My country is being flushed down the toilet right now, and the government is the cause. The current parties, mostly catholic and protestant, are pushiong through ridiculous laws. They prohibite thing after thing and there is no stopping them. Apart from smoking bans (understandable) they want to ban anything "evil". Shops can't open up on sunday, even if most of the people think it's convenient. They want to ban adult and violent videogames, just because kids buy them. A cartoonist was arrested in his house for mocking religion. A politician has been sued for criticising islam. Christian parties don't accept opposing views and propositions, the atheist bus campaign is goin to run here but some parties object. Billboards with religious texts are allowed but a bit of oppposition is not. They even go as far as asking bus drivers that object to the atheist texts, while no bus driver ever has been asked if they object religious texts.
A long rant indeed and you may say i'm biased. A once tolerant and secular country that is being turned into a hell within a few years. You can tell me to leave to another country, but that brings along enough hassle of it's own. I just wonder how someone can justify legislation over a group determined by a book or spirit, if not the whole group ever "met" that spirit or doesn't value that book.
Oh boo fucking hoo, Wilders is sued because the Netherlands is built on tolerance, and he was everything but tolerant towards people with different beliefs. Move to America or Australia if you want to see ban after ban on video games, or religious intolerance.
Flushed down the toilet my ass, while I agree we've become a bit more pro-active than we used to (things like smoking, soft drugs and prostitution have become more government regulated so to speak), the Netherlands is still one of the most tolerant countries in the world and an example to many other nations in the world.