Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A Political Party for Everyone in the Netherlands

You'd think that the Dutch have enough problems to worry about with the tensions between radical Muslims and traditional Dutch values in their country and violence threatened against anyone who criticizes radical Islamicism. But, apparently, there still are some issues out there that aren't being addressed. So, a new political party is forming.
Dutch pedophiles are launching a political party to push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations to 12 from 16 and the legalization of child pornography and sex with animals.

The Charity, Freedom and Diversity (NVD) party said on its Web site it would be officially registered Wednesday, proclaiming: "We are going to shake The Hague awake!"

The party said it wanted to cut the legal age for sexual relations to 12 and eventually scrap the limit altogether.

"A ban just makes children curious," Ad van den Berg, one of the party's founders, told the Algemeen Dagblad (AD) newspaper.

"We want to make pedophilia the subject of discussion," he said, adding that the subject had been a taboo since the 1996 Marc Dutroux child abuse scandal in neighboring Belgium. "We have been hushed up. The only way is through parliament."

The Netherlands already has liberal policies on soft drugs, prostitution, and gay marriage, but the NVD is unlikely to win much support, the AD quoted experts as saying.
Maybe the new party will be able to band together with those Muslims who support child marriage.

It just goes to show that where society draws few limits, there will always be some who want to take those limits even further.