”Just as for half a century we have been bombarded by supporters of resistance — that is, individuals born after 1945 who dream of cleansing themselves of the affront of collaborationism by fighting ’fascism’, we see coming back a generation of Third Worldists who are resuming the battles for liberation half a century after the countries of the South won their independence and are feverishly rehearsing their anticolonialist catechism and announcing that they are to liberate ’9-3’ [Seine-Saint-Denis, 93. kaupunginosa]. They make one think of those Japanese soldiers scattered around the Pacific islands who at the end of the twentieth century still didn’t know that the Second World War was over. It is a vocation to be a hero once the fighting is over; it gives you the luster of being a sniper without exposing you to the slightest danger.”
Pascal Bruckner: The Tyranny of Guilt. An Essay on Western Masochism.