France = Freedom

Discussion in 'Europe' started by scubamike, May 31, 2004.

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    This is something I just thought of.

    With the whole "Freedom fries" carry-on, we have the word "French" replaced with "Freedom".

    Surely this equates France with Freedom?
    Is this surprising considering that France was the first modern Democracy?
     
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    What the heck are you talking about? France was a Monarchy till the French Revolution which happened nearly fifteen years after our revolution. And then after Napolean was was ousted they reinstuted a Constitutional Monarchy. Where they had a republic with a Monarch as the figurehead. Where on earth are you getting the idea that France was the first modern Democracy???
     
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    Before suggesting it is a shining example of freedom, note that even Wikipedia basically admits that the french revolution essentially copied the declaration of the american revolution, but never succcessfully insitutionalized any of it and all fell into one bloody massacre after another. Although they show it has parallels with the Chinese Cultural revolution, which is a plus in some people's books. :D
     
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    Oops, typo. The orginal statement should've included "one of" and a plural.
    My bad.
     
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    uh - ok

    I think all of that thinking has hurt your brain :p:
     
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    Possibly :p

    Today I ran a half-marathon then gave a pint of blood so I'm not all that lucid at the moment. I'll probably have lots of cleaning up of my posts to do tomorrow...
     
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    scubamike, hmmm I guess you would know how to backpedal.
     
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    Geez, there is no winning with some people. You admit an error and get accused of backpeddling. Umm, hang on, isn't Bush doing the same over international involvement in Iraq at the moment?

    I don't peddle anyway, I 'blade. Cyclists don't stand a snowball's chance with the traffic around this city. :p
     
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    This anecdote alone really reveals the depths of your idiocy. Are you stupid or something? Did your friends and family ogle at your overachieving and giving nature, or did they just consider you an idiot too?
     

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