Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 21, 2014, 07:49:04 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Don't forget to get your 2013 Gubernatorial Endorsements and Predictions in!

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion
| |-+  International Elections (Moderator: Hashemite)
| | |-+  Dutch general election - September 2012
« previous next »
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 ... 19 Print
Author Topic: Dutch general election - September 2012  (Read 32403 times)
wormyguy
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8681
Liechtenstein


Political Matrix
E: 4.52, S: -1.57

View Profile
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2012, 12:21:54 pm »
Ignore

Uhuh.
Logged
TheDeadFlagBlues
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3770
Mexico


View Profile
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2012, 01:05:15 pm »
Ignore


Wrong election, you ignoramus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_presidential_election,_2012

Wormyguy derails a thread once again. Can all of these posts please be deleted?
Logged




Economic score: -6.26
Social score: -7.74
wormyguy
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8681
Liechtenstein


Political Matrix
E: 4.52, S: -1.57

View Profile
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2012, 02:10:58 pm »
Ignore


Wrong election, you ignoramus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_presidential_election,_2012

Wormyguy derails a thread once again. Can all of these posts please be deleted?

Someone makes a comment about how it's "sad" that the renamed-SED are doing poorly, I say that I'm not unhappy that the Stasi party is going down the drain, Al makes one of his holier-than-thou comments implying moral equivalence between the renamed-SED and the CDU because Merkel grew up in East Germany and Antonio some idiotic pseudo-sarcasm to the effect he doesn't believe the renamed-SED is the Stasi party, I provide an example of a recent event in which the renamed-SED went on record hysterically defending the Stasi.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2012, 04:26:04 pm by Senator wormyguy »Logged
politicus
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5990
Denmark


View Profile
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2012, 02:29:31 pm »
Ignore


Wrong election, you ignoramus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_presidential_election,_2012

Wormyguy derails a thread once again. Can all of these posts please be deleted?

Are you retarded?  Someone makes a comment about how it's "sad" that the renamed-SED are doing poorly, I say that I'm not unhappy that the Stasi party is going down the drain, Al makes one of his holier-than-thou comments implying moral equivalence between the renamed-SED and the CDU because Merkel grew up in East Germany and Antonio some idiotic pseudo-sarcasm to the effect he doesn't believe the renamed-SED is the Stasi party, I provide an example of a recent event in which the renamed-SED went on record hysterically defending the Stasi.
But you derailed the thread by speaking about the SED party in the first place. Otherwise it would just have been 1 comment about Die Linke.
Logged

only back for the worldcup
Lewis Trondheim
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 58775
India


View Profile
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2012, 02:50:08 pm »
Ignore


Wrong election, you ignoramus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_presidential_election,_2012

Wormyguy derails a thread once again. Can all of these posts please be deleted?

Are you retarded?  Someone makes a comment about how it's "sad" that the renamed-SED are doing poorly, I say that I'm not unhappy that the Stasi party is going down the drain, Al makes one of his holier-than-thou comments implying moral equivalence between the renamed-SED and the CDU because Merkel grew up in East Germany and Antonio some idiotic pseudo-sarcasm to the effect he doesn't believe the renamed-SED is the Stasi party, I provide an example of a recent event in which the renamed-SED went on record hysterically defending the Stasi.
That's not what they did. And that's not what Al was commenting on. And Deadflag thinks you linked to the wrong election because in the one you linked to, the other ex-Stasi party too refused to elect the guy with (somewhat exaggerated, actually, though he was still an FF) anticommie credentials.
Logged

"The secret to having a rewarding work-life balance is to have no life. Then it's easy to keep things balanced by doing no work." Wally



"Our party do not have any ideology... Our main aim is to grab power ... Every one is doing so but I say it openly." Keshav Dev Maurya
Sibboleth
Realpolitik
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 57217
Saint Helena


View Profile WWW
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2012, 03:55:34 pm »
Ignore

And that's not what Al was commenting on.

Grin

I'm going to wait a little longer to see if the penny drops on its own.
Logged

Lasitten
Full Member
***
Posts: 100
Finland


Political Matrix
E: -5.81, S: -4.00


View Profile
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2012, 04:28:28 pm »
Ignore

Back to the Dutch elections. Can somebody tell me what's the relationship between SP and PvdA nowadays because historically they haven't got so warm relations. Wasn't there even a full isolation policy towards SP from PvdA?
Logged

Quote
“SIEG HAIL! …Oops, I slipped. I’m drunk.”
MustCrushCapitalism
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 417
United States


Political Matrix
E: -9.16, S: -9.04

View Profile
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2012, 10:11:55 pm »
Ignore

I'm pretty happy at the resurgence of the Socialist Party that we're seeing in the Netherlands. I have a friend there who supports the party.

For those of us who are more knowledgeable on Dutch politics - the chance of some left-wing coalition (SP, GreenLeft, etc) is out of the question, I'd imagine?
Logged

Economic: -52 trillion
Social: -24 billion
Free Palestine
FallenMorgan
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8097
United States
Political Matrix
E: -10.00, S: -10.00

View Profile
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2012, 10:45:20 pm »
Ignore

Which one is the fascist party led by that [Inks]face Wilders?
Logged

Free Bradley Manning
asexual trans victimologist
Nathan
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 13103


View Profile
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2012, 10:47:53 pm »
Ignore

Which one is the fascist party led by that [Inks]face Wilders?

PVV.
Logged

A shameless agrarian collectivist with no respect for private property or individual rights.

His idea of freedom is - it is a bad thing and should be stopped at all costs.

Nathan-land.  As much fun as watching paint dry... literally.
MustCrushCapitalism
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 417
United States


Political Matrix
E: -9.16, S: -9.04

View Profile
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2012, 10:48:10 pm »
Ignore

Which one is the fascist party led by that [Inks]face Wilders?
PVV. "Party for Freedom". The name makes me lol.
Logged

Economic: -52 trillion
Social: -24 billion
asexual trans victimologist
Nathan
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 13103


View Profile
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2012, 10:48:43 pm »
Ignore

Which one is the fascist party led by that [Inks]face Wilders?
PVV. "Party for Freedom". The name makes me lol.

Freedom for the Right Sort of Folk, anyway.
Logged

A shameless agrarian collectivist with no respect for private property or individual rights.

His idea of freedom is - it is a bad thing and should be stopped at all costs.

Nathan-land.  As much fun as watching paint dry... literally.
Free Palestine
FallenMorgan
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8097
United States
Political Matrix
E: -10.00, S: -10.00

View Profile
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2012, 12:00:14 am »
Ignore

Jesus, so about a quarter of Dutch people are borderline Nazis.
Logged

Free Bradley Manning
politicus
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5990
Denmark


View Profile
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2012, 04:38:50 pm »
Ignore

Jesus, so about a quarter of Dutch people are borderline Nazis.
There is nothing Nazi about wanting to prevent immigration. Its a legitimate goal in a democracy to want to preserve your country as an etnically based nation state.
Logged

DL
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1122
Canada
View Profile
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2012, 05:08:46 pm »
Ignore

Its a legitimate goal in a democracy to want to preserve your country as an ethnically based nation state.

That sounds like a rationale for "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 90s. Any relation to Ratko Mladic and Milosevic?
Logged
politicus
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5990
Denmark


View Profile
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2012, 05:11:03 pm »
Ignore

Its a legitimate goal in a democracy to want to preserve your country as an ethnically based nation state.

That sounds like a rationale for "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 90s. Any relation to Ratko Mladic and Milosevic?
I am not sure I want to debate on that idiotic level. Ethnic cleansing and a stict immigration policy are obviously two very different things.
Logged

Ethelberth
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1427
Suriname


View Profile
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2012, 05:27:39 pm »
Ignore

Strict immigration policy has nothing to do with " to preserve your country as an ethnically based nation state". The first one is borderline fascist statement. The latter one is the opinion about state of politics.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 05:34:57 pm by Ethelberth »Logged
DL
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1122
Canada
View Profile
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2012, 05:43:34 pm »
Ignore

I think the racist people in the Netherlands who vote for the PVV missed the boat in the 17th century when they could have emigrated to South Africa and helped build the racially pure apartheid Boer state there.
Logged
politicus
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5990
Denmark


View Profile
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2012, 07:28:19 pm »
Ignore

Strict immigration policy has nothing to do with " to preserve your country as an ethnically based nation state". The first one is borderline fascist statement. The latter one is the opinion about state of politics.
The purpose of a strict immigration policy for many Europeans (and Koreans and Japanese etc.) is to preserve their countries as ethnically based nation states with a clear majority population. There is nothing fascist or racist about that goal. Its just that certain countries are based on having a shared culture, history, language etc.

I am not a big fan of Wilders, but calling him a Nazi, fascist etc. is simply wrong.
Logged

mileslunn
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 910
Canada


View Profile
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2012, 09:04:54 pm »
Ignore

I wonder if the strong showing of the Socialist Party is due to the economy struggling as well as perhaps an anti-austerity vote as it seems parties on both the far right and far left are doing better in Europe while those closer to the centre are somewhat weakening.  Traditionally when the economy is weak people often gravitate to the extremes, while more to the centre when strong.  Also what is the chance of a right wing or left wing.  For Right wing I am thinking of VVD + CDA + PVV and perhaps throw in the CU although I am not sure if you would consider them right wing.  For left wing it would be SP+PvDA+GL+D66.  Are either of those realistic or will it likely be a mixed coalition.
Logged
Joe Republic
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 31088
United States


View Profile
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2012, 09:10:19 pm »
Ignore

The purpose of a strict immigration policy for many Europeans (and Koreans and Japanese etc.) is to preserve their countries as ethnically based nation states with a clear majority population. There is nothing fascist or racist about that goal. Its just that certain countries are based on having a shared culture, history, language etc.

Believe it or not, immigrants tend to contribute quite a lot to that shared culture, history, language etc. in pretty much every country since the beginning of time.
Logged



Real Americans (and Big Sky Bob) demand to know.


I just slept for 11 hours, so I should need a nap today, but we'll see.
mileslunn
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 910
Canada


View Profile
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2012, 09:22:24 pm »
Ignore

I don't think it is about just preserving the ethnic purity, but rather most European countries are not immigrant based countries like Canada, US, and Australia so people don't mind some immigration but not if it alters the dominate culture.  While it is true Muslims and minorities are far from being anywhere close to a majority in Netherlands, in many areas of the largest cities they are the majority (they aren't very many in the countryside as well as certain districts in most cities) thus some people falsely believe their culture is under siege and the PVV is able to play off that.
Logged
DL
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1122
Canada
View Profile
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2012, 11:10:13 pm »
Ignore

The stuff that gets said about Muslims in Europe these days sounds almost identical to the things that were being said about Jews in the 1930s...just sayin'
Logged
mileslunn
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 910
Canada


View Profile
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2012, 11:26:40 pm »
Ignore

The stuff that gets said about Muslims in Europe these days sounds almost identical to the things that were being said about Jews in the 1930s...just sayin'

True a lot of the far right parties do say similiar things although I really doubt any of them actually could win an outright majority thus never being able to implement their policies.  Generally when the economy is weak, racism and xenophobia increase.  Never mind many groups they take extreme positions don't expect any government to implement them, they just want to move the government in that direction.  In the case of Europe, most governments have cut immigration levels, but not eliminated them, although technically they can only cut non-EU immigration as EU citizens regardless of race or ethnicity have the right to live and work in any EU country.
Logged
Free Palestine
FallenMorgan
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8097
United States
Political Matrix
E: -10.00, S: -10.00

View Profile
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2012, 02:44:13 am »
Ignore

The stuff that gets said about Muslims in Europe these days sounds almost identical to the things that were being said about Jews in the 1930s...just sayin'

Islamophobia pretty much completely mirrors antisemitism.  Just look at how some wackos act like there's some big Muslim conspiracy to take over Europe -- it pretty much screams Learned Elders of Zion.
Logged

Free Bradley Manning
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 ... 19 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines