Tuesday, June 03, 2008
France is Done.
How soon will our 'progressives' exhume Marilyn Monroe
to burn her at the stake? For one damn reason or another.
Crimes against Green, or Feminism, or Trans-Racialism?
LOOK IT ALL UP, CHUMPS. There was once a nation called France, which believed that life was to be lived through all the senses even as they created some of the greatest works of architectural engineering and artistry in the world, in addition to their skeptical philosophies, mind-expanding conceptual painting, and deathlessly sensual poetry. We can still admire them for their gift of the Statue of Liberty; the western masterpice called Paris; the technological aspiration represented by the Eiffel Tower; the wineries of Champagne and Bordeaux; the precociously decadent music of Debussy, Satie, and Piaf; the scientific contributions of Pasteur, Lamarck, and Descartes; writers like Voltaire, Rousseau, Rimbaud, Moliere, Hugo, and Dumas; the mechanical esprit of Bugatti, Delahaye, and Turbo Lago; and the nudes of Degas, Renoir, Manet, Rodin, and French cinema.
Now it turns out that the thousand-year duel between French Catholic faith and cynical French ennui has finally been decided. Robespierre and Vichy trump Napoleon and de Gaulle. Foucault trumps Joan of Arc. The EU trumps Voltaire. And De Sade trumps Bastiat. What's left is grinding, defeatist, even enthusiastic submission to barbarism. A truly French icon is now to be offered up on the altar of cowardly sacrifice.
Former screen siren Bardot convicted in race case
Brigitte Bardot was convicted Tuesday of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing that Muslims are destroying France.
A Paris court also handed down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner. The court also ordered Bardot to pay $1,555 in damages to MRAP.
Bardot's lawyer, Francois-Xavier Kelidjian, said he would talk to her about the possibility of an appeal.
A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The remarks were published in her foundation's quarterly journal.
In the December 2006 letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot said France is "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts."
Bardot, 73, was referring to the Muslim feast of Aid el-Kebir, celebrated by slaughtering sheep.
French anti-racism laws prevent inciting hatred and discrimination on racial or religious or racial grounds. Bardot had been convicted four times previously for inciting racial hatred.
"She is tired of this type of proceedings," he said. "She has the impression that people want to silence her. She will not be silenced in her defense of animal rights."
It's rare that the best case for a nation can be made without words, especially when that nation has produced some of the greatest users of words in recorded history. But here's a brief (very) sample. [To be added later if I still feel like it: IP readers who don't think graphics are 'silly' can register their votes in the comments. HINT: The Talbot Lago is the automotive equivalent of Bardot. Still, I'd hate to disturb the 7-minute frosting of hope Mal is living on these days.] And here's a look at the iconic woman France is now throwing under the bus along with its own heritage as a civilized nation.
"Il faut cultiver notre jardin." Sexy idea for Brigitte.
Inconvenient anti-Islamic truth for La France Perdue.
Put them all in haute-couture burkhas.
They'll all look the same then. Just like the rest of the European zombies.
P.S. I couldn't resist. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Talbot Lago.
And, what the hell, a Delahaye too.
How are the mighty fallen.