France Copes With the ChiCom Flu

The three videos below concern the side effects of the “confinement” — the French word for the coronavirus lockdown — in various parts of France.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

Video 1: Nurses at the L’Ariboisiere hospital have to be escorted to the Metro

The last two videos feature the popular commentator Eric Zemmour in separate appearances on (socially distanced) TV talk shows.

Video 2: Eric Zemmour on the end of liberty in France

Video 3: Eric Zemmour on the exemption of Muslims from the lockdown

Video transcript #1:

00:00   At 6:20 p.m., a group of medical care employees leave the L’Ariboisiere hospital.
00:03   Two security guards escort them
00:06   to the Gare du Nord train station. After walking 300 meters and just a few minutes…
00:13   Hey, I’m gonna mess you up one by one. —The verbal abuse starts.
00:19   I haven’t experienced it, but a few of my colleagues have.
00:22   —What exactly? —One time, a pedestrian, or a man passing by,
00:26   asked a female colleague of mine for money and when she said no, she started running around
00:29   screaming after he tried to take her bag. —The hospital administration
00:32   has now created a system for the security of their employees.
00:35   The medical workers are escorted from the hospital to the Gare du Nord train station
00:39   or to the Barbes metro station. It is a measure that helps the caregivers feel more secure.
00:43   There used to be lots of people over there and now
00:46   the streets are deserted, and it’s true, before we would
00:49   easily be harassed by people asking for money and so forth.
00:52   It wasn’t safe before. —The escort is reassuring, and it is nice
00:55   to have someone looking out for you. —Yes, it is very reassuring to have them escorting us
01:00   to the Gare Du Nord train station. —The security guards
01:03   have been recruited specifically for this task and their mission
01:07   is to fight any way they can in situations that arise during the lockdown due to COVID-19.
01:11   They aren’t going to work in order to be abused
01:14   by these kinds of people after work. For us, it is a pleasure
01:18   to be able to contribute to helping those who are caring for
01:21   the very sick. —The rotations occurs every
01:24   20 minutes between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. and it will last for the duration of the lockdown.

Video transcript #2:

00:00   Hello, Eric Zemmour. —Hello. —We are using a new format
00:04   due to confinement obligations, and the topic of the moment
00:08   is the ease with which the French accepted the confinement measures,
00:12   which are nevertheless very contrary to individual liberties.
00:16   Were you surprised by the acceptance? —I’m very struck
00:21   by the fact that all countries, not just France, display acceptance,
00:26   a submission, to what is essentially the deprivation of
00:30   the most elementary freedom, that is to say: the freedom to come and go.
00:34   So, I know very well that we all give the best reasons
00:37   in the world, that it’s for everyone’s health and so on.
00:40   I’m not going to contradict that at all. I’m just saying that
00:45   first I’m very struck by the general acceptance, even if there are exceptions,
00:51   and what strikes me even more is that the media are scolding
00:57   the authorities because they’re not strict enough, and are reproaching
01:03   the population by saying, “but this is not confinement”, etc.
01:07   There’s a sort of “media crime spree”.
01:11   I find that quite interesting in terms of collective mentalities and what it reveals.
01:14   Then, we may note in passing that the President of the Republic
01:17   may find it easier to decide to confine the French
01:20   than to close the borders. —There we see the ravages of the ideology.
01:24   I would call it the Europeanist and no-borders policy, which even reaches into
01:28   the highest authorities of the government. That is to say, he didn’t want to close the borders.
01:32   Then, he finally accepted the closing of the Schengen borders,
01:36   as if Europe had a border, but not France.
01:40   This is also very revealing of the mentality. Secondly,
01:43   what’s confinement other than a personal border? That is to say,
01:47   we lock each other up and reinvent the original borders — I
01:51   was going to say the borders of humanity, at the dawn of humanity,
01:55   meaning that each one defends himself against all. So precisely
01:59   for this reason, nations were the most civilised way to discard
02:02   this war of all against all. We all remember the lessons of Hobbes.
02:06   So I think it is quite striking, especially when we see
02:10   it happening in all countries for the same reason. For example,
02:13   in England, Boris Johnson caused a huge scandal by refusing
02:16   this general confinement. By saying that the virus had to run its course.
02:20   Finally, he corrected his policy, he gave in,
02:23   he submitted to this rule of general containment, on March 21,
02:27   I believe. And the only newspaper in England that didn’t
02:31   defend this containment was a newspaper like the Daily Telegraph,
02:35   which is from the conservative right and titled it as,
02:38   which I find very beautiful, “The end of freedom”. And what’s worse
02:42   is that we know that this general confinement
02:45   is a measure from the Middle Ages and is only being implemented
02:49   due to our shortcomings. If we had done enough tests, if we had
02:52   enough masks, if we had enough ventilators, as in South Korea,
02:56   we wouldn’t need this general confinement. You see…
02:59   Do you think the French are more attached to equality than to freedom in the end?
03:04   So, that’s the old Tocquevillian thesis, which says that the French prefer equality to freedom.
03:11   This is very likely, but look at England, where the classic
03:15   opposition between the English and the French has been
03:18   the English preference for freedom over equality. There, too,
03:22   they finally gave in to the confinement and the end of freedom.
03:25   So I think it’s even broader than that. —You seem to consider
03:28   that this deprivation of liberty, which the French
03:31   are experiencing, is in a way the consequence or the price to be paid
03:34   for our economic outsourcing. Why is that?
03:37   Namely because in countries with cutting-edge of technology,
03:41   such as South Korea, Taiwan, or even Israel,
03:45   as you have seen, general containment measures are being replaced
03:49   by targeted measures like general mass testing,
03:52   which now, the WHO also recommends, a month after the battle started,
03:56   and masks for everyone.
03:59   Targeting, you know, tracking through geo — Geolocation. —There,
04:03   geolocalize, you found the right word: you geolocalize.
04:10   We trace everyone, based on who the infected had contact with
04:15   and those who are infected have to say who they saw.
04:19   You see, these measures are much more… well, you’re going to tell me: they are also
04:22   coercive measures, they are also freedom-killing measures,
04:26   but I find them less so, I don’t know why, than general containment.
04:30   It at least allows us to isolate things. It is clear that
04:34   European countries have fallen far behind in medical research,
04:38   have also subcontracted their entire medical industry to China,
04:42   whether it be masks or ventilators, all that.
04:45   We don’t make any of it anymore, almost none, and when
04:48   the Chinese obviously need it for themselves, they don’t send it
04:52   to us anymore, and we are dependent like never before. So, that’s why I’m saying
04:56   these containment measures are there to compensate for economic,
04:59   technological and social downgrading, and ultimately endanger national independence.
05:05   Thank you, Eric Zemmour.

Video transcript #3:

00:00   A word on the confinement, but it seems that not everyone
00:05   respects the confinement order and in particular,
00:09   let’s say it, in the Seine-Saint-Denis quarter,
00:12   we just saw photos from there with many people outside.
00:15   Not necessarily only in Seine-Saint-Denis. I’ve heard eyewitness accounts about people going
00:20   to each other’s homes, having parties. —Their choice, their choice.
00:25   I’m not trying to stigmatize this area of course.
00:29   No, but… —Maybe it’s just more hidden elsewhere. OK.
00:33   So this caught your eye. —Yes, that is to say,
00:36   since the beginning of the confinement, it has been clear that no matter what you say, whether it’s
00:42   in Seine-Saint-Denis or in all the suburbs in general,
00:45   in the south in the Mirail neighborhoods in Toulouse,
00:48   in the Lyon neighborhoods, in Paris in the 18th arrondissement, etc.
00:52   We’ve seen the images on social media,
00:55   showing the confinement order isn’t respected at all.
00:59   Where the police are unable to enforce it.
01:02   We could say there have been clashes, and did you see the images
01:08   from last weekend? There were clashes
01:13   that were almost warlike, with fireworks. It’s war. I don’t know if you’ve seen these images;
01:18   it was very impressive. However, last week this issue was resolved. I don’t know whether you read
01:22   the Canard Enchaîné journal last week,
01:26   which revealed that in a video conference with prefects,
01:30   Laurent Nunez, who is the Secretary of State for Security,
01:34   said it wasn’t a priority to enforce the confinement order
01:37   in the suburbs. So he has resolved the issue. If I dare say, he has resolved the issue.
01:42   So now there will be two consequences. The first consequence
01:46   is a health consequence, which is obvious,
01:50   that in Seine-Saint-Denis and other departments
01:54   there’s going to be a buildup of infection. And this weekend,
01:58   I don’t know if you saw the doctor from the Avicenna Hospital
02:02   in Bobigny, who was worried, and said it’s a disaster,
02:05   because people are killing each other, and he said the army has to be called in.
02:10   It wasn’t me who said it, it was the doctor from the Avicenna hospital.
02:15   By the way, in Italy and in Spain the army is helping out.
02:19   The second consequence, the second is more of a political
02:23   consequence, more symbolic. This government, Emmanuel Macron
02:28   has accepted a kind of political secession.
02:33   As I told you there is a health problem,
02:36   because I told you clearly, Bobigny is falling apart because
02:39   nothing is respected there. They don’t have masks
02:42   and the rest that goes with it. There’s also a political problem,
02:45   and we do nothing against this non-respect of the national
02:49   directive. We’ve practically ratified the secession that
02:53   Emmanuel Macron supposedly wanted to fight against.
02:57   I wanted to tell you that the militants we have here
03:00   have a country that has been organized on national soil,
03:04   but with different rules from those in France. This hasn’t gone unnoticed
03:08   by the Islamist militants. I don’t know if you saw when
03:13   it was decided to ring the church bells in solidarity with the
03:18   medical worker. Two mosques, one in Montpellier and the other
03:22   in Lyon decided to broadcast the call to prayer
03:26   throughout the neighborhood. This is absolutely forbidden in France.
03:33   So obviously, this is proof that there is an Islamic territory
03:39   in Montpellier and Lyon where people are allowed to
03:46   call for prayer as in a Muslim country. It’s quite staggering.
03:51   It’s a kind of religious secession and, how shall I say,
03:55   a vocal secession. —They are always looking for the right opportunities.
03:59   That’s right. —That’s nothing new.
04:02   Absolutely agree. —And they have this strategic sense of timing,
04:06   the same way they would if they were
04:10   conducting social affairs, while people are in desperation,
04:14   and under the guise of religion. —Just so there’s no ambiguity
04:17   about who “they” are, you’re saying, it’s only the ones who are exploiting
04:20   the religion of Islam. —Of course. —The militant Islamists.
04:23   The militant Islamists. —The radical Islamists, let’s say.
04:28   Yes, radicalized by radicals. Islamist militants in any case.

4 thoughts on “France Copes With the ChiCom Flu

  1. I give it six more months until ISIS decides to openly set up shop in France.

    This ignoring by the French government of the lawlessness in “culturally enriched” neighborhoods is certainly not going unnoticed by the islamists. Openly braying their yap multiple times per day is also a challenge and a deliberate provocation. And the French government responds by waving the white flag yet again. I am certain if it were possible for Macron’s administration to collectively offer their backsides for usage by the islamists they would.

    Sooner or later, ISIS will declare a caliphate in one of these enriched areas, attracting young muslim bucks from all across the European ummah with the promise of freely raping young french girls, and it will be deuce difficult to get rid of them assuming the French government wants to; kind of like a cockroach infestation or a Winnie-the-Flu pandemic…

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