Monday, November 07, 2005
Paris Is Glowing This Evening
That’s because it’s on fire and has been for the better part of the past two weeks.
The MSM, in its never ending quest to provide a politically correct view of world events, refers to the rioters as “young people” or “youths” protesting the electrocution of two other youths who were fried in a power substation whilst avoiding a police pursuit that didn’t even involve them.
I’m still trying to make sense of how two people frying themselves while hiding from police who weren’t even looking for them can turn into justification for torching large sections of the outskirts of Paris. Perhaps it’s a conspiracy hatched by French automakers in order to boost new car sales.
First off, let’s get some things really clear. The thugs behind this two-week terror streak hail from North Africa and several different Arab countries. They are predominately Muslim. France itself can count 10% of its population makeup from this demographic. On the whole they live in areas that can be best described as ghettoes – areas plagued by high crime, high unemployment, and generally poor living conditions. This is not a new phenomenon in France – these ghettoes have been there for decades. People come to these areas from their homelands. They do not assimilate into the French culture (whatever that is) and have little hope of escaping the poverty and culturally imposed lifestyle inherent in their surroundings.
So, what is the French reaction to this terror streak? Jacque Chirac promises swift justice and punishment for the offenders, yet the violence continues. Police officials are not optimistic about the prospects of law and order being restored anytime soon. Personally, I’m not at all convinced France has the ability to repel this act of aggression by the “youths” under Islamofascist influence.
France is being invaded for the first time this century. Yes, I know it’s from within, but the question remains – Will France do any better against this invasion than they did with the two invasions of the past century?
Here endeth the lesson.