Geert Wilders, a far right politician in the Netherlands, has published the following on his social media.
I’d like to thank him for confirming once and for all that the traditional Zwarte Piet is a racist caricature of black people. It’s great that he’s taken the time to confirm this.
For years pro Zwarte Piet supporters have claimed some of the following.
Zwarte Piets are not black, IT’S SOOT!!!”
It’s a harmless traditie, people love Zwarte Piet”
Zwarte Piet is NOT blackface!”
Let’s not forget my personal favourite.
All the black people I know (all 2 of them) love and support the traditional Zwarte Piet”
Excuses that will be used to justify Geert Wilders MEME
The Zwarte Piet apologists will be out en masse to defend Geert Wilders Zwarte Piet Matters MEME. They’ll use some of the following weasel worded excuses.
“It’s a joke! Where’s your sense of humor?”
“It’s OUR traditie, it’s under threat, we need to defend it”
“Why should we have to change our traditions to please a small group of guests?”
In the minds of Geert Wilders and his supporters, the rights of white people to black up is equivalent to people protesting against racism and police brutality. Natuuuuuuuuurlijk!
The killing of a black man by the police has provided a wonderful opportunity for the PVV to profile themselves as the party of protecting the rights of white people to don blackface. Goed zo! This November when people are making excuses to defend the traditional ZP, please remind them of how Geert Wilders obviously associates Zwarte Piet with black people. So it really always WAS about color.
No white people who have a sexual fetish for dressing up as black people were hurt during the writing of this post.
I’m black, dutch and english and support this tradition, I ve ‘blacked’ up on top of my black skin to portray piet as a child., you are all looney lefties and should get over it.
Bigoted? Racism in its essence you mean!
The Dutch are still where Mississippi was in the 1960. The sheer number of racists still in Holland is beWILDERing. They have never been challenged like the racists of the American South, because they were always solidly in the majority. That is why the racists (people) in Holland are still so sure of themselves and think they’re the epitome of tolerance. They are sexist as hell too, by the way.
Time to get your head out of your asses and join us in the 21st Century!
P.S. I stopped telling people I’m Dutch a while ago. I’m no longer proud of that “scrappy little country”.
The Dutch are full of shit! I’m Dutch so I can say that. The arguments used to defend “Zwarte Piet” are the exact same arguments used by the Southern States in the U.S. when they were forced to take the Confederate flag down.
People who make excuses for Zwarte Piet are racists. Pure and simple. Period.
????Nice comments today as usual. I always felt it was a weird tradition, but didn’t dare say it as I know the Dutch are highly agitated when confronted with ZP and racism, which many seem to be in denial about. At the same time keeping it out in the open and not hiding it as USA has always done, will do more to crush it in The Netherlands too. We all have a long way to go to get rid of this evil part of society no matter where we live. I’d rather have seen EVERY LIFE MATTERS… From Geert Wilders,.. MAYBE ONE DAY… I’LL STILL HOPE TO SEE IT BEFORE I TAKE MY LAST BREATH… NOT ONLY IN USA BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD. Thanks again Mr. Woolcot, Always a pleasure.