Welcome

Tip1: the links in the ‘footer’ can be really useful. Tip 2: watch the videos only after clicking ‘Continue Reading’. Since my retirement I started painting myself [ ≡ ‣ Direct link to my ℙaintings ] I got more interested in the succesful painters from the low lands from centuries ago. Much longer ago I… Continue reading Welcome

The Bitchute-dilemma and those cyclopean challenges for Elon Musk

Rumble versus Bitchute
Much more worried now than I was 11 years ago.

Judging by the assassments of his opponents – not least on wikipedia – Elon Musk is really doing a great job. The categories of this website -49:49 and others- can be found at the bottom of every page of this website. Link to the video that is so difficult to classify by Rumble.

Warhorses

Rare tribute, World War I.
Photo by Mark Raen

Millions of horses and mules died in Wordl War I.Steven Spielberg made a movie about the fate of the animals.You can find information about the real story behind this here. To make this photo must have taken lots and lots of preparation. Literally hundreds of men participated in the project. Look through your eyelashes at… Continue reading Warhorses

Aristocratic cowardice, betrayal and opportunism

Photo by author. 2013.

Since I took the photo above and below almost 10 years ago as part of my preparation for writing my faction novel, I’ve learned a lot more about the topics mentioned in the title.At that time I had not yet heard of the horrible organized betrayal and global lust for power of the World Economic… Continue reading Aristocratic cowardice, betrayal and opportunism

First Exposition

Funny. I showed some paintings in a nicely positioned booth at #NationaleKunstdagen in Gorcum, but I was bothered by people who walked too close around the corner and so to close to the paintings. The organization found the graceful improvised barrier I added sufficiently ‘creative’.

Almost two centuries later the Founding Fathers still knew

Replica of the Mayflower Photo by Paul Keleher, via wikimedia. The Pilgrim Fathers fled to the Netherlands in 1609 en left from there in 1620 when the English government asked the Dutch to persecute them there! https://www.mayflower400leiden.com/

In a sense this video is a sequel to my ‘long text’ from October 30 about the very influential Dutch judicial activist Donner. I will make a -shorter- sequel soon about the Dutch monarchy and its cooperation with the World Economic Forum.

Saint Paul and his non-violent sword

Side door of the Basilica of Saint Paul in Rome

In May 2018 my brother and I visited Rome. One of the reasons was to collect photos and inspiring information that I could use for a possible sequel to my (Dutch) faction novel “Alexandra’s Journey”. And, believe it or not, we discovered this basilica by accident! We didn’t even know of its existence. When you… Continue reading Saint Paul and his non-violent sword

Rembrandt & wokeness

My paraphrase of Rembrandt’s ‘Self-portrait as Paul’ is not for sale at the major exhibition next weekend in Gorinchem (Link at the bottom).In the original, Rembrandt only has a sword under his cloak; I’ve added another sword. I also moved his studio to the front of his house, so that he has/had a different view.… Continue reading Rembrandt & wokeness

Conquering ‘Africa’ early 16th century?

Painting by Gaspar de Crayer: Charles V conquers ‘Africa’

One of Winston Churchill’s most inspiring quotes is ‘Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft ‘ *).Paintings can aid in the study of history too. At least if you do not just superficially look at the image! De Crayer was a court painter to the governors of what is now… Continue reading Conquering ‘Africa’ early 16th century?

Dutch viceroy Donner speeches – senility or scribism?

Jan Hein Donner in 2012 receives a first copy of a book on Christian dogmatics.

A new translation of an older and longer Dutch text. The reason for this article was the annual report 2016 [Dutch original text is from 2017] of the ‘Council of State’ and more specifically the ‘reflection’ in it by that time ‘vice-chair’ Donner [1] of that important judicial organisation in the Netherlands. He gave his… Continue reading Dutch viceroy Donner speeches – senility or scribism?

Stupid, partisan fact checkers can be right

Opposition MP mentions the nickname of the university visited by vice premier Kaag and all ministers leave the session of the House of Representatives where they would be accountable for their policy plans.
Some fake news, no: creepy history, from Barack Houssein Obama

About racism, not 100% nonsensical political statements and counter productive slander. Links: The clip and its source on YouTube: The original fact check P.S.: The ‘featured’ image accompanying this video is a still from a video by the Dutch governments broadcaster ‘NOS’. Many photos were made of the incident in parliament, but remarkably Google could… Continue reading Stupid, partisan fact checkers can be right