Originally posted by @great-king-rat to Sonhouse
Hi racist illiterate gullible biased misinformed morally craven troll sucker sonhouse. And how are you this fine day?
I don't know what Tivali garden is. Do you mean Tivoli? If so, that's in Legoland.
Some Dutch writers here apparently like to pretend that the Dutch never have been racist.
But there are traditions of racism and Islamophobia among the supposedly 'tolerant' Dutch.
The predominantly Muslim people of Indonesia had to fight very hard to win their national
independence from the racist Dutch imperialists, who fought bitterly to deny their freedom.
"It took place between Indonesia's declaration of independence in 1945 and the
Netherlands' recognition of Indonesia's independence at the end of 1949."
"Although Dutch forces conquered the towns and cities in Republican heartlands on
Java and Sumatra, they could not control villages and the countryside."
The Dutch evidently committed war crimes against the 'subhuman' Indonesians.
"International opinion of the Dutch military campaigns was one of outrage, significantly
in both the United Nations and the United States."
"Although there is no accurate account of how many Indonesians died, they died in far greater
numbers than the Europeans. Estimates of Indonesian deaths in fighting range from
45,000 to 100,000 and civilian dead exceeded 25,000 and may have been as high as 100,000."
To racists, one white Dutchman's life is worth more than how many Indonesian lives?