Skip to comments.Netherlands immigrants get screen test
Posted on 03/16/2006 12:58:07 PM PST by twippo
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands · The camera focuses on two gay men kissing in a park. Later, a topless woman emerges from the sea and walks onto a crowded beach. For would-be immigrants to the Netherlands, this film is a test of their readiness to participate in the liberal Dutch culture.
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Lot of otherwise decent people would take offense, even some of us who have Dutch ancestry.
"during the 30's "
Sorry, I was just corrected!
"Whaa? you mean it was the 1890's and not the 1930's? Ohh! Ok!" (talking to my older sister!)
I had a Dutch visitor has month and they have just about had it. They are closing their doors.
Had it with the decadence or had it with immigration?
I was taught in church that the British Pilgrims had settled in Holland, but left because they saw the Dutch culture as corrupting their children.
They have had it with immigrants who don't like Dutch culture. They are more tolerant than decadent, I think. Their liberalism is much exaggerted. In many ways it is a conservative society and now has a conservative government.
Now I know why my ancestors left.
Wonder how this would play for someone thinking of moving to Kansas?
"Their liberalism is much exaggerted"
Is it really? IIRC, they do have legalized euthanasia and same-sex marriage. Now, I would make a distinction if that has always been their culture, in contrast to the United States, where our cultural libertinism is very recent in history.
My cousins are raising small children 7 mos. to 2.25 years old, and they are not as "tolerant" as they used to be before having kids. They never see movies other than G-rated and listen to nothing but Christian music. I don't even have kids, and I fully sympathize with their plight.
Of course, they aren't violent towards people who live differently.
If they want to be welcome in democratic countries, Muslims should simply shield their children from the trash the law-abiding way, following the example of the Orthodox Jews, among others.
Is it really? IIRC, they do have legalized euthanasia and same-sex marriage. They say that they have set laws for practices that were solely dr's discretion and, of course, gay marriage only applies to a tiny group. So you could be there with families and not be affected by any of it.
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Gay marriage is really an issue of principle than of percentage. I know I'm the millionth person to say this, but if gay marriage is legal, why not incestous marriage, polygamy, etc.? Isn't their age of consent for sex quite low too?
Check out this link for "Voor een verloren soldaat" (1992)
a mainstream Dutch film that romanticizes man/boy sex.
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