Justin King | The Anti-Media
Under pressure from pro-Israeli groups, government officials instituted a ban on pro-Palestinian demonstrations and say that anyone showing up to such an event could face up to three years in prison and a 45,000 Euro fine. Even just sharing event locations on social media is grounds for arrest. Thumbnail credit: dailynewsegypt.com
This week marks the anniversary of the Nazi roundup of Jews in Paris in 1942. Around 12,000 French Jews were rounded up and resettled in ghettos and concentration camps, many never to return. The arrests were primarily made by French police officers operating under orders from the Nazis. The Nazis claimed they were acting in the interests of national security and that they would be unable to maintain public order if the arrests were not made.
This tragedy occurred because the French people mindlessly bowed to authority figures in pretty uniforms when those authority figures stomped out the flames of freedom and chose to participate in genocide. Any French citizen complying with an order to waive their rights as a free people under the guise of maintaining public order is the modern equivalent to the Vichy French that collaborated in the genocide of the Jews.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the ban on peaceful assembly was put in place because of a
“threat to public order.”
Doesn’t that sound familiar?
Jewish Union for Peace representative Michele Sibony understands the clear and present danger such an edict represents to all of France’s population and the freedom of the nation, stating
“By outlawing free speech by pro-Palestinian demonstrators, France puts itself in a unique position in the world and Europe.”
Anyone who shows up to a demonstration risks arrest. I say, fill the jails. Those who publish details on social media also face imprisonment and hefty fines. Send the details of the protests to @justinkingnews and @antimedia1 on Twitter via direct message. We will tweet them. These are newsworthy events that deserve to be noted.
A free people do not ask for permission to exercise their right to support an idea. A free people do not cower from thugs with batons intent on suppressing their rights. This ban is an attack on the national character of France. The government of France is openly stating that public discourse will be limited because the French people can’t be trusted. The government derives its authority from the people; a government that forgets that and moves to oppress the people is no longer an authority worth obeying.
Apartheid exists in Israel. Genocide is well on its way. The only thing that can stop it is the full force of international pressure. The French government’s decision to stop this pressure from being brought to bear is its attempt to turn tail and collaborate with the extermination of a people, yet again. The officers that choose to enforce this ban on free speech are as guilty in the deaths of Palestinian civilians as the French officers that offered the Jews up to Nazis in exchange for preferential treatment in 1942.
France is often viewed as a joke in the international community because of past surrenders to oppressive regimes. For once in France’s modern history, when its citizen’s wave a white flag, the other parts of the flag should be colored green, black, and red.