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Bollocks. There have been greater "tragedies" for the antiquities of history in the last decade yet the world barely batted an eye-lid. # Notre Dame, it's a piece of concrete... there are people barely living in France and this piece of # is put across the front pages? 22 weeks of protests and barely any coverage.
"Places like Notre Dame are priceless irreplaceable treasures of our past", not my past... in fact the majority of people wouldn't know what/where this place was if it wasn't for Disney.
originally posted by: djz3ro
originally posted by: szino9
originally posted by: RMFX1
originally posted by: mike dangerously
Whatta bit of good luck for Macron.The Yellowjacket protests were eating at his popularity and this happens.
I cant see how this is good for him at all. His first reaction was about setting up international fundraisers to repair the cathedral.
What the F? They can't afford it themselves?
Not just that it won't be good for Macron, this might be the last drop for him. In 2018 CBS had a report on how bad shape the cathedral is in. The renovation cost was about 185 million euros. The Macron gov was giving only 50 million and asked the US right then to help them with the rest of the 135 million.
To add insult to injury, later on, the Macron gov withdraw 2.5 million from the 50 million.
Now this is far more suspicious and discussion worthy than smiling dark skinned people.
It would take a helluva set of balls to undertake a secret plan to burn up a national monument to refinance its repairs. The first thing you'd have to take into consideration is what if it went too far and destroyed the building beyond repair?