Eric Zemmour’s Blockbuster Speech

Eric Zemmour’s Blockbuster Speech, via Rod Dreher. Eric Zemmour is a best-selling author and the most popular figure on the French Right. He delivered the keynote address at Marion Maréchal’s big Convention Of The Right in Paris last weekend. The PC crowd deplatform and shun him, and condemn anyone who associates with him. He must have something interesting to say! Excerpts from his speech:

All those who felt cramped in the old society governed by Catholicism and the common law, all those before whom the gleaming promise of liberation was dangled and who legitimately believed it — women, young people, homosexuals, the dark-skinned, Jews, Protestants, atheists — all those who felt themselves to be a despised minority within the heterosexual white male Catholic majority and who joyously tore down the statue to the staccato rhythm of Mick Jagger’s swaying hips, they were all the useful idiots of a war of extermination against the heterosexual white male.

Not a women’s liberation movement. Not a fight for equality between men and women. Not even a drive to bring down all men as universal revenge for the patriarchy. None of that. The heterosexual white male Catholic was the only enemy to be destroyed. …

I suggest you read the prose of indigenists, of racialized women, of intersectional struggles that blight our colleges after having corrupted the greatest American universities. What do they say? That they are above all black or Arab or Muslim. That they belong to their race — yes, yes, they have the right to use the word — to their religion — Islam — to their country or in any case that of their parents. That they could not care less about solidarity with women who are for them primarily French women, bourgeois women and above all white women. …

These women have understood how the balance of power has changed. The heterosexual white male Catholic is not attacked because he is too strong but because he is too weak, not because he is not tolerant enough but because he is too tolerant.

As long as white feminists continue to join them in this single combat against the heterosexual white male, they are welcome. The same goes for homosexual, LGBTQ and other XYZ movements. As soon as the latter are no longer content with confining themselves to this one fight to the death between races and civilizations, they once again become, like Cinderella’s stagecoach once again becoming a pumpkin, dirty white middle-class women.

What an excellent, incredible success! Our progressives — so brilliant, so arrogant, so keen on the future and as interested in the past as they are in their last iPhone — who thought they had moved beyond the archaic stage of the war of nations and of classes, have brought back the war of races and of religions. They have brought the future back to Charlemagne and the 1683 siege of Vienna, they have brought the future back to the quest for fire. …

Human rights universalism prevents us from defending ourselves in the name of a short-sighted individualism that does not see that it is not individuals who are in question but rather great masses of people, that it is civilizations that are confronting one another on our soil in a thousand year struggle, not individuals who rub shoulders in the short lapse of their lifetimes. …

Yes, I know, I will be accused of Islamophobia, I’m used to it. We all know that this hazy concept of Islamophobia was invented to make it impossible to criticize Islam, to reestablish the notion of blasphemy to the benefit of the Muslim religion alone. A notion of blasphemy that was abolished, I remind you, in 1789. But the progressives who regard the Revolution as sacred don’t see the least contradiction and are ready chuck one of its victories to protect their dear Islam. …

What our progressives are incapable of understanding is that the future is not governed by economic curves but by demographic ones. The latter are relentless.

Africa, which was an empty land of 100 million inhabitants in 1900, will be overflowing with 2 billion and more by 2050. Europe, which was a land full of 400 million inhabitants – four times more – has only risen to 500 million – one for four. The relationship has been precisely inverted. …

Africa’s demographic vitality has a ready-made flag: Islam. Already the flag of the East against ancient Greece and Christianity, Islam has been put back to work. Oh, it has not changed since the Middle Ages, it is ready to be used to conquer us with our human rights and dominate us with its sharia, as the preacher al-Qaradawi said. …

In France as elsewhere in Europe, all our problems are worsened — I do not say “created” but “worsened” — by immigration: education, housing, unemployment, social welfare deficits, public debt, law and order, prisons, professional training, hospital emergency rooms, drugs. And all our problems worsened by immigration are worsened by Islam. It’s double jeopardy.

All economists sagely tell us that the economy is primarily a question of trust. Yet the great American sociologist Robert Putnam has shown that, the less a society is ethnically and culturally homogenous, the less trust there is between people. But they continue to drum it into us that immigration is an asset. Spot the mistake.

The question that arises for us is thus as follows: will young French people be willing to live as a minority on the land of their ancestors? If so, they deserve to be colonized. If not, they will have to fight for their liberation. But how to fight? Where to fight? Against what to fight? …

Formerly, immigration meant coming from a foreign country to give one’s children a French future. Today, immigrants come to France to continue living as in their country of origin. They keep their history, their heroes, their mores, their first names, their wives they have brought from over there, their laws that they impose whether they like it or not on native stock French people, who must submit or go elsewhere – that is, live under the domination of Islamic mores and halal or flee.

They thus behave as if they are in conquered territory, like the Pieds-noirs behaved in Algeria or the English in India: they behave like colonizers. …

In the street, veiled women and men wearing jellabas are de facto propaganda, an Islamization of the street, just as an army of occupation’s uniforms remind the defeated of their submission. For the bygone triptych of “immigration, integration, assimilation” has been substituted “invasion, colonization, occupation.”