John and I talked earlier

A picture named adam.gifJohn and I talked earlier today, about a bunch of things, including the Pim Fortuyn assassination, and Adam Curry’s role in the reporting. John said that Adam had nailed it. Fortuyn was not a clone of France’s Le Pen, although that’s how it’s being reported in the US. He was against immigration, but had a solid reason for being against it. The Netherlands is the most densely populated country in Europe and is singular in its liberal philosophy. Fortuyn was openly gay. Many of the immigrants are Moslem. Holland is a democracy. If the electorate gets more conservative due to immigration, there goes what makes it so special. John points out that in some Moslem cultures they kill homosexuals. Other things to consider. Adam was a supporter of Fortuyn, and in the Netherlands, I understand that Adam’s support means something. I think of him as a friend, not so much a celebrity. I can’t say what it means to the Netherlands, it sure sounds scary, and I bet it’s got Adam pretty freaked, is he next, and that gets me freaked, as his friend. Anyway, I’m trying to figure out how to approach this. I sent Adam an email earlier (it’s 3AM in Europe as I write this), offering to run his essay through DaveNet. We’ll see where this goes.  [Scripting News]