Monday, November 07, 2005

France Riots Escalate

Wow - 12 days now and there no stopping the riots, its being reported that the riots are spreading to other European countries in the form of copycat protests. And all this started why because some cops wanted to ID some kids. The underprivileged of this world lead tough lives and situations such as these arise of necessity. I feel that the situation will get worse as the gap between the rich and the poor increases around the world. Guardian Reports "The growing violence is forcing France to confront long-simmering anger in its suburbs, where many Africans and their French-born children live on society's margins, struggling with high unemployment, racial discrimination and despair - fertile terrain for crime of all sorts as well as for Muslim extremists offering frustrated youths a way out. " How does a Nation expect to deal with its own people it has been ignoring for quite some time now, how does a Nation plan to deal with discrimination, how does this nation claim that's it does not discriminate when it has banned religious head scarves for Muslim students in its schools and looks upon the beard in a funny way? The day these questions are answered there be a lot more harmony in France's midst. They created their problems and now they have to solve them. Calling the underprivileged "scum'' does not seem to be effective policy on the part of the "Honorable" Interior Minister as it has only deteriorated the situation.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the problem lies with too-generous welfare benefits. France should try what worked well in the USA a few years ago, putting lifetime limits on unearned public payments and requiring appropriate labour from the recipients; the result having been amazingly efficient at motivating the beneficiaries to accept real jobs and join society as productive members. At the very least, it would leave fewer persons with time to riot.

NothingBeforeUs said...
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NothingBeforeUs said...

This goes way way far beyond a welfare system. This goes down to the depths of French culture, looking down upon things not inherently French. The country never accepted these people. Many of these peoples families are from countries who were under French imperialist control. The French society never changed from seeing itself in its pure state as right. It doesn't allow for integration of other culture into itself, and the French people have a long history of cultural discrimination. These riots are how society adapts. Welcome the change.

~NothingBeforeUs

Destitute Rebel said...

nothingbeforeus, exactly my feelings. French arrongance is bringing france to its feet, and if they stay arrogant they are going to continue to face the brunt of it.

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