Don Rosa, the Dutch editor and The Netherlands

Tristan B. Breijer tbbreijer at
Mon Apr 4 14:43:17 CEST 2005

Well tell me then O great dutch moralist in what way did he offend the Dutch
editor other then say
that they where too cheap to send him a complimentary
copy when they publish his stories like all the other publishers do.
By the way it's freedom of speech not liberty and who is trying to
manipulate it ?
No one has been banned from this list and anyone can say whatever they want!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel van Eijmeren" <dve at>
To: <dcml at>
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 10:36 AM
Subject: Don Rosa, the Dutch editor and The Netherlands

> KAI SAARTO to me, 04-04-2005:
> > This Nils guy has never posted on this list before and suddenly he
> > jumps in and starts acting exactly like this troll, spamming the
> > list with that same message? Boy, someone sure knows how to
> > underestimate every single person on this list.
> Stop demonizing me, Kai Saarto. Immediately. A lot of Dutch people can get
> angry when people try to manipulate the liberty of speech, especially
after the
> recent deaths of people like Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh.
> I've let you and Dan Shane do your writing, because I wanted to know what
> had to say. And apparently, you have no idea how *upset* and *angry*
> Dutch people are, for being generalized, ridiculized and offended in an
> by a certain Disney artist named Don Rosa.
> You've told us that Rosa set up a trap to catch a reader of his work. But
> why does Rosa write such an offending email about Holland in the first
> Why does Rosa once again attack the Dutch editor of his comics, using
> wording? Do you really think that people will believe your excuse that Don
> was just playing around and setting things up? Where is the catch then?
> Rosa has written some controversial stuff to an unknown person. Emails in
> he misuses a reader's identity - in a way that makes this individual very
easy to
> find. That's what happened. So, your theory of a Disney Duck artist
setting up
> some evil trap to catch a poor Duck kid, only makes this situation worser.
> you see that?
> You've drawn a picture of a sick Disney artist who, despite all the
praising and
> warm attention, still has plenty of time to play dirty tricks against
> readers. Rosa should have replied about this matter himself. That might
> avoided a lot of confusion. Rosa should take responsibility for this. Not
> DON ROSA wrote:
> "But for 15 years it has been *strictly* a few Dutch fans who are so
> negative about it in the most vicious manner. It begins to seem to
> that the Dutch have a national trait of being the nastiest and pettiest
> people in the world. But why would that be? Do you find the Dutch to be
> nasty and vindictive in everything they say or write? It's very sad!
> Keno Don Rosa, why did you write stuff like this? Why did you misuse my
> That email about Holland stands completely on his own. And you know it.
> --- Daniël
> _______________________________________________

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