This week, a member of the town council of Staphorst, a Dutch Reformed stronghold in the northern Netherlands, has written an excellent letter to the Reformed Daily newspaper on why Dutch Reformed folk should be pleased with the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.1 Sadly, Dr. Sytse de Jong from the Reformed Political Party found it necessary to write in response to overwhelming pessimism from the largely cucked Reformed community in the Netherlands concerning Trump’s victory. Although he falls short of advocating for the biblical position of ethnonationalism, Dr. de Jong’s hard opposition to globalism is a fresh breeze compared to the cultural Marxist position sadly now advocated within mainstream Western European Christianity more often than not.
Drawing attention to the obvious media bias against Trump, de Jong notes that many Dutch Calvinists have sadly failed even to pay attention to the content of Trump’s and Clinton’s differing positions:
In contradistinction to the globalist Clinton, Trump emphasizes the interest of his own nation. . . . He puts the brakes on the power of international institutions and agreements that go contrary to the interest of America. This leads to a re-appreciation of borders. In short, his course is one that complements what many [Dutch] Calvinists advocate with regard to the Netherlands.
He continues to note the vitality of Trump’s refreshing foreign policy, of almost equal importance to Americans and non-Americans alike:
Tension with Russia is flying high. The pragmatic attitude of Trump in this regard is a more attractive alternative to the hard confrontational stance towards Moscow that Clinton envisaged.
With regard to the issue of abortion he notes the importance of appointing a conservative Christian to the Supreme Court. He criticizes the Reformed Daily for, in the midst of repeatedly expressing skepticism towards Trump’s pro-life credentials, paying little to no attention to the murderous position of Clinton in this regard.
De Jong concludes his piece with an admonition to his fellow believers to draw inspiration from the Trump victory for perseverance in their fight against evil:
It is high time that Calvinists dare to openly make choices that stand in contrast to mainstream societal norms. Choices made without fear of being shunned by the mainstream media. . . . Dutch Calvinists should be pleased with Trump’s election.
- http://www.rd.nl/opinie/gereformeerde-gezindte-mag-blij-zijn-met-trump-1.1351480 – note: the published letter is in Dutch ↩