A Stale Question: What Will It Take for the French to Rebel?

The Augean Stables has a good summary of the latest lawlessness in France. This one doesn’t involve arson, though it is another attack on public transportation.

The deprived youths seem to have a thing for modes of transportation — and with good reason. What better way to make large numbers of people feel unsafe?

anarchy on the subwayFirst it was the cars… actually, they’re still burning those in astonishing numbers; they’ve merely added to their repertoire by attacking busses with gasoline — remember the hideous burning of the young woman in Marseille? And now, a third theatre of the battle: they have expanded their strategic vision of Hell for France, and have begun hitting the subways in Paris.

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This last incursion doesn’t entail burning or blowing them up, however. This is about robbery and humiliation: purses, cell phones, money, MP3s, laptops — all the accoutrements of the average Parisienne traveling to or from work.

Needless to say, the French MSM has nothing to report. Augean Stables notes one paper, the Parisien, which has an article on it (and from which the image here was taken). Evidently this paper is often willing to report on news which the larger gatekeepers pretend doesn’t exist — at least until the situation is too big to ignore any longer. AS put up the link to a scan of the report here, as well as some analysis about the effects of these random acts of violence on the average citizen:

This incident, which had people fleeing the subway in panic, and the police closed off the station to arrest the youth is not unprecedented. Last spring, just before the riots — in the daytime — passengers were jumped and relieved of their goods. Said one:

“They took my laptop and I didn’t move. I just tried to hide my bag,” said Thierry. “We went through ten minutes when we felt as insignificant as a straw in the wind.”

And that’s just what you were supposed to feel. You’ve been humiliated. And you took it lying down. Double victory for them.

And that double victory is then turned into a triple victory when the French MSM avoid any mention of the incident. Thus the French slowly but surely let some of the Metro stops and lines become “lost territories,” taken over by gangs whose information network is excellent, and the losers don’t even know it’s happening.

Why no report? Because it’s too embarrassing? Because if the tourists knew they wouldn’t come? Because if the French knew, they’d vote “right wing”? All apparently compelling reasons for the French MSM; all very bad reasons for the future of the French Republic.

All good questions. Perhaps it’s the third possibility: because if the citizenry at large knew what was going on, Chirac would be history. And the compulsion to hold on to power appears to be stronger than the desire to protect one’s country.

Countries, like people, have characters, or at least characteristics. Someone described France as “a nation of solidarity”. I don’t think it is any more. France has become deaf, dumb and blind to its own demise. In a way, this is fitting retribution, for it is the French elites — all the way back to dear de Gaulle — who deliberately, with malice aforethought, planned the Muslimification of Europe.

And why would any sane nation do such a thing? Sheer envy. France thought it could quell the rising power of America, whom it deeply resented for… for being so atrociously American — that is, powerful, rich and so carelessly its bumpkin self. Now the urban French are forced to pay for this hubris on the part of their leaders. They wallow in daily fear and humiliation as the hatred of the depraved youths rampages through the cities of France, destroying public order for the simple pleasure of creating anarchy and experiencing briefly, the illusion of power.

Europeans have a different mindset than Americans when it comes to who is responsible for public order. The former hamstring their officers of the peace, giving them rubber bullets to face off crowds of murderous bullies. Such bureaucratic thinking is foreign in the extreme to the average American.

We sometimes go the other extreme, giving our SWAT teams too much leeway, and on occasion innocent people are hurt by these proto-military keepers of the peace. On the other hand, the French police are not known for their gentle ways, and are less answerable for their actions than our police officers. So it’s not a simple equation.

One thing is sure, however. The limits to which the MSM will go to hide these atrocities makes them part of the Islamification of their countries. The elites are not French, they are transnationals. As long as they are in charge of the larger picture, the youths are free to continue their rampages. After all, who rides in subways and busses? Not Chirac or his minions, that’s for certain.

But wait until they start coming for the chauffeur-driven limousines. Then it will be another story. An indignant, outraged story that will indeed be above the fold in the French newspapers.

Meanwhile, the youthful barbarians continue their softening up of the average citizen. There’s nothing like random violence and humiliation to leave you with a sense of permanent helplessness and make you more likely to accept further victimization.

What will be the breaking point? What could make the French people rise up and stand together?

Or is it already too late?

Hat tip: François

Update: Even before Mystery Meat pointed it out (via email), the Baron corrected my mischaracterization of the French. Whoops. It is now more appropriate!

9 thoughts on “A Stale Question: What Will It Take for the French to Rebel?

  1. It is never too late. Something will happen that goes a little too far(as if it has not already gone way too far)and the police, military will be given the green light. ‘Course, the way ahead after that is up for grabs but with this difference – that battle will be for the future of France and I still have hope that there are still enough non-Muslim Frenchmen who will take back their own streets and metro. Bring on Sark!


  2. I’m watching Band of Brothers this week, which chronicles the liberation of Europe in WWII through the eyes of the 101st Airborne – Easy Company. Great stuff, I highly recommend to anyone who hasn’t seen it. It struck me as really sad, and unfortunate, that we, (the ignorant, power hungry, illiterate, etc., United States), committed so much, gave so many lives, to liberate Europe, only to see the Europeans fold up shop and hand it over to the Muslim fanatics a couple decades later. Whats wrong with you guys? Stand up for yourself! Fight back!

    One last thought about the French rising up. Even though they still significantly outnumber the radical muslim immigrants, if you dig into the numbers you’ll see that most of the immigrants are young and full of energy, and a great deal of the French majority are at least 40 tears old, and getting to the point where they’d rather avoid a fight. In the street, after 10 PM, the numbers aren’t nine to one, they’re more like two to one. Everybody else is locked in their apartment enjoying expanisve welfare benefits, cursing George Bush, and hoping it will all just go away.

  3. As society continues to collapse, the well-off and resourceful move somewhere else and those left are eventually forced to play the same game as these animals, which furthers the collapse. Decent people do not retaliate becasue they still feel they have too much to lose by doing so. You can be damn sure, if one of the frenchmen on the subway pulled a gun on these marauding animals, and fired, his life would be ruined and we would never hear the end of it from the msm. It’s simply more rational to just hand off your laptop. And as it is turning out all over western europe, the police really only police the natives.

  4. The French MSM can ignore it all they want. The people have eyes and ears. They talk to each other. They even check out the blogs.

    The longer it is bottled up, the bigger the eventual explosion will be. And there will be an explosion, and soon. The explosion will come when the taxpaying Frenchman is no longer able to pay enough taxes to support the Welfare State. You think the Paris “estates” exploded the last two summers? Wait until the day the welfare checks do not come.

    The French elite have allowed things to get to the point where there will be no easy solution. The choices will soon be to either submit, or for there to be a civil war that will dwarf previous European conflicts in terms of the number of dead, and will make the Holocaust of the early 1940’s look like a Chucky Cheese birthday party

  5. Their own national anthemn mentions hordes of foreign invaders ravaging and assaulting throughout the country. Perhaps the French just hum that part.

  6. egads! eatyourbeans! I just looked up the translation of La Marseillaise and you’re right. What a bloody, sneering song. I’m going to post it.

  7. la.bueche, funnt that you mention Band of Brothers, I have also started watching it again just for the emotional release of watching somebody take some friggin’ action against evil, when you’re sick of this pervasive passivity (mind you, I’m not claiming I would be brave in the face of mortal danger like the Easy Company, but even a squealy coward needs some gung-ho ‘affirmative action’ to retain belief in mankind).

    In addition, the United 93 DVD is also on heavy rotation chez moi for the same reason. That highly annoying German passenger whining his “we should not provoke them” really sums up what we’re up against, doesn’t he?

  8. I would guess that France is heading towards civil war. Even if much of France submits to the multi-cult and Islam, many Frenchmen will NOT do so (perhaps supported by foreign volunteers and arms), and this in itself will cause war. And I agree with the previous poster, “papa bear,” who mentioned the possible death toll from such a conflict. I agree, it will be shocking. But we need to think about these things.

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