When they tell you not to wear your flag…

that is the moment when everyone should begin to fly their flags.

It’s that simple. You either roll over and lose your country and your culture, or you fight. That doesn’t mean you destroy the others. You simply make them understand that you’re not changing who you are to please them.

Cals College in IJsselstein has prohibited two of it’s students to have Dutch flags on their bags.

The 16 year old boy and his friend where told by the director of their school that they “urgently should consider” to remove the Dutch flags from their bags, it could provoke other students, mainly Moroccan students. The two considered the urgent request of the school as a prohibition.

But now biggest Dutch newspaper the Telegraaf made the story public and many Dutch are angry. The school has now send a letter to all the parents. In the letter they write that they try to prevent problems between students and that they do not prohibit the flag unless it is meant to hurt others peoples feelings.

Update (2005 feb 1):Daily news paper Telegraaf now says that their are more schools who ban the Dutch flag. They write that Groene Hart Lyceum in Alphen aan den Rijn already ban the Dutch flag for nearly a year. They deny access to students who have flags on their bags or cloth. The school says they need to do this because of the new social climate. But they say prohibition is a big word, they do it in consent with the pupils…

And when they tell you “it’s not prohibition – that is a big word – it’s done with the consent of the students” then you know you are dealing with snivelling cowards, and you keep displaying the flag.

Or, to paraphrase Chesterton…when you fear the big words, you get a lot of little ones which all mean the same thing.

Hollard really needs to get itself together. Between Euthanasia and politically correct cringing at every turn, they are about to disappear down an inescapable abyss.

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