As Belgium's Justine henin steams through the US open, the political situation in Belgium is reaching a climax. More and more voices are heard in favour of separating Belgium. It always has been a very difficult situation in belgium, made up of 60% flemish-speaking, free-market oriented Flemings and 40% French-speaking, predominantly Socialist Walloons. I am one of the flemings by the way. It would take me too far to go too much into detail about this (and to be honest I can't be bothered), but if you're more interested about the situation than me (I think it all starts to look like an old time bad vaudeville), you can read about it here.
The King and his Royal --money absorbing-- family would have a bit of a problem if Belgium really was separated. What would happen to them? Take a close look at the picture of the Royal family and you'll have to admit they look a lot like a cast for the Muppet show.
Anyway, if politicians already can't agree on small problems right now, how the hell are they going to decide what belongs to Flanders and what to Wallonia?
Flemings and Walloons have different opinions on seperation too. A survey done earlier this week shows that more than 40% of the Flemings are pro while only 8% of the Walloons think it's a good idea.
Not a surprise there since Flanders pays most of Belgium’s taxes and the bulk of the money flows to Wallonia.
To be honest I couldn't care less what they do. I've never felt like a real Belgian anyway, eventhough I've lived here my whole life. That's probably why I have an English girlfriend too.
The only time I feel a bit patriotic is when a Belgian performs well in a sports discipline. Like Justine Henin. She's one of the exceptions. Way to go Justine.