We interviewed Dutch MP and Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders for Christmas. He tells us about his Christmas experiences and has a message of hope.
There is strength in coming together, sharing the same values and striving for peace and joy
-It’s Christmas now, what is your most beautiful Christmas memory?
When the men from Apollo 8 made the broadcast when they entered the moon’s orbit on Christmas Eve, which ended with the famous line “Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth”.
For me, it underlined the possibilities and capabilities of man and to this day I am committed to maintaining the good earth as a safe and joyous place for free people.
-What does Christmas mean for you?
It used to be all about the festive season. But since the elites decided it was a great idea to import a terrorist ideology, Christmas is overshadowed by the Islamic hunting season.
So, on the one hand Christmas is about Western joy for life and harmony, but on the other hand it’s about Islamic-inspired individuals who hate us and cherish death more than life, resulting in a constant threat of a terrorist attack. I can not think of a better wish for Christmas: remove Islam from our Western societies.
People have been ignored for decades. No more! So I would like to say: stay strong and keep it up, in a democratic and non-violent way
-What can we learn from Christmas as individuals and as a society?
There is strength in coming together, sharing the same values and striving for peace and joy. We are stronger as a united people than we are as individuals alone. Together we can dismiss current political leaders and change things for the better.
-Which ghost from Scrooge would you like to send to EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker: The Ghost of Christmas past, present or future (and why)?
The ghost of yet to come, of the future. Scrooge feels sorrow at past memories. He feels remorse for having treated people badly. I don’t expect Mr. Juncker to be capable of having such feelings. Because then he would have changed his ways by now.
But maybe, when he sees what his personal future will be like, all alone, empty inside and detested by everyone, maybe just for selfish reasons, he will finally take the well-being of the people into consideration.
-What is the most hopeful change you’ve seen in 2018?
Scrooge had a journey to renewal and I believe the Western world is on such a journey as well. Citizens are becoming more and more aware of the need to stand up for themselves and for their children and grandchildren.
In 2018 we’ve seen the rise of the people’s movement in several European countries. And this is only the beginning.
My Party for Freedom is here to support everyone who feels that way and will represent them in the political field anyway possible
-What would you like to say to the people who feel unheard in Western Europe. For example the people of the yellow vest movement?
The best time to plant a tree was 50 years ago, but the second best time is now. There is still time to turn things around. The incentive to do so, historically often came from people’s movements.
People have been ignored for decades. No more! So I would like to say: stay strong and keep it up, in a democratic and non-violent way.
-In January 2016 you predicted a ‘Patriot Spring’. That was ahead of Brexit, Trump and other important political changes. You seem to have an eye for what is to come, what can we expect in 2019?
Politicians are supposed to be there for their own people. They haven’t been for decades. But in 2019 they will be reminded of their duty more and more. Resistance is getting bigger and stronger and it will have its effect. The turning point is near.
My Party for Freedom is here to support everyone who feels that way and will represent them in the political field anyway possible. Local elections next March and EU elections next May. Let’s do this!
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