|The sad state of current affairs in Belgium
||[Jan. 18th, 2015|02:08 pm]
I had missed De Zevende Dag, so I decided to watch the VTM news instead.
What is the first thing I see.
85% of all Belgians clailms they want terror suspects (suspects being the key word here) to have their rights revoked.
75% of all Belgians claims it is ok to sacrifice privacy for security.
First of all: who the fuck did they ask? People that blindly follow everything Jan Jambon and Bart De Wever say? Because those two are really well on the way to have our civil rights seriously curbed.
Do people even realise that it starts with "a little less privacy" (which is what they did in the US, something especially Jambon seems to be super happy about), and it ends with someone speaking up against politicians on, say twitter, and having homeland security at their door and having all their rights taken away.
No more traveling abroad, you can probably kiss getting a decent job goodbye (because not a lot of employers will be happy to give someone without an ID/passport a job!), etc etc etc.
THAT is what WILL happen if we blindly agree to what politicians like those two from the NVA want.
I'm also simply DISGUSTED by the state of the media. Because they are clearly using fake numbers (I'm sure that if you asked every Belgian of legal age you'd get a completely different number) to make people think that this kind of political crap is ok.
(For the slow crowd: media get money from politicians, just saying).
Belgian media are a total DISGRACE!
No matter how many times they air lies, I REFUSE to live my life in fear.
I REFUSE to simply sit back and say "oh yes politicians, go ahead, take away my rights away for "the greater good", go ahead" (ok I can't actually change anything, but I will vocally protest on the internet, because it's STILL BETTER THAN SAYING NOTHING AT ALL!).
Oh and Bart De Wever's military patrol of the Antwerp Jewish neighbourhood, let me give you my proverbial two cents on that one.
Well that and him using the fact that France has military patrols in several areas accross the country.
First of all: the fact that France does this did NOT stop any of the attacks in the country (sadly, I wish it had stopped them!), so he should just admit this serves no purpose than to lul people into a false sense of security.
Secondly: seeing fully armed law enforcement just puts people ill at ease, because it gives them the impression that any moment, something bad will happen. So basically all he's accomplishing is spreading fear.
I'm not going to say there is no issue with extremists, that there aren't any issues involving muslims. But what the NVA is proposing and doing is NOT the way to solve things. It's only the way to more misunderstandings, intolerance, discrimination, racism and ultimately: violence. And then I'm not talking about muslim extremist violence towards Belgians. Belgians have proven to be quite capable of violence as well, let's be fair.
So people, seriously, open your eyes, think, and realise that the only thing that you can do is stand up for your rights and refuse to be afraid.
Also, for the record: I may be super against what two of the NVA head honcho's are preaching right now, but that doesn't mean that I think every single member of that party is a rotten apple or that every single NVA voter is scum of the earth. I really don't. People have joined and voted for them for their own reasons, and I'm pretty sure a lot of their voters (and party members) are currently feeling like their minds are boggling and disagreeing with the party top's propaganda and attempts at political dictatorship, US style.
If people want to listen to a politician that is still speaking some sense: go and hear Bruno Tobback of Sp.a's vision on the facts (and no, I am not an Sp.a voter, I voted both Groen and Pirate Party last elections).