When I visited Paris in the early 1990’s, it was truly the “City of Lights”. The best way to describe it is through that famous song. It says what I experienced and loved.
The last time I saw Paris
Her heart was warm and gray
I heard the laughter of her heart in every street cafe
The last time I saw Paris
Her trees were dressed for spring
And lovers walked beneath those trees
And birds found songs to sing
I dodged the same old taxicabs
That I had dodged for years
The chorus of the squeaky horns
Was music to my ears
Oh the last time I saw Paris
Her heart was warm and gay
No matter how they changed her
I’ll remember her that way.
Unfortunately, the powers-that-be, and the European Union opted for more “multi-culturalism” and opened the flood-gates for thousands of “refugees”, all Muslim, to enter Europe. This disastrous decision brought about increased crime, exploding welfare spending, no-go zones, and trashing of some of the formerly most beautiful cities of the world. The Paris streets are lined with “refugees” and their garbage. Because of the political correctness and pandering to the Muslims, the peaceful and much-visited cities of Europe have deteriorated and tourism has plummeted. Yet, the insanity continues and the politicians keep bringing in these people who do not respect the host country, will never assimilate, demand and get all sorts of goodies, and commit horrendous crimes in Allah’s name.
The wonderful culture of the French is dying rapidly, and most of us who visited did so to experience that culture which we loved. The atmosphere, the language, the food, and the people, are disappearing. Many Frenchmen are afraid and are leaving their beloved France. Tourists are no longer eager to visit. I would not go back to France the way things are now. Who wants to run into a Muslim wielding a knife, or a machete, or a gun, yelling Allahu Akbar?
The fear is real because there have been numerous attacks in France by Islamists with a mounting death toll. Just a few examples of these vicious attacks include several attacks in the Paris area by Islamists with knives and killing or wounding police officers; eleven people injured in Dijon who were run over by an Islamist with his vehicle; the killing of twelve reporters at the French satirical weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo on January 9, 2015; Three gunmen opened fire during an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan concert venue in Paris on November 13, 2015 and the attacks claimed the lives of 130 people, injuring 352 others. The attacks will continue as long as the French government continues to pander to the Muslims. With all these attacks, with the money drain, with the rapid decline of the culture and traditions, one wonders why do the French people endure this? For what purpose? If their purpose is to aid in the demise of Western civilization and their own culture, then they are on the right track.
Last word: This is so sad. It’s like witnessing the death of something that was once great and beautiful. It may be too late for France and the rest of Europe to regain what they once had. However, we must never let this tragedy occur in our America.