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I am very proud of the French kids actions, too. It shows that they cannot be subjugated into accepting a subaltern role in society. On the contrary: they reject any attempt to create a victims' culture and violently rebuff the idea that they could ever become modern servants and slaves to the high and mighty. The French socialisation actually works to perfection. The kids know from school that revolts have played a vital part in the shaping of France and act accordingly.

I frankly prefer to see French kids torching several  thousand cars in their cities to achieve a more just society for all, than American and British kids being sent torching people in foreign lands for the benefit of a few.

Let's face it: When the US kids will eventually be back from Iraq we'll see them doing much worse things than occasionally blowing up a car or two in their neighborhoods. McVeigh anybody?

The shocking truth is - the American right wing gun nuts and survivalist 2nd amendment crowd envy the cold blooded and daring resolve of the French kids, because they know that they will never have the balls to do the same in the US.

"The USA appears destined by fate to plague America with misery in the name of liberty." Simon Bolivar, Caracas, 1819

by Ritter on Tue Nov 8th, 2005 at 02:35:29 PM EST
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