Without the consent or knowledge of the people, globalist bureaucrats have tried to sneak the U.N. Global Migration Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in the back door. The reason for their stealth behavior is likely that had people had been aware of the content of the treaty, there would have been massive popular opposition to it.
So far, 20 countries have withdrawn from the treaty. Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the U.S. was the first country to reject the compact and Israel is so far the last to do so. In Belgium, the largest government coalition party, New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), has been staunchly opposed to the treaty, but Prime Minister Charles Michel chose to ignore his partners’ insistence on rescinding and went to the Marrakesh conference to sign the compact on behalf of Belgium.
…this Belgian government crisis coincides with the eruption of riots in France.
Consequently, N-VA abandoned the coalition, thereby creating a government crisis. Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Jan Jambon told the press, “I think that, formally speaking, we are stepping down. We said that if the coalition goes to Marrakesh, it will be without us.”
Government crises are nothing new in Belgium, and at the heart of the longstanding troubles is multiculturalism. Even by European standards the tiny Benelux nation is culturally fractured into two large ethnic groups, the French-speaking Walloons and the Dutch-speaking Flemish people. Historically, multiculturalism destabilizes a country, and Belgium is a primary example.
However, this current government crisis has erupted along a new fault line in Europe: between the globalist E.U. elites, who support mass immigration from Third World countries, and the populist outsiders, who want to save their nations from even more splintering and demographic displacement by hostile cultures.
The age-old squabbles between the French- and Dutch-speaking Belgians pale in comparison to the animosity and conflict they have imported into the heart of their capital, Brussels. Molenbeek, a district filled largely with Muslim immigrants from the Middle East, has become radicalized. Large sections of Molenbeek’s population hate Western culture and refuse to integrate, but they don’t mind accepting generous Belgian welfare money.
A cesspool of radical Islam and terrorism in Europe, it is a major hub for ISIS recruiting. Several residents of Molenbeek executed the dreadful terrorist attack that slaughtered 130 people in France in November 2015.
After a series of Islamic terrorist attacks in Belgium, the so-called far-right anti-immigration parties have surged in recent years. New Flemish Alliance is also against immigration but considered center-right, and the party has held its ground in elections despite the surge of alternative national populist parties.
It is not a coincidence that this Belgian government crisis coincides with the eruption of riots in France. Initially those protests began as a rejection of arrogant climate taxes but have transmogrified into a general expression of anger against the elite. That passion is the same one Belgians are feeling at the prospect of losing their country to mass immigration.
Here is a dire forecast: Unless the elites make a sharp U-turn in favor of the will of the people and stop mass migration, as Hillary Clinton has advised European leaders to do, this will not be the last government crisis in Europe that emerges from open borders. Expect more riots and turbulence in the times ahead.