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GET THE SAUDIS TO PAY FOR NOTRE DAME

By Pete Moore On April 16th, 2019

The BBC asks if we British should stump up for he restoration of Notre Dame. No, of course not. The French state owns the cathedral. The Jacobins stole it from the Catholic Church is that bout of Frenchy madness when they went all ISIS on the nobility. So the French state, therefore, can take responsibility. Since the French Revolution’s terrible legacy is the global spread of left wing ideas, commies around the world can stump up too.

But Macron should also rattle his tin Saudi Arabia’s way. By the time restoration works are complete it’ll become Le Grand Mosque de France anyway.

21 Responses to “GET THE SAUDIS TO PAY FOR NOTRE DAME”

  1. Bloody disgraceful. Notre Dame all over the international news and not a singular mention of the ‘Fighting Irish’ once.

  2. @NotreDame

    A clarification: A fire is currently burning at @notredameparis, not the University of Notre Dame. Our prayers are with all those involved.

    You can infer a few things from this.

  3. I’ve visited both Notre Dames!

  4. It is the issue in America. So much stuff is named after other things that already exist. There was an posting on a website that did the rounds when Russia invaded Georgia, about how this citizen of George was concerned about the news but had seen no Russian presence. It turned out to be an American in the state of Georgia. Whether it was true, or a parody, I don’t know. But it was pretty funny.

    The funniest one is in New Hampshire. There is a town called Derry. And about 5 miles away from it there is another town called Londonderry.

  5. Phantom

    I’ve visited both Notre Dames!

    I’ve only visited the cathedral.

  6. Macron will ‘restore’ Notre Dame as the Cathedral of Globo-Homo

  7. I saw Richard Spencer remark on Twitter that Notre Dame had burnt but the monuments to modernism and Neo Liberalism still survive, but just take a moment to consider one of the most prominent in France:

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kqYVUWQaKE0/XLWxUiVDZRI/AAAAAAAAJkE/p2sp1kCkXSIcEpie_pXcdW2fsknIBK7cACLcBGAs/s640/la-grande-arche-de-la.jpg

    Notice that the entire purpose of the structure is to tell the world that it has absolutely nothing at its core, just a void, just emptiness.

    At the centre of a cathedral lies the eternal and spiritual manifesting in the material world, but when you sell your soul to materialism and science what you get back in return is a void, just like Faust.

    H/T to Morgoth’s Review

  8. Allan@Aberdeen,

    Macron will ‘restore’ Notre Dame as the Cathedral of Globo-Homo

    Great idea. That sounds like it will be a fantastic night club.
    Get your black leather chaps on Allan and a Eurostar ticket to Paris.

  9. //The funniest one is in New Hampshire. There is a town called Derry. And about 5 miles away from it there is another town called Londonderry.//

    No. The funniest is Provo, Utah.

    I often wondered why Gerry Adams didn’t visit that town on his first, controversial, tour of the US. It would have been a perfect photo opportunity, with him entering the town and standing beside the “Welcome to Provo” sign.

    https://www.google.de/search?q=%22Welcome+to+provo%22&dcr=0&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwii49jk3dXhAhXisaQKHUqcDeUQ_AUIDigB&biw=1354&bih=625#imgrc=YdEQOEAl-nbKuM:

  10. ‘Provo’ much like ‘the’ Ardoyne, is British Army terminology Noel and no self respecting West Belfast native would utter such a thing.

    The correct spelling / pronunciation is ‘Provie’

  11. It does remind me of a story. Gerry Adams was in Bank of Ireland in Andytown. And was having some issues so he was trying to arrange a meeting with the manager. The manager wasn’t there, her assistant wasn’t there, and the girl behind the counter didn’t have access to the manager’s diary. But didn’t want to say no to a customer, never mind Gerry. So she gave him an appointment that she thought the manager would be free for.

    Then turned to him and said “Mr Adams I’ve provisionally booked that meeting”. Realised what she had said and started to giggle.

  12. //‘Provo’ much like ‘the’ Ardoyne, is British Army terminology Noel a//

    Paul, hardly. The word is used in half a dozen republican songs: “My little Armalite”, “My old Man’s a Provo”, “The Helicopter Song”, “Provo’s Lullaby” etc.

    Look, in California they even use it for a special evening event

    http://www.firesigntheatre.com/domm/provos.htm

  13. I think Provie is largely a Belfastism.

  14. It is indeed a Belfastism ‘ no self respecting West Belfast native would utter such a thing’ however the etymology, I was anecdotally told from someone there at the time, comes from the British Army’s referral to the the more militant group to emerge from the IRA split.

  15. Paul, the name comes from the “Provisional Army Council”, which men, generally from Belfast, under Joe Cahill and Billy McKee set up pending resolution of the split after the events of 1960.
    However, two “armies” then developed separately, with one being called the “Provisionals”, colloquially “the Provos” and the other the “Officials”.

    In Dublin at least, the Provisionals also used to be referred to as the “Pinnies” and the Officials as “the Stickies” or “Sticks”, due to the different methods of affixing the Easter lily badges at the first Easter commemoration after the split.

  16. Yes Noel, I meant it’s how the BA used to refer to the more militant Provisional group initiated in the wake of the events of 69.

    The Officials were also stickies and sticks in Belfast

  17. Even to this day the Workers Party in Belfast are still referred to as the stickies.

  18. Indeed Seamus but let’s not forger the ‘supers’ either 🙂

  19. The Provo discussion is all very Judean People’s Front/People’s Front of Judea to me and I assume others.
    As for the Saudis it seems a rather unnecessary tangent. Prominent French Muslims have expressed support for helping to fund the rebuilding.

  20. Apologies for the derailment Mahons. A minor TIC comment to Noel’s US geographic location.

  21. “The Provo discussion is all very Judean People’s Front/People’s Front of Judea to me and I assume others.”

    It largely is for the major reason that every single iteration of the IRA has called itself the IRA. So the Provisional IRA never called themselves the Provisional IRA. They called themselves the IRA.

    But then so did the old IRA, the Irish Defence Forces (at least in Irish), the stickies, the Continuity IRA, the Real IRA, the New IRA, the I can’t believe its not the IRA. They all use the name IRA. So the additional labels are for people to differentiate between this IRA and that IRA.