Far lefties fail to understand the impact of prolonged lawlessness. They dream of co-opting the riots and being swept into power. The sad part is that lefties honestly believe this idiocy.
The vast majority of people are law abiding and seek to be left alone. Riots and criminal activities hurt the quality of life. While a Commie may wail about Tookie Williams meeting his maker, the inner city resident sees Tookie differently. The inner city resident is well aware of crime and the impact of the gangs founded Williams. They also know Williams crimes impact them directly.
The great myth is that Communists care about blacks. While Charlie Rangel speaks up for Fidel, he spits on the fate of Cuban Blacks who make up around 3/4 of those in jail. Blacks are also excluded from the power structure in Cuba. Many of the longest serving political prisoners in Cuba are Black. I only hope that Rangel is still around when Cuba falls and hears from those he turned his back on.
When one looks at the freak shows photographed by UI very few of the radicals are Latino and even fewer are Black. The radicals are mostly a lily white cult that claims to speak for Black people but the only Blacks in their lives are normally cleaning people. The exception is Lynne Stewart who makes freqent comments on her husband's race as a badge of authenticity.
France did the unthinkable and elected a President with Jewish heritage. His election should make France less of a pariah nation. Anti- Americanism has its limits when riots go on for months. You may not like George Bush but having your property burned or being assaulted is much more personal. There are limits to how far rabid anti-Americanism can mobilize the electorate. Sarkozy will be tested early
on with either a riot or terrorist act or both.
The problem with the French is that they honestly thought by aping Muslim's peeves about Israel and Bush that Mustafa will forget he is unemployed and on welfare. The reality is that it is more important to provide jobs so that Mustafa can own a home.
People who work for a living do not riot and are less inclined towards criminal behavior.
Just as Rudy Guliani was swept into the Mayors office by the Crown Heights riots, Sarkozy was swept in by the Muslim riots. However, merely being swept into office does not ensure he will remain there. How he responds to the challenges and if he appoints people with a can do attitude will determine his legacy. However, governing NYC is an easier task than governing France.
I want to invite you to my other blog B-Team HQ to view the new posts lampooning Che and the Duck. It would seem the Beamish school of art is alive and well