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The British Daily Telegraph used to be my favorite newspaper. Well written, right of center. It has– like so many once-great institutions — been trending left for years. All institutions drift leftward with time, and the Telegraph has had some unhelpful changes of ownership and management.

Recently, they’ve had theyselves a good old purge of conservatives, making the paper unreadable once and for all. Oh, well. The Telegraph’s loss has been Breitbart’s gain.

Gerald Warner is one such. I’m going to stamp my little foot and insist you read his essay published today (just kidding — I have huge feet!).

His thesis is that the scoundrels who locked arms at the front of the parade are the very incompetents who have made our countries into the violent, multiculti shit-holes they are today. He says it better. Go read.

But, not central to his thesis was a bit at the end about our ‘friends’ at Charlie Hebdo.

The brutal murder of its journalists should not blind us to the true character of the magazine. Charlie Hebdo is a far-left publication promoting authoritarian repression of politically incorrect views. Just 18 months ago it published a petition to President Francois Hollande demanding the compulsory dissolution of the Front National. It had already run a similar petition in 1996.

“We ask you to dissolve the Front National, this league whose political aim is to bring about the end of the Republic,” said the Charlie Hebdo petition. So, a party that came first in the recent European elections in France, with 4.7 million votes and 24 seats in the European parliament, and whose leader received 6.4 million votes in the 2012 presidential election and is ahead of Francois Hollande in polls for the next contest, should be forcibly dissolved, in the view of freedom-loving Charlie Hebdo.

Yeah, not quite the freedom absolutists one might have hoped. I still support their right to be assholes without getting murdered by even assier assholes but truly, they are assholes.

Oh, yes. That up there is exactly what you think it is: the Charlie Hebdo September 11 tribute issue.


Comment from tomfrompv
Time: January 14, 2015, 10:31 pm

I knew there was a reason I read sweasel everyday! Thanks for revealing the true nature of Charlie Hebdo. Sad about the Telegraph. So whats left? The Daily Mail?

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 14, 2015, 11:45 pm

Those “scoundrels who locked arms at the front of the parade” did not exactly “lock arms at the front of the parade
Lower photo is what you saw “reported”. Upper photo shows the REST of the story.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 14, 2015, 11:47 pm

Hahaha….that’s wonderful! So it was a well-protected, isolated photo op, far from the hoi polloi. Thanks for the link, stranger.

Wait, who was that masked man?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 15, 2015, 12:08 am

Now isn’t that proof that a picture is worth 1,000 words?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 15, 2015, 12:26 am

Hey, anon (did you mean to be anon?) — that photo deserves wider distribution. Is that your blog? Can I send links around?

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 15, 2015, 1:14 am

Yes, I meant to be “anon”.

No, that is not my blog. It belongs to “Concerned American”, and I am sure he would be glad to have links to either that photo, or preferably his blog:

Your Wisconsin badger may not appreciate same, however.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: January 15, 2015, 2:04 am

I didn’t see anything objectionable there.

Comment from Jeff Gauch
Time: January 15, 2015, 4:00 am

Too be fair, I get hives thinking about the hives any competent security head would get thinking about protecting a head of state in a multi-million man mob, er march.

Comment from Davem123
Time: January 15, 2015, 5:32 am

Hardly surprising. The power elite of Europe stage a photo on a side street in order to make it appear that they are literally leading the way for public outrage over islamic terror, instead of being the ones responsible for orchestrating the invasion.

How is that different from what the GOP leadership has done in congress to make it appear that they want smaller government, greater individual liberty, etc. while really just playing games with the democrats and selling us down the river?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 15, 2015, 8:52 am

Oh sure, Jeff. I understand their security issues. But the pure theater of photographing that from a low angle and pretending those jackasses were mingling with and leading a crowd of millions. No question in my mind that’s the conclusion we were supposed to come to.

Comment from OldFert
Time: January 15, 2015, 11:38 am

What?!?!!?? The press LIED to us about the “world leaders” leading the march??? Oh, my. Can I trust ANYONE anymore?

As for Charlie Hebdo, I kinda hate it when crap outfits like that wind up as poster children for something I care about (like free speech). Felt the same regarding larry flynt. (isn’t he dead yet?)

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 15, 2015, 6:19 pm

And yet one more:

Comment from Mitchell
Time: January 15, 2015, 11:07 pm

Vendez = “Sell!”

Yeah, screw charlie hebdo.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 15, 2015, 11:52 pm

Thanks, Mitchell. I should have pointed that out.

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