Kathianne: Why do you hate France

Discussion in 'Europe' started by 8236, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. 8236
    Offline

    8236 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    490
    Thanks Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    52.5 N 1.5 W
    Ratings:
    +73
    War on 'terror'?

    Why do you not hate Germany?
     
  2. freeandfun1
    Offline

    freeandfun1 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,201
    Thanks Received:
    295
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +296
    Perhaps because the French have ALWAYS been self-righteous in their views.

    As for the Germans, I myself have always enjoyed the Germans. Many of us vets have at least served SOME time in Germany and I think that, for the most part, most of us agree that during that time we did spend there, the Germans were pretty cool to us. Sure, the "outlook" has changed and they are not as friendly now, but I have no first hand experience of Germans being rude to me because I am American, but I have had experiences with French that have been rude to me for that reason.
     
  3. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    Surely I wonder why do I get asked these kind of questions? Why not SE or MB or DK? Never mind Jimnyc, we all know NOT to ask him this kind of question. Is it something I've done? Dang, for the most part here I am minding my own business, just reading and plugging away at some responses.

    Well Mr/Ms Number, let me say that I don't HATE the French. I just do not believe they are a US ally, indeed, I believe they are at best a nuisance, at worst an enemy.

    Actually, read this: http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10454
    and you'll see that my instincts were correct, the French were addressing this nearly 60 years ago.

    Germany is a different kettle of fish altogether. I'm not so sure the German people care for US all that much, but their leadership does, Schroeder's pandering campaigning aside. See, even us conservatives are nuanced enough to get the difference.
     
  4. MrMarbles
    Offline

    MrMarbles Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Messages:
    469
    Thanks Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Canada baby!
    Ratings:
    +28

    Pot calling kettle black alert!!
     
  5. freeandfun1
    Offline

    freeandfun1 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,201
    Thanks Received:
    295
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +296
    Not at all. We have done MORE for Europe than Europe has EVER done for us. And the French like to think they are so superior. Then why the fuck did we have to come to their rescue in WWII? So YOU ARE WRONG! History is on MY SIDE!
     
  6. MtnBiker
    Offline

    MtnBiker Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2003
    Messages:
    4,327
    Thanks Received:
    230
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Rocky Mountains
    Ratings:
    +230
    Why do you put words into a person's mouth or project unjustified personal feelings one my have. Are you some sort of Miss Cleo type of a misguided clairvoyant?
     
  7. nbdysfu
    Offline

    nbdysfu Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Messages:
    829
    Thanks Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +29
    their first king killed joan of arc. their nobles killed Louis XV. Their Terror became one of the brightest slurs against democracy. They've dumped every one of their twentieth century problems on our shoulders. They're obsessed with forming a 'balance of power' because they must miss the cold war. Osirak, rubber plants, haiti, southern aristocracy, oil for food, algeria, vichy france, maginot [french for 'maginary,] and they're snobs.

    that said, this girl I work with is very diligent and one of the nicest persons you would ever meet.
     
  8. Shazbot
    Offline

    Shazbot Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2004
    Messages:
    175
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Houston
    Ratings:
    +7
    I take it this girl you work with is french? :D

    -Douglas
     
  9. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    Just came across this and think it fits in pretty well with my 'take' on France, and perhaps even Germany.

    http://vodkapundit.com/archives/006469.php

    EXCERPT:
     
  10. MrMarbles
    Offline

    MrMarbles Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Messages:
    469
    Thanks Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Canada baby!
    Ratings:
    +28

    Um, okay, whatever. It took pearl harbour to bring America into the war, and that was in the South Pacific. Hitler in turn declared war on America, this was roughly two years after France was overrun. America, not you, came to France and helped liberate it, yes. But not after a whole lot of sitting on it's hands. And in the end, WWII was the best thing to happen to the US. After that, with everyone else weak, it was able to assum the role as a super power, which in turned allowed it to spread it's views on other peoples.
     

Share This Page