Letter from Amsterdam

Brian and I arrived in Amsterdam on a Monday morning, after two full days in airports. The journey had seemed weirdly challenged from the start.

A wild snowstorm had cancelled our initial flight, and delayed us by a day. When we finally arrived at Schiphol Airport, tired and stressed, and as we sought to enter the country through Customs, Brian was detained in an interview room, and questioned extensively by three different officials. He was fingerprinted and hand-printed, and had extra facial photographs taken. There was no food or water present.

My wonderful Dutch publisher, founder of the alternative press Succesboeken.nl, Fred Meijroos, and his son and colleague Patrick Meijroos, waited patiently with me, just outside of Arrivals, buying me coffees as my anxiety mounted. Understanding the Hill... Thomas Joseph White Best Price: $14.34 Buy New $19.30 (as of 04:07 UTC - Details)

At last, after seven hours, Brian was released.

We settled into a lovely hotel in the charming village of Zeist, set in ancient forests about an hour from Amsterdam; and my media tour began. My book Facing the Beast, which is based on my Substack essays here about life in the Dark Era of the present, and which reveals what the WarRoom/DailyClout Pfizer Documents Research volunteers uncovered in their 100 reports based on 450,000 documents — that is, the greatest crime against humanity ever committed — was published in a European country for the first time, and it was also the first time I had been in Europe — indeed, outside the United States — since the ‘pandemic.’

Honestly, I had been afraid to travel. As my work as a critic of “lockdown” measures and vaccines gained sometimes global attention, I feared leaving the States; since we have, believe it or not, protections against detention of dissidents in the US that do not apply as soon as one leaves American soil.

At the same time, I was excited to meet the freedom fighters in Europe and to see for myself what resistance to Agenda 2030 tyranny is rising up in this beleaguered and important part of the world – one that, as you may know, I believe is being systematically targeted exactly as the US is, and for similar reasons: Europe and America must be snuffed out, it is my conviction, as bastions of human rights and of the traditions of representative democracy.

Five days of media events followed. I felt powerful mixed emotions as Fred and Patrick drove me to my first interview.

I had visited The Netherlands three times previously. Each time I was overjoyed to be in that country. I love the extraordinary beauty of Amsterdam: its jewel-box-like central area of 17th-century brick houses, tall and narrow, with their decorative rooflines, flowerpots, and painted wooden shutters; the canals and the arched bridges rhythmically spanning them; the canal boats tied languorously alongside the banks; the down-to-earth but quirkily elegant bars and cafes and restaurants, and the tradition of majestic floral arrangements in interiors — long lacy tulips and greenery and budding boughs spilling over the sides of tall, architectural vases. But I had also always loved the sane, open-minded, curious and fair demeanor and tradition of the Dutch people themselves. Southern Independence:... Pace, Charles T. Best Price: $16.20 Buy New $20.20 (as of 06:07 UTC - Details)

The Netherlands’ heritage, like so many cultures that are being erased and polluted right now by the Globalists’ agenda, is a precious one. The Netherlands did much to establish the modern idea of the individual, in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. “Bourgeois” has been recast as a derogatory term — by the Marxist influence on our era that distorted so many meanings and thus so much of our history. But the initial development of the “bourgeois” society that originated in the Netherlands was a vastly positive development in human history. It meant the rise of the middle classes with some power of their own; a class of citizens with a say in outcomes, who were not serfs and were not aristocracy. With this notion came the ascendancy too of the idea that hard work and merit, as opposed to just noble birth, could secure wealth and political influence. These are radical, beautiful ideas.

The Dutch also developed a Republic before the French or Germans did; indeed, theirs was the first European Republic. They innovated local representation by citizens and the development of currency exchanges that allowed trade and exploration around the world. The middle-class Dutch family, with its norms of respectability and community contributions, as well as its religious probity, was strengthened by and strengthened in turn this bourgeois ideal as well.

Holland led the way too, as early as the late Middle Ages, with religious tolerance; thriving Jewish communities in Holland were free from the persecution that Jews faced elsewhere in Europe, and in the 16th century, Anglican refugees from England — indeed, Puritans — found shelter in that community as well.

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