Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Dutch Thing

(The) Dutch Thing: Doing the Dutch thing has recently become a synonym for doing the right and decent thing, like not rewarding a racist with a high government position despite increasing populist pressures. The saying entered popular Western discourse soon after a large majority of Dutch electors voted in favor of castrating the folk figure known as Orange Pete. Observers of Dutch politics hope that people there will soon decide to assign the other controversial Dutch folk figure known as Black Pete to the same dustbin of history seeing that the two Petes tend to play on the same racist sentiments. 

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