View Full Version : Pim Fortuyn: Most Important Man of the Netherlands?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004, 12:54 PM

I didn't find a thread yet. I heard in radio this morning, people from netherlands (netherlandser? ;)) chose Pim Fortuyn as the most important man of the netherlands for all times? (in a tv vote). I'm really glad to hear theres LIFE and trouble in our neighbor country, congrats!
In germany we have mediocrity and political correctness as our way of life that makes you puke. You know the german problem.
By the way, in germany people chose Konrad Adenauer a couple of months ago. That was highly political correct.

green nationalist
Tuesday, November 16th, 2004, 02:20 PM
Even though he was a anti immigrant activist you must remember he was a homosexual, and he was as damaging to society as the Immigrants he campaigned against.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004, 01:33 PM
Yes, Pim Fortuyn had indeed been voted most important Dutchman and his murderer, Volkert van der Graaf, has been voted worst Dutchman by readers of a Dutch magazine, HP De Tijd.

White Falcon
Wednesday, November 17th, 2004, 04:26 PM
Not good.

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- A television channel has touched off a debate at the highest levels by proposing Anne Frank as possibly the greatest Dutch person in history -- even though the Jewish teenager, who became a symbol of courage during the Nazi occupation, never had Dutch citizenship.

Members of parliament campaigned over the weekend to grant the young author of the renowned wartime diary posthumous citizenship. But Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk said there is no provision in the law to do so.

Dutch media reported Monday that a majority of the 150 members of parliament's lawmaking Second Chamber from across the political spectrum support granting her citizenship, despite the legal barriers.

The question of posthumous citizenship surfaced when the Dutch television channel KRO listed German-born Anne Frank as one of 202 candidates to become history's greatest Dutchman in a popular vote of viewers.


Wednesday, November 17th, 2004, 06:32 PM
They just said on the news that Willem van Oranje actually had the most votes, but something went wrong with the counting. :|
But they decided to leave it like it is and give Pim the honour.