Masters or...
0 comment Friday, June 6, 2014 |
We all know that much of Europe is under the same cultural and demographic assault as we are. This case, which is reminiscent of the Tony Martin case in the UK some years back, shows that there is still in France a kernel of belief in the basic right of self-defense.
For those who don't recall the Tony Martin case in Britain, Tony Martin, in attempting to defend himself after repeated home invasions, shot two trespassers in his home. He served prison time for doing what most of us here in America take for granted, simply defending his own life and property, in his own home.
Another case along these lines was the Joe Horn incident in Pasadena, Texas, a couple of years ago, about which I wrote on this blog. Texas of course has the 'castle doctrine' which allows homeowners to defend themselves with deadly force when called for. The grand jury refused to indict Mr. Horn, who was luckier than the hapless Mr. Martin in the UK and, apparently, than René Galinier in France, the septuagenarian who was arrested for shooting burglars.
Although a group called the Ligue du Midi ('League of the South') is campaigning to free Mr. Galinier, things don't look good for him, according to zazie's comments on the discussion thread at Gallia Watch.
My sympathies go out to this man, who is of a generation which was brought up under the old traditions, in which self-defense was understood to be a right of free people. Men like Mr. Galinier and Tony Martin in the UK are unfortunate casualties of this 'new order' of things in which we, the rightful peoples of the Western countries, are asked to 'go gently into that good night,' to lie down and passively surrender when confronted with a threat to our existence. These men just haven't learned, I suppose, that the old rules have been rendered null and void, and the new rule is that it is 'racist' to defend your property and your very life, if those who are trying to take them from you are members of some 'victim' group. Mr. Galinier's burglars were Roma gypsies, apparently, as were Mr. Martin's. Joe Horn's confrontation was with two illegal Latin Americans in the act of burglary.
I can only hope that cases like this will wake up the 'silent majority' in Europe, the people who still remember the sane old days, in which men were men and still had the right to defend themselves without fear of prosecution -- or is it persecution? -- by the ideologues in charge of most Western governments now.
Tiberge at Gallia Watch posts the logo of the Ligue du Midi, with the French motto translated as 'Masters in our house.' Something for us to think about.
"The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defence. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside.... Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them; . . . the weak will become prey."
-Thomas Paine, "Thoughts on Defensive War", Pennsylvania Magazine, July 1775

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