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Urban Problems in France

Reader comment on item: Reflections on the Revolution in France*

Submitted by Thomas Earl Cannady (United States), Nov 8, 2005 at 14:44

I am concerned and bothered by the riots in France. I see that Europe is paying the price for letting immigration go unchecked for so long. Bringing in people from countries that you have taken advantage of financially to soothe your guilt is poor politics. Just because your corporations have made billions off the natural resources of a country or continent is no reason to bring cheap lobor to your country to make your citizens life eaiser.

Did the French not think about what would happen when these people tried to become citizens and participate in a society that did not really want them. Did it occur to them that using them one way in their country was one thing but bringing your shame home to your country was sheer folly. Now just because some politician allowed a group of people who do not like his country to move in is no reason for those ungrateful persons to use violence to achieve some sort of econmic freedom or equality. Maybe they should sit down together and think about who wants to live in France as it is and who wants to move away. Mistakes are made but to let the present situation continue invites more protest, greater distrust and more lawlessness. I see more trouble for France and Europe as the muslims get more control through the ballot box and gain a level of political savy. Good luch France on getting them to stop protesting and rioting.

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