Thursday, 14 November 2013

Lorànt Deutsch is a French actor. Since I've been critical of Jews recently, let it be noted that his real name is Laszlo Matekovics and he is of Hungarian Jewish origin. He has written two pop history books, Métronome and Hexagone, recounting the history of France in a simplfied form and in a patriotic manner. These books have been hugely popular. One has sold almost 2 million copies!

This has provoked the ire of France's professional historians. Since his books are based on careful research, they struggle to find fault with his presentation of facts. However, in the best Oriental tradition, they accuse him of having impure motivation or giving encouragement to those who do (in other words the "far-right").

In particular, they take issue with his description of the Battle of Poitiers, in which Charles Martel stopped the Mohammedan (or proto-Mohammedan?) hordes.
The vocabulary employed is fundamental, and we can see that Lorànt Deutsch doesn't get into nuance, provoking a feeling of malaise. Let us judge for ourselves: "Koran in one hand, scimitar in the other, they invaded Narbonne and its region, massacring the defenders of the city, sending women and children into slavery, offering land and houses to thousands of families who had come over from North Africa [...]" (p 224). He insists on the number: "hundreds of thousands of Arabs and Berbers, forming a massive army followed by a population of men, women, children and slaves impatient to take possession of future occupied lands" (p 225). Muslims who form "an immense mass" (p 225), a "Saracen flood" (p 225), and "swells" (p 226) that had to be contained. The actor drives home the point several times on the violence of "the invader" (p 226), who "transformed churches and synagogues into mosques" (p 223), and perpetrated "pillages" and "massacres" (p 226).

How can one avoid being struck by this choice of vocabulary? And it is difficult not to see contemporary allusions when Deutsch evokes these "thousands of Muslim families who had come over from North Africa" (p 224), "all this population who thought they could come and establish themselves on the rich soil of France" (p 231). The battle of Poitiers is indeed an ideological marker which has nothing anodyne about it. It remains a reference for identitarian groups and the far right who, right up to Marine le Pen, see in the victory of Charles Martel a Gaul (and thus, for them, France) saved from the Muslim peril, who would threaten us again today, but this time by immigration, in particular from North Africa...
Source: Huffington Post

Can you believe the quote marks around "the invader" and "pillages" and "massacres"? Do these people think the Muslims were just up for an afternoon jaunt?

The latest work of the author Deutsch, "Hexagone", tells a story of a France that is the opposite of Braudel and Bloch [tn: diversity-friendly historians], an identitarian story, that of a Christian and white France, a tale exalting the myths that we know have little to do with the truth, but rather with legends maintained by the far right.
Source: Nouvel Obs

A journalist attacked him on television:
"I think your book is dangerous because its a book of white France, nationalist France. In my opinion you are coming out with an idea of history that hasn't been taught since 1970...It's a history that flirts with the identitarian themes of the far-right and in my opinion to bring out this book at this time is dangerous and you are flirting with problems of the far-right".

Lorànt Deutsch replied:
"Do we have the right to love the history of France? Do we have the right to tell this story without being accused of being a reactionary or fascist? ...I've been called a "little Nazi", me, the son of Jews, the grandson of deportees ... I have only one challenge, one struggle, that is to do some good for my country."

11 comments:

Zaba said...

"Since I've been critical of Jews recently..."

I'll say!

We're waiting for that explanatory post; otherwise immediately turn in your Israeli developed cel phone!
Achtung!

Anonymous said...

those people have no business calling themselves historians if they partake in revisionist practices!

Anonymous said...

well, it does not look like mestizos of israel!

Anonymous said...

Very good. The Laszlo Matekovics' are out there. Not as many as I would like to see but there are some. My hope is that many more will come to the realisation that they should be on our side with regard to Islamic/Afro colonisation of Europe.

I dont think much persuasion is needed just keeping the neos at bay would help.

Anonymous said...

It was OK being critical of Jews. This feature makes this blog virtually the only one which truly stands for freedom of speech and breaking taboos. This is another common feature to both Muslims and Jews: they hate being criticized, and they immediately shout "nazi" and start threatening you when this happens. They do exactly the same.

Anonymous said...

That is exactly right! An equal amount of people have died from criticizing Jews as from criticizing and/or failing to comply with Muslims. Rock solid proof they are exactly the same. In all the posts on this blog they only shouted Nazi and said nothing substantial. (I've never met a Jew in person so I wouldn't really know)

Why would anyone have a problem with an age old European/Islamic tradition of blaming everything they don't like or understand on the Jews? They are always pretending to be the victim!

Anonymous said...

"....The battle of Poitiers is indeed an ideological marker which has nothing anodyne about it. It remains a reference for identitarian groups and the far right who, right up to Marine le Pen, see in the victory of Charles Martel a Gaul (and thus, for them, France) saved from the Muslim peril, who would threaten us again today, but this time by immigration, in particular from North Africa......"

So what? Is the truth somehow too scary for you to contemplate?

Dr Bazooka said...

The autor of the second article is a notorious undershit, a pathetic clown, a moralizer even mocked by the left.
Braudel wasn't diversity-friendly. He's still a reference for many identitarians and was branded as dangerous and close to the FN.
("France is diversity" only means that the country is made of Basques, Brittons, Germans, Flemish, Provenceaux... (Not Muslims or Pygmies.))

The French Huffington Post ? Pouah ! Guess who rules it ?
The perv's ex-wife : Mrs Strauss-Khan (ex-director of the IMF).

Cheradenine Zakalwe said...

The same article includes a quote from Braudel: "La France est diversité".

Anonymous said...

Are his books available in English? If so, where might I purchase them? Thanks.

Dr Bazooka said...

Cheradenine Zakalwe,
What I wanted to say is that Braudel's quote (made by Petit) is out of context and misleading.

Anonymous, 16 November 2013 07:14,
Not to my knowledge.

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