Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The religion of peace strikes again.

Carter's failures in 1979 lead directly to what is happening now.

You cannot negotiate with these people. They seek to kill to intimidate.

It will be interesting to hear what Obama has to say about it

The French Man

Europe continues to be the canary in the coal mine, only in this case the mine is located in France.

We get this from the Brussels Journal, which continues to be one of the few that will step up to the plate on certain matters.

Eric Zemmour, a French journalist who writes for Le Figaro, is at the center of a storm of controversy following comments he made on television November 13. Zemmour, born in Paris, is from a family of Jewish Berbers who left Algeria after the Algerian war. Zemmour’s main point was that there are different races distinguishable by skin color. Both the French paper press and the blogosphere have had a field day with this story, accusing him of resurrecting the Nazi theory of race, of being a “Lepeniste”, of making comments that emit a nauseating odor, of being a promoter of ethnic separationism, of triggering a “civil war” between Jews, blacks, and Arabs, of expressing the malaise of French “Negrophobes”, of seeking a return of “a white France”, etc...
Here is a small portion of the whole conversation between Zemmour; Isabelle Giordano, the moderator of the show; Rokhaya Diallo, a black woman from Senegal and president of an organization called “The Indivisable Ones”; Vincent Cespedes, another of many long-winded French philosophers who have nothing to say and take an eternity to say it; and Renan Demirkan, a German actress and writer of Turkish origin:

- Eric Zemmour: There is racial “métissage”, that is, the mixture, physically, of races.

- Rokhaya Diallo: What are races? What do you mean by “races”?

- Eric Zemmour: If there are no races, there's no “métissage”!

- Rokhaya Diallo: Well, no, because maybe it’s the second type that you were talking about... [She is referring to the “métissage” of cultures]

- Eric Zemmour: So there is no problem in that case!

- Rokhaya Diallo: No, because you are talking about the two types of “métissage”, so perhaps the second type exists.

- Eric Zemmour: Yes, the second...

- Isabelle Giordano and Eric Zemmour together: Because for you Rokhaya, races do not exist?

- Rokhaya Diallo: No, well, I...

- Vincent Cespedes: Nor do they exist for scientists.

- Isabelle Giordano: We’re listening to her... [The meaning of the French text is not entirely clear.]

- Eric Zemmour: What interests me in this story – I’ll be quick, is that I have the feeling that the consecration of races during the period of the Nazis and before has been replaced by a denial of the existence of races. And to me, one is as ridiculous as the other. What do you mean they don’t exist? You can clearly see that they do exist!

- Rokhaya Diallo: But how can you tell? I don’t understand what you are seeing...

- Eric Zemmour: Well, skin color, quite simply...

- Rokhaya Diallo: And so according to you, skin color means that I belong to a race different from yours?

- Eric Zemmour: Of course you do! No, but... that you would rediscover...

- Rokhaya Diallo: Oh well, this is interesting...

- Eric Zemmour: It’s obvious, I belong to the white race, you to the black race!

- Rokhaya Diallo: No. I belong to the French community and...

- Vincent Cespedes: Maybe that reassures you, Eric. Does that reassure you to belong to the white race!

What interest me here is the claim that race doesn't exist, or at least to "scientists."

Well, if race doesn't exist, what is all this chatter about diversiy and the good that it does? I've never put much emphasis on race myself, looking at my rather mixed background and the fact that I can't seem to get much further back than the early 1800's it just didn't seem all that important.

Now I can understand that a minority would want to be assured a fair shot at the pie. But I think that with the election of Obama we can pretty well lay aside the claim that America is a racist country, although I'm sure there are some racists alive and well in the country.

But this grabbed me.

- Eric Zemmour: It’s obvious, I belong to the white race, you to the black race!

- Rokhaya Diallo: No. I belong to the French community and...

Seems kinda strange, eh? I would ask, why can't you be black and a member of the French community, whatever that is.

It appears that at least some inn Europe are starting to catch on.

Eric Zemmour, questioned exclusively on the phenomenon of migrations and their consequences, was not afraid to affirm: “What is happening is a demographic tsunami.” He also revealed the confidential remarks of a minister, unnamed, who confided in him that “We are witnessing the end of the Roman Empire.” [...]

In addition, Zemmour declared himself in agreement with a quote from General de Gaulle:

“It is good that there are yellow, black and brown Frenchmen. They show that France is open to all races and that her mission is universal. But on the condition that they remain a small minority. Otherwise, France would not be France. We are above all a European people of the white race, of Greco-Latin culture, and of the Christian religion [...] Do you believe that the French body can absorb ten million Muslims, who will perhaps become 20 million tomorrow and 40 million after that? If we allow integration, if all the Arabs and Berbers of Algeria were considered as Frenchmen, what would prevent them from coming and settling on the continent where the standard of living is so much higher? My village would no longer be called Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, but Colombey-les-Deux-Mosquées!”

These famous words were uttered by de Gaulle in 1959.

What few admit openly (although Zemmour clearly hints at it) is that France is being conquered, not merely immigrated to. And so there will not be assimilation of foreigners into the French population, but the reverse – the partial assimilation (through rape and intermarriage), and the partial integration through ghettoization, of the French population into a foreign population.

Christmas Gift!

And a Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Family...

John received a parrot as an early Christmas gift.
The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.
Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude,
obnoxious and laced with profanity.

John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by
consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and
anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.
Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot.
The parrot yelled back.

John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. John, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the
bird and shoved him in the freezer.

For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.
Then suddenly there was total quiet.
Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot,
John quickly opened the door to the freezer.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched
arms and said 'I believe I may have offended you
with my rude language and actions.
I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions
and I fully intend to do everything I can to
correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.'

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.
As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a
dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued....

........"May I inquire as to what the turkey did?'

Hat tip to Shawn.