Riots In France
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A number of you have been asking what on earth is happening in
France with all the riots in Paris and elsewhere, with more than a
thousand cars set on fire and gangs of youths roaming the streets
looting and destroying.
To put it bluntly, what you are seeing is what happens when a
government decides to make a stand against endemic crime. The riots
are really a backlash against what the rioters perceive as an assault
on their way of life.
The French Minister of the Interior, Nicolas Sarkozy, has launched
a zero-tolerance clampdown on the crime, drug-dealing, violence and
lack of respect for human life and property which exists in certain
areas - notably those which are so overcrowded with unemployed
immigrants that life has become intolerable for anyone wanting to lead
a normal law-abiding life. It is this which has sparked off the wave
of violence that you can now see on your TV screens. It is actually
the work of highly organised gangs which resent any interference in
their despicable lowlife activities. It has been uncovered that they
have even been using weblogs and mobile phones to communicate with
each other from city to city and coordinate the spread of violent
A significant factor in this is that immigration in France has
been spiraling out of control for many years - the fruit of guilt
because of the colonial past - leading to vast communities which are
effectively no-go ghettoes. These ghettoes have expanded massively,
leading to a vast amount of prostitution, drugs, violence, robbery and
a sense of menace which has replaced any feeling of community. This
was one of the reasons for the success of Jean-Marie Le Pen in the
last presidential elections in France. One of the main platforms in Le
Pen's manifesto was a clampdown on completely lawless communities. The
perception of so much public support for hard-line law and order
against such communities is what has motivated the present government
to launch its zero-tolerance programme.
This particular bout of rioting began because three youths were
alleged to have been chased by police into an electricity substation
and two of them died there. The real story, according to the third boy
who survived, is that they were not being chased by the police at all
and they were fully aware of the danger when they entered the
substation enclosure. Apparently, the boys were voluntarily hiding
from the police there because one of those who died had a record of
armed robbery and the other was part of a group that had broken into a
construction site that evening. In other words, they were crooks who
were hiding from the police.
What is interesting in this is that the Minister of the Interior
has been lambasted on all sides because he has dared to call the
rampaging gangs "racaille" (pronounced "rack-eye" and meaning
riff-raff or rabble). This is a very fitting word to use, portraying
as it does the menacing, attitude-infected, shell-suited,
baggy-trousered, hooded, baseball-cap wearing gangs which plague
high-rise estates. However, because it is not politically correct to
get real about criminal immigrants, therefore sociologists and
opportunist politicians have accused Sarkozy of fanning the flames.
English liberals have said that the word "racaille" means "scum"
(which is not an accurate translation) and because the rampaging gangs
are of either black or Arab origin therefore Sarkozy is being labelled
I have never heard anything so bizarre in my life. Decent people
cannot walk down city streets these days for fear of the racaille, yet
we are not allowed to name them for what they are. Apparently, they
must be allowed to continue their criminality and gang warfare in our
midst and we must be intimidated into silent acceptance because to do
otherwise would be racist.
The reality is that multiculturalism is a lie when it is forced on
a population. It doesn't work unless immigrants are willing to
assimilate and forgo the kind of street criminality which is often a
feature of the gang-bound communities which they have forsaken in
their home countries. Because they do not assimilate but crowd
themselves into ghettoes, this is bound to lead to an explosion of
crime and anti-social activity. For there simply is not enough
employment for them in the European countries to which they come. This
leads to very high levels of disaffected young men without meaningful
work, who then fall easily into crime and an anti-social lifestyle -
all of which is successfully exploited by manipulative gang leaders.
It is a hopeless situation. When a cafe owner in Aulnay-sous-Bois was
asked to explain the rioting, he simply said: "It's a game. The kids
are out there because all they want to do is trash stuff". This is the
truth. It is simply about wanton destruction. For the racaille, wanton
destruction is a hobby.
There is nothing racist about what I am saying. It is just the way
it is. I have every sympathy for young men - whatever their colour -
who cannot even provide for themselves or their families when they
have them. But it was surely wrong in the first place to attract
people to come to other countries with false hopes and promises. Many
people have been attracted to emigrate to Western countries because
they think that they will either find some kind of employment or
receive support from the state. However, the latter is usually the
reality - for them, their kids and their kids' kids. This leads not
only to a vast disgruntled underclass but also breeds resentment in
the host population.
Some people say it is all a question of inequality and that if the
rampaging youths had a chance in life there would be no riots and all
would live peacefully together. However, I do not even believe that
any kind of equality is possible. If one was to give every rampaging
youth a sum of money which would put them on a par with reasonably
well-off people, what do you think would happen? If you were to give
them all a job, what do you think would happen. Some racaille become
highly-paid footballers and what happens to them?
Even if it was possible, there just isn't the time to enact
dubious social programmes of re-education and employment. Law and
order needs re-establishing fast in urban no-go ghettoes. However, as
much as I support the French in their onslaught against their terrible
crime and drug ridden communities (each of which contains up to 80,000
people), I fear that it is far too late. This has been a tinderbox
which has been waiting to burst into flames for many years. Even Enoch
Powell could see it coming 37 years ago, when he made his famous
"rivers of blood are coming" speech in the Midlands of the UK.
For that speech, he was excoriated and lost his job. Yet he told the
truth, however uncomfortable and inept we may find his use of language
The choice before us is not an easy one and there will be no
winners. Either we take the politically correct line and watch what
remains of civilised life implode in many cities around us, or we
stand up to the bullies and indirectly provoke an all-out,
never-ending civil war of guerrilla proportions as the bullies realise
that their corrupt subculture is under threat. Whatever happens, the
rule of law will deteriorate and brutality will become the norm - both
that of the state and of the racaille.
If you think I'm being pessimistic, you should read the Bible!
Yours, in the cause of God & Truth,
Director, Diakrisis International