“If they protest like that, it has gone beyond the pale. The Dutch are incredibly rational. They never allow their emotions to run away from them. So if they are protesting to this degree, it’s because this is crazy.” – Gonzalo Lira
Was het jullie ook al opgevallen dat buitenlandse media de boerenprotesten volkomen negeren? De nota bene in Oekraïne verblijvende Chileens-Amerikaanse romanschrijver en filmregisseur Gonzalo Lira wel. Hij is goed op de hoogte van het conflict daar (en zeer gerespecteerd om zijn commentaar) maar wat hij in Nederland zag de afgelopen week, daarvan breekt pas echt zijn klomp. Lira woonde zelf twee jaar in Nederland.
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The Netherlands is on fire.
“The Dutch government is shutting down farms. It’s about lowering nitrogen rates, which makes no sense. It’s insane! The crisis is self-created. I can not believe they are doing this. Food prices are going to shoot to the moon. Other Europeans will suffer as well. This is evil. This is beyond stupid, this is just frankly evil. These people who are the leadership class have nothing in common with common people. They view them as the enemy.
I love the Netherlands, you have my heartfelt sympathies. Wonderful, patient people. If they protest like that, it has gone beyond the pale. The Dutch are incredibly rational. Then it has gone beyond rationality. They never allow their emotions to run away from them. So if they are protesting to this degree, it’s because this is crazy.
But nobody is talking about it, they’re all totally silent, in the heart of the European Union. Like it’s not even happening.
I’ve always thought all the stupidity going on was just that: stupidity. Bad decision making by the people in power. But now, in the Netherlands… I’m re-evaluating wether this is just stupidity or just evil. Bond villain kind of BS.
Compared to that, there isn’t really much to say about Russia, basically the Russians are winning. They are going to take over the whole country.
But for this video I’d say look at all the video’s in the Netherlands. Against the insane measures. Know what’s going on.”