Liberty (Mis)guiding the People?
As Riposte Laïque examines the reasons for the poor turnout on September 4, and Bivouac-Id asks the French people "Where were you?", Christine Tasin, founder of Résistance Républicaine, an off-shoot of Riposte Laïque, has been hit with death threats and fatwas for her initiative in organizing the Apéro and her condemnation of Islam.
Eleven videos of the Paris Apéro have been posted at YouTube by Christine Tasin, and while I hate to sound like a puritanical nit-picker, I really felt that she should have dressed like a mature Frenchwoman and not like a girl of the streets. Actually she was (almost) dressed like "Marianne", the female figure with exposed breasts in the famous painting Liberty Guiding the People by Delacroix. The reason why her outfit displeased me is not that I am puritanical (though you may argue with that), but because I wanted the rally to be pro-Western and pro-France, not a statement on feminism. Feminism is a left-wing movement whose primary purpose is to remove restrictions on female behavior, leading to the decay of the family and irresponsible acts, such as illegitimate children, abortions on demand, sexual promiscuity, unjust quota systems, unjust parity laws, and aggressive competitiveness with men. Riposte Laïque, for example, applauded former Justice Minister Rachida Dati for daring to have an illegitimate child while in public office.
(I am not saying Dati should have been condemned. I'm saying she should not have been applauded or encouraged. But then, Dati should never have been Minister of Justice...)
This rally was to be an effort to draw attention to the dangers of Islam, instead it drew attention to Christine's ample bosom. I am sorry to criticize her in view of the dangers that now hover over her, but Riposte Laïque has to grow up, and realize that what they call "extreme Right" is nothing more than traditional values and the Christian moral code that allowed the growth of French civilization in the first place.
Though they have distanced themselves from the "extreme Left", they remain committed leftists who want to revive the Left as it was before it became so extreme! This will get them nowhere. They even have two spellings for the word Left - today's decadent dhimmi Left is "La Gôche", while the real Left that they want to revive is "La Gauche". They are going to have to overcome the phobia of being "right-wingers" and accept the fact that the words "Right" and "Left" have no meaning. You are either for France, her culture, her past, her survival, her heritage, her ethnic peoples, her language or you are not. I think some of them are aware of this.
It is important to realize that the Front National and the Bloc Identitaire were both notably absent from the Apéros. The FN has never participated, while the BI seems to have undergone a change of heart. Present at the June 18 Apéro, they sat this one out.
Without the support of patriotic groups such as these, Riposte Laïque may find itself painted into a corner, with only its own limited following.
Below is one of the videos of the gathering when they sang the Marseillaise. They are hardly any better at this than we are when we try to sing the Star Spangled Banner. Off-key, wrong lyrics, etc... At least there was a recording in the background to help them along. Does anybody learn national anthems anymore?
Here are some remarks from Catholic writer Yves Daoudal relevant to the above discussion:
(...) These gatherings were organized by leftist secularists ("laïcards") of Résistance Républicaine and Riposte Laïque. Their tract said:
"Let us commemorate in conviviality the 140th anniversary of the Third Republic, that passed the 1905 law separating Church and State!"
In other words, the Masonic and anti-clerical Republic of Jules Ferry, the Republic that waged war to the death against the Church. That is why on the home page of Riposte Laïque you can see Benedict XVI raising a glass of beer instead of a chalice.
This time the Identitarians (i.e. the Bloc Identitaire) did not join in the action. The anti-Islam "laïcards" quite simply proved that they were only a handful. As Jean Glavany, national secretary on laïcité for the Socialist Party has said: "To be a good 'laïque' today you have to encourage the building of mosques in France."
What a joke! The sacrosanct law separating Church and State is the instrument by which France will become Islamic! What would Voltaire say?
Daoudal then quotes a reader's comment posted at Bivouac-Id:
"The wounding remark made by Christine Tasin: "We are not of the extreme-Right", erases any remorse one may feel over not having participated. What this newly awakened leftist did not understand is that we can only succeed TOGETHER. Moreover, she is just getting started, while the Front National has been warning us for 30 years. During that time, she must have been voting for one of the camps who let in the most immigrants, which is no minor paradox. I'm beginning to see why François Desouche did not support these demonstrations."
And so, we are back at square one.
Below, Bivouac-Id asks "Where were you?"