Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Squelching Freedom of Speech

Pieter Dorsman from Peaktalk has an excellent piece on the root causes of the French riots and the power of intimidation.

French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut
, who previously had been considered to be one of the most eminent spokesmen of the French left, sees the riots in France originating from an ethnic-religious cause, not racism or economic depravity.

Only hours after publication, leftist organizations were vying with each other over who would be first to sue him or file a police complaint against the philosopher for incitement to racism.

Thursday, after receiving death threats, the philosopher decided to respond and repent...

Finkielkraut said his original statements had been an attempt to force the political echelon to take responsibility for what was happening in the poor suburbs....

Following the apology, lawsuits and police complaints were dropped.

I find it just amazing how much people are willing to shoot themselves in the foot in an all out effort to keep one's head buried in the sand. Another Chamberlain moment!!


Blogger Pastorius said...

Good post, JMJ. That's also a good example of the Left forcing everyone to participate in their dhimmitude. Sometimes, it seems as if the Islamists don't even have to do the work themselves. Heck, they could almost just sit back and let the French hand them Western Civilization.

4:11 AM  
Blogger JMJ said...

Thanks Pastorius.
I like your view on "the Left forcing everyone to participate in their dhimmitude". That's a great way to say it and it's in the Islamic fascist's own point of view...It's just too bad too many people see this whole thing as just a "minor rukus".

8:20 PM  

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