Nov. 9, 2016, "Geert Wilders For Breitbart: The Second American Revolution Has Come," Breitbart London, Geert Wilders
"Congratulations America! Yesterday, in the biggest democracy
on earth, we witnessed a political revolution. The American people sent a
powerful message to the world: Enough is enough, we want to be free
again, we want to be great again!
Against the media, against the
establishment, against the elites, against all the odds, Donald Trump
won the American elections. And what a victory!
A stunning and truly historic
achievement, with the White House, the House and the Senate in
Republican hands for the first time since 1928.
I never doubted Mr. Trump would win.
We are witnessing the same uprising on both sides of the Atlantic. The Patriotic Spring is sweeping the Western world. People are standing up and liberating themselves.
Yesterday, the American people made
it quite clear that they do not want to follow in Western Europe’s
footsteps. They do not want to give their country away. They want to
preserve their nation, their freedoms, their prosperity. They felt the
time for liberation had come.
The American voters no longer want to
be represented by politicians who do not take their concerns seriously.
They felt Donald Trump was the only one who listens to them. They want
to protect their jobs rather than see them move abroad as a result of
trade agreements which benefit other countries more than their own.
They are sick and tired of their tax
money being spent on foreign needs, while domestic needs are growing.
They oppose immigration policies which attract masses of people, many
unskilled and from cultures incompatible with Western civilization
demand a restoration of law and order, rather than see violence and
insecurity rise to ever higher levels.
It is not just Hillary Clinton who
was beaten yesterday; the media and the chattering classes have all been
beaten. It is wonderful to see how, in America as well as in Europe,
the media pundits and the elites are taken by surprise.
For years, they have stubbornly
refused to recognize the harm done to ordinary people by mass
immigration and Islamization. The elites are completely out of touch
with the problems, the worries and the fears of ordinary people. They
react with condescension to the election of Donald Trump, in exactly the
same way that, in 1980, they reacted to the election of Ronald Reagan.
After his election, Ronald Reagan
went on to be the greatest President in our lifetime. He defeated the
evil empire of Communism. He did it without violence. He stood firm,
spoke the truth and conceded nothing.
This way, he inspired freedom loving people in Eastern Europe to liberate themselves from Soviet tyranny.
My hope – and expectation – is that
Donald Trump will follow in Reagan’s footsteps, that he will stand firm,
speak the truth, concede nothing and, in doing so, inspire Western
Europe to protect its freedoms against Islamization.
America has just liberated itself
from political correctness. The American people expressed their desire
to remain a free and democratic people. Now it is time for Europe. We
can and will do the same!"
"Geert Wilders is a member of the Dutch Parliament and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) in the Netherlands"