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I'm from over there, I also think that they overreacting, it's more that people who don't have a job or housing are afraid they have to stand in line to get some.
Most natives have the feeling they lose this privilege because of the alien integration.
Just out of curiosity, do you think they have a legitimate fear?
Do you think they should have to stand in line while foreigners that are in their country looking for a better life are given that better life, while the citizen stands in line? Should the the natural citizen that has worked and paid into the system, have to stand by and watch the asylum seekers take what the citizen has paid for, when the asylum seekers have paid nothing and demand everything?
originally posted by: earthling42
a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
The whole world should take responsibility for the many who flee from violence and poverty, who have no future in their country, not just western Europe.
Our nations has for the most part embraced multiculturalism,
it has its ups and downs for sure, but the Netherlands is a relative success.
The international people mostly gravitate to the cities and the cultural integrity of the outlying rural areas stays preserved.
This is something that is going to blow over for us. Our demographic has been becoming more dynamic every since 60s,
we are still economically growing and all the institutions are still in place.
The only big thing now, is that large alien populations are artificially introduced in rural areas, This causes upheaval, but due to to the transient nature of the intensified migration flow. Things will settle down after a while.
Truly, there are some genuine upright cases of injustice towards the local populace, but for the most part its xenophobic whining.
I am a full native dutch citizens as long as my family line has been recorded.
The "natural citizen" of said first world country already had there chance to succeed, if they have any reason to be standing in some line for a hand out, then obviously they relinquished there opportunity to live comfortably... So why not give someone else the opportunity to prosper economically?
Well europe has done its fair share in destroying the Middle East & Africa. So causally something like this was to be expected.
PS. Its bad that politicians circumvent democracy, but is it not ironic that citizens will happily do the same if they feel threatened enough.