With his attack on independent institutions such as the free press and free science, right wing Dutch politician Thierry Baudet joins the worldwide revolt against liberal democracy.
According to the leader of the party that won the most votes in the Provincial State elections of 20 april 2019, the landscape mainly shows a civilisation in ruins. A mess caused by a class of miners guilty of 'subversion': journalists, professors, artists and - above all - administrators, said Thierry Baudet in his speech on election night. Anyone who propagates an enemy image and a downfall scenario can leave out the provincial in elections for provincial government, as the thirteen Senate seats won by Forum for Democracy showed.
Although his views on immigrants and migrants have not exactly disappeared, there has been a clear shift in emphasis in his political agenda towards the above-mentioned denounced people. When I took the first photo on 21 March 2019 (the day after the Provincial Council elections) it did not occur to me to make a connection, but a week later, when I took the second photo, I could not help but think of the 'cleansing' effect of Baudet's politics. The first photo says 'rubble', written on a piece of cardboard in several languages of the 'guest workers', on the second photo there is suddenly a tight aluminium sign with only one clear language, open to only one reading: that of Dutch.