Ok, my home country of the netherlands, after legalizing drugs and Prostitution, and exposing the world to that 'abomination called Gay marriage', has now found new ways to offend the saviours of decency, like saint Rick (Santorum)
It started out with legalising marriage between more than two people. (not old school polygamy, but three or more people all marrying each other, the invention of the suicide pill, our militantly secularism. (All properly documented by this fox news report Fox News Trashes the Netherlands
And then late 2011 Rick Santorum opened the eyes of the world to our practice of forcefully euthanising our elderly (Rick Santorum talks about my country Holland and euthanasia??
And recently it seems the Dutch have started to ostracize eastern Europeans, purely based on ethnicity.
Now my issue really isn't with people making all these claims, I mean Idiocy will always exist, but unfortunately it seems many people are believing all this, and therefor, being a loyal
denizen of evil
Dutch person, I felt it time to correct a few things. So here are the facts.legalised drugs:
All forms of recreational drugs are illegal in the Netherlands, just like in the US. In reality, dutch law has outlawed a lot of drugs that are still legal in the US. However we do have a non enforcement policy when it comes to small amounts of Hasjish and marihuana, and even allow limited sale of these items to those over 18. I'd like to point out though, that the rates of problematic drug addiction, and drug related crimes are some of the lowest in the world. Possibly, but not definitelly partly due to this non enforcement.Fully legalised prostitution
Well this is really true. Prostitution is seen as just another profession in the Netherlands. You can even start a business as a prostitute, and open a bank account for this profession, be registered by the chamber of commerce, and so on.Gay marriage
the netherlands was the first country to legalise gay marriage, and it grants the exact same rights to married gays as straights. including inheritance rights, tax legislation, and the right to adopt.Marriage between multiple partners
Oh how I wish this was true. Wouldn't that be great? If I had two girlfriends that, not only I loved equally, but who also loved each other, that we'd be able to marry altogether? We'd have some issues with seating arrangements, but still. I'd go for it, and i know many others feel the same way. unfortunately, not only is this against the law in the Netherlands, but any form of Polygamy is banned.Euthanizing small children and the suicide pill
Yes, terminally Ill children can be euthanised, if and only if they are above the age of twelve, and consent is needed from the child itself, the parent, and two separate doctors. Also, this is only done if requested by the child itself. As for the suicide pill, no it's not available yet, and even if it was, we'd probably be unable to obtain them, both because suicide is still illegal in this country, and all the foreigners crowding the country to get one.Militant secularism
Currently nearly a quarter of our congress, and a third of our senate is comprised of Christian parties, next to that, nearly half our political body is openly religious, mostly Christian, Jewish, or Muslim. Yes, church attendance is rather low, but this is mostly due to the church itself. All those scandals don't boost ticket sales. In many of our towns, it is still illegal to drive or play loud music on a sunday, as this is the 'Lord's day' And only recently a jewish man got equited from disregarding the Identification laws we have in place, because he felt his religion prevented him from carrying the document on the sabbath.Euthanizing old people
A brilliant plan, from a budget standpoint, but completely untrue. in fact, in Holland if you want to die when you're body gives out, a simple DNR form isn't enough. Your doctor, and the hospital's legal staff will have to check their own regulations, and make that decision, and can hook you up to the machines against your will. Now I'll admit most doctors respect their patients wishes, but legally, they're allowed to keep you aliveOstracizing the polish
recently, members of a far right wing party (I'm not allowed to call them extreme right, because that in Europe is seemingly reserved for those attacking Jews, while this party only attacks Muslims, and slavic people) The Partij voor de vrijheid (Party for freedom) have opened up a phone and internet hotline, where people can complain about problems caused by Eastern Europeans. Although this party, due to a horribly intricate political system, and a completely shattered political landscape have become a partner to the two governing, central right parties, (liberal democrats and the christian democrats) who, without the PVV would be unable to stay in power, and even with the help of this PVV only control 50% of parliament, the PVV is not part of our government, and their actions are therefor not those of our government. In fact, our government, as well as our big business and most of our inhabitants welcome these eastern Europeans (because, let's face it, they're cheap labor)
Now I know that many people in the US already know FOX news, has no resemblance to an actual news program, and is merely a propaganda machine for the GOP, I still felt it necessary to state these facts, which many outside our country, are, through no fault of their own usually, lacking.