|Jo van der Spek on Fri, 29 Jun 2001 02:39:25 +0200 (CEST)|
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|[Nettime-nl] welkom Slobo|
dear Slobo, We welcome yu on Dutch territory! Yu will have a chance to face the immaculate investigators of NIOD Never heard of them? It's the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation. It is supposed to give the final historic judgement on who is responsible for the fall of Srebrenica. The predictable outcome: everybody is responsible, so nobody is guilty. Just what our politicians love to hear. And Yu'll be in good company: the Crown Prince of the Netherlands just this week gave his testimony on who drank most of the beer at the welcome party for Dutchbat in Zagreb. (the Crown Prince himself, of course). By the way, his father-in-law is also going to a tribunal in Argentina. Anyway, we Dutchmen are very happy to finally welcome in yu the Real Evil. That's just what we need. Belgium has Dutroux, France Papin and Germany a lot of, well Germans of course. But in Holland we only have good guys. We have to import evil. We tried to become evil ourselves by going to Srebrenica, bombing Belgrade and chasing Coke-dealers in Colombia. But it didn't turn out convincing enough: we still can't believe Dutch can do serious harm or even evil, even abroad. We had some excesses back in the fourties in Indonesia, and some looking away during WWII, but it always took too long to realize that it was us, and not our fathers, to have a serious impact. Thank Good we have Yu now. We wish yu good luck during your "inburgeringsproces", your integration in Dutch society: try some cycling while in The Hague, don't refuse any offer of drugs (it may kill yu, but even that's legal here), and feel free to have all your family and close friends join the party. Make yourself, and us, comfortable. yours sincerely -- Jo van der Spek, journalist, program maker & tactical media consultant H. Seghersstraat 46 1072 LZ Amsterdam tel. +31.20.6718027 mob. +6.51069318 www.xs4all.nl/~jo ************************************** better a complex identity than an identity complex ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (firstname.lastname@example.org).