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Would you be proud too if these French kids were torching your car? The car you were using to drive to your job to earn enough money to feed your family? The car you bought on a loan, maybe? Assuming you´re poor?

Just asking....

I mean, I suppose that at least some of the thousands of cars now torched weren´t in some rich quarter, right? In fact most of the cars torched weren´t parking in some rich quarter anyway?
We might at least assume that some of the torched cars were the only means of transportation for some poor people trying to get to their job?

Look, I´m trying to be polite here.
But just trying to wave aside the loss of property for some - probably not so well of - people here seems kind of callous.

If you want to further the cause of "a more just society" then why don´t you volunteer your car? Or the school of your kids? Or the kindergarten close to you?

Just asking?

I simply can´t understand your "cheering".
For the simple fact that these "kids" are hurting other poor people in their neighbourhood - either by destroying their cars or by destroying the nurseries and schools in their neighbourhoods. The same nurseries and schools trying to educate the immigrant children.

Not to mention the fact that the problems in France are totally unrelated to Iraq. France opposed the Iraq war and still the riots happened so I suggest you forget to try and relate them to Iraq.

We do have a serious problem in Europe.

by Detlef (Detlef1961_at_yahoo_dot_de) on Tue Nov 8th, 2005 at 05:43:39 PM EST
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