Life, Or a Way of Life?

France cancels public events over terrorism concerns.

One of the aims of terrorists is to alter the way of life of the country in which they live and kill: to sow fear, mistrust, and timidity. In this regard, they have just scored an important victory in France.

For hundreds of years (dating back to the twelfth century, in fact), the city of Lille has held an annual jumble-sale, or flea market. Last year, 2.5 million people attended, and 10,000 sellers participated, coming from a radius of 60 miles. This year, for the first time since the Second World War, Lille has cancelled the event because of security concerns.

  • BillyHW

    But just think of all the great cab rides.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Time to be honest and go for the final solution.

  • GrimmCreeper

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. We’re there.

  • Oracle9

    If we lock ourselves indoors for fear of Islamist attack, they have surely won. My condolences to the former nation of France. You had a good run anyway.

    • Millie_Woods

      Yes, France had a good run. But they’ve had a lot of practice running. In fact, it’s become a bit cliché.

      • Oracle9

        I am disgusted with the French (and the rest of Western Europe) for repeatedly electing corrosive social justice activists as leaders.

        While it is pretty stylish to paint all Frenchmen with the events of the 20th century politics, it’s kind of a caricature which doesn’t illustrate the other side of France which also exists.

        Jokes about French appeasement notwithstanding, there also is the spirit of the famous French Resistance, their efforts in the First World War, their empire and their indomitable spirit as well and a nationalistic love of their country which still exists. Once you become familiar with the country you may be able to see that as well.

        I am not French but I really am hoping they can pull through this worst threat to their nation since the Gauls’ defeat by the Romans.

  • Clink9

    Only the cops, military and bad guys get guns.

    Keep going to work to pay your taxes suckers.