Antwerp will soon be “lost” to the hope of any future conservative government, local media said as data showed only a quarter of the city’s young children are Belgian natives, and studies revealed migrant background voters overwhelmingly supporting left-wing parties.
“That’s it — Antwerp now has more non-natives than natives,” claimed a headline in French-language news weekly, L’Express, over new figures which revealed that 53.2 per cent of residents in the city — Belgium’s most populous — are now of immigrant origin.
According to the latest demographic report from City Monitor, as well as to data compiled by sociologist Jan Hertogen earlier this month, North African immigrants — who in Belgium hail mostly from Morocco — and migrants from West Asia, who are mostly Turkish, comprise the biggest proportion of Antwerp residents with a foreign background.
With the proportion of non-Belgians in the city having grown from 46 per cent in 2014, L’Express notes that the major demographic shift “obviously has consequences” for politics in Antwerp, which has been led since 2013 by Mayor Bart De Wever, who heads the conservative New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) party.
To illustrate this, the magazine pointed to a University of Antwerp study which found that almost 90 per cent of the city’s voters with Moroccan or Turkish origins voted at last October’s elections for left-wing parties, with 31 per cent opting for the extreme left Workers’ Party of Belgium (PVDA).
Meanwhile “the N-VA attracted only a remarkably low proportion of votes” from people in this demographic, said L’Express, commenting that numbers showing the fast-changing electoral landscape “should not really surprise”, when 10 per cent of what it called “old Belgians” who voted in 2012 had been replaced by voters “of immigrant origin” by the time of last year’s polls.
“It is only voters aged 40 to 50 and above who are voting for the right [N-VA] and far-right [populist Flemish Interest (VB)] in Antwerp,” said Hertogen, asserting that the figures “illustrate painfully how De Wever appeals explicitly to remnants of the far-right, and the historic frustration of old Belgians”.
“De Wever is mayor of a city now already lost” to conservative politics, with demographic change making a future N-VA victory almost unthinkable, he remarked, pointing to figures which showed that — already in 2015 — 72 per cent of the city’s children aged six and under had a migrant background.
“The future of a place in the decades to come can be read from the composition of children from 0 to 6 years and the evolution of this demographic in recent years,” Hertogen said, adding that “Berber as a language [will be spoken] alongside Dutch Arabic, Moroccan Arabic and for some children ‘standard’ Arabic, alongside French, English, German, etc.”
Last year, the sociologist complained there was “actual apartheid” in Belgium because non-EU nationals who have lived in the country for less than five years, were not permitted to vote in elections.
“The solution is obvious,” wrote Hertogen in an op-ed for Flemish news magazine Knack, in which he argued that all foreigners resident in Belgium should be automatically registered and required by law to vote, in order “to ensure democracy” at a time when “the phantom of mass immigration is frequently raised in populists’ discourse”.
“This decision would require political courage, and looks ahead to what will, necessarily, be an increasingly diverse society,” he admitted, but stressed it was “precisely now” that the country must introduce compulsory voting for foreigners “so that the groups who are being attacked can defend themselves politically”.
With the demographic change, Antwerp joins a small handful of other cities where minority groups outnumber the national majority. British capital London has been minority majority at least since the time of the 2011 census, where a combination of mass migration and white flight saw the city hit the tipping-point faster than expected.
Britain’s second city, Birmingham, is expected to be majority minority as well by the time of the 2021 census, with almost a quarter of the city already born abroad and white pupils accounting for less than a third of school children.
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Party’s Vision of America
Migrant enclaves already are at the top
of the U.S. lists for bad places to live - 10 of the 50 worst places
in America to live according to this list are in
California, and all of them are famous for their illegal populations. MONICA
California—not Mississippi, New
Mexico, or West Virginia—has the highest poverty rate in the United States.
According to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure—which accounts
for the cost of housing, food, utilities, and clothing, and which includes
noncash government assistance as a form of income—nearly one out of four
Californians is poor. Kerry Jackson
California’s de facto
status as a one-party state lies at the heart of its poverty problem. With a
permanent majority in the state senate and the assembly, a prolonged dominance
in the executive branch, and a weak opposition, California Democrats have long
been free to indulge blue-state ideology while paying little or no political
price. The state’s poverty problem is unlikely to improve while policymakers
remain unwilling to unleash the engines of economic prosperity that drove
California to its golden years. Kerry Jackson
News reported, if chain migration
is not ended — as President Donald Trump has demanded — the U.S. electorate
will forever be changed, with between seven to eight million new foreign-born
individuals being eligible to vote because of chain migration, and overall, an
additional 15 million new foreign-born voters.
No Justice for Taxpaying Americans By Howie Carr But the real double standard kicks in when the undocumented
Democrat gets to the courtroom. A taxpaying American can only dream of the
kid-gloves treatment these Third World fiends get.
aliens continue overwhelming the state, draining California’s already depleted
public services while endangering our lives, the rule of law, and public safety
for all citizens.Arthur
The costs of illegal
immigration are being carefully hidden by
Democrats. MONICA SHOWALTER
The Federation for American
Immigration Reform estimates that California spends $22 billion on government
services for illegal aliens, including welfare, education, Medicaid, and
criminal justice system costs. STEVEN
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan
Institute has testified before a Congressional committee that in 2004, 95% of
all outstanding warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens; in
2000, 23% of all Los Angeles County jail inmates were illegal aliens and that
in 1995, 60% of Los Angeles’s largest street gang, the 18th Street gang, were
"The public schools indoctrinate their young charges
to hate this country and the rule of law. Illegal aliens
continue overwhelming the state, draining California’s already
depleted public services while endangering our lives, the rule
of law, and public safety for all citizens."
Least-Educated State: California No. 1 in Percentage of Residents 25
and Older Who Never Finished 9th Grade; No. 50 in High School
Graduates TERENCE P. JEFFREY
California’s public education
system, once the envy of the world, now ranks 49th in the nation. ROBERT J. CRISTANO
Pollak: Educating Illegal Aliens and Their Children Costs L.A.
Hundreds of Millions Per Year. Steven A. Camarota, director of
research, at the Center for Immigration Studies, told Breitbart News on Friday
that “between one-fifth and one-fourth of the students in LAUSD are the
children of illegal immigrants — though most of those were born in the U.S.” He
said that a smaller percentage of the students (“in the single digits”) are
illegal immigrants themselves. Robyn Beck
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