reply to post by kellynap43
Of course of course...the "traité de versailles" was a business contract/promise to wage war again 15 to 20 years later. Without the US we'd still
be rebuilding from WWI.
What I meant by "mainly" was that, if you take our cultural and social heritage away (that can be fairly well summed up to those 3 words) we don't
have much to show for.
Especially since Reagan and Thatcher's son has been elected.
And coquine, (don't know how to reply to two posts) I understand you've had it awfully rough, and I admire your force d'âme, but environment is
more to blame than the people itself. We failed you and them, with an absurd urbanism, lousy schools, and underfunded judiciary system.
Need for social acceptance can make you a thug, a crook, as well as a bigot. Do not blame them.
If you were born and raised in la Courneuve, you'd have to work so hard and go through your life being rejected, to get a semi-decent job, being
discriminated almost all the way.
The kids there, how would you make them choose education over their neighborhood?
My brother is preparing a thesis in Sociology, but without our parents, he couldn't have. And for what, he won't get a job. Fundamental Research is
dead in France. What do you want for your kids ? banking degrees ? insurance degrees ?
The jobs are in Paris but you have to pay 50€/m² of rent. So you have no choice but to stay in your concrete jungle. nobody would have given you
the place anyway, your parents can't vouch for you, they're poor too.
I'm french and white, so I'm the most privileged little pri** you know, and still, I can't blame the youth, neither for burnin' nor lootin'
Democracy does not exist, Oligarchy is what it is, and has been for a very long time.
And we, cannon fodderand useless eaters, aren't worth our masters' time and effort.
I truly hope to see global uprising, reuniting Pangea. And I'm counting on ATS.