Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

French Elitist Society is Only for Whites

The French underclass riots that are now spreading to Belgium and Germany reveal the dirty little secret about the “egalitarian” European socialistic society. It’s not really equal when it comes to economic opportunity. And, that’s a big thing because the seminal term of importance for Europe is “equality.” In the U.S. it’s liberty. Two entirely different concepts.

Syndicated national talk show host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Victor David Hanson on Monday (transcript on Radio Blogger) and highlighted a Wall Street Journal article, Our Immigrants Their Immigrants, by Joel Kotkin on Tuesday. Both Hanson and Kotkin compare and contrast the French/European immigrant experience with the American experience. The major difference is cultural exclusion versus cultural inclusion respectively.

Kotkin points out that the French have reserved the central Paris for the elites, and it is essentially “off-limits to immigrants.”

Hanson points out that historically the left fails miserably in Europe and a “man on a horse” arrives on the scene. That philosophy is already being borne out in Europe and Britain where harsh and restrictive legislation, which would never be allowed in the U.S., has been quickly implemented subsequent to the murder of Theo VanGogh and the July 7, 2005 London bombings.

Let me think about this for a minute. Wasn’t the last European “man on a horse” named Hitler?