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Wednesday, May 25, 2005
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How would you describe the mix of those in the Non/Nee? Greens, Socialists, Communist, Liberals, Nationalists. Generally speaking these people have 0 in common. Would love to hear if anyone has discovered a "common thread."
Zazva (ip:220.127.116.11) 25 May 2005 - 23:17 uur
Opportunism, in part. As far as Marijnissen (Socialist Party) and Wilders (Groep Wilders) are concerned: nationalism. The Socialist Party tends to be very strict on 'foreign influences', picking up the bits of estranged electorate that the Labour Party/PvdA doesn't dare to pick up out of fear of estranging their pc middle class voters. So there's this strange situation in which a left-wing party is about as xenophobic (and europhobic) as Mr. Wilders (whom I don't think much of, as opposed to Mr. Fortuyn).
In other words, I don't think too highly of most parties in the no camp. Then again, I don't think too higly of most parties in the yes camp either ;-)
Rietveld is a different case. He's an idealist, but not blinded by reality. He's willing to go against the party line if he deems it necessary. He's the kind of reasonably reasonable left-wing voice a redneck such as myself could only dare hope to hear more often ;-) I still have several bets running on how long he'll last at GroenLinks.
Arjan Dasselaar (ip:18.104.22.168) 25 May 2005 - 0:02 uur