The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok of the establishment VVD (People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy), has come under fire after stating, among other things, that there is no multicultural country where the indigenous population still lives in peaceful cohabitation, adding that any country would soon meet its limits when lareg amounts of migrants start arriving. This was during a private meeting. While Blok does not take back his words, it is interesting that his party has been at the head of Dutch governments since 2012 and has always supported immigration and multiculturalism.VVD bypassed Geert Wilders’ PVV (Party For Freedom) for a coalition government, even though the PVV is the second biggest party since the last elections.
Across the west, we are very familiar with establishment parties taking up anti-immigration talking points, especially during election campaigns. But it is still striking that the personal viewpoints of government representatives, shared in a private but official setting, are so far removed from the government’s plan of action. How can anyone who offers such an alarming (and correct) analysis of multiculturalism be part of a government that continues to embrace and stimulate multiculturalism? Minister Stef Blok is knowingly leading the country to ruin, but to the establishment politics and power prevail over truth and reason.
In 2011, as then vice-Prime Minister (for the Christian Democratic Appeal party), Maxime Verhagen said multiculturalism had failed, following similar statements from European statespeople like Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and David Cameron. Nothing has changed since then, except perhaps for the rather obvious open borders flip-flopping on Merkel’s part, depending on whether there are elections coming up or not.
The establishment does not care bout us, it only cares about power.