The battle of the Marne stopped the German army from taking Paris in 1914, but since then France hasn't shown good form in resisting foreign invasion. Not just in 1940, but now.
Today's invasion is demographic rather than military. Tiberge at GalliaWatch quotes an economist, Gérard Pince:
… Pince demonstrated through his own calculations, which were in turn based on a handful of givens furnished by leading research institutes, that the official figures on immigration are not only too low, but deliberately skewed so as to fool the general population.Pince — like Tiberge, in her commentary — thinks the indigenous French are so apathetic, spineless and soaked in cultural Marxism that they'll go quietly into dhimmitude. That may not be true for the majority of citoyens, but it certainly seems to be spot on for government officials and EU puppets. According to the New York Times, Marseille is now "Sahara on the sea." (Typically, the Times celebrates a French city being annexed to North Africa.)
According to Pince, by the year 2060 (50 years from now, but in fact much sooner than that, since for certain age groups, the tipping point is about to be reached), the ethnic French people will be a minority in their own land. Furthermore, he demonstrates that the number of North and sub-Saharan Africans and Asians in France today is at least 9 million. (The figure bandied about by many news sources is still 5 million, based on data from the Interior Ministry from several years ago. But time has passed, and inevitably the numbers have doubled).
"The French people who are conscious of the peril haven't the slightest chance of convincing the majority, conditioned by propaganda from childhood," Pince says. "We can expect nothing from public opinion or from elections that direct the life of a democracy."
All that French Muslims have to do is wait while their wombs keep up the production of Muslims. Game over.
Ironically, only young Muslims impatient to get on with turning France into Dar-al-Islam can change the population replacement scenario, Pince thinks.
At the opposite pole of our bleeding heart liberalism, this youth dreams of fighting it out as quickly as possible, and the smallest spark could, therefore, ignite a general conflagration.Martial law. Provisional dictatorship. Those are chilling words to anyone who believes in a free society. But no more threatening than a country under sharia law.
In this way the adversary becomes an ally. In truth, general and long-lasting riots would modify the behavior of our countrymen. In a former life, I used to go to Gabon where I visited a couple of leftist expats. One day in 1964, the president of the country was overthrown and right away the populace spilled out into the streets shouting "Dirty whites! We're going to bust your heads!" You can imagine my surprise when I discovered my left-wing friend on her knees praying "My God, send the parachutists as quickly as possible!"
This comical volte-face means that fear can disconnect even the most conditioned opinions. People recover their normal behavior patterns, as if a spell were suddenly lifted. In the event of major disturbances, the majority of Frenchmen would demand the intervention of the armed forces, the application of martial law and the installing of a provisional dictatorship under Article 16.
Naturally, one would hope instead for France to wake from its multi-culti trance and break the Left's intellectual grip on its society. A peaceful de-Islamization based on acknowledging that Islam is an all-encompassing politico-religious system that can't be assimilated, but only surrendered to, would be preferable for everyone (including French Muslims) to the civil war that may otherwise lie in wait.
In Gérard Pince's view, though, the indigenous French have ceded the initiative to their ever-growing Muslim faction.
Individuals are sometimes wise; nations, rarely. So nations end up paying a dear price for what, with foresight, they could have obtained at minimal cost.