Skip to comments.SHOOT RIOTERS ON SIGHT
Posted on 11/09/2005 8:09:19 AM PST by FerdieMurphy
As riots spread throughout France like wildfires left unattended by those afraid to use water, a sane person has to be struck by the impotence of modern Western governments. Whether its Moslem enclaves in France, New Orleans in the wake of Katrina, or South Central Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict, it seems that the new paradigm involves letting wicked flames burn themselves out, only doused at times by the innocent blood of victims who, in a most shameful abdication of governmental duty, are left to twist in the wind by the Neros who masquerade as statesmen.
As to the unrest in France, I have read headlines stating that the authorities cant stop the violence. Cant is an interesting choice of a word. A better one would be wont. Because, I assure you, I could have stopped the riots on the first day.
The solution: shoot rioters on sight.
Uncompassionate, say you? Okay, lets talk about compassion.
Some contemptible rioters in France doused a woman, who was in her fifties and on crutches, with some kind of liquid and set her alight. Shes now hospitalized with severe burns.
Sixty-one-year-old Jean-Jacques Le Chenadec died after being beaten into a coma by an attacker.
There have now been scores of casualties amidst the violence, and non-Moslem people cannot enter the areas of unrest (I wonder, will this targeting of non-Moslems be labeled hate-crime?).
More than five-thousand cars and dozens of buildings including schools and churches have been burned. By the way, could you imagine the hue and cry if a Christian mob had torched mosques?
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, some people were raped and/or murdered, and roving bands of thugs fired on emergency services vehicles and aircraft, hampering rescue efforts and decreasing the chances that those in dire straits would receive life-saving aid. In France, too, there were reports of an attack on a hospital and of an ambulance whose transit was impeded.
During the Rodney King riots, Reginald Denny halted his tractor-trailer truck upon encountering a group of rioters so as to avoid running them over. The thanks he got was to be beaten to within an inch of his life, receiving blows that broke more than ninety bones in his face. Incidentally, the criminal, Rodney King, was awarded 3.8 million dollars of the taxpayers money for his lumps and bumps. Denny came away with a broken body.
Do you see a pattern here? What do you think accounts for this ubiquitous governmental failure to act swiftly and proportionately in the face of mayhem? What is to blame for this tolerance of evil? I can encapsulate it in one word: liberalism. Yes, liberalism. There was a time when riots would have been quelled with a firm hand, nipping the problem in the bud. But that was in bygone days, before decades of liberalism elevated the villainous to victim status and cast true victims as unavoidable collateral damage.
Now theres an excuse for every riot, often attended by a term adopted to describe the justification. In Los Angeles it was black rage, and now in France its disaffected youth. Yes, people may not be held accountable because theyre victims of their socialization or of discrimination or the system or ethnocentrism, or, whatever other rationalization du jour is conjured up by those who live in a liberal fantasy-world built on self-delusion. And never do they ask, perhaps during a rare, lucid moment, the obvious question. If everyone is a victim, who is the victimizer?
It should surprise no one that I segued right from compassion into liberalism, since the latter is the direct cause of our current paralysis by misanalysis. It is why we embrace the bad chess player, never-seeing-more-than-one-move-ahead strategy that precludes us from extinguishing a fire before it grows into a raging inferno. The fact of the matter is that when those bent on doing evil find no opposition, they become emboldened and others of their ilk join the fray. This is why riots that started in suburbs of Paris have now, like a metastasizing cancer, spread to other parts of the country.
Of course, they could have been ended at the get-go with a few well-placed salvos and a credible threat that continued violence would be met with of more of the same. Not that Im proposing a bloodbath, mind you. Yes, a few miscreants would have been shot, but the rest of the vermin would have gone scurrying back into their holes and lived to complain another day.
Instead, because of gross governmental negligence during all the tragedies I mentioned, those few criminals emerged unscathed and innocent people were hurt and killed. And dont forget the women violated, the property destroyed, and the intensifying of the atmosphere that tolerates this barbarity, which increases the chances well see more of it. Oh, but I forgot, we have to be compassionate.
Or, to be precise, liberal, counterfeit compassion is whats expected of us. Liberals observe social breakdown from a distance, safely ensconced in their ivory towers, and would have us believe that they feel sorry for the poor, tormented souls who rage against oppressors. But as these pseudo-sophisticates pontificate about the plight of criminals, blind to the fact that their mistakes of comission created the powder keg as much as their mistakes of omission lit the fuse, where is their compassion for the ravagers innocent victims? Compassion, my foot. Liberals are simply detached, cold-hearted menaces to society.
Of course, liberals will tell us that we just have to understand the hand that life has dealt to these downtrodden wretches, who, in the case of the Moslems in France, are sometimes coordinating their attacks via cellphone or email. It really gives new meaning to Thoreaus line, Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
Understand them? No, liberals, you have to understand them and they have to understand us. You have to understand that in every society there are people who are bent on doing evil. Such neer do wells will seize upon any opportunity to enrich or benefit themselves or wreak havoc, and you can no more mollify them than Chamberlain could appease Hitler. Perhaps you should study Eriksons stages of psychosocial development or just read Lord of the Flies, and then, maybe, just possibly, a little light bulb will go off in your cranium.
As for the rioting swine, they have to understand that if they dare raise a menacing fist to their fellow man, theyll promptly be struck by a Draconian hand. Thats the language they understand.
Of course, this is all just part of a systemic problem. Its just the same as when liberal school administrators tell a bullied child that they cant bring his tormentors to heel, so he should stay home and be relegated to homebound tutelage. Yes, place the onus on the innocent and let the wicked hold sway.
And so it was during Hurricane Katrina. What was the response of our feckless government to the pillaging miscreants who preyed on the vulnerable? New Orleans seized the guns of law-abiding citizens!
So, lets get this straight: first the government abdicated its responsibility to protect its people, being too cowed by political-correctness to take necessary action. Then, outrageously, unconscionably, it declawed the good people, leaving them defenseless and at the mercy of predators who roamed about with relative impunity. Ah, the fruits of liberalism: authoritarianism for the good and anarchy for the bad. Its a deadly combination.
Its much the same in France, with her NATO (No action talk only) government. But talk is cheap, as proven by President Jacques Chirac who warned,
An escalation of disrespectful behavior would lead to a dangerous situation . . . there can be no area existing outside the law [in France].
Heres a clue, Chirac, it is dangerous situation, and these areas are existing outside the law at this time. But Chirac is the quintessential, effete, irresponsible liberal leader, as lacking in intestinal fortitude as he is in integrity. His tough talk rings hollow. Hes done little of substance to protect his people thus far and, since he and his fellow statists have largely disarmed the French, theyre easy prey.
Then there is the talk that isnt merely cheap, but stupid. In the face of violence of insurrection proportions, some are propounding politically-correct theories and engaging in self-flagellation, instead of demanding that the government lock and load. Chirac took the cowardly lead as he obsequiously opined,
[France] has not done everything possible for these youths, supported them so they feel understood, heard and respected.
Not to be outdone, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin advocated a 35.5 billion-dollar handout and said, We must offer them hope and a future.
Yeah, the disaffected youth need a few more cellphones and computers so they all can become high-tech Jihadists.
Listen, the time for Akhmed to be transformed into a moral being was when he was a wee lad at his mothers knee. But when hes grown and gruesome and charging you with an axe, its time to shoot. Liberals always prescribe an ounce of prevention when its time for a pound of cure. Its all quite pathetic.
So, I have as message. Pusillanimity, thy name is liberal politician. Liberal politician, you are weak. You are entropy in action. Your ranks are filled with feminized capons and masculinized, clucking hens, leaving you only to ponder which sorry set makes for better men. And if you knew what masculinity was, what femininity was if you even believed that such qualities were a reflection of the divine and not merely social constructs you would have a prayer of reclaiming your manhood and resurrecting virtue in yourself at this, the eleventh hour. Alas, though, lost in a sea of confusion and androgyny youve become a pathetic creature, possessing neither Christian fortitude nor even pagan ferocity. Yet, you indulge the delusion that youre fit to perpetuate civilization? You fancy yourself capable to run a nation? The only thing you can run is your mouth.
I also know that when you lose a loved one to the fangs of a viper whose base instincts were loosed upon the world by the permissive environment you cultivated, even this pain wont inspire you to look inwards. Nay, you will blame some infernal bugaboo. It will be privation caused by trickle-down economics, a paucity of gun-control laws, the destruction of cultural identity, unequal education or disparities in caste and station, the pangs of teenage or black rage, oppressive summer heat or the persecuted Moslem street. All those truths that relativists learn in sociology class and embrace as self-evident will crystallize in your mind, causing you to cry out to the heavens for more of the disease and the smiting of those who, unbeknownst to you, hold the cure.
Sadly, the Western world is replete with governments that do a lot of what they shouldnt and precious little of what they should. Government isnt supposed to be dispensing condoms and teaching children about sex, offering free tattoo-removal programs, coercively extracting money from citizens for charitable endeavors, building 250 million dollar bridges to nowhere, or mandating that you must hire cross-dressers. A legitimate role of government, though, is to secure domestic tranquility. If the nanny state regimes in existence cant even do that, they should go the way of the Dodo. And I say goodbye and good riddance.
There was a woman on crutches who, because of liberal compassion, now has another great cross to bear. And the family of Jean-Jacques Le Chenadec will see him no more. Compassion means protecting the good, not tolerating the iniquitous. Liberals, you have been found wanting and are enablers of evil. The blood of innocents is on your hands.
Had this been the action taken on the first day of ANY riot there wouldn't be subsequent ones.
Get on the TV, Radio, and in print that start at X time, any person or persons seen engaging in the occuring behaviour will be shot on site.
The activity will either cease before it comes to that, or it will cease after 2 or 3 persons are dropped from a distance.
Bears remembering. Although, nanny state regimes normally understand how to keep themselves in power, even while ignoring their proper obligations. They keep the citizens suitably anesthetized and dependent so that the tax money keeps flowing, and any sporadic resistance that might crop up is met with plenty of force. (Guns, etc. You know.)
The trouble comes when somebody moves in from outside, somebody who isn't on the "take", and won't play the game. It's called "reality", and it always strikes in the end.
Describes the liberals' cowardliness perfectly.
His mission, as the UK Telegraph described it, was to "persuade George W. Bush and Americans of the merits of Islam this week because he thinks the United States has been too intolerant of the religion since Sept. 11."
President Bush doesn't need a member of Britain's Royal Family to tell him to treat Muslims like family.
(Poor timing on the part of the princely Prince.)
Give them time. The Muslims in the UK will be storming Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle before he knows it.
I do not like China, but we could take a page out of their book when faced with a riot. I sincerely doubt any of those chickeh$hit muslims/N.O. thugs would even try to face down a tank though.
They are reckless animals stirred up by reckless clerics posing as legitimate leaders of children.
Like any animal herd they can be disciplined.
Once herd is managed, move on to the clerics, the real source of the problem.
These children can be led to good activity as easily as they have been led to bad.
**nanny state regimes normally understand how to keep themselves in power, even while ignoring their proper obligations. **
democrat: one who will risk insulting 49% of the people if they think they can fool 51% of the people
republican: one who insults the 51% and says, "Where else can they go?"
I read over at Free Dominion that alot of the more brutal stuff the rioters are doing is being covered up. Apparently they rioters are also dragging women out of their cars by their hair and stoning them.
In a perverse way, he accomplished his goal. He promise them an Islamic France and a jizya (dhimmi tax) of $7,000 (est) per muslim in the meantime. And, of course, the muslim population gets its regular stipend, housing, and healthcare.
What was it the police chief in Houston told his men in the face of Hurricane Rita?
"1. There will be no looting.
2. Take whatever measures are necessary."
(Oh, and there was *no* looting!)
His idea works for me.
Shoot to kill arsonists. Shoot to maim looters.
-- Mayor Daley, 1968
A side note: In the following election, he was re-elected in a landslide.
This is a common sense solution that is beyond the effete sensibilities of too much of the Western leadership.
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