Friday, June 09, 2006

The Hopeless French

I often refer to a source called Via-Resistancia, but since it is a Google group, I have never provided a link. Here is how they define themselves:

Via-Resistancia, a republican collective for a pluriethnic and multi-cultural Europe opposed to all obscurantist doctrines - anti-Semitism, Nazism, Communism, Islamism and racism.

The members of the group comprise a so-called "clandestine list", although once in a while someone signs the text, presumably with a pseudonym. They seem to be people from various walks of life - public servants, businessmen, writers, etc... The group sends out a staggering number of e-mails, most of which are references to items in France-Echos or Occidentalis or some other website. It also sometimes happens, to my annoyance, that no source is given for the information. If anyone is interested in joining, go to this website.

This is one of their unsourced messages, except that they cite AP.

"Reform" is not for tomorrow. The French are hopeless.

Seventy-three percent of the French are favorable to an increase in penalties imposed on towns and counties that do not conform to the regulation that 20% of all housing must be subsidized projects. Sixty-eight percent approve of giving voting rights to foreigners who have had legal residence for five years, while 63% approve of automatic regularization of immigrants who have been living in France for at least ten years.

This poll was done by telephone on June 2 and 3, using a sampling of 955 people representative of the French population, 18 years of age or older, by the quota method. AP

I know nothing about the quota method, nor can I have any real confidence in the accuracy of the poll. If it is accurate, then there will be no patriotic revolution in the near future.


At June 09, 2006 10:47 PM, Blogger truepeers said...

"a republican collective for a pluriethnic and multi-cultural Europe"

-I find this part of their description puzzling. Of course Europe is pluriethnic and multicultural and always has been. But if you are a (presumably French) republican, why do you dwell on this? why do you introduce the anti-national and hence anti-republican rhetoric of the "multi" EU to your self-description, beyond a statement that you welcome all immigrants to integrate into the republic and its particular culture and history?

At June 09, 2006 11:17 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

truepeers -

You're not alone in finding their self-definition puzzling. I do not care for their point of view. By embracing multi-culturalism they are defeating the original patriotic purpose of Via-Resistancia.

It could be that like so many so-called "conservatives" they have not been able to resist the liberal point of view regarding immigrants, ethnicity and equality.

They want Islam out of France. Once Islam is gone, Europeans of all hues can return to their multi-culti paradise.

That seems to be what they're saying.


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