Angry mourners in Nice have stopped to spit and throw rubbish on a so-called ‘hate memorial’ at the spot where Bastille Day terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was killed by police.
In contrast to the flowers and candles left at each location where an innocent victim was killed, locals have been piling stones and throwing cigarette butts at the point on Promenade des Anglais where the killer was shot dead.
French President Francois Hollande was booed when in Nice yesterday:
Perhaps the comment under the video expresses one of the strands of frustration:
Nobody is saying Asians or Africans will ever be minorities in their homelands. Why are they saying White people will be a minority in EVERY White country by 2040? “Anti-racists” only enforce “Diversity” in White countries. Because “anti-racists” want a world without White children. It’s genocide. Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.
Attack on Nice: Why the French PM was booed, by Hugh Schofield at the BBC, the spokesmedia of the global elite.
This was a scene never seen before in France at a national act of homage: the head of government booed and called a murderer.
The angry reception that Prime Minister Manuel Valls received when he observed the minute’s silence in Nice is a stark warning of how the mood in the country has changed.
After the Charlie Hebdo and Jewish supermarket killings in January last year, there was – if you remember – a brief moment of patriotic euphoria. L’esprit Charlie broke down political barriers. Everyone was in it together. That spirit looked somewhat frayed after the Paris attacks in November. There was criticism of President Francois Hollande for failing to act more decisively after January. But the semblance of unity held, just about.
Contrast that with the atmosphere now. After Nice, the spirit of togetherness barely lasted into the following morning.
Today we have all the leaders of the centre-right opposition opening fire at Francois Hollande and his supposed failings in the “war against terror”.
One thing that explains this new intemperance is the changing political context.
In four months, Mr Sarkozy and Mr Juppe go head to head in the primaries of their party, The Republicans, to see who runs in next April’s presidential race. …
Nice language, beautiful presentation, admirable verbal plumage. But hasn’t got a clue.
The attacks on the government are therefore becoming increasingly inflammatory – if not entirely fair. …
But on the other hand, the government argues that it pushed through three anti-terror laws and a law on intelligence-gathering, created more than 10,000 jobs in police and the secret services, and foiled 16 terror plots in the last three years.
The right is itself open to criticism over its record on security as Mr Sarkozy scrapped thousands of police jobs. And, as a general policy, attacking a government on terror is a risky ploy: does anyone really think a right-wing president would have stopped the Nice atrocity?
Where the centre-right is on firmer ground is in judging the mood of the country. The attacks of last year seemed too extraordinary to provoke much more than shock and horror. But Nice showed that mass terror is becoming regular and ordinary and – as Manuel Valls saw at the ceremony – that is beginning to make people very angry indeed.
Who could have foreseen these events? What are those very same people saying will and should happen next? Who knows, ‘cos the BBC aren’t going to tell you.
hat-tip Stephen Neil