Wilders in the news
Declaration of Independence
(Click here to download the Dutch language manifest)
And that is no accident, because it is indeed a capitalist manifesto based on American style freedom. In a TV show later that evening they interviewed him. In the program Wilders says that he declares him self free of the Dutch political elite who refuses to even name the issues at hand. He says that freedom is his number one issue. The reporter asks him:
“But that is what every body wants”
“Yes, but it does not come about”
The reporter says he sounds like Pim Fortuyn (who was assassinated just before the 2002 elections). But Wilders refuse to be made a copycat. In the interview it becomes clear that Wilders want to reduce the government drastically and loose 50% of the civil servants.
Wilders says people do not represent the people: “Politician are mostly busy with their own thing”. He says he wants people do determine their own life and not like the socialist want to take from every Euro, 50 cents away for the government. He is also clear about the EU:
“Turkey in, means The Netherlands out”
When the reporter asks about his support he answers that he does have support but that due to security reasons he cannot name them yet. And then the reporter rounds the interview with a very biased and most likely pre studied final question:
“How big is the change that you later will be locked away and that your ideas will become that of a recluse?”
Or isn't it a quesion?
Dutch report is working on a translation of the manifesto: here.