Saturday, October 29, 2005

Is Paris Burning?

Via Gateway Pundit:

Hundreds of French youths fought with police and set cars ablaze on Saturday in a second night of rioting which media said was triggered when two teenagers were electrocuted while fleeing police...

French youth face riot police in the Paris suburb of Clichy, October 29, 2005...Youths rioted for the second night in a Paris suburb torching 30 cars and fighting with police...

Can you imagine the media madness if this was happening in the suburbs of say, New York or Los Angeles? The way it would be dissected (especially in the foreign press) to show a "society in decline", or "the inequality of the socioeconomic system?". Yet this story seems to be unable to break through the surface...curious...

How's Britain these days? Funny you should ask...

Link to Gateway Pundit story here:

Update [10/31] here:
Update [11/1] on our bouncing baby intifada here:


Anonymous said...

I think the MSM would cover it up; see WTO protests, Seattle, 1999.

The probligo said...

"Hundreds of French youths..."

There, truly, is what you are talking about.


Paris has a population of 8 million? 9 million?

So, we could be talking no more than a few busloads of disaffected idiots.

The kind of idiots that seem to populate BRITISH football matches. Remember FIFA just a couple years back threatened to have BRITAIN play their world cup matches in empty stadia? That didn't happen with the French.

Or you could even look to South Auckland, where just this last week we had a "riot" in which three people were killed. The participants were aged between 10 and 20. There were reportedly no more than 20 of them. That is probably on the same scale as Paris on a population basis.

Now, could we talk about places like Watts, or the Cuban riots in Florida or the "project riots"?

Methinks you make far too much from what is in fact very little. Methinks that the "riots" you have dredged out are no worse, in fact are probably are not in the same league at all, than the "football riots" of a couple years back.

Methinks that your confirmation bias reigns supreme!