Housing shortage and also brain dead?
Today I would like to ask a few questions about the following topic. This is because it concerns a housing shortage, especially in the major cities of Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. In the latter there was a protest going on this weekend. And let me start by acknowledging that there is indeed a problem with housing, especially social housing. However, the reasons for this are apparently quite debatable. At the bottom of this article you will find a nice report of the protest made by Up! Network NL. This report is actually sufficient to get to the heart of the problem, but nevertheless I do not want to withhold my personal view on the subject.
What we have been able to see for some time now is that it is indeed becoming increasingly difficult to find suitable accommodation. This problem mainly affects young people and especially in the above-mentioned large cities, but also in the provinces this problem is growing day by day. I don't think it's that complicated to hold a number of factors responsible for this and some are even mentioned in the video by a number of protesters who, unlike the usual tacit shouting, were willing to answer a simple question. For example, a few respondents mentioned the problem of wealthy investors and foreign investors buying up all cheap homes at prices that smaller wallets can't match. This is of course partly true and certainly not conducive to a healthy market and they are also partly right that the VVD is responsible for this. What the interviewees, including a D66(6) member, forgot to mention is that VVD is not only to blame for this, as the reporter rightly points out, D66(6) is partly responsible for this, as they are in the cabinet together with Markje Rutte. and have often held the hypocritical hand over his head.
Besides the usual D66(6) members and the PvdA roses, there were of course also some members of the youth club of Groen(s)links called Dwars. You know that club known for developing bombs and other explosives (see links below). It is obvious that the Dwars members also did not want to name the big elephant in the room. Yes, yes I hear you thinking another elephant? And yes, this topic also contains a huge elephant. This time, the now common pachyderm represents the highly controversial taboo topic called immigration. That Markje Rutte has broken immigration record after record since 2015 is now abundantly clear to anyone who has taken the slightest effort to delve into the facts. The fact that all those immigrants, status holders or whatever you want to call it are allocated a house is a logical consequence of the policy, which in turn results in an even greater shortage of the already tight housing market. Isn't that indisputable? Apparently if one has to believe these demonstrators I am again completely wrong because the almost unanimous answer to the question whether status holders could contribute to the problem is negative. In other words, how do you get there? Of course, immigrants with a residence permit are no problem, even if they are assigned a rental property. Because, according to the demonstrators, “they also have a right to housing”. Shoot me, because I don't understand some things here. In my experience it is quite simple. When there is a shortage of housing for the population that is already present in the country at that time, in my opinion it is completely pointless to bring in even more population because you simply cannot accommodate them. Then more houses should be built, you hear. Well, there is a lot to be said for that too, but it is remarkable that this is said by supporters of the parties that have systematically made building impossible. Think of those fine climate agreements that they are so full of. The Climate deal that they all are such a big supporter of, but also the Co2 nonsense, the nitrogen stupidity and more of this kind of idiocy comes largely from their own agenda, which now affects them personally because they can no longer find a home. Anyone with common sense would think just as well, were it not for the fact that sooner or later the problem will also affect us sane citizens, and that makes the whole thing all the more regrettable.
All things considered, I still have trouble believing that all these people really don't see the big picture. That they seem incapable of adding simple calculations together and forming a clear picture of cause and effect. I then ask myself the following questions, starting with how can a large number of protesters be unwilling to answer a simple question? In my view, this testifies to the lack of an answer to the question in question. But those who do answer seem to have a structural shortage of arguments, a shortage of knowledge and facts and so on. How is that possible? Are they all too bad to delve into the actual facts? Is it indeed mass hypnosis, laxity or a form of retardation? Or are they really all simply brain dead? I can't make sense of it, maybe after watching the video you can shed some light on it.