Posted by: Gregoryno6 | May 20, 2020

When was the last time a French intellectual was so connected to reality?

Eric Zemmour has called for France’s notorious no-go zones, which were recently hit by a fresh round of riots, to be “re-conquered by force.”

You think — you are more humanist than I am — you think that we can bring people around by means of education…

That’s something I don’t believe anymore. I think that from a certain number — you know it is the sentence from Hegel that I say all the time — the quantity becomes a quality. So in this case it is necessary to reconquer by force or give up.

Not just in France either. From just two years ago:



  1. Don’t understand why the woman would want to go into a Muslim community and criticise Islam Greg. Why not go and talk to people as a fellow human? Proof, facts, quotes…somebody should tell her that journalists need these things to back a claim that sharia law prevails. Maybe I need the context of living in that area, but it’s her job to support her story with evidence. All I saw was a few people looking at a stranger, and a copper making vague threats.

    The French no-go zones are a reality though. Does force work? Damned if I know. Tempted to think that only time can straighten things out.

    • Kevin, I believe the point of the exercise was that the cop was warning her against entering there because her mere presence was unwelcome.
      Lakemba has been an ‘area of interest’, you might say, for several years. It’s not quite in the same league as some of the French no go zones, but then again, it’s maybe getting close.
      Here’s Lauren and Stephan Molyneux giving some background on the event.

  2. Cheers Greg, I’ll take a look…

  3. Now that I’ve some more context it begins to makes sense. Of course the journo in me wants to see her stroll around Lakemba, to clock what actually happens…..

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