posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 10:56 AM
I really think the French have a lot more to hide about the Iraqi's than the world really even wants to know about (especially the pink shaded
lefties). There's already some pretty damning documentation regarding the French using Middle Eastern countries as fronts selling nuclear related
material to the Iraqi's, etc etc.
With continued US boycotts of French goods and services, and their own miserably failing experiment in Socialism, mandadory 30 hour or less work
weeks, and serious braindrain, the French will get what they deserve. Six (6) Million Americans visit France each year as tourists (more than any
other country including the US). Reality will dictate their fate. The EU won't be able to bail them out because all their Socialist Economies can't
handle the large burden (poor Italy and England).
I personally like the way the French are traditionally "non-conformists". However, as we all learn when we turn 25 or so, you gotta go with the flow
a little bit to get the things you want. It seems like the French haven't reach that certain stage of maturity where they know what they want.
But let me qualify something here. I do not consider ALL frogs as having this mind-set. It's mostly a Parisian thing. In other words, a very loud
minority. People that drive France's economy are the achievers and other hard working family-oriented people of the country's interior like most
other prosperous nations. Think of France like California or Massachusettes. People that go to work every day and put their time into their work and
families don't have the energy to worry about the business of others and are rarely heard. They want to keep doing things like they're doing
But, as in the US, there is a very loud minority that drowns out the more moderate to conservative majority. The only way to shut them up is to take
away their power. When people are fed up, they won't listen any more. The people of France are directly resposible for their leadership, and their
leadership is making some grave mistakes, and some old mistakes are going to come home to roost. When they figure out the US is in charge of the
world, they'll begin to regain some of their lost glory. I personally believe France to be one of the few countries who's people truly understand
freedom and liberty.
It's sad to lose a friend because they're stupid.