Too late. I’m gone.

We are past medio May. To my knowledge, the city of Amsterdam has still done nothing significant to apologize to the sex workers about their incredibly bigoted age-limit proposal.

I know of people trying to find out about the status of this surreal situation by sending questions to the politicians responsible. But the city of Amsterdam does not even give a polite reply or information about what is actually happening, including at which point of time some adults suddenly will not remain adults anymore. Who knows; in a typical socialistic manner perhaps they plan to implement this stigmatizing law proposal in silence? The city of Amsterdam has violated and bullied its sex workers, claiming they are not adults until they are 21 years old. As if sex workers were different from other people that are adults (i.e. 18 years of age), being able to make their own choices as adults

Black hole

Amsterdam: a black hole of bigotry

If you read my last blog, you will find more information about how the city of Amsterdam sends its citizens and visitors into a black hole by accepting bigotry.

I have now packed my stuff in my apartment in Amsterdam, and will settle in Germany instead – a country where all adults are considered as actual adults, no matter their legal occupation. I do expect more sincerity and respect from a solid and sofisticated country like Germany than from narrow-minded, small nations like Sweden, Norway (both countries with a general sex ban) and now The Netherlands (with a moral based adult definition).

Well, this is actually what is happening under the “cool surface” of Amsterdam, hence this blog is a huge recommendation to keep distance from this seemingly liberal city. I am sure I am not the only one feeling extremely embarresed and furious on behalf of the workers – and freedom in general.

I simply can’t breath there anymore (and this is not because of the really bad and polluted air). No, in this case an old lesson has not been learned: stupidity must never reach legaslitive power.

PS! Speaking of political rubbish; if the city of Amsterdam wishes to do something really important in the Red Light District, perhaps they could re-organize the trash collecting system. I assume the presence of numerous tourists and party people entails the need for a much better sanitation infrastructure; this is something Amsterdam really should optimize.

And please leave the sex workers in peace. They are not responsible for us having to wade in rubbish everywhere we go in-between the canals in RLD or downtown in general.

To the workers: good luck and stay cool. I hope you will gain the respect you deserve in the end. If not, please feel free to follow me to the free country named Germany.

And to the city of Amsterdam: from June 1, you have one less citizen. Shame on you for violating innocent adults. Luckily for me, I was more than 21 when I started to work with my art business in this city, so I am safe. Who knows what could be the next crazy idea from the city of Amsterdam: attacking artists under 21?

That’s it. Goodbye.

It is still bigotry

 

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Settle. Live. Exit.


Dear Amsterdam,

– I settled here because I wanted to live in a free, liberal city.
– I settled here because here I could breathe and live in a sophisticated environment.
– I settled here because of the unique quality of your art and orchestras.
– I settled here because of your «live and let live» attitude, your tradition of accepting different people and cultures living side by side.
– I settled here because of your fascinating way of welcoming foreigners and not stigmatizing any particular businesses.
– I settled here because of your sporting qualities and outdoor recreation; cycling in particular.

Yes, I wished so much to settle here that I started the process of becoming a Dutch citizen in 2011.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam, what have you done to yourself?

In 2013, out of the blue, you have turned your liberal reputation upside-down. Your recent bigoted behavior against adult sex workers is so ridiculous and un-sophisticated that I do not wish to live here anymore. I settled here because of the above-mentioned reasons.

Amsterdam, as a consequence you are not better than any other fanatical city or country that practices socialist-religious bigotry on its people.

And no, I am not a sex worker, but I wanted to establish myself within technology and arts in The Netherlands. After the latest foolish proposal from the city of Amsterdam regarding its sex workers, I will have to cancel my citizenship process and move on to settle in a European country that still respects general freedom for all. Even if the proposal should be withdrawn in the very last second, I might not stay here. This is because I am deeply skeptical about countries where morality-based proposals are considered at all.Amsterdam Flag: The official flag of the city of Amsterdam. The city motto is Valor, Resolution, and Mercy. The three X's, saltires (St Andrew's crosses), are taken to represent these even though the X's are older than the motto. A popular tradition also links the X's to the three threats to the city: Water, Fire and Pestilence.

Amsterdam, when you introduce violating, moralizing laws that do not suit your reputation as a freedom preserving nation, this is what you can expect from now on:

– You do no longer deserve the description of being a liberal, free city.
– I cannot breathe and feel the sophistication with you anymore.
– The violating morality-laws will soon be noticeable in the quality of your art and orchestras, because moralization affects all people it concerns in the short and long run. The unique characteristics of performing arts will become diluted.
– The «live and let live» motto will not be credible anymore, since various employments will not exist side by side, due to illogical reasons.
– All Dutch «welcoming» people will be analyzed by certain visitors in order to find out who are bigoted and stigmatizing and who are not.
– The charming city bicycles now symbolize running wheels of bigotry more than the whirling breeze of freedom.

I feel trapped here now and may have to find an exit real soon. This is so sad, Amsterdam, but this time you have dug your own grave.

Thank you for the time we spent together.

I Wasterdam.

Amsterdam