By Allan Wall, May 7, 2021
The United States is not the only country facing an existential crisis brought on by mass immigration, multiculturalism, globalism, and leaders who can’t or won’t stop it.
France, for example, is hard-hit by such problems.
A number of former French military personnel (including retired generals) are so concerned that they’ve drafted and signed an open letter warning the French government of possible civil war.
According to the Gatestone Institute, “the open letter, published by the French magazine Valeurs Actuelles [Current Values] on April 21 and addressed to the French political establishment, was signed by 20 retired generals, a hundred senior officers and more than a thousand other members of the military.”
You can view the original letter here in French, entitled Pour un retour de l’honneur de nos gouvernants (“For a Return of the Honor of our Rulers”).
The Gatestone Institute has done the service of translating this letter, and reporting on it: France: Generals Warn of Civil War Due to Creeping Islamism, by Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute, May 4, 2021.
After salutations addressed to the French president, government and parliament, the letter gets right down to business:
“The hour is grave. France is in peril. She is threatened by several mortal dangers. We who, even in retirement, remain soldiers of France, cannot, under the present circumstances, remain indifferent to the fate of our beautiful country.”
What’s the peril?
“Disintegration … through a certain type of anti-racism, has a single goal: to create division, even hatred, between communities on our soil. Today, some speak of racialism, indigenism and decolonial theories, but by using these terms, hateful and fanatic partisans are trying to spark a racial war.”
That sounds like what’s going on here, where many proclaiming “anti-racism” are just pushing their own form of racism.
Just as in the United States, in France, “They despise our country, her traditions, and her culture, and, by attempting to erase her past and her history, want to see her relegated to the dustbin of history. With this objective, they destroy statues and twist centuries-old words and phrases, all to overturn our past military and civilian glories.”
That sounds familiar.
“Disintegration which, with Islamism and the suburban hordes [hordes de banlieue], leads to the detachment of large parts of our nation to transform them into territories that are subject to dogmas contrary to our Constitution. Every Frenchman, whatever his belief or non-belief, should everywhere be at home in continental France [l’Hexagone]; there cannot and must not exist any city or district where the laws of the Republic do not apply.”
A banlieue is a suburb, the term frequently referring to low-income suburbs inhabited by residents of non-French origin. Such neighborhoods are notorious for crime and rioting and are considered ‘no-go’ areas for outsiders.
“Perils are mounting, violence is increasing day by day. Who could have predicted, ten years ago, that a teacher would one day be beheaded as he was leaving his school? We, servants of the Nation, who have always been prepared to pay the ultimate price for our country, cannot be passive spectators in the face of such actions.”
It’s not just the attacks, it’s the legal system:
“The letter also comes after widespread public indignation over a French justice system compromised by political correctness — as evidenced by the refusal to prosecute an African immigrant from Mali who, while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (“Allah is the Greatest”), killed an elderly Jewish woman by breaking into her home and pushing her off her balcony.”
So what does the letter predict will happen?
“[T]here will be an explosion … [T]he time for procrastination is over. Otherwise, tomorrow, civil war will put an end to this growing chaos, and there will be thousands of deaths, for which you will bear responsibility.”
If a civil war broke out in France, consider these two facts:
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