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Submitted by Martin kessler (United States), Nov 8, 2005 at 17:50

Everyone has already addressed every phase, angle, and aspect of the France's dilemma. What can I possible say that would be enlightening, if not informative.

I might mention this, that what we have here is a case of demographic pollution. Demographic pollution is a function of proportion. That is, one, two percent is assimilable or at least tolerable. But after a critical point is passed, conflict is a natural occurrance to be expected, regardless of cause or causes presumed. Just as ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, just so does Nature inexorably segregate naturally. Perhaps if I put it this way it will be obvious: that is, all species of animals segregate naturally, like-to-like, in Nature [Society]. A Human society, possessed with the attribute of reflection, may undertake to make a conscious effort to thwart or counteract Nature with noble sentiments and specious arguments but this effort will always be proven to be futile. All such attempts invariably result in social disequilibrium as like differences makes for disagreements and disagreements makes for disputes and discontent becomes the unspoken norm until the critical tipping point.

It is good that France has reached that point. It will be good for France. There is something here to be learned by other nations, even if vaguely understood or sensed.

NB: You will have completely misunderstood me if you think I am speaking of the socialogical term ,"race". Race, in that context, has absolutely nothing to do with it. For those minds that have not yet experienced enlightenment, let me simplify and explain the use of the anthropological term "race", as follows: If animal x copulates with animal y and if the resulting offspring , z, is the same animal as x and y, then x, y and z are said to be of the same "race". "Race" is determined solely by reproduction, not any other attribute of any class of animals.

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