Gavin McInnes writes:
Can we have just one hate crime, please? Can one skinhead throw a brick through one window? Can France take a break from pleading and singing and be irrational just for a day? (…)
I did meet one person with his head screwed on correctly. Pierre Larti is the spokesman for an organization called Génération Identitaire. They are like a young EDL who are fighting to retain French culture. Not only are they against Islamization and mass immigration, but they hate the Americanization of France. He didn’t blame us for the attacks, but he was annoyed by the amount of burger joints in the city, and he’s right. Getting a cheeseburger in Paris has become easier than getting a baguette. Larti was very explicit about who is to blame for the attack: Muslims. He didn’t see this as a freak accident but a carefully orchestrated act of war. He was the only Parisian I met who agreed with Hollande. We went out drinking with a bunch of bobos later that night and they treated him like he was David Duke. His agenda has absolutely nothing to do with Judaism or race, but a “fasciste” in France is anyone who isn’t ashamed to be French. You can’t even fly the flag in France. I met a homosexual who lamented this fact because he wanted to hang the flag from his window but “it sends the wrong message,” as he put it. This is a common sentiment in Europe. I saw some soccer fans waving flags at an England vs. France match, but the broadcaster quickly switched to a “non au racisme” PSA.