besiktas football stadium in Turkey, which killed 44 people.

He wrote on Facebook:

What a pity there are only 29 deaths, there should have been many more, but at least these 29 [people from Turkey; the initial figure in media reports] won’t come here [to the Netherlands], great.