Last updated: September 13, 2017

The State of Paris in 2016



2016 seems to be the year that I explore all the places that are currently being overrun in some capacity. As Ivan Throne and I discussed in episode 37 of Troublesome Radio, there is an impending war on the west:

I went to Istanbul the day before the Ataturk Airport was hit by suicide bombers. And I ended up in Paris, France just a month later. This trip to France was in the wake of the shootings (November 2015), the Nice bus attack (July 2016), and several other “minor” attacks that have happened in the last year or so.

I know everyone is curious about what the hell is truly going on in Paris (the media always lies), so I thought I’d give my thoughts on it.

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In full disclaimer, I spent the majority of my time in Paris in the city center. Therefore, what I saw is probably a bit off from the norm.

Despite the nice benefit packages most refugees get, they don’t amount to quite enough to get a flat in the city center of Paris (for the record, it was $150 a night or so for a two bedroom tiny apartment in the second district).

My thoughts are that the refugee situation in the CITY CENTER is NOT that bad. In fact, I hardly saw any. There were plenty of gypsies, but hardly any refugees bothering tourists.


France has been on high alert as a country for quite some time now, and it shows in the military presence in Paris.

There were armed militia like this EVERYWHERE in the city. This is not normal police or private security, these are fully armed military trained soldiers. And they weren’t armed lightly, either. We’re talking full on machine guns and rifles.


This is not normal.

What’s amazing is that these troops are deployed in the first place. That shows that there is at least some recognition of the problem. However, this is a band-aid for a gunshot wound.

The real solution is to stop importing more refugees who are looking to hurt innocent people.


This was the most shocking thing to me. Paris really feels like it’s had an African country imported into it.

One night, I ventured out to the 18th District (there are 20, so 18 is on the outskirts) for dinner. My family was shocked at the situation out there. I’ll put it this way — you wouldn’t want to walk the two miles back to the second district at night. And I’ve gone through the ghettos of Barranquilla, Colombia.


Now, France at one point did have a lot of African colonies. Many African countries speak French as a secondary (or primary) language. So this wasn’t that surprising on paper. However, it is a little bit shocking to see it in person. Paris is as European as it gets on paper.

I’m sorry to say that the people of it make it feel undoubtedly UN-European.


The poverty of Paris is quite apparent. It’s easy to see why, too. The laws of economics clearly show that when there is an excess supply of something, demand will flatline. There won’t be enough demand to go around. Therefore, those who are supplying won’t have enough demand to stay in business.

Paris is the perfect example of this.

A surplus of restaurants, souvenir shops, and taxis simply mean that those people are hustling for your business. This is not a bad thing, but it gets bad when people on the street are physically grabbing you.

I stopped to snap a picture of the Sacre Coeur, and two of the sellers forcefully grabbed me and tried to get me to pay them to take a picture of me. When I responded with equal aggression to push them away, the French arrogance came out (I’ll write a whole separate post about that because it’s worth sharing).

Simply put, people are fighting for scraps. There is too much of an unskilled labor force all fighting for the same business.

There isn’t enough of a demand to go around. To top it off, the worse the refugee and immigrant situation becomes in France, the less people are going to travel there. The result will be even less demand and even more supply (as more unskilled labor gets shipped in and needs to find a way to make money).

I foresee the aggression getting even higher, more tourists being turned off, and this vicious cycle continuing.


Despite the overall negative tone of this article, I actually enjoyed my time in Paris. It’s a big, fascinating city. It’s full of rich culture, food, and history.

However, something definitely feels a bit off. It’s decidedly not European these days. It’s overrun. People are fighting for scraps.

And it’s only going to get worse.

There is little doubt in my mind that Paris is going to become European only in it’s history. The scary thing is that the new Paris is happening before our eyes. It won’t be too long until the transition is complete.

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  1. Everyone gets grabbed by hustlers at the Sacré Coeur, its touristic aura producing such a “supply” to the neverending “demand” of gullible, hustle-able tourists.
    Your article is mostly feelings and little data, however right its conclusions may be. Not journalism, more like a blog post.

    1. You miss the point. There would be no need for grabbing if there were not so many people desperate to sell something to the tourists. Overpopulation, especially of uneducated and unskilled.

      Of course it is–I was on vacation (and yeah, this is a blog). It’s not as if I was going to go around and individually count demographics.

      Are you French?

      1. Yeah and I was hustled there back in the early 90s. It’s really the spot. Supply and demand. Abundance of willing gullible suckers will produce a supply of hustlers. I swear this is unique to the Sacré Coeur AFAIK.

  2. I remember I stayed 2 nights in Paris, a shitty hostel which cost the equivalent of about $32 US dollars at the time and my “bed” was like a cheap cot that would flip over if you put too much body weight on one side. And the reception lady was a total ass. That French arrogance and rudeness stereotype right before my eyes. Absolutely no customer service or hospitality skills.

    Then there was some transport strike, where most French airlines, and all trains and buses would not operate. I think it was because there was some legislation going through to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 or something. Still a ridiculously low number compared to many other western countries.

    Since being stuck in Paris would have wound up costing hundreds of dollars over just a few days, I went straight to Charles de Gaulle and paid like $250 for an immediate plane flight to Spain. Instantly arrived to far nicer people, no attitude, and half the cost for the exact same quality things (food, accommodation, etc.) Oh and it was Barcelona, already the most expensive city in Spain anyway.

    To hell with France, not going again

    1. Honestly man, I feel the same. And at one point I tweeted that France was the worst country in the world. Some people agreed (most) and some people blasted me, including a blogger I like and respect a lot.

      Link here:

      After that, I gave it an honest attempt to see if I could really understand why they were so arrogant. And while I think I kind of understand, I don’t think it justifies it. A Spanish friend told me that he speaks fluent French and that they STILL are arrogant to him because he speaks it with an accent (basically a “fuck you for being born in the country you were”).

      In short, I agree with you. I won’t go back. Especially since I have a French notch flag from the US 😉

      1. I’m from the U.S. like you, and I’ve got just under 20 flags but there is very few Europeans among it (England, Netherlands, Poland). Hooked up with numerous German girls over various backpacking trips but was never able to convert a single one into a lay.

        Had much more success with various Latinas and Asians overall.

        1. Flags are something that are really taken out of context–if you haven’t been TO THAT COUNTRY, it’s a worthless metric. Other than that, it’s pure luck.

          With that being said, a guy who lives in London or NYC could easily amass a good rack of flags just in his day to day life–assuming he had good overall skills, of course. I was able to get a handful of them in LA in my year and a half of living there, just by pure luck of meeting foreign girls.

          1. I wouldn’t say it’s a worthless metric. In fact, if you clearly can snag women from many different countries and global regions it shows you aren’t just a semi-awkward knob who has to rely solely on easy Filipina or Brazilian 5’s to get any action.

            I’d say if you can get a French flag, you can get any flag from a Non-Muslim country. That can be a tough one if you’re an Anglophone.

          2. Sure it’s an acknowledgment of skill–but largely variable. you can’t use it as a measuring stick against two people unless both have spent time in the same city.

            the hardest flag IMO is a true Russian 😉

          3. Ireland is damn near impossible from my experiences… never even had the inclination I could get to 1st base with one of them!

          4. Funny enough I think I could have pulled it off in Krakow this year, chose to chase cute polish girls that night instead. Hindsight tells me they were down though.

            Only met maybe 3 in my life and definitely didn’t draw the same conclusions as you! They drink SO much, ha.

      2. Visting Paris, and saying the French are arrogent is like visiting NYC and saying all Americans have attitudes.

  3. Real french people try to escape paris. Too many immigrants. Too many ghetto people. In fact the french system is so helpless in front of criminality that gangsters can steal – sell drug – beat people get caught hand never get to see a prison cell from the inside. Chinese tourist are a target. They get assaulted heaven in their hotels room. They have to make “only chinese” days in retail stores too keep their clients from being assaulted.

  4. If you think this situation is something new, you’re completely mistaken. I remember visiting Paris as a young kid 15 years ago, witnessing young *Enter-certain-religion-here* criminals making a mess in the streets. Its a process, immigration has taken place for the past 20 years and now its even more severe, having millions of them entering and establishing ghettos in the middle of the civilized world, occupying the land. What started as an allegedly “peaceful humanitarian situation” will end in a fifth column leading to more killing of innocent people all over Europe, sooner then they think. Even if 20% of those immigrants are fanatics, 20% out of millions is a massive amount! And the leaders? They discuss the Burkini… Europe is currently hopeless, yet again

    1. Naw, you can tell it’s been years in the making.

      The big difference between 2016 and 2001 is obviously it’s much easier to get the word out now. The Internet boom was just in its infancy, social media was still 10 years away.

      If it makes you feel better, some countries in Eastern Europe are against this and are fighting for their country. Whether or not they are strong enough to resist long-term remains to be seen.

    1. I mean…if women are your goal I wouldn’t even bother with Western Europe. And frankly, considering how cheap EE is, I see no reason why you wouldn’t head this way. BUT. I am super biased.

      1.) I assume you are talking about actually BRINGING a girl? I’d say no. You’ll be dragged to every touristic thing and museum, and to top it off you’ll be paying for almost all of it (I assume). It won’t be cheap.

      2.) Yes, but what do you want to buy?

      3.) I think they’re arrogant because they used to be the pinnacle of almost everything (beautiful language, large, rich empire, high-end food). Now they’re not.

    1. I was in Venice last year but it wasn’t too bad. Far too touristy. Maybe inland it’s worse, I was just on the islands.

      Do you have any photos documenting this from Milan? I’d love to post them if you’re up for sharing.

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