May 31, 2006

This, Too, Could Be Yours


Now, does any one need to be reminded why mass immigration without assimilation a bad idea?

Small gangs of youths pelted riot police with rocks and set cars and garbage bins ablaze late Tuesday in a second night of unrest in the Paris suburbs, raising fears of a return of the disturbances that inflamed 300 French towns and suburbs last fall.

The violence of the last two nights -- in which youths attacked police cars, government buildings and riot police -- was sparked in part by mounting resentment toward the mayor of the northeastern Paris suburb of Montfermeil, who in recent weeks imposed a law prohibiting 15- to 18-year-olds from gathering in groups of more than three and requiring anyone under 16 to be accompanied by an adult on city streets after 8 p.m.

The French government last fall promised to improve living conditions and job opportunities in suburbs heavily populated by immigrant families and where unemployment is rampant, but little has been done and the government's main initiative -- a youth jobs bill -- ended with this spring's politically disastrous student demonstrations.

This is Paris, France, but it could just as easily be Paris, Texas.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again and again: importing poverty is never going to solve a nation's problems and instead, can only add to them.

If you think nearly unchecked immigration is a problem now, wait until 40 million more arrive with little or no education, little or no job skills, and little or no English language skills.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 31, 2006 10:02 PM | TrackBack

You could not be farther off on Iraq....but this you are correct....France is one thing but most of Latin America has that type of unrest...always...and we are importing it!

Posted by: centrist at May 31, 2006 10:21 PM

I live in Los Angeles, California. The future of Paris, Texas, is occurring now in L.A.

Posted by: John at June 1, 2006 11:08 AM

I live near Seattle. The Seattle Public Schools had a very offensive web page up describing their definition of race (only "whiteys" could be racist, etc.). There were many complaints about it and so they took the page down and put up an explanation that they were reworking it.

Part of that explanation was: “Our intention is not to put up additional barriers or develop an “us against them” mindset, nor is it to continue to hold onto unsuccessful concepts such as a melting pot or colorblind mentality.

It looks like our area is on the forefront of converting to a Paris format.

Posted by: SouthernRoots at June 1, 2006 05:06 PM