FRENCH LEFTISTS: PARIS KILLERS ARE “VICTIMS”, “WE ARE ALL TO BLAME”
“They are victims of a system that excluded them from society”
I still remember September 11, 2001 in New York City.
There were plenty of vigils and memorials, but some were sick perverse leftist events at which the killers were commemorated along with the victims and candles were lit for “victims” of American foreign policy. So this doesn’t surprise me at all. Expressions of mourning and sadness mean little without a moral center. They just become narcissistic “I feel bad” spectacles.
That’s the reality in parts of New York, Tel Aviv or Paris.
It was hard to find anyone at this gathering who would say a bad word about the attackers, and expressions of patriotism were restrained. Perhaps it should be no surprise in this part of town. Most residents of the 11th arrondissement are what the French call “bobo,” bohemian and bourgeois, middle-class academics in their 30s and 40s with clearly leftist leanings.
It’s a tolerant area, where migrants and minorities feel safe walking around…
It just isn’t tolerant of patriotism.
Almost no one who had gathered near the sites of the attacks held flags. Jean Marc Montaine, an older man who was carrying the Tricolore, felt unwanted and distanced himself from the others. He was dismissive of the bleeding hearts, however.
A woman standing outside the La Carillon bar, one of the establishments targeted, started softly singing “La Marseillaise,” the French national
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