Here’s a story about thousands of youths starting to attack protestors and others in Paris.
Pumped up by news coverage, these youths boast of trying to steal mobile phones and money and vow to take revenge for the daily humiliation they say they endure from the police…
…The police and independent analysts say that most of the vandalism and violence that has marred the protests has been by young men, largely immigrants or the children of immigrants, from tough, underprivileged suburbs, who roam in groups and have little else to keep them busy.
Funny, nowhere in the article can one determine the country from which these “youths” immigrated, or what their religious background might be. One might almost think it irrelevant to the story. But I suspect that it’s not…
And what kind of moral midgetry is at work here?
In live coverage of the mass protests in Paris, CNN compared the protests to the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising in Beijing. What worries the authorities now is that the targets of anger are shifting, moving beyond attacks on property to attacks on people as well.
Let’s see, in one case we have throngs of peaceful protests of people seeking liberty, brutally put down by an army with tanks. In the other, we have rampaging young men, nihilistically smashing, stealing and burning property, and brutally attacking its owners, seeking nothing but gratification and destruction. That’s how I’d compare them, anyway. But then, I’m not CNN.