Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Bill Weir's "Wonder List" visits Amsterdam, and interviews controversial politician Geert Wilders

Bill Weir’s “The Wonder List” presented Amsterdam Sunday night, with a startling interview with the “Dutch Donald Trump”, “right wing” Dutch parliament representative Geert Wilders.

Wilders answers Weir’s “good question” by saying “we have started to become tolerance of intolerance as well.”

Weir notes how the Dutch filled in the below sea-level marshes with mud, protected it dikes, and built the most cosmopolitan city in Europe 500 years ago.

Weir presented a city where everyone travels by bike (there are trams but no subway), and where the interest in renewable energy sources is obsessive, as there is almost no dependence on fossil fuels.

 Some homes are 3D-printed.

There is also some discussion of the limits of legal marijuana and the various pot cafes.

 The “trials” of Geert Wilders are important to know about.

I have visited Amsterdam twice, in 1999 and 2001.

I’ve reviewed “Fitna” on my “cf” blog today.

Wikipedia attribution link for depiction of Amsterdam in wood cut in 1538, p.d.

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