Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Religious or Economic - Bad News Either Way

Most of the evidence I have seen suggests that the riots in France are being caused by a combination of religious and economic causes, and that neither can be ignored in the solution. (Though the easily apparent solutions to the two causes contradict each other.)

My fellow conservatives wish to stick to the religious angle while the liberals for some reason wish to stick to the economic angle. Either way it's bad news for the liberals. During the 04 presidential campaign, many liberal democrats pointed to the French as the right way to do it. Mona Charen, a conservative who seems to see it as an economic crisis (I could be wrong here) suggests that this is a thorough repudiation of the French economic model. And it is.

If it is religious, then it sticks a pin in the "terrorists only attack those who threaten them" bubble, as France practically kissed the Islamicists backsides.

Either way, the riots should begin the total disintegration of the contemporary Lefts world view. It won't but it should.


Blogger KnightofGoodMrIronMan said...

I have a confession to make...

I am simply loving the recent events in France. I know this makes me no better than the Frenchmen that was happy on 9-11, but how can you look at this situation and see something other than bad leadership?

8:13 PM  
Blogger Yaakov Kirschen said...

we can't afford to gloat.
no matter how the "riots" began, they will be taken over by the Jihadis.
the fall of western europe can be of no comfort to us.
Dry Bones
Israel's political comic strip since 1973

7:32 AM  
Anonymous James Aach said...

Dear Mr. Shoprat,

Different topic -- given your recent comments on Brainster's blog regarding nuclear power, I think you'll enjoy the story presented at RadDecision.blogspot.com. (See also my comments at Brainster.)

Your comment about multiple safeguards having to fail simultaneously is right on the mark, of course.

James Aach
20+ years in the nuclear industry.

9:49 PM  

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