its happening in the netherlands too
thinly-disguised nazi parties are rising up, antisemitism is increasing drastically, and muslims get the fuck beaten out of them in broad daylight, without any authorities giving half a shit.
then there’s the “sinterklaasdebate”. there are basically two teams in that:
- "Sinterklaas is racist. Zwarte pieten wear blackface, and many people are offended by this. Please change this."
- "THEY ARE TAKING AWAY OUR TRADITIONS AND CULTURE HOLY SHIT THOSE DAMN BLACK PEOPLE AND THEIR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. WE NEED TO PROTEST"
im dead serious one supermarket chain removed zwarte piet from its advertisements for this season and everyone lost their shit and some asshole in the politics is trying to get people to protest against that and boycott that supermarket chain
transphobia is rampant amongst schools and jobs, transfolk are regularly found dead in alleyways. no one gives a shit, not even the cops, who are usually too busy shooting people of Moroccan descent for petty crimes
ableism is another problem here with autistic kids being murdered by their own parents for not being perfect enough
drug crime is low, fortunately, but a while ago there was a shootout in a town near mine over a stash of MDMA so its not completely gone
its fucking bullshit the netherlands isnt a “free-thinker’s paradise” nor is it this chill place where everyone is equal and where everyone can just toke up when they want to. its going to hell fast and everyone is smiling while it’s happening. Gay marriage might sound cool, but don’t think this is a LGBTA+ friendly country. The people here are just as bad as in America.