Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
looked at v-e-r-y dispassionately, these kids are descendants of sartre's 'nihilisme' unconsciously reflecting their disgust - nausee- for these symbols - cars - of retro thinking and fossil foolishness by torching them.

each one another less to pollute their lungs and brains -for starters - and act as a cry for helpful attention: powering up a comprehensive alt. energy plan, such as the illuminating one diaried on dkos by devilstower.

this issue is like gangrene on the collective human body, and needs URGENT attention. these kids may not know it, but they are another important wake-up call.

riot control is easier when there are id-able leaders; locking down hundreds of acres of suburbs under martial law will cost a fortune, inflame people worse, and be temporary at best.

teaching them to be 'french' (a moving target in a mist, malgre l'academie) is a waste of time. let's teach them to be proud members of a/the human race, by pointing them into productive careers changing the planet for the better!

if illiterate women in india can learn to install solar panels, and all it takes is 5 pigs and a methane digester to supply a family with cooking gas and garden fertiliser, why are we so constipated in europe about this issue?

overeducated wonks not seeing the obvious?

bought-and-sold pols, beholden to the old paradigm, and trusting in an underinformed public not to rock the boat?

enter centre stage: a puzzled, furious greek chorus, carrying molotovs made with the last drops of gaia's javajuice,  present location france... coming soon to a city near you?

let's face it, we're all going to have to live a LOT more like the cubans do if we want to survive the looming global financial/energy meltdown.

 if we wait too long we will be begging for a dictator to organise it for us, with precious social, human and privacy rights flying out the window.

if we take responsibility now, perhaps we could avoid the loss of the privileges our ancestors have hard won since the renaissance.

and i'm not taliking about aztec gold and indian spices...

i mean the ideas of freedom, equality and brotherhood.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 08:10:48 AM EST

"The USA appears destined by fate to plague America with misery in the name of liberty." Simon Bolivar, Caracas, 1819
by Ritter on Mon Nov 7th, 2005 at 09:24:41 AM EST
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