NL: Het Vlaams Belang heeft genoeg van de hypocriete verontschuldigingscultus. Brussels senator Bob De Brabandere en Kamerlid Dries Van Langenhove herstelden dan ook symbolisch het Congomonument in het Jubelpark.FR: Le Vlaams Belang en a assez de l'hypocrite culte des excuses et de la contrition. Le Sénateur bruxellois Bob De Brabandere et le député fédéral Dries Van Langenhove ont donc symboliquement réparé le monument dédié au Congo qui avait été censuré et qui se trouve dans le parc du Cinquantenaire.
Posted by Vlaams Belang Brussel on Thursday, July 2, 2020
Two young Flemish nationalist politicians have symbolically restored a century-old monument to the Belgian Congo. The reason? Not for any particular sympathy for Belgium’s colonial past, but because the monument mentions a taboo fact: the Belgian annihilation of the Arab/Muslim-led slave trade in eastern Congo.
The Monument features a statue of a Belgian crushing an Arab man, with the text: “Belgian military heroism annihilates the Arab slaver.” The word “Arab,” which was chiseled out, has been restored.
The politicians who did this are Senator Bob De Brabandere and Representative Dries Van Langenhove – whom I have previously interviewed for The Unz Review. Van Langenhove has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the national scene through his ability to organize a new generation of patriotic young men and to his leading spectacular direct actions.
The moment was immortalized in a video – in Dutch and subtitled in French – of impressive production value. I translate De Brabandere’s statement below, from the French:
Of course there were many things that happened in the Congo which were unacceptable. But that does not mean that we need to tolerate vandalism in our streets.
One does not need to be a royalist to understand this, a bit of common sense is enough. What’s more, we need to end this cult of repentance. The left-wing political elite is apologizing on behalf of the entire population for events which do not concern them.
This behavior is particularly hypocritical. Indeed, slavery exists today in the far-left North Korea, as well as Africa and the Arab World.
But the left-wing thought-police wants to hide this reality. To not frighten the politically-correct ‘beautiful souls,’ the monument dedicated to the Congo in Jubilee Park has been censored.
The Flemish Movement [Vlaams Belang, VB) has therefore symbolically restored this monument to its former glory. The Flemish Movement is very clear: Let’s stop the destruction of our monuments, let’s end the cult of repentance, let’s protect our heritage!
Don’t expect #BLM and its enablers to start demanding that Arabs pay reparations to Black people.
The Flemish Interest party (Vlaams Belang or VB), which seeks to establish an independent Flanders, is generally known for its hostility to the Belgian State and indifference to Belgian history as such. This event has led to some to wonder if VB can become a “pan-Belgian” patriotic movement, focused primarily on immigration, rather than linguistic and financial conflicts with French-speaking Belgians.
Such a shift has indeed already happened, with impressive speed, in Italy’s Lega (Nord), which used to focus on breaking northern Italy from unproductive and corrupt southern Italy. The same happening the Flemish Movement seems unlikely, but given the creeping Afro-Islamization of the Belgian population and the swift radicalization of globalist-egalitarianism, such a reaction may be called for.