Behind the Façades in France: What expats and the mainstream media (French and American alike) fail to notice (or fail to tell you) about French attitudes, principles, values, and official positions…
Sunday, June 06, 2004
Behind Enemy Lines
No Pasarán's Erik and Medienkritik's Ray (who flew from Nuremberg to join his brother-in-arms) attended the June 5 anti-American demonstration in Paris along with three French comrades (Aléric, Fredéric, and David) to learn more about the generosity, the tolerance, and the Solomonic wisdom of Europe's brotherly pacifists. (Lire la version française.)
You're not in Kansas anymore!
The so-called French-American Culture Club (headed by an American woman who has lived in Paris for 28 years) displays its sagacious view of history
A French pacifist displays his generosity, his humanitarianism, his love of peace, and his hatred of bombings and other violent acts. (After spewing diatribes against Bush, Blair, and Sharon, followed rhythmically by the protestors chanting the word "Resistance!", the "DJ" spat out "We got Aznar! You're next!")
"Pull out the occupation troops! Solidarity with the Iraqi resistance!" Thank God that the citizens of Iraq have people here in Europe, who (contrary to the Americans) truly love them and want to help them. It's gratifying to see that these Europeans have the Iraqis' best interests at heart.