This was supposed to be another quick sketch, but turned into a several hour endeavor.
- Old School Nouveau.
(posts are not mine unless stated.)
By Bob Pitt
Monday, April 30, 2012
The French press is reporting that a Muslim cemetery in Carros near Nice has been desecrated. Swastikas were sprayed on nine graves and the slogans “Arabs out” and “Long live Le Pen” on the cemetery wall.
In the first round of the presidential election the Front National candidate Marine Le Pen topped the poll in this Socialist-run commune with 27.12% of the vote, ahead of Sarkozy on 26.97% and Hollande on 22.27%.
A press release by the UOIF condemns the desecration, pointing out that this is not an isolated case but a manifestation of the rising tide of Islamophobia in France.
Meanwhile a Front National spokesperson has claimed that the graffiti could well be the work of Muslim youth acting at the behest of politicians who want to discredit the FN.
I don’t mind leaving this world at this point.
The people who did this are clearly road scholars - they have trouble drawing swastikas on a Muslim cemetery.
The Xenophobia in France right now is a perfect example of what happens when politicians not only don’t put the far-right in check but try to accommodate them for political gain.
Members of the Red Warriors, an antifascist gang in France, 1985. Red Warriors used violent force to remove Neo Nazi gangs from France and provide safe spaces for immigrants during the rise of white nationalism and an outbreak of violent crime against people of colour. They formed a squat called “L.U.S.I.N.E” and were considered the most effective gang to counter nazi violence, working to instill fear in their opposition.
white people who think you’re anti-racism/”not racist”, if you’re not doing this, you’re literally doing it completely wrong.
Quart de cercle de Jonathan Sisson. Laiton, 1742. Classé monument historique. Dépôt de l’Université Claude-Bernard Lyon 1 (Observatoire astronomique de Saint-Genis-Laval). Employé par Jérôme de Lalande pour la première déterminiation précise de la distance Terre-Lune en 1751. Exposé au Musée gallo-romain de Fourvière, Lyon
Quarter of a circle used by Jérôme de Lalande to measure the distance between the earth and the moon in 1751.
Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande (11 July 1732 – 4 April 1807) was a French astronomer and writer.