France: A Decomposing Civilization, by Giulion Meotti.
In 1939, a Spanish anti-Fascist journalist, Manuel Chaves Nogales, fled to France, where he witnessed the collapse of the French Republic under German assault. His book, The Agony of France, could have been written about today. Nogales wrote that while the German soldiers were marching through Paris, the French were swarming out of movie theaters, “just in time for the apéritif at the bistro”.
After two French girls were murdered by an Islamist in Marseille last month, the social commentator Mathieu Bock-Côté wrote that France is experiencing “a process of national and civilizational decomposition that the authorities have decided to accompany and moderate, without claiming to fight and overthrow it, as if it were unavoidable“. He seem to have got it right.
The previous French president, François Hollande, did not even try to get re-elected; his successor, Emmanuel Macron, refuses to talk about Islam and appears to accept the permanent capitulation to the state of fear and emergency. The French army failed to liberate Raqqa, Syria as it promised after the attacks. “France will destroy ISIS”, Hollande said after the carnage in Paris; but it was US and Kurdish forces that liberated the Islamic State’s de facto capital. 15,000 French Islamists are now being monitored by the French intelligence services. Meanwhile, in the last ten years, 40,000 Jews have fled France.
The safety of ordinary French people is no longer guaranteed. Islamist violence can arise anywhere to strike those who wear a uniform and those who do not. All French citizens are now targets in a war where, for Islamist terrorists, everything is allowed.
In France’s parliament, “Islamo-Leftist” voices are becoming increasingly bold. The political class distracts itself with “inclusive writing” at school; in vitro fertilization for singles and gays and on-the-spot fines for “sexist” harassers. No French terrorist who went to cut off heads in Syria lost his citizenship. … Many of the French intelligentsia have been dragged into court for alleged “Islamophobia”. …
French culture, for the past two years, has been marked by “the sentiment of the end of the world”. Intellectuals from both the left and right have been publishing essays about the “suicide of France”, its “decadence” and its “unhappy identity”.
A reader comments:
France “sacrificed the victims to avoid fighting the murderers”. — Shmuel Trigano, sociologist.
That sums up perfectly the approach of western political elites to the problem they have created for ordinary western people through allowing and encouraging mass Muslim and African immigration.
They have failed very badly.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific