posted on Sep, 10 2003 @ 04:52 PM
No non-French wine manufacturer has been able to market wines under French regional names for over a decade, anywhere else in the world.
Champagne as a label on other bubblies has been replaced by legal variants describing the blending process rather than the origin, like Methode
Champenoise or Methode Traditionelle. You will not buy burgundies or clarets or any other variants from non-French vintners any more. And that is a
good thing for the winemakers.
There are no French Fries in the US anymore anyway, by censorship of the current administration! What traitor would want to call Freedom Fried by
their banned name French Fries?
I have little doubt that the weight of world opinion today is more anti-American than at any prior point in modern history. That article that got
posted up yesterday from www.theonion.com, that talked about Rumsfeld's foreign policy in terms of U.S. and Them, was too accurate for satire.
Protecting intellectual property rights and trade names which have accrued a high value is one thing, and full marks to the French for doing so.
Putting idiots in charge of foreign policy and diplomacy is another thing altogether. It will take years if not decades for the US to come to the
table in these issues again. Since the Bush admin assumed power the US has been voted off UN Committee after UN Committee, and the reaction of many US
citizens (even here) is "Stuff the UN - we have the most powerful military on earth".
So, is the only solution now for the US to continue its military aggression, to secure at least some future in oil and world finance?
Yes, things are coming to a head all right. Get rid of the incumbent lunatic admin, step number one.