Special Story for and about refugees
This is from a SPECIAL with the horror refugeestory DE MENSENSMOKKELAAR VAN AMSTERDAM/ THE AMSTERDAM HUMAN SMUGGLER which for the first time appeared on the 18th of January 2017 in HetWerk66A, literary scribbling book of Meurs A.M. and that was causing a shock here and there. On the 18th of February 2017 by supplementary sheets an English traduction was added: THE AMSTERDAM HUMAN SMUGGLER.
THIS SPECIAL is the third edition of the combined Dutch English publication especially to support the refugees between procedures of WE ARE HERE (www. wijzijnhier.org) who got nothing from city or state nor they can return to their land of origin.
Like in the original edition I combine my story with the heartrending statements of the refugee from Sudan, Hashim, because I never saw the situation of a refugee in Holland and Europe described more moving. By Hashim I read, after he ended his life, how he, before it became that far, first was killed intellectually ‘of some of my harsh experiences and suffering’. This, and the way he describes this, cut me to the marrow. I can’t add anything to that.
What I as a writer can do is imagine what can happen when de haters of strangers make one step ahead.
This became, inspired by the story of Jaroslaw Hasek, titled The Amsterdam human trafficker, mine THE AMSTERDAM HUMAN SMUGGLER. Meurs A.M.
Theorie had been proven right. The butcher’s shop did indeed want to be acquired and the reorganized bank was only too happy for a deal now that there was interest in the building. There were now built in 400 roomettes, a common kitchen, washrooms with showers and a recreation room.
They walked around the buildings. Rein told him that there was an underground connection between PAC and the butcher shop which also had two new cold rooms and in between a slaughter room.
Only the head butcher is allowed in there and will be processing other than products from the PAC as bushmeat, which will be mainly monkey meat, and occasionally a Highlander or a buffalo or other wild meat from other Dutch sources.
“Agreed,” said Theorie, “there should be quite a throughput from the PAC, at least 10 per week. Should not be any more than this – but the pace should be kept constant. The meat must indeed be handled personally by the butcher. When others encounter it must already be unrecognizable, no longer be traced back to a human being.
In order to distract and mislead the introduction of the bush-meat range is quite good. Furthermore, sheep, goats, cows, chickens, would add to the assortment. Meanwhile, all those who leave the PAC, for several days or permanently, does not matter, will exit through the butchers. Sometimes they are taken away officially during the daytime but we’ll take them back at night drugged.
Oh yes we also have vegetarian meat. If we get complaints that it tastes too much to just flesh, we refer to the label that says “Made and processed in an environment with carnivorous plants.” Let’s all just agree to that. I’ll give you a completely free hand in both the renovation and in managing the PAC and butchery. I trust you.”
They had in the meantime walked on a bit and ended up in front of a building full of slogans and banners.
“Oh yes,” said Theorie again, “we start by offering to provide shelter. Considering the very questionable way Amsterdam is dealing with ‘non-documented’ and rejected asylum-seekers, it would actually make us look very good. Often we are dealing with people with absolutely no identity papers or documentation of any kind, are unregistered and at most have only very superficial identification. When these people ‘disappear’ no one will raise a finger. We would have to take account of the various groups within We Are Here, WAH. While not a very tight group in itself, their various components [ like Swahili, French speakers, Somalis etc etc] are.
“Leave that to me” said Rein. “As soon as we provide the people from ‘We Are Here’ shelter it will create a lot of PR for us. Many AC will want to send us their difficult cases. Well that would be great for us answered Theorie, as long as they pay. The various municipalities will also want to send people from the BedBathBread. Which is fine …as long as they pay! We are a private organization and we are not only solving the problems for the Secretary of State, but also assisting the municipality of Amsterdam in dealing with their huge problem, which the mayor has only made worse with his stubborn stickling to vague legalities. We will fix it for them – as long as they pay. We take WAH at once completely and if the municipality does not quickly pay us, they will face the risk that we would put them all back on the street at once, transporting them all directly to City Hall.”
Theorie had another point. He had seen on TV people recycling all sorts of things on Lesbos – life jackets and other things washed up on the beach. He asked Rein: “What do we do with refugee remains, their belongings, but also their actual body substances which could not be processed as food?
I read that during World War II the Germans not only extracted gold from teeth, but also made expensive wigs from hair that has been cut off for the dead, and that they were able to make soap from body fat. Can we do something like that?”
Rein hastened to say that in this age of knowledge of DNA it would pose a huge risk to even reuse something of a refugee. Everything, absolutely everything, was burned in the furnace of the slaughterhouse together with the human remains that could not be processed into food, or together with meat which has been declared unfit due to illness for consumption. But first it was processed into unrecognizable meat through a separate ‘route so that no risk was taken on the way to the oven. Processing was not possible it was burned as co-firing using henchmen in the crematorium along with mutilated bodies as a result of accidents or transplants.
Theorie nodded and admitted that he had no problem with a corpse or cadavers or even unprocessed meat but could not stand something in between. Rein said, “I understand, but a butcher fortunately has not problem with that.” Theorie steered his imagination into a different direction, and said small-mindedly, “Let’s talk about something else. Remember when you said you would have to make a sacrifice to me, namely at first to be nice to asylum seekers, and then you had put conscience aside again in order to murder them and take them to the slaughter. I did not want to blackmail you by telling what a sacrifice I had made, but I can tell you now. I’ve devised a system PAC linked to an abattoir, a slaughterhouse to slaughter refugees and then eat them. I can tell you now that I do not eat meat and that I’m against eating meat. Can you imagine what such a slaughterhouse means for me as a vegetarian? What a sacrifice I myself had to make? You understand that I did not come to look at the production, nor did I want to hear about all the dirty details about body parts.”
They then departed and went their different ways – Theorie did not go again that evening to the PAC and the butchers.
Barely two months after their first meeting their PAC , the Private Asylum Center was completely full. It was the only reception center in the Netherlands that was full. Indeed the problem for ‘We Are Here’ literally had disappeared. All Dutch cities watched in wonder and some envy. Other AC’s focused opportunistically on the ‘easy’ Syrians. They sent the more difficult cases -mostly from North and Central African countries – whom the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS) did not accept as having enough believable documentation about them and thus could not be granted further asylum to the PAC. They provided them with the requested backpack with some pocket money that state and municipal authorities had between them provided. Suddenly this all became possible, where in the past it would have been unthinkable!
The PAC was so full and the desired results had been achieved – the halal meat market was the only one of its kind and extremely popular.
The elections were approaching, and Rein could see that Theorie was more than well aware of this. The business was good but in what way did this influence the chances for his party in the elections? How would he be able to cash in with votes all the good work he had done for the refugees but making them in fact to disappear? Because their disappearence had now become a reality. But the old problem remained, because he was very limited in what could he openly reveal.
Rein had convinced him to go quietly on with the demonstrative forced evictions at the airport, he himself went through with the demonstrative ‘voluntary return’, also at Schiphol.
Maybe they could organize a press event wherin Theorie would ostentatiously declare that “voluntary return” was actually the ideal return for his Party for Theory and Practice, and this is where his party had achieved the most success. Maybe he could switch completely over to ‘voluntary returns’. Theorie could possibly even at some time come out as the very man behind the successful PAC, the asylum seekers’ center with the largest percentage of voluntary returns.
But Rein convinced him that his influence would be infinitely greater if he could find out before the election to try and achieve a merger with all the other anti-immigration parties. The PVV (PFF, Party For Freedom) voters potential had to be drawn to the new party which Theorie as the initiator would have a firm finger in the pie. That appeared to be something which Theorie found both intriguing and possible.
The day which had been chosen for the merger of all the of the anti-immigration parties a meeting had been arranged at Carré which was about three-quarters full. Temporary security gates had been set up along with identity checks, and it was all for an invited audience only. The official boards of the parties sat in the front row. Someone muttered, “There’s 500-year clink in a row.” And this comment garnered laughter and some furtive protest in the immediate vicinity. “And Geert is not even there,” some added. Geert would indeed not be on the stage yet – he would sit down somewhere with his guards in a room but would speak later they whispered.
The speakers all seemed to be saying the same thing but different ways but in the end were exactly the same:
“That’s why the PFF is the only party that … ‘
“Therefore VNL is the only party that … ‘
“Therefore, the FFD is the only party that … ‘
“Therefore, the PTP is the only party that … ‘
Each participating party had the pretension to take the lead in the new merged organization. There was still a lot of committee work needed if one wanted to obtain a unified single program and candidates list going into the elections.
When the boards of all the parties had assembled together on stage for the closing ceremony, the unexpected happened. On stage, there appeared suddenly out of doorways, side-wings, ‘exits’ which had been previously closed, from the sky-lights above along cables and ropes, from stage-right and stage- left, from back-stage, and on roller skates, hundreds, it was said later thousands of refugees with banners and signs entirely surrounding the stage and the audience in the hall.
It was immediately assumed that they had all somehow snuck in through an underground hallway to the basement of Carré, which connects to the fallout shelter underneath Weesperplein Metro Station.
And they sang:
We are here and we will fight
cause shelter and freedom
is everybody’s right!
Theorie was ever only afraid of one thing. He had secretly read one page beyond the story <The people-trafficker Amsterdam>. And since then he was most afraid to be ever extradited to the Tsjoewaziërs. On that page was namely described how Hašek, the future author of “Svejk” was given an introduction to the city of Bugulma in distant Russia, where he would be commander if the city would be conquered, something which was far from certain ever to happen.
His guidance promised even though no good, because they were described by as Hašek follows:
<Down at the entrance stood my guard. Twelve strong guys, Tsjoewaziërs who knew very little Russian, so it was not entirely clear whether they were conscripts or volunteers. To judge by their righteous and terrible appearance, they were volunteers, and ready for anything.>
The combination of their righteous and terrible appearance and the fact that they were volunteers and willing to do anything was the cause of many nightmares that Theorie since suffering. The Tsjoewaziërs appeared constantly in his dreams as revenge angels of all asylum seekers he had murdered. He had told this to Rein in one of his weaker moments. The result was that today, 12 of the largest black men, who Theorie thought were already eaten, with wild wigs and bats in their hands approached Theorie in a war dance and sang:
Theorie collapsed from fright and died on the spot and thus escaped a certain life sentence for ordering the murder of hundreds of asylum seekers. The leaders of the other parties spent their next years trying to prove their innocence and trying to prove that while they did want to ‘get rid’ of refugees, they had never known or approved of this deadly method.
The voters of the anti-immigrant coalition blamed their leaders for their present situation – people everywhere were laughing at them.
The supporters were ashamed of their leaders and despised them. They blamed themselves that they had believed in such sordid people and lost interest.
This was the end of <The smuggler from Amsterdam> or <The modern man-eater> or <Mysterious halal slaughterhouse>. (to be continued)
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