Thursday, March 30, 2006

Vive la Violence!

Sacre bleu! It turns out that the French love a little bit of good, old-fashioned street violence. This from a New York Times article (that I'm not going to link to because TimeSelect sucks but you can find here):
"In France, we always imagine violence to be political because of our revolutions, but this isn't the case," said Sebastian Roché, a political scientist who specializes in delinquency in the suburbs. "The casseurs are people who are apart from the political protests. Their movement is apolitical. It is about banal violence — thefts, muggings, aggression."
Yes, if only the violence were a little less banal. Then it would be perfect.

Oh, unless it's Muslims being violent. Then it's a threat to Western CivilizationTM rather than a life-affirming embodiment of it. Vive la difference! Just don't be different.
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