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Monday, November 07, 2005

You say you want a revolution, well, you know...

France burning with civil unrest? Wow. It seems like hell around Paris these days. I read somewhere that some French have taken to calling it the French Intifada. You have cars, churches, and apartments being burned across the country in every corner, and trains from Charles De Gaulle International Airport being attacked as they carry passengers to the city. You have the U.S., Russia, and Australia issuing travel warnings. And you have the French government and army, as usual, powerless to actually deal with the situation.

The ironic part is that the French usually spend their time talking about OUR civil rights issues here in the States and how much better THEIR model of integration is. Tell that to all of those North African immigrants that feel they have been discriminated against systematically I suppose.

In any event, there's no reason for things ever getting as bad as they are in France. Burning cars, churches, schools, and apartment buildings is not a legitimate form of protest. Neither is shooting at police, which has been reported to have taken down two French officers today. So as much as I might think that France or Chirac created this mess on their own, we should all hope for unity and stability in France soon.

Vive la France! Vive la République!

Et toujours, vive les Républicains!


  • At 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The western world only preaches equality and democracy when it suits us. If it doesnt suit us we start to demean the "orientalists" and accuse them of not being able to self assimilate. Wake up people the new world order is called globalization not assimilation.


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