If the catastrophic fire at Notre-Dame de Paris was a simple accident, why has the French government forbidden state-employed architects to give any further interviews about the fire?
Many thanks to Nathalie for translating this article from Riposte Laïque:
No, no, no, the blaze that engulfed Notre-Dame cannot have been an accident, and here’s why:
The Ministry of Culture is said to have forbidden the architects who work for the “Monuments Historiques” [state body in charge of preserving the architectural heritage of France] to give interviews on the subject of Notre-Dame.
In this, our second article, we print a series of common sense questions and comments made by Yves-Marie Laulan, an economist and the director of the Geopolitical Institute.
Whilst I do not wish to embrace the wild theories of “conspiracy theorists”, I cannot but ask myself a few intriguing questions regarding the blaze which engulfed Notre-Dame de Paris.
1. How could those massive centuries-old oak beams go up in flames, like a humble matchstick? Everyone knows that seasoned oak timber dry with time and become as hard as concrete. By what means is it possible to set fire to that kind of centuries-old hardwood? 2. The fire started at the base of the cathedral spire. What was the spire resting on? How was it anchored to the underlying timber framework? 3. How could this gigantic frame of both wood and metal burst into flames without the help of some sort of highly combustible material placed either at its base or close by (wood shavings, dead leaves, the odd vegetable matter, or liquid accelerant)? 4. How can we account for the speed at which the fire spread from the base of the spire to the whole roof if there was no highly combustible material present on the roof of the cathedral?
5. How is it that some people could, without being hindered at all or encountering any difficulties, meander freely on the roof of the cathedral, as though they were on a public thoroughfare, climbing up the scaffoldings that had been erected against the planned restoration work, and this, just a few hours (or minutes) before the fire started. (Go have a look at the pictures online, especially the selfie of a blond young man, whose silhouette can be seen between the two towers.) Further to some enquiries, we learn that it might have been Simon Nogueira, who, we’ve been told is a professional “free runner”. And if this juvenile “hero” was able to climb up to the roof without being stopped, others less well-intentioned would have been able to do so as well. Food for thought.
To make a long story short, this waste of cosmic proportions is only a reflection of the utter incompetence of the religious authorities who were officiating daily in the cathedral, as well as that of the state as represented by the pleasant Stéphane Berg, a man who was supposedly in charge of the preservation of our heritage. And let’s not mention the Paris City Council and the Ministry of Culture.
This coterie of parasitical nonentities were prancing about and congratulating themselves on the day of the official inauguration, without, for one second, sparing a thought for the fire safety procedures that should have been in place in the sacred building, whose safekeeping was their responsibility.
None of them could organise a piss-up in a brewery, not that this should come as a surprise.
When all is said and done, this horrendous catastrophe, without precedent or real explanation, reflects the Wrath of God. (As the Serbs rightfully contend, who are, contrary to others, in permanent touch with Divine Power.)
On the other hand, a foreigner of a less charitable bent will conclude that the French are incapable of safeguarding their own historical marvels.
Hat tip: DC.