Well, because of that whole Zwarte Piet thing, I've pondered the idea of Dutch tolerance a bit lately - and I've come to the provisional conclusion that it's a hollow shell. It was given shape by a fairly homogenic society - the people may have come from different faiths, but they were all Dutch. We didn't have aboriginals, and we shipped off all our slaves. So when everybody's similar and there's nobody around to remind you of your own dark past, of course you can be tolerant. Or be perceived to be. With the muslim fundamentalist threat after 9/11, I guess the nation started to show its real face. And Dutch tolerance made way for Dutch arrogance.