I said it before, and I will say it again, Cenk, where did you find this twit? Here’s Lee Doren from HowTheWorldWorks on Ana Kasparian’s remarks concerning the riots in France…
As Lee points out, this is what ‘The Young Yurks’ (TYT), if not the left, believes. Firstly, rioting in the streets is the exact opposite of democracy. Democracy is “a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system”, not anarchy. There is no place for “mob rule” within a democracy, people do not have the right to take to the streets to vandalize store fronts and businesses, and physically assault those they disagree with. This is as far from the definition of democracy as one gets, something which Ana is incapable for understanding.
Secondly, it isn’t “all of France”, this is a fairly coordinated effort between public sector unions, student groups and various anti-government organizations. They are purposely trying to bring the French economy to a screeching halt by blockading fuel depots and refineries, knowing how damaging these actions are in these financial hard times. I doubt this is what the people of France want. This has made their lives much more difficult than it already is in this “Great Recession”. If it isn’t the affect the cost of fuel is having on businesses and the average French citizen, it is the aftermath of these riots. As one BBC News correspondent, Matthew noted,
Marseille is becoming the waste-bin of France. At least that’s what some of the people mutter.
If the wind is blowing fiercely enough off the Mediterranean – as it does at this time of year – you can just about avoid the stench of rotting fruit and veg.
But if it isn’t, a walk along the main shopping thoroughfare can leave you with a lung full of bad air.
The rubbish hasn’t been cleared off the streets for over a week now. Great piles stand against shop windows.
People talk of the rats running out from the piles of rubbish. One shopkeeper, standing outside his electrical shop, says he’s concerned about disease taking hold.
So not only is there a practical shut down of the economy, but the streets are now filthy, with “great piles” of trash pressed against shop windows. I don’t think the average French citizen wants a level of filth which makes them worry about the spread of disease. Notice how those on the left, like Ana, refuse to consider the repercussions of their actions. Once again, this is how these radicals think.
It doesn’t matter to Ana that French President Nicolas Sarkozy is trying to fix an overburdened social security system by slightly raising the retirement age. It also doesn’t seem to matter to Ana that the French people are demanding that Sarkozy punish those responsible for these riots, not supporting their actions which have paralyzed the country. All that does matter is that there is violent rioting tearing up a country, a leftist “wet dream” which is hurting a population already suffering thanks to this prolonged recession.
Remember this well. This is exactly what those like Ana Kasparian want. This is what they try to provoke with their radicalism, a Marxist-styled violent overthrow of any government that won’t give into their far-left demands. This isn’t democracy, this is totalitarianism being dressed up as “the will of the people” for an uneducated and ill-informed TYT audience… Pathetic…