My initial Dutch observations.

I’ve been in Holland for three weeks, and in this time certain observations have turned into realizations of fundamental differences between where I was and where I now reside. That’s a convoluted way of saying, it’s different, bruh.

Different in a good way. Different in a life affirming way. You never know if a move like this is going to work out, but when the payoff comes it makes the risk worth it. Although still early days I think that we’ve been right on the mark with this one. Let me share with you a few of the things that have struck me since I’ve been in the land of the cheese-heads.

Most cyclists in Australia are wankers. This is due to their inversion of the road dynamics. Australia is built and designed for vehicles. They are the top dogs. Cyclists are the bottom dogs. Thirty years ago when I was an avid amateur cyclist this all worked as intended because as cyclists we knew our place. We understood that it was our responsibility on the roads to make it as easy as possible for the surrounding vehicles. Everything worked fine as a result of this healthy dynamic.

Today cyclists are virtue signalers. They cycle for ulterior motives. One of the big motives is that they believe that they are saving the planet. Due to their perceived virtuousness they act on the roads as if they are the top dogs. But the road network is still primarily designed for vehicles. This has created a very unhealthy dynamic. The state of Victoria introduced a ludicrous law where a motorist must give a cyclist a meter of space when overtaking. There is no onus on cyclists with this law. In theory a cyclist could hang out near the center of the road and never be legally overtaken. It is a band-aid solution for what has become an unworkable situation. I didn’t go near a bike in my last six years in Australia.

In Holland the dynamic is different. The road system within the towns is designed for bikes first and vehicles second. Bikes are the top dogs and drivers act accordingly. The dynamic is healthy. So far I have done everything on a bike. I do the shopping on my bike with its two huge panniers for putting my groceries. When I visit people I grab the bike. I go to the gym on the bike. It helps that the weather has been stunning since my arrival, but thus far I see no need to even purchase a car.

Which leads me to my next observation. Kids on bikes. There are kids on bikes everywhere. And I’m not just talking teenagers. Little gangs of 5 year olds regularly flash by me, their tiny legs peddling furiously, and the parents nowhere to be seen.

Like when we were kids.

The streets are alive with kids at all hours of the day. The local neighborhood parks are crammed with them. They play ball, they hang off climbing frames, they run around shooting each other with over-sized guns. Just down the street from my house is an area that I can only describe as a swamp. It’s about thirty meters wide but stretches in a straight line for almost a kilometer.

The swamp is full of playground equipment. There are random raised trails and wooden forts. The kids play in the swamp. It is the best swamp playground that I have ever seen, and like all the other times that I see kids playing there is rarely an adult to be seen.

In Australia we now have the reality that parents will receive a police summons if they allow their 12 year old children to go down to the park unaccompanied. The main park near my former home in South Yarra was Como park. I never saw kids playing there by themselves. What I mostly saw were adults in dog walking groups. When I describe this to Dutch parents they look at me with a complete lack of understanding. Back in Australia we have this media influenced mindset where everyone in Europe is dictated to by Brussels.

That’s not what I’m seeing. Compared to Australians the Dutch have personal freedom. All those kids zooming around on bikes that I mentioned? No helmets. Not a single one. On several occasions I have witnessed a teenage boy giving his girl a ride on his bike. The girl is usually facing the boy, her legs dangling over the bike in a relaxed manner, as she casually smokes a cigarette. It is the epitome of freedom.

Kids don’t play in the street in Australia. Kids don’t get themselves to school anymore. The roads are clogged with parents driving their children here, and driving their children there. It is a sterile society.

In Holland kids don’t always play in the park alone. Sometimes there is a row of adults sitting nearby. Perhaps some mothers, perhaps some randoms thrown in, just out and enjoying the sunshine. The other day I decided to perform a mild social experiment. I was passing a little park where some children were nosily enjoying themselves. A row of adults sat across from the children. They were chatting amongst themselves and enjoying the day. I stopped my bike and ambled over to the bench. I was somewhat trepidatious because at about this point in Australia I would have been rugby-tackled and arrested for being an obvious child molester with evil intent.

Instead I sat down on the bench, and made my good-days to the other assembled adults. They smiled back and wished me good day and then we watched the children play. Nobody thought anything wrong with my presence. It was liberating. I enjoyed hanging out and watching the kids. I felt a part of something, part of a community.

In Australia men are the enemy. A woman with a pram will view you with open hostility. You are one of them, an evil child molester and potential rapist until proven otherwise. The assumption is that as a man you are an undesirable element. Let’s be honest, as a man in Australian society you generally are an undesirable element. The social dynamics have been corrupted. The feeling that I used to get was generally one of suspicion.

From my initial observations the Dutch family units seem to be much healthier, and this robustness is amplified out into the general community. It is noticeable only because it is such a contrast with what Australian society has devolved into over the last twenty years. I’ve had a few conversations with Dutch neighbors about these things but they really cannot understand what I am talking about. What I’m describing is completely alien to them, and what I appreciate about their society they view as completely normal.

It was normal in Australia too, once upon a time. But if you don’t value what you have you can easily lose it.

 

13 thoughts on “My initial Dutch observations.

  1. areukittenme

    I grew up in Melbourne, Australia and I remember being dinked on my boyfriend’s bike in my late teens with no helmets. And riding with my brothers all day when I was probably around 6…. riding the streets with a friend at around 9 or 10. No parents, no mobile phones, just gone all day and back before dark. Back in the good old days.

    What we have lost in a few decades is astonishing and achingly sad when you think about it. Now most mums I know are control freaks to varying degrees. Plus our nanny state is always there, bossing us around. Thinking for yourself is a thing of the past and can get you in trouble these days.

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  2. nkarakotas

    Australia is a Fascist country. There is no personal freedom. Look at Sydney; fine if you don’t have bell. For God sake!
    Australians live in a bubble and aren’t equipped with life skills required when the tough time come. Another thing you will notice in Europe is the village center, a place where everyone gathers and socialises. Find that in Australia, yeah go to a shopping mall.

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  3. The Hunted Mind

    Adam, a couple of genuine questions because I’m surprised. Are you saying that the murder, rape and paedophilia by Muslim immigrants that is reported as commonplace is actually not? Why then are nationalist figures like Geert Wilders becoming increasingly popular?

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    1. It’s nowhere even close to as bad as Australia is right now. Not even in the same league. And the big difference is that the Dutch are having the debate, thanks to Wilders. Think about it; almost a quarter of the population voted for a guy that wants to outlaw Islam in the country. Nobody is having this debate in Australia, least of all politicians. Anyone who attempts to is howled into silence by the baying communist mob.

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  4. Mr Black

    I think that for a little while the remnants of western civilisation will scatter here and there looking for a safe haven from cultural Marxism and 3rd world immigration, not perhaps realising that all places are succumbing in their own way. The novelty of a place without knowing its history will make any change seem like it is for the better, no matter where one goes.

    I hope though that in time, certain places really will become safe havens where there is an affirmative policy to protect western culture and history and others will not be welcome, except as occasional guests. Otherwise I fear it is just a matter of time before we are all overwhelmed by sheer numbers.

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  6. Hans

    Australia is a Nanny/Police State.
    The Fun Police are constantly enacting new laws to clamp down on anything joyful.
    Australian sheeple are too apathetic to protest anything.
    Also, unlike the Dutch, Aussies are too immature to debate anything,except the colour of their new shiny smartphone.
    Cowed into silence by the PC Lefty Marxists.
    Someone, anyone, please establish a free, Whites only Ethno State and take me away from all this…….

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  8. Chris Stevenson

    What you describe in Australia is also present in the USA and other Anglo communities. The over regulated and fear based society with the added torment of the newest narcissist SJW movement, in your example cycling culture. Additionally what also occurs is that people lose the ability to self-regulate, themselves and their emotions, further reinforcing the former, a vicious cycle. When you were cycling in your community you practiced a form of restraint based in maturity and understanding of the way things are done. This is an aspect of functioning culture. The SJW cyclists do not open healthy debate or try to get everyone on board with an evolutionary shift or integration, but rather seek to frustrate and create pain for everyone. They are the reason for a lot of the macho-mangina culture that begins to arise in societies when things go this way. This is an issue is Australia as well as the rest of Anglo world. Men seek dysfunctional, hyper-masculine displays in the absence of any real sense of personal autonomy or power. Their dysfunction further reinforces the perception that they are warped and sick at the core and leads to the resulting suspicion. As a practical example I notice that men who come from the most pussy whipped communities tend to have the instances of sexual weirdness that so turn off females reinforcing these females perception and resulting suspicion.

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  9. Wow, Australia must be really bad then. Because I have been fearing for almost a decade that that picture you paint about Australia is slowly creeping in here in Holland.
    Even though you may not see it yet, but even here in Holland there is pedo scaremongering from the ever present feministized part of society.
    Luckily there are still enough ‘nuchtere hollanders’ to counterbalance this, but it is a precarious balance at the moment that may tip anywhere in the next decade, but we at least try to give our kid as much free range as possible and state clearly to ‘concerned’ adults that it is ok if she gets hurt now and then as it builds character.

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