Friday, 18 November 2005
State Change. and the Fifth Republic
State Change is a Chaos Theory
Model in which a cusp point is reached and a previous gradual change suddenly becomes a rapid and total change of State.
An example would be water
at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature water can exist either as liquid water or solid ice. ANY withdrawal
of heat from liquid water at 32 degrees will result in rapid and massive crystallization into Ice.
Another example I hope you never encounter is Flash Steaming
in a microwave.a stationary cup of water in a microwave oven can heat past the boiling point without actually boiling. If that happens, placing an object (like a teabag) in the water or jarring the cup could cause the sudden — and explosive — conversion of part of the water to steam.
Few realize that it is possible to super heat water in a microwave. It will still be in liquid form but the SLIGHTEST disturbance in some cases just lifting a cup and jiggling the water can make the entire contents Flash into steam some people have gotten severe facial scalding that way.
So what does all this have with the Fifth Republic and by implication the riots and unrest in France today?
It is not that change in Europe and France in particular came as any great surprise to me. I have
been expecting it. In that I am not unique.
Tony Blankley in his article Islamist Threat in France
in FrontPageMagazine.com | November 10, 2005
When, seven months ago, I finished writing my book, "The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?" (Regnery Publishing, Washington D.C. September 11, 2005),
London had not been attacked by Islamist terrorists, the Tate Museum in London had not removed an art exhibit because it offended radical Muslim sensitivities and France had not yet experienced the explosion of violence from elements of its Muslim population in its "no-go zone" communities.
The fact that I predicted all those events in my book was not the result of clairvoyance. It was merely the result of a normally intelligent person looking at the facts, and their rather obvious implications, without the blinding effect of a politically correct mentality.
It has been the extreme rapidness of events that took me aback. I allowed myself to be lulled into a false sense of Time. Time that I fear, since the discovery of other factors, does not exist.
It was the fact that the immigrant population of France was no more than 10% that lulled me into a false sense of non-immediate urgency. I knew that the immigrant population was growing at a rate far exceeding the Native population but given the 9 to 1 ratio, I thought the tipping point would not be for at least ONE maybe TWO generations, say 2025 or 2050.
I was mistaken. In his article It?s the demography, stupid
Mark Steyn shatters all my illusions.
Was it when he wrote:When you?ve got estranged demographic groups with 50?60 per cent unemployment and an over-regulated economy that restricts social mobility, lavish welfare is nothing more than government- festering.
No, in and of itself that is bad but not the worst piece of information.
It was this bit that made me sit up in my chair, come wide awake and locked and riveted my eyes.Now go back to that bland statistic you hear a lot these days: ?about 10 per cent of France?s population is Muslim?. Give or take a million here, a million there, that?s broadly correct, as far as it goes. But the population spread isn?t even. And when it comes to those living in France aged 20 and under, about 30 per cent are said to be Muslim and in the major urban centres about 45 per cent. If it came down to street-by-street fighting, as Michel Gurfinkiel, the editor of Valeurs Actuelles, points out, ?the combatant ratio in any ethnic war may thus be one to one? ? already, right now, in 2005
So the tipping point may not be a comfortable one to two generations in the future, it may be NOW
. Not long ago I wrote somewhere that I fully expected the US to be accepting Jews from Europe under refugee status in the next 5 to 10 years, now I am wondering if we will be doing the same for average Christian and Secular French natives at the same time?
You may accuse me of being alarmist, but recall the rapid and sudden collapse of the Soviet Bloc? It expired in a fashion no one anticipated before the fact, though there have been plenty of articles written since trying to prove that they had previously predicted those events (if you had asked them at the time say in the 80s they would have insisted that was winning and Capitalism was doomed).
There are those who deny any religious factor to the French Riots at all. They will insist the violence has roots totally in financial, and discrimination reasons. They are correct, except for the totally.
We are dealing of course with those who have no conception of motivations, they are alien to their thinking processes so are automatically discarded.
true that France has a terrible unemployment problem, that the immigrants due to many different social factors have not
been assimilated. It is also
true that many do not want
to be . They wish their own culture to be unchanged even in a a foreign country and are willing to use violence to force others to accept their culture. Violence upon some Native French in the Cites
and violence upon some of their own, usually women to force them to conform to the precepts of their religious laws.
They wish to reintroduce the millet system of the Ottoman Empire, where there were semi-autonomous enclaves, States with in States.
In any event the Revolutionary Swims in the Sea of the Proletariat, and the Sea has
to be disturbed, the Proletariat has
to have , else the Revolutionary has nothing to
prompt to Rise Up! for, do they?
Happy, Content, Prosperous people do not rise up and Throw Off their Non-Shackles. So it is not the case that these financial and discrimination progenitors of the riots, exclude a component, they are required
for there to be effective Religious Revolutionary Movement.
All of this begs one question, when did the Riots really begin? !No Pasaran!
in Normale sup'
states, Looks like the normal rate of car burning in France is going to superior to the previous normal rate
One thing painfully apparent is that it was several days almost a week before the violence increased to unusual levels and it has not dropped back to previous levels!
One of the commentators to this post says
this diagram is wrong. ut's been 5 year now that there are between 80 to 100 cars burned in france.
before november there had already been more than 25 000 cars burned. t
thiese informatiosna re very easy to get (INSEE french statistical organisation). so the newsparepr the parisian is deliberately sending a wrong information.
delli | Email | Homepage | 11.18.05 - 1:55 pm | #
Say what? In the last 5 years 25,000 cars torched?
You mean there has been a continual low level riot ongoing for some time?
Another oddity apparent in the carbecue graph, riots usually spark rapidly and then taper off. They do not putter around for almost a week and THEN explode. They do not also, usually include internet, and cell phone communication, nor do they engender facilities for devices.
Those are normally hallmarks of insurrection.
So it would appear to an unbiased outsider that the French Fifth Republic is under attack from without and within. I do not know off hand the answer to the Cultural Assimilation problem. The unemployment problem can only be solved by reversing the processes which created it. To institute the hated Anglo-Saxon Capitalist Social Model in replace of the failed Socialist one.
It will be difficult and require much sacrifice from the French Body Politic and be bitterly opposed by the Ruling Elite and the Trade Unions but I am afraid the only alternatives is to allow things to go on the way they are until the system collapse totally into
A Historical European Fascism if State Change occurs within the next 5 years of so, an Islamic Fascism if things do not explode totally until 10 years or so from now.
I will state this for the record, one of the main sparks for the recent violence seems to have been the Police entering areas they had previously completely abandoned! A State that withdraws the basic Rule of Law from a portion of it's territory, and allows another Culture complete control has already died, it just has not fallen over yet.
France is like a semi on a mountain downcline that has just lost it's brakes, if it is very lucky it will find a runaway ramp and safely coast to a stop.
If unlucky it will continual to accelerate out of control until it dives off a cliff.
There is not much time left. If State Change does occur, will it be the relatively slow crystallization of ice forming or the rapid and deadly flashing of super heated steam?
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Thursday, 17 November 2005
JUST GOOGLE IT
If you Love Liberty, Cherish Freedom and Honor the sacrifices made so far by of Troops oversees then you will support this drive.By Bryan Preston ? November 17, 2005 09:41 PM
The response to the Just Google It graphics has been amazing. Many blogs have taken the graphics and posted them on their sites. I actually don't have a straightforward way of keeping track of just how many there are, but I'm sure the number is over 100 now. I've been looking for them via trackbacks here and at the JYB as well as Technorati, but those methods are bound to leave someone out.
I'd like to put up a post that links to every blog that has used the Just Google It graphics. I guess the best way to find all of you is let you find me. If you want to be linked from Michelle's blog (since I get to guest blog here for one more day--thank you, Michelle!), please drop me a link at didbushlie--at--gmail--dot--com. I may put up a page about all of this at the JYB. If I do, you'll all get a link there too. If anybody wants to help out in designing that page, email me at that address
Below are some graphics, that have been made available to use in this campaign.
If however you are among those who are working to institute the Teddy Kennedy stragegy and tactics of
"Cut and run and leave someone else behind to die"?
Then all I can do is repeat the immortal words of Samuel Adams to you.
American Patriot & Politician
1722 - 1803
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace.
We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand
that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity
forget that ye were our countrymen." b>
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The Democrats who are peddling the Big Lie of ?Bush lied?
The Gunner himself, Donald Sensing, of One Hand Clapping starts Cooking the war
with the words"I have deliberately stayed apart from the arguments about whether President Bush cooked intelligence in order to justify the invasion of Iraq. The reason is that I pledged myself after the last election that I would not do partisan politics on this site. I have not kept this promise completely, but I’ve come pretty close."
He then gives one of the most complete and compelling accounts of this complex subject and it has
been said that the moral authority of parents of those in the Service is absolute?
The Gunner has served his Country with Honor, is the Son of one who has served his Country with Honor and the Father of one who serves now. How absolute is his
authority when he saysSo Barone shrank from saying “the Democrats are being unpatriotic”? I won’t.
Listen, Senators Reid, Rockefeller, former Sen. Edwards, Sen. Kerry and your rhetorical allies: I have known many patriots. My son, fighting in Iraq, is a patriot. And you, sirs, are no patriots. You are actively betraying my son and his comrades. You are giving comfort to the enemy.
His moral authority aside, his account of the facts and fictions being spread in these times have a moral authority that can stand on it's own.
Read the article, don't wait for the movie.
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Wednesday, 16 November 2005
Bring the Troops HOME!
I mean VE Day was the 8th of May l945.
Isn't 60 years enough time to have finished the job?
If one takes the stance that we had to remain in the European Theater as part of the Cold War, well
On December 8, 1991 the leaders of the Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian republics met in Belavezhskaya Pushcha to issue a declaration that the Soviet Union was dissolved and replaced by the Commonwealth of Independent States. Gorbachev became president without a country. On December 25, 1991, he resigned as president of the USSR and turned the powers of his office over to Boris Yeltsin. The next day, the Supreme Soviet voted to dissolve itself and repealed the declaration written in 1922 that had officially established the USSR. By the end of the year, all official Soviet institutions had ceased operations.
So I don't think the USSR will be coming through the Fulda Gap anytime soon in an invasion of Europe.
Why are we still there?
How about Bosnia? Ten years so far, how long
will we continue that quagmire?
Let the Federal Government address these issues before they bother their pointy little heads with Iraq. I mean what is the rush by the Democratic Party to have a time table for withdrawl from Iraq when we still have troops in Germnay and Bosnia?
Besides the fact that it was under Democratic Presidents rather than a Republican President that we went into Germany and Bosnia that is.
Do these words sound familiar?
We have won the War but we are losing the Peace, there was no plan for the Occupation, US prestige has never been lower.
No those are not recent, Mainstream Media quotes but verbage from articles in the New York Times from the GERMAN Occupation 50 years ago.
Go to the Counter Revolutionary website and read jpgs of NYT articles from those days, the Liberal Left Leopards never really change their spots they just recycle the same paradigms over and over again.
Here is an example of how bad things got back then.
I do not recall armored troops ever beig considered to put down food riots in Iraq, do you?
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Spirit of America
Dear Spirit of America donors and friends,
This message is an update on:
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There is also an update on my new work and role with Spirit of America.
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Over the last two years I've had the great, great privilege and honor
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It has been an incredibly rewarding experience. A chance of a
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support and your very kind and encouraging words along the way.
Before Spirit of America I started a couple different companies. Thus,
my background has principally been one of an entrepreneur. I
sometimes say that I was born without the gene (or common sense) that
prevents one from starting something new against overwhelming odds.
I recently started a new business - SignalOne Media - to create
commercial television in emerging markets. Our focus is creating new
commercial channels focused on young adults in specific national
markets in the Middle East. My partner, Ambassador Mark Palmer,
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Tuesday, 15 November 2005
Trackback Alliance II
Since Tuesday Still Seems To Be Unfilled
I Will Continue Open Tracks One More Day
When I first started upon my journey through the blogverse I created a Statement of Purpose
Now upon reading it, one can realize that I did not hold to every detail of that original statement, but from it's basic premise, I have never swayed, in my belief that the Blogs are in fact the Committees of Correspondence of the Second American Revolution.
And that it is a Revolution of Information, no longer can we afford and allow elite gateways to control what we can see, hear and discuss.
One of the most important discoveries I make in those early days was the website of Samantha Burns, which included a unique informal community of bloggers, who not only linked to each other but actually browsed and read the blogs they linked to.
Later I was honored to be allowed to join another more formal blog community. At that time I decided that while I welcomed blogs that wanted to link to me, I was not that interested in simply joining blogrolls to add links. After that I made no more attempts to join any blog alliances. I have been kept busy supporting the linkages I have and at times I feel guilty that I cannot get around to all the websites on my blogroll as I could when it was smaller.
So why do I welcome this recent invitation to join the Open Trackback Alliance? Have I reconsidered my former decision?
No I am posting and joining this Alliance because it is RIGHT for me to do so.
Because it FULFILLS my original Statement of Purpose that the Blogs are indeed the 21st Century Committees of Correspondence, whose duty and honor it is to SHARE information, thoughts, ideas, news and to discuss the same. To diligently search for the truths that lie behind the distortions and half-truths of the Legacy Media.
What the blogs associated with the Samantha Burns site did informally, and without structure, this Alliance only aids and structures. There is in fact no conflict between what I do now, and what I decided to do sometime ago.
For I believe that those bloggers who find their way, here and in particular from the Blogs associated with Sam.
HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY.
Some of us are more Serious, some of us are more lighthearted and some post the common ordinary things that make one smile and recall that Life without the simple things to treasure is meaningless.
And it is important that all have a platform from which to speak.
As I understand this process you can link to this post and trackback to this post on ANY subject or post you think important. It is open. I will repeat this every Monday.
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Monday, 14 November 2005
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Sunday, 13 November 2005
Intifada of Eurabia Day 17
The violence in France, Denmark, Belgium, and Germany appears to have spread to Greece.
This in from !No Pasaran!
in What Trotsky meant by "Solidarity"
posted by Joe N. @ 3:19 PM
Prepared to fight to the last innocent bystander, the dependably irritable and violent Greek leftists engage in a sympathy violence:
Greek anarchists attack French schools, back riotersATHENS: Groups of anarchists broke windows, threw paint and spray-painted slogans at French cultural institutes in Athens and northern Greece in support of rioters in France, Greek police said on Friday.
About 50 people, wearing hoods and helmets and carrying red and black flags, threw stones, spark plugs and bottles filled with paint at the central Athens French Institute on Friday morning, breaking windows and damaging parked vehicles. Police said there were no injuries and the group dispersed quickly after the attack.
Another group attacked the French institute in the northern city of Thessaloniki on Thursday evening, smashing windows while classrooms were filled with language students. They spray-painted “Rioters Are Right” on the front of the building.
“They just appeared out of nowhere, I think about 70 or 80 of them. They smashed everything and we just sat there terrified,” one student told reporters. Poor French suburbs have been hit by two weeks of rioting. French police have arrested hundreds of people in what is considered the most serious unrest since student-led protests in 1968.>
One question that comes to mind, when on considers the absence of certain words in coverage of these
riots/insurrections and the continual usage of euphemisms such as youths
is what could the ethnic and cultural ties be of these anarchists
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Saturday, 12 November 2005
For the Greater Good
Should it come as any surprise that in a Socialist leaning Government, the Greater Good can be interpreted as accepting that the safety of the common citizen is expendable, to prevent an advantage to political opponents?
From !No Pasaran!
Now that's what I call Faux News
posted by U*2 @ 4:54 AM
The Managing Director of LCI French cable TV news (owned by TF1) admits to
censuring coverage of the riots in French to avoid helping the extreme right. The extreme right, mythical (and largely inexistant) bogeyman bandied about by the French preSS, whenever they see fit to tighten the screws on this country of sheep.
French TV boss admits censoring riot coverage
Claire Cozens in Amsterdam
Thursday November 10, 2005
One of France's leading TV news executives has admitted censoring his coverage of the riots in the country for fear of encouraging support for far-right politicians.
Jean-Claude Dassier, the director general of the rolling news service LCI, said the prominence given to the rioters on international news networks had been "excessive" and could even be fanning the flames of the violence.
Mr Dassier said his own channel, which is owned by the private broadcaster TF1, recently decided not to show footage of burning cars.
"Politics in France is heading to the right and I don't want rightwing politicians back in second, or even first place because we showed burning cars on television," Mr Dassier told an audience of broadcasters at the News Xchange conference in Amsterdam today.
"Having satellites trained on towns across France 24 hours a day showing the violence would have been wrong and totally disproportionate ... Journalism is not simply a matter of switching on the cameras and letting them roll. You have to think about what you're broadcasting," he said.
Mr Dassier denied he was guilty of "complicity" with the French authorities, which this week invoked an extraordinary state-of-emergency law passed during the country's war with Algeria 50 years ago.
But he admitted his decision was partly motivated by a desire to avoid encouraging the resurgence of extreme rightwing views in France.
French broadcasters have faced criticism for their lack of coverage of the country's worst civil unrest in decades. Public television station France 3 has stopped broadcasting the numbers of torched cars while other TV stations are considering following suit.
"Do we send teams of journalists because cars are burning, or are the cars burning because we sent teams of journalists?" asked Patrick Lecocq, editor-in-chief of France 2.
Rival news organisations today questioned the French broadcasters' decision to temper coverage of the riots.
John Ryley, the executive editor of Sky News, said his channel would have handled a similar story in Britain very differently.
"We would have been all over it like a cheap suit. We would have monstered the story, and I didn't get the impression that happened in France," he said.
expresses appreciation of the clarification by TF1 and LCI on the necessity of reporting lies.
It's good of Dassier to admit the obvious. The American media should take their cue from Dassier, as they have clearly done with his idea of news coverage, and also admit that they want to avoid reporting the story properly in order to keep their consumers from understanding the truth of what's happening in France.
The violence is receding or being hidden behind a cloak of silence?
Will some day in the not too distant future a Politician proclaim in a paraphrase of Winston Churchill's immortal speech in 1946A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lit by the light of Liberty, Equality and Freedom. A Quran Curtain has fallen across the Continent
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Friday, 11 November 2005
Peace Has Come To Dafur
Many of us have been playing close attention to the events in France these last few weeks, because we believe it is one of the battle fields in a Global Conflict.
Other battles have been waged in Bali, Madrid, London, New York, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, but of all the battles of the Global Jihad the dearest cost in human lives has been in Sudan.
During a previous episode in Southern Sudan between 1 and 3 million African Pagan Animists and Christians were slaughtered, but the recent conflict has been in the Northern Dafur region waged against African Sufi Sunnis by Arabic Wahhabi Sunni Jihadists.
I read an article by Christopher Hitchens
last night, it appears Peace has come to that bloody and torn land.
In Iraq the United States was accused of arrogant and unilateral action, but
"the administration did everything that could have been asked of it. Abandoning any sort of "unilateralism," it pedantically followed the Kofi Annan script of multiparty negotiations and patient diplomacy. It allowed the inspectors more time. It exhausted all avenues short of war and never even threatened the use of force. By the use of sanctions, it kept Sudan "in its box." And it has got exactly what anyone might have predicted for such a strategy. Perhaps that's why there is so little protest. After all, we know that "war is not the answer." And now Sudan has Darfur province in its box."
After all, we know that "war is not the answer.
So Peace has come to Dafur, because? Because there is not really anyone left to protect. The same Peace came to Dafur, that came to Rwanda. It is cold comfort that instead of at the cost of 700 to 800,000 lives it cost this time only about half as many.
"By some reliable estimates, the Sudanese government or "National Islamic Front" has slain as many as 400,000 of its black co-religionists?known contemptuously as zurga ("niggers")?and expelled perhaps 2 million more. This appalling achievement has been made possible by a very simple tactic: The actual killers and cleansers, the Arab janjaweed militias, are a "deniable" arm of the Sudanese authorities. Those authorities pretend to negotiate with the United Nations, the United States, and the African Union, and their negotiating "card" is the control that they can or might exercise over said militias. While this tap is turned on and off, according to different applications of carrot and stick, the militias pretend to go out of control and carry on with their slaughter and deportation. By the time the clock has been run out, the job is done."
The lesson we have given to the world is? That genocide works. All a regime has to do is mouth the words, go through the motions. History isreplete with those who willingly acquiesce to such tactics, Stalin called them useful idiots.
"t looks as if the realists have won the day in the matter of Darfur. Or, to phrase it in another way, it looks as if the ethnic cleansers of that province have made good use of the "negotiation" and "mediation" period to complete their self-appointed task. As my friend Johann Hari put it recently in the London Independent: "At last, some good news from Darfur: the genocide in western Sudan is nearly over. There's only one problem?it's drawing to an end only because there are no black people left to cleanse or kill."
So Peace has come to Dafur.
"the Sudanese government might have gotten away with the whole thing. But we have more than enough filmed and photographic evidence of Sudanese planes and helicopters, flying close support to janjaweed operations, to say with certainty that the relationship between the two is the same as between the Rwandan authorities and the "Hutu Power" mobs who destroyed the Tutsi population. In other words, a Rwanda in slow motion, and in front of the cameras and the diplomats."
For those who protested against the War in Iraq, for those who claim that Diplomacy and Containment should be the only method used to address incidents such as this, for those who truly believe that---
War is never the answer.
I can say to you, that your wishes have been accomplished, Peace has come to Sudan and the only Price is the one that always accompanies the path of appeasement.
It is measured in the slaughter of the innocent, 400,000 this time.
Nonintervention does not mean that nothing happens. It means that something else happens."
Peace has come to Dafur, it should not feel so sickening.
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