by Virginia Hale, Breitbart:
Elites brought about a “profound transformation” of Belgian society without any public debate by manipulating immigration figures as more than one million migrants poured in, a liberal senator has alleged.
Writing in Le Figaro, Alain Destexhe said the realities of demographic change are being concealed across Europe by “the multiculturalist lobby which dominates universities, NGOs, public institutions and the media”.
“Like France, Belgium has changed dramatically in a relatively short time, and was transformed into a mass immigration nation without any public debate,” he said, noting that its population rose from 10.2 million to 11.3 million in a relatively short period as a result of mass migration.
Between 2000 and 2010, Belgium’s net migration figures ran “nine times higher than in the Netherlands, four times higher than in France and Germany, and even greater than in the U.S.” in proportion to the nation’s size.
“Yet this statistical reality has been concealed from the population,” writes Destexhe, a doctor who spent a decade serving regions struck by war and natural disaster, and was appointed Médecins Sans Frontières’s first secretary-general.
“Because it’s a given that mass migration must be forced on Belgium, the elites and the media who decide what people are allowed to talk about are careful not to reveal statistics that would cause alarm,” he said.
In his essay for the French broadsheet, the Reformist Movement senator details a number of methods by which he says immigration data is manipulated to keep Belgians in the dark, and thereby prevent any open debate over the “exponential consequences” migration is having on the small country’s demographics.
“Even Eurostat, the EU’s official statistics agency, blithely mixes data and ideology,” he said, pointing to its annual immigration reports, which claim mass migration is “good for Europe” and that the continent needs more of it.
Migration figures are almost always presented as annual flow, and the media “heavily emphasises” decreases in immigrant numbers compared to the previous year, while downplaying increases.
“A 10- or 20-year statistic would never be used,” Destexhe remarks, also noting that — with “a procession of bureaucrats and lobbyists” working in EU capital Brussels — the year-on-year figures in which data is presented allows the media to “create the false impression that most immigrants to Belgian are European”.
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