Sarkozy Pivots

Similar to what he did during the Paris Riots about 6 years or so back, Nicolas Sarkozy opportunistically engages in rightwing-sounding rhetoric, which he likely has no real intentions of following through on:

Nicolas Sarkozy has a plan for national recovery after the deadliest Islamist terror attacks on French soil: bring back “eternal France”.

At the centre-right opposition leader’s first political rally since Isis assailants murdered 130 people in Paris earlier this month, the former French president told supporters in Alsace, eastern France, on Wednesday, that multiculturalism is what has made western democracies vulnerable to Islamist extremists.

“France is not a supermarket, it’s a whole,” Mr Sarkozy said to the overcrowded room in the small Alsatian town of Schiltigheim. “There is no French identity, no happy identity in a multicultural society.”

For Mr Sarkozy reviving la France de toujours goes well beyond emergency powers for the police or tough border checks, as instigated by socialist president François Hollande. It means everything from fighting “cultural conformism” caused by unbridled globalisation to restoring homework, standards and discipline to schools.

The motivation behind such talk?

Squeezed between a rebounding Mr Hollande and a resurgent National Front (FN), the anti-immigration party led by Marine Le Pen, Mr Sarkozy has opted to veer to the right. It is a strategy reminiscent of his presidential campaign in 2012, when he was defeated by Mr Hollande.

Ten days before the first round of regional elections in which the FN is expected to make a historic breakthrough — and 18 months before the next presidential poll — Mr Sarkozy’s speech highlights his struggle to project a distinctive voice at time when the entire French political scene has shifted to the right.

“Nicolas Sarkozy evidently lacks political oxygen after the attacks and he is resorting to his old trick of flirting with far-right themes,” Laurent Bouvet, political sciences professor at Versailles university, said. “This could backfire if the FN does better than expected in the regional elections.”

Politically, Mr Sarkozy’s party, Les Républicains, has emerged as the loser in relative terms from the Paris atrocity. The attacks have amplified fears about Islam and immigration, giving Ms Le Pen a boost.

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German Official: Some ‘Refugees’ Are Radicals

What can you say to things like this, except ‘wow’.

A senior German police official says some of the migrants reaching Europe are Islamic State radicals planning terrorist attacks, but the refugee influx is not systemically used by extremists to bring members into the EU.

The Austria Press Agency cited German federal police chief Hans-Georg Maasen as saying that some who blend in with the migrants fought with IS and are planning a “combat mission” once they arrive in Europe. He said Thursday that his office knows of 7,900 Islamic radicals in Germany who advocate violence to advance their goals, with some trying to win migrants to their cause.

The prima facia logic of not accepting Muslim refugees, especially from ISIS-rich areas, is just so… wow.


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St. Laquan

In final weeks, Laquan McDonald tried to turn around troubled life” is an actual news item in the LAT, regarding the latest martyrdom of yet another ‘black behaving badly.’

Someday, the media might even be able to future-predict how his would have turned around, if it weren’t for the racist white cop.

Just one little sentence reflects his predisposition to criminality: “Court files show he racked up numerous juvenile arrests and had spent time in juvenile lockup.”

I guess we have to use our imagination to see the actual list of offenses.


MSM’s preferred photo of Laquan

Sure, he was high on PCP, had been breaking into trucks, and was brandishing a knife in front of cops on the night he died, but that cute photo of him in his red graduation cap and attire is just adorable.

Like the Gentle Giant, the media never seems able to locate an alternative photo of the Martyr-of-the-Month, like, say, a booking photo.

Meanwhile, amidst the Chicago protests for St. Laquan, 16-year-old Lamon Reccord‘s effective self-promotion, vis-à-vis instigative ‘stare downs’ with PO-leese, might be paving the way for his own MSNBC show, or at least segment commentator status. (Lamon is also a member of the “Revolutionary Communist Party”, which should improve his chances. Heck, Van Jones has a CNN gig!)

Lamon's many poses

Lamon’s many poses

Apparently, Lamon (not Laquan) shouted “Shoot me 16 times!” to various cops. I wonder what the cops were thinking as a result, which is probably Lamon’s (not Laquan’s) point.

Lamon… Laquan… Nowadays, we don’t really need photos any more.

The first names alone are sufficient to paint a pretty good picture.

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Rubio Faces ‘Pressure’ Over Immigration

From a news story on Rubio’s immigration position(s), the premise is this:

Rubio is facing pressure on the right not just from Trump, who branded him the “king of amnesty” on Friday, but also from Ted Cruz. The senator from Texas has accused Rubio of joining Obama in pushing for “a massive amnesty plan.”

There’s a quote from one Josh Penry, who leads Rubio’s Colorado campaign:

Penry, a former state lawmaker who is building a county-by-county network of Rubio backers in Colorado, hopes Latinos will give the senator credit for trying to “drive solutions” on illegal immigration. In a closely divided state where personality and character can swing elections, Penry said that Rubio would strike Latinos as a charismatic young champion of the middle class.

“He’s just not a scowling, finger-wagging, crusty old white dude,” Penry said.

Well, that’s just swell. A Republican operation averse to ‘crusty old white dudes’.

The article is otherwise filled with stock tropes about how, essentially, Republicans must be for open borders lest they lose that monolithic ‘Hispanic vote’. The accepted and unquestioned ethnocentrism latent in such a narrative position is not interrogated, of course, with passages like this:

The rising number of Latino voters means that Rubio would need to do far better than previous Republican presidential candidates among Colorado Latinos, said Joelle Martinez, executive director of the University of Denver’s Latino Leadership Institute. Ethnic solidarity could help him.

Translation: Hispanics voting for a candidate… because he is Hispanic.

That’s okay in MSM land.

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LAT: A Border Fence is ‘Logistically Impossible’

In the LAT, reporter (opinion columnist?) Kurtis Lee, who is black, has a piece called “Donald Trump often says things that stretch the truth, but they fire up the faithful“. Among his gems:

For example, when Trump talks about ending birthright citizenship for children born to parents in the country illegally — a move that would require a change to the Constitution — or constructing a 1,900-mile wall along the border with Mexico, he’s reaching beyond what appears to be logistically possible, even if his supporters cheer his plans.

So, who should one naturally go to for a response to this? Why, Raul Grijalva! What better way for an objective rejoinder on border fence feasibility than someone who was formerly a member of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA), the radical racial group that promotes the separatist “Aztlán” concept, and then later served as a leader of the Chicano Liberation Committee among others:

“You can’t just say things and think they’ll magically happen,” said Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), whose district spans a large swath of southern Arizona down to the Mexican border. Grijalva noted that hundreds of acres along the border belong to sovereign Indian tribes such as Tohono O’odham Nation. To construct a wall as proposed by Trump would require appropriations and waivers from Congress.


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Free Speech = A Political Weapon

Some ideas are so terrifying they can only be the product of navel-gazing, utopian academics. “When Free Speech Becomes a Political Weapon” is by Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy at Cornell University, and Jason Stanley, professor of philosophy at Yale University. It is the feature piece in the current Chronicle of Higher Education, with a wonderful cover photo.

In the article, they defend the totalitarian tactics of BLM-types. The very title of their piece should scare the hell out of parents, whose kids are taught at these uber-liberal universities… err, I mean at these universities where ill-defined ‘institutional racism’ is apparently rampant.

Chronicle_Nov_2015The notion of freedom of speech is being co-opted by dominant social groups, distorted to serve their interests, and used to silence those who are oppressed and marginalized…

But sounding reasonable can be a luxury. Such speech trusts, even presumes, that one’s words will be received by a similarly reasonable, receptive, even sympathetic, audience. Oppressed people are often met with the political analogue of stonewalling. In order to be heard, they need to shout; and when they shout, they are told to lower their voices. They may be able to speak, but have little hope of being listened to.

The Michigan State University philosopher Kristie Dotson describes this predicament as “testimonial quieting,” as the philosopher Rachel McKinnon has helped us to see. When oppressed people speak out — and up, toward those in power — their right to speak may be granted, yet their capacity to know of what they speak doubted as the result of ingrained prejudice. And the way in which they express themselves is often then made the focus of the discussion. So it is not just that these people have to raise their voices in order to be audible; it’s also that, when their tone becomes the issue, their speech is essentially being heard as mere noise, disruption, commotion. Their freedom of speech is radically undercut by what is aptly known as “tone policing.”

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NYT: 11/25/15

Hmm…. maybe the NYT should better scrutinize which days to run their obligatory ‘backlash against peaceful Muslims’ stories, or do a better job of keeping such stories sufficiently physically-separated from each other on the homepage:



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Eagles of Death Metal Discuss Paris Massacre

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Saying “All Lives Matter” = White Resentment

This from a lib columnist’s paranoid mind, while discussing a Trump rally:

This weekend, though, that secret sauce came to vibrant life, as if some children found a magical silk hat and placed it on a racist snowman. At a Trump rally in in Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham!) a #BlackLivesMatter protester was assaulted by Trump supporters who chanted (and I’m not kidding) “All Lives Matter!”…

Make no mistake about it, the chanting of “All Lives Matter” is rooted in white resentment, whether you think that resentment is fair or not.

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It’s Pat!

Will Europe Man Up?” is Pat’s latest column:

Many Europeans are the “hollow men” of T. S. Eliot’s depiction.

They have repudiated their cradle faith Christianity, apologized for the sins of their fathers and sought to make reparations, embraced La Dolce Vita, materialism and hedonism, freeloaded off U.S. defense for 70 years, ceased to have children, thrown open their borders to former colonial peoples to come and repopulate the continent, and turned their back on patriotism to celebrate diversity and globalism.

They invited the world in. And the world is coming to enjoy the lavish fruits of their welfare states and, one day, will be using the West’s concept of one-man, one-vote to rule the countries that ruled their ancestors.

The colonized are slowly becoming the conquerors.

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