Not a total disaster, after all
Before yesterday's anti-immigration rally, a writer at Riposte Laïque had complained about the silence of the media that made no announcements, rendering low participation predictable. (I would add that a little publicity might have prodded even those who did know about it to get up from their easy chairs.) Now this article, after the event, from Cyrano, the editor of RL:
This Sunday morning, Jeanne Bourdillon, lashed out at the total silence of the main stream media regarding the demonstration organized by Riposte Laïque and Résistance Républicaine.
Curiously, Sunday evening, as I write these few lines, back from Paris, I learn that Le Parisien, Libération, Métro, l'Express, Le Point, and the Swiss paper Arcinfo, have published an account of our effort. The similarity between the articles confirms that the majority of journalists took the dispatch from Agence France Press, and re-arranged it to suit their taste. True, some of it is not very sympathetic, and may even be manipulative, but we have known so much worse…
A video of Christine Tasin, interviewed by AFP, is also circulating on the Internet. Furthermore, we had the pleasure of answering questions from Elise Blaise, of TV-Libertés that will theoretically devote some time to this event on Monday night's news.
In the days to come, we will post online the first videos, and the various speeches. As always, the figures vary between those of the organizers and those of the police. The latter exaggerate when they say 450 demonstrators. But 2000 seems a bit excessive to us, the truth being something closer to 1,500. Not that bad, when you consider the absence of publicity for the event.
One important thing - the patriots present were delighted about this initiative and the way it was run. They repeated the slogans demanding a referendum on immigration, the resignation of the government, affirming all the while that on this day they were all German Swiss.
Note: I'm not sure why the German Swiss were evoked, except as a reference to the 1968 counter-cultural upheaval during which the mob chanted "We are all German Jews".
Update: March 10 - A reader informs me that French-speaking Switzerland rejected the referendum. See comments.
The dynamic Bloc Identitaire, bringing up the rear of the parade, placed the word "remigration" at the heart of their slogans. All the marchers were united by the need to stop immigration, a measure indispensable for the preservation of our civilization.
Note: The word "remigration" is now one of the Bloc Identitaire's signature slogans. A good choice because it does not refer to "deportation", a term many are opposed to, but rather a return to the homeland for the millions who were misled into believing that France was theirs to do with as they pleased.
The video below gives an idea of what happened. It was certainly a small turnout, but those who spoke were still forced to raise their voices, and at times shout, to be heard and understood. You can see that there had to be more than 450 people. In the beginning two young girls express their revulsion at such a demonstration, pointing out that many people in France have foreign backgrounds. (Of course, that is not the point. The point is the particularly violent and coercive manner in which Islam has infiltrated, has been allowed to infiltrate, the highest institutions of the country. The point is that Islam will conquer slowly but surely any country in which it has a foothold.)
Then there is the crazy lady with the Israeli flag. I don't know who she is, but she was present at a rally in support of Manuel Valls' ban of Dieudonné's show in Paris, a few months back. She called for Valls to become president of France! She could be under someone's orders, but it's more likely she is seeking attention. Here she screams that Jews have been in France long before the first Christians, and that the Jews have been chased out of all the countries, and today they are being chased out of their own land. "Israel! I am Jewish!" she screams. They try to calm her down, but she doesn't understand. If her presence here is in protest against Islam in France that is understandable, but she manages to make a spectacle of herself and does more harm than good.
Christine Tasin in white and red (and very hoarse) takes the podium, and explains why immigration is bad for France - the population replacement, the disappearance of French sovereignty because of the European Union that she calls a dictatorship. She also points out that the EU has signed immigration deals with Tunisia and Morocco, that immigrants who arrive refuse to leave, even if their request for asylum is rejected, that they deprive Frenchmen who are unemployed of jobs. She hopes today will be the first of a long series of rallies in favor of a referendum. She explains that Muslims in high positions are a danger to France because they are bound to obey only sharia law, not French law. She also cites the increase of antisemitism in France as a result of Islamic immigration. And the increase in homophobia which she says is a result of Islam, since there was never a problem in France with regard to homosexuality. (Note that Christine is very liberal on the issue of homosexuality.) She lashes out at Farida Belghoul for saying that "homosexuality is incompatible with France". If Belghoul said that she is twisting the facts. Homosexuality is incompatible with Islam which in turn is incompatible with France. Homosexuality may be condemned by some Christian churches, but they do not call for the murder of homosexuals. At one point she calls Belghoul a "bitch".
Then, Renaud Camus, graying, bearded, speaks, saying that France is the first nation where those who work for the defense of the nation are called every name imaginable and where those who work to destroy it are honored.
Finally Pierre Cassen speaks about the importance of the demonstration. "We are here for the present, and the future. We contribute to winning the battle for public opinion." He declares that five years ago they would not have been able to chant the slogans heard today that reflect the reality of Islam, or to propose the solution to immigration, and that their action demonstrates a public opinion victory. He brings up the success of the Manif Pour Tous, but questions its validity if Islam is not removed from French territory. "What good does it do to protest against gay marriage and gender theory if France is a Muslim country?"
Note: Catholic Béatrice Bourges has said just the opposite: "What good does it do to fight Islam if there are no people?" A reference to abortion.
Daniel Pipes did meet with the organizers of the rally, though he did not give a speech.