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January 26, 2017 4:32 pm  #1


America first, make Netherlands second because they requested it!

So, a Dutch satirist made a promotional video requesting Trump to make The Netherlands second in his concerns for the general welfare of humanity and world peace. The video is fun to watch. It's scarily well done, full of trademark Trump speak and deliciously offensive if you've got a sense of humour so Trump won't understand it at all. Which is a good thing, probably, for otherwise my country would be nuked into oblivion in no time. 

Basically the video promotes The Netherlands and shows our country might have much on offer to delight Trump. Ponies to ride, a disabled State Secretary to make fun of, and of course we're awfully good at building walls... and oceans. 

But it's become even better. Some wonderful person has put up a petition on the White House website and asked the US government to seriously consider this 'request'.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/america-first-make-netherlands-second-because-they-requested-it

Which made me lol and hurry to sign the petition. Except I can't because I'm not a US citizen.

We all need lots and lots of humour to sustain us in this totally frigid and dour period. So please, because the idea of having to take this man and his ideas seriously, and seriously fear them, please, if you're American, sign this petition. 

Let humour conquer fear!

Last edited by dioscureantwins (January 26, 2017 4:35 pm)

 

January 26, 2017 5:07 pm  #2


Re: America first, make Netherlands second because they requested it!

That video went viral. Many people share the sentiment.

dioscureantwins wrote:

Let humour conquer fear!

There is a (preemptive) German video to the same effect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMQkV5cTuoY

I have never been more proud of my neighbors!


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January 26, 2017 5:15 pm  #3


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Good stuff.


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February 6, 2017 1:29 am  #4


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It's a bold strategy by Trump - let's see how it plays out!

 

February 6, 2017 6:33 am  #5


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I am not hopeful.


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February 11, 2017 2:11 pm  #6


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Every Second Counts: http://everysecondcounts.eu/
Many EU countries and also several non-EU countries submitted their "America first" videos.

The Dutch one is the undisputed gem - it's witty and snarky and also simply the first, but I enjoy watching the others too. Every one of them makes you wonder what kind of world our children will live in.


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