Geller, Wilders, Dan Maloney (Gathering of Eagles) who sent me this pic
Urban Infidel was there - and those pics are fabulous. Go here.
Lawrence Auster and Geert Wilders
UPDATE: THE MAN IN THE ARENA: GEERT WILDERS NEW YORK SPEECH
UPDATE: Here;s another great post from last night. Dan, my favorite Gaterhing of Eagles patriot, has a post up at The Liberty Boys -- he sent me the top pic which I love. It's a comprehensive report. Go.
The concrete steps that Geert Wilders proposes appear reasonable, prudent and accomplishable for any government that recognizes the imminent danger to it’s people, itself and it’s institutions. None of them are draconian in their concept.
- Abolish hate speech laws and regulations. These serve only to stifle free speech and expression.
- Limit immigration. This would include stopping immigration of ‘refugee’ status immigration over a limit of 5,000.
- Punish criminal immigrant behavior. Immigrants convicted of serious criminal behavior would be stripped of the Dutch portion of their dual citizenship and deported to their country of origin.
- Encourage acculturation of immigrants. Require that children be enrolled in schools with a western cultural tradition. Prohibit the institution, construction and operation of schools that serve to prevent immigrant youth from exploring the western traditions of their new country.
These proposals all focus on the measures any individual country or groups of countries (such as the EU) could enact to protect against internal subversion with a large unacculturated immigrant population. They do not go so far as to address solutions for the global issue of radical Islam.
While Geert Wilders makes the important distinction that Islam is an ideology of world domination, not just a religion as we in the free world have come to define religion, his failure to develop or express solutions to the more global problem is something that he will need to develop in the future as his political career carries him further in his country and Europe. He remains an optimist about the European ability to prevail against this latest ideological assault and I have to agree with his optimism. Europe is not dead. Under assault and reeling from a seemingly unending stream of subversive attack, but still able to recover if decisive action is taken in a reasonably short period of time. The primary obstacle there, as here, is the alliance the socialist left has forged with the radical islamists. A marriage of convenience for the Islamists, a marriage of necessity for the socialists.
The only way to defeat the socialists would be to educate a sufficient number of ordinary people to the imminent danger they are facing to ensure that those politicians who favor a fairy tale belief in detente, with a movement that understands only submission, are eliminated from public office and replaced with those who have a more firm grasp of reality. The false icons of political correctness and cultural relativism need to be cast aside in favor of the defense of the principles of a free society. One will never be free who submits.
UPDATE: The Silent Majority has great coverage and video