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@RTBFinfo @EntreLignes @lalibrebe I really want to know how this poll question was asked to people.. How much people were polled etc.. There is a huge difference between the perception of migration (amplified by politicians from N-VA or VB constantly using the refugees/migrants question to rehearse their identity politics) and the real stats on migration that anyone can get just by doing a search for Belgium.
I suspect the constant noise, anxiety, fear, xenophobia entertained by politics and media is shaping the the results of this poll much much more than anyone is willing to accept.. And instead of challenging this poll results and its narrative, most media are simply relaying this as if it was an objective immutable truth that all Belgians think. To the point people reading this believe it themselves without even asking the fundamental question of How the poll was realized and what was the question asked...

Are we sliding into idiocracy?

There is no refugees crisis, there is no a constant flux or refugees coming to Europe, there is no invasion.

What there is, is an Asylum crisis, mainly driven by identitarian politics, right populism fearing them not abiding to the fear narrative will push their voters towards more far-right parties.. The stats are very clear, there is no refugees invasion in Europe, yet, from big institutions of media to echo chambers in social media, there is a general anxiety that used to be rooted on the causes of the problems, not their symptoms.

We are a few years after a financial crisis that went largely unsanctioned (banks got bailed out, people got sold out) soon after 2008 the impact of decades of middle-east meddling and disastrous foreign policy started to make its impact : people running away from wars we often participated or sold weapons to one side or another.. What we could expect other than people fleeing their home country?

We westerners are hypocrites and guilty of very short memory. We love to imagine that actions have no consequences provided they don't happen on our soil and we dare to think that the instability we amplified in the last 2 decades would never reach home?

 
 
 

DC2019 - Résultats #be2019 #Elections2019

Le chiffrage donne une estimation des effets des mesures proposées par chaque parti sur une série d’indicateurs clés, à savoir la croissance économique, les finances publiques, l’emploi, le pouvoir d’achat, la mobilité et le système électrique.

 
 

I was born inside a community turned a toxic cult. It took me 20+ years to get out. Then after a few phases of reconstruction I found myself in a situation that I had to speak, not just for me but also for my childhood friends, boys and girls, also abused physically, emotionally, spiritually and for the girls : sexually.  And that's what I did but I never thought opening this pandora box would open deep wounds and put me on a path of loneliness, struggling to expose a past that most of my comrades prefer to forget. While they have been rebuilding their lives, I went to court, seeking for justice, I spoke out, I found a lawyer and managed to get 23 of them to On-board with me on a trial the cult was already in since 2 decades. So in 2015, suddenly the Belgian police and the state prosecutor had more information and more proofs than they ever expected. We broke the remaining of the cult apart. But they appealed the sentence, and they won, we counter appealed, and we might win this time, setting us on a path of the whole case having to be rejudged. This is ongoing since then.. Sometimes I feel it will never be over.. I feel like a soldier that can't abandon the battlefield because if I do  others will also quit. I started this exposure, this seeking for justice operation. But it broke me in countless pieces, it made me watch my own wounds in the eyes. It cost me a lot, at all possible levels. I'm proud I did it, even if it never leads to justice. I know what has been done will forever be part of our lives, including exposing this cult and its founder. At the same time of all this I launched my company as an entrepreneur, it was too hard to do it at the same time, so I pivoted to work for a digital event space, where I work now as employee. Life is being better but I feel I have no control over it, I feel that I put myself in situations that are reminiscent of my past. I find myself in toxic professionals relationships that I don't know how to fight, how to work for my own interests my own future. I let my boss walks on my feets and I don't know how to deal with that.. I just accept, fearing I'm not good enough to get a healthy decent fair job that have some meaning. So I endure. I stay. I wait. I try to upgrade myself and my experience so that I can leave  one day.. Rebuild again, and again.

All this process have been a very lonely journey, I'm so tired, I just want some normalcy, find someone I can care about someone that would know me for what I am, fully.

I'm confused and everyday is a struggle. Everyday is a battle to smile be social  be positive.

But I try.

Again.
And again.

Until I manage to fly.

But it's hard, it's painful, it takes so much time and even though I want to kind an inner balance on my own, sometimes I reject or runway from good things because I feel I'm not ready. I'm never ready. I'm always feeling awkward Un adapted, introvert but extravert.

I don't know how long I will be able to handle this on my own and this is why I'm looking for help.

I have a psy but I feel we're going nowhere.

Who knows perhaps this betterhelp app thing can help me find out help that I can feel it makes a real difference.

I'm searching for a path to grow without going back.

 

Brussels. A lovely melting-pot. A visual exploration of the European capital’s diversity.

Brussels. A lovely melting-pot. A visual exploration of the European capital’s diversity.

c'est quand même interpellant qu'on parle de cosmopolitisme mais pas de la division visible à l’œil nu de la capitale par grape d'origine différente...qui dans le cas de Bruxelles c'est presque "différents Bruxelles" dans la même ville..ce qui ne veut pas dire que des parties de Bruxelles soient moins ou plus Bruxelles que d'autre, mon argument en fait de dire que cette division à une origine, elle a sculpté la ville, elle reflète plus une non-intégration qui était voulue à l'époque, qui était structurelle et qui est devenue communautarisée parce que chaque vague d'immigration (italienne, portuguaise, polonaise, arabe, africaine etc..) a été stockée sans véritable vision à long terme d'intégration véritable..bien sûr la chose à évolué avec les années, mais entre temps, les murs invisibles dans Bruxelles sont bien présent..et il ne sont pas le fruit d'un cosmopolitisme bienveillant et inclusif...

les données parlent d'elle même en fait..

http://brussels-diversity.jetpack.ai/

via @karim_douieb

 

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There we go again, finally able to post on social media from my own blog :)

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