Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
So we are discussing art and comics? Let me add to this the latest trend of these new times:

Here is a pictogram from A'dam in the once oh so 'liberal'  Netherlands. It was put up by the town council to draw a new line in their arduous fight against hashish smokers.

It is now officially "verboden" (art, 2.8 lid 2 APV)to smoke hashish and offenders will have to pay a "boete" of 50 Euro. I really love the word "boete", it is so sincerely Calvinist and pays high tribute to our shared X-tian acknowledgement that we are all miserable sinners. It also fits well into our on-going struggle against the cultural 'Überfremdung' by Arabs and makes a clear statement that their hashish culture is now considered an 'overlast' or 'burden' which we will not tolerate in our neighbourhoods.

Amsterdam city council has already received 900 orders from shopkeepers who want to buy this new street sign and put it up in their streets.

"The USA appears destined by fate to plague America with misery in the name of liberty." Simon Bolivar, Caracas, 1819

by Ritter on Wed Feb 8th, 2006 at 04:18:18 PM EST

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