Tuesday, May 21, 2013

French Historian Shoots Himself Inside Notre-Dame, Invoking Heidegger and Renaud Camus

Dominique Venner, A French historian and extreme-right-wing activist, former member of the OAS, shot himself inside Notre-Dame, apparently to protest what he considers to be the Islamization of Europe. He invoked Heidegger and Renaud Camus in his suicide note:
Dans son dernier post de blog, intitulé "La manif du 26 mai et Heidegger", il affirme que "les manifestants du 26 mai [contre le mariage gay] auront raison de crier leur impatience et leur colère" mais que "leur combat ne peut se limiter au refus du mariage gay".
Selon lui, "le 'grand remplacement' de population de la France et de l'Europe, dénoncé par l'écrivain Renaud Camus, est un péril autrement catastrophique pour l'avenir".

2 comments:

FrédéricLN said...

Deeply sad. We think we live in a world of transparency, fact-checking, openness, spontaneous conversations and often cooperation — and intellectual hallucinations can still kill people. Dieu ait son âme.

bernard said...

"intellectual hallucination can still kill people"

A nutter now for sure, but was he judged "irresponsable de ses actes" when he was with OAS, which killed many people? Boris Vian had the right retort for his kind in the late fifties. De Gaulle and his secret police had an even more appropriate response in the early sixties. I certainly feel not a shred of compassion: un salaud de moins.