May 31, 2006

Those nutty Europeans, part 8734

"We are going to shake The Hague awake!"

So says Holland's The Charity, Freedom and Diversity Party (NVD). What, exactly do they wish to awaken the Hague to? Take a look:

The party said it wanted to cut the legal age for sexual relations to 12 and eventually scrap the limit altogether.

"A ban just makes children curious," Ad van den Berg, one of the party's founders, told the Algemeen Dagblad (AD) newspaper.

"We want to make pedophilia the subject of discussion," he said, adding the subject had been a taboo since the 1996 Marc Dutroux child abuse scandal in neighboring Belgium.

"We want to get into parliament so we have a voice. Other politicians only talk about us in a negative sense, as if we were criminals," Van den Berg told Reuters.

I mean, gee -- how dare people view those who wish to have sex with children negatively, right? Still, isn't this party just attempting to be ... progressive? Wouldn't the following qualify as such?

The party wants private possession of child pornography to be allowed although it supports the ban on the trade of such materials. It also supports allowing pornography to be broadcast on daytime television, with only violent pornography limited to the late evening.

Toddlers should be given sex education and youths aged 16 and up should be allowed to appear in pornographic films and prostitute themselves. Sex with animals should be allowed although abuse of animals should remain illegal, the NVD said.

The party also said everybody should be allowed to go naked in public and promotes legalizing all soft and hard drugs and free train travel for all.

Can't get much more "progressive" or "liberal" than that, folks. (The only thing I technically have no beef with is the "sex with animals" part, no pun intended. If someone wants to hump a sheep in the privacy of their own, um ... barn, who the hell cares. But as the NVD said, just don't abuse the animals for heaven's sake! Rape somehow doesn't qualify, of course.)

La Shawn Barber is fired up about this.

(h/t: Hatemonger's Quarterly.)

Posted by Felix at May 31, 2006 08:29 PM | TrackBack

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