Wednesday, March 29, 2006

French Protestors

As Tim Blair points out, who could conceivably want to fire these types of responsible youth?





Photos courtesy France-Echos (scroll through their site to see all aspects of noble France).

Also, the NY Times has a report today. A few key points:

(1) It seems some of these youths have a permanent role in French society and have been accorded their own designation: the "casseurs"
In another incident near the protest route, about 100 people, known as casseurs, or smashers, in French, broke the windows of a cafe.
No wonder Bastiat chose to formulate his famous fallacy using the example of a broken window.

(2) We finally solve the mystery of what French defense ministers do with their time (other than procuring white flags):
On Sunday, the defense minister, Michèle Alliot-Marie, blamed the English-language press for being anti-French. "We have to get out of this situation," she told French journalists. "This is bad for France, its economy. People who don't like us, particularly the Anglo-Saxon newspapers, are using this to denigrate our image."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I love the bit where they are concerned because the anglo-saxon newspapers are denigrating their image. If these people ever figured out the difference between image and reality, they might actually get somewhere.

France, the "good" socialists. Funny how their economy doesn't work any better than the Soviet's did. Funny haha, not funny odd.

oldsalt

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my hometown, those pukes would get a load of buckshot up their asses.

11:27 AM  

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