Wikileaks: America Instructs France
Several readers have been urging me for a while to post an article on the infiltration by America of the predominantly Muslim French suburbs. The purpose of this government-sponsored (both Republican and Democratic) infiltration is to "help" France better cope with her growing minority population through measures similar to those we have here in the States, measures that have had a profoundly deleterious effect on daily life in America. These measures include affirmative action policies in the educational systems, in the workplace and in government. They include attempts by all minorities and women to break through the so-called "glass ceiling" that presumably holds them back from achieving. They include attempts to force integration, assimilation, and egalitarianism through housing policies, through every conceivable form of censorship and intellectual terrorism, through court judgments that penalize acts deemed to be discriminatory, through quotas. And so on… We are all too familiar with this situation.
I have reported on this infiltration at least twice and have posted several items on Yazid Sabeg, the Sarkozy-appointed "czar" of diversity who is using the American system as a template for France, in his mission to make France a mixed (métissée) culture, i.e. one with no dominant European element.
However, with the Wikileaks revelations, it is perhaps time to revisit the issue. Here are a few excerpts from Wikileaks in which France is treated as a backward nation, lagging in the race for diversity, compared to the enlightened United States:
In keeping with France's unique history and circumstances, Embassy Paris has created a Minority Engagement Strategy that encompasses, among other groups, the French Muslim population and responds to the goals outlined in reftel A. Our aim is to engage the French population at all levels in order to amplify France's efforts to realize its own egalitarian ideals, thereby advancing U.S. national interests. While France is justifiably proud of its leading role in conceiving democratic ideals and championing human rights and the rule of law, French institutions have not proven themselves flexible enough to adjust to an increasingly heterodox demography. We believe that if France, over the long run, does not successfully increase opportunity and provide genuine political representation for its minority populations, France could become a weaker, more divided country, perhaps more crisis-prone and inward-looking, and consequently a less capable ally.(…)
France has long championed human rights and the rule of law, both at home and abroad, and justifiably perceives itself as a historic leader among democratic nations. This history and self-perception will serve us well as we implement the strategy outlined here, in which we press France toward a fuller application of the democratic values it espouses. This strategy is necessary because French institutions have not proven themselves flexible enough to adjust to the country's increasingly heterodox demography. Very few minorities hold leadership positions in France's public institutions. As President Sarkozy's own Diversity Czar Yazid Sabeg told Ambassador Rivkin in December, the National Assembly "serves as a mirror of the crisis of representation in France" (reftel B). The National Assembly, among its 577 deputies, has a single black member from metropolitan France (excluding its island territories), but does not have any elected representatives of Muslim or Arab extraction, though this minority group alone represents approximately 10 percent of the population. (…)
Thus the reality of French public life defies the nation's egalitarian ideals. In-group, elitist politics still characterize French public institutions, while extreme right, xenophobic policies hold appeal for a small (but occasionally influential) minority. (…)
The overarching goal of our minority outreach strategy is to engage the French population at all levels in order to help France to realize its own egalitarian ideals. Our strategy has three broad target audiences in mind: (1) the majority, especially the elites; (2) minorities, with a focus on their leaders; (3) and the general population. (…)
We will endeavor to convey the costs to France of the under-representation of minorities, highlighting the benefits we have accumulated, over time, by working hard to chip away at the various impediments faced by American minorities. We will, of course, continue to adopt a humble attitude regarding our own situation in the U.S., but nevertheless will stress the innumerable benefits accruing from a proactive approach to broad social inclusion (…)
(…) we will continue and intensify our work with French museums and educators to reform the history curriculum taught in French schools, so that it takes into account the role and perspectives of minorities in French history. (…)
We will be inclusive, working in this way to break down barriers, facilitate communication, and expand networks. By bringing together groups who would not otherwise interact together, the Embassy will continue to use its cachet to create networking opportunities that cut through traditional cultural and social barriers in France. (…)
Tangible changes include a measurable increase in the number of minorities leading and participating in public and private organizations, including elite educational institutions; growth in the number of constructive efforts by minority leaders to organize political support both within and beyond their own minority communities; new, proactive policies to enhance social inclusion adopted by non-minority political leaders; expansion of inter-communal and inter-faith exchanges at the local level; decrease in popular support for xenophobic political parties and platforms. (...)
Thanks to the reader for the link to Curmudgeonjoy, which links in turn to Wikileaks.
For those interested here are some relevant GalliaWatch posts:
America's Mission in France
America's Mission in France - Sequel
On Yazid Sabeg, here is the most important of several articles:
The Engineer of Diversity
Note: Most of the information in the Wikileaks cables had already been "leaked" to the MSM, since I had reported on it as early as July 2008 when George Bush was still in office. This initiative is a project of both Democrats and liberal Republicans. We cannot blame Obama, since Bush was ahead of him. Ambassador Rivkin has been a most compliant servant of diversity and post-Western multiculturalism.
Here's a related article about Sylvester Stallone's visit to a French suburb in August 2010.
And another from WatchingAmerica that reproduces an article from Le Monde. In this article ghetto residents explain that there is a difference between Bush's intervention and Obama's:
Imagine George Bush doing the same! “We would not have come,” said the young people. Nevertheless, according to experts, Barack Obama’s projects strangely resemble those of his predecessor. The "Greater Middle-East", for example, one of the former Republican president’s whims, is not without a link to the Obama administration’s partnership programs. However, there is an important difference, insists a diplomat: “Obama placed the political issue — the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — at the center of his foreign policy. With his Greater Middle-East, Bush tried to get around it."