?

Log in

No account? Create an account
I am utterly disgusted by local politics for allowing intolerant bullshit in my town - Random thoughts [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Hilde

[ website | House of Secrets Incorporated ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

I am utterly disgusted by local politics for allowing intolerant bullshit in my town [May. 6th, 2015|07:30 am]
Hilde
[Tags|, , , , , ]
[feeling |enragedenraged]

So in Belgium there is this anti-Islam group called Pegida, whom I shan't link to because I think these jackasses don't deserve the promotion. They apparently already had anti-Islam manifestations in Antwerp and Ghent, and are now allowed to come to the main town in this region: Heist-op-den-Berg, which is proverbially around the corner from me.

I am utterly DISGUSTED by local police, federal police (who are going to bring in re-enforcements) and especially local politicians for allowing this bullshit to take place (Monday May 18 - church square 8-10 pm).

I'm all for freedom of speech and opinion, as long as it doesn't fucking encourage intolerance and hate, and this is EXACTLY what Pegida is doing. They are coming to a smaller town, and spreading a message of intolerance at best and hate at worse. There aren't many muslims here, and I have to be honest, I have gotten a lot more grief from white people living here (nearly every time I venture out in town on my own) than muslims (once, in which case the douchebag's wife put him in his place). So tell me again, what's my motivation to be ant-muslim/Islam?
Should I suddenly be against them because some fundamentalist idiots?
No, because then I'd have to be anti EVERYONE because there are dangerous, fundamentalist whackjobs in ever culture and religion!

And let me tell you something else, I don't start living in fear because some fuckwads started shooting innocent people somewhere.
But this sort of "protest" makes me get scared for the future, but THAT is what ruins society (amongst other things but it's a big contributing factor of the decline).

They are undermining any attempts of proper integration and different cultures living together that are going on here, by coming an protesting.

So apparently they nearly didn't get permission because of fear of a counter manifestation.
Well, then maybe a counter manifestation should be organised, just to make sure these poor excuses for human beings have to stay home and don't get their chance to ruin this town.

I know I often complain about it and call it the Belgian equivalent of a redneck town, which it is. But it's home regardless, and I would like to see it be LESS of a hick town, not fucking more.

Thank you Metro for at least writing about this, because you can be damned that people that live here get properly informed of this kind of bullshit...
linkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: arukochan
2015-05-07 07:45 am (UTC)
Afgelopen zaterdag was er in de Expo een Moslim Expo. Toen Jannes en ik terug kwamen van de winkel, stond er aan de overkant van de Expo een bende Vlaams Belangers (vestjes en al). En op de andere hoek politie om alles in de gaten te houden.
En ik stond er bij van "wtf? het is maar een expo he mannen".
Die hadden duidelijk niets beters te doen op een mooie zaterdag middag...
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: kittensandsteam
2015-05-07 08:17 am (UTC)
Urgh, dat is echt ZO zielig.
Ik vind het echt tragisch dat er kennelijk vergeten wordt dat 90% van de Moslims, net zoals 90% van alle andere religies, gewone mensen zijn die niemand wat doen of lastig vallen.

Nee, omwille van een paar militante zotten moet er altijd maar racistisch en intolerant gereageerd worden. Want onze samenleving is nog niet om zeep genoeg of zo, jeez.

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: arukochan
2015-05-07 10:53 am (UTC)
Vlaams Belang kennende was het zelfs niet omwille van de militante zotten, maar omwille van het feit dat het moslims zijn en niet meer dan dat *zucht*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: kittensandsteam
2015-05-07 11:13 am (UTC)
En nog moet het kunnen want het is geen racisme *sarcasme*.
Medunkt dat de politici en rechters hier in België de definitie van racisme eens moeten opzoeken want ze kennen ze duidelijk niet.

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)