Saturday, 14 November 2015

Des supporters chantent la Marseillaise

The attacks in Paris are front and centre right now in both social and mainstream media.

These are tragic and terrible events, but unfortunately, because of the various agendas, they are rapidly becoming ideological currency. Surely, the most adult response is one of sympathy and support for the people of Paris, and there has been plenty of that.

But there is also a gearing up of those who seek to exploit. Some of this is political, some of it financial, and some quite calculated.

A very good example of the latter, is Andrew Bolt's securing of Tony Abbott on his show tomorrow. It reminded me of Bolt's reaction when Anders Breivik went on his rampage in Norway. Bolt's initial conjecture that the massacre was inspired by Islam was likewise cynically exploitative until he discovered the truth.

The quick removal of those references from his blog website broke all records. He has obviously learned nothing.

 It is clear that a response that generates fear and loathing is exactly the goal of those committing these atrocities. Basically, when some dimwits advocate military intervention (often nuclear) they are playing into the hands of the terrorists. They make them powerful.

 The term "useful idiots" is often used by these same dimwits. They should, very occasionally, use a mirror.

Or perhaps, they should read a little history. Military intervention empowers an asymmetric threat. See Vietnam, Cambodia and Iraq.

Perhaps the best response was shown by the French crowd in the still from the video above. As they left the stadium after the attack, they sang the Marseillaise.


Anonymous said...

If you persist with with ignoring the real reactions of the French in this matter you only cement in the minds of your readers that you are a fool.

1735099 said...

Do tell - what are the real reactions of the French?
And what's with the with with?

Anonymous said...

129 innocent civilians are dead and another 352 are wounded and the best you can do is attack some right wing journalist. Bob you are indeed a fool who lacks any common decency if that's the best you gave to offer.

Anonymous said...

Over 166000 innocent civilians were killed in Iraq, and the best you can do is abuse me when I don't react with hate and fear - the reaction the terrorists seek. If you were genuine about your concern for the victims, you'd pay some attention to the history.
If we don't learn from the history,especially where the Middle East is concerned, we're bound to repeat it and create more innocent victims.

Anonymous said...

So it looks like Bob's running some deliberate interference here, for clarity I normally post as "bobs a fool" and my post was at 18:41, one assumes Bob posted next at 19:13 but I doubt he will admit to it, a bit like the recent post with the quote from his son that was plagiarize and you guessed it the whole post disappeared......a bit of a Bolt moment heh Bob?

1735099 said...

Not really. For some reason, the "choose an identity" box was locked on "anonymous". Reckon I'll leave it as it.
Mate, get yourself a tinfoil hat. You're seeing conspiracies everywhere:)

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