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VVD Back in the Bijlmer

June 19, 2010 Leave a comment

A follow-up to last week’s post about the VVD (center-right Dutch political party) and their chicken-politicin’ in the Bijlmer neighborhood of Amsterdam, here’s a video from Bijlmer’s own, Gikkels, in response to a politician’s recent description of the neighborhood as a “primitive caveman culture“.

Selected translations below:

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A (fried) chicken in every pot x Dutch elections

June 13, 2010 2 comments

Last week, in the run-up to the national elections in the Netherlands, VVD Party (People’s Party of Freedom and Democracy) representatives could be found in the predominantly black and immigrant Amsterdam neighborhood, the Bijlmer, handing out fried chicken and promoting the party’s “mo money” agenda.

I came across this parody of the shameless vote-mongering on Youtube (much respect to www.maxvanderburg.nl). Selected quotes below (thanks to khouya Khalid for the co-pro).

Perhaps not surprisingly, the VVD did extremely well in Bijlmer and other economically-depressed neighborhoods, though not everybody in the video seems amused (see the Moroccan dude at about 1:30 who grabs the would-be-VVD rep’s glasses and promptly shows him the way to the metro).

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