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H, Amsterdam; Netherlands

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  • Two Kinds of anti-Muslim Racism in the Netherlands (Wertheim)
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      Prof. Cole,

      You're sure reading the tea leaves correctly.

      >>(Geert Wilders) is looking for allies to keep successful Moroccans out of politics, management and ...<< Peroxide Indonesian is working hard to keep everybody less than WASP out of anything and everything that could possibly benefit them, no matter their efforts to earn their way, even if it's their right. Full stop. (In local's lingo, keeping out the less than 'autochtoon').

      Also, in Dutch discourse, assimilation, integration actually means ... domestication. (Well, somebody had better clean the toilettes and flip the burgers 'for us', much preferably at minimum wage or less, part-time to keep them on their toes.)

      This is why Bart above reacted exactly the way the average Dutch would, you, professor, having summarized a little too well right in your first paragraph (Dunglish, 'alinea'), much to this guy's discomfort. You see, there's no discrimination in the Netherlands, therefore we don't discuss it, got it? (No need for winks, winks).

      Because these browns don't belong ...
      link to goo.gl
      no melting pot here, thank you very much. They can always leave for Eden. Ha, there!;
      link to goo.gl

      Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy ...

      H.

      Amsterdam
      Netherlands

  • Alabina, "Habibi ya Nour el Ain" (Music Video)
    • Prof. Cole,

      Thank you much for posting this, on various accounts. From many angles, this is the symbiosis it all can be looked at from, at least from a southern Spain view-- Andalucia, in particular. Time ago, used to loath these type of tunes;
      link to goo.gl
      as endless laments as I perceived it at the the time.

      Now, I know better. Decades later Sarkozy was expelling Gypsies from France, no?, European Union citizens from Bulgaria w/ the right to live and work in France. Unbelievable. Like, we can't learn from history. "Porque me culpas en la cara ... por ser morena Gitana ... " Oh, and there's something to those doors and windows sealed off w/ the bricks, not just MTV video-ness ...

      H.

      Amsterdam; Netherlands

      PS: Other happier links, same tune initially as you offered, different YouTube "mix" and other string following, and other related;
      link to goo.gl
      and, you go parse down the different ethnicities, religions, races, music, languages and God knows what else from something like this. Woah!, the richness of it all;
      link to goo.gl

      H.
      Amsterdam
      Netherlands
       

  • Acting Like a Democracy, Libyan National Congress dismisses Prime Minister
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      Prof. Cole,

      Thank you for the tea leaves reading, however fluent and changing the situation is and will be for a good while. Thank you also for your good commenters, even when their appraisals may be different than yours and/or complementary.

      All the best,

      H.

      Amsterdam
      Netherlands

  • Qaddafi invokes Phony Al-Qaeda Threat as he Massacres Protesters
    • Prof. Cole,

      Years ago you posted this tune from Cat Stevens w/ beautiful imagery from Iran. Unable to find that particular video across Cyberia, not even in your blog, but, still, hope this version makes do;
      Yusuf Islam - Peace Train - OUTSTANDING!
      link to youtube.com
      OK for a live recording, but there're better soundtracks in there.

      Best,

      H.

      Amsterdam
      Netherlands

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