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Have the Dutch Have Finally Dropped All Pretense of Personal Responsiblity?

In the “How far we’ve come as a society” file, according to the Daily Telegraph, “Dutch council officials will permit gay sex in public areas” of Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. At least they did stress that “condoms must be cleared away” and the sex can only occur at night and not near the playgrounds.

By contrast, unleashed dogs are still forbidden. The Weekly Standard magazine asked the question “Why?” The answer? “Research shows that many people find [unleashed dogs] disturbing.” So what do you make of this?

Is it the result of Darwinian thinking? In other words – we’re going to do what we’re going to do, so the best we can do is stand back and let it happen? Are we seeing the last vestige of personal responsibility? What do you think?


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  1. Phil: ["What do you think?"]

    After the Muslim majority takes over, the small remnant left of the Dutch (the few aged ones still collecting their dhimmi retirement benefits) will be confined to a few pornostan enclaves by their masters. Thus the "public gay sex in the park" problem will eventually disappear.

  2. What do I think?  I think there would be a certain warped entertainment value in watching an unleashed dog cold nose his way into a lewd public display.   I hope they relax that last scruple!

    On a more serious note, I think that when Islam starts to take hold in the Dutch legislature, most people will be grateful for the tightening of decency standards.  It will take a while for the Dutch to realize they don't like living under Islam.   By then it will be too late.

    The Dutch are working over time to serve the rest of us – as an example of decadence leading to ruin.  Maybe we should thank them.  If they continue at their current breakneck speed, their little morality play will be obvious to the world in less than a decade. 

  3. Sodom and Gomorrah were before Darwinian thinking.  I don't think we need to come up with sophisticated explanations for human depravity.  Society will only rise to near the median of the morality of the people who comprise it.  Moral relativism is unfortunately the order of the day and Europe is post-Christian in many regards today.  Unless a serious awakeneing occurs in the US it's where we are heading as well.

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