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Pork Street Party

The “tolerance”-driven Islamicization of Europe proceeds apace, with the cancellation of the first annual “Sausage and Booze” party:

Police said the party, called “Sausage and Booze,” could have been viewed as a provocation in the Goutte-d’Or neighborhood of northern Paris, where many Muslims pray on the streets because there are not enough mosques. Alcohol and pork are forbidden by Islam and the party had been slated for just after Friday’s main Muslim weekly prayers.

This sort of “provocation” is, of course, part of living in a “free” society. You’re free to believe any number of moronic things, while the rest of us are free to mock all of your cherished supernatural beliefs. Your god hates gays? Then we’re going to be as gay as possible! Your god hates shrimp? Then it’s seafood cocktail time! Your god hates thetans? Then we’re going to put on funny “V is for Vendetta” masks and let people know about your top-secret sci-fi beliefs.

Incidentally, this is why I’m unsupportive of the various “ban the burqa” movements. In a free society, people wear what they want, and then we make fun of them for it. You’re free to put on a moronic “ABSOLUT SAVED” or “GOT CHRIST?” or “JESUS LOVES YOU BUT EVERYONE ELSE THINKS YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE” shirt (ok, the last one is actually kind of good), and we’re free to take your picture and put it on the internet with a degrading caption and post it to our “tumblr” blog and twitter about it and put it on our Facebook walls.

We’d be much better served, I maintain, by a mock the burqa movement. For instance, we could exhume Sho Kosugi and film a movie (“Pork Street Party”) about a group of ninjas who cross paths with a bunch of burqaed women, with the result being all sorts of hilarious confusion. Or what about a crime caper (“Pork Street Party’s Revenge”) involving bank robbers who use burqas as disguises but cross paths with an overbearing sheikh who thinks they’re part of his harem and drags them back to his palace? Steven Spielberg (or his non-union Mexican equivalent), call me!

Anyway, back to France. It turns out that the “Urban Affairs Minister” isn’t actually against Pork Street Parties; she’s only against this Pork Street Party:

Urban Affairs Minister Fadela Amara — who is of Algerian descent — said that she doesn’t ordinarily believe in banning street parties. “I’m for people gathering, drinking and having a laugh,” she told RTL radio. But she said it was right to ban this party because it would have been “extremely dangerous” given its ties to the far right, “and all that implies about the hatred behind it.”

Therefore, I’m sure she won’t object to the next Pork Street Party. Right?

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5 Responses to “Pork Street Party”

  1. Aardpig says:

    aah! roast pig – yumm!

  2. But but, society is only as free as we make it. And we don’t make it completely free. We outlaw all sorts of behavior, and what we outlaw is (or, should be) done for good reasons. Having people not hiding their faces is arguably a good reason to outlaw it, as some would have it (Hitchens, for example).

  3. hanmeng says:

    Men in burqas eating burgers at a “sausage fest”! “V” is for vagina! (actually vulva, but that’s a lost battle.)

  4. Bob says:

    I agree in general, although there is *one* edge case for banning burqas, which is that it can be a public safety issue (albeit probably a minor one) to allow people to wander around in disguises in public. If I worked in a bank, for example, I’d be mighty nervous every time someone in a burqa walked in.

    But again, that’s really a minor situation, and I don’t know whether a concern about public safety outweighs a person’s right to wear what they want. I’m not saying that the above is *my* position, just that it’s something to consider on the burqa issue.

  5. Mckenzie says:

    But but, society is only as free as we make it. And we don’t make it completely free. We outlaw all sorts of behavior, and what we outlaw is (or, should be) done for good reasons. Having people not hiding their faces is arguably a good reason to outlaw it, as some would have it (Hitchens, for example).

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