Posts tagged France

French historian commits suicide at Notre Dame, apparently protesting marriage equality

Whoa. No idea what to make of this. 

I do.

May God show Venner’s soul more Mercy than Venner or his comrades showed Algerian nationalists. Godspeed healing to the parish upon whom he splattered himself.

The Xenophobia in France right now is a perfect example of what happens when politicians not only don’t put the far-right in check but try to accommodate them for political gain.
Mohandas Gandhi

La xénophobie en France en ce moment est un parfait exemple de ce qui se passe quand les politiciens non seulement ne met pas l’extrême-droite en échec, mais essayer de les accueillir pour un gain politique.

That Awkward Moment of cognitive dissonance where you’re campaigning for votes from an increasingly more provincial electorate and you love, love, love Paris and the rest of France.
I understand what Romney is saying: I’ve been to Paris 3 times. My dad had some of the most exciting times of his life there in his 20s when he was in the post WWII occupation Army.  I differ from Romney in that I give no quarter to anyone who writes off France all together because the place is so damn fabulous; Romney on the other hand would deny his love of France if push-came-to-shove.

That Awkward Moment of cognitive dissonance where you’re campaigning for votes from an increasingly more provincial electorate and you love, love, love Paris and the rest of France.

I understand what Romney is saying: I’ve been to Paris 3 times. My dad had some of the most exciting times of his life there in his 20s when he was in the post WWII occupation Army. I differ from Romney in that I give no quarter to anyone who writes off France all together because the place is so damn fabulous; Romney on the other hand would deny his love of France if push-came-to-shove.

A letter dispatched to French police officials late last winter — long before the presidential election but somehow kept secret — revealed that Sarkozy was recruited as an Israeli spy. The French police is currently investigating documents concerning Sarkozy’s alleged espionage activities on behalf of Mossad, which Le Figaro claims dated as far back as 1983. According to the author of the message, in 1978, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin ordered the infiltration of the French ruling Gaullist Party, Union pour un Mouvement Populaire. Originally targeted were Patrick Balkany, Patrick Devedjian and Pierre Lellouche. In 1983, they recruited the “young and promising” Sarkozy, the “fourth man”.

Niqabitches are the only people in France who actually believe that Liberté, égalité, fraternité really means something.

But then, this is the only protest by presumably Gaullic people against the ban of the niqab.