Until being caught ‘on the take’ in Saddam’s oil-for-food program, there didn’t seem to be any media coverage of the goings-on in French society. My perception was that things must be fine in France. Fine wine and french fries. It was all good. Since then, however, the French have been seen as double-crossers by myself and others who show their displeasure by not buying their wine, and french fries became freedom fries. In real life, there are consequences for one’s actions and France is no exception.
How they react to a well-deserved shunning is, well, rather French. The French press declares Halloween dead, as “a cultural reaction linked to the rise of anti-Americanism.” A shop owner said “Our Halloween sales have been falling by half every year since 2002.” Their media sees this as some sort of victory for France. OK, I see it as somewhat of a loss for French kids to have some fun one day a year.
Halloween losing favor in France is small potatoes compared to what’s happening in their streets and ghettos. They are in the process of losing their identity and sovereignty to people who want France and don’t want to be French. There is a reluctance in Europe and the UK to admit what is really going on, and it’s all about ‘immigration’ and migration. It’s not simply “youths” challenging authority, they are challenging France. And they’re not just youths, they are the radical Islamists, Muslims, who have an affinity for burning buses, attacking police and other symbols of French society.
France has bigger problems than Halloween and freedom fries. Their cradle-to-grave socialist government has forced them to open their borders to people who don’t want to assimilate, but rather dominate. From here it seems like they haven’t a prayer or the political will to stop it.
This north Philadelphia school was among the lowest performing in the city, qualifying for the No Child Left Behind program, three years in a row, beginning 2002.Â Now, they are among the best, winning a national award for their success.Â They don’t accept the soft bigotry of low expectations from their students nowadays.Â Their secret?Â “It’s all about challenging people to move to the next level,” Principal Barbara Adderly said.
Some have said, and democrats hope, that conservatives who have had it with Bush will stay home on election day.Â Ostensibly to punish Bush.Â I don’t buy into that theory.Â Conservatives are smarter than that and won’t commit political suicide.Â I think we learned a lessonÂ from the 1992 election.Â Democrats, on the other hand, just may have a stay-at-home problem of their own making that is taking on a racial component.
Democrat strategists and the New York Times talk about disillusionment of Black voters being up.Â A disillusionment of hearing year after year that an election lost isn’t an election lost, but rather an election stolen and manipulated.Â Their talking point worked so well, it seems, that they have convinced this voting block, apparently, that their vote doesn’t matter.Â Â
That’s a serious consequence for two reasons.Â First is that a voting block can beÂ manipulated to the point of believing our voting system is rigged, and second that a political party would seriously campaign on the stolen election sour grapes campaign instead of conceding a loss, no matter how close it was.Â But that’s where we are today.
ref: James Taranto, Opinion Journal; Democrats Fear Disillusionment in Black Voters, New York Times; Democrats work to woo black voters, Buffalo News
Homeschooling, school vouchers, accountability, all are ways to combat ‘the soft bigotry of low expectations’ when it comes to educating our children to become successful and productive members of society.Â That goalÂ isn’t a race thing, its a human thing.Â Â The demographics of ‘the educated’ can, however, be described in racial and ethnic terms, but only at the risk of being counterproductive.Â There is evidence now that homeschooling among Black families is on the rise, the results of which can only be good for the kids, the families, and society.
What matters is what counts, and whatÂ counts is our children, not brick and mortar schools, not teachers unions, not bureaucrats.
ref: A new homeschooling movement led by Black families.
The shift to the left in the political spectrum that the democrat party hasÂ achieved in the last year, has caused them to leave their legacy-base behind.Â As a result, Sen. Joe Lieberman is now running as an independent for his own three-term seat because today’s democrat party has shunned him
.Â What with his 90% voting record in sync with his party.Â About the only thing I can think of that democrats are color-blind in with respect to race is their quest for the liberal mantra.Â Now Blacks aren’t liberal enough
.Â And this, from a constituency that votes 92% democrat.Â
Aside from the arrogance of this party in, by everyone’s estimation, taking Black voters for granted, now they are tighteningÂ control and telling Blacks that they aren’t liberal enough?Â Â
This repulsive thought aside, all I can say to Black voters is, the republican party welcomes you.Â Â Politics aside,Â your vote is not decided by party affiliation.Â Â The Florida panhandle is a good example.Â The legacy democrats down here are more conservative than their party leadership and vote with less emphasis on the D than on the issues.Â Â It’s not so much that there aren’t democrats down here that the party talks about writing off the south.Â It’s that a lot of democrats down here will vote for a republican or a republican policy.Â They were left behind long before Joe Lieberman.
Just a wild guess, but maybe if they got out in front of this issue by constantly denouncing any and all the terrorists attacks, instead of being mute, things might different. If profiling bothers you, get used to it. Expect it. If the terrorists matched a profile of a fat old white guy, I’d expect to be scrutinized more too. The silence coming from Mosques in our neighborhoods can too easily be misunderstood.
Poll: Muslims Face Bias in United States [NewsMax.com]