Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The French Still Just Don't Get It

French politicians are outraged that their anthem was booed during a soccer game that pitted the home team "Les Bleus" against ex-colony Tunisia.

In my experience (which includes extensive research into France's former and present colonies), the French just can't imagine why people wouldn't like them as colonial masters and why people might harbor some hard feelings about their colonial legacy and their current situation as immigrants in France. Its the same pompous, self-righteous attitude that when confronted with major riots by minorities in the fall of 2005 that led French politicians to a botched response that failed to address the underlying causes and allows those social tensions to continue to simmer and make people want to boo La Marseillaise.

Even Americans aren't so stupid as to be shocked and demand an official investigation when their anthem is booed.

7 comments:

madame said...

LA Marseillaise

BigDra said...

Oh! Pardon Madame mais j'ai oublie le francais!

BigDra said...

Je l'ai corrige!

Nemesis of Evil said...

Madame,

Let's not forget about the English grammar and punctuation problems in this post. Somebody should get him an editor.

Nemesis of Evil said...

Muphry's Law of Proofreading: "Him" = BigDra.

BigDra said...

Right. Sorry about that. Losing writing skills in two languages currently, it seems...

madame said...

There's always espagnol...