FREDERIC ENCEL, PROFESSOR OF international relations at the prestigious
Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Paris and a man not known for crying wolf,
recently stated that France is becoming a new Lebanon. The implication,
far-fetched though it may seem, was that civil upheaval might be no more than a
few years off, sparked by growing ethnic and religious polarization. In recent
weeks, a series of events has underlined this ominous trend.
On March 8, tens of thousands of high school students marched through
central Paris to protest education reforms announced by the government.
Repeatedly, peaceful demonstrators were attacked by bands of black and Arab
youths--about 1,000 in all, according to police estimates. The eyewitness
accounts of victims, teachers, and most interestingly the attackers themselves
gathered by the left-wing daily Le Monde confirm the motivation: racism.
Some of the attackers openly expressed their hatred of "little French
people." One 18-year-old named Heikel, a dual citizen of France and Tunisia, was
proud of his actions. He explained that he had joined in just to "beat people
up," especially "little Frenchmen who look like victims." He added with a
satisfied smile that he had "a pleasant memory" of repeatedly kicking a student,
already defenseless on the ground.
Another attacker explained the violence by saying that "little whites"
don't know how to fight and "are afraid because they are cowards." Rachid, an
Arab attacker, added that even an Arab can be considered a "little white" if he
"has a French mindset." The general sentiment was a desire to "take revenge on
Where do you start with something like this?
My first thought was that, if these protestors were anything like the ones we have in America, the same thing would happen. "Tens of thousands" of protestors versus "about 1000" thugs, and not one word of any of these Frenchmen fighting back. Shocking, huh?
(The other day my daughter asked me if I knew how to speak French. I told her to "repeat after me: 'I surrender' ". I told her that she now knew all she needed to know of the French language).
Could something like this happen in America? Possibly. At least until Conservatives' patriotism overcame their disgust with the protestors and we went out and took care of the situation. But only if the police didn't take care of the problem first, which I'm sure they would have. Not many liberals on the police force. Where were the Frenchie gendarmes anyway?
My next thought was, "Why haven't we heard about this in the MSM?". I had the answer before I had fully formed the thought: there's no way that they're going to report this because, not only does it put the French in a bad light, but it also points out that even non-white people behave like savages. That may undermine their multicultural mantra: non-white good, white bad (unless gay).
They like to tell us how all people are the same, but they'll latch on to a story about a couple of white morons beating a gay guy to death (i.e. Matthew Shepard, even though they did it to rob him, not because he was gay) and ignore a thousand non-whites attacking a bunch of kids.
After that, I thought about whether these cowards would have attacked an NRA rally. What do you think? I'd bet that they'd look at their shoes and shuffle away when they saw what they were up against in that case.
These people are cowards. They pick on high-school kids. People like this don't screw with anyone who looks like they may defend themselves. These are the same people whom we know as terrorists. They attack civilians, but would never think of attacking anyone who may kick their ass.
Unless, of course, they're going to blow themselves up; and then nobody can retaliate. I call that cowardice, too.
They did have one thing right, though: "little Frenchmen who look like victims." I'm pretty sure that Germany once looked upon them the same way. Looks like we'll have to bail them out again only to have them tell us what a bunch of idiots we are. Again.
- The Exile