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Bloviating Zeppelin: Paris IS Burning: Further Reflections

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Paris IS Burning: Further Reflections

I did a bit more research last night and again attempted to see through the DEM cloaking device to the various root cores of the violence in France, and tried to forecast where this might lead. Oddly enough, I think perhaps I can distill it down to the following paragraphs whereupon, afterwards, I shall give my stab at hypothesizing about its effects and ramifications.

The DEM has typically cast this story as various disaffected rioters upset with the deaths of two teenage boys who were electrocuted attempting to escape the police. Wrong. The rioters are young Muslim males and the rioting now has nothing to do with their two deaths.

These rioters have no money and are unemployed. Partially correct; most are unemployed but they also are what the British would call "on the dole;" France is a socialist society.

The rioters are now second-generation Muslims (France is now 14% Muslim, with 5 million, the biggest Islamic population in all of western Europe), non-integrated into the country, whose parents hailed primarily from Algeria, say 30 years or so ago. The Muslim rioters are not French and they are not Algerian. Algeria flatly refuses to repatriate any.

France refused to assimilate them, the populace dislikes them, so they built enclaves where hatred, disrespect for the hosting nation, for French culture, mores, a secularized society that was not theirs, built and built and built. And France did nothing -- to the point where French police declared certain areas to be absolutely unenforceable and left everyone to their own devices. Hatred, discontent, a "huddling, bunker effect" leads to the disaffected breeding their own bubbling, boiling cauldron of rancor, and is a perfect medium for the creation of Islamist extremism.

The riots began back on October 27th. And there appears little evidence that the police are making a significant dent, and that the riots will stop any time soon. Some are even theorizing that France will be the location of a new Intifada where the goal will be to wrest control of the entire country, where already more than 1 in 10 is a Muslim.

"What we notice is that the bands of youths are, little by little, getting more organized," arranging attacks through mobile phone text messages and learning how to make gasoline bombs, Hamon said. Police found a gasoline bomb-making factory in a derelict building in Evry south of Paris, with more than 100 bottles ready to turned into bombs, another 50 already prepared, as well as stocks of fuel and hoods for hiding rioters' faces, senior Justice Ministry official Jean-Marie Huet told The Associated Press.
All of France, western Europe, perhaps even the UK, had best be prepared for the ramifications if the rioting continues unabated. You can rest assured that, with ten, soon to be eleven and more days of rioting, messages are being delivered, e-mail sent, calls made, and an unofficial Al Queda presence will soon (if it has not already) turn to a real presence of those who know how to craft much more than Molotov cocktails.

Unstanched, this rioting wound will likely be the galvanizing point, a stepping-off point, an escalation of the continued violence and terror utilized by Islamist extremists against western societies -- any society that is not steeped in Islam.

I poked fun at the French in my last post because, basically, anything French provides me a target-rich environment. They are collectively a nation of Moonbats. But this, now? It's beyond Moonbat. Either the French will come down hard and draw lines in the sand, or the situation will escalate beyond their borders and people will die.

People do what they can, when they can, because they can -- if they are not stopped.


Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

11 06 05

And Blo Zep:
I think that is the question; what can the French do? and What will the French do? I think they had a similar situation in the 1950's and were shooting "brown people" when they saw them after curfew. So I will look for the source, but needless to say this problem has been in the making for a long time. And how can the French balance tolerance with the need to kick those of certain ethnic and religious backgrounds out? If they don't tread properly, the UN will come down hard on them and accuse them of being Nazis. On the other hand, if they aren't agressive enough, they will get taken over completely which is unacceptable. I am hoping they won't have a Civil War, but the riots seem like a precursor to one! Good post:(

Sun Nov 06, 04:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Good post. As I have watched these riots I find them very interesting. I must admit I find myself not having a whole lot of compassion for France. I have often wondered what France, Canada or some of these other socialist societies would do in the face of terrorism without any real military. They laud themselves as being above the USA because they are these peaceful people without weapons. But who will protect them when they are inevitably attacked? It seems a logical question that no one wants to deal with.

Sun Nov 06, 10:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

By the way I like your weekly thought and the concept of the moonbat award.

Sun Nov 06, 10:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

All excellent points. I am about to place another post on the issue. I actually am beginning to believe that France will simply capitulate. People are even attributing the riots to:

Much of the youths' anger has focused on law-and-order Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who inflamed passions by referring to troublemakers as "scum."

Sounds like he called it appropriately.

LMC: Thanks for the kudos!

Mon Nov 07, 05:47:00 AM PST  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

What? The French having a civil war. That never happens! he he

I really don't have any good stuff to say about this sad situation. It sucks.

Thanks to Dee, you and Mahdisa got a little linky love from me today.

Mon Nov 07, 07:24:00 AM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Tony Snow was talking about this subject today. As I was listening to him a thought occurred to me. Appeasement doesn't work very well, does it?

Mon Nov 07, 09:21:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I remember my Canadian friends legally owned plenty of guns. Of course Canadians on the large scale aren't exactly international military powerhouses, but I think UK, Australia, Mexico, most of Europe have stricter gun laws?

Mon Nov 07, 02:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Anonny-moose: Oh my Lord yes, all Euros have way strict gun laws. The permitting is horrendous even if you do qualify. Canadians can get away with more firearms due to their nation's vast expanse -- save the cities, where the gun laws are onerous.

Mon Nov 07, 03:59:00 PM PST  

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