The masks are not just slipping off these chosen ones; they're just taking them off; in their blind arrogance, They haven't got a clue about what it means to be human.
November 22, 2012
The website PowNed reported that de Winter "made his proposal for forced eugenics yesterday evening in Amsterdam at a solidarity meeting of Dutch Jews," and that the speech by de Winter was broadcast this morning by Dutch mainstream and publicly-funded Radio 1.
De Winter responded in his speech to the accusations of genocide leveled against Israel, saying that the population of Gaza had only increased over the last few years.
"Maybe we should secretly add some means of birth control to Gaza's drinking water," De Winter proceeded to propose.
De Winter's comment fits neatly with Israel's racist conception of Palestinians as a "demographic threat" simply because they are not Jews.
Such genocidal comments are particularly disturbing in The Netherlands given the upsurge of Islamophobia and xenophobia in recent years, and because the country had a particularly shameful history of collaboration with the Nazis in deporting Jews to their deaths during the Second World War.
De Winter blogged until 2008 on the mainstream liberal news site Elsevier. He is also an "an adjunct fellow" at the Hudson Institute, a right-wing American think-tank.
De Winter's repulsive comment is reminiscent of a genocidal call by American "academic" and former Harvard University fellow Martin Kramer at a conference in Israel in 2010 for the "surplus" population of Gaza to be reduced by cutting off humanitarian aid.
Daniel Bugel-Shunra, who translated the PowNed post, noted that the reader comments below it indicated little support for de Winter's comments.
"Quite the contrary, which is a big surprise to me, especially since this website has strong anti-Islamic and anti-immigrant tendencies," Bugel-Shunra told The Electronic Intifada.