Naturally, I'm outraged by the Holly Collins case. As we all know far too well, a woman can tell any kind of lie she wants in the Family Courts and she will be believed, automatically.
The evidence against Ms. Collins is clear and according to your article, it's official: she is another female nut-case. I have great optimism that science will soon invent pharmaceuticals able to cure this madness that afflicts a small, yet significant, number of mothers. Then, the only problem will be getting the afflicted ones to take the cure.
I applaud your coverage of the case; it is thorough and commendable. Continuing to enforce the truth in public forums like yours helps to gradually chip away at the wall the family courts have erected between loving fathers and their children.
I battled the Dutch legal system for nearly ten years. To my knowledge, there has never been an international abduction case involving the Netherlands that is as horrific as mine. This one comes close.
In the Netherlands, the official national position regarding custody is that children of divorce should never have any contact whatsoever with the father following the initial separation. Fathers were forbidden all contact until the laws were somewhat weakened in 1989 (less than 20 years ago). I understand that later in the 1990s, a father was given custody of his children because the mother was ruled a hopeless heroin addict on top of being a full-time prostitute (the latter is definitely not a consideration in the granting of custody in the Netherlands).
In thirteen hearings that grew to encompass the highest courts of Holland and the EU, I tried to present the "American" position on that matter. Each time I did, I was told the same thing: "You Americans have it all wrong; our research shows that it is best for the child to sever all ties with the father in a divorce situation; you [meaning me] should find a new wife and have new children if it's important to you, because at this point, we have ruled that you are no longer a father and you have no children. Get over it!" Remember, this is a country that also permits and encourages sex between parents and children (ages 12 to 16), and also allows doctors the discretion to euthanize patients without their express consent. Things are very different over there.
In both my case and the Collins case, complicity of the Dutch government figured as a strong factor in the Netherlands' efforts to capture American children. In my case, the "Central Authority" of the Hague Convention lied to the US State Department and claimed that my daughters were Dutch, while the truth is that both are native-born Americans who had spent more than half their lives in America at that time. They weren't Dutch then and they have rejected every offer to become Dutch since then. I was successful in repairing some of the Dutch government's elaborate attempts at deception: they had removed all records of my children's birthplace and any record indicating that we had moved from or spent any time in the United States. I managed to get those restored.
The Netherlands is, for all practical purposes, run by women, the greater portion of whom are of the man-hating variety. Most of the politicians, lawyers, judges, child services workers, and social workers are women who come out of failed marriages and have an axe to grind against (all) men in general. Because of this imbalance, my children and I experienced atrocities that would be illegal in any civilized country in the world. The UN feels the same way about the Netherlands, and every five years when the Netherlands is up for review by the UN Council on the Rights of the Child, the Dutch are chastised for being the absolute worst place for children among UN member states. What a surprise.
The Dutch officials have created paperwork that claims to "officially cancel my fatherhood of my children" and states that I am no longer a father of any children whatsoever and, that I "should consider that it would be healthier for me to think of myself as a person who has never had children." That said, DNA is a great reality check (not to mention that my kids look, talk, and act just like me) and, in spite of all Dutch rulings to the contrary, my children and I have averaged about an hour a day on the phone or webcam for the past five years, and, for the five years prior to that, we broke their ridiculous "rulings" wherever possible and met for hours every day after school and on weekends, risking imprisonment each time.
The Dutch authorities will claim that all children of divorce have the right to request to move back with their father at age 12 and that they can do so of their own choice at age 14. This sounds good on paper, but in reality, it is totally socialist propaganda. The truth of the matter is that every mother is given the option to request a declaration that their former husband is no longer the father of their children, and nearly all mothers opt to do this. At the age of 14, children are not allowed to move in with total strangers so, by declaring that a child's father is no longer his or her father, the Dutch never have to capitulate to the law that pretends to allow teenaged children to move back home. I know this from personal experience: one of my daughters tried to hold the Dutch to their own laws without success and she did so on several occasions; first, by surprising everyone and arranging transportation to the Children's Legal Aid Society on her twelfth birthday; later, by arranging her own lawyer; and even later, by hiring yet another lawyer when she was 13. Finally, when she was 14, she simply told her mother that she was moving back in with me; they discussed it for weeks and her mother pretended to relent. My daughter moved in with me on Father's Day, but the police arrived several hours later and claimed that, while it is true a 14-year-old may move back in with her father, my ex-wife had obtained a court ruling that I was not the father and that declaration overruled science or DNA. "Fatherhood is not a matter of DNA," they declared. "It is a matter for the courts to decide..."
Well, I could go on... suffice it to say, Holly Collins must have done some research when she picked the Netherlands as a place to hide out.
Glenn: Keep up the great work! And if there is anything I can do to assist in bringing this mentally disturbed woman to justice, please let me know.
Speaking of propaganda, the Dutch know a great deal about twisting the press to hide the realities of their country; they've had good teachers. Remember, in WWII most European countries tried to resist the Nazis, many even had a "resistance movement," but the Dutch rolled right over immediately, even gladly handing over all their non-Aryans while knowing fully well what that would mean. That the Dutch remain in a similar frame of mind is evidenced by their recent complicity (1995) in the Srebrenaci Massacre of 8,000 Bosnian men and boys (gendercide), and by what they did to me, and by what they helped Holly Collins do to Mark, Zachary, and Jennifer.
Holly Collins needs to be jailed for a long time. Whatever I can do to help, just let me know!
Director: America's Stolen Children Network