What A Load Of Bollocks!!

Amazing isn’t it? These old failed empires still living in world of nostalgia, and then taking it upon themselves to spout off a load of shite about how wonderful they were in the past and that the world is the way it is thanks to them.

Well two things that they failed to mention in this little montage of shite is the fact that the Dutch economy was built on the back of the slave trade. Not only did they kidnap and sell Africans and Indians across the Dutch empire, but they were one of the last to prohibit it completely, only ending their economic profiteering in the late 19th century…..far later than the British, French or Portuguese.

And whilst we’re on the subject of profiteering, we can also thank the Dutch for the sorry state that the economy is in now. Because it was the Dutch that invented both the first example of issuing “Share Capital” when they set up the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC). But the were also the first “Western” economy to have invented the first economic bubble and subsequent bursting of said bubble, when they got their knickers in a twist of fucking tulip bulbs. Yes folks, back in the 1600’s, what the Dutch call their “Golden Age” they reached feverishly high levels of insanity over tulips. Back then, a single tulip bulb could cost the same as a beautiful canal house in Amsterdam.

So never let a Cloggie tell you “If you’re not Dutch, you’re not much“….In fact it’s the other way round…..”If you’re Dutch, You ain’t much!

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