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(Time)   All nations have a way of marking the new year. In France they torch 1,200 cars in one night   (world.time.com) divider line 84
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2013-01-03 11:59:15 PM  
But as the debate raged over whether to publicize the nation's flaming-auto fetish

Not to be confused with a flaming auto-fetish.
 
2013-01-04 12:11:51 AM  
Weird.  I don't remember the Lakers winning another title recently.
 
2013-01-04 12:34:54 AM  
We in the U.S. should try to be more progressive like France. I hear anal sex is all the rage there.
 
2013-01-04 02:27:20 AM  
Old and busted: Vandalism by listless French youth
New scourge: Vandalism by drunken, listless French youth
 
2013-01-04 03:10:59 AM  
Yay socialism.
 
2013-01-04 03:19:57 AM  
So France is like Detroit? I don't want to be like Detroit.
 
2013-01-04 03:21:03 AM  
Well yeah, 1200 people can afford cars. How dare they be wealthy enough to afford a car! 100% taxes for the rich!
 
2013-01-04 03:23:55 AM  

Apos: Old and busted: Vandalism by listless French youth
New scourge: Vandalism by drunken, listless French youth


Looks like the Franco-Arabs have assimilated just fine.

Nothing like rioting to bring a nation together.
 
2013-01-04 03:26:57 AM  
Sounds like a parking lot full of Teslas.

www.iamstaggered.com
 
2013-01-04 03:29:18 AM  
I'm pretty sure the French are more hated than Americans in much of the world.
 
2013-01-04 03:30:44 AM  
These "youth" have French citizenship, but they aren't part of the French nation, as the word "nation" as been historically understood. They're Africans.
 
2013-01-04 03:33:09 AM  

It's Me Bender: These "youth" have French citizenship, but they aren't part of the French nation, as the word "nation" as been historically understood. They're Africans


Or are they young and poor? The article didn't mention much in the way of ethnicity, so I'm not sure how accurate your assumptions are in this case.
 
2013-01-04 03:39:16 AM  

It's Me Bender: These "youth" have French citizenship, but they aren't part of the French nation, as the word "nation" as been historically understood. They're Africans.


They should just accept the fact that they will never be as civil as white, Christian French citizens and be happy with their poverty.
 
2013-01-04 03:40:35 AM  

TheJoe03: Or are they young and poor?


They're young, poor, and African.

The article didn't mention much in the way of ethnicity,

Yeah, funny how sometimes the media decides ethnicity is newsworthy and sometimes it doesn't. If only there was some kind of rule or pattern to their coverage...
 
2013-01-04 03:44:22 AM  
I was going through some old photos on one of my external hard drives two nights ago and found one of those protest photos from ~2006; I think I saved it for potential school projects. I was a little floored to find it and realize that the French seemed to figure out what was going on with the global economy before the rest of us...
 
2013-01-04 03:48:24 AM  
Burning a French car. That is doing the world a favor.
 
2013-01-04 03:52:31 AM  
Note that "French youths" = african and arab muslims.
 
2013-01-04 03:52:45 AM  
And sociologists find another good reason to blather nuanced motivations of disenfranchised youth, loyally parroted by the youth themselves. While in reality, as with the American gun debate, the reasons given are nothing like what really motivates people: burning a car is easy, spectacular, pretty much sanction-less and will drive up your cred with your homies.
 
2013-01-04 04:41:20 AM  

TheJoe03: The article didn't mention much in the way of ethnicity, so I'm not sure how accurate your assumptions are in this case


Of course not, this is Europe. Political correctness must be observed.
And he is 100% correct.
 
2013-01-04 04:54:42 AM  
massive immigration + social welfare state + no assimilation + 20% unemployment = ?
 
2013-01-04 05:25:01 AM  

jtown: Sounds like a parking lot full of Teslas.

[www.iamstaggered.com image 525x394]


You're thinking of fiskers.
 
2013-01-04 05:30:14 AM  
There's only one solution. Deutschland: have at it; go nuts; you know you want it. Don't fark with the Limeys or Jews or Gypsys and we won't interfere.
 
2013-01-04 05:31:10 AM  
France has ethnically/economically cleansed these people from decent areas to concrete shiatholes beyond the ringroad, out of sight, out of mind, gives them shiatty education then routinely discriminates against them in the employment market. Who'd a thought that trouble would ensue?
 
2013-01-04 05:35:04 AM  

TappingTheVein: TheJoe03: The article didn't mention much in the way of ethnicity, so I'm not sure how accurate your assumptions are in this case

Of course not, this is Europe. Political correctness must be observed.
And he is 100% correct.


political correctness is way worse in the US than here in europe. indeed its kind of a newish concept to most of the continent.

"wait, you mean i cant say all turks are hooligans?"
"i'm not allowed to grope the receptionist at the xmas party any more?"
"i cant get drunk on shareholder money at lunch anymore?"

my experience living and working in Germany and Switzerland with colleagues from all over europe, the western EUropeans are way closer to Mad Men era values than the Americans are. so stfu newb.

and, yes, if theyre taking about arson "in the projects at the edge of the cities" these are very heavily populated by Algerians Tunisians Moroccans Senegalese and other people from Frances former (quite extensive) colonial empire who came to france during the post war construction boom as cheap labor / guest workers and have been unemployed since that boom ended in the 70s. Now their kids and their Kids' kids have been (generally speaking of course) living on tax payer subsidy since and have no real chance to break the circle of poverty. Theyre not really French, theyre not really part of the culture their parents or grandparents were born in, theyre sort of in between.

I suppose the american immigrant equivalent would be the mexican communities of E. Los Angeles or something, except those guys at least have a lot more chances to break out since its easier to start small businesses, get vocational degrees or whatever.

in much the way the US can learn a lot from France as far as work life balance and health care, the French can learn a lot from us about immigrant assimilation. Indeed most of europe can.
 
2013-01-04 05:35:09 AM  

Enigmamf: jtown: Sounds like a parking lot full of Teslas.

[www.iamstaggered.com image 525x394]

You're thinking of fiskers.


www.techjournal.org
 
2013-01-04 05:44:58 AM  

It's Me Bender: They're young, poor, and African.


So the young poor white folks are fine though, right? Damn savages!
 
2013-01-04 05:45:23 AM  

fusillade762: But as the debate raged over whether to publicize the nation's flaming-auto fetish

Not to be confused with a flaming auto-fetish.


Auto-erotic-immolation?
 
2013-01-04 05:58:10 AM  
French cars were safe, they said
car fires were a thing of the past, they said
 
2013-01-04 05:58:19 AM  

Father_Jack:
in much the way the US can learn a lot from France as far as work life balance and health care, the French can learn a lot from us about immigrant assimilation. Indeed most of europe can.


Yeah, but Europeans don't want them to assimilate, they want to fark back where they came from (that includes the nth generation), and if not, at least go live in the ghettos so we don't have to look at them.

No, I am not kidding, not in the slightest.
 
2013-01-04 06:02:15 AM  

spawn73: Father_Jack:
in much the way the US can learn a lot from France as far as work life balance and health care, the French can learn a lot from us about immigrant assimilation. Indeed most of europe can.

Yeah, but Europeans don't want them to assimilate, they want to fark back where they came from (that includes the nth generation), and if not, at least go live in the ghettos so we don't have to look at them.

No, I am not kidding, not in the slightest.


Unlike my fair city, Chicago, which is a model of harmoniously desegregated assimilation.
 
2013-01-04 06:03:04 AM  

spawn73: Father_Jack:
in much the way the US can learn a lot from France as far as work life balance and health care, the French can learn a lot from us about immigrant assimilation. Indeed most of europe can.

Yeah, but Europeans don't want them to assimilate, they want to fark back where they came from (that includes the nth generation), and if not, at least go live in the ghettos so we don't have to look at them.

No, I am not kidding, not in the slightest.


Honestly, you can't expect Europe to assimilate any better than the rest of the Old World. Most nations in the Eastern Hemisphere are based on ethnic and/or religious grounds. The Americas, on the other hand, are most made up of immigrants from the Old World. Europeans hate each other, so it's no wonder they happen to be racist towards immigrants and minorities, they have always been.
 
2013-01-04 06:12:49 AM  

Feral_and_Preposterous: There's only one solution. Deutschland: have at it; go nuts; you know you want it. Don't fark with the Limeys or Jews or Gypsys and we won't interfere.


Nein, wir wollen's net haben. (In English: Not really)

We already pay for much of it, won't get suckered into paying for the rest. Let 'em deal with their own colonial spawn.

/We were lucky nobody gave the Kaiser any colonies
//The Brits took whatever we hade after 1918 and now they have to take all the Tanzanians >=)
///Turks are better, they work hard, learn passable German and bring döner
//// Es lebe die schräggestrichene Türkei!
 
2013-01-04 06:15:11 AM  

Father_Jack: in much the way the US can learn a lot from France as far as work life balance and health care, the French can learn a lot from us about immigrant assimilation. Indeed most of europe can.


You mean, Europeans should learn such assimilation techniques as "Go back to Africa", "Irish need not apply", "We don't need no chink-chink Chinamen takin' ar jerbs", "We've got a nice place for your Japanese family to stay while you die for us, Sgt. Yoshi", "Let's build a fence to keep out the Messicans", and the ever-popular "Sand n---- ain't gonna blow me up"?

...I'm pretty sure they've already got that down.
 
2013-01-04 06:22:36 AM  

Father_Jack: my experience living and working in Germany and Switzerland with colleagues from all over europe, the western EUropeans are way closer to Mad Men era values than the Americans are. so stfu newb.


And yet the french refuse to admit that most (if not all) of the "youths" are african/arabs/muslims, at least in news reports and news articles. Same with the riots in Sweden.
I wasn't comparing the US to Europe in that regard, i'm not american, i was stating a fact. Lighten up Francis.
 
2013-01-04 07:14:38 AM  

spawn73: Father_Jack:
in much the way the US can learn a lot from France as far as work life balance and health care, the French can learn a lot from us about immigrant assimilation. Indeed most of europe can.

Yeah, but Europeans don't want them to assimilate, they want to fark back where they came from (that includes the nth generation), and if not, at least go live in the ghettos so we don't have to look at them.

No, I am not kidding, not in the slightest.


well, no. You're not really correct in this.

First of all, you're making the bad assumption of thinking that europe regards the issue of immigrant assimilation in a uniform fashion, that the values of europeans are homogenous, that each country in europe has the same set of issues with immigrants... none of this is true obviously.

Here in switzerland for example, a full 30%-35% of the country are foreign, highest anywhere in europe, and they're doing ok with it. the rural communities and nationalists grumble about it but the rest of us who live in the cities and make the money shrug and carry on... its just fun to make fun of all the yugos and albos here.

The Brits are doing pretty well with their communities of immigrants in London, seem to be less successful with the pakistanis and other asians in economically depressed areas in the north... witness the whole tube bombing thing during the latest gulf war.

Germany does pretty well with its turks, less well with the arabs...
 
2013-01-04 07:17:15 AM  

8tReAsUrEz: Feral_and_Preposterous: There's only one solution. Deutschland: have at it; go nuts; you know you want it. Don't fark with the Limeys or Jews or Gypsys and we won't interfere.

Nein, wir wollen's net haben. (In English: Not really)

We already pay for much of it, won't get suckered into paying for the rest. Let 'em deal with their own colonial spawn.

/We were lucky nobody gave the Kaiser any colonies
//The Brits took whatever we hade after 1918 and now they have to take all the Tanzanians >=)
///Turks are better, they work hard, learn passable German and bring döner
//// Es lebe die schräggestrichene Türkei!


The Turks are also moderately good at killing English and Aussies, which are virtues in my book.
 
2013-01-04 07:22:23 AM  

8tReAsUrEz: Feral_and_Preposterous: There's only one solution. Deutschland: have at it; go nuts; you know you want it. Don't fark with the Limeys or Jews or Gypsys and we won't interfere.

Nein, wir wollen's net haben. (In English: Not really)

We already pay for much of it, won't get suckered into paying for the rest. Let 'em deal with their own colonial spawn.

/We were lucky nobody gave the Kaiser any colonies
//The Brits took whatever we hade after 1918 and now they have to take all the Tanzanians >=)
///Turks are better, they work hard, learn passable German and bring döner
//// Es lebe die schräggestrichene Türkei!


UK pays for Indians Pakistanis Jamaicans Arabs
FR pays for Algerians and Senegalese
NL pays for Indonesians
DE pays for Sachsen und Brandenburger :)
 
2013-01-04 07:32:45 AM  
Wait a second, this isn't /int/.

Father_Jack: DE pays for Sachsen und Brandenburger :)


Oh lawl.
 
2013-01-04 07:44:34 AM  
Meh, Detroit is kinda of impressed
 
2013-01-04 07:48:22 AM  
Why do they keep letting these immigrants in? If they're all as poor and disaffected as everyone says then they have to be huge burdens on the social programs and the state treasury rather than boons to them. It'd probably just be cheaper to hand money to extant French middle-class families to have more kids rather than making up for the lack of them by bringing in immigrants with zero education or skills and cultural values that don't mesh well with the ones in their new homeland.
 
2013-01-04 07:52:13 AM  
I've got the greenlight on this topic for like the past four years (French Youth torching cars), but this year I decided to take a break :)
I'll try again next year when the same exact thing happens.

It's funny how the French just accept this yearly occurrence. Can anyone imagine the utter chaos if this happened in NYC, or Chicago, or L.A. just once, let alone every year?
 
2013-01-04 07:53:33 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-04 07:58:45 AM  

Father_Jack: 8tReAsUrEz: Feral_and_Preposterous: There's only one solution. Deutschland: have at it; go nuts; you know you want it. Don't fark with the Limeys or Jews or Gypsys and we won't interfere.

Nein, wir wollen's net haben. (In English: Not really)

We already pay for much of it, won't get suckered into paying for the rest. Let 'em deal with their own colonial spawn.

/We were lucky nobody gave the Kaiser any colonies
//The Brits took whatever we hade after 1918 and now they have to take all the Tanzanians >=)
///Turks are better, they work hard, learn passable German and bring döner
//// Es lebe die schräggestrichene Türkei!

UK pays for Indians Pakistanis Jamaicans Arabs
FR pays for Algerians and Senegalese
NL pays for Indonesians
DE pays for Sachsen und Brandenburger :)


Und Mecklemmdingsbums (all 3 of 'em) xD
 
2013-01-04 08:01:00 AM  

8tReAsUrEz: Father_Jack: 8tReAsUrEz: Feral_and_Preposterous: There's only one solution. Deutschland: have at it; go nuts; you know you want it. Don't fark with the Limeys or Jews or Gypsys and we won't interfere.

Nein, wir wollen's net haben. (In English: Not really)

We already pay for much of it, won't get suckered into paying for the rest. Let 'em deal with their own colonial spawn.

/We were lucky nobody gave the Kaiser any colonies
//The Brits took whatever we hade after 1918 and now they have to take all the Tanzanians >=)
///Turks are better, they work hard, learn passable German and bring döner
//// Es lebe die schräggestrichene Türkei!

UK pays for Indians Pakistanis Jamaicans Arabs
FR pays for Algerians and Senegalese
NL pays for Indonesians
DE pays for Sachsen und Brandenburger :)

Und Mecklemmdingsbums (all 3 of 'em) xD


i thought all the Meck-vopos were in Hamburg and Bremen.
 
2013-01-04 08:02:23 AM  

Mitch Mitchell: Burning a French car. That is doing the world a favor.


I was going to say - firewood is about all they're good for.
 
2013-01-04 08:14:57 AM  

GF named my left testicle thundercles: massive immigration + social welfare state + no assimilation + 20% unemployment = ?


=1200 cars burned?
 
2013-01-04 08:20:17 AM  
Love it or leave it
 
2013-01-04 08:24:41 AM  
Ah, are the "youths" enraged in France, again?

You know... the "youths?"
 
2013-01-04 08:28:49 AM  

Father_Jack: spawn73: Father_Jack:
in much the way the US can learn a lot from France as far as work life balance and health care, the French can learn a lot from us about immigrant assimilation. Indeed most of europe can.

Yeah, but Europeans don't want them to assimilate, they want to fark back where they came from (that includes the nth generation), and if not, at least go live in the ghettos so we don't have to look at them.

No, I am not kidding, not in the slightest.

well, no. You're not really correct in this.

First of all, you're making the bad assumption of thinking that europe regards the issue of immigrant assimilation in a uniform fashion, that the values of europeans are homogenous, that each country in europe has the same set of issues with immigrants... none of this is true obviously.

Here in switzerland for example, a full 30%-35% of the country are foreign, highest anywhere in europe, and they're doing ok with it. the rural communities and nationalists grumble about it but the rest of us who live in the cities and make the money shrug and carry on... its just fun to make fun of all the yugos and albos here.

The Brits are doing pretty well with their communities of immigrants in London, seem to be less successful with the pakistanis and other asians in economically depressed areas in the north... witness the whole tube bombing thing during the latest gulf war.

Germany does pretty well with its turks, less well with the arabs...


As I understand it though, the Swiss are more thorough in vetting new immigrants than most other countries.
 
2013-01-04 08:34:07 AM  
Obviously the only solution is more non-white immigration. That way they can hit critical mass and force white people to assimilate into their culture.

No white people = no racism = no more problems.

This is the only solution I can see.
 
2013-01-04 08:37:31 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Love it or leave it


Leave for where? The world is out of places to run to:

"Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are."

And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are? I had some place to escape to."

And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth."
 
2013-01-04 08:41:16 AM  

ChuDogg: Obviously the only solution is more non-white immigration. That way they can hit critical mass and force white people to assimilate into their culture.

No white people = no racism = no more problems.

This is the only solution I can see.


Well, we're cool, then. "White People" make up a pretty small minority of humanity - a well-traveld one that is rapidly being bred out of existence. Another ten, twent geberations and there aren't going to BE enough "white people" to constitute any significant population group. And nothing of value will be lost.
 
2013-01-04 08:42:10 AM  
Just like the French to not follow through. How hard is it to torch 2013 cars?
 
2013-01-04 08:43:15 AM  

hasty ambush: Zeb Hesselgresser: Love it or leave it

Leave for where? The world is out of places to run to:

"Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are."

And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are? I had some place to escape to."

And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth."


Well, then, I guess you right wingers are thoroughly f**ked. So long - it wasn't particularly nice knowing you.
 
2013-01-04 08:45:00 AM  

jso2897: ChuDogg: Obviously the only solution is more non-white immigration. That way they can hit critical mass and force white people to assimilate into their culture.

No white people = no racism = no more problems.

This is the only solution I can see.

Well, we're cool, then. "White People" make up a pretty small minority of humanity - a well-traveld one that is rapidly being bred out of existence. Another ten, twent geberations and there aren't going to BE enough "white people" to constitute any significant population group. And nothing of value will be lost.


I agree. Humanity will revert back to a more sustainable relationship with mother nature like we were meant to.
 
2013-01-04 08:45:42 AM  

GORDON: Ah, are the "youths" enraged in France, again?

You know... the "youths?"


api.ning.com
 
2013-01-04 08:49:25 AM  

ChuDogg: jso2897: ChuDogg: Obviously the only solution is more non-white immigration. That way they can hit critical mass and force white people to assimilate into their culture.

No white people = no racism = no more problems.

This is the only solution I can see.

Well, we're cool, then. "White People" make up a pretty small minority of humanity - a well-traveld one that is rapidly being bred out of existence. Another ten, twent geberations and there aren't going to BE enough "white people" to constitute any significant population group. And nothing of value will be lost.

I agree. Humanity will revert back to a more sustainable relationship with mother nature like we were meant to.


What makes you think that?
 
2013-01-04 08:56:45 AM  

jso2897: What makes you think that?


TFA
 
2013-01-04 08:58:34 AM  
Ah, yes, more "youths" burning stuff.
 
2013-01-04 08:59:20 AM  

jso2897:

Well, then, I guess you right wingers are thoroughly f**ked. So long - it wasn't particularly nice knowing you.


It's Friday. Smoke doobie, drink a beer, rub one out, whatever it takes, save all that
hate for Sunday.
 
2013-01-04 09:05:02 AM  

jso2897: ChuDogg: jso2897: ChuDogg: Obviously the only solution is more non-white immigration. That way they can hit critical mass and force white people to assimilate into their culture.

No white people = no racism = no more problems.

This is the only solution I can see.

Well, we're cool, then. "White People" make up a pretty small minority of humanity - a well-traveld one that is rapidly being bred out of existence. Another ten, twent geberations and there aren't going to BE enough "white people" to constitute any significant population group. And nothing of value will be lost.

I agree. Humanity will revert back to a more sustainable relationship with mother nature like we were meant to.

What makes you think that?


Because bark huts and penis-gourds are part of an environmentally-sound sustainable way of life.
 
2013-01-04 09:06:30 AM  
A lot of Americans think the French are simply rude... and while that's true it's more because they are extremely bigoted and nationalistic. They particularly hate middle easterners.

Hell, they even hate the French Canadians who are their direct descendents and the group of people who are the most similar to them in every possible way.

French Canadians are notoriously bigoted too.

France may be pretty but I don't think I'd wanna live there... and I'm a direct descendent of one of their earliest North American settlers.
 
2013-01-04 09:11:10 AM  

here to help: A lot of Americans think the French are simply rude... and while that's true it's more because they are extremely bigoted and nationalistic. They particularly hate middle easterners.

Hell, they even hate the French Canadians who are their direct descendents and the group of people who are the most similar to them in every possible way.

French Canadians are notoriously bigoted too.

France may be pretty but I don't think I'd wanna live there... and I'm a direct descendent of one of their earliest North American settlers.


My experience has been that everybody is bigoted and I do mean everybody. Worse than the French are the Japanese and Koreans
 
2013-01-04 09:11:26 AM  

here to help: A lot of Americans think the French are simply rude... and while that's true it's more because they are extremely bigoted and nationalistic. They particularly hate middle easterners.

Hell, they even hate the French Canadians who are their direct descendents and the group of people who are the most similar to them in every possible way.

French Canadians are notoriously bigoted too.

France may be pretty but I don't think I'd wanna live there... and I'm a direct descendent of one of their earliest North American settlers.


Parisians are rude to everyone, even the rest of France.
 
2013-01-04 09:15:53 AM  

jso2897: ChuDogg: Obviously the only solution is more non-white immigration. That way they can hit critical mass and force white people to assimilate into their culture.

No white people = no racism = no more problems.

This is the only solution I can see.

Well, we're cool, then. "White People" make up a pretty small minority of humanity - a well-traveld one that is rapidly being bred out of existence. Another ten, twent geberations and there aren't going to BE enough "white people" to constitute any significant population group. And nothing of value will be lost.


Says the guy posting on Fark
 
2013-01-04 09:24:57 AM  
This has been happening for many years now, it's not exactly news. That being said, what I have to wonder is why on earth the residents of Paris, who know that about this /very/ predictable activity don't simply - move - their cars the day before? Or you could get really radical and have community night watch patrols. You know those things that other parts of the world do on known trouble times and spots?

Is this a case of France surrenders or sheer stupidity? I just don't get it....
 
2013-01-04 09:29:34 AM  

jso2897: ChuDogg: Obviously the only solution is more non-white immigration. That way they can hit critical mass and force white people to assimilate into their culture.

No white people = no racism = no more problems.

This is the only solution I can see.

Well, we're cool, then. "White People" make up a pretty small minority of humanity - a well-traveld one that is rapidly being bred out of existence. Another ten, twent geberations and there aren't going to BE enough "white people" to constitute any significant population group. And nothing of value will be lost.


>Implying that every major advance in political freedoms, science, and technology in the past 400 years didn't originate in predominately white nations
 
2013-01-04 09:33:00 AM  

here to help: A lot of Americans think the French are simply rude... and while that's true it's more because they are extremely bigoted and nationalistic. They particularly hate middle easterners.

Hell, they even hate the French Canadians who are their direct descendents and the group of people who are the most similar to them in every possible way.

French Canadians are notoriously bigoted too.

France may be pretty but I don't think I'd wanna live there... and I'm a direct descendent of one of their earliest North American settlers.


The problem is Parisians. Where do most tourists go? Paris. The French are, actually, quite decent people. You know how a lot of Americans claim New Yorkers are rude and loud? The French say the same thing about Parisians.

If people spent more time in smaller cities in France they'd see it isn't all like that, and honestly, I've never had a bad experience in Paris, but there's plenty enough evidence to show that some people do. If more foreign tourists would go to Lyon or Strausbourg or even smaller cities they'd see the difference.

Translate away:

http://www.marianne.net/Les-Francais-et-leurs-Parisiens-l-autre-frenc h -paradox_a189571.html

Link
 
2013-01-04 09:51:50 AM  
Saw a brand new Peugeot, not burning, in the parking lot yesterday. It had Mexican plates.
 
2013-01-04 09:58:51 AM  
Based in the idiocy of the imf thread, this is proof liberal policies dont work.
 
2013-01-04 10:28:27 AM  
Subby never heard of Citroenella candles?
 
2013-01-04 10:30:44 AM  

MyRandomName: Based in the idiocy of the imf thread, this is proof liberal policies dont work.


Of course conservative policies are FAR better. I mean if the Neo-Cons were in charge over there all those people would have jobs, crime would be non-existent and everyone would be happy and having fun all the time.
 
2013-01-04 10:39:28 AM  

give me doughnuts: jso2897: ChuDogg: jso2897: ChuDogg: Obviously the only solution is more non-white immigration. That way they can hit critical mass and force white people to assimilate into their culture.

No white people = no racism = no more problems.

This is the only solution I can see.

Well, we're cool, then. "White People" make up a pretty small minority of humanity - a well-traveld one that is rapidly being bred out of existence. Another ten, twent geberations and there aren't going to BE enough "white people" to constitute any significant population group. And nothing of value will be lost.

I agree. Humanity will revert back to a more sustainable relationship with mother nature like we were meant to.

What makes you think that?

Because bark huts and penis-gourds are part of an environmentally-sound sustainable way of life.


You're saying white people are too dumb to build bark huts? As a certified honkey, I resembles that remark.
 
2013-01-04 10:46:17 AM  

jso2897: give me doughnuts: jso2897: ChuDogg: jso2897: ChuDogg: Obviously the only solution is more non-white immigration. That way they can hit critical mass and force white people to assimilate into their culture.

No white people = no racism = no more problems.

This is the only solution I can see.

Well, we're cool, then. "White People" make up a pretty small minority of humanity - a well-traveld one that is rapidly being bred out of existence. Another ten, twent geberations and there aren't going to BE enough "white people" to constitute any significant population group. And nothing of value will be lost.

I agree. Humanity will revert back to a more sustainable relationship with mother nature like we were meant to.

What makes you think that?

Because bark huts and penis-gourds are part of an environmentally-sound sustainable way of life.

You're saying white people are too dumb to build bark huts? As a certified honkey, I resembles that remark.


my 15 year-old asked me what a honkey was the other day, my reply we are, but since when did you start watching the Jeffersons?

/isn't cracker the new term for us whities??
 
2013-01-04 10:52:51 AM  

here to help: A lot of Americans think the French are simply rude... and while that's true it's more because they are extremely bigoted and nationalistic. They particularly hate middle easterners.

Hell, they even hate the French Canadians who are their direct descendents and the group of people who are the most similar to them in every possible way.

French Canadians are notoriously bigoted too.

France may be pretty but I don't think I'd wanna live there... and I'm a direct descendent of one of their earliest North American settlers.


I married a French Canadian and moved north. During the first week of my much appreciated free "francisation" course I had, not one, but two instructors suggest that I keep my marriage "on the down low, so as not to offend the other students. One even suggested that I purposely slur my "il" and "elle" and use "Québécoise" instead of "Québécois" when talking about my "chum",as the gentleman from Togo put it, since those were mistakes common to anglophones.
Along with our basic language lessons, we then began to have discussions about "pur laine", watched videos about integration and diversity and mixed marriages ( a man of color married to a western caucasian woman, without fail) and sang songs in French. We only sang songs penned by immigrants or made popular by immigrant groups, never the songs by Quebec's "poets" that are held in such high esteem. We did, however, sing one of the newer standards, "Dégénération", during the graduation ceremony. The choice of a song lamenting the demise of traditional French Canadian culture was a bit ironic, to say the least.
 
2013-01-04 11:10:15 AM  

wellreadneck: I married a French Canadian and moved north. During the first week of my much appreciated free "francisation" course I had, not one, but two instructors suggest that I keep my marriage "on the down low, so as not to offend the other students. One even suggested that I purposely slur my "il" and "elle" and use "Québécoise" instead of "Québécois" when talking about my "chum",as the gentleman from Togo put it, since those were mistakes common to anglophones.
Along with our basic language lessons, we then began to have discussions about "pur laine", watched videos about integration and diversity and mixed marriages ( a man of color married to a western caucasian woman, without fail) and sang songs in French. We only sang songs penned by immigrants or made popular by immigrant groups, never the songs by Quebec's "poets" that are held in such high esteem. We did, however, sing one of the newer standards, "Dégénération", during the graduation ceremony. The choice of a song lamenting the demise of traditional French Canadian culture was a bit ironic, to say the least.


Ever been to St. Jean Baptiste day in Quebec City? It was absolutely wild. There were however a few tense moments when I thought I was about to get my head kicked in for being "Anglo". I'm mostly french but I don't speak it very well... and somehow they just KNOW from looking at you. You don't even have to open your mouth. Montreal is obviously a lot more chilled about stuff like that though.
 
2013-01-04 11:18:32 AM  

here to help: wellreadneck: I married a French Canadian and moved north. During the first week of my much appreciated free "francisation" course I had, not one, but two instructors suggest that I keep my marriage "on the down low, so as not to offend the other students. One even suggested that I purposely slur my "il" and "elle" and use "Québécoise" instead of "Québécois" when talking about my "chum",as the gentleman from Togo put it, since those were mistakes common to anglophones.
Along with our basic language lessons, we then began to have discussions about "pur laine", watched videos about integration and diversity and mixed marriages ( a man of color married to a western caucasian woman, without fail) and sang songs in French. We only sang songs penned by immigrants or made popular by immigrant groups, never the songs by Quebec's "poets" that are held in such high esteem. We did, however, sing one of the newer standards, "Dégénération", during the graduation ceremony. The choice of a song lamenting the demise of traditional French Canadian culture was a bit ironic, to say the least.

Ever been to St. Jean Baptiste day in Quebec City? It was absolutely wild. There were however a few tense moments when I thought I was about to get my head kicked in for being "Anglo". I'm mostly french but I don't speak it very well... and somehow they just KNOW from looking at you. You don't even have to open your mouth. Montreal is obviously a lot more chilled about stuff like that though.


The first thing I learned to say in French was "This accent is from Appalachia, not Ontario".
 
2013-01-04 11:47:00 AM  
OMG the CFCs have been released. Stinky Frenchies !
 
2013-01-04 12:13:56 PM  
wookiemonster: "Can anyone imagine the utter chaos if this happened in NYC, or Chicago, or L.A. just once, let alone every year?"

Devil's Night?

/ sure, sure "But that's Detroit"
// But that shiat went on for 20 years, starting well before the place was completely looted and left for dead
/// Fire it up!
 
2013-01-04 12:53:25 PM  

Elegy: >Implying that every major advance in political freedoms, science, and technology in the past 400 years didn't originate in predominately white nations


4chon.net/new
 
2013-01-04 12:55:46 PM  

topcon: Ah, yes, more "youths" burning stuff.


Youts burning Utes?
 
2013-01-04 01:17:16 PM  
praag.org

Socialism! Fark Yea!
 
2013-01-04 04:59:59 PM  

sedric: my 15 year-old asked me what a honkey was the other day, my reply we are, but since when did you start watching the Jeffersons?/isn't cracker the new term for us whities??


I'm partial to "peckerwood." You don't hear that one nearly often enough.
 
2013-01-04 06:22:01 PM  

Gordon Bennett: sedric: my 15 year-old asked me what a honkey was the other day, my reply we are, but since when did you start watching the Jeffersons?/isn't cracker the new term for us whities??

I'm partial to "peckerwood." You don't hear that one nearly often enough.


Cracker and honkey are gender-neutral, so they've got wider application.
 
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