Every so often I get a Red Curtain Of Blood (RCOB) descending over my eyes that is so massive and so intense that I frighten small AND large children. Well, it’s a damn good thing that there were no children around when I read this little suggestion:
Janet Street-Porter argues that Notre-Dame shouldn’t be rebuilt… – and that the money should go to ‘more worthy causes’
And what, exactly, are these “worthy causes” of which she speaks? You know what they are, but let her tell you herself:
‘If you go less than 10 miles to the suburbs in Paris, large parts – they’ve had some money poured into them but it’s a problem the government can’t solve.
‘People are living in poverty, illegally, there’s drug dealing, gang warfare, and parts of Paris that the police won’t go to.
‘So where are these billionaires, why aren’t they coughing up for that? What about all the poor people in Calais? Where’s all the money to help them?’
Right there is the liberal mindset. After admitting that Gummint has poured money — not “some”, by the way, but countless millions — and the problem is still insoluble, Our Girl Janet wants wealthy individuals to pour still MOAR MONEY (their own money, duh) into the festering garbage dumps at Calais and the banlieus surrounding Paris, despite the repeated failure of state money to solve the problems.
Trotskyist bitch. Take from the rich, and pour it down a shithole, just so you can feel better that Something Has Been Done. Marxism in a nutshell: intentions are more important than outcomes.
And by the way, Janet, you rancid old tart, it’s not about the money, nor even about the French: it’s about a priceless part of Western heritage and culture (I know, all the stuff that Marxists hate). And the truth of my statement is that it’s not only the French who visit Notre-Dame Cathedral in their millions each year, but people from all over the world. Good grief, when I was there a few years ago, I never heard a single word of French spoken among the teeming crowds who were braving a bitterly cold and rainy day to visit the place.
And good for the French billionaires who’ve stepped up to the (collection) plate and pledged hundreds of millions of dollars towards the rebuild. Civic spirit, generosity, and respect for a nation’s heritage and culture are always to be commended
Lastly, I should also point out that were it not for France’s iniquitous and punitive income- and wealth taxes, said billionaires would have been able to give even more of their own money towards the project. But let’s not quibble about a few hundred million here or there, right?