Weirdness

It looks like Twitter is the front in the Second Dutch Revolt. This time against the EUnion and specifically against the ESM and the cack-handed way in which our political ‘betters’ are trying to run this through parliament.

Finally, at long last, we have an issue for the Dutch to rally around, to wake them up to the danger the EUnion and out own ‘leaders’ pose. The manner in which the current care-taker government is trying to ram through ratification of the ESM is confirming to a lot of Dutch that the people occupying seats in parliament do not work for us, that they work for the EUnion. And the reaction, on Twitter at least, is fierce.

So fierce in fact that parties unknown have managed to persuade Twitter to suspend accounts openly opposed to the ESM ratification. Specifically, the accounts are @ESMNEE, @ESMnooit and @No2ESM.

This weirdness, which started earlier this evening, did not go unnoticed. The predictable reaction was not long in coming. New accounts such as @GEEN_ESM, @ESM_Nee and @esmNEE sprang up almost immediately and are still functional as of this writing.

Now, one can question the utility of social media campaigns. But evidently some parties are worried enough to try and get opposition to the Dutch ratification of the ESM silenced. As we wrote yesterday, something is going on.

And as I sit here, writing this post, the sober, contemplative part of the back of my brain sits in amazement that here I am writing about active attempts at censorship, in the second decade of this the 21st century, about a usually calm and sedate corner of the world. How the hell did we end up in a situation that I have to write about my own country as if it were a two-bit dictatorship, as if the current regime is not better then those of China, Iran or Lukashenko’s Belarus. My Lord, but have we slipped downhill in a couple of years.

Related:
ESM, a coup d’état in 17 countries!

[UPDATE001] I mean, really! The account @GEEN_ESM has been pulled off air as well. What the hell is going on?

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4 Responses to Weirdness

  1. “How the hell did we end up in a situation that I have to write about my own country as if it were a two-bit dictatorship, as if the current regime is not better then those of China, Iran or Lukashenko’s Belarus.”

    We’ve been doing just that, here in the UK, for some time now. At least you compare your country with a two-bit dictatorship – ours isn’t that good……..

    • Klein Verzet says:

      Heheh. Actually, I am not even sure any government agency, Dutch or EUnion, is behind the shutting down of these accounts. Could be just a couple of partypoopers hitting the ‘report spam’ button. But it is weird to observe.

      • DP111 says:

        A Tulip revolution – Beautiful in every sense.

        To state the very obvious – Money is what makes the EU go round. If the Dutch throw a spanner in the ring – its all over. The “Beneficial” crisis will at last become true.

  2. Klein Verzet says:

    DP111, Here’s to hope *tipping a fine glass of Bowmore*

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