Western civilization as we know it has lost its mind.
Okay. So that’s not exactly news. But we now have it in “living Technicolor.” Take a gander at the video. It shows a Dutch man being arrested for committing the heinous crime of – gasp! – wearing a child’s pig hat. Said dastardly deed occurred at a PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) demonstration last Saturday (at about 1:40).
The leader of the Dutch branch of the anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement, Edwin Wagensveld, was arrested because the porcine head-topper may offend the tender sensibilities of tender Muslim immigrants.
Oh, the horror!
But wait. It gets better: No Muslims were at or near the event.
Wagensveld was leading a demonstration in the town of Ede, protesting plans to build several migrant centers capable of accommodating up to 1,400 people.
Dutch News says “a few dozen” people carrying Dutch flags and placards were present at the protest where Mr Wagensveld was arrested. He described the arrest as “childish” and was released after an hour.
A sharp spike in pig hat sales is projected. Ee i ee i oh!
Disclaimer: No farm animals were injured or eaten in the production of this commentary.
Photo – AFP/Getty Images
Written by this author, this story first appeared at BuzzPo.