Donald Hank
Cloudy and scattered rioting in France
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By Donald Hank
August 16, 2012

Yes, I know. Why even mention it? In France, it's like talking about the weather.

The talking heads in the videos linked below are reporting that the riots in Amiens Nord were caused by "young people." But those who recall the Paris riots a while back know that, when speaking of rioters, the media, not only in France, but everywhere, use the words "young people" when referring to Muslim immigrants, whose name they dare not utter. Naming them would be the first step to a solution, but that would also be lending credence to Marine Le Pen's Front National (the only party with any common sense there). Obviously, the French powers that be are willing to accept unlimited rioting and destruction rather than admit that opening their doors to mass Muslim immigration has caused unlimited rioting and destruction:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVhdU0llMRc&feature=player_embedded

The video itself doesn't mention Muslims, of course. But most of the posters think they are immigrants, or at least not indigenous French. BTW, when I did the Google search to bring up these sites, I discovered that the French words for "Amiens riots"(émeutes Amiens) brought up videos of rioting in Amiens in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 as well. Thus rioting seems to be an annual event tolerated by the authorities. Next year perhaps there will be concession stands.

In another vid presentation, talking heads discuss "les jeunes" (young people) who caused the Amiens riot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz0xOF2FVXA

But, again, in the forum beneath the video, the readers frankly speak of Muslims, immigrants, etc. These were not indigenous French young people as the media would have us believe.

Translation of one post:
    Before, when the idiots spoke of popular revolt, it was civil war; today, when the idiots talk about civil war, it's actually RACIAL war! ahahahha (This poster more or less gets it. But is it really racial? Or is it religious? — Don Hank)

    Quand les bobos parlaient de révolte populaire c'était une guerre civile, aujourd'hui les bobos parlent de guerre civile alors qu'il s'agit d'une guerre RACIAL ! ahahah
America has had a lot of useful discussion of the killing of the knife-wielding Darrius Kennedy by the cops in Times Square. Here is a question to ponder: If we continue to pander to the "rights" of thugs who threaten public safety and property, will we be moving toward the French policy of denial and laissez-faire — allowing the thugs to have their way with the rest of us and thus inviting, for example, annual rioting of the kind seen in Amiens since 2008 — or even worse? Or is it better to show force once in a while to protect the innocent?

Note that the Times Square incident did NOT spark a race riot in New York. People there know their limits.

Now, if a cop had killed a "young person" in France, there'd have been war. The difference? In NY, minorities still expect the authorities to do whatever it takes to keep the peace. In France the "young people" know the cops are wusses and that they are protected by the media. In fact, it looks like the French have been largely brainwashed into accepting this kind event — perhaps as a kind of tourist attraction? Served with crêpes perhaps.

Where do you prefer to live? Your vote could help determine that.

© Donald Hank

 

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Donald Hank

Until July of 2009, Don Hank was operating a technical translation agency out of his home in Wrightsville, PA. He is now retired and residing in Panama with his wife and daughter.

A former language teacher, he holds an undergraduate degree in French and German from Millersville State University (PA), a Master's degree in Russian language and literature from Kutztown State College (also in PA), has studied Chinese for 3 years in Taiwan at the Mandarin Training Center, and is self-taught in other languages, having logged a total of 8 years abroad in total immersion situations.

He is also the founder of Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents, a volunteer organization that provides Christian counseling for non-custodial parents.

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